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Farewell show for Makiisma among this week’s highlights

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Whoop Up Days is coming, which means lots of music in Exhibition Park will be happening, but there is a lot happening before that.A farewell show for Megan Brown is at the Slice, Aug. 17. Photo by Richard Amery
On Thursday, Aug. 16, Terrific Kids Arts Collective present Winnipeg noise rock/post punk band  Pleasure Dens, who will be performing with  Chief Mountain and Cope at the old Firehall at 9 p.m. Admission is $10.

On the weekend there are plenty of shows. Say goodbye to local musician Megan Brown, who is on the road again. Her band Makiisma and Tyson Borsboom play the Slice Aug. 17. Ghost Woman, Birch Barks and Brenna Lowrie provide indie rock at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Aug. 17 as well.

Over at the Casino, the Mark Hall Band will be playing country music.
 There will be more country music at the Slice, Aug 18 with George Arsene and Corduroy Brown.

The Owl Acoustic Lounge has a busy day as Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp host a family jam in the afternoon from 1-6 p.m. After that turn things up as local alternative rock trio Mombod release their new CD  at 6:30 p.m. with special guests local duo Marigold and Hardwired, a Metallica cover band. The Owl Has a busy night on Aug. 18 because they also  feature Montreal songwriter Thalia Couture and  Vancouver musician Joshua Wood from B.C. indie band Devil in the Wood Shack

 Galt  Gardens will be hipping and hopping on Saturday with the sixth annual LEMF (Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival) happening all day long from 11 am. to 11 p.m. with 30 electronic acts from all over the world  performing on three stages. Some of the headliners include Chesire and Sammy Senior from New Zealand , Slynk from Australia, Joe Nice from the U.S. and Wood N Soo from Canada. 

There is also an after party at Club Lime with 8 Bit Ninja, Digaboo and Alan Flava.

Things get exciting early in the week as Joey Landreth and the Sheepdogs play the first night of Whoop Up Days on Tuesday. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and the midway opens early at noon right after the parade, otherwise it opens at 1 p.m.

Bring your sense of humour because the Owl Acoustic Lounge has a fun show planned for a Tuesday night, Aug. 21 with Carolyn Mark, Kris Demeanor, Shirley Gnome and Old Seed. Admission is by donation.
The Slice has a variety show on Tuesday hosted by Gabriel Thaine.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 14 August 2018 10:09 )  
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