#YOLO

Has anyone spotted this car? I found this pic randomly on the net (some would call it The Facebook)…wonder if it's from around here.

YOLO

Scenic Route to Alaska to play The Slice this Saturday

https://scenicroutetoalaskadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/srta-logo1.jpg?w=140&h=140

Scenic Route to Alaska is an indy-folk rock band from Edmonton, and they're set to play at The Slice tomorrow evening.

Sarah writes:

Hello lovers! I'm writing to you today on behalf of Scenic Route to Alaska, Edmonton favourites! They will be touring through Lethbridge on Saturday, April 6th playing one of their last shows on the road. I am hoping to spread the word as they are playing The Slice with Calgary's Bleachers.

You can listen to their music on Bandcamp, while The Bleachers' EP is available for "free" there as well.

“Embarrassing dad” rivals Daft Punk in talent*

Dr. Len Ferguson – optometrist by day, electronica musician by night. You might remember him as the "embarrassing dad" at the Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival (LEMF) in August 2012. But for those who don't, here's something to jog your memory:

Since the video went viral, Len has been featured on sites like Huffintgton Post, Gawker and Reddit. Many of us in Lethbridge know him either as our optometrist or through church, where he plays guitar for the congregation. But despite Dr. Ferguson's cool dance moves, he hides an even greater talent – his mad keyboard skills (except us patients who've seen him type) and a love for electronic music!

He even shared a few tracks with Lethbian Love:

Len told me that he's arranging a 70 (yes, SEVENTY) track composition. Unbelievable guy, great music. Someone sign him to a label.

Dr. Len on Soundcloud

*might be slightly exaggerated

Getting to know Lethbridge, just a bit more

I've met quite a few people whose first impressions of Lethbridge were from Lethbian Love. Some even because good friends. If you're moving to Lethbridge, a student coming to college or university, or just a tourist passing through, chances are you want to soak up as much information about the city and surrounding areas as possible. That's kind of what my blog is here for, so you don't have to watch decrepit tourist videos (however informative).

Here's a short video about our city that shows off the landscape and activities around here. I even caught a glimpse of Shaela Miller, one of our city's musicians, playing at The Word on the Street festival from 2011. Must have been hard to find more recent footage. But I kid, I kid.

It's a short watch:

Peter Katz and Emma-Lee to play The Slice

Southern Souls

Occasionally, I get emails from band publicists to help promote Canadian artists on tour. I'd always pleased to see folks from around our country taking interest in our city and spending the time to reach out to me.

Tara writes:

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more talented pair than Toronto’s Peter Katz and Emma-Lee. Both are singer/songwriters with many credits to their names- be it JUNO or Canadian Folk Music Awards nominations, multiple film and television placements or sold-out shows, between the two of them, they’ve got it all covered.

Recently, Peter and Emma-Lee got together at the Toronto Zoo to film and record their inspired banjo and guitar cover of Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It”. The video is a glimpse into what audiences on Peter Katz and Emma-Lee’s upcoming tour of western Canada and Ontario can expect to see and hear from the pair. Each artist will perform their own material, sometimes accompanied by the other, as well as some unexpected covers and new originals, which they will perform together.

Peter Katz and Emma-Lee will be playing at The Slice on May 6.