Blues and comedy this week

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This is a great week for rock and roll music and punk.

 Winnipeg blues rock trio the Perpetrators return to the Slice on Aug. 2 where they are sure to tear things up with gritty, Hound Dog Taylor style blues music. The show begins at 9 p.m. There is a $10 cover.

Also in the blues milieu, Kampukasing, Ontario based bluesman Al Lukas returns to the Owl Acoustic Lounge Aug. 2. He blends elements of the blues, bluegrass, rock, pop, swing and soul music into his music.There is no cover for that show

Punks won’t want to miss the big punk show at the Moose Hall, Aug. 2 where Calgary's Streetlight Saints plus Red Deer's Red City Drunk Punks and local punk stalwarts the Scallywags plus acoustic punk from Bob Scallywag and Taber's the Mangy Mutts. There is a $10 cover for the show, which begins at 9 p.m.

 If you want to hear some garage rock with a lot of pop added to it, don’t miss Vancouver's JPNSGIRLS who play the Slice, July 30.

 There is a rap and hip hop show at the Slice as well with Tru Apostle, Sam Mackey, The Grey Area and Chadley all performing, Aug. 1. There is a $10 cover for that show as well.

Dale Ketcheson plays something completely different from all of the above, Aug. 1 and Aug 2— classical and jazz music— when he returns to the Mocha Cabana.

 And for a little bit of country, look no further than Casino Lethbridge where Tom and Curt are playing Friday and Saturday.

Shakeseare In The park has a buysy week with three performances of A Twelfth Night.

 They are at Galt Gardens at 7 p.m, July 31, Aug. 1 and have a matinee at 2 p.m. at CASA on Aug. 2. There is no charge to attend, though a silver collection is taken at the end of each performance.

 If you want to laugh, Yuk Yuks Comedy returns to Average Joes with headliner Kevin McGrath plus Andrew Albert and Randy Webb opening the show. It befgins at 9 p.m., There is a $10 cover.

 And, because it is the last Wednesday of the month, The Owl Acoustic Lounge presents their monthly comedy open mic on Wednesday, July 30. There is no cover for the show.

—By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014