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Anne Dubord to premiere new works at la Cité des Prairies

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Montreal born, Lethbridge based artist Anne Dubord opens a one day exhibition of her works, April 29 at La Cité Des Prairies (2104 6 Avenue S).Anne Dubord opens a new exhibition of art, April 29. Photo by Richard Amery
Dubord has been creating art for the past 15 years and  works as a graphic designer by day.

“ I work in acrylic paint. I feature a lot of faces. Mostly women with big hair and big breasts,” Dubord said.
“ I like working with bright colours,” she continued, adding her work has improved over the years.

 Her exhibition features 15 new works mostly completed over the past year and a couple older works.


A whole lot of rockabilly and fundraisers going on this week

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If you didn’t get enough toe tapping, hip swinging twanging rockabilly with Cousin Harley and MonkeyJunk’s two shows at the Mocha Cabana and the Geomatic Attic, or if they left you wanting more, then this is your lucky week with a pair of talented rockabilly acts standing out with Lethbridge shows.

 Young, up and coming Calgary rocGuy Davis returns to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Richard Amerykabilly quartet Peter and the Wolves rock and roll at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 24. As well, Hamilton’s Ginger St. James promises to be a foot stomping good time at the Slice, April 23.
 There is a $10 cover for St. James, who draws from the spirits of Wanda Jackson, June Carter and Patsy Cline, with  the modern day outlaw sass of Elizabeth Cook. She was curator and front woman of burlesque group the Steeltown Sirens and View magazine named her  best female artist  five years in a row.

 That is competing with a great blues show at the Cave courtesy of the Lethbridge Folk Club , who bring in New York bluesman and actor Guy Davis. He has starred on Broadway in Finian’s Rainbow, has played major music festivals and has been on the Conan O’Brien  show. He tells stories and plays heartfelt Delta blues. His most recent, sixth album is “Legacy.”
 Ticket sales have been very slow for this show. He’s one of these cats who deserve a lot more love than he gets in Lethbridge. Tickets cost $40 for non-member guests (which also includes the annual membership) or $35 for members and students. It takes place at 8 p.m, April 23.

 It is a good week for Delta blues and folk music.
Whitehorse, Yukon musician Gordie Tentrees comes to The Slice, April 24 in support of his brand new album “Less Is More. As a special treat he will be bringing  multi-instrumentalist Jaxon Haldane, who used to play in Winnipeg punk bluegrass band The D-Rangers.
The show begins at 9 p.m.

 The Owl Acoustic Lounge has Calgary songwriter Mariel Buckley, April 25.
If you want to bang your head to the sound of Southern Alberta metal, be at Inferno, April 25 with classic metal act Obsidian Soul who take the stage with Killage and progressive metal band Accalia at 8:30 p.m. sharp. There is a five dollar cover for the show.

 For more mainstream metal, ’80s metal band Def Leppard play the Enmax Centre with special guests One Bad Son, April 25. If you aren’t going to that and want to rock Australian style. The Lazys, who just finished a tour with Danko Jones, will stop by the Slice, April 25.


The Lazys rock Canada Australian style

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The Lazys are anything but, so they are looking at their most recent Canadian tour as a learning experience.The Lazys are ready to rock Lethbridge, April 25. Photo Submitted
 The Australian rockers have toured Canada four times in the past year, released their self titled album last year and wrote a couple of the tracks with Canadian luminaries Billy Talent and The Trews.
 They stop by The Slice, April 25, hot off a tour with Danko Jones.

“ It’s going really well. We’re four shows in with Danko Jones. It’s been a lot of fun. We’re learning a lot from them,” said Lazys’ guitarist Matt Morris.

“We’ve been playing to great crowds,” he continued adding it isn’t the first time  the band has toured  Canada, though it will be the first time they have visited Lethbridge.
“On our last tour we played with One Bad Son, so now we’re great friends with them,” he said.

 He noted touring Canada again with band mates, vocalist Leon Harrison, bassist Glenn Williams, guitarist Liam Shearer and drummer Jay Breslin, has been refreshing.
“ We’re getting to see new cities and meet some new people,” he said noting some of the new people have included the John-Angus and Colin MacDonald of theTrews, with whom they wrote  the song “ Hard Luck,” which is on their self titled album  along with “Shake It Like You Mean It” which they wrote with Billy Talent’s Ian D’Sa.

“ That was a really good experience. We learned a lot from working with them,” he said.
They are pleased with the new CD.
“We released it late last year. It’s all original songs. We have some songs we wrote a while ago and the new ones. It’s loud and fun. We‘re pretty proud of it,” he said.
 He noted the CD barely touches the band’s live experience.


Peter and the Wolves bringing back the spirit of rockabilly

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Rockabilly is back in Calgary. So grease back your hair, put on the battered old leather jacket and get ready to swing.

 Hungry young Calgary rockabilly quartet Peter and the Wolves’ bassist Theo Waite can’t wait to bring band mates, guitarist/ vocalist Peter Cormier, drummer Ms. ChePeter and the Wolves come to Lethbridge this week. Photo by Clayton Hansenrry Kisses and keyboardist Paul Rodermond to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, April 24  for the first time and show off their brand spanking new album “ Here Comes Peter and the Wolves” to Lethbridge.

“ We have even newer stuff we’re excited to play,” Waite said adding the CD  was just released on  April 9.
“The album has eight brand new tracks. Peter has a very classic feel. There’s lots of swing” he said adding they recorded the CD last October and November.

They were immediately drawn to rockabilly after discovering the Stray Cats.
“We were impressed with how accessible rockabilly is. It’s really easy for people to dance to. It’s exciting and it’s really fun. It really gets you going,” he enthused.

He noted the band was influenced a lot by other Calgary acts getting into rockabilly music like Eve Hell of Eve Hell and the Razors.


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