Thin Lizzy lives on as the Phils rock Empress Thursday night

The Phils bring Thin Lizzy the Empress Thursday.

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The Phils Food Bank Fundraiser: This loving Thin Lizzy cover band is an occasional tradition around Dirt City, providing raunchy licks and a terrific rotation of singers, hand-picked from Edmonton’s indie music garden.

Surrounding a rhythm and guitar section comprising James Stewart, Curtis Ross, Peter Stone and Scott Lingley, just a few of the singers are Darren Radbourne, Thea Bowering, Graham MacKinnon, Amy van Keeken and Emily Bachynski doing songs like Jailbreak, The Boys are Back in Town and rumour is Jom Comyn is even going to head up Cowboy Song.

There’s a painting of Phil Lynott by Penny Buckner on the Empress wall for a reason.

Details: 9 p.m. at Empress Ale House (9912 82 Ave.), $10 at the door, all proceeds to Edmonton Food Bank


YEG Music concert: This four-part show on the west end features local talent Shay Esposito, Cazper: Tha Friendly Ghostwriter, Kayla Shanti and Maia Meister, put on by local music promotion machine YEG Music.

(Someday we will move beyond the whole YEG thing, but that day is not today!) Kayla Shanti might do that swell cover of Dancing in the Dark if you ask her …

Details: 7:30 p.m. at Café Blackbird (9640 142 St.), $12 at


Oh! Christmas Tree opening night: A relentlessly cheerful extrovert and a cynical loner plan to get married, but first they must deal with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. She loves Christmas — he hates it — can their relationship survive the season?

Starring Lora Brovold and Collin Doyle, directed by Brian Deedrick, written by the one and only Conni Massing. Play runs through Dec. 23 with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Details: 8 p.m. at The Roxy (8529 Gateway Blvd.), $15-$22 at


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