CKXU 88.3FM Presents: Love & Records 2014

Southern Alberta's only out-door record fair held annually at Galt Gardens in downtown Lethbridge,featuring live music and record vendors from across Alberta. Love & Records brings together a community of like-minded people to share in their love of music in it's many media formats.

proudly presented by:


Celebrating 41 years of Campus Community Radio in Lethbridge
Saturday September 13th, 2014
Galt Gardens, Downtown Lethbridge
11:00am until 9:00pm
Be sure to bring a lawn chair and plan to stay
for a day of fun and music in the park!

Event Details


  • Saturday September 13th, 2014
  • 11:00AM until 9:00PM

What to expect:
  • 8 hours of fun in the park
  • A gathering of like-minded music lovers
  • Food will be available on site
  • Live music by great musicians
  • Vendors from across Alberta - selling everything from vinyl to tapes, posters to clothing, and everything in between

What to bring:
  • A frisbee or hackisack
  • A lawn-chair
  • Camera
  • Cash for merchandise (there will be no ATM onsite)
  • Family & friends
  • Good Vibrations
  • Reusable bag(s) for your new records
  • Sunscreen

  • Entrance to the event is FREE;
  • Each vendor will have their own price structure for merchandise
  • Raffle tickets are $10

  • Galt Gardens, downtown Lethbridge Alberta
    • On the corner of 3rd Avenue and 5th Street South
  • Please try to bike, carpool, walk, or use public transit to get to the event.

2014 Band Lineup

    Shout out out out out Skratch Bastid Biblical The Wet Secrets Leeroy Stagger HighKicks SAVK Invasives War Baby Shaella Miller w/ Treeline Global Drums – Steel drum band Dave McCann HBO3 Outlaws of Ravenhurst The Utilities Young Medicine Ben Everyman Marshall Lawrence Band Texas Flood Papa King MORE BANDS TO BE ANNOUNCED

2013 Band Lineup

Five Alarm Funk

Five Alarm Funk are taking their fourth studio album, Rock the Sky, on the road. Nominated for ‘Instrumental Album of the Year’ at the 2013 Juno Awards and ‘Instrumental Recording of the Year’ at the 2013 WCMAs, fans will be able to enjoy the band live on their cross-Canada summer tour, kicking off on June 21 in Kelowna, BC.

Rock The Sky by Five alarm Funk

Black Mastiff

The Black Mastiff is a powerful breed known for its thick grooves, tasteful leads, and soothing melodies. Though new to the scene they have over 35 years of previous touring and playing experience combined! This breed of musicianship is well versed in the trials and triumphs of being a Canadian working band. The Black Mastiff has a gentle temperament, but will not back down when presented with the opportunity to flex their powerful, yet soulful sound.

Pyramids by Black Mastiff


Kaelen Ohm & Rena Kozak got together in early 2011 and started writing original pop songs, finding their own sound with jangly reverb-drenched guitar leads and dreamy vocal harmonies. With the rhythmic support of Chris Reimer on drums and Matt Swann on Bass, the 4-piece recorded a 4 track EP before Reimer passed away in February 2012. Gold is currently active with Calgary drummer Chris Dadge.

Losing Your Hair EP by Gold


Despite the fact that Calgary has always been known as a rock and roll kind of town, there has been a significant dearth in bands with an actual backbone as of late. A lot of the indie world may have traded in their death wishes for higher pursuits, but a group of four dirtbags in Calgary remain steadfast on their path towards sex, drugs and rock and roll. Daywalker is the sound of thunder galloping down from the mountains, trident in hand and fists ablaze, raised high in the cool night air.

Daywalker by Daywalker

Matthew Robinson

Matthew Robinson burst onto the Alberta music scene when he relocated to Lethbridge in June of 2009. Born and raised in Prince George, BC his music career began at an early age.his music sensibilities being impacted by a relentless exposure to the music of Lightfoot and Cockburn.

Something That We Did by Matthew Robinson

Stars from Streetlights

Stars from Streetlights is a band originating from Lethbridge, AB. It was formed by artists Steve Birss and Austrian Graf when they began writing together in July of 2009. They added new member Ray Banman in the fall of 2010. Austrian brings a smooth and emotional texture to Steve's glitchy electronic beats. These things paired with Ray's melodic and driving bass lines, provide for a unique listening experience. Stars from Streetlights likes to use a variety of instruments to create their sound, from analog monosynths, to digital software, to a 30 year old Rhodes. Together the trio displays the emotional side of electronic music, classifying their genre as 'emotronic.' Stars From Streetlights will be releasing their first album in March 2012.


The Lethbridge Community Taiko Association (LCTA) is a non-profit organization formed from members of Lethbridge's first ever taiko group. We are the largest taiko group in Alberta .

Alyssa McQuaid

Alyssa McQuaid is a singer/songwriter whose mission is to motivate, inspire, and entertain a diverse audience of music lovers. Alyssa has performed at various venues and festivals throughout Canada and was recently a highlighted entertainer in the Alberta Music Association’s “Untapped Talent in Alberta” tour 2010, a Songwriting finalist in The Nashville Connection in Greenville South Carolina 2011, Winner of the eWomen Network National Singoff in Dallas Texas, 2011 and highlighted performer at the Canadian Country Weekend beer gardens stage 2011 as well as the main stage in 2012, opening for Aaron Pritchet and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Alyssa most recently finished recording her EP “This is Your Song” in Nashville, TN with Juno award winning producer/engineer Josh Gwilliam. Alyssa will also be featured on the Atlantic Rising Stars compilation later on this year.

The Water Is Wide by Alyssa McQuaid

Andrew Scott

Born and raised in Grande Prairie, Alberta. In 2002 Andrew moved to Lethbridge Alberta to study music and education at the University of Lethbridge. During this time he ended up being the energetic frontman for a very popular local group called The Turncoats. This group recorded two discs (Bloodrunnin, Teeth Like A Chainsaw) and played at venues and festivals all over Western Canada including The South Country Fair, The Spectrum Festival, the Lethbridge Folk Club, the Kispiox Valley Music Festival, the Peace Starts at Home Festival, the Ironwood Stage and Grill, Better Than Freds, Broken City, and The Slice Bar and Grill.

Bent Eight

Bent eight: 50's termanology for a hopped up v eight engine. Bent Eight was formed by Dino Caravaggio (guitar/vocals) and Chris Bullock (doghouse) in 2007. The band has been through a few drumers and will have that seat filled soon. We consider ourselves neo rockabilly as we add a little dirt to a traditional sound. The band has gotten great feedback since playing localy. We have been in the local news paper a few times and have also had the opurtunity to open for rockabilly hallafamer Ronnie Hayward, the Tennessee Three and Canadian rock(now blues) legend Jerry Doucette. The band has been practicing and adding more songs to the playlist to get ready to play more gigs in the summer. When the band was formed we just set out to have some fun, but since we have been getting some attention we've decided to take it a step further. Chris and his wife Mary had to move to Ottawa for Chris's career so it has been hard to find a upright bass player.

Junkman's Choir

The junkmen are a two man band offering a big mix of cajun, country, rockin' hillbilly, twists and turns on the works of Rabbie Burns, with some waltzes, jigs an reels thrown in for good measure. Look out for them on the street, on a stage, anywhere they can find; stomping out their steel-toed rhythm soiled with Ayrshire sod.

Steel Linin' Chant by Junkman's Choir

Event History

  • The first year of the event
  • 7 music vendors from across Alberta selling vinyl, CDs, posters, memorabilia, and rarities
  • 2 vendors selling clothing and accessories
  • 3 food vendors
  • 6 bands from Calgary, Lethbridge, and area
  • Over 500 people in attendance
  • The attendees were from a broad range of people – the student, the young family, the established vinyl collector

  • Second year of the event
  • Between 1,500 - 2,000 attendees
  • 24 Vendors from Alberta and British Columbia
  • Beer gardens on site
  • Received grant funding from Heart of Our City and Community Initiatives Project
  • Several major sponsors, including: Downtown Lethbridge, Andrew Hilton, Big Rock, Atco
  • A coordinated strategy helped increase awareness throughout Southern Alberta
  • CKXU alone generated over $16,000.00 in cash and in-kind donations in support of the event
    • Over $6,500.00 is being re-invested in Love & Records 2013!!

  • Third year of the event
  • Over 1,500 attendees
  • 32 vendors
  • Beer gardens
  • Target market is the music-lover, including: the music collector, the live music fan, the festival-goer, the campus-community radio supporter

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