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Holiday cheer fills local music venues this week

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 17:56

Once you have had your fill of eggnog, topped off your tummy with turkey, stuffed yourself with stuffing and may even been a little fed up with family over Christmas, you are probably going to be ready to rock to some live music. Because even musicians come home for the holidays. They all come back eventually, no matter where they go.
There are a couple of great events this week.
Tod Robinson and the Gleu will be playing their typical high-energy set of piano and guitar-based pop rock at the Slice for Boxing Day. Phillip Saucer is the special guest. There is a $10 cover.

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Mormon Girls and Black Mastiff hit local stages this week

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Thursday, 19 December 2013 15:06

It is another excellent week for local shows leading into Christmas. Toques and Beards are back to play a show with the Juxtaposers (Taylor Ackerman, Tyler Bird and Don Cassels) at the Slice on Dec. 19. That is competing with B.C. rock band Willhorse, who return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge Dec. 19 with Vancouver Island-based songwriter Rolla Olak.
Also in the rock-and-roll vein, local band the Mormon Girls officially release their debut cassette — yes, you read that right, cassette tape — with betterhalf at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Dec. 20.

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Tenore bringing the Christmas spirit to Lethbridge

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 11 December 2013 17:51

Things are starting to slow down again in Lethbridge again, but there are several local shows worth checking out, most of them early next week.
But this week, The Highway 3 Roots Revue Tour featuring the music of southern Albertan musicians Dave McCann, John Wort Hannam and Leeroy Stagger begin their annual winter tour of Alberta with stops in Lethbridge, Coleman, Calgary and Edmonton. The tour begins at the Slice, Dec. 12.
They will be playing their own songs and playing on each other’s songs. Tickets are $20. The show will begin at 8 p.m.

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FUBAR's Deaner ready to rock Lethbridge

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 16:13

It’s starting to feel like Christmas with snow on the ground and Christmas music in the air.
It is also the season for Christmas concerts for good causes.
The big one is Dec. 6 when the Huron Carole comes to Southminster United Church to raise money for Lethbridge’s food banks.
It features stories, songs and “tomfoolery” with Tom Jackson, George Canyon, Beverly Mahood, One More Girl and Shannon Gaye to raise money for Lethbridge food banks including the Interfaith Food Bank, Lethbridge Food Bank and the Kainai Food Bank in Standoff. The Huron Carole begins at the Southminster United Church at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6. Tickets are available through the Ticket Centre for $45 or $95 for the VIP package.

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Peak Performance winner Rykka to pay first visit

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Written by Richard Amery for the Sun Times   
Wednesday, 27 November 2013 15:55

This week slows right down for touring musicians; luckily there is plenty of local talent ready to rock in December this week.
Just announced, Swiss-Canadian Vancouver-based electro-pop/rock singer Rykka and her band will be playing Average Joe’s, Nov. 30. She just won the 2013 Peak Performance Project contest and took home the $102,700 grand prize to help her further her career.
The Peak Performance Project is a program sponsored by Vancouver radio station 102.3 The Peak to support up-and-coming B.C. musicians.

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