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Medicine Hat College is just one week away from its annual homecoming celebration, “Shake, Rattler n’ Roll.” The event is aimed at both alumni and the community, and hopes to bring Hatters of all ages to campus.

The event kicks off on Friday September 16 with an alumni cabaret. Local favourites Mahoney will be performing for MHC alumni, and appetizers and drinks will be served. The free cabaret will take place in the new courtyard outside of Crave as well as inside the campus pub. Anyone who attended classes at MHC is welcome to come and renew friendships with former classmates. Alumni can RSVP to

Saturday, September 17 brings the annual Rattlers Hall of Fame breakfast at 9 a.m, featuring the induction of the 1972-73 Kudus women’s basketball team. Community members are asked to come celebrate this historic team with the Rattlers staff and fans. Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door and can be purchased by calling (403) 529-3834. Proceeds will support Rattlers Athletics initiatives.

The action continues Saturday afternoon as the Rattlers soccer teams play host to the Lethbridge Kodiaks in their home openers. The women take the field at 12 p.m. and the men at 2 p.m. Both games are free for the public to attend.

After the soccer games, the excitement will carry over to the return of the free ATB Family Fun Zone at 4 p.m. This year’s fun zone will feature several stations, including the ever popular face painting, clown, Wandering Wally, inflatable obstacle course, bungee run and castles. Also, the Lion’s Club will be selling snacks in the Fun Zone area to keep everyone ready for a day of entertainment. Families will especially enjoy the addition of acapella group Hoja. The popular group has performed across Canada for more than 3,000 audiences, including several shows in Medicine Hat, most recently at Spectrum. Hoja will kick off an afternoon and evening of live music when they take to the Family Fun Zone stage at 4:30 p.m.

Inside the main concert gates, the Kinsmen beer garden will be open at 4 p.m. with food service by Earl’s restaurant and Local Public Eatery. The main stage will start rocking at 5:30 with Mahoney, followed by the Rob Hudec Trio. In a change from previous years, the entire concert area is licensed for alcohol, meaning no line-ups for the beer garden. Concert goers are welcome to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets for seating.

Canadian hit makers Bedouin Soundclash will take the stage at 8:30 p.m., promising an entertaining close to a full day of community activities. The group will perform hit songs such as “Mountain Top” and “When the Night Feels My Song.” With a modern urban sound mixed with reggae fundamentals, the group is sure to bring a great vibe to the outdoor show.

All of Saturday’s activities are free and open to the entire community, with the exception of the ticketed breakfast. For more information, visit or call (403) 504-3643.

*This event has been canceled*

The 1980’s are coming back to Medicine Hat for one night thanks to Alderman Jeremy Thompson’s re-election campaign.

As a kick-off to election week, Thompson’s campaign team is hosting a “Totally Rad ‘80s Party” on Saturday, October 9. The event begins at 7:30 PM at Southside Events Centre and boasts the Calgary-based “RETRObution,” a popular ‘80s cover band.

In addition to live music, the party will feature elaborate décor, custom cake from Cake Break and food. Local event planner Stephanie Richards promises a masterpiece of details.

“This will be an evening of reliving your favourite things from the 1980s,” said Richards. “From hostesses on roller skates to popular snacks from those years, you will feel like the clock has turned back. It promises to take Medicine Hat events to the next plateau.”

Party-goers are encouraged to dress in the style of the decade, with a prize for best dressed as well as door prizes. Tickets are $50 each or $350 for a table of eight. They can be purchased online at or by calling (403) 504-5647. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

Here’s another one of those bigger name bands showing up in Medicine Hat in 2009. Vancouver band, Marianas Trench will be playing an all ages show at the Cypress Centre on October 30th, 2009. With them, are three guests: The New Cities, Carly Rae Jepsen (of Canadian Idol fame), and The Mission District. All of the bands are in or around the same genre: that pop-punky rock type stuff, some might reference “emo” as well with except Carly Rae Jepsen who is more folk-pop. They are also all Canadian bands ranging from all over the country.

Tickets will be $25 and you can get them by calling 403-527-1234 or online here. Seems pretty worth it to me, $25 for a big line-up like this?

Marianas Trench @ MySpace
The New Cities @ MySpace
Carly Rae Jepsen @ MySpace
The Mission District @ MySpace

The Marianas Trench song you probably know, “Cross My Heart”:

This Saturday, July 18th, Eagles Nest Ranch will have the pleasure of welcoming one of Canada’s most talented performers and one of the most famous musicians to call Alberta home. Paul Brandt will be performing a benefit concert to support the ranch in sponsoring camp-goers to give all kids the chance to experience the joy of a week at summer camp.

The evening includes a fully catered steak dinner, a silent auction with items including 2 autographed guitars, and of course, an intimate concert in the new amphitheater at the Ranch.

Although I’ve never had the opportunity to see a Paul Brandt show, I know many people who have and all of them have been impressed by his showmanship. Tickets are $100 and are available through so “come be a part of the dream: be a part of a place where kids are important.”

Bif Naked (Beth Torbert) Live - Photo from MySpace

Bif Naked (Beth Torbert) Live - Photo from MySpace

Bif Naked, popular Canadian rock band is scheduled to rock the Esplanade June 22nd, 2009 at 8:00PM. The show will be all ages and will cost $32 a ticket. I also wanted to mention how illogical it is to have these kinds of shows at the Esplanade, I mean, there’s no standing row, it’s all seated. Prepare to “rock out” or dance whilst sitting! But all that aside, it’s nice to see a band like this coming to Medicine Hat as always. Beth Torbert and her band, Bif Naked has been touring to promote her newest album entitled “The Promise”.

I started listening to Bif Naked back when she/they released “I Bificus” in 1999 when I heard the song “Spaceman” plastered all over Much Music at the time. I was also into a lot of other rock bands at that time as well like The Tea Party (ugh) and Smashing Pumpkins so I was digging Bif Naked as well. In the recent years I haven’t really kept up with her music other than listening to the casual single off of each new album. Videos and links supplied after the jump.

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