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Once again, this week is an embarrassment of riches for live music lovers.

Elliott Thomas, Kimberley MacGregor, Ryan Phillips and Burning bridge are at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Wednesday. Photo by Richard Amery

Elliott Thomas, Kimberley MacGregor, Ryan Phillips and Burning bridge are at the Owl Acoustic Lounge on Wednesday. Photo by Richard Amery

 The fun begins on Wednesday with this month’s edition of the Windy City Opry at the Slice, May 10. Twilight Hotel founder Dave Quanbury from Winnipeg is on the bill with John Guliak and Prairie Founder. The show begins at 8 There is a $10 cover.

 It’s a tough choice on Wednesday as Edmonton musician Kimberley MacGregor is back in town with fellow Edmontonion Elliott Thomas and local musicians Burning bridge and the Silkstones’ Ryan Phillips, who all play the Owl Acoustic Lounge. Admission is by donation.

 And punk shows are starting up again for the summer at the moose Hall. Lethbridge gets a special treat, May 11 at the Moose Hall as New Jersey born street punk band Hudson Falcons stop by with Calgary’s Streetlight Saints and Galacticas. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance From Blueprint.

 There is an excellent opportunity to  learn about the music business at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, May 11 as well where Jesse Northey returns to Lethbridge to talk about the organization Alberta Music, touching on benefits, grants, CD release strategies and PR and radio. CKXU station manager Aaron Trozzo will also be making a presentation on community, growth and making videos and music.

 It will be another hot weekend of blues music. Edmonton blues/funk band the Boogie Patrol return to the Slice, May 12 in support of their new CD “Man on Fire.” There is a $10 cover.
Casino Lethbridge features Jenn and Paul Kype playing the blues and folk for your listening pleasure.

Saturday will be fun. If you like classical music, Tenore return to the Southminster United Church, May 13 at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $25 at the door, $20 in advance.
Things get loud at both the Owl and the slice on May 13.

 Over at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, Edmonton born, Toronto based folk punk musician Eamon McGrath brings his band in support of his new book  “Berlin-Warsawzan Express.”

And even louder, local metal band Tyrants  of Chaos return to the Slice with Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s Despite the Reverence. the show begins at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

 Things chill out a little it on Sunday, May 14 with the monthly ukulele jam at  Casa at 2 p.m.
 In the evening, country star George Canyon returns to Average Joes with local musician Mark Maxwell.
 Canyon is sure to play his many hits like  “ Seven Spanish Angels,“I Got This,“ Better Be Home Soon,” “Drinkin’ Thinkin’,“Saddle Up” “I’ll Never Do better than You and “Daughters of the Sun,” and his most recent “I Got This.”
Tickets are $35 in advance. The show begins at 8 p.m.

 Check out L.a. Beat for interviews with Hudson Falcons, the Boogie Patrol’s Dan Shinnan, Eamon McGrath and George Canyon as well as a piece on the Windy Castle Medieval Faire Kickstarter campaign plus listings up to the end of May.

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