South Country Fair memories return to Lethbridge this week

Posted on : Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Several  highlights of this year’s South Country Fair return to Lethbridge to play their own gigs this week.

The Slice, as usual, has some excellent shows planned, most of them familiar faces from the South Country Fair.

 Blackberry Wood, who were a highlight on the east stage on Saturday afternoon of the 2014 South Country Fair, return to the Slice, Nov, 14 to play their own unique take on circus influenced jazz and folk. There is a $10 cover for the show.

If you love blues and folk music, Winnipeg based folk/roots/ blues trio the Crooked Brothers also return to Lethbridge to play the Slice, Nov. 15. They were also a highlight of this year's Fair. There is a $10 cover for that show as well.

 And, last, but not least, also out of Winnipeg, Little Miss Higgins and the Winnipeg Five, who basically stole the show on the South Country Fair south stage on Friday night,  return to Lethbridge to play the Slice on Tuesday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
 The Owl Acoustic Lounge has a lot of variety this week ranging from folk to reggae music.

Folk duo Pete Watson and Joel Bryant return to the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Nov. 14 and Sherwood Park based alternative rock band Nature Of play the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Nov. 15.
 The Owl Acoustic Lounge will be sharing peace and love with Grande Prairie reggae band Tasman Jude on Nov. 12.
For something a little more mainstream, Duelling Pianos with Cal Toth returns to Average Joes on Nov. 14.

 And the Lethbridge Folk Club has their second show of their season with Calgary blues/ folk musician Erin Ross and her trio performing at the Cave at Lethbridge College, Nov. 15 at 8 p.m..

 There are some excellent early week shows as well, particularly the return of Vancouver punks the Rebel Spell who come back to the Moose Hall with the Motherfuckers and local punks the Scallywags. Doors open at 8 p.m. There is a $10 cover for the show.

 For the complete opposite to that show, the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra presents their second show of the season as they celebrate  music of the silver screen. It is also at 8 p.m. on Nov. 17 and begins at 8 p.m.

There is also a big metal show at the Moose Hall, Nov. 13 featuring Westfield , MA metal band Within the Ruins and Lancaster, PA metalcore band Texas in July plus Our Last Crusade and Lethbridge metalcore band Letters to the Ocean and Lethbridge punk band the Youngbloods.

Tickets cost $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The all ages gig begins at 6:30 p.m.

 There are a couple of excellent plays this week as well. Lethbridge Musical Theatre's production of Guys and Dolls continues this week and the University of Lethbridge is getting ready for Sauce for the Goose.  And of course the Nutcracker runs at the Enmax Centre on  Nov.  13.

—by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor