Thursday is open mic night at the iconic Central Station Pub in downtown Kamloops. It is hosted by Sean Luciw and Justin Bentley. There is no cover. Bentley and Luciw start the night off with a few tunes and then they back up aspiring and sometimes veteran musicians. Talent level of the participants vary, but overall the music is good and everyone has fun.
Musicians can choose from an unlimited number of songs and vocalists have the lyrics available on their cell phones. Both Luciw and Bentley are very adaptable. I heard covers of songs by The Doors, The Pogues, Beastie Boys and Talking Heads and yes, maybe a few made up lyrics. A guest musician provided great percussions. Runs from 9 PM until closing.
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