Posts Tagged ‘music’

Hippodrome

Monday, July 6th, 2009

I spent one of my few wedding-free Saturdays at the Dragon Boat festival at Henderson Lake, and was so impressed with the entertainment all day! I’m embarrassed to say this was only my first time seeing Hippodrome… they are fantastic!

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The Brains & Friends

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

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Okay, this will be the last old one for a while! Last month the Brains came back to Lethbridge all the way from Montreal and played a gorgeous night at Henotic. The restaurant opened up the large doors, letting the outside atmosphere in… and provided a wonderful cloudy background for the band.
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Cicala

Friday, June 26th, 2009

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Well, this makes it obvious I am a little behind on personal work… these photos are from February! Cicala played at the GCBC Lounge at Henotic to an unfortunately small crowd, but the intimacy there meant I could sprawl out on one of the couches, which was pretty fantastic as I remember being exhausted that night :)

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Wide Mouth Mason

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

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Earlier this month Wide Mouth Mason finally came back to Lethbridge. You may have forgotten about them, since they haven’t put out any new albums in a while… but they are still around, and working on a new one! I always love seeing this band live; all three members put so much soul into the music they make. Front man Shaun Verreault is both one of my favorite Canadian guitarists and overall favorite singers.

My group of friends and I thought we’d miss this show since it was billed as a “private show,” but luckily we found out it was open, and free. Sadly, there was hardly anyone there as a result, but we had a good time ;)

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Twilight Hotel

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Last night Lethbridge was graced by one of my favorite bands, Twilight Hotel who hail from Winnipeg. They put on a stunning show at Slice Bar and Grill, and as usual I was completely captivated by them through the entire performance. If you haven’t already heard this Juno nominated band, please check them out; you won’t be disappointed!

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Mother Mother and Said the Whale

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

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Earlier this year when I swung by Henotic to shoot the photos for their website, I brought along a CD I was particularly fond of at the time, O My Heart by Mother Mother. Though these guys have been making huge waves, they’re not a “top 40″ band and I thought owners Jason and Adam would dig the music (which they did). Imagine my delight when a couple months later, they book Mother Mother to play at Henotic! (The moral of this story is that if you find good music, don’t keep it to yourself!)

Lethbridge does not get enough big “small” shows, so this was a fantastic experience – and it proved we can fill a venue when exceptional indie bands come though. The guys at Henotic really rose to the occasion and the show ran flawlessly; the restaurant proved to be the perfect venue.

I feel so lucky to have seen Mother Mother live as they are keeping a pretty strong hold on being one of my favorite bands, and they put on the best show I’ve seen this year. So impressive! Check them out on MySpace

They also made a great choice in having Said the Whale open up for them. I’ve seen these guys more times than I can count because they love us in Lethbridge, and it’s been wonderful to see how they are growing as a band (and I was even really impressed with them the first time I saw them!) :)

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