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Blueprint Records says good bye with local music

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 Lethbridge bid farewell to Blueprint Records, who passed the torch  on to Street Legal Records after 12  dedicated years of supporting Lethbridge’s music scene not to mentions supplying plenty of vinyl gems to everyone.

Open Channels’ Tony Zucco. Photo by Richard AmeryI bought some of my favourite punk and blues records at Blueprint and got him to order in some of my other favourites I couldn’t find anywhere else, so it is sad to see owner Mike Molloy move on. But the scene sent him off in style with lots of live music at  the event, aptly called So Long and Thanks For all The Wax.

Lots of folks will miss him and they showed up in force for their farewell show. I saw faces I haven’t seen in years.

 While I missed  an opening set by local rock band Biloxi Parish, I was in time for an incendiary set  by alternative rock duo Sparkle Blood who played a hot set of catchy White Stripes tinged punk.

 Sparkle Blood playing So Long and Thanks for all the Wax at the Slice. Photo by Richard AmeryA live show from open Channels is far and few between, so any time I get to see them, it is a treat. As usual they embraced their inner ’80s child, playing a solid set of very much ’80s influenced keyboard based pop and new wave music thanks to Jane Edmundson’s keyboards. They will also be opening for B.A. Johnston at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Tuesday, June 19.

Their bassist Tony Zucco sang most of the lead vocals this time, with the guitarist Jeff King singing less than usual.
 Local alternative rock trio Mombod finished off the night with their usual set of ’90s Riot Grrrl and grunge influenced music.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:56 )  
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