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Plethora of plays, comedy and food bank fundraisers this week

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 There is pop, fundraisers and plenty of plays happening this week.

Things start off slow as usual with an open mic at the Owl Acoustic lounge tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 7.

  The Owl Acoustic Lounge has an eclectic week.

The Owl Acoustic lounge features a jazz jam with Ryan Hesltine on Thursday, Feb. 8.


Paul Kype and Texas Flood play Casino Lethbridge this weekend. Photo by Richard Amery

 They host an I Heart Valentines Market  at 6 p.m. on Thursday followed by Soulful Vibes Afrobeat with Omo Oba.


 The Owl Acoustic Lounge goes country with Willy Big Bull band and Desert Orchid on Friday, Feb. 10. 


 Unfortunately Bands as bands Punk Adjacent edition has been cancelled for Saturday. But there is still plenty of punk on the bill as they host an  AES (U of L Audio Engineering Society) fundraiser featuring Open Channels, Lady Grime and Stirling. Admission is $15.


Around the corner, Pro-Amateur night returns to Good Times on Thursday, so get some early weekend laughs as seasoned performers and newcomers take the stage with their best jokes beginning at 7 p.m.. Admission is five dollars. Lebanese comedian Malik Elassal performs at Good Times, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $14.95

 Two plays open this week. Playgoers of Lethbridge continue their 100th anniversary celebration with the Play that Goes Wrong, opening tonight, Feb. 7 and running until Saturday, Feb. 11.

 The U of L brings popular children’s story “ The Little Prince” to life at University Theatre with an eclectic, multi-disciplinary  staging of the story.

 It runs Feb. 10-18.


 Hatrix Theatre is bringing back Larry Shue’s comedy “ the Foreigner” in May, but auditions are today, Feb. 7 from 6-9 p.m. at Casa.

 And, just announced, Impromptu hosts a drop- in  improv session at Didi’s Playhaus, Thursday, Feb. 9. So come on in and join the fun. It won’t cost you none. The laughs begin at 7 p.m.

Honkers Pub welcomes new host  Kyle Bische for their open mic on Friday Night and host Cal Toth and Anna McBryan’s Duelling Pianos back to the stage on Saturday , Feb. 11. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.


If you missed Paul Kype and Steve Keenan at Honkers Pub  on Friday, they are at Casino Lethbridge on Friday and Saturday, celebrating Greg Gomola’s  50th birthday. Paul Kype and Texas Flood play another show on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 February 2023 15:22 ) Read more...

Lots of laughter and loud music launches busy February

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The first week of February features a whole lot of laughter.


 The chuckles begin on Thursday with the return of Ladies Night.

The Chevelles play the Place on Friday. Photo by RichardAmery


 Amber  Harper -Young begins a three night stand at Good Times  by hosting Ladies Night, Thursday, Feb. 2. She was a finalist in B.C’s Funniest female competition in 2014. The Comics Lounge-Melbourne Australia, The Del Close Marathon NYC (Improv), Yuk Yuk’s comedy clubs - Toronto/Ottawa/Vancouver and various other comedy clubs and touring shows across Canada. Tickets for ladies Night are $14. 95. The show begins at 7 p.m. Tickets a to here  Friday and Saturday shows are also  $14.95.


The Snowed In Comedy Tour returns to the Yates Theatre, Friday, Feb. 3 with Erica Sigurdson,  Pete  Zedlacher, Dan Quinn and Paul Myrehaug. Tickets are $33.25 to $55.


 And Impromptu’s Drunk Improv returns to Didi’s Playhaus on Saturday at 7 p.m.. The Late Night Loving’ Edition begins at 9 p.m. Admission is pay what you can.


 The rest of the week just rocks beginning with Chinook High School Rocks at  the Owl Acoustic Lounge at 5 p.m. and the Owl’s weekly open mic beginning around 9 p.m.

 Celtic Routes bring a kitchen party to Theoretically Brewing, as they host the Celtic Jam, Thursday, Feb. 2.


Things get loud at the Owl Acoustic lounge on Friday, Feb. 3 as progressive rock/ emo band Alec Arms hit the stage with Rainbow patrol. Admission is by donation.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 February 2023 09:18 ) Read more...

Dead Army blow lights and eardrums with original modern alternative rock

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Local alternative rock duo Dead Army blew out a few ear drums and breakers with a hoot, loud, detuned set of original ’90s inspired hard rock and alternative rock.


Dead Army returned to the Slice, Saturday, jan. 21.Photo by Richard Amery

 Frontman/ guitarist Rob Morrison and drummer Beau Sommerfeldt were lost in a haze of smoke and flashing lights. But they drew  heavily from the well of  the ’90s and 200s alternative rock, reflecting a touch of Tool and a lot of Alice In Chains.


 Most of their music  was original. On highlight was a song that sounded like the theme from the old Space Invaders video game. 


 All the lights  and sound blew on stage out as they turned things up a notch for a more metal flavoured number, so they were forced to take a break while that got sorted out.


They returned to finish their metal song and added a couple covers of  Nirvana and the Beatles’  “Come Together,” with Morrison adding an octaver harmonizer to flesh out the sound.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 January 2023 00:54 )

L’omelette add Caribbean music into the recipe

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Calgary jazz/ rock band l’omelette anded some new flavours into their eclectic, electric, horn powered musical recipe, when they returned to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Saturday, Jan. 21.

L’omelette returned to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Jan 21. Photo by Richard Amery


As usual the band, powered by the powerful lungs and saxophone of Peter and the Wolves’ Meg Thompson,  transcended multiple genres but mostly focused on a groove laden ’70s R and b sound.


 They had a good sized crowd cheering and dancing to an eclectic set of mostly original sax powered music in a fun, quirky , groovy upbeat set that sounded like a more jazzy B- 52s  mixed with No Doubt and a strong strain of ’70s soul and R and B.


 Cormier laid down the beat on drums while Meg Thompson switched between belting out lyrics, belting out sax solos and even playing guitar on a song or two.


 In addition to a few covers by the likes of No Doubt, they also  played a few brand new songs, which had more Caribbean feel, which made me want to salsa.


They also dipped their toes into psychedelic rock for a few songs for a little more variety.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 January 2023 08:52 )

Horizon play the hits of many genres at Honkers Pub

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The audience has pretty much all gone home by the time I arrived at local country/ rock band Horizon’s show at Honker’s Pub, Saturday, Jan. 21.


Horizon playing Honkers Pub, Saturday, Jan. 21. photo by Richard Amery

Dory Rossiter sat comfortably on a stool in the middle of the stage  leading the band through a set of popular hits anyway featuring classic rock like mid 70s  Fleetwood mac, some country with Little Big Town, Blue Rodeo’s “Bad Timing” and more.


 They dug deep for  Dustbowl Revival’s “CalL my Name,” and  turned up the rock with Joan Jett’s “ I Love Rock and Roll.”


 They played a solid version of Warren Zevon’s “ Poor , Poor Pitiful Me,” which was more on the Teri Clark side.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 January 2023 00:42 )
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