The first week of December is a rare slow week for live music, but it is still marked by a couple of early week highlights. Kingston born, Montreal based Celtic punks the Mahones make a long awaited return to the Slice on Wednesday, Dec. 2 in support of their new CDs “ the Hunger and the Fight Parts One and Two.
They are sure to play plenty of other favourites drawn for their 25 year career like “Drunken Lazy Bastard,” “the Queen and Tequila” “A Great Night on the Lash,” “Paint the Town Red” and much more. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
The same night, New Zealand born, Golden based singer songwriter Benjamin Caldwell returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge.
Even the weekend is fairly low key, but there are some excellent Saturday night shows.
Local progressive metal band Accalia have a CD release party, Dec. 5 at Inferno with Quick Draw and Caste of Shadows. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. with the music beginning at 8:30 p.m. There is a five dollar cover.
Also in the heavier, faster vein, there will be a big fundraiser for Streets Alive, Dec 5 at the Eagles Hall with a bevy of local metal and hard rock bands performing beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Performers at the “Holiday Mash-Up” include Lethbridge pop punk/ hardcore band the Youngbloods, Calgary pop punk/ rock band White Chocolate Thunder, Lethbridge singer Stephanie Savage, Friends Over Fame, pop punk band Open 24-7, Kris Goodfellow, Eli Whit and banjo picking former member of the Sophmore Jakes’ Ryland Moranz. Tickets are $10 in advance from any of the band members or $15 at the door.