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Word on the Street and lots of punk rock this week

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 A punk heavy  month continues on Monday, Sept. 18 with the return of Toronto  punk band Brutal Youth at the Owl Acoustic lounge.  The last time I saw Brutal Youth was Oct. 27, 2016 opening for the Creepshow. They will be joined by local bands the Hockey Moms and Mombod.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

  After that, get a little mellow as The LoveCats aka guitarist/vocalist Sheena Lawson, percussionist Neil Sheets  and double bassist/ guitarist Randy Paskuski return to the Watertower Lounge to play some jazz music from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 20.


Starpainter and Bailey Kate are among the performers at Word on the Street on Saturday,Sept. 23. Photo by Richard Amery

 The cornerstone of the week is the thirteenth Word on the Street at the Lethbridge  Public Library from 11 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 23.


Word On the Street Sept. 23 features plenty of authors including Ali  Bryan, Hali Heavy Shield,  Sid Marty and many more.


 There is also a full slate of live music beginning at noon with Bailey Kate, the Band formerly Known as Karen, Lewis and Pam, Starpainter, DanAlie, Bryan Bradfield, The Band Formerly Known as Karen,  Lewis and Pam and The Cody Hall Band winding down the music stage at 4 p.m.


Before that there are plenty of open mics.

 Peaches and Cream host the Owl Acoustic Lounge  open mic on Tuesday, Sept. 19.


 The Slice has an open mic on Wednesday , Sept. 19 with the host to be announced. Garrett Jackson hosts Honkers Pub’s open mic on Friday at 8 p.m. Kyle Bischke returns to host Honkers Pub”s afternoon open mic on Saturday.


 The Slice has an eclectic weekend planned. They are closed on Friday, Sept. 22 for a private ticketed event with YQLaborate

 The Slice brings back Calgary Cabaret burlesque show plus live music from Fawns and Alec Arms, Sept. 23.


There are lots of tribute acts this week.

Tickets are going fast for the ABBA Revisited tribute, Thursday Sept. 21 at the Yates Theatre. Tickets are $63. Only single tickets remain.


The David James and Big River tribute to Johnny Cash returns to  HB's Lounge, Friday. Sept. 22. Tickets range From $39 to $45. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Bang your head like you did or wanted to back in the ’80s as Live Wire Motley Crüe tribute and local Def Leppard Tribute Stage Fright return to the Place, Friday, Sept. 22. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. The rock begins at 9 p.m.


There is more punk at the Slice in Thursday, Sept. 21 with Edmonton’s Half Dead Saskatoon  punk/ post hardcore band Man Meat plus psychedelic speed punk from Ymir based Rad Dog. There is a $10 cover for the show which begins at  9 p.m.


For something a little mellower, The Owl Acoustic lounge has a blues show on Friday, Sept. 22 with Vancouver blues/soul/ jazz musician Ivan Hartle and Aaron Phelan. Admission is by donation.

But the Owl Acoustic lounge gets a little loud again with a local punk show on Saturday, Sept. 23 with local bands Face Cut and A Trozzo  Electric plus Calgary punk rock and alternative rock supergroup Self Cut Bangs, which includes members of  Napalmpom, Dark Time, Hot Little Rocket, Night Committee , Astral Swans and Reuben and the Dark. Admission is by donation.


Get a little country as Driven returns to  Casino Lethbridge on the weekend.


For comedy, Theatre Outré returns to the Owl Acoustic lounge on  Wednesday, Sept. 20.  Les Fox hosts Pro amateur night at Good Times, Wednesday, Sept. 20.

 Calgary comedian Adam Ruby returns to Good Times,  Friday and Saturday, Tickets are $14.95.'

 Things begin early for the next week as Luke James Bruce returns to Mojos to host an open mic on Monday,  Sept. 25. Gabe Thaine hosts a blues jam at the Slice, on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

 — by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 September 2023 09:37 )  
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