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Current Swell and Rogerthat
Mon, Jun 8 - Tue, Jun 9
The Slice - Lethbridge


Current Swell are a sick Vancouver Island acoustic mutant blues/ reggae act who have performed outstanding shows here over the past couple years. Current Swell is 4 guys on a mission. Scott Stanton, Davers Lang, Louis Sadava, and Chris Petersen have a unique style of music that is deeply rooted in folk and blues, reggae inspired, and rock driven. The musical recipe is equal parts praire and coastal, blending a couple of acoustic guitars, a lap slide, harmonica, drums, bass, and 3 vocal mics.

This formula amounts to a tightly polished act and is pushing the boundary of what people know as "new" music. 

Rogerthat are an Australian kind of psychedelic pop/blues band  touring across Canada. 

 They are the sound of spiralling petrol prices, political scandal, a ready supply of the drug of your choice, roaming bikie gangs, botched invasion attempts, one raised finger to the man, a surfboard hitting that wave and flying that freak flag up on high and into the sky. Swaying like the breeze, mind whistling like leaves, it's all in the way Bailey on vocals (with his Amish beard and anti-establishment grooves) make THIS band the very Zeitgeist of it all! 

If ever there was anything lacking from our apocalypse as envisioned in childhood, it's in the sights they bring to our feverish minds – it’s in the second coming of the mad 70's blunt groove, Rogerthat style. Bikini girls on Harley's, swallowing swords and spitting out fire. 
The breath of fresh air we needed, smoking out the room to an intangible haze. Walking the water and swimming the land. 
If ever there was a diagonal slide into sweet oblivion that needed magnifying with guitar, bass, drum and electrified amp, Rogerthat are the one to deliver it.

They're a spaghetti western act of desperado with both guns blazing moments before the saloon goes down in flames. 
Since their return from Europe in June 08 Rogerthat have spent the best part of the year buried away in their shipping container cum studio working maniacally on their debut album like the hairy, multi headed mad professor that they are, their brains spinning every which way. 08 turned to 09 and the band were still working and stirred only briefly, emerging to tour, charging up and down the east coast and then blessing the Festival of the Sun, the Espy and Pyramid with their presence.

The first born from these sessions was the pre-pro EP featuring the track Tangerine Bird, late in 08. Maybe you’ve heard it? It’s been played on Triple J and, of course, on your friendly local community station. 
The first single from the bands debut album sessions is a re-worked version of the band’s garage pop diamond, Green Room, out early 09.


The SliceMap
The Slice   -   Website
314 - 8th Street South
T1J 2J6
Country: ca



Not only do we have the best pizza in town, we are also the center of Lethbridge's NightLife.

We are the only bar in town featuring live music every day of the week. Canadian touring artists, local legends and new emerging artists, everyone stops here.

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