Halloween fun and much more this week


With all of the live music happening this week, you’d think some special event was happening. Oh right— Halloween.

 But first, tonight, Oct. 27 Michael Bernard Fitzgerald brings his  “Way Too Big, Way Too Loud” tour to  the Slice.  There is a $10 cover for the show, which begins at 9 p.m.
Pretty much everybody has live music before, during  and after Halloween night.
 A great pre-Halloween Witchfest party happens at the Slice, Oct. 30 featuring Calgary female powered punk band Hag Face plus Fist City,  local punk trio Advertisement, garage rockers the Yeah Dads and  the Postnamers. Tickets are eight dollars in advance and $10 at the door.

 All hell breaks loose for All Hallows Eve, which happens on a Friday this year so there is literally something for everyone.
Canadian punk legends D.O.A play Halloween at Scores with Calgary punk band Jenny and Lethbridge's own the Scallywags. Tickets for D.O .A., Jenny and the Scallywags cost $15 in advance. They play Scores, Oct. 31 at 9 p.m.

 If you want to bang your head, Metallica tribute Damage Inc. tears it up with Bottoms Up at Bo Diddly’s, Oct. 31. Or else you can bang your head at Inferno with a lot of metal bands at Inferno including SS Doom, Hallow, Fox Eyes, Flannel Pajamas, Perception of Pain, Marked in Stone and DJ Bassman.

If you just want to rock, local funk rock trio Cosmic Charley performs at the Owl Acoustic Lounge with Pat Moloney and the Carisa Jayne Burlesque. Over at the Front Row Pub, Unzipped will rock Halloween. The Chevelles return to Average Joes for Halloween and Soup of Flies rock Casino Lethbridge this weekend as well.
However if you are feeling a little country, The Old Man River Band play the Onion.  Rancho Deluxe and Steve Foord play the Owl Acoustic Lounge for Halloween as well. Your other country option is at the Smokehouse, where the Mark Hall band will be holding court.

 For a more mellow Halloween, the Herb Hicks Jazz Quartet with Sheena Lawson play the Mocha Cabana this weekend as well. But to start the week off mellow, don’t miss the Ellen Doty Quartet, who were a highlight of the Lethbridge Jazz Festival this year. They return to the Sterndale Bennett  theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 29. at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20.
 There are also several excellent shows early in the week.
 The Geomatic Attic continues to be very busy.

Port Credit, Ontario based jazz/ soul/ pop/ country  singer Jill Barber kicks off her  tour in support of  her brand new CD “Fool’s Gold,”  Nov. 3 at the Southminster United Church with David Myles. Tickets are $37.50 for the Geomatic Attic show.

The next day the Geomatic Attic features up and coming roots/ pop act the Strumbellas. The Victoria based collective are touring in support of  their award winning sophomore CD “ We Move on Dance Floors.”  Tickets cost $27.50 for the show which begins at 8 p.m.
 November in general is going to be a lot of fun.

 If you are still in the mood for some Halloween spirit, check out the day long Zombiefest at the Moose Hall, Nov. 1 where a variety of metal bands will be performing  beginning at 3 p.m;. including Kataplexis, Xul, Kyoktys, Barrows, Vile Insignia, Psychotik Tantrum, State of Demur, Morbidly Depraved and Ares Infernus. Admission is $25.

 Canadian country legend Gordon Lightfoot plays the Enmax Centre on Nov. 1. Paul Kype and Texas Flood make things a little bluesy at the Slice on Nov. 1, while hip hop and R and B fans won’t want to miss Karl Wolf at Inferno Nov. 1.
 The Owl Acoustic Lounge brings in Calgary indie rock/ folk/ rock band  The Well Mannered Thieves who are supporting their brand new self titled EP. The Ruby Plumes are also on the bill.

  Jimmy’s  celebrated  Halloween a day late on Nov. 1 with a show from Lethbridge metal/ punk band the Space Wolves as well as  Caste of Shadows. There is no cover for the show, which begins at 9 p.m. For something completely different, adult film actor Ron Jeremy visits Lethbridge to sign autographs and tell stories at the Sandman Inn, Nov. 1.

 Things just don’t slow down in the new week.
Motel Raphael come to the Slice on Monday, Nov. 3 while genre bending roots and country oddballs Petunia and the Vipers return to the Slice, Monday, Nov. 4.
 Tuesday night is also country night at Average Joes as they bring in Juno award nominated duo Autumn Hill and up and coming country/ pop singer Kira Isabella, who has just released her new CD “Caffeine and Big Dreams.”
The show begins at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 in advance $20 at the door.

 For more information on these and many other events please go to www.labeat.ca

—by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014