Tune in to the live broadcast for exclusive interviews with artists and an inside look at the Love & Records production. Love & Records radio will be live from 11am until 11pm MST terrestrially in Lethbridge at 88.3FM and via online stream at www.CKXU.com
mash it up! celtic punjabi style...
There is a lot happening at this years' Love & Records! Don't miss a beat by planning your day! We suggest: review the schedule here; tell your family - they might want to ride the ferris wheel with you!
He's a songwriter and performer who writes and sings about the funny, dark, absurd, maddening, and the joyful for people who like to think, dance, laugh, cry and party.
Singer/songwriter/accordionist/novelist Geoff Berner’s music combines klezmer (for the uninitiated, the folk music of Eastern European Jews), punk, political satire, and Balkan dance rhythms. He writes sharp, literate songs that make you want to weep, laugh, grind your teeth, or kick out a window – often all at the same time. A lot of famous people have covered his compositions. Look it up.
With all this enigma, what can you expect at a Kytami show? Well lets start by straightening that out actually, the girl doesn't play shows, she detonates dance floors. Kytami is internationally renowned for one thing: she rocks the fiddle like a woman possessed... and the audience reacts to match.
A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally hybrid terms. It's one thing to reference a particular style, or even a range of styles. It's another thing entirely to grab huge handfuls of sounds from pretty much anywhere, throw them all together and come up with something both cohesive and totally distinctive—something that also happens to ripple and crack with energy. This is what Royal Canoe does best.
Hot, sweaty dance floors with feet stomping and every body moving. Grooves for days. Monster horns and shredding psych-rock guitars. These are among the elements that make up the Five Alarm Funk experience. The Vancouver-based band is nine men strong and over a decade deep into a career that has seen it release five acclaimed albums and burn up stages across the country on four national tours. And this vehicle isn’t about to slow down. In fact, Five Alarm Funk is just picking up steam.
Boy/girl guitar and drums duo playing dirty, fun, poppy garage rock inspired by life
"Praise be to hillbilly heaven, the spirit of Hank Williams is alive and well. Alberta's Ol' Boots & the Hoots have resurrected the broken vocal formula that was perfected by Southern storytellers years ago and has since inspired so many amnesiac stadium-country singers. The 11-track Pinecone Cowboy features a poised collection of wittily crafted, downtempo western melodies, a cactus in the ass of modern, power-ballad country crooners that forgot the music of their grandfathers. " - EXCLAIM! Magazine
Rylands concise and lyrically driven songwriting is deep beyond his years with an emphasis on storytelling and an increasing awareness that life is always bigger than you think it is. Sometimes politically satirical and often offset with fun loving humor, Rylands wit and social conscience shine through in the well crafted vernacular of a songwriter that has found their voice. Accompanying himself with acoustic and electric guitar, tenor guitar, Harmonica, Piano, mandolin, button accordion and banjo, his multi instrumental approach provides the a great foil to the words he puts to paper.
Musaeus was founded in 1982 and has earned a reputation as one of Alberta’s most versatile and accomplished classical performing groups.
From the minute you meet Megan, you know her. Her spirituality, losses, and the truth behind her stories and songs. She is as open with herself as she is with her songwriting. Combining honesty and a powerful voice to create an unbeatable performance, Megan Nash is the shivers down your spine, the sugar in your tea and the feeling you can’t shake on a late night walk in the middle of nowhere.
We have a theme song for our festival - thanks to SPARKLE BLOOD for writing a song about Love & Records! Hear it here first!
Breaking the boundaries of traditional jazz, the Groove Apostles (GA) creates a modern sound fusing jazz and funk with an energetic performance. The Groove Apostles from Lethbridge Alberta is a small Fusion Alternative Band that specializes in Jazz, Funk, and Popular music. The band's classical background merges the sophistication of a Jazz Standard with the intensity and heart of a Soul tune.
Downtown Lethbridge on September 17 will be AWESOME! Save the date, tell a friend, and don't miss the fun at Galt Gardens!
Love & Records 2015 may have come and gone, but the memories are here to stay! Enjoy the amazing video from L&R2015 - find yourself in the crowd, re-live the energy, and see the excitement from last year's event!
The vinyl record donation and recycling program accepts vinyl records and audio equipment from the community year-round. Records are then sold at the Love & Records music festival and record fair in Lethbridge in September. Money raised goes to fund the Love & Records music festival!
Local band confirmed for main-stage lineup during CKXU's #FundTheFrequency campaign
Battle of the Bands results in young talent addition to L&R2016 mainstage