You are here: Home
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

L.A. Beat


The L.A. Beat

Kacy and Clayton making long awaited return to Lethbridge

E-mail Print

Southern Saskatchewan duo Kacy And Clayton are “Carrying on” with their fifth CD, the ensuing tour carries on to the Geomatic Attic, Dec. 11.Kacy and Clayton play the Geomatic Attic, Dec. 11. Photo submitted

 “It reflects a lot of our influences we’ve been listening to lately,” said Clayton Linthicum taking a breather in between tours from his home in Glentworth, Saskatchewan.

“ We listen to a lot of country music from the late ’60s like  Gene Clark and Lee Hazelwood and a lot of  psychedelic music mixed with country music,” he said.
 He and compatriot Kacy Anderson will be joined  by their rhythm section of drummer Mike Silverman and bassist Andy Basil for this tour.

“ We’ve been playing a lot as a duo, so it is really exciting to  play with the band,” said Linthicum, who also plays with Deep Dark Woods when scheduling permits.
 “Kacy and Clayton are so busy. Most of our time is spent touring. But we still play with them. We’re on their latest album,” he continued.

“ The songs are shorter in Kacy and Clayton and there are fewer members than the Deep Dark Woods. We have similar influences,” he noted.


Plenty of Christmas concerts plus blues and jazz happening this week

E-mail Print

Welcome to a chilly December. As expected, there are a plethora of Christmas concerts happening this week.

Bandemonium return to Casino Lethbridge this weekend.  Photo by Richard Amery
 But first, One Bad Son has postponed their  Dec. 5 show at Average Joes to a family emergency according to their publicist. The Show has been postponed to Jan. 30  pre-sale tickets and early bird tickets are sold out and  honoured at the door. General admission tickets are on sale for $25.
 The event was supposed to be one of their staff members who was injured in an accident, so, in it’s place, Average Joes has partnered with Good Times to  present a night of comedy. The line up is to be announced. Tickets for the show are $20 with five dollars of it going to  the fundraiser. Daylan Delaney will be opening the show.

The Sing a Song That’s Yours concert  that was to be Dec. 4 at Cité des Prairies has been postponed to Dec. 11, due to scheduling conflicts.
The Owl Acoustic Lounge goes rap and pop with Calgary  based one man boy band Mark Mills and Killah Khills. Mark Mills , who has played Sled Island music festival, brings his style of pop and sex pop jams to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 6.

It is a good week for the blues with Keith Woodrow’s High Level Blues band to the Slice, Dec. 6. Woodrow also hosts his monthly Slice of blues  jam on Dec. 10.
 James Oldenburg and Bandemonium return to the Casino this weekend as well. The Metrik Jazztet play a matinee show at the at Owl Acoustic Lounge from 3-5 p.m.. Admission is by donation.
 Oldenburg has a busy week as he will also be hosting the jazz jam at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Wednesday, Dec. 4 with HBO3 beginning at 9 p.m.


Old Man Luedecke tries to earn “Easy Money” on the road with with full band

E-mail Print

Halifax-area based folk musician Chris “Old Man” Luedecke returns to Lethbridge to play the Lethbridge College Cave for the Lethbridge Folk Club, Saturday, Nov. 23 with a full band in support of his new album “ Easy Money.”
“I  usually travel as a solo artist. But it‘s been really fun to  have a bigger sound. And most of the band are also on the album,” Luedecke said, en route to Sherwood Park.Old Man Luedecke returns to Lethbridge, Nov. 23. Photo by Richard Amery

Lead guitarist Michael O’ Brien, drummer Jamie Thompson, and bassist Charlotte Cornfield, who will also be opening the show, will be backing  Luedecke as he plays guitar and banjo.
 He had to cancel a few shows early in the tour, but is fighting fit now.

“I have a recurring shoulder injury that flared up, but I took a couple of weeks off and it’s better now,” he said, adding he has been enjoying the eastern leg of the tour which has taken him from Winnipeg to Saskatoon and then Sherwood Park and down to Medicine Hat before playing the Folk Club.

“ It‘s been a lot of fun so far. Morale is really high. For the past 15 years, whenever I wake up, I see myself as a solo act, but it’s always fun to try something different,” said the Juno Award winning musician, who just got nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards for best traditional album of the year and best traditional singer.

The show is has always all been about storytelling. And it is still a lot of that but  there is also a band with me,” Luedecke, said, noting they are playing most of the new album.

“It’s only  35 minutes long, so we‘re playing most of it and my older songs,” he said.



Hawksley Workman reflects on growing up in the ’80s and theatre

E-mail Print

After 20 some years in the business, two Juno awards, a couple theatre soundtracks and 17 albums including his latest –“Median Age Wasteland” and another on the way, you’d think  Hawksley Workman might have come down with a case of writers block somewhere  along the way.Hawksley Workman plays Lethbridge , Nov. 23. Photo by Dustin Rabin
 It s not the case, now that  he has resigned himself to never becoming rich and famous.

“Bob Dylan has a quote like being rich is having the freedom to do whatever you want. And I’ve been lucky enough to carve out a living doing just that, which is difficult in Canada. And Im really grateful for that,” said Workman, looking a at a grey, dreary London day, looking forward to a sold out show  in London Ontario, one of several shows which are already sold out on this tour.
 He brings his long time band the Wolves including keyboardist Todd Lumley aka Mr. Lonely, bassist Derrick Brady and  drummer Brad Kilpatrick, to the University Theatre to play  a special show for  the Geomatic Attic, Nov. 23.

“There was a time, when I was in Sweden, spending time in studios where the sound of American radio was born, when I still thought I could get rich. I thought I could write hits for other people, but that’s not how I work. My creativity dried up because I wasn’t giving it the respect it deserved,” he said.

“I was never meant for mass consumption I guess, I was meant for a small, select group of people. I think I’m playing stuff people like,” he observed.
 he has had a “banger of a Year” full of touring, recording his own music, recording music with folks like Sarah Slean, and theatre.
He composed a soundtrack for a musical version of ’80s movie “Never-Ending Story.”

“I spent three and a half months working on the soundtrack. It was an important part of my youth. it was the only VHS tape my small rural school had, so I must have seen it hundreds of times.. One time in the early ’80s, there was a solar eclipse, so they put as all in the gym and  showed us that movie,” he recalled.
 “For the soundtrack, we didn’t have access to original elements of the movie, so I went for a nostalgic feel to celebrate the movie,” he said, adding he enjoyed working with a director.


L.A. Radio

CKXU University of Lethbridge RadioUniversity of Lethbridge campus radio. Click here for heaps of great programing appealing to all demographics and musical tastes, spoken word and news.

Also the home of  the Hotrock Blues Beat Saturday nights @ 8-10 p.m. and Disco Sucks: Punkin’ old school Wednesdays @ 8 p.m.-10 p.m.  with L.A. Beat editor Richard Amery.

 Check out CKXU’s facebook page 

Check out CKXU on Twitter

Latest News


About L.A. Beat

L.A. Beat is Lethbridge, Alberta's only online arts and entertainment magazine.

It is designed to support music, art, drama and other cultural endeavours in and around the city.

It will start out as an online presence and then evolve into a print edition which will be distributed at numerous locations in the city.

If you have an event you want L.A. Beat to promote, contact us by

For updates about what’s new on L.A. Beat check out:

L.A.Beat Facebook group.

L.A. Beat Facebook page:

L.A.Beat Twitter:  @LABeatartsmag

L.A. Beat Youtube Channel: LABeatartsmag 


L.A. Beat is also on Myspace at 

Contact Editor/Publisher Richard Amery:

To Advertise:

Myspace page:


Logo by Linton Valdock

 The Beat Goes On! MySpace, Twitter, Flickr, Facebook

Who's Online

We have 300 guests online

The ONLY Gig Guide that matters


Music Beat

Lights. Camera. Action.
Inside L.A. Inside

CD Reviews


Music Beat News

Art Beat News

Drama Beat News

Museum Beat News