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Entertainment highlights include Couleefest, punk and Lethbridge Folk Club shows

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Things don’t stop in Lethbridge.

 As always there is a lot of entertainment happening in town with Couleefest at Lethbridge College capping off an incredible week of entertainment , Sept. 16.

 But first start off the week on a blues note as Keith Woodrow returns to the Slice stage to host a blues jam beginning at 8 p.m.


 If you are in the mood for something heavier and louder, Edmonton based psychobilly band the Devil’s Sons join Calgary skate punk rock stalwarts Belvedere and local surf rock band the Atomicos at the Owl Acoustic lounge, Tuesday,  Sept. 12 at 9 p.m. The Devil’s Sons are supporting last year‘s album  “ Broken Bones, Bottles and Hearts.”

 Tickets are $20.

Eric Braun is one of several local musicians playing coulee fest at Lethbridge college, Saturday, Sept. 16. Photo by Richard Amery

 It is another big week for punk rock and metal as the Place welcomes back  Calgary’s the Galacticas and  Blink 182 tribute the Rock Show to the stage, Friday, Sept. 15 at 9 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 at the door.


 Edmonton metal band Hooker Spit plus Medicine Hat deathcore band Raising the Ruins and Medicine Hat thrash band Crimson Calibre tear the roof off the Owl Acoustic Lounge, on Saturday, Sept. 16. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Punk continues at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Monday, Sept. 18 with Brutal Youth, the Hockey Moms and Mombod all performing beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.


Before that, The Owl Acoustic lounge welcomes Windsor rock and roll band Huttch to the stage on Wednesday, Sept,. 13. Admission is by donation.


 If you want tog et your boogie on, Adequate bring the funk to Blowers and Grafton, Friday, Sept.15.  there is no cover for the show. 

 The Slice has a big Hip Hop show on Friday with Blaze ON 3, Two Young and Arrow C. Tickets are $15 in advance for the show which  begins at 8 p.m. Special guest Ario, plus O.Z Shot Caller, Idigidrip, Windy City TRX , Atomic Lane and Stratum 403 are also on the bill. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. The Slice has an eclectic weekend  with  Rebel Angels hosting a ’50s sock hop at the Slice on Saturday, Sept. 16. Admission is $10 

 There is a lot of hip hop this week. Soulful Vibes Afrobeat returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Thursday.


 The Geomatic Attic hosts a First Nations local artist showcase on Saturday, Sept. 16 with a variety of performers including T Duggie with Bunz, Rambunctious Monk, YXVNGB8tive, Sydra Joy, Lil Murph and  Desert Orckid. Plus Ollie X and Nki Louise. There will also be  concept artists Ryen Bennett, RaeAnneMcPhillips and Strudelbrand. Tickets are $16.50.

 Lethbridge College will be a busy place on Saturday, Sept. 16.


CouleeFest has a variety of live music happening between 1-7 p.m. beginning at 1 p.m. with The band Formerly Known as Karen, Lewis and Pam followed by Alli Price, blues and country musician Eric Braun, local alternative rock band the Waterfront, Peach Panic at 5 p.m. and  up and coming local country star Brayden King  closing the show at 6 p.m. Admission is free.


 If you’re still on campus, don’t miss the Lethbridge Folk Club’s presentation of singer/ songwriter/ soldier Tim Isberg, who will be telling stories, singing a variety of original music and relating some of Southern Alberta’s interesting history in the Lethbridge College Cave. Henk Van Gineken opens the show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 for non members, $20 members and $10 for students.

If you missed Duelling Pianos at Honkers Pub on the weekend, Cal Toth and Anna McBryan bring their show to KCS Pub in Coaldale on , Friday, Sept. 15.

Undefined play a full show at Honkers Pub on Saturday.


 Bruce Peterson and Ranahan return to rock Casino Lethbridge’s stage on Friday and Saturday.


For open mics, check out the Slice on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and John and Scott host Honker‘s Pub on Friday, Sept.16. And Gabe Thaine hosts an early open mic at Theoretically Brewing on Thursday, Sept.14. beginning at 6 p.m.


If you think you’re funny, Randy Webb hosts pro-Amateur night at Good Times on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Jeff Leeson provides the laughs at Good Times Friday and Saturday.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. beat editor

Last Updated ( Monday, 11 September 2023 07:33 )  
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