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Block party and whole lot of punk rock happening this week

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It’s starting to feel like summer, which means there plenty of live music and mini festivals happening.

 First off, Keith, Catfish Woodrow returns to the Slice tonight, Tuesday, June 11, to host the blues jam beginning at 8 p.m.

 The Owl Acoustic Lounge’s weekly open mic is also on Tuesday.


The Slice is ready to rock with a whole passel of punk and rock related shows happening throughout the week.

 The rock begins on Wednesday, June  12 with Salmo based noise punk band Rad Dog. Mr (Roy Robins) Awesome, andLethbridge metal band Trismegistus and local punk / alternative rock Trio MomBod plus Edmonton band Krash.  The show begins at 8 p.m. There is a $15 cover.


Midnight Channel have two shows this week including the block Party on Saturday. Photo by Richard Amery

 It is all about more metal on Thursday at the Slice with Victoria based metal-core band , Lethbridge  metal/ punk band Built To Decay, Lethbridge hardcore band Black Solstice and Lethbridge core band Chernoff.

 The show begins at 9 p.m.

 There is a $15 cover for that as well.


 Friday June  14 will be a special day as local musicians gather to remember Will Singer IV,  frontman of puopular local punk trio Chief Mountain, who passed away way too young.

 MoonDawgs, Singer’s bandmates in Chief Mountain will be playing some of Singers favourite original songs and covers. Berserker and Space Wolves members will be playing Green Day covers as F.O.D. Black Arrow will also be playing. Admission is by donation.


 The Slice  features Columbian ska legends Skampida on Saturday with  the Dick Clark 5 and the Hockey Moms / Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

 The Slice winds up a heavy week on Sunday with a matinee show featuring East Vancouver based skate punks MediaSlaves, with Lethbridge goth metal band Void of Mood, local hardcore band Black Solstice and northern Flicker.

 Doors open at 2 p.m. with the music beginning at 3 p.m. There is a $15 cover.


 The Owl Acoustic Lounge gets into the punk spirit with Edmonton punk rock/ rockabilly/psychobilly  band the Devil’s Sons on Friday. They will be joined by Sick Ritual and local alt punk band New Autumn plus  grunge punk band Blind Eyed Saints. There is a $15 cover for that show, which begins at 8 p.m.

 The Brody Jerome band performs at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on June 15. 

Undefined return to Honker’s’ Pub on Friday and Cameron Clark hosts Honkers Pub’s open mic on Saturday.

For something a little mellower, It is jazz night at The Watertower Grill from 6-8 p.m. The LoveCats will be playing jazz music at the Kingman ale House, Saturday, June 15 from 7-9 p.m.


 Theoretically Brewing has their weekly Jam for hunger on Thursday.

 Theoretically Brewing has a rap and experimental jazz show on Friday with rapper TDuggie and Midnight Channel.

There is also live music outside Telegraph Taphouse every Thursday from 6-8 p.m.

The other big event this week is the 6th Annual Block party, Saturday, June 15, happening in Festival Square all day long on Saturday outside Telegraph Taphouse. Charlie Navarti opens the stage at noon  followed by an author Q and A with Analog Books with authors  Genevieve Graham and Dale Leckie. Wacky Trent the magician performs at  2:30 p.m. There will be more music at 3:15 followed by HeyJack, Max Hopkins, Midnight Channel, Tyson Ray Borsboom at 8 p.m. and Cody Hall closing off the party at 9:15 p.m.


 If you like country music, Hurtin’ returns to Casino Lethbridge Friday and Saturday.

 The Tom Price Band celebrates Pop’s Pub Mainstay Ruth’s retirement at Pop’s Pub North. There is no cover for that show , which begins at 7 p.m.


Though the Lethbridge Folk Club has wound up their season this year, they are looking ahead to the next. So  the Folk Club will be  having a “Hot Summer Night” at McKillop United Church on Friday, June 14 . Enjoy some pie and ice cream and music from Reid and Writes, Wander West and Garma and Guitlah. Tickets are $10.

 If you want to laugh, Myles Morrison  provides the laughs at Good Times, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $19.95. Audrina and Les host pro-Amateur night at Good Times on Wednesday, June 12.

Pro Amateur Night is on Wednesday if you want to bring the funny to Good Times. 

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 June 2024 14:23 )  
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