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Kat and the Mad Dogz

Fri. 12/11 - Gettysburg Eagle, Gettysburg, PA Sat. 12/12 - Hanover Eagles Club, Hanover, PA Thu 12/31 - New Year’s Eve at Perseverance Fire Co. Jonestown, PA Bookings: 717.926.1306

www.katandthemaddogz.com

Contact Blue Rooster Entertainment: 717.801.6622

www.SOSROCKS.com

Booking Info.

717.495.2137

Dec 5th - Private Party Dec 11th - 9pm 12am 551 West 551 W. King St. Lanc., PA

SOSROCK booking@sosrocks.com Modern Southern Rock Outlaw Country Rock ‘N’Roll Call for bookings:

717.422.5794

Fri Dec. 11th - JOHNNY JOE’S, Mechanisburg, PA

Fri. 12/11 New Holland American Legion 35 S Hoover Ave, New Holland, PA 8pm-12mid Thu. 12/31 Spring Grove VFW # 5265 199 West 1st Ave. Spring Grove, PA 9pm-1am Open to Public

December 31st - Harrisburg Comedy Club with Screech from “Saved By The Bell” 9pm-2am January 23rd 2016 - Hollywood Casino Grantville 8pm-1am www.savethecityband.com Booking: 717-580-3251

SCOTT PEOPLES & THE CRASH Thu. Dec 31st... First Night Carlisle St. John’s Church Parish Hall, Carlisle, PA 7pm Dates listed at... www.scottplaysguitar.com facebook/scottplaysguitar

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Saturday, December 5th THE ABBEY BAR w/ DR. SLOTHCLAW

50 N. Cameron St Harrisburg, PA 21+ $5adv/$7dr 9pm

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6 Inn Road • Duncannon, PA 17020 Like us on Facebook.com/Tubby’s PA Bar

717.834.4700

Hours: Monday 5:30pm-? / Tuesday thru Saturday 11am - ? / CLOSED SUNDAY

~FOOD SPECIALS EVERYDAY~

“We have a Full Menu that will leave You Money in your Pocket!”

Dec. 11 ZIPPERS Gettysburg, PA Dec. 19 - JOHNNY JOE’S Mechanicsburg, PA Facebook.com/ Penntera2112 or / Penntera420 Watch our Videos YouTube.com/penntera

Dec. 26 TUBBY’S NIGHT CLUB Duncannon, PA HD’s FARWELL SHOW w/ Special Guests,

NYC SLAYER TRIBUTE ...

“SHOW NO MERCY” VATALLICA (METALLICA TRIBUTE) RABID ASSASSIN Show Starts At 8:30!

BOOKING INFO: 717.776.1043 Cell: 717.701.0992

Email: skapegot@yahoo.com

MONDAYS: Full Rack Baby Ribs w/ Fries &

Home-made Garlic Bread all for....$11 TUESDAYS: 1 lb. BLT $6 & $5 per Dozen WINGS

WEDNESDAYS: POKER NITE! $6 Shaved Pork Cheese Steak w/ Fries THURSDAYS: 1 lb. BLT w/ French Fries ONLY $6

Every Friday & Saturday LIVE BANDS All Shows OVER 21 w/ proper ID unless stated otherwise

Fri. 12/04 NO Cover

Sat. 12/05 $10 Cover

STEEL w/ EBENEZER SCREW BADMAGICK

w/ ONE TRICK GRIZZLY

Fri. 12/11 -

Badmagick

$10 Cover

w/ DIRT CHEAP Sat. 12/12 NO Cover

ADRIAN BLITZER w/special guest...

Fri. 12/18 -

THE RYAN ALAN BAND

Sat. 12/19 -

GUN METAL GRAY

w/ DEVON FRANKS BAND

NO Cover

NO Cover

Fri. 12/25 Fri. Dec 4th 9:30pm TUBBY’S, Duncannon, PA Sat. Dec 5th 9:30pm ZIPPER’S, Bonneauville, PA Sat. Dec 12th 9:30pm JOHNNY JOE’S, Mechanicsburg, PA Fri. Dec 18th 9:30pm DOUBLE K TAVERN, Harrisburg, PA

SHINER

CD RELEASE PARTY! w/ special guest

SILVERTUNG & FROM DAWN TIL DEATH! Christmas After Party

Sat. 12/26 $10 Cover

w/ special guest

RABID ASSASSIN, VATALLICA & SHOW NO MERCY New Year’s Eve... Thursday 12/31... $5 cover

SHOUT AT THE DEVIL VOODOO & DECIPHER LIFE

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CONTENT 08...ACROSS THE DESK by Robin Noll 09....OUT & ABOUT by Rachel Rocks 13...NATIONALS by Eric Hoffman 15...CROSSROADS DUO Fuel at the Chameleon on Dec. 9th

by Rachel Rocks

16...MIKE WOLF’S BLOG 18...THE PROFESSOR by Jim Price 22...MUSIC LESSONS ARE THE BEST THING YOUR

Save the City at the Comedy Club NYE

PARENTS DID FOR YOU by Tom Barnes

25.... SANE ADVICE by John Kercez 25...PA CD REVIEWS by Jim Price Voodoo Reunion at Tubby’s NYE!

27....CLASSIFIEDS. My APOLOGIES to FIERCE. Last month with our computer system blowing up, in my haste to get done I forgot to place their name on the cover. So for those who didn’t know who was on the cover it was one of Central PA’s best ALL Girl Bands.... F I E R C E! —Robin Noll (Editor)

Fierce

Cover photo by MEREDITH KAMINEK www.throughmereditheyes.com

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12/12 - Millersburg American Legion Millersburg, PA 9pm-1am 12/18 - Tubby’s, Duncannon, PA No cover drs. 8pm opening band... DEVON FRANK’s BAND 12/19 - Erdman Sportsman Club Christmas Party 01/09 - Dela-Ches Fishing Assoc. Palmyra, PA 7-12am SARAH DANNER opening 01/16 - Millersburg Mooser, Millersburg, PA 9pm-12 mid 01/30 - Studio 28, Litiz, PA 7-9pm acoustic show

Saturday, December 5th 10pm full band RAILROAD HOUSE, Sinking Spring, PA Friday, December 11th 8-10pm E22 acoustic HUMMELSTOWN AMERICAN LEGION Hummelstown, PA Friday, December 18th 9:30pm full band CHICK’S HUMMELSTOWN TAVERN Hummelstown, PA

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ACROSS THE DESK By Robin Noll

    Welcome  to  the  December  issue  of  the  Pennsylvania  Musician   Magazine.  I  am  sorry  about  the  lateness  of  this  issue.  Hopeful-­ ly   next   month   we   can   get   back   on   track   and   get   it   out   to   you   sooner   again.   Learning   a   new   computer   system   and   programs   has  proved  to  be  a  bit  overwhelming  for  me  this  momth  but  at  

least  I  wasn’t  worried  about  my  computer  blowing  up  this  time.   Although  my  new  system  locked  up  on  me  a  few  times  and  the   power  was  going  out,  other  than  that,  I’m  ALMOST  done.   ,WÂśV'HFHPEHUWKHRIÂżFLDO+ROLGD\3DUW\PRQWK7KHUHDUHVR many  events  happening  throughout  the  state  I  would  encourage   \RXWRJRWKURXJKRXUSDJHVDQGVHHZKDW\RXFDQÂżWLQWR\RXU schedules  to  give  you  some  musical  therapy.  There’s  a  great  ar-­ ticle  on  page  22  that  talks  a  bout  how  important  music  is  for  the   development  of  our  children  but  I  believe  it  is  important  for  us   all.  I  know  I  wouldn’t  enjoy  putting  the  paper  together  as  much  as   I  do  without  listening  to  my  favorite  music  on  Itunes  and  Whitey   plays  his  uke  everyday  and  still  gives  lessons.  So  this  Holiday   Season  don’t  forget  to  give  the  Gift  of  Music.  Unlike  sports,  mu-­ sic  stays  with  one  their  whole  life,  not  that  sports  aren’t  important   but  I  sometimes  feel  that  in  our  schools  sports  is  valued  far  more   than  the  music  department  (just  my  opinion).      It’s  hard  to  believe  that  another  year  has  passed  and  next  month   will  begin  the  year  2016.  How  the  printing  industry  has  changed   over  the  30  some  years  we  have  been  publishing  the  “Magâ€?.  It’s   a   lot   easier   now   with   all   the   technology.   In   days   past   you   had   to   pay   for   typesetting.   I   have   to   credit   those   who   I   paid   in   the   past  for  typesetting  who  encouraged  me  to  get  my  own  computer   and  to  publish  on  line.  THANK  YOU  Charlie  Hood  &  Karen  (  I   can’t  even  remember  her  last  name.  I  have  to  admit  I’ve  always   been  slow  with  the  new  technology  and  hung  onto  my  Mulit-­Ad  

Saturday, December 5th - 717 CLUB Lewistown, PA w/JUNKHOUSE opening www.frayednott.com Booking # 717.745. NOTT (6688)

Fri. 4th Sat 5th -

Watch us Wednesdays on Facebook

program  as  long  as  I  could.  I  must  say  I  love  some  of  the  New   In  Design  features  but  I  haven’t  really  mastered  all  that  this  pro-­ gram  will  enable  me  to  do.  That  is  one  of  the  things  I  love  about   my   job,   there   is   always   something   to   learn   and   do.   Boredom   does  not  exist  in  my  life.  Hopefully  it  never  will.          December,  a  month  to  Love  and  Enjoy  our  family  and  friends.   As  I  was  listening  to  Christmas  music  last  night  I  had  a  thought.   I  think  that  we  get  too  caught  up  in  what  we  think  the  perfect   Christmas   should   be.   Just   listen   to   some   of   the   words   of   the   songs  and  all  the  decorations  and  commercials  that  push  us  to   buy   their   products.   No   wonder   depression   rises   at   Christmas.   Who  can  keep  up  with  the  “world’s�  vision  of  what  a  Christmas   should   be.  We   need   to   remember   it’s   about   JESUS.   He   came   that   we   might   have   life   and   life   more   abundantly.   It’s   about   LOVE  and  caring  for  one  another.  I  do  like  to  buy  gifts  but  I   can’t  afford  what  my  loved  ones  really  want  so...this  year  I’m   just  going  to  try  to  love  them,  feed  them,  and  enjoy  being  with   them.  May  the  love  and  light  of  Jesus  shine  brightly  upon  you   and  yours.  May  His  presence  be  the  ultimate  present  in  your  life   this  holiday  season!!         HAPPY   BIRTHDAY   JESUS,   JOSHUA,   MASON,   JEFF,-­ JANICE,  and  all  the  December  birthdays  out  there.              I  LOVE  YOU  WHITEY!!!  MERRY  CHRISTMAS!          

www.pamusician.net

See Natalie Darkes live this month on ... Fri. 12/18 - PETE’S , New Cumberland (Sugar Box 8:30/ Steel Radiance 11:30) Jan 7th - ALLEY CAT Columbia, PA w/ Steel Radiance Jan 22nd - Prudhommes, Columbia w/ Steel Radiance Jan 23rd - Highland Pizzeria, Lancaster, PA w/ Steel Radiance

THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID COMMON GROUND

Fri. 11th - BOOBY

TRAP Sat. 12th - SWIFT KICK Fri. 18th -

STEEL

Sat. 19th -

ZERO GRAVITY

Fri. 25th - Merry Christmas/closed Sat. 26th - OPEN but no band...

NEW YEAR’S EVE & NEW YEARS - CLOSED ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR~

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OUT ‘n’ ABOUT By Rachel Rocks

    Wow!   My   last   article   of   2015.   Where   has   the   year   gone?!?  It’s  been  a  good  year  for  us  in  the  family  and  in   the   magazine.  Thanks   so   much   to   all   of   our   advertisers   for  supporting  us  throughout  the  year,  and  for  all  of  our   UHDGHUV IRU VXSSRUWLQJ RXU DGYHUWLVHUV ,W LV GH¿QLWHO\ D full  circle  business,  and  we  wouldn’t  be  doing  what  we  do   without  all  of  your  help.  Please  continue  to  support  small   businesses  throughout  2016.  We  wouldn’t  be,  if  it  wasn’t   for  awesome  people  like  you!      This  month  started  out  a  long  time  ago  at  Tubby’s  for   their  Halloween  costume  party  with  American  Posse  on   VWDJH,ZDVDWDSULYDWH+DOORZHHQ3DUW\¿UVWVR,PLVVHG the  big  contest  at  Tubby’s,  but  I  heard  there  were  some   very   impressive   costumes.   The   big   winner   of   the   night   was  a  Zombie  looking  guy  with  a  walker,  aka  Tim  Wolf,   FRQJUDWVRQWKHELJZLQ:KHQ,DUULYHGWKHGDQFHÀRRU was   packed.   I   haven’t   seen   American   Posse   in   a   long   time,  but  they  are  still  as  impressive  as  ever.  With  Steve   and   Shelby   both   singing   lead   there   isn’t   a   song   Amer-­ ican   Posse   can’t   handle.   It’s   awesome   to   see   a   country   band  with  such  a  great  following  at  Tubby’s.        The  next  weekend  started  out  with  a  Girl’s  Night  with   some  friends  from  High  School.  When  everyone  else  was   leaving   early   I   convinced   my   friend   Holly   to   go   “Out   and  About”  with  me.  We  headed  over  to  Johnny  Joe’s   to  catch  Bridge  Street’s  last  set  of  the  night.  When  we   got  there  Bridge  Street  was  rockin’  the  night  away!  Hol-­ ly  doesn’t  get  out  much,  but  she  was  impressed  by  how   many   people   were   out   so   late!   (I   think   it   was   close   to   midnight!  Ha!)  We  wound  up  closing  Johnny  Joe’s,  we   had  a  blast  listening  to  the  music  and  hanging  out  with   friends.  It  took  Holly  3  days  to  recover  from  one  night   “Out  &  About”,  but  hopefully  I’ll  be  able  to  get  her  out   again  sometime.      Saturday  night  I  had  to  work  super  late  because  of  CFA   Superbowl  Games  for  my  day  job  at  Youth  Sports  Photo,   (Shameless  Plug:  If  you  volunteer  for  any  kind  of  indoor   or   outdoor   sports   league   in   your   community   make   sure   your  photos  are  taken  by  Youth  Sports  Photo!)  luckily  I   was  right  down  the  street  from  Johnny  Joe’s  so  I  decided   to   stop   in   and   check   out   the   newly   formed   band,   Rock   City   Candy.   This   new   band   is   comprised   of   members   from   the   band   StarChild.   Jerry   Militello   and   Sharon   Starr   front   this   new   band,   with   Timmy   banging   away   on   the   drums.   Rock   City   Candy   is   playing   all   of   your   danceable  rock  n’  roll  favorites  of  the  80’s  and  90’s  that   quickly  get  you  up  and  dancing  and  having  a  good  time   with   lots   of   shouts   from   the   crowd   saying,   “I   love   this   song!”  I’m  sure  you  will  be  seeing  a  lot  more  of  Rock   City  Candy  throughout  central  PA  and  beyond.      My  crazy  long  day  still  wasn’t  over,  I  couldn’t  resist,  I   had  to  go  check  out  Take  147’s  last  show  at  Gullifty’s.   I  was  thrilled  to  see  such  a  great  turn  out!  People  were   packed  in  there  dancing  and  having    a  great  time.  When  

I saw  such  an  awesome  turn  out  part  of  me  kept  saying,   “How  can  you  walk  away  from  this!?!”  I  really  thought   that   maybe   we   could   convince   them   to   keep   playing…   <RXZLOOVHHODWHULQP\DUWLFOHWKH\GLGKDYHWKHLU¿QDO Happy  Retirement  show  at  Tubby’s.  Take  147  had  a  great   run  playing  for  over  10  years  together.  Many  bands  don’t   make  it  through  the  1st  year!        The  following  weekend  I  headed  back  to  Gullifty’s  for   Save   the   City.   It   was   a   Friday   night   and   there   weren’t   any  advertisers  playing  close  to  me,  so  I  thought  I’d  go   support  Gullifty’s.  I  love  Save  the  City  though,  and  may-­ be,  just  maybe,  if  I  keep  working  on  them,  I  will  convince   them  to  advertise!  (Update!!!  They  ADVERTISED!)    Ja-­ son   can   sing   Dave   Matthews   almost   better   than   Dave   Matthews.  They  play  everything  from  Zac  Brown  to  the   Chili  Peppers,  to  the  more  recent  Echosmith.  They  also   have  a  Sam  playing  the  cello  which  steps  them  up  a  notch   when  it  comes  to  their  unique  sound.  Check  out  Save  the   City’s  ad  in  this  issue!  They  have  a  big  New  Year’s  Eve   show   at   the   Harrisburg   Comedy   Club   with   Screech  

from Saved   by   the   Bell.   It’s   a   great   way   to   dance   and   laugh  your  way  into  the  New  Year!        To  end  the  night  I  wound  up  at  Double  K  for  The  Mor-­ ris  Brothers  Band.  Bob  Morris  from  the  bands  Smokin’   continued on page 11.....

Take 147 w/ Retirement Cake

1104 Carlisle Rd. • Camp Hill, PA 17011

717.761.6692

HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS...

• SUNDAY NFL • MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL • Catch ALL the College Bowl Games, NCAA Hoops, NBA & NHL

Monday thru Wednesday 5pm-7pm $2 Domestic Drafts, $3 Well Drinks & $4 House Wine Thursday & Friday 5pm-7pm & Friday & Saturday 9pm-11pm ~~~~ALL DRINKS 1/2 PRICE~~~~

Home of the

CEDAR CLIFF COLTS & PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS Wednesday Night Jazz Live on the Front Landing 6:30-9:30 NO COVER

~~~~~~~DECEMBER EVENTS~~~~~~

Fri. 12/04 -

HOT LIKE MOLLY

$5 ticket plus SLIM Sat. 12/05 - PRIVATE PARTY

CHANCE

Wed. 12/09 6:30-9:30pm NO COVER....

STEVE RUDOLPH ALL STAR JAZZ JAM SESSION Fri. 12/11 - SHAWAN & THE WONTON

SUMMER JARS Sat. 12/12 - STARVING MUSICIANS HOLIDAY CHARITY EVENT $5 ticket

$5 ticket

plus INDIAN

w/ special guest

ALL DAY EVERYDAY...

Bud Light Ritas $3 (3 drink max) Captain & Mixer Pitchers $7

DAILY SPECIALS...

SUNDAYS: $6 Dozen Wings, $6 1 top Pizzas $6 Coors Light Pitchers

MONDAYS: $6 dozen Wings, $6 1 Top pizzas $2 Yuengling Lager Pints

TUESDAYS: $7 Gourmet Pizzas and $3.50 Troegs Pints

WEDNESDAYS: $9.99 Steak Dinner w/ Potatoe & Vegetables / $2 Lite Pints THURSDAYS: $6 Boneless Wings and

TOMMY D TRIO

~~~ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT PINK HANDS~~~ Fri. 12/18 - PRIVATE PARTY Sat. 12/19 - Early show...8-11pm No Cover....

THE JIMMY WOOD TRIO plus DIANE WILSON-BEDFORD

Fri. 12/25 - MERRY

Sat. 12/26 - $5 Ticket -

CHRISTMAS!!

RADIO STAR COWBOYS

Thursday, 12/31 - JAZZ INTO THE NEW YEAR with...

The STEVE RUDOLPH QUARTET featuring CATHY CHEMI

$4 Angry Orchard Cocktails

FRIDAYS: $3.75 Sam Pints SATURDAYS: $6 Lite Pitchers

PLENTY OF FREE PARKING Book Your Next

Party, Wedding, or Business meeting Today! Call

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$15 IN ADVANCE / $20 AT THE DOOR (includes Champagne Toast & Party Favors) MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY... Call 717.761.6692 for details

Take 147 & crowd DECEMBER, 2015

photo by Rachel Rocks

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CROSSROADS DUO

101 East Main Street • Fredericksburg, PA • 717.865.4672

OPEN JUKEBOX during HAPPY HOURS Monday thru Thursday 3pm-6pm/ Friday 3pm-5pm

16 Oz. DRAFT BEER SPECIALS ALL DAY, EVERY DAY!

TWELVE ICE COLD CRAFT-MICRO & DOMESTIC BEERS ON TAP

•ALL U CAN EAT SPECIALS (eat in only/NO to go boxes) All Day Monday: CLAMS by the pound... All Day Tuesday: Our famous WINGS 10 at a time. • BUILD A BURGER WEDNESDAYS!

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• TACO THURSDAYS 4-10pm (build ‘em yourself) • All Day Sunday: WING SPECIALS...

• TUESDAYS 5pm-closing - OPEN

POOL TABLE

Fri. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sat. Thurs. Fri.

Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 6 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 17 Dec. 18

Legends Cafe Lebanon, PA 7:00 PM Brookside Pub Mahanoy City 7:00 PM Private Engagement Palmerton Vito’s St. Clair, PA 7:00 PM Johnny & Hon’s Bar & Grill Reading, PA 8:00 PM Rocking The Valley Allentown 6:00 PM Cafe at Ten Thousand Villages Ephrata 6:30 PM

For Booking & info: FULL FORCE MUSIC 570.205.1350 P.O. Box 67 Friedensburg, PA 17933 Email: steelguitar01@hotmail.com www.reverbnation.com/crossroads duo

ALL THE GAMES ARE ON HERE! Come watch the Games together

DECEMBER ENTERTAINMET AT THE EAGLE...

Friday, 4th - 9pm-1am.... Heated Deck open at 4pm No Cover

DJ CHRIS w/TakeOver Entertainment

Saturday 5th - 9pm-1am... No Cover

DJ CHRIS w/TakeOver Entertainment

Friday, 11th - PRIME RIB NIGHT 4pm-9pm...

Heated Deck open at 4pm/ Acoustic NO Cover 9pm-12mid

MYCENEA WORLEY Saturday, 12th - 9pm-12:30am No Cover...

Friday, 18th - 9pm-1am No Cover...

SHIFT 7

DJ CHRIS w/TakeOver Entertainment Saturday, 19th - 8pm-12mid...FUNDRAISER... Hearts for e Corrin

Hearts for Corrine

SHIFT 7

with ... DJ CHRIS w/TakeOver Entertainment

Friday, 25th - CLOSED ENJOY YOUR FAMILY TIME

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays from Us to YOU!

Saturday 26th - 9pm - 12:30am - No Cover....

ASKING?ANDY

Thursday, December 31st - NEW YEAR’S EVE 9pm - 1am NO COVER

FREE DJ, FOOD & FUN!!!

~ Handicap Accessible~ Hrs: Mon. thru Sat. 11am-2am /Sunday 11am-12mid. Kitchen Hrs: Mon. Thru Wed. & Sun. 11am-9pm / Thu. fri, & Sat. 11am-10pm

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Out &  About  continued.... Gunnz   and   Single   Barrel,   takes   another   seat   behind   a   kit  in  this  band  too!  He’s  been  playing  in  a  band  with  his   family  since  1967!  He  currently  has  one  true  brother  left   on  stage  with  him,  but  the  band  is  still  rockin!  He  also  has   his  cousin  on  stage,  who  has  played  with  him  for  over  30   years,  so  technically  he’s  a  brother,  and  their  most  recent   member   is   Rick   Marko,   who   also   plays   with   Smokin   Gunnz.  The  Morris  Brothers  plays  everything  ranging   across   the   generations   of   music   they’ve   been   playing   through.  If  you  want  to  be  entertained  with  music  you’ve   grown   up   with,   check   out   this   band   that   has   grown   up   playing  music  too!      My  next  night  out  was  a  super  special  Wednesday  night   show  to  go  see  Close  to  Consideration  opening  up  for   The  Expendables  and  Sublime  with  Rome  at  Freedom   Hall   in   Lancaster.   The   show   was   hosted   by   The   Cha-­ meleon  so  it  was  a  very  well  organized  event  for  people   of   all   ages!   Half   the   room   was   for   the   over   21   and   the   other  half  was  for  the  under  21s,  the  whole  room  from  the   stage  to  the  back  wall.  It  was  great  because  it  gave  every   age  the  chance  to  get  up  front  and  have  a  great  show  ex-­ perience.  Close  to  Consideration  had  an  amazing  show.   They   came   out   pumped   and   ready   to   play.   I’m   still   in   shock  about  how  much  Sam  was  dancing  and  singing  his   harmonies,  I’ve  never  seen  him  move  that  much!  Chad   also  did  a  great  job  on  lead  vocals  and  playing  his  guitar   keeping  their  set  moving  effortlessly!  Austin  is  a  crazy   machine  on  the  drums,  because  they  were  the  openers  he   had  the  chance  to  be  up  close  and  personal  with  his  drum   kit!  Everyone  I  was  standing  around  was  impressed  with   Close   To   Consideration’s   talent!   After   all,   how   could   you  not  be?!?  They  were  a  great  choice  to  have  open  for   The  Expendables  and  Sublime  with  Rome,  their  music   was  a  perfect  match.  These  guys  did  a  great  job  opening   for  a  National  Act,  I  hope  they  get  a  lot  more  opportuni-­ ties  in  the  future.  Remember  they  are  a  local  band,  so  get   out  there  and  support  them!      The  Expendables  and  Sublime  with  Rome  both  were   amazing   too.   I   really   wasn’t   expecting   to   like   The   Ex-­ pendables  as  much  as  I  did.  These  guys  are  all  childhood   friends  that  have  been  playing  together  for  over  13  years.   You  can  quickly  tell  by  how  well  they  all  jive  together  on   the  stage.  It  was  a  great  show!  Sublime  with  Rome  also   put  on  an  amazing  show  and  they  certainly  had  the  fans   out  in  full  support  for  a  Wednesday  night.  I  heard  there   were  over  1,000  people  in  attendance  and  I  believe  it.  The   room  was  packed!  Overall  it  was  a  great,  well-­run  show.   ,ZRXOGGH¿QLWHO\JRFKHFNRXWDQRWKHUVKRZDWFreedom   Hall  in  the  future.        Another  late  night  of  work  led  me  to  go  see  The  Martini   Bros.  at  Champions.  Their  rock  n’  roll  rockabilly  is  like   no  other!  All  three  of  them  are  such  amazing  musicians   it’s   always   a   pleasure   to   watch   and   listen   to   them   play.   They’ve  been  playing  together  since  1994,  so  I  guess  that   makes  them  legal.  21  years  of  Martini  Bros.!  Can’t  com-­ plain  about  that.  Get  out  there  and  get  yourself  to  a  REAL   Rock  N’  Roll  show!      I  can’t  believe  this  day  is  already  here  and  gone,  but     Saturday  night  I  headed  out  to  Take  147’s  ¿QDOVKRZEH-­ fore  retirement.  They  had  Frayed  Nott  open  their  show   for  them.  The  room  was  absolutely  packed  with  over  300   people   in   the   house.   Frayed   Nott   played   a   great   show   with   pop   hits   from   the   80s   and   90s.   Frayed   Nott   has   added  a  lot  more  new  songs  into  the  mix  since  I’ve  seen   them  last  time.  They  are  constantly  taking  requests  from   their   fans   and   learning   the   songs   people   want   to   hear.   They  ended  their  set  by  having  Take  147  come  up  on  the   stage  with  them  and  help  sing  Joan  Jett’s  “I  Love  Rock  N’   Roll”..  it  was  a  great  way  to  hopefully  convince  some  of   the  “Takers”  it’s  time  to  just  get  “Notty!”  and  keep  com-­ ing  out  to  support  live  music!  Check  out  Frayed  Nott’s   ad   in   this   issue   to   see   when   you   can   come   out   and   get   “Notty”  with  them! continued on page 12..... DECEMBER, 2015

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NATIONALS By Eric Hoffman

     Greetings   Rockers   â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   Rollers!  This   past   month  The   Abbey  Bar  was  busy  at  Appalachian  Brewing  Compa-­ ny   with   three   great   shows.   First,  American   grunge   duo   Local   H   returned   to   Harrisburg   on   November   14th   to   perform  with  Anthrophobia  and  The  91â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.  A  very  good   night  of  original  rock  music  from  two  local  bands  and  a   National  rock  act.  Local  H  became  best  known  for  their   radio   hit   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bound   for   the   Floorâ&#x20AC;?,   a   single   from   1996.   Founding   member   and   vocalist   Scott   Lucas   is   beyond   talented  and  has  created  8  studio  albums,  7  EPs  and  1  live   album.  Local  band  Anthrophobia  also  released  their  new   EP  titled  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rewired,â&#x20AC;?  this  night.      November  18th  George  Wesleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Small  Axe  Orchestra   opened  for  Zach  Deputy  at  The  Abbey.  Both  musicians   fall  in  the  genre  of  one  man,  live  looping  and  guitarsynth.   A  fun  night  of  reggae  and  jam  music  in  the  creative  mu-­ sicianship  of  live  looping.  Reggae  artist  George  Wesley   hails   from   Wilkes-­Barre   and   the   multi-­instrumentalist   Zach   Deputy   is   based   in   Savannah,   Georgia.   He   de-­ scribes  his  style  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;island-­infused  drum  nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  bass  gospel   ninja  soul.â&#x20AC;?        Righteous  rocker  Jerry  Joseph  also  returned  to  ABC   on   November   21st.   Joseph   was   here   this   past   July   and   has  been  visiting  Harrisburg  since  the  Metron  days  with   his  former  band  Little  Women.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  always  an  incredible   performance  from  Jerry  Joseph  of  amazing  passion  with   great  songwriting  and  cathartic  songs.  Immense  gratitude   to  Sarah  Staub  of  The  Abbey  who  brings  these  concerts   and  also  promoters  John  Harris  Jr.  and  Frank  Phobia.       Hershey   has   already   announced   6   major   concerts   for   2016.  O.A.R.  visits  Hershey  Theatre  on  February  9th.   Chicago  and  Earth,  Wind  and  Fire  play  Giant  Center   on  April   6th.   Hersheypark   Stadium   has   Twenty-­One   Pilots   on   June   19th.   The   Dixie   Chicks   on   June   24th.   5   Seconds   of   Summer   on   July   2nd.   Demi   Lovato   and   Nick  Jonas  on  July  16th.        NATIONAL  NEWS:  November  13th  the  entire  world   heard   of   the   deadly   terrorist   attack   on   Paris,   France.   Which   included   the   targeted   concert   hall   Le   Bataclan,   where  rock  band  Eagles  Of  Death  Metal  were  playing.   The  total  death  toll  is  129,  including  89  victims  killed  at   the  concert.  All  members  of  the  Eagles  Of  Death  Metal   escaped  the  attack.  One  of  the  victims  who  died  was  the   bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  merchandise  manager,  Nick  Alexander.  Thomas   Ayad,   international   product   manager   for   Mercury   Re-­ cords,   as   well   as   Universal   Music   Group   employees   Marie   Mosser   and   Manu   Perez   were   also   killed.   An   RIÂżFLDOVWDWHPHQWIURPEagles  Of  Death  Metal  includ-­ ed:  ³:KLOHWKHEDQGLVQRZKRPHVDIHZHDUHKRUULÂżHG and  still  trying  to  come  to  terms  with  what  happened  in   France.   Although   bonded   in   grief   with   the   victims,   the   fans,  the  families,  the  citizens  of  Paris,  and  all  those  af-­

fected  by  terrorism,  we  are  proud  to  stand  together,  with   our  new  family,  now  united  by  a  common  goal  of  love  and   compassion.  Proving  once  again  that  love  overshadows   evil.  All   EODM   shows   are   on   hold   until   further   notice.   Vive  la  musique,  vive  la  libertĂŠ,  vive  la  France,  and  vive   EODM.â&#x20AC;?   In   the   past,   Eagles   Of   Death   Metal   played   Lancasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Chameleon  on  October  18th,  2006.        The  Used  celebrates  the  bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  15  year  anniversary   with  two-­night  stands  in  each  city  in  which  the  band  will   GHOLYHUVWDUWWRÂżQLVKSHUIRUPDQFHVRILWVÂżUVWWZRDOEXPV The  Used  will  perform  its  2002  self-­titled  debut  album   GXULQJLWVÂżUVWQLJKWLQHDFKFLW\ZKLOHÂśV  â&#x20AC;&#x153;In  Love   and  Deathâ&#x20AC;?    is  feted  on  the  second  evening.  They  are  also   releasing  a  new  concert  CD/DVD  which  documents  the   bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  intimate  unplugged  storyteller  performance,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Used:  Live  and  Acoustic  at  The  Palaceâ&#x20AC;?  arrives  on  April   1st.  Dates  for  the  15th  anniversary  tour  by  The  Used  in-­ clude:  April  22-­23  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Baltimore,  Md.,  Rams  Head  Live!   and  May  3-­4  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Philadelphia,  Pa.,  Trocadero  Theatre. George Wesley

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       Jack   Russell,   the   lead   singer   of   Great  White,   said   heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  making  a  documentary  regarding  the  night  his  bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   pyrotechnics  display  sparked  the  Rhode  Island  nightclub   ÂżUHWKDWNLOOHGSHRSOHLQRussell  says  the  doc-­ umentary  will  give  him  a  chance  to  apologize  and  tell  his   side  of  the  story,  which  he  says  was  rock  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  rollâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  version   RI$PRQJWKHGHDGZDVGreat  White  guitarist  Ty   Longley0RUHWKDQSHRSOHZHUHLQMXUHG7KHSODQ KDVDQJHUHGVRPHZKRORVWORYHGRQHVRUVXUYLYHGWKHÂżUH DQGKDYHDGDPDQWO\UHIXVHGWRSDUWLFLSDWH$IWHUWKHLQFL-­ dent,  Russell  and  the  other  members  of  the  band  settled   DODZVXLWIRUPLOOLRQRussell  said  he  feels  â&#x20AC;&#x153;survivorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   JXLOW´+HDGGHGâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  like  I  had  anything  personally   to  do.  It  was  just  a  horrible  accident,â&#x20AC;?  Russell  says  he   will  never  get  over  it,  but  doing  the  documentary  might   help,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;It  will  get  me  some  peace.â&#x20AC;?      Rumor  has  it  that  the  classic  Guns  Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Roses  lineup  is   JHWWLQJEDFNWRJHWKHUIRUDWKDQQLYHUVDU\WRXU,W was  reported  that  Guns  Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  Roses  was  â&#x20AC;&#x153;days  awayâ&#x20AC;?  from   UHYHDOLQJLWVUHXQLRQSODQV7KHWRXUZDVH[SHFWHGWRLQ-­ clude  dates  worldwide,  along  with  headline  sets  at  festi-­ YDOVDFURVV(XURSHDQGWKH86$QLQVLGHUVDLGâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Slash   and  Axl  have  verbally  agreed  to  get  things  together  again   and   reform   the   original   band.   The   live   shows   is   where   they  can  show  the  world  what  they  had  and  also  make  the   greatest  earnings.â&#x20AC;?         Phil  Taylor,   former   drummer   for   heavy   metal   band   MotĂśrheadSDVVHGDZD\RQ1RYHPEHUWKDWWKHDJH RIMotĂśrhead  guitarist,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fastâ&#x20AC;?  Eddie  Clarke,  said   Taylor  â&#x20AC;&#x153;had  been  ill  for  some  time  but  that  does  not  make   LWDQ\HDVLHUZKHQWKHWLPHÂżQDOO\FRPHV´Taylor  nick-­ named  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philthy  Animal,â&#x20AC;?  had  a  distinctive  double  bass-­ GUXPVW\OHZKLFKKHOSHGGHÂżQHDQHZJHQUHÂąWKUDVKPHW-­ DO  Ozzy  Osbourne  called  his  death  a  â&#x20AC;&#x153;terrible,  terrible   loss.â&#x20AC;?  Taylor  left  MotĂśrheadLQUHMRLQHGLQ DQGOHIWDJDLQLQ     83&20,1* 6+2:6 Miley   Cyrus   &   Her   Dead   Petz 3KLODGHOSKLD (OHFWULF )DFWRU\ 'HFHPEHU WK Ni-­ cole   Atkins $UGPRUH 0XVLF +DOO 'HFHPEHU WK Fuel   -LP7KRUSH3HQQÂśV3HDN'HFHPEHUWKFuel  Lancaster   &KDPHOHRQ 'HFHPEHU WK Beach   Slang   Philadelphia   )LUVW 8QLWDULDQ &KXUFK 'HFHPEHU WK Jeffrey   Gaines   +DUULVEXUJ+0$&'HFHPEHUWK    Email:  erockhoff@comcast.net  or  facebook.com/Eric  S   Hoffman.

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Crossroads Duo, The Ultimate Blues Brothersâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Sterling  Koch only  just  recently  started  playing  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crossroads  Duo.â&#x20AC;?      Sterling  and  Jack  have  both  played  in  many  different   bands  the  past  40  years,  sometimes  even  sharing  the  stage.   They   both   decided   separately   but   at   the   same   time   that   they  were  done  lugging  all  of  the  â&#x20AC;&#x153;electricâ&#x20AC;?  equipment  in   and  out  of  gigs,  but  they  werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  ready  to  hang  it  up  all   together.  Sterling  gave  Jack  a  call,  and  was  thrilled  when   he   found   out   Jack   was   thinking   the   same   thing.   Since   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  playing  blues  so  long  they  both  know  plenty   of  songs  to  play  a  whole  nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  worth  of  music,  or  even   a   whole   week!   Jack   has   even   performed   on   Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   recorded  albums,  so  you  will  still  be  able  to  hear  some   of  Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  originals,  it  will  just  be  an  acoustic  version.       Sterling   has   lost   track,   but   heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   recorded   several   al-­ bums   throughout   his   years   as   a   musician.   Some   of   his   most  recent  releases  are  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Slide  Rulerâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let  it  Slide,â&#x20AC;?   which   are   both   solo   albums,   and   then   he   also   recorded   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Place   Your   Betsâ&#x20AC;?   with   the   Sterling   Koch   Trio.   All   of   his   albums   can   still   be   purchased   through   CDbaby,   iTunes,  etc.  He  also  has  a  special  Christmas  Album,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A   Steel   Guitar   Blues   Christmas,â&#x20AC;?   if   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re   looking   for   a   unique  way  to  get  ready  for  Christmas  I  highly  suggest   checking  it  out.              The  biggest  news  is  that  Sterling  is  releasing  yet  one   more   electric   album,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock   Slideâ&#x20AC;?   on   December   4th.   Jack   is   also   part   of   this   album,   it   actually   starts   with   Jackâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  harmonica.  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock  Slideâ&#x20AC;?  will  be  available  at  all   of  their  shows  starting  with  Legends  Cafe  in  Lebanon,   on  Friday,  December  4th.  Speaking  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;legendsâ&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;Ś  if  you   make  it  out  on  the  4th,  please  say  a  special  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy  Birth-­ dayâ&#x20AC;?  to  Sterling  himself!  I  wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  say  how  old  he  is,  weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll   just  say  heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  well  seasoned.        Sterling  had  a  blast  recording  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock  Slideâ&#x20AC;?  with  Bret   Alexander.   Bret   has   actually   co-­produced   and   mixed   DECEMBER, 2015

Sterlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  last  5  albums.  Recording  with  Bret  takes  the   stress  out  of  the  process  and  Sterling  canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  wait  to  actual-­ O\KROGWKHÂżQLVKHGSURGXFWLQKLVKDQGVDQGVKDUHLWZLWK all  his  fans.

 â&#x20AC;&#x153;No  tracks,  no  loops,  no  harmonizers,  no  auto-­tune....   Real  acoustic  music  performed   by  real,  professional  musicians.   Acoustic,  classic  rock,  blues  based  rock  and  oldies  with  acoustic  guitar,  harmonica  and   harmony  vocals....â&#x20AC;?    

       Originals   arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   over   for   Crossroads   Duo.  They   al-­ ready   have   plans   under   way   to   stick   with   their   simple   theme,  they  will  hopefully  be  heading  to  John  Nasserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   all   analog   studio   when   it   comes   time   to   record   Cross-­ roads  Duoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  album.  Crossroads  Duo  takes  pride  in  the   fact  that  they  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  use  any  â&#x20AC;&#x153;gadgetsâ&#x20AC;?  in  their  show,  no   harmonizers,  loops,  etc.  They  want  to  keep  it  as  real  and   as   stripped   down   as   possible.   Holland   Recording   Stu-­ dios  ZLOOEHDJUHDWÂżWZKHQWKHWLPHFRPHVWROD\GRZQ their  tracks.       Sterling   and   Jack   are   both   very   excited   about   this   new   adventure   theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve   started   together.  When   they   had   to  come  up  with  a  name  for  their  act,  Crossroads  Duo,   was  an  easy  choice.  Just  like  the  Crossroads  of  Highway   61  and  Highway  49  in  Clarksdale,  MS,  where  the  blues   legend,  Robert  Johnson  sold  his  soul  to  the  Devil  for  the   ability  to  play  a  mean  guitar,  they  also  have  a  Route  61   that   cuts   right   through   Pottsville,   where   they   are   based   out  of.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  like  this  duo  was  always  meant  to  be.      Crossroads  Duo  are  very  grateful  to  already  have  book-­ ings  throughout  2016.  One  of  the  main  reasons  they  de-­ cided  to  go  the  acoustic  route  is  because,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  fun,  easy,  it   clicks,  and  it  books!â&#x20AC;?  When  you  are  only  an  acoustic  duo  

\RXFDQSUHWW\PXFKÂżWDQ\ZKHUHWKH\ZLOOOHW\RXSOD\ restaurants,  clubs,   bars,   decks,   patios,   wherever!   They   play  music  that  spans  the  generations.  Sterling  is  excited   because  JackLVJUHDWDWÂżQGLQJKDUPRQLHVLQSUHWW\PXFK every  song.  They  play  everything  from  ACDC  to  ZZ  Top,   and  all  the  way  to  Fleetwood  Mac,  with  tons  of  music  in   between   and   all   around.  They   are   just   out   there   having   fun,  and  making  sure  the  people  listening  are  having  fun   too!        The  duo  has  performed  at  many  coffeehouses,  restau-­ rants,   wineries,   nightclubs,   blues   festivals   and   other   events  around  eastern  Pennsylvania.  They  have  also  per-­ formed  at  many  nationally  known  venues  including;Íž  The   Bitter   End,   Kennyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Castaways   and   Cornelia   Street   CafĂŠ  (all  in  New  York  City),  the  well  known  blues  night-­ clubs  Stanhope  House  and  Bubba  Macâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Blues  Shack   (both  in  New  Jersey)  and  many  other  venues  throughout   New  York,  New  Jersey  and  Pennsylvania.          Crossroads  Duoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  years  of  musical  experience  ensure   a  professional  performance  and  a  good  time  for  allâ&#x20AC;Ś.      They  wanted  to  make  sure  and  give  a  big  THANK  YOU   to  all  the  venues  that  do  still  have  live  music.  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  not  easy  

Photo  by  Rachel  Rocks

By  Rachel  Rocks

        Crossroads  Duo  is  as  close  as  you  can  come  to  meeting   the  real  Blues  Brothers,  right  here  in  Pennsylvania.  Ster-­ ling  Koch  and  Jack  Kulp  are  performing  acoustic  blues,   classic  rock,  and  blues  based  rock  throughout  central  PA   and   even   throughout   the   Mid-­Atlantic   region.  They   are   keeping  things  as  simple  as  possible,  Sterling  only  uses   his  6  or  12  string  guitar  and  vocals,  and  they  also  have   the  harmonica  and  vocals  by  Jack.  You  might  have  seen   Sterling  and  Jack  on  the  same  stage  before,  but  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  

Jack  Kulp

All  CDs  available  at...Amazon.com/Sterling  Koch

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in  todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  world  to  get  the  bookings  that  you  could  easily   get  years  ago.  There  seems  to  be  more  musicians,  but  less   venues.  Sterling  and  Jack  are  lucky  to  be  on  quite  a  few   regular   rotations   that   are   a   lot   of   fun.   Not   only   do   you   know  what  to  expect  going  in,  but  so  do  their  fans.         They   also   wanted   to   give   an   even   BIGGER   SHOUT   OUT  to  their  fans!  Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  nothing  more  fun  than  playing   to  a  full  room,  and  theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve  been  blessed  to  have  quite  a   few  fans  that  travel  quite  the  distance  to  hear  them  play.   They  do  notice  your  dedication  and  they  appreciate  each   and  every  one  of  you.        You  can  check  them  out  on  Facebook  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crossroads   Duoâ&#x20AC;?.   The   new   website   is:   www.reverbnation.com/ crossroadsduo.  To  check  out  Sterlings  last  5  albums  go   to   Amazon.com/Sterling   Koch.   Mps   are   available   on   Itunes.com  as  well.      To  get  Crossroads  Duo  booked  at  your  venue  or  private   party,  give  Sterling  a  call  at  570-­205-­1350.     15


shows over  the  holidays  before  but  in  a  baseball  stadium   with  no  decorations  it  could  have  been  at  any  time.We  of   course  had  our  own  little  celebrations;;  the  different  areas   of  the  production  had  their  own  decorations  and  holiday   cheer.     This   particular   show   was   with   Michael   Jackson   and  after  the  show  he  gave  each  of  us  an  engraved  watch.

The Joys  of  the  Holidays Or  being  in  the  right  place  at  the  right  time!      The  Holiday  season  is  always  hard  to  be  on  the  road   traveling  while  the  family  is  at  home.    You  miss  much  of   the  season’s  festivities.  The  job  is  the  job.      However,  despite  the  circumstances,  if  you  are  working   away  from  home,  you  might  as  well  blend  in  and  enjoy   your  surroundings.      For  example  -­  being  in  Europe  before  Christmas  can  be   magical.  This  is  especially  true  if  you’re  fortunate  enough   to  be  in  the  old  town  sections  where  the  atmosphere  with   the  decorations  and  seasonal  food  &  drinks  go  back  hun-­ dreds  of  years.

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   Visiting  and  experiencing  the  town  square  holiday  mar-­ NHWVLVDMR\+RZRIWHQGR\RXJHWWREHLQDSODFH¿OOHG with  their  unique  gifts  and  hot  mulled  wine.  Did  I  men-­ tion  all  the  local  people,  local  color  and  the  hot  mulled   wine  (well  there  is  more  than  one  booth  with  wine)?        One  year  I  was  in  Stockholm  the  week  before  Christ-­ mas;;  it  was  snowing,  the  old  town  area  was  decorated  and   the  atmosphere  was  the  way  it  should  be  for  Christmas!     It  was  both  beautiful  and  memorable.      Another  year  I  was  in  Japan  for  Christmas;;  a  totally  dif-­ ferent  scene.  We  did  a  show  on  Christmas  day.  I  have  done  

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   The   moral   of   the   story   is   to   make   the   most   of   every   situation  or  location;;  you  will  enrich  your  life  while  ap-­ preciating  your  family  back  home.  (don’t  forget  to  bring   home  some  local  color  for  them.)    :::'±:KDW:RXOG:RO¿H'R"        Where  can  I  learn  to  do  that?        This  is  a  general  question  as  it  can  refer  to  many  as-­ pects.    However,  the  one  simple  answer  is  education.

   No  matter  who  you  are,  you  never  stop  learning.    Ob-­ viously  there  are  numerous  schools  and  courses  available   that  were  nonexistent  a  few  years  ago.          What  a  school  or  a  training  course  can  teach  you  is  the   basics;;  theories  and  what  certain  pieces  of  equipment  do   and  maybe  how  to  turn  it  on.

   What  it  can’t  teach  you  is  exactly  how  much  or  when  to   use  it.    That  comes  from  experience  and  talent.

     Even  if  someone  gets  every  question  in  a  test  right;;  that   does  not  mean  they  are  actually  good  at  doing  it.  Some   people  are  a  better  race  car  driver  than  others.        Got  a  question  of  your  own?  Send  me  an  email  –   mike@soundadvantageinc.com  And  a  Happy  New  Year  to  all  my  readers!

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THE PROFESSOR By Jim Price

    The  holiday  season  has  arrived  again,  and  the  end  of   another  year  approaches.  I  again  look  forward  to  seeing   the  world  slow  down  for  a  little  while,  spending  quality   time  with  the  special  people  in  my  world,  and  enjoying   some  of  the  pleasant  surprises  the  area  music  scene  usu-­ ally  offers  up  during  this  special  time  of  year.  I  wish  the   area  music  scene  and  all  of  our  readers  the  merriest  and   safest   of   holiday   seasons,   as   well   as   Merry   Christmas,   Happy  New  Year,  or  the  happiest  of  whatever  holiday  you   celebrate   at   this   time   of   year,   even   â&#x20AC;&#x153;a   Festivus   for   the   rest  of  us!â&#x20AC;?      In  May  of  1988,  Ciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  in  Altoona  hosted  a  concert   featuring  two  rising  national  names  in  heavy  metal  mu-­ VLF ERWK DW WKDW WLPH VLJQHG ZLWK Ă&#x20AC;HGJOLQJ LQGHSHQGHQW record  label  Metal  Blade  Records  â&#x20AC;&#x201C;  Hallowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Eve  and   Fates   Warning.   At   the   time,   thrash   and   power   metal   were  rising  in  popularity,  so  much  of  the  crowd  at  Cis-­ coâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   on   that   night   had   shown   up   to   see   Hallowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Eve,   before  vacating  the  premises  after  that  groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  set.  When   Fates   Warning   came   on   stage,   only   a   handful   of   stal-­ wart   metal   fans   were   in   the   room,   including   yours   tru-­ ly.   Not   a   band   that   pursued   hit   singles,   Fates  Warning   none  the  less  grew  a  fan  base  for  their  distinctive  brand   RISURJUHVVLYHĂ&#x20AC;DYRUHGPHWDOPXVLFFates  Warning  had   achieved   more   popularity   by   the   next   time   I   saw   them   in   July   of   2003,   opening   for   Queensryche   and   Dream   Theater  at  the  Station  Square  Amphitheater  in  Pittsburgh.   0RUHWKDQDTXDUWHURIDFHQWXU\DIWHUWKDWÂżUVWORFDODS-­

pearance  at  Ciscoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,  Fates  Warning  returned  to  the  Al-­ toona   area   to   headline   a   multi-­band   metal   music   bill   at   McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s,  and  a  much  larger  crowd  was  on  hand  to   witness  their  performance  this  night.  The  music  happened   on  two  stages,  emceed  by  Don  Jamieson  of  VH1  Clas-­ sicâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;That  Metal  Showâ&#x20AC;?.  Day  job  duties  prevented  me   IURPDUULYLQJLQWLPHWRVHHÂżUVWRSHQHUVGiornesto  ini-­ tiate  McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  new  second  stage  (more  on  them  lat-­ er),   but   Lies,   Inc.   commenced   their   set   minutes   after   I   got  there.  Lies  executed  their  set  of  new  and  established   original  tunes,  with  singer  Lily  Taylor  belting  out  power-­ ful  voice  on  numbers  such  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;The  Reaper,â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hypnoticâ&#x20AC;?   and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Waking  the  Misery,â&#x20AC;?  while  new  guitarist  Bob  Hiles   ÂżUHG SUHFLVLRQ JXLWDU OHDGV RII WKH WLJKW UK\WKPV JHQHU-­ ated  by  bassist  Kent  Tonkin  and  drummer  Ron  Brode.   Naildriver  next  hammered  out  their  set  of  intense  orig-­ inal   power   metal,   introducing   new   tunes   such   as   â&#x20AC;&#x153;This   Sinking  Shipâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Knifework,â&#x20AC;?  and  scorching  the  walls   with   favorites   like   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Enemy,â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Executionerâ&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Seal   the  Exits.â&#x20AC;?  Frontman  Matt  Watson  howled  with  ferocity,   while  guitarists  Scott  Botteicher  and  Todd  Dale,  bassist   Scott  Bush  and  drummer  Kevin  Siegel  backed  him  with   turbulent,  savage  backdrops.  Then  on  McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  main   stage,  Detroitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Imminent  Sonic  Destruction  showcased   D EUDQG RI GDUN SURJUHVVLYHĂ&#x20AC;DYRUHG RULJLQDO PHWDO 7KLV JURXSÂśV VRXQG ZDV GHÂżQHG E\ WKH VRDULQJ YRFDOV of  frontman/guitarist  Tony  Piccoli,  dark  keyboard  inter-­ ludes  from  Pete  Hopersberger,  and  precision  harmony   guitar   leads   by   Piccoli   and   multi-­instrumentalist   Scott   Thompson;Íž  all  set  against  the  detailed  rhythms  of  drum-­ mer  Pat  DeLeon  and  bassist  Bryan  Paxton.  Imminent   Sonic   Destruction   introduced   several   songs   from   their   most   recent   CD,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;2011â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   Recurring   Themesâ&#x20AC;?,   along   with   newer   originals   like   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Fogâ&#x20AC;?   and   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sleepless.â&#x20AC;?  

They  won  multiple  new  fans  this  night,  generating  more   cheers  from  the  audience  as  their  set  progressed.  Before   the   headliners   took   the   main   stage,   Don   Jamieson   did   his  rock  and  metal-­themed  standup  comedy  routine,  gen-­ erating   plentiful   laughs   as   he   referenced  AC/DC,   Kiss,   Motorhead,  Aerosmith,   Motley   Crue,   Keifer   Sutherland   and   more.   Fates  Warning   then   closed   the   night   with   a   set   that   spotlighted   compositions   from   throughout   their   career.   The   current   edition   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   singer   Ray  Alder,   guitar-­ ists  Jim  Matheos  and  Frank  Aresti,  bassist  Joey  Vera   and   drummer   Bobby   Jarzombek   â&#x20AC;&#x201C;   opened   with   â&#x20AC;&#x153;One   Thousand   Firesâ&#x20AC;?   from   their   latest   CD,   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Darkness   in   a   Different   Lightâ&#x20AC;?,   and   performed   other   tracks   from   that   album  such  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Into  the  Blackâ&#x20AC;?  and  ³)LUHĂ&#x20AC;\´  They  did   several  numbers  from  their  1991  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Parallelsâ&#x20AC;?  album  such   as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Life  in  Still  Water,â&#x20AC;?  and  for  their  â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;encoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  (they  didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   leave   the   stage,   just   paused   and   continued)   â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Elev-­ enth  Hourâ&#x20AC;?  and  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Point  of  View.â&#x20AC;?7KH\GLGÂżYHFKDSWHUV from  1997â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;A  Pleasant  Shade  of  Grayâ&#x20AC;?,  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Part  of  the   Machineâ&#x20AC;?  off  1989â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Perfect  Symmetryâ&#x20AC;?  and  more.  As   expected,  the  groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  overall  musicianship  and  attention   to  detail  was  continually  in  the  spotlight  as  they  executed   the  intricate  arrangements  of  their  song  material.  An  addi-­ tional  highlight  was  witnessing  the  band  membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  faces   light  up  as  the  audience  sang  their  lyrics  back  to  them;Íž  an   ultimate  victory  given  the  empty  house  they  played  to  in   this  town  27  years  before!         State   Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   State   Theatre   presented   its   second   annual  Blues  Festival  last  month,  headlined  by  Robert   Randolph  and  the  Family  Band.  This  provided  an  ex-­ FHOOHQWHYHQLQJRIPXVLFZLWKVHYHUDORIWKHUHJLRQÂśVÂżQ-­ est  blues-­based  acts  leading  up  to  the  headliner.  The  Jive   Bombers  led  off  the  evening  with  a  celebration  of  early   blues,   doing   numbers   from   Bull   Moose   Jackson,   Son-­ ny   Boy  Williamson,   Stick   McGhee   and   more.   Richard   Sleigh  provided  frequent  highlights  with  his  impassioned   continued on page 19...

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harmonica  wail,  while  singer/guitarist  Jerry  Zolten  en-­ lightened  the  audience  on  the  histories  of  several  of  the   VRQJVERWKĂ&#x20AC;DQNHGE\John  â&#x20AC;&#x153;JKâ&#x20AC;?  Kennedy  on  upright   bass   and   drummer   John   Raiser.   The   Triple   A   Blues   Band  IROORZHGZLWKWKHLUPL[WXUHRIWUDGLWLRQDOĂ&#x20AC;DYRUHG EOXHVIXQNDQGJRVSHOJHDUHGVRXQGV%DFNLQDFWLRQIRO-­ ORZLQJDUHFHQWVWURNHVLQJHUJXLWDULVWAndy  Tolins  led   WKH JURXS RQ VHYHUDO QXPEHUV DFFRPSDQLHG E\ VLQJHU NH\ERDUGLVW  John  â&#x20AC;&#x153;JT  Bluesâ&#x20AC;?  Thompson,  bassist  Peter   Jogo,   drummer   Stubby   Stubs   and   Richard   Sleigh   on   KDUPRQLFD 7KHLU VHW VDZ JXHVW DSSHDUDQFHV E\ VLQJHUV Natascha  Hoffmeyer  and  Bill  Besecker,  and  concluded   with   a   rendition   of   JT   Bluesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   original   song   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cab   Ride   Boogie.â&#x20AC;?  Felix  &  the  Hurricanes  then  celebrated  elec-­ WULFEOXHVDQGEOXHVURFNSHUIRUPLQJDVHOHFWLRQRIPRVW-­ O\ RULJLQDO VRQJV 5LQJOHDGHU Felix   Kos   demonstrated   his  slide  guitar  talents  on  the  set-­opening  original  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Just   Had  to  Play  the  Blues,â&#x20AC;?DQGQHZEDVVPDQ7ony  Mol-­ lickOHGWKHJURXSRQDFULVSUHQGLWLRQRI-RKQQ\&DVKÂśV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Big  River.â&#x20AC;?  Other  set  highlights  included  the  coupling   of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Walking  a  Straight  Lineâ&#x20AC;?  into  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Icy  You,â&#x20AC;?  before  the   ULSURDULQJVHWFORVLQJUHQGLWLRQRI==7RSÂśVâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Thunder-­ bird.â&#x20AC;?   Miss   Melanie   &   the   Valley   Rats   brought   the   blues  and  soul,  mixing  things  up  between  soulful  blues,   EOXHV\VRXODQGHYHQDWRXFKRIJRVSHOZLWKWKHLUVHWÂżQD-­ le  version  of  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Amazing  Grace.â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Miss  Melanieâ&#x20AC;?  Morri-­ son  Zeigler  unleashed  her  heart  and  soul  into  each  song,   bringing  the  audience  to  attention  with  her  rousing  voice   DQGMR\IXOHQWKXVLDVP*XLWDULVWMark  Ross,NH\ERDUGLVW Rev.   James   Harton   and   drummer   Jordan   Thompson   served  the  song  at  all  times,  giving  each  tune  just  the  right   WRXFKHVWRVRXQGSROLVKHGDQGFRPSOHWH  Jackie  Brown   &   the   Gill   Street   Band ÂżUHG XS KRW VRXO UK\WKP DQG EOXHVVRXQGV$QGDOWKRXJKXQGHUWKHZHDWKHUQDPHVDNH JackieZHQWIRUEURNHWRRNFRQWURODQGOHIWLWDOORQWKH VWDJHSRXULQJKHUKHDUWDQGJULWLQWRQXPEHUVE\*ODG\V .QLJKW$UHWKD)UDQNOLQ,VOH\%URWKHUVDQGPRUH$SRS-­ XODUKLJKOLJKWRIWKHLUVHWZDV%LOOLH+ROLGD\ÂśVâ&#x20AC;&#x153;God  Bless   the  Child,â&#x20AC;?  with  the  Gill  Street  horn  section  of  trombone   SOD\HUChris  GambleVD[SOD\HUVTom  Gallagher  and   Benjamin   Kim,   and   trumpeter   Richard   Meyer   in   the   VSRWOLJKW Robert   Randolph   &   the   Family   Band   then   FDSSHGWKHHYHQLQJZLWKDGD]]OLQJVHWWKDWPL[HGIXQN EOXHVURFNDQGVRXO1DPHVDNHRobert  demonstrated  his   PDVWHU\ RI WKH SHGDO VWHHO JXLWDU HDUO\ DQG RIWHQ PDN-­ LQJ WKH LQVWUXPHQW FU\ GXULQJ (OPRUH -DPHVÂś â&#x20AC;&#x153;The   Sky   Is  Crying,â&#x20AC;?  and  turning  the  instrument  into  an  extension   RIKLVRZQMR\RXVSHUVRQDOLW\DQGPRRGRobert  turned   WKLVVHWLQWRDSDUW\RIWHQVWHSSLQJDZD\IURPKLVSHGDO VWHHOWRGDQFHLQIURQWRIWKHDXGLHQFHEHFNRQLQJODGLHV from  the  audience  to  step  on  stage  and  dance  along  during   6OLP+DUSRÂśVâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Shake  Your  Hips,â&#x20AC;?  and  using  a  Sprite  soda   can   for   a   slide   on   a   set-­closing   jam   derived   from   Jimi   +HQGUL[ÂśVâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Voodoo  Chile.â&#x20AC;?  When  the  audience  demand-­ ed  an  encore,  Robert  and  the  Family  Band  returned  to   ÂżQLVKWKHQLJKWZLWKDQLQVWUXPHQWDOLQWHUOXGHVSXQIURP %REE\ 0F)HUULQÂśV â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t   Worry   Be   Happy.â&#x20AC;? 7KH HYH-­ QLQJDOVRLQFOXGHGDXFWLRQVIRUDJXLWDUVLJQHGE\DOOWKH SHUIRUPHUVDQGDSHGDOVWHHOJXLWDUDXWRJUDSKHGE\Rob-­ ert  Randolph %HVLGHVWKHDIRUHPHQWLRQHGState  Theatre  Blues  Fes-­ tival,DOVRVDZFelix  &  the  HurricanesDVWKH\FORVHG WKH ERRN RQ P\ RXWGRRU OLYH PXVLF VHDVRQ LQ ODWH 2F-­ tober   with   their   annual   Halloween   Blues   Cruise   aboard   the   Proud   Mary   ULYHUERDW RQ /DNH 5D\VWRZQ 7KLV DPRXQWHG WR WKH RQO\ +DOORZHHQWKHPHG PXVLF HYHQW , H[SHULHQFHGWKLV\HDU$WRSWKHERDWÂśVXSSHUGHFNFelix   Kos,   Tony   Mollick   and   Bob   Watters   entertained   the   %OXHV &UXLVHUV ZLWK D PL[WXUH RI FODVVLF DQG VRXWKHUQ URFN EOXHV DQG FRXQWU\ DJDLQVW D EDFNGURS RI FRORUIXO IDOOIROLDJHFRPIRUWDEOHSOXVWHPSHUDWXUHVDQG/DNH 5D\VWRZQ+DOORZHHQRXWÂżWVZHUHOLPLWHGLQQXPEHUWKLV \HDULQFOXGLQJVRPH]RPELHZRPHQDQGDEDQDQD /RQJ,VODQG1HZ<RUNÂśVBlameshift  revisited  the  area   continued on page 20...

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Root & the Fifths

The  Professor  continued... in  late  October  in  support  of  their  new  single  and  upcom-­ ing   new   full-­length   album.   Blameshift   headlined   a   tri-­ ple-­bill  at  The  After  DarkLQ&OHDUÂżHOGGXULQJWKHLUYLV-­ it.   New   State   College-­based   pop-­punk   rockers   Making   State RSHQHG WKH QLJKW EHIRUH , DUULYHG DQG$ODEDPDÂśV Shallow   Side ZDV RQ WKH VWDJH DV , HQWHUHG WKH YHQXH Supporting  BlameshiftRQWKLVOHJRIWKHLUWRXUShallow   SideGLGKLJKSRZHUHGEOXHVURRWHGURFNDVWKH\PL[HG RULJLQDOVRQJVZLWKVHOHFWFRYHUV6LQJHUEric  Boatright   JDYHDIHLVW\SHUIRUPDQFHXSIURQWFRQWLQXDOO\UDOO\LQJ WKH FURZG DQG JHWWLQJ WKHP LQYROYHG LQ WKH VKRZ 7KH UHVW RI WKH JURXS Âą JXLWDULVWNH\ERDUGLVW Seth   Trimble,   bassist/guitarist   Cody   Hampton   and   drummer   Heath   Fields Âą SURYLGHG FRQVWDQW HQHUJ\ DQG PRYHPHQW DV WKH\GLGRULJLQDOQXPEHUVVXFKDVâ&#x20AC;&#x153;In  Too  Deep,â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Way   Fairingâ&#x20AC;?  and  their  current  single  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stand  Up,â&#x20AC;?  as  well  as   DÂżHU\KRPDJHWRWKHLUKRPHVWDWHDQWKHPZLWK/\Q\UG 6N\Q\UGÂśVDQWKHPâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet  Home  Alabamaâ&#x20AC;?  and  a  torrid   UHDGRI.HQQ\/RJJLQVÂśâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Footloose.â&#x20AC;?  Blameshift  quick-­ O\WRRNFKDUJHDQGULYHWHGWKHFURZGÂśVDWWHQWLRQDVWKH\

WRRNWKHVWDJHZLWKHQHUJHWLFIURQWODG\Jenny  Mann  im-­ PHGLDWHO\ZKLSSLQJWKHIDQVLQWRDIUHQ]\7KHJURXSLQ-­ WURGXFHGVHYHUDOQHZVRQJVVXFKDVWKHQHZVLQJOHâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Tell   Me  Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Alright,â&#x20AC;?  as  well  as  older  fare  such  as  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Figure  Out   a  Wayâ&#x20AC;?DQGWKHWLWOHWUDFNIURPWKHLUODWHVW&'â&#x20AC;&#x153;Secretsâ&#x20AC;?.     )RXU KHDY\KLWWLQJ EDQGV FRQYHUJHG DW 30   Some-­ thing  LQ$OWRRQDIRUâ&#x20AC;&#x153;None  More  Black,â&#x20AC;?  a  celebration   RI GRRPVW\OHG KHDY\ PHWDO VRXQGV , DUULYHG LQ WLPH to   catch   the   tail   end   of   local   Black   Sabbath   tribute   act   Hand  Of  Doom,KHDULQJWKHLUYHUVLRQRIâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Heaven  and   Hell.â&#x20AC;?   Giornesto   then   thundered   the   house   with   their   %ODFN6DEEDWKURRWHGSRZHUPHWDOVRXQGSHUIRUPLQJD number   of   new   originals.   Singer/namesake   Todd   Gior-­ nesto  GLVSOD\HGDFRPPDQGLQJYRLFHDQGSUHVHQFHIURQW DQG FHQWHU Ă&#x20AC;DQNHG E\ JXLWDULVW Ron   Newman EDVVLVW Tom  Brunner  and  drummer  Jack  Brant.  Opening  with  

Felix & the Hurricanes their  popular   anthem   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Restless,â&#x20AC;?   Giornesto GLVSOD\HG ZHLJKW\ UK\WKPV DQG WHUVH ULIIDJH RQ QXPEHUV VXFK DV   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trail  of  Tears,â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crown  of  Doom,â&#x20AC;?  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Warriors  of  God,â&#x20AC;?   â&#x20AC;&#x153;Messiahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  Rageâ&#x20AC;?  and  more.  Black  Sun  continued  with  

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GIVE  THE  GIFT   OF  MUSIC... Music  Lessons  Were  the   Best  Thing  Your  Parents   Ever  Did  for  You by  Tom  Barnes  â&#x20AC;˘  February  17,  2015

 Read  Tom  Barnesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;  wonderful  article    about  how  your   parents  decision  to  have  you  learn  music  produced   some  incredible  effects  on  your  mind.

        If  your  parents  ever  submitted  you  to  regular  music   OHVVRQVDVDNLG\RXSUREDEO\JRWLQDÂżJKWZLWKWKHP RQFH RU WZLFH DERXW LW 0D\EH \RX GLGQÂśW ZDQW WR JR PD\EH\RXGLGQÂśWOLNHSUDFWLFLQJ%XWZHKDYHVRPHEDG QHZV7KH\ZHUHULJKW,WWXUQVRXWWKDWDOOWKRVHHQGOHVV PDMRU VFDOH H[HUFLVHV DQG UHSHWLWLRQV RI Âł&KRSVWLFNV´ KDG VRPH LQFUHGLEOH HIIHFWV RQ RXU PLQGV 3V\FKRORJL-­ FDOVWXGLHVFRQWLQXHWRXQFRYHUPRUHDQGPRUHEHQHÂżWV WKDW PXVLF OHVVRQV SURYLGH WR GHYHORSLQJ PLQGV 2QH LQFUHGLEO\ FRPSUHKHQVLYH ORQJLWXGLQDO VWXG\ SURGXFHG E\ WKH *HUPDQ 6RFLR(FRQRPLF 3DQHO LQ  VWDWHG WKHSRZHURIPXVLFOHVVRQVDVSODLQDVFRXOGEHâ&#x20AC;&#x153;Music   improves   cognitive   and   non-­cognitive   skills   more   than   twice   as   much   as   sports,   theater   or   dance.â&#x20AC;?7KH VWXG\ IRXQG WKDW NLGV ZKR WDNH PXVLF OHVVRQV â&#x20AC;&#x153;have   better   cognitive  skills  and  school  grades  and  are  more  consci-­ entious,  open  and  ambitious.â&#x20AC;?$QGWKDWÂśVMXVWWKHEHJLQ-­ QLQJ7KHIROORZLQJOLVWLVDVDPSOLQJRIWKHYDVWDPRXQW RIQHXURORJLFDOEHQHÂżWVWKDWPXVLFOHVVRQVFDQSURYLGH &RQVLGHULQJWKLVYDVWGLYHUVLW\LWÂśVEDIĂ&#x20AC;LQJWKDWWKHUHDUH VWLOONLGVLQWKLVFRXQWU\ZKRDUHQRWUHFHLYLQJKLJKTXDO-­ LW\ PXVLF HGXFDWLRQ LQ WKHLU VFKRROV (YHU\ NLG VKRXOG KDYHWKLVVDPHVKRWDWVXFFHVV      1.  It  improved  your  reading  and  verbal  skills.6HYHU-­ DOVWXGLHVKDYHIRXQGVWURQJOLQNVEHWZHHQSLWFKSURFHVV-­ LQJDQGODQJXDJHSURFHVVLQJDELOLWLHV5HVHDUFKHUVRXWRI 1RUWKZHVWHUQ 8QLYHUVLW\ IRXQG WKDW ÂżYH VNLOOV XQGHUOLH ODQJXDJHDFTXLVLWLRQâ&#x20AC;&#x153;phonological  awareness,  speech-­ in-­noise   perception,   rhythm   perception,   auditory   work-­ ing   memory   and   the   ability   to   learn   sound   patterns.â&#x20AC;?   7KURXJK UHYLHZLQJ D VHULHV RI ORQJLWXGLQDO VWXGLHV WKH\ GLVFRYHUHG WKDW HDFK WKHVH VNLOOV LV H[HUFLVHG DQG VWUHQJWKHQHG E\ PXVLF OHVVRQV &KLOGUHQ UDQGRPO\ DV-­ signed  to  music  training  alongside  reading  training  per-­ IRUPHGPXFKEHWWHUWKDQWKRVHZKRUHFHLYHGRWKHUIRUPV RIQRQPXVLFDOVWLPXODWLRQVXFKDVSDLQWLQJRURWKHUYL-­ VXDO DUWV<RXÂśYH JRW WR NLQG RI IHHO EDG IRU WKRVH NLGV UDQGRPO\DVVLJQHGLQWRDUWFODVVHV        2.  It  improved  your  mathematical  and  spatial-­tem-­ poral   reasoning     0XVLF LV GHHSO\ PDWKHPDWLFDO LQ QD-­ WXUH 0DWKHPDWLFDO UHODWLRQVKLSV GHWHUPLQH LQWHUYDOV LQ VFDOHVWKHDUUDQJHPHQWRINH\VDQGWKHVXEGLYLVLRQVRI UK\WKP ,W PDNHV VHQVH WKHQ WKDW FKLOGUHQ ZKR UHFHLYH KLJKTXDOLW\ PXVLF WUDLQLQJ DOVR WHQG WR VFRUH KLJKHU LQ PDWK7KLV LV EHFDXVH RI WKH LPSURYHG DEVWUDFW VSD-­ WLDOWHPSRUDOVNLOOV\RXQJPXVLFLDQVJDLQ$FFRUGLQJWR DIHDWXUHZULWWHQIRU3%6(GXFDWLRQWKHVHVNLOOVDUHYLWDO IRU VROYLQJ WKH PXOWLVWHS SUREOHPV WKDWRFFXU LQ ÂłDUFKL-­ WHFWXUH HQJLQHHULQJ PDWK DUW JDPLQJ DQG HVSHFLDOO\ ZRUNLQJZLWKFRPSXWHUV´:LWKWKHVHJDLQVDQGWKRVHLQ verbal  and  reading  abilities,  young  musicians  can  pretty   PXFKKHOSWKHPVHOYHVVXFFHHGLQDQ\ÂżHOGWKH\GHFLGH WRSXUVXH continued on page 24...

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Gift  of  Music  continued...      3.  It  helped  your  grades.  In  a  2007  study,  Christopher   Johnson,  a  professor  of  music  education  and  music  ther-­ apy  at  the  University  of  Kansas,  found  that  â&#x20AC;&#x153;elementary   schools  with  superior  music  education  programs  scored   around  22%  higher  in  English  and  20%  higher  in  math   scores   on   standardized   tests   compared   to   schools   with   low-­quality  music  programs.â&#x20AC;?  A  2013  study  out  of  Can-­ ada   found   the   same.   Every   year   that   scores   were   mea-­ sured,  the  mean  grades  of  the  students  who  chose  music   were  higher  than  those  who  chose  other  extracurriculars.   While  neither  of  these  studies  can  necessarily  prove  cau-­ sality,  both  do  point  out  a  strong  correlative  connection.        4.  It  raised  your  IQ.     Surprisingly,  though  music  is   primarily  an  emotional  art  form,  music  training  actually   provides  bigger  gains  in  academic  IQ  than  emotional  IQ.   Numerous   studies   have   found   that   musicians   generally   boast   higher   IQs   than   non-­musicians.   And   while   these   lessons  donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t  necessarily  guarantee  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll  be  smarter  than   WKHVFKOXEZKRGLGQÂśWOHDUQPXVLFWKH\GHÂżQLWHO\PDGH you  smarter  than  you  would  have  been  without  them.        5.  It  helped  you  learn  languages  more  quickly. Children  who  start  studying  music  early  in  life  develop   stronger  linguistic  abilities.  They  develop  more  complex   vocabularies,  a  more  nuanced  understanding  of  grammar   DQG KLJKHU YHUEDO ,4V7KHVH EHQHÂżWV GRQÂśW MXVW LPSDFW FKLOGUHQÂśVOHDUQLQJRIWKHLUÂżUVWODQJXDJHEXWDOVRWKHLU ability  to  learn  every  language  they  attempt  to  learn  in  the   future.  The  Guardian  reports:  â&#x20AC;&#x153;Music  training  plays  a  key   role  in  the  development  of  a  foreign  language  in  its  gram-­ mar,   colloquialisms   and   vocabulary.â&#x20AC;?   These   heightened   language   acquisition   abilities   will   follow   students   their  

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whole  lives  and  will  aid  them  when  they  need  to  pick  up   new  tongues  late  in  adulthood.      6.  It  made  you  a  better  listener,  which  will  help  a  lot   when  youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  older.    Musical  training  makes  people  far   more  sensitive  listeners,  which  can  help  tremendously  as   people  age.  Musicians  who  keep  up  with  their  instrument   HQMR\ D PXFK VORZHU GHFOLQH LQ ÂłSHULSKHUDO KHDULQJ´ They   can   avoid   what   scientists   refer   to   as   the   â&#x20AC;&#x153;cocktail   party  problemâ&#x20AC;?  in  which  older  people  have  trouble  isolat-­ LQJVSHFLÂżFYRLFHV RUPXVLFDOWRQHV IURPDQRLV\EDFN-­ ground.        7.  It  will  slow  the  effects  of  aging.  %XWEH\RQGMXVW auditory   processing,   musical   training   can   also   help   de-­ lay  cognitive  decline  associated  with  aging.  Some  of  the   most  promising  research  positions  music  as  an  effective   way  to  stave  off  dementia.  Studies  out  of  Emory  Univer-­ VLW\ÂżQGWKDWHYHQLIPXVLFLDQVVWRSSOD\LQJDVWKH\DJH the   neurological   restructuring   that   occurred   when   they   ZHUHNLGVKHOSVWKHPSHUIRUPEHWWHURQÂłREMHFWQDPLQJ visuospatial   memory   and   rapid   mental   processing   and   Ă&#x20AC;H[LELOLW\´WHVWVWKDQRWKHUVZKRQHYHUSOD\HG7KHVWXG\ authors   add,   though,   that   musicians   had   to   play   for   at   OHDVW\HDUVWRHQMR\WKHVHHIIHFWV+RSHIXOO\\RXVWXFN with  it  long  enough.         8.   It   strengthened   your   motor   cortex.  All   musical   LQVWUXPHQWV UHTXLUH KLJK OHYHOV RI ÂżQJHU GH[WHULW\ DQG accuracy.  The  training  works  out  the  motor  cortex  to  an   LQFUHGLEOH H[WHQW DQG WKH EHQHÂżWV FDQ DSSO\ WR D ZLGH range   of   non-­musical   skills.   Research   published   in   the   Journal  of  Neuroscience  in  2013  found  that  kids  who  start   learning  to  play  before  the  age  of  7  perform  far  better  on   non-­musical   movement   tasks.   Exposure   at   a   young   age  

builds  connectivity   in   the   corpus   callosum,   which   pro-­ vides   a   strong   foundation   upon   which   later   movement   training  can  build.      9.  It  improved  your  working  memory.  Playing  music   puts   a   high   level   of   demand   on   oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   working   memory   RUVKRUWWHUPPHPRU\ $QGLWVHHPVWKHPRUHRQHSUDF-­ tices  their  instrument,  the  stronger  their  working  memory   becomes.  A  2013  study  found  that  musical  practice  has  a   positive   association   with   participantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   working   memory   capacity,  their  processing  speed  and  their  reasoning  abil-­ ities.  Writing  for  Psychology  Today,  William  R.  Klemm   claims   that   musiciansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;   memory   abilities   should   spread   into  all  non-­musical  verbal  realms,  helping  them  remem-­ ber  more  content  from  speeches,  lectures  or  soundtracks.      10.  It  improved  your  long-­term  memory  for  visual   stimuli.  Music  training  can  also  affect  long-­term  memo-­ ry,  especially  in  the  visual  realm.  Scientists  at  the  Univer-­ sity  of  Texas  at  Arlington  reported  last  year  that  classical-­ ly  trained  musicians  who  have  been  playing  more  than  15   years  score  higher  on  pictorial  long-­term  memory  tests.   This  heightened  visual  sensitivity  likely  comes  from  pars-­ ing  complex  musical  scores.  The  study  makes  no  claims   for  musicians  who  learn  to  play  without  reading  music.      11.  It  made  you  better  at  managing  anxiety.  Analyz-­ ing  brain  scans  of  musicians  ages  6  through  18,  research-­ ers  out  of  the  University  of  Vermont  College  of  Medicine   have  found  tremendous  thickening  of  the  cortex  in  areas   responsible  for  depression,  aggression  and  attention  prob-­ lems.  According  to  the  studyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s  authors,  musical  training   â&#x20AC;&#x153;accelerated  cortical  organization  in  attention  skill,  anx-­ iety   management   and   emotional   control.â&#x20AC;?   Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s   why   youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re  so  emotionally  grounded  all  the  time,  right?  Right. continued on page 25...

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PA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE CD REVIEWS MISS MELANIE  &  THE  VALLEY  RATS  –  LIVE  AT   OTTO’S QRODEHO )RUIDQVZKRKDYHEHHQZDLWLQJIRU a   Miss   Melanie   &   the  Valley   Rats OLYH DOEXP KHUH LW LV“Live  at  Otto’s”ZDVUHFRUGHGOLYHE\Bill  Filer  GXULQJ RQH RI WKH JURXS¶V ZHHNO\ )ULGD\ SHUIRUPDQFHV DW Ot-­ to’s   Pub   and   Brewery   LQ 6WDWH &ROOHJH$V H[SODLQHG LQ WKH GLVF¶V OLQHU QRWHV WKH JURXSGHFLGHGWRVWULSGRZQ WKHLUOLYHSUHVHQWDWLRQIRUWKH PRUHLQWLPDWHDWPRVSKHUHRI Otto’sXVLQJPLQLPDODPSV DQG VSHDNHUV DQG D VQDUH GUXP DQG KLJKKDW F\PEDO UHSODFLQJ D IXOO GUXP NLW 7KLVHQDEOHGPRUHEUHDWKLQJ URRPIRUWKHPXVLFLWVHOIDQG DOORZHGWKHJURXSWRVWUHWFK RXW DQG KDYH VRPH IXQ RQ WKHLUYDULHW\RIEOXHVDQGVRXOQXPEHUV*URXSQDPHVDNH DQG VLQJHU “Miss   Melanie”   Morrison   Zeigler   VRXQGV KDSS\ DQG YLEUDQW WKURXJKRXW WKH DOEXP WDNLQJ IXOO FRQWURODQGPDNLQJHDFKVRQJKHUSOD\JURXQGWRHPRWH DQGEDUHKHUVRXO7KLVLVHYLGHQWZLWKLQVHFRQGVLQWRWKH ¿UVW WUDFN WKH JURXS¶V SOD\IXO XSGDWH RI /RXLV -RUGDQ¶V “Ain’t  Nobody  Here  But  Us  Chickens,”DQGULGHVDKLJK WKURXJKRXWWKHSHUIRUPDQFHFXOPLQDWLQJLQWKHEROGDQG ERLVWHURXV UHQGLWLRQ RI (WWD -DPHV¶ “Something’s   Got   a   Hold   on   Me” DQG WKH H[SDQVLYH VORZ EOXHV ¿QDOH %LJ 0DPD 7KRUQWRQ¶V “Ball   and   Chain.”   The   Valley   Rats   RZQHDFKVRQJDVZHOOIURPMark  Ross’  WDVW\DQGWDVWH IXO JXLWDU SKUDVLQJV WR Rev.   James   Harton’s   WH[WXUHG RUJDQ XQGHUVFRUHV ZLWK Jordan  Thompson’s   OLJKW DQG VWULSSHGGRZQGUXPUK\WKPVWRJHQWO\QXGJHHDFKVRQJ DORQJ   Miss   Melanie   &   the   Valley   Rats GLVSOD\ DEXQ GDQWYHUVDWLOLW\RQWKHLUVRQJVHOHFWLRQIURPVKXIÀHVOLNH 6RORPRQ %XUNH¶V “Cry   to   Me” WR XSEHDW 1HZ 2UOHDQV IXQN RQ &\ULO 1HYLOOH¶V “Brother   John,” DQG IURP WKH VRXOIXO 5 % RI -LPP\ +XJKHV¶ “Steal   Away” DQG WKH $P\:LQHKRXVHSRSXODUL]HG“Valerie”WRDQH[SDQVLYH JRVSHOWLQJHGWDNHRQ 6DP &RRNH¶V “Bring  It  on  Home   to   Me.”   “Live   at   Otto’s” LV QRWKLQJ OHVV WKDQ DQ H[FLW LQJVLQJHUDQGKHUVHDVRQHGEDQGVHL]LQJWKHPRPHQWDQG KDYLQJWKHWLPHRIWKHLUOLYHV7KLVVHWLVDQLFHGRFXPHQW RIMiss  Melanie  &  the  Valley  Rats’OLYHSHUIRUPDQFH DVZHOODVDWHDVHUIRUWKHLUZHHNO\)ULGD\Otto’sVHVVLRQ EHFDXVHWKHUHLVSOHQW\PRUHZKHUHWKLVFDPHIURP 7KH &'FDQEHSXUFKDVHGDWAlley  Cat  Music  LQ6WDWH&RO OHJH RU WKURXJK WKH ZHEVLWH www.missmelanieandthe-­ valleyrats.com

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FOR SALE:   Paiste   Rude   SoundEdge   Hi   Hats,   one   14   inch,   pair,   like   new   condi-­ tion,   never   abused.   Pictures   are  available,  $130.  Excellent   condition.  Call  814-­617-­0611

WANTED: Vintage   guitars, basses,   amps,   banjos,   etc. Fender,   Gibson,   Martin, Rickenbacker,   Gretsch,   etc. Top  dollar  paid!  Call  Player’s Exchange  at  717-­975-­2385  or stop   by   and   see   us   at   225   S. Third   St.   Lemoyne,   PA. Email:   bslotus@aol.com . THE   BEST   VALUE   FOR YOUR   RECORDING DOLLAR:   Celebrating   our 30th   year   in   business.   Pro Tools,   HD3/Accel,   192k Interface,   2   inch   24   track analog,   16   channels   of   API outboard   mic   pres,   Yamaha Maple   Custom   Absolute   kit, SWR   7   GK   bass   amps, Marshall   half   stack,   Fender twin  &  Bassman  guitar  amps, Hammond   B-­3,   Yamaha   C7 grand   piano.   Authorized   Pro Tool   dealers.   CD/DVD duplication   on   site   3   CCC Video   Services.   5.1   surround mixing.   $300   per   day. www.datamusicsvcs.com, Altoona   PA.   Phone   814-­944-­ 2406.....................

WANTED: Older   Kay upright   bass   for   bluegrass band.   Good   condition, reasonably   priced.   Call   Jeff 8 1 4 -­ 5 8 5 -­ 0 3 6 2 . . . . . . . . . . .

FOR SALE:  Fender  Mustang   V   Halfstack,   150w,   less   than   50   hours,   like   new,   4   button   pedal,   cables,   manuals,   CD,   Albelton  Live  software  I  never   downloaded,  can  text  pictures.   $450   neg.   570-­428-­5766.

FOR SALE:     A   pair   of   EV   QRX/175   passive   loud-­ speakers.     In   good   condition.     $500.00   for   the   pair   OBO. 717-­603-­0010...............   FOR  SALE:  Peavey  Powered Mixer   for   sale.   XR680E 8channel   300watts.   $300. 717-­433-­2954.....................

Restored 1988,   mahogany stained,   light,   very   good condition,   best   reasonable offer.   610-­388-­2940. FOR   SALE:   Peavey   16 channel  3600  watt  PA  system, $699;;   Samson   stereo compressor,   $50;;   Crate   6

channel PA,   $250;;   Epiphone “SG”  electric  guitar  with  amp $150.   717-­379-­8010. FOR  SALE:  Ensoniq  Mirage DSK-­8   keyboard,   full   size keys,   pressure   weighted   61 keys,   studio   use   only   for

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FOR SALE:   Yamaha   Mixer Board   MX5000-­20,   2 Yamaha  S1  151V  Speakers,  2 Speaker  stands,  7  mic  stands, 4   mics,   cables   and accessories.   Excellent condition.   Ron   717-­204-­ 7603..................... FOR   SALE:   Baby   Grand 5’2”   piano   mfg.   by   Wm Knabe   Baltimore   1926.

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short time.   Stand,   manual foot  pedal,  $350  or  best  offer 570-­294-­4795.................... FOR   SALE:   Yamaha DTXTREME   III,   Electronic

drums. Six   Drums!   Three cymbals;;   Hi-­Hat:   double   bass pedal;;   top-­of-­the   line   kit,   like new!   Bargain   at   $1,650   or best   offer.   570-­374-­4059.

FOR SALE:   1995   Fender Vibrolux   Reverb   in   mint condition.   Checked   by   Amp Expert   at   Creter   Music. Asking   $650.   Call   717-­571-­ 1380................. FOR   SALE:   PA   equipment and   lights   for   sale.   Power amp,   monitors,   snake,   truss, trees,   lights   and   light   board, all   cords   and   cables.   Call Patrick   at   570-­951-­9594. Bloomsburg.   $1,300   obo. FOR   SALE:   Tascam   380   24 track   recording   board   with V.U.   meters,   $500   717-­627-­ 4800............................

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FOR SALE:   Mastering cassette   recorders   like   new, $35   each.   717-­627-­4800. FOR   SALE:   Acoustic   foam. Great   for   studio,   control rooms,   stages,   rehearsal space.   (4)sheets   2-­3”   thick, 54”   square.   $50   takes   all. 610-­488-­0914..................... FOR   SALE:   Selling   my   PA   sound  equipment  :  Amps,  mix-­ ers,   speakers,   monitors,   EQ   compressor.  Blowut  Prices,  call   for  list  ad  price.  717-­379-­8010

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F O   R   S   A   L   E   : Compressor/   limiters.   Aphex 720   Dominator   II,   DBX 266XL,   Drawmer   241L. Leave   message.   610-­488-­ 0914............................... FOR   SALE:   Microphones. (2)   AKG   C-­391   B condensers.   Excellent condition,   low   price.   Bass roll  off  and-­10db  attenuation. Includes   clips,   foam windscreen,   cables   and protective   cases.   610-­488-­ 0914................ FOR   SALE:   Multitrack recorders.   Tascam.   (3)   DA-­ 88’s,   (1)   DA-­38   and   (1)RC-­ 848.   Includes   sync   cables w/balanced   snakes,   rack cases  and  custom  oak  remote control   stand.   Leave message.   610-­488-­0914. FOR   SALE:   Multi   effects

processors: t.c.   electronics M5000   w/digital   options.. Lexicon   LXP-­5   w/MRC. Leave  message  610-­488-­0914 FOR  SALE:  DI  box.  Pro  Co CB-­1.   $20   Leave   message 6 1 0 -­ 4 8 8 -­ 0 9 1 4 FOR  SALE:  Record  video  of your  band  from  the  stage  or Front  of  House  sound  board. Attach   any   camera   to   these unique  CAMERA    MOUNTS. Leave    message  610-­488-­0914 FOR  SALE:  DAT  Recorder. Panasonic   SV-­3500   in   very good   working   and   cosmetic condition.   Includes   power cable,   wired   remote   and original   shipping   box. Records   at   44.1   khz.   610-­ 488-­0914..................... continued  on  next  pg.

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FOR SALE:   Microphone stands,   tripod,   telescoping, round  base  etc.  Also  desk  top mic   holders,   perfect   for meetings/conferences.   Leave message   610-­488-­0914.

WANTED: Bassist   need-­ ed   for   Country   Rock:   must   be   team   player,   gigs   already   booked.   Ready   to   record   full   length  cd.  Matt  717-­773-­3773

looks. Complete   studios   with all   art,   music,   video.   Send e   m   a   i   l   t   o theelectrifiedsteel@gmail.co m .

FOR SALE:   12/24   channel balanced,   shielded   cable, Wire   your   own   studio   or make  your  own  snakes.  Only $1   per   ft.   Leave   message 6 1 0 -­ 4 8 8 -­ 0 9 1 4 .

WANTED: Seeking   like   minded   musicians.   Original   metal   project.Male/Female. Dedication   and   image   conscious.   Sabbath   Type   O   Pantera   Devildriver influences.717-­770-­9621

WANTED: Classic   rock Band   needs   drummer   and lead   guitarist.   Call   Ken   cell 717-­817-­7575.   Home   570-­ 6 2 2 -­ 3 9 6 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FOR SALE:   Ultimate Support   speaker   stands, Sturdy   l   ight   we   ight aluminum   tripods   with t  e  l  e  s  c  o  p  i  n  g  p  o  l  e  s  . Customized   to   hold   stage lights   also.   Leave   message 6 1 0 -­ 4 8 8 -­ 0 9 1 4 .

WANTED: Seeking   like minded   musicians.   Original metal   project.   Male   and Female.   Dedication   and image   conscious.   Sabbath, Type   O,   Pantera,   Devildriver influences.717-­770-­9621.

FOR SALE:   Drum   kit   mic holders.   (1)   LP   Claw   and   (3) standoff’s,   $45.   Leave message   610-­488-­0914.

WANTED: Singer/   Front person   for   Shamokin   Area Classic   Rock   band.   Full Rehearsal  space  &  PA.  Email -­   rtj4875@yahoo.com

FOR SALE:   Hammond Proline  860  Leslie,  With  foot pre-­amp   and   Leslie   11   pin cable,  All   in   great   condition! $600   Phone   717-­248-­8739 Email:   superstarr@hotshot. com......................... FOR  SALE:  Peavey  LB1200 par   64   midi   and   dmx controlled   lights   with   gels,   2 bars  with  4  lights  each.  work great  $250  Ph.  717-­248-­8739 email:   superstarr@hotshot. com...................

WANTED: Musicians. Mostly   original   metal   band looking   for   musicians. 0DOH)HPDOH ,QÀXHQFHV Morbid   Angel   Deicide, Slayer   and   older   Metallica and   Testament.   (717)   770-­ 9621...................... WANTED;;  New  metal  guitar VW\OLQJ RI ³(OHFWUL¿HG 6WHHO´ is   looking   for   female   with

WANTED: Experienced pianist   for   swing   band   est. 1983.   Able   to   play   big   band charts,   chords,   and   solos. Piano  provided.  Contact  610-­ 5 0 9 -­ 2 5 2 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WANTED: Musicians. Guitarist/   Vocalist   seeking musicians   for   original   blues rock   project.   ALL   MUST SING.   No   drugs.   No   drama. Dedication   a   must.   Wilkes-­ Barre   area.   Contact   John: 570-­287-­3954....................... WANTED:   Lead   vocalist Yo   r   k   c   o   u   n   t   y.   The Happenstance   band   is seeking   a   lead   vocalist   to bring   classic   rock   and   pop music  continually  to  the  local and   tri-­state   areas.   Females encouraged   to   apply.   Full

sound and   lights   available. Free  practice  place.  Call  Rich 717-­421-­1095.................. WANTED:   Lancaster   Band seeking   lead   guitarist/vocalist and  keyboardist.  70’s  Rock  to Today.   Age   35+.   Mature   and rehearsal   dedicated.   Contact Genie   at   717-­682-­4987

WANTED: Extended   range guitarist   bassist   singer   djent progressive   call   text   Bobby 570  -­590  -­7991....................... WANTED:  Musicians  for  an all   in   one   cover,   tribute, original  band  in  Norristown, PA.   Call   Danny:   610-­290-­ 3   4   9   2   o   r   ema   i   l   : reditude2005@yahoo.com

WANTED: Lead  singer.  We  do covers  and  originals,  We  have been   together   off   and   on since   1990.   We   do   a   mixture of   80s   metal   and   70   s   rock   . We   have   dates,   lights,   and PA.   From   the   York   and Lancaster  area.  All  we  need  is you!   If   interested   contact   or text   Brian   At   717   -­   449   -­ 3503........................ WANTED:   MUSICIANS Male  or  Female  friends.  Play by   ear   or   music:   Accordion, Concertina,   Ukulele   or   any ins   t   rument   s   .   Engl   i   sh, Spanish,   Portuguese.   Call from   anywhere   in   PA.   Mike, cell   610-­620-­8833.

MUSICIANS WANTED: WANTED: Female   rhythm   guitarist   /   vocalist   seeking   malle   musicians   for   origianl   shock  rock  band  centering  on   hard  rock  /  punk.  Ages  17-­25.   Must   be   career   minded,   ded-­ icated,   and   able   to   sing   and   ZULWH PXVLF ,QÀXHQFHV LQ-­ clude  Joan  Jett,  Alice  Cooper,   Green  Day,  and  Kiss.  Located   in   Snyder   County,   but   can   travel.   Can   switch   to   bass   if   needed.   Text   Adrienne:   570-­ 765-­1271   or   email   adrien-­ neelectrocution@gmail.com WANTED:   Singer   and   bass   player   need   drummer   and   lead   guitar   for   project.   Classic   rock   and   originals.   Call   Ken   570-­622-­3964. WANTED:   Steady,   on   time,   solid   Drummer   for   Hard/ Modern   rock   cover   band.Se-­ linsgrove  area.  570-­412-­7614 WANTED:   guitarist   vocalist   to   form   duo   with   keyboard   player   for   working   situation.   Looking   for   seasoned   all   style   player,   Danville   area Please   call   570-­594-­5627

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WANTED: Musicians.   Mostly   original   metal   band   looking   for   musicians.   Male/ )HPDOH ,QÀXHQFHV 0RU-­ bid   Angel   Deicide,   Slay-­ er   and   older   Metallica   and   Testament.   (717)   770-­9621 WANTED;;   New   metal   gui-­ WDU VW\OLQJ RI ³(OHFWUL¿HG Steel”   is   looking   for   female   with   looks.     Complete   stu-­ dios   with   all   art,   music,   video.     Send   email   to   the-­ electrifiedsteel@gmail.com

AVAILABLE: Bassist  with  25   years  experience  and  pro  gear.   Southern   and   Hard   rock   pre-­ ferred.   Part   Time.   No   drugs.   No   drama.   Harrisburg   area.   bassistintheburg@gmail.com   AVAILABLE:     Electric Bassist   seeks   band   into   Jazz Fusion   standards.   Funk   free Jazz  .  Willing  to  form  band  or join   established   band.   Are you   out   there???   570-­454-­ 1 9 1 7 .

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AVAILABLE:  Guitar  player looking   for   another   guitarist to   jam,   record   etc.   State college  area.  Call  Justice  410 353   3425

AVAILABLE: Lead/   rhythm   guitarist  to  start  or  join  Rock  ,   hard  rock,    metal  cover  or  trib-­ ute   band.   Reside   in   Altoona   area,   but   willing   to   travel.   Ask  for  Jason.  814-­942-­3762.

AVAILABLE:   Lead   singer from   Shamokin   looking   for classic   rock   /   newer   rock band.   No   egos   please.   Have many   years   of   experience. C o n t a c t : lookin2sing@yahoo.com

AVAILABLE:   Bass   player with  20  years  experience  and pro   gear.   Modern   rock,   hard rock   preferred.   No   country. Covers  or  originals.  570-­412-­ 7614.Williamsport   area, willing   to   travel. AVAILABLE:   :   Mu   l   t   i   -­ Instrumentalist;;   Guitar, Mandolin,   Lapslide,   Banjo, Bass,   Dobro,   Vocals   into mellow   country,   blues?   Do covers   but   prefer   originals. Harrisburg,   Perry   County. 7 1 7 -­ 2 1 5 -­ 2 7 3 0 . AVAILABLE:     Bass   player with  20  years  experience  and pro   gear.   Modern   rock,   hard rock   preferred.   No   country. Covers  or  originals.  570-­412-­ 7614.   Williamsport   area, willing   to   travel . AVAILABLE:     Established songwriter   looking   to   get busy  again.  I’m  looking  for  a songwriting/music

community to   be   part   of a g a i n ;; I  have  three  songs  in  the  new Sean   Modica   movie   “all   in time”,   and   a   couple   of   tunes in   catalog   at   pumpaudio.   If you’d   like   to   collaborate   on songs   for   your   next   project, drop   me   a   line   at m_naydock@yahoo.com. AVAILABLE:   :   Fo   rme   r Drummer   of   Anhedonia, Suffer   Channel,   Divine Misery   and   current   drummer for   “   A   Tribute   to   Thrash Metal”   seeks   second   band opportunity.   I   have   lots   of extra   time   and   want   to   play my   drums   more   often   than   I do.   Harrisburg   area.   Victor 7 1 7 -­ 9 0 3 -­ 3 1 5 5 AVAILABLE:     Mature   guy (retired),   experienced acoustic   bass   player   looking for   traditional   bluegrass, classic   country   or   Gospel band.   717-­273-­2833.

AVAILABLE: :  Guitar  Player, some   keyboards,   strong vocals,   top   equipment available   in   Lehigh   Valley   / Pocono   area.   Can   travel. Original   classic   rock.   I   have r   e   h   e   a   r   s   a   l     s   p   a   c   e   ,   . Experienced.   610-­588-­1640 . AVAILABLE:     Bass   Player, 30   Years   experience   looking for  band  or  acoustic  act  that’s performing   classic,   modern rock   variety.   Have   good strong   vocals,   equipment, transportation.   Reading   area. 6 1 0 -­ 4 5 1 -­ 3 8 2 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . .

stage experience.   I   have   live video   available,   contact: frontman_classic_rock@yaho o . c o m AVAILABLE:   Guitar   player   looking  for  another  guitarist  to   jam,  record    etc.  State  college   area.  Call  Justice  410  353  3425 AVAILABLE:     Lead   sing-­ er   from   Shamokin   looking   for   classic   rock   /   newer   rock   band.  No  egos  plz.  Have  many   years   of   experience.   Contact:   lookin2sing@yahoo.com

AVAILABLE:   Rhythm Guitar   into   The   Stones, Stooges,   NY   Dolls   and   The Clash.   Looking   to   start mostly   original   band. Contact:   717-­576-­7082

AVAILABLE: :   Bass   play-­ er   with   20   years   experience   and   pro   gear.   Modern   rock,   hard   rock   preferred.   No   country.   Covers   or   origi-­ nals.570-­412-­7614.William-­ sport   area,   willing   to   travel.

AVAILABLE:   Classic   rock l   e   a   d   v   o   c   a   l   i   s   t   i   n Northumberland   county available,   many   years   of

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