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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
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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)
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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
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ACROSS THE DESK By Robin Noll
Â Â Â Welcome Â to Â the Â December Â issue Â of Â the Â Pennsylvania Â Musician Â Magazine. Â I Â am Â sorry Â about Â the Â lateness Â of Â this Â issue. Â Hopeful-Â ly Â next Â month Â we Â can Â get Â back Â on Â track Â and Â get Â it Â out Â to Â you Â sooner Â again. Â Learning Â a Â new Â computer Â system Â and Â programs Â has Â proved Â to Â be Â a Â bit Â overwhelming Â for Â me Â this Â momth Â but Â at Â
least Â I Â wasnâ€™t Â worried Â about Â my Â computer Â blowing Â up Â this Â time. Â Although Â my Â new Â system Â locked Â up Â on Â me Â a Â few Â times Â and Â the Â power Â was Â going Â out, Â other Â than Â that, Â Iâ€™m Â ALMOST Â done. Â ,WÂśV'HFHPEHUWKHRIÂżFLDO+ROLGD\3DUW\PRQWK7KHUHDUHVR many Â events Â happening Â throughout Â the Â state Â I Â would Â encourage Â \RXWRJRWKURXJKRXUSDJHVDQGVHHZKDW\RXFDQÂżWLQWR\RXU schedules Â to Â give Â you Â some Â musical Â therapy. Â Thereâ€™s Â a Â great Â ar-Â ticle Â on Â page Â 22 Â that Â talks Â a Â bout Â how Â important Â music Â is Â for Â the Â development Â of Â our Â children Â but Â I Â believe Â it Â is Â important Â for Â us Â all. Â I Â know Â I Â wouldnâ€™t Â enjoy Â putting Â the Â paper Â together Â as Â much Â as Â I Â do Â without Â listening Â to Â my Â favorite Â music Â on Â Itunes Â and Â Whitey Â plays Â his Â uke Â everyday Â and Â still Â gives Â lessons. Â So Â this Â Holiday Â Season Â donâ€™t Â forget Â to Â give Â the Â Gift Â of Â Music. Â Unlike Â sports, Â mu-Â sic Â stays Â with Â one Â their Â whole Â life, Â not Â that Â sports Â arenâ€™t Â important Â but Â I Â sometimes Â feel Â that Â in Â our Â schools Â sports Â is Â valued Â far Â more Â than Â the Â music Â department Â (just Â my Â opinion). Â Â Â Itâ€™s Â hard Â to Â believe Â that Â another Â year Â has Â passed Â and Â next Â month Â will Â begin Â the Â year Â 2016. Â How Â the Â printing Â industry Â has Â changed Â over Â the Â 30 Â some Â years Â we Â have Â been Â publishing Â the Â â€œMagâ€?. Â Itâ€™s Â a Â lot Â easier Â now Â with Â all Â the Â technology. Â In Â days Â past Â you Â had Â to Â pay Â for Â typesetting. Â I Â have Â to Â credit Â those Â who Â I Â paid Â in Â the Â past Â for Â typesetting Â who Â encouraged Â me Â to Â get Â my Â own Â computer Â and Â to Â publish Â on Â line. Â THANK Â YOU Â Charlie Â Hood Â & Â Karen Â ( Â I Â canâ€™t Â even Â remember Â her Â last Â name. Â I Â have Â to Â admit Â Iâ€™ve Â always Â been Â slow Â with Â the Â new Â technology Â and Â hung Â onto Â my Â Mulit-ÂAd Â
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program Â as Â long Â as Â I Â could. Â I Â must Â say Â I Â love Â some Â of Â the Â New Â In Â Design Â features Â but Â I Â havenâ€™t Â really Â mastered Â all Â that Â this Â pro-Â gram Â will Â enable Â me Â to Â do. Â That Â is Â one Â of Â the Â things Â I Â love Â about Â my Â job, Â there Â is Â always Â something Â to Â learn Â and Â do. Â Boredom Â does Â not Â exist Â in Â my Â life. Â Hopefully Â it Â never Â will. Â Â Â Â Â December, Â a Â month Â to Â Love Â and Â Enjoy Â our Â family Â and Â friends. Â As Â I Â was Â listening Â to Â Christmas Â music Â last Â night Â I Â had Â a Â thought. Â I Â think Â that Â we Â get Â too Â caught Â up Â in Â what Â we Â think Â the Â perfect Â Christmas Â should Â be. Â Just Â listen Â to Â some Â of Â the Â words Â of Â the Â songs Â and Â all Â the Â decorations Â and Â commercials Â that Â push Â us Â to Â buy Â their Â products. Â No Â wonder Â depression Â rises Â at Â Christmas. Â Who Â can Â keep Â up Â with Â the Â â€œworldâ€™sâ€? Â vision Â of Â what Â a Â Christmas Â should Â be. Â We Â need Â to Â remember Â itâ€™s Â about Â JESUS. Â He Â came Â that Â we Â might Â have Â life Â and Â life Â more Â abundantly. Â Itâ€™s Â about Â LOVE Â and Â caring Â for Â one Â another. Â I Â do Â like Â to Â buy Â gifts Â but Â I Â canâ€™t Â afford Â what Â my Â loved Â ones Â really Â want Â so...this Â year Â Iâ€™m Â just Â going Â to Â try Â to Â love Â them, Â feed Â them, Â and Â enjoy Â being Â with Â them. Â May Â the Â love Â and Â light Â of Â Jesus Â shine Â brightly Â upon Â you Â and Â yours. Â May Â His Â presence Â be Â the Â ultimate Â present Â in Â your Â life Â this Â holiday Â season!! Â Â Â Â HAPPY Â BIRTHDAY Â JESUS, Â JOSHUA, Â MASON, Â JEFF,-Â JANICE, Â and Â all Â the Â December Â birthdays Â out Â there. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I Â LOVE Â YOU Â WHITEY!!! Â MERRY Â CHRISTMAS! Â Â Â Â Â
See Natalie Darkes live this month on ... Fri. 12/18 - PETEâ€™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
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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.....
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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
Â Â Â Greetings Â Rockers Â â€˜Nâ€™ Â Rollers! Â This Â past Â month Â The Â Abbey Â Bar Â was Â busy Â at Â Appalachian Â Brewing Â Compa-Â ny Â with Â three Â great Â shows. Â First, Â American Â grunge Â duo Â Local Â H Â returned Â to Â Harrisburg Â on Â November Â 14th Â to Â perform Â with Â Anthrophobia Â and Â The Â 91â€™s. Â A Â very Â good Â night Â of Â original Â rock Â music Â from Â two Â local Â bands Â and Â a Â National Â rock Â act. Â Local Â H Â became Â best Â known Â for Â their Â radio Â hit Â â€œBound Â for Â the Â Floorâ€?, Â a Â single Â from Â 1996. Â Founding Â member Â and Â vocalist Â Scott Â Lucas Â is Â beyond Â talented Â and Â has Â created Â 8 Â studio Â albums, Â 7 Â EPs Â and Â 1 Â live Â album. Â Local Â band Â Anthrophobia Â also Â released Â their Â new Â EP Â titled Â â€œRewired,â€? Â this Â night. Â Â Â November Â 18th Â George Â Wesleyâ€™s Â Small Â Axe Â Orchestra Â opened Â for Â Zach Â Deputy Â at Â The Â Abbey. Â Both Â musicians Â fall Â in Â the Â genre Â of Â one Â man, Â live Â looping Â and Â guitarsynth. Â A Â fun Â night Â of Â reggae Â and Â jam Â music Â in Â the Â creative Â mu-Â sicianship Â of Â live Â looping. Â Reggae Â artist Â George Â Wesley Â hails Â from Â Wilkes-ÂBarre Â and Â the Â multi-Âinstrumentalist Â Zach Â Deputy Â is Â based Â in Â Savannah, Â Georgia. Â He Â de-Â scribes Â his Â style Â as Â â€œisland-Âinfused Â drum Â nâ€™ Â bass Â gospel Â ninja Â soul.â€? Â Â Â Â Righteous Â rocker Â Jerry Â Joseph Â also Â returned Â to Â ABC Â on Â November Â 21st. Â Joseph Â was Â here Â this Â past Â July Â and Â has Â been Â visiting Â Harrisburg Â since Â the Â Metron Â days Â with Â his Â former Â band Â Little Â Women. Â Itâ€™s Â always Â an Â incredible Â performance Â from Â Jerry Â Joseph Â of Â amazing Â passion Â with Â great Â songwriting Â and Â cathartic Â songs. Â Immense Â gratitude Â to Â Sarah Â Staub Â of Â The Â Abbey Â who Â brings Â these Â concerts Â and Â also Â promoters Â John Â Harris Â Jr. Â and Â Frank Â Phobia. Â Â Â Hershey Â has Â already Â announced Â 6 Â major Â concerts Â for Â 2016. Â O.A.R. Â visits Â Hershey Â Theatre Â on Â February Â 9th. Â Chicago Â and Â Earth, Â Wind Â and Â Fire Â play Â Giant Â Center Â on Â April Â 6th. Â Hersheypark Â Stadium Â has Â Twenty-ÂOne Â Pilots Â on Â June Â 19th. Â The Â Dixie Â Chicks Â on Â June Â 24th. Â 5 Â Seconds Â of Â Summer Â on Â July Â 2nd. Â Demi Â Lovato Â and Â Nick Â Jonas Â on Â July Â 16th. Â Â Â Â NATIONAL Â NEWS: Â November Â 13th Â the Â entire Â world Â heard Â of Â the Â deadly Â terrorist Â attack Â on Â Paris, Â France. Â Which Â included Â the Â targeted Â concert Â hall Â Le Â Bataclan, Â where Â rock Â band Â Eagles Â Of Â Death Â Metal Â were Â playing. Â The Â total Â death Â toll Â is Â 129, Â including Â 89 Â victims Â killed Â at Â the Â concert. Â All Â members Â of Â the Â Eagles Â Of Â Death Â Metal Â escaped Â the Â attack. Â One Â of Â the Â victims Â who Â died Â was Â the Â bandâ€™s Â merchandise Â manager, Â Nick Â Alexander. Â Thomas Â Ayad, Â international Â product Â manager Â for Â Mercury Â Re-Â cords, Â as Â well Â as Â Universal Â Music Â Group Â employees Â Marie Â Mosser Â and Â Manu Â Perez Â were Â also Â killed. Â An Â RIÂżFLDOVWDWHPHQWIURPEagles Â Of Â Death Â Metal Â includ-Â ed: Â Âł:KLOHWKHEDQGLVQRZKRPHVDIHZHDUHKRUULÂżHG and Â still Â trying Â to Â come Â to Â terms Â with Â what Â happened Â in Â France. Â Although Â bonded Â in Â grief Â with Â the Â victims, Â the Â fans, Â the Â families, Â the Â citizens Â of Â Paris, Â and Â all Â those Â af-Â
fected Â by Â terrorism, Â we Â are Â proud Â to Â stand Â together, Â with Â our Â new Â family, Â now Â united Â by Â a Â common Â goal Â of Â love Â and Â compassion. Â Proving Â once Â again Â that Â love Â overshadows Â evil. Â All Â EODM Â shows Â are Â on Â hold Â until Â further Â notice. Â Vive Â la Â musique, Â vive Â la Â libertĂŠ, Â vive Â la Â France, Â and Â vive Â EODM.â€? Â In Â the Â past, Â Eagles Â Of Â Death Â Metal Â played Â Lancasterâ€™s Â Chameleon Â on Â October Â 18th, Â 2006. Â Â Â Â The Â Used Â celebrates Â the Â bandâ€™s Â 15 Â year Â anniversary Â with Â two-Ânight Â stands Â in Â each Â city Â in Â which Â the Â band Â will Â GHOLYHUVWDUWWRÂżQLVKSHUIRUPDQFHVRILWVÂżUVWWZRDOEXPV The Â Used Â will Â perform Â its Â 2002 Â self-Âtitled Â debut Â album Â GXULQJLWVÂżUVWQLJKWLQHDFKFLW\ZKLOHÂśV Â â€œIn Â Love Â and Â Deathâ€? Â Â is Â feted Â on Â the Â second Â evening. Â They Â are Â also Â releasing Â a Â new Â concert Â CD/DVD Â which Â documents Â the Â bandâ€™s Â intimate Â unplugged Â storyteller Â performance, Â â€œThe Â Used: Â Live Â and Â Acoustic Â at Â The Â Palaceâ€? Â arrives Â on Â April Â 1st. Â Dates Â for Â the Â 15th Â anniversary Â tour Â by Â The Â Used Â in-Â clude: Â April Â 22-Â23 Â â€“ Â Baltimore, Â Md., Â Rams Â Head Â Live! Â and Â May Â 3-Â4 Â â€“ Â Philadelphia, Â Pa., Â Trocadero Â Theatre. George Wesley
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Â Â Â Â Jack Â Russell, Â the Â lead Â singer Â of Â Great Â White, Â said Â heâ€™s Â making Â a Â documentary Â regarding Â the Â night Â his Â bandâ€™s Â pyrotechnics Â display Â sparked Â the Â Rhode Â Island Â nightclub Â ÂżUHWKDWNLOOHGSHRSOHLQRussell Â says Â the Â doc-Â umentary Â will Â give Â him Â a Â chance Â to Â apologize Â and Â tell Â his Â side Â of Â the Â story, Â which Â he Â says Â was Â rock Â â€˜nâ€™ Â rollâ€™s Â version Â RI$PRQJWKHGHDGZDVGreat Â White Â guitarist Â Ty Â Longley0RUHWKDQSHRSOHZHUHLQMXUHG7KHSODQ KDVDQJHUHGVRPHZKRORVWORYHGRQHVRUVXUYLYHGWKHÂżUH DQGKDYHDGDPDQWO\UHIXVHGWRSDUWLFLSDWH$IWHUWKHLQFL-Â dent, Â Russell Â and Â the Â other Â members Â of Â the Â band Â settled Â DODZVXLWIRUPLOOLRQRussell Â said Â he Â feels Â â€œsurvivorsâ€™ Â JXLOWÂ´+HDGGHGâ€œItâ€™s Â not Â like Â I Â had Â anything Â personally Â to Â do. Â It Â was Â just Â a Â horrible Â accident,â€? Â Russell Â says Â he Â will Â never Â get Â over Â it, Â but Â doing Â the Â documentary Â might Â help, Â â€œIt Â will Â get Â me Â some Â peace.â€? Â Â Â Rumor Â has Â it Â that Â the Â classic Â Guns Â Nâ€™ Â Roses Â lineup Â is Â JHWWLQJEDFNWRJHWKHUIRUDWKDQQLYHUVDU\WRXU,W was Â reported Â that Â Guns Â Nâ€™ Â Roses Â was Â â€œdays Â awayâ€? Â from Â UHYHDOLQJLWVUHXQLRQSODQV7KHWRXUZDVH[SHFWHGWRLQ-Â clude Â dates Â worldwide, Â along Â with Â headline Â sets Â at Â festi-Â YDOVDFURVV(XURSHDQGWKH86$QLQVLGHUVDLGâ€œSlash Â and Â Axl Â have Â verbally Â agreed Â to Â get Â things Â together Â again Â and Â reform Â the Â original Â band. Â The Â live Â shows Â is Â where Â they Â can Â show Â the Â world Â what Â they Â had Â and Â also Â make Â the Â greatest Â earnings.â€? Â Â Â Â Phil Â Taylor, Â former Â drummer Â for Â heavy Â metal Â band Â MotĂśrheadSDVVHGDZD\RQ1RYHPEHUWKDWWKHDJH RIMotĂśrhead Â guitarist, Â â€œFastâ€? Â Eddie Â Clarke, Â said Â Taylor Â â€œhad Â been Â ill Â for Â some Â time Â but Â that Â does Â not Â make Â LWDQ\HDVLHUZKHQWKHWLPHÂżQDOO\FRPHVÂ´Taylor Â nick-Â named Â â€œPhilthy Â Animal,â€? Â had Â a Â distinctive Â double Â bass-Â GUXPVW\OHZKLFKKHOSHGGHÂżQHDQHZJHQUHÂąWKUDVKPHW-Â DO Â Ozzy Â Osbourne Â called Â his Â death Â a Â â€œterrible, Â terrible Â loss.â€? Â Taylor Â left Â MotĂśrheadLQUHMRLQHGLQ DQGOHIWDJDLQLQ 83&20,1* 6+2:6 Miley Â Cyrus Â & Â Her Â Dead Â Petz 3KLODGHOSKLD (OHFWULF )DFWRU\ 'HFHPEHU WK Ni-Â cole Â Atkins $UGPRUH 0XVLF +DOO 'HFHPEHU WK Fuel Â -LP7KRUSH3HQQÂśV3HDN'HFHPEHUWKFuel Â Lancaster Â &KDPHOHRQ 'HFHPEHU WK Beach Â Slang Â Philadelphia Â )LUVW 8QLWDULDQ &KXUFK 'HFHPEHU WK Jeffrey Â Gaines Â +DUULVEXUJ+0$&'HFHPEHUWK Â Â Email: Â email@example.com Â or Â facebook.com/Eric Â S Â Hoffman.
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Crossroads Duo, The Ultimate Blues Brothersâ€Ś
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Sterling Â Koch only Â just Â recently Â started Â playing Â as Â â€œCrossroads Â Duo.â€? Â Â Â Sterling Â and Â Jack Â have Â both Â played Â in Â many Â different Â bands Â the Â past Â 40 Â years, Â sometimes Â even Â sharing Â the Â stage. Â They Â both Â decided Â separately Â but Â at Â the Â same Â time Â that Â they Â were Â done Â lugging Â all Â of Â the Â â€œelectricâ€? Â equipment Â in Â and Â out Â of Â gigs, Â but Â they Â werenâ€™t Â ready Â to Â hang Â it Â up Â all Â together. Â Sterling Â gave Â Jack Â a Â call, Â and Â was Â thrilled Â when Â he Â found Â out Â Jack Â was Â thinking Â the Â same Â thing. Â Since Â theyâ€™ve Â been Â playing Â blues Â so Â long Â they Â both Â know Â plenty Â of Â songs Â to Â play Â a Â whole Â nightâ€™s Â worth Â of Â music, Â or Â even Â a Â whole Â week! Â Jack Â has Â even Â performed Â on Â Sterlingâ€™s Â recorded Â albums, Â so Â you Â will Â still Â be Â able Â to Â hear Â some Â of Â Sterlingâ€™s Â originals, Â it Â will Â just Â be Â an Â acoustic Â version. Â Â Â Sterling Â has Â lost Â track, Â but Â heâ€™s Â recorded Â several Â al-Â bums Â throughout Â his Â years Â as Â a Â musician. Â Some Â of Â his Â most Â recent Â releases Â are Â â€œSlide Â Rulerâ€? Â and Â â€œLet Â it Â Slide,â€? Â which Â are Â both Â solo Â albums, Â and Â then Â he Â also Â recorded Â â€œPlace Â Your Â Betsâ€? Â with Â the Â Sterling Â Koch Â Trio. Â All Â of Â his Â albums Â can Â still Â be Â purchased Â through Â CDbaby, Â iTunes, Â etc. Â He Â also Â has Â a Â special Â Christmas Â Album, Â â€œA Â Steel Â Guitar Â Blues Â Christmas,â€? Â if Â youâ€™re Â looking Â for Â a Â unique Â way Â to Â get Â ready Â for Â Christmas Â I Â highly Â suggest Â checking Â it Â out. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The Â biggest Â news Â is Â that Â Sterling Â is Â releasing Â yet Â one Â more Â electric Â album, Â â€œRock Â Slideâ€? Â on Â December Â 4th. Â Jack Â is Â also Â part Â of Â this Â album, Â it Â actually Â starts Â with Â Jackâ€™s Â harmonica. Â â€œRock Â Slideâ€? Â will Â be Â available Â at Â all Â of Â their Â shows Â starting Â with Â Legends Â Cafe Â in Â Lebanon, Â on Â Friday, Â December Â 4th. Â Speaking Â of Â â€œlegendsâ€?â€Ś Â if Â you Â make Â it Â out Â on Â the Â 4th, Â please Â say Â a Â special Â â€œHappy Â Birth-Â dayâ€? Â to Â Sterling Â himself! Â I Â wonâ€™t Â say Â how Â old Â he Â is, Â weâ€™ll Â just Â say Â heâ€™s Â well Â seasoned. Â Â Â Â Sterling Â had Â a Â blast Â recording Â â€œRock Â Slideâ€? Â with Â Bret Â Alexander. Â Bret Â has Â actually Â co-Âproduced Â and Â mixed Â DECEMBER, 2015
Sterlingâ€™s Â last Â 5 Â albums. Â Recording Â with Â Bret Â takes Â the Â stress Â out Â of Â the Â process Â and Â Sterling Â canâ€™t Â wait Â to Â actual-Â O\KROGWKHÂżQLVKHGSURGXFWLQKLVKDQGVDQGVKDUHLWZLWK all Â his Â fans.
Â â€œNo Â tracks, Â no Â loops, Â no Â harmonizers, Â no Â auto-Âtune.... Â Real Â acoustic Â music Â performed Â by Â real, Â professional Â musicians. Â Acoustic, Â classic Â rock, Â blues Â based Â rock Â and Â oldies Â with Â acoustic Â guitar, Â harmonica Â and Â harmony Â vocals....â€? Â Â
Â Â Â Â Originals Â arenâ€™t Â over Â for Â Crossroads Â Duo. Â They Â al-Â ready Â have Â plans Â under Â way Â to Â stick Â with Â their Â simple Â theme, Â they Â will Â hopefully Â be Â heading Â to Â John Â Nasserâ€™s Â all Â analog Â studio Â when Â it Â comes Â time Â to Â record Â Cross-Â roads Â Duoâ€™s Â album. Â Crossroads Â Duo Â takes Â pride Â in Â the Â fact Â that Â they Â donâ€™t Â use Â any Â â€œgadgetsâ€? Â in Â their Â show, Â no Â harmonizers, Â loops, Â etc. Â They Â want Â to Â keep Â it Â as Â real Â and Â as Â stripped Â down Â as Â possible. Â Holland Â Recording Â Stu-Â dios Â ZLOOEHDJUHDWÂżWZKHQWKHWLPHFRPHVWROD\GRZQ their Â tracks. Â Â Â Sterling Â and Â Jack Â are Â both Â very Â excited Â about Â this Â new Â adventure Â theyâ€™ve Â started Â together. Â When Â they Â had Â to Â come Â up Â with Â a Â name Â for Â their Â act, Â Crossroads Â Duo, Â was Â an Â easy Â choice. Â Just Â like Â the Â Crossroads Â of Â Highway Â 61 Â and Â Highway Â 49 Â in Â Clarksdale, Â MS, Â where Â the Â blues Â legend, Â Robert Â Johnson Â sold Â his Â soul Â to Â the Â Devil Â for Â the Â ability Â to Â play Â a Â mean Â guitar, Â they Â also Â have Â a Â Route Â 61 Â that Â cuts Â right Â through Â Pottsville, Â where Â they Â are Â based Â out Â of. Â Itâ€™s Â like Â this Â duo Â was Â always Â meant Â to Â be. Â Â Â Crossroads Â Duo Â are Â very Â grateful Â to Â already Â have Â book-Â ings Â throughout Â 2016. Â One Â of Â the Â main Â reasons Â they Â de-Â cided Â to Â go Â the Â acoustic Â route Â is Â because, Â â€œItâ€™s Â fun, Â easy, Â it Â clicks, Â and Â it Â books!â€? Â When Â you Â are Â only Â an Â acoustic Â duo Â
\RXFDQSUHWW\PXFKÂżWDQ\ZKHUHWKH\ZLOOOHW\RXSOD\ restaurants, Â clubs, Â bars, Â decks, Â patios, Â wherever! Â They Â play Â music Â that Â spans Â the Â generations. Â Sterling Â is Â excited Â because Â JackLVJUHDWDWÂżQGLQJKDUPRQLHVLQSUHWW\PXFK every Â song. Â They Â play Â everything Â from Â ACDC Â to Â ZZ Â Top, Â and Â all Â the Â way Â to Â Fleetwood Â Mac, Â with Â tons Â of Â music Â in Â between Â and Â all Â around. Â They Â are Â just Â out Â there Â having Â fun, Â and Â making Â sure Â the Â people Â listening Â are Â having Â fun Â too! Â Â Â Â The Â duo Â has Â performed Â at Â many Â coffeehouses, Â restau-Â rants, Â wineries, Â nightclubs, Â blues Â festivals Â and Â other Â events Â around Â eastern Â Pennsylvania. Â They Â have Â also Â per-Â formed Â at Â many Â nationally Â known Â venues Â including;Íž Â The Â Bitter Â End, Â Kennyâ€™s Â Castaways Â and Â Cornelia Â Street Â CafĂŠ Â (all Â in Â New Â York Â City), Â the Â well Â known Â blues Â night-Â clubs Â Stanhope Â House Â and Â Bubba Â Macâ€™s Â Blues Â Shack Â (both Â in Â New Â Jersey) Â and Â many Â other Â venues Â throughout Â New Â York, Â New Â Jersey Â and Â Pennsylvania. Â Â Â Â Â Crossroads Â Duoâ€™s Â years Â of Â musical Â experience Â ensure Â a Â professional Â performance Â and Â a Â good Â time Â for Â allâ€Ś. Â Â Â They Â wanted Â to Â make Â sure Â and Â give Â a Â big Â THANK Â YOU Â to Â all Â the Â venues Â that Â do Â still Â have Â live Â music. Â Itâ€™s Â not Â easy Â
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Â Â Â Â Â Crossroads Â Duo Â is Â as Â close Â as Â you Â can Â come Â to Â meeting Â the Â real Â Blues Â Brothers, Â right Â here Â in Â Pennsylvania. Â Ster-Â ling Â Koch Â and Â Jack Â Kulp Â are Â performing Â acoustic Â blues, Â classic Â rock, Â and Â blues Â based Â rock Â throughout Â central Â PA Â and Â even Â throughout Â the Â Mid-ÂAtlantic Â region. Â They Â are Â keeping Â things Â as Â simple Â as Â possible, Â Sterling Â only Â uses Â his Â 6 Â or Â 12 Â string Â guitar Â and Â vocals, Â and Â they Â also Â have Â the Â harmonica Â and Â vocals Â by Â Jack. Â You Â might Â have Â seen Â Sterling Â and Â Jack Â on Â the Â same Â stage Â before, Â but Â theyâ€™ve Â
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in Â todayâ€™s Â world Â to Â get Â the Â bookings Â that Â you Â could Â easily Â get Â years Â ago. Â There Â seems Â to Â be Â more Â musicians, Â but Â less Â venues. Â Sterling Â and Â Jack Â are Â lucky Â to Â be Â on Â quite Â a Â few Â regular Â rotations Â that Â are Â a Â lot Â of Â fun. Â Not Â only Â do Â you Â know Â what Â to Â expect Â going Â in, Â but Â so Â do Â their Â fans. Â Â Â Â They Â also Â wanted Â to Â give Â an Â even Â BIGGER Â SHOUT Â OUT Â to Â their Â fans! Â Thereâ€™s Â nothing Â more Â fun Â than Â playing Â to Â a Â full Â room, Â and Â theyâ€™ve Â been Â blessed Â to Â have Â quite Â a Â few Â fans Â that Â travel Â quite Â the Â distance Â to Â hear Â them Â play. Â They Â do Â notice Â your Â dedication Â and Â they Â appreciate Â each Â and Â every Â one Â of Â you. Â Â Â Â You Â can Â check Â them Â out Â on Â Facebook Â as Â â€œCrossroads Â Duoâ€?. Â The Â new Â website Â is: Â www.reverbnation.com/ crossroadsduo. Â To Â check Â out Â Sterlings Â last Â 5 Â albums Â go Â to Â Amazon.com/Sterling Â Koch. Â Mps Â are Â available Â on Â Itunes.com Â as Â well. Â Â Â To Â get Â Crossroads Â Duo Â booked Â at Â your Â venue Â or Â private Â party, Â give Â Sterling Â a Â call Â at Â 570-Â205-Â1350. Â Â 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org And a Happy New Year to all my readers!
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THE PROFESSOR By Jim Price
Â Â Â The Â holiday Â season Â has Â arrived Â again, Â and Â the Â end Â of Â another Â year Â approaches. Â I Â again Â look Â forward Â to Â seeing Â the Â world Â slow Â down Â for Â a Â little Â while, Â spending Â quality Â time Â with Â the Â special Â people Â in Â my Â world, Â and Â enjoying Â some Â of Â the Â pleasant Â surprises Â the Â area Â music Â scene Â usu-Â ally Â offers Â up Â during Â this Â special Â time Â of Â year. Â I Â wish Â the Â area Â music Â scene Â and Â all Â of Â our Â readers Â the Â merriest Â and Â safest Â of Â holiday Â seasons, Â as Â well Â as Â Merry Â Christmas, Â Happy Â New Â Year, Â or Â the Â happiest Â of Â whatever Â holiday Â you Â celebrate Â at Â this Â time Â of Â year, Â even Â â€œa Â Festivus Â for Â the Â rest Â of Â us!â€? Â Â Â In Â May Â of Â 1988, Â Ciscoâ€™s Â in Â Altoona Â hosted Â a Â concert Â featuring Â two Â rising Â national Â names Â in Â heavy Â metal Â mu-Â VLF ERWK DW WKDW WLPH VLJQHG ZLWK Ă€HGJOLQJ LQGHSHQGHQW record Â label Â Metal Â Blade Â Records Â â€“ Â Hallowâ€™s Â Eve Â and Â Fates Â Warning. Â At Â the Â time, Â thrash Â and Â power Â metal Â were Â rising Â in Â popularity, Â so Â much Â of Â the Â crowd Â at Â Cis-Â coâ€™s Â on Â that Â night Â had Â shown Â up Â to Â see Â Hallowâ€™s Â Eve, Â before Â vacating Â the Â premises Â after Â that Â groupâ€™s Â set. Â When Â Fates Â Warning Â came Â on Â stage, Â only Â a Â handful Â of Â stal-Â wart Â metal Â fans Â were Â in Â the Â room, Â including Â yours Â tru-Â ly. Â Not Â a Â band Â that Â pursued Â hit Â singles, Â Fates Â Warning Â none Â the Â less Â grew Â a Â fan Â base Â for Â their Â distinctive Â brand Â RISURJUHVVLYHĂ€DYRUHGPHWDOPXVLFFates Â Warning Â had Â achieved Â more Â popularity Â by Â the Â next Â time Â I Â saw Â them Â in Â July Â of Â 2003, Â opening Â for Â Queensryche Â and Â Dream Â Theater Â at Â the Â Station Â Square Â Amphitheater Â in Â Pittsburgh. Â 0RUHWKDQDTXDUWHURIDFHQWXU\DIWHUWKDWÂżUVWORFDODS-Â
pearance Â at Â Ciscoâ€™s, Â Fates Â Warning Â returned Â to Â the Â Al-Â toona Â area Â to Â headline Â a Â multi-Âband Â metal Â music Â bill Â at Â McGarveyâ€™s, Â and Â a Â much Â larger Â crowd Â was Â on Â hand Â to Â witness Â their Â performance Â this Â night. Â The Â music Â happened Â on Â two Â stages, Â emceed Â by Â Don Â Jamieson Â of Â VH1 Â Clas-Â sicâ€™s Â â€œThat Â Metal Â Showâ€?. Â Day Â job Â duties Â prevented Â me Â IURPDUULYLQJLQWLPHWRVHHÂżUVWRSHQHUVGiornesto Â ini-Â tiate Â McGarveyâ€™s Â new Â second Â stage Â (more Â on Â them Â lat-Â er), Â but Â Lies, Â Inc. Â commenced Â their Â set Â minutes Â after Â I Â got Â there. Â Lies Â executed Â their Â set Â of Â new Â and Â established Â original Â tunes, Â with Â singer Â Lily Â Taylor Â belting Â out Â power-Â ful Â voice Â on Â numbers Â such Â as Â â€œThe Â Reaper,â€? Â â€œHypnoticâ€? Â and Â â€œWaking Â the Â Misery,â€? Â while Â new Â guitarist Â Bob Â Hiles Â ÂżUHG SUHFLVLRQ JXLWDU OHDGV RII WKH WLJKW UK\WKPV JHQHU-Â ated Â by Â bassist Â Kent Â Tonkin Â and Â drummer Â Ron Â Brode. Â Naildriver Â next Â hammered Â out Â their Â set Â of Â intense Â orig-Â inal Â power Â metal, Â introducing Â new Â tunes Â such Â as Â â€œThis Â Sinking Â Shipâ€? Â and Â â€œKnifework,â€? Â and Â scorching Â the Â walls Â with Â favorites Â like Â â€œEnemy,â€? Â â€œExecutionerâ€? Â and Â â€œSeal Â the Â Exits.â€? Â Frontman Â Matt Â Watson Â howled Â with Â ferocity, Â while Â guitarists Â Scott Â Botteicher Â and Â Todd Â Dale, Â bassist Â Scott Â Bush Â and Â drummer Â Kevin Â Siegel Â backed Â him Â with Â turbulent, Â savage Â backdrops. Â Then Â on Â McGarveyâ€™s Â main Â stage, Â Detroitâ€™s Â Imminent Â Sonic Â Destruction Â showcased Â D EUDQG RI GDUN SURJUHVVLYHĂ€DYRUHG RULJLQDO PHWDO 7KLV JURXSÂśV VRXQG ZDV GHÂżQHG E\ WKH VRDULQJ YRFDOV of Â frontman/guitarist Â Tony Â Piccoli, Â dark Â keyboard Â inter-Â ludes Â from Â Pete Â Hopersberger, Â and Â precision Â harmony Â guitar Â leads Â by Â Piccoli Â and Â multi-Âinstrumentalist Â Scott Â Thompson;Íž Â all Â set Â against Â the Â detailed Â rhythms Â of Â drum-Â mer Â Pat Â DeLeon Â and Â bassist Â Bryan Â Paxton. Â Imminent Â Sonic Â Destruction Â introduced Â several Â songs Â from Â their Â most Â recent Â CD, Â â€œ2011â€™s Â Recurring Â Themesâ€?, Â along Â with Â newer Â originals Â like Â â€œThe Â Fogâ€? Â and Â â€œSleepless.â€? Â
They Â won Â multiple Â new Â fans Â this Â night, Â generating Â more Â cheers Â from Â the Â audience Â as Â their Â set Â progressed. Â Before Â the Â headliners Â took Â the Â main Â stage, Â Don Â Jamieson Â did Â his Â rock Â and Â metal-Âthemed Â standup Â comedy Â routine, Â gen-Â erating Â plentiful Â laughs Â as Â he Â referenced Â AC/DC, Â Kiss, Â Motorhead, Â Aerosmith, Â Motley Â Crue, Â Keifer Â Sutherland Â and Â more. Â Fates Â Warning Â then Â closed Â the Â night Â with Â a Â set Â that Â spotlighted Â compositions Â from Â throughout Â their Â career. Â The Â current Â edition Â â€“ Â singer Â Ray Â Alder, Â guitar-Â ists Â Jim Â Matheos Â and Â Frank Â Aresti, Â bassist Â Joey Â Vera Â and Â drummer Â Bobby Â Jarzombek Â â€“ Â opened Â with Â â€œOne Â Thousand Â Firesâ€? Â from Â their Â latest Â CD, Â â€œDarkness Â in Â a Â Different Â Lightâ€?, Â and Â performed Â other Â tracks Â from Â that Â album Â such Â as Â â€œInto Â the Â Blackâ€? Â and Â Âł)LUHĂ€\Â´ Â They Â did Â several Â numbers Â from Â their Â 1991 Â â€œParallelsâ€? Â album Â such Â as Â â€œLife Â in Â Still Â Water,â€? Â and Â for Â their Â â€˜encoreâ€™ Â (they Â didnâ€™t Â leave Â the Â stage, Â just Â paused Â and Â continued) Â â€œThe Â Elev-Â enth Â Hourâ€? Â and Â â€œPoint Â of Â View.â€?7KH\GLGÂżYHFKDSWHUV from Â 1997â€™s Â â€œA Â Pleasant Â Shade Â of Â Grayâ€?, Â â€œPart Â of Â the Â Machineâ€? Â off Â 1989â€™s Â â€œPerfect Â Symmetryâ€? Â and Â more. Â As Â expected, Â the Â groupâ€™s Â overall Â musicianship Â and Â attention Â to Â detail Â was Â continually Â in Â the Â spotlight Â as Â they Â executed Â the Â intricate Â arrangements Â of Â their Â song Â material. Â An Â addi-Â tional Â highlight Â was Â witnessing Â the Â band Â membersâ€™ Â faces Â light Â up Â as Â the Â audience Â sang Â their Â lyrics Â back Â to Â them;Íž Â an Â ultimate Â victory Â given Â the Â empty Â house Â they Â played Â to Â in Â this Â town Â 27 Â years Â before! Â Â Â Â State Â Collegeâ€™s Â State Â Theatre Â presented Â its Â second Â annual Â Blues Â Festival Â last Â month, Â headlined Â by Â Robert Â Randolph Â and Â the Â Family Â Band. Â This Â provided Â an Â ex-Â FHOOHQWHYHQLQJRIPXVLFZLWKVHYHUDORIWKHUHJLRQÂśVÂżQ-Â est Â blues-Âbased Â acts Â leading Â up Â to Â the Â headliner. Â The Â Jive Â Bombers Â led Â off Â the Â evening Â with Â a Â celebration Â of Â early Â blues, Â doing Â numbers Â from Â Bull Â Moose Â Jackson, Â Son-Â ny Â Boy Â Williamson, Â Stick Â McGhee Â and Â more. Â Richard Â Sleigh Â provided Â frequent Â highlights Â with Â his Â impassioned Â continued on page 19...
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harmonica Â wail, Â while Â singer/guitarist Â Jerry Â Zolten Â en-Â lightened Â the Â audience Â on Â the Â histories Â of Â several Â of Â the Â VRQJVERWKĂ€DQNHGE\John Â â€œJKâ€? Â Kennedy Â on Â upright Â bass Â and Â drummer Â John Â Raiser. Â The Â Triple Â A Â Blues Â Band Â IROORZHGZLWKWKHLUPL[WXUHRIWUDGLWLRQDOĂ€DYRUHG EOXHVIXQNDQGJRVSHOJHDUHGVRXQGV%DFNLQDFWLRQIRO-Â ORZLQJDUHFHQWVWURNHVLQJHUJXLWDULVWAndy Â Tolins Â led Â WKH JURXS RQ VHYHUDO QXPEHUV DFFRPSDQLHG E\ VLQJHU NH\ERDUGLVW Â John Â â€œJT Â Bluesâ€? Â Thompson, Â bassist Â Peter Â Jogo, Â drummer Â Stubby Â Stubs Â and Â Richard Â Sleigh Â on Â KDUPRQLFD 7KHLU VHW VDZ JXHVW DSSHDUDQFHV E\ VLQJHUV Natascha Â Hoffmeyer Â and Â Bill Â Besecker, Â and Â concluded Â with Â a Â rendition Â of Â JT Â Bluesâ€™ Â original Â song Â â€œCab Â Ride Â Boogie.â€? Â Felix Â & Â the Â Hurricanes Â then Â celebrated Â elec-Â WULFEOXHVDQGEOXHVURFNSHUIRUPLQJDVHOHFWLRQRIPRVW-Â O\ RULJLQDO VRQJV 5LQJOHDGHU Felix Â Kos Â demonstrated Â his Â slide Â guitar Â talents Â on Â the Â set-Âopening Â original Â â€œJust Â Had Â to Â Play Â the Â Blues,â€?DQGQHZEDVVPDQ7ony Â Mol-Â lickOHGWKHJURXSRQDFULVSUHQGLWLRQRI-RKQQ\&DVKÂśV â€œBig Â River.â€? Â Other Â set Â highlights Â included Â the Â coupling Â of Â â€œWalking Â a Â Straight Â Lineâ€? Â into Â â€œIcy Â You,â€? Â before Â the Â ULSURDULQJVHWFORVLQJUHQGLWLRQRI==7RSÂśVâ€œThunder-Â bird.â€? Â Miss Â Melanie Â & Â the Â Valley Â Rats Â brought Â the Â blues Â and Â soul, Â mixing Â things Â up Â between Â soulful Â blues, Â EOXHV\VRXODQGHYHQDWRXFKRIJRVSHOZLWKWKHLUVHWÂżQD-Â le Â version Â of Â â€œAmazing Â Grace.â€? Â â€œMiss Â Melanieâ€? Â Morri-Â son Â Zeigler Â unleashed Â her Â heart Â and Â soul Â into Â each Â song, Â bringing Â the Â audience Â to Â attention Â with Â her Â rousing Â voice Â DQGMR\IXOHQWKXVLDVP*XLWDULVWMark Â Ross,NH\ERDUGLVW Rev. Â James Â Harton Â and Â drummer Â Jordan Â Thompson Â served Â the Â song Â at Â all Â times, Â giving Â each Â tune Â just Â the Â right Â WRXFKHVWRVRXQGSROLVKHGDQGFRPSOHWH Â Jackie Â Brown Â & Â the Â Gill Â Street Â Band ÂżUHG XS KRW VRXO UK\WKP DQG EOXHVVRXQGV$QGDOWKRXJKXQGHUWKHZHDWKHUQDPHVDNH JackieZHQWIRUEURNHWRRNFRQWURODQGOHIWLWDOORQWKH VWDJHSRXULQJKHUKHDUWDQGJULWLQWRQXPEHUVE\*ODG\V .QLJKW$UHWKD)UDQNOLQ,VOH\%URWKHUVDQGPRUH$SRS-Â XODUKLJKOLJKWRIWKHLUVHWZDV%LOOLH+ROLGD\ÂśVâ€œGod Â Bless Â the Â Child,â€? Â with Â the Â Gill Â Street Â horn Â section Â of Â trombone Â SOD\HUChris Â GambleVD[SOD\HUVTom Â Gallagher Â and Â Benjamin Â Kim, Â and Â trumpeter Â Richard Â Meyer Â in Â the Â VSRWOLJKW Robert Â Randolph Â & Â the Â Family Â Band Â then Â FDSSHGWKHHYHQLQJZLWKDGD]]OLQJVHWWKDWPL[HGIXQN EOXHVURFNDQGVRXO1DPHVDNHRobert Â demonstrated Â his Â PDVWHU\ RI WKH SHGDO VWHHO JXLWDU HDUO\ DQG RIWHQ PDN-Â LQJ WKH LQVWUXPHQW FU\ GXULQJ (OPRUH -DPHVÂś â€œThe Â Sky Â Is Â Crying,â€? Â and Â turning Â the Â instrument Â into Â an Â extension Â RIKLVRZQMR\RXVSHUVRQDOLW\DQGPRRGRobert Â turned Â WKLVVHWLQWRDSDUW\RIWHQVWHSSLQJDZD\IURPKLVSHGDO VWHHOWRGDQFHLQIURQWRIWKHDXGLHQFHEHFNRQLQJODGLHV from Â the Â audience Â to Â step Â on Â stage Â and Â dance Â along Â during Â 6OLP+DUSRÂśVâ€œShake Â Your Â Hips,â€? Â and Â using Â a Â Sprite Â soda Â can Â for Â a Â slide Â on Â a Â set-Âclosing Â jam Â derived Â from Â Jimi Â +HQGUL[ÂśVâ€œVoodoo Â Chile.â€? Â When Â the Â audience Â demand-Â ed Â an Â encore, Â Robert Â and Â the Â Family Â Band Â returned Â to Â ÂżQLVKWKHQLJKWZLWKDQLQVWUXPHQWDOLQWHUOXGHVSXQIURP %REE\ 0F)HUULQÂśV â€œDonâ€™t Â Worry Â Be Â Happy.â€? 7KH HYH-Â QLQJDOVRLQFOXGHGDXFWLRQVIRUDJXLWDUVLJQHGE\DOOWKH SHUIRUPHUVDQGDSHGDOVWHHOJXLWDUDXWRJUDSKHGE\Rob-Â ert Â Randolph %HVLGHVWKHDIRUHPHQWLRQHGState Â Theatre Â Blues Â Fes-Â tival,DOVRVDZFelix Â & Â the Â HurricanesDVWKH\FORVHG WKH ERRN RQ P\ RXWGRRU OLYH PXVLF VHDVRQ LQ ODWH 2F-Â tober Â with Â their Â annual Â Halloween Â Blues Â Cruise Â aboard Â the Â Proud Â Mary Â ULYHUERDW RQ /DNH 5D\VWRZQ 7KLV DPRXQWHG WR WKH RQO\ +DOORZHHQWKHPHG PXVLF HYHQW , H[SHULHQFHGWKLV\HDU$WRSWKHERDWÂśVXSSHUGHFNFelix Â Kos, Â Tony Â Mollick Â and Â Bob Â Watters Â entertained Â the Â %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 Â revisited Â the Â area Â continued on page 20...
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The Â Professor Â continued... in Â late Â October Â in Â support Â of Â their Â new Â single Â and Â upcom-Â ing Â new Â full-Âlength Â album. Â Blameshift Â headlined Â a Â tri-Â ple-Âbill Â at Â The Â After Â DarkLQ&OHDUÂżHOGGXULQJWKHLUYLV-Â it. Â New Â State Â College-Âbased Â pop-Âpunk Â rockers Â Making Â State RSHQHG WKH QLJKW EHIRUH , DUULYHG DQG$ODEDPDÂśV Shallow Â Side ZDV RQ WKH VWDJH DV , HQWHUHG WKH YHQXH Supporting Â BlameshiftRQWKLVOHJRIWKHLUWRXUShallow Â SideGLGKLJKSRZHUHGEOXHVURRWHGURFNDVWKH\PL[HG RULJLQDOVRQJVZLWKVHOHFWFRYHUV6LQJHUEric Â Boatright Â JDYHDIHLVW\SHUIRUPDQFHXSIURQWFRQWLQXDOO\UDOO\LQJ WKH FURZG DQG JHWWLQJ WKHP LQYROYHG LQ WKH VKRZ 7KH UHVW RI WKH JURXS Âą JXLWDULVWNH\ERDUGLVW Seth Â Trimble, Â bassist/guitarist Â Cody Â Hampton Â and Â drummer Â Heath Â Fields Âą SURYLGHG FRQVWDQW HQHUJ\ DQG PRYHPHQW DV WKH\GLGRULJLQDOQXPEHUVVXFKDVâ€œIn Â Too Â Deep,â€? Â â€œWay Â Fairingâ€? Â and Â their Â current Â single Â â€œStand Â Up,â€? Â as Â well Â as Â DÂżHU\KRPDJHWRWKHLUKRPHVWDWHDQWKHPZLWK/\Q\UG 6N\Q\UGÂśVDQWKHPâ€œSweet Â Home Â Alabamaâ€? Â and Â a Â torrid Â UHDGRI.HQQ\/RJJLQVÂśâ€œFootloose.â€? Â Blameshift Â quick-Â O\WRRNFKDUJHDQGULYHWHGWKHFURZGÂśVDWWHQWLRQDVWKH\
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The Â Professor Â continued... Grant Â Matthews Â and Â Lance Â T. Â Burgess, Â singer/banjo Â player Â Brian Â Dumm, Â upright Â bassist Â Chris Â Lawson Â and Â percussionist Â Abe Â Weber Â offered Â punk-Âdriven Â folk Â and Â EOXHJUDVVĂ€DYRUHG RULJLQDOV LQFOXGLQJ QHZ WXQHV IURP WKHIRUWKFRPLQJ&'VXFKDVâ€œWhy Â Wouldnâ€™t Â You,â€? Â â€œBet-Â ter Â Off Â Alone,â€? Â â€œShe Â Loves Â My Â Liquorâ€? Â and Â â€œRadio.â€? Â They Â also Â offered Â rip-Âroaring Â roots-Ârock Â variations Â on Â WXQHVIURP-RKQQ\&DVK0HUOH+DJJDUG-RKQQ\+RUWRQ 5ROOLQJ6WRQHV%UXFH6SULQJVWHHQDQGPRUH Â Â Â Â With Â the Â group Â On Â The Â Run Â currently Â on Â hiatus, Â gui-Â tarist Â Ryan Â Weaver Â recently Â joined Â the Â ranks Â of Â Root Â and Â the Â Fifths ZKR , VDZ ODVW PRQWK DW McGarveyâ€™s 0DUNLQJWZR\HDUVRQDUHDVWDJHVRoot Â and Â the Â Fifths Â â€“ Â Ryan, Â singer/guitarist Â Jamie Â Smith, Â bassist/singer Â Pat Â LangDQGGUXPPHUTyke Â Dodson Â ÂąKDYHVROLGLÂżHGLQWR DVWURQJXQLWDQGVRXQGHGLPSUHVVLYHRQURFNIDYRULWHV IURP WKH V WR SUHVHQW 7KH JURXS PL[HG XS WXQHV IURP *UHHQ 'D\ &ROOHFWLYH 6RXO 7KH .LOOHUV %OXHV 7UDYHOHU)RR)LJKWHUV*LQ%ORVVRPV7KLUG(\H%OLQG 5DQFLG:HH]HUDQGPRUHRoot Â and Â the Â Fifthsâ€™ Â perfor-Â PDQFHWULJJHUHGKDSS\GDQFLQJVHYHUDOWLPHVGXULQJWKH ODWWHUKDOIRIWKHQLJKW:DWFKIRULQFUHDVHGVLJKWLQJVRI Root Â and Â the Â Fifths Â around Â the Â area;Íž Â they Â return Â to Â Mc-Â Garveyâ€™s-DQXDU\ ,HQFRXQWHUHGDSOHDVDQWVXUSULVHZKHQ,VWRSSHGLQWR see Â local Â country Â favorite Â Ricky Â Lee Â at Â Family Â Pizza Â & Â Pub Â in Â late Â October, Â as Â Altoona Â native Â Mark Â Walter Â â€“ Â on Â ORDQ WKLV QLJKW IURP +DUULVEXUJÂśV Bridge Â Street Âą ZDV VLWWLQJLQRQJXLWDURicky, Â Mark Â and Â guitarist Â Chip Â Cas-Â telloPL[HGXSRickyâ€™sRULJLQDOVRQJVZLWKFRXQWU\DQG URFNÂśQÂśUROOIDYRULWHVRicky Â honored Â requests Â for Â several Â of Â his Â original Â tunes, Â including Â â€œHeartseeker,â€? Â â€œWe Â All Â Bleed Â Redâ€? Â and Â â€œMagic Â Lessons,â€? Â and Â also Â triggered Â GDQFHĂ€RRUDFWLRQZLWKKLWVIURP-RKQ0HOOHQFDPS/HH *UHHQZRRG%LJ 5LFKDQGPRUH
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GIVE Â THE Â GIFT Â OF Â MUSIC... Music Â Lessons Â Were Â the Â Best Â Thing Â Your Â Parents Â Ever Â Did Â for Â You by Â Tom Â Barnes Â â€˘ Â February Â 17, Â 2015
Â Read Â Tom Â Barnesâ€™ Â wonderful Â article Â Â about Â how Â your Â parents Â decision Â to Â have Â you Â learn Â music Â produced Â some Â incredible Â effects Â on Â your Â mind.
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Gift Â of Â Music Â continued... Â Â Â 3. Â It Â helped Â your Â grades. Â In Â a Â 2007 Â study, Â Christopher Â Johnson, Â a Â professor Â of Â music Â education Â and Â music Â ther-Â apy Â at Â the Â University Â of Â Kansas, Â found Â that Â â€œelementary Â schools Â with Â superior Â music Â education Â programs Â scored Â around Â 22% Â higher Â in Â English Â and Â 20% Â higher Â in Â math Â scores Â on Â standardized Â tests Â compared Â to Â schools Â with Â low-Âquality Â music Â programs.â€? Â A Â 2013 Â study Â out Â of Â Can-Â ada Â found Â the Â same. Â Every Â year Â that Â scores Â were Â mea-Â sured, Â the Â mean Â grades Â of Â the Â students Â who Â chose Â music Â were Â higher Â than Â those Â who Â chose Â other Â extracurriculars. Â While Â neither Â of Â these Â studies Â can Â necessarily Â prove Â cau-Â sality, Â both Â do Â point Â out Â a Â strong Â correlative Â connection. Â Â Â Â 4. Â It Â raised Â your Â IQ. Â Â Surprisingly, Â though Â music Â is Â primarily Â an Â emotional Â art Â form, Â music Â training Â actually Â provides Â bigger Â gains Â in Â academic Â IQ Â than Â emotional Â IQ. Â Numerous Â studies Â have Â found Â that Â musicians Â generally Â boast Â higher Â IQs Â than Â non-Âmusicians. Â And Â while Â these Â lessons Â donâ€™t Â necessarily Â guarantee Â youâ€™ll Â be Â smarter Â than Â WKHVFKOXEZKRGLGQÂśWOHDUQPXVLFWKH\GHÂżQLWHO\PDGH you Â smarter Â than Â you Â would Â have Â been Â without Â them. Â Â Â Â 5. Â It Â helped Â you Â learn Â languages Â more Â quickly. Children Â who Â start Â studying Â music Â early Â in Â life Â develop Â stronger Â linguistic Â abilities. Â They Â develop Â more Â complex Â vocabularies, Â a Â more Â nuanced Â understanding Â of Â grammar Â DQG KLJKHU YHUEDO ,4V7KHVH EHQHÂżWV GRQÂśW MXVW LPSDFW FKLOGUHQÂśVOHDUQLQJRIWKHLUÂżUVWODQJXDJHEXWDOVRWKHLU ability Â to Â learn Â every Â language Â they Â attempt Â to Â learn Â in Â the Â future. Â The Â Guardian Â reports: Â â€œMusic Â training Â plays Â a Â key Â role Â in Â the Â development Â of Â a Â foreign Â language Â in Â its Â gram-Â mar, Â colloquialisms Â and Â vocabulary.â€? Â These Â heightened Â language Â acquisition Â abilities Â will Â follow Â students Â their Â
whole Â lives Â and Â will Â aid Â them Â when Â they Â need Â to Â pick Â up Â new Â tongues Â late Â in Â adulthood. Â Â Â 6. Â It Â made Â you Â a Â better Â listener, Â which Â will Â help Â a Â lot Â when Â youâ€™re Â older. Â Â Musical Â training Â makes Â people Â far Â more Â sensitive Â listeners, Â which Â can Â help Â tremendously Â as Â people Â age. Â Musicians Â who Â keep Â up Â with Â their Â instrument Â HQMR\ D PXFK VORZHU GHFOLQH LQ ÂłSHULSKHUDO KHDULQJÂ´ They Â can Â avoid Â what Â scientists Â refer Â to Â as Â the Â â€œcocktail Â party Â problemâ€? Â in Â which Â older Â people Â have Â trouble Â isolat-Â LQJVSHFLÂżFYRLFHVRUPXVLFDOWRQHV IURPDQRLV\EDFN-Â ground. Â Â Â Â 7. Â It Â will Â slow Â the Â effects Â of Â aging. Â %XWEH\RQGMXVW auditory Â processing, Â musical Â training Â can Â also Â help Â de-Â lay Â cognitive Â decline Â associated Â with Â aging. Â Some Â of Â the Â most Â promising Â research Â positions Â music Â as Â an Â effective Â way Â to Â stave Â off Â dementia. Â Studies Â out Â of Â Emory Â Univer-Â VLW\ÂżQGWKDWHYHQLIPXVLFLDQVVWRSSOD\LQJDVWKH\DJH the Â neurological Â restructuring Â that Â occurred Â when Â they Â ZHUHNLGVKHOSVWKHPSHUIRUPEHWWHURQÂłREMHFWQDPLQJ visuospatial Â memory Â and Â rapid Â mental Â processing Â and Â Ă€H[LELOLW\Â´WHVWVWKDQRWKHUVZKRQHYHUSOD\HG7KHVWXG\ authors Â add, Â though, Â that Â musicians Â had Â to Â play Â for Â at Â OHDVW\HDUVWRHQMR\WKHVHHIIHFWV+RSHIXOO\\RXVWXFN with Â it Â long Â enough. Â Â Â Â 8. Â It Â strengthened Â your Â motor Â cortex. Â All Â musical Â LQVWUXPHQWV UHTXLUH KLJK OHYHOV RI ÂżQJHU GH[WHULW\ DQG accuracy. Â The Â training Â works Â out Â the Â motor Â cortex Â to Â an Â LQFUHGLEOH H[WHQW DQG WKH EHQHÂżWV FDQ DSSO\ WR D ZLGH range Â of Â non-Âmusical Â skills. Â Research Â published Â in Â the Â Journal Â of Â Neuroscience Â in Â 2013 Â found Â that Â kids Â who Â start Â learning Â to Â play Â before Â the Â age Â of Â 7 Â perform Â far Â better Â on Â non-Âmusical Â movement Â tasks. Â Exposure Â at Â a Â young Â age Â
builds Â connectivity Â in Â the Â corpus Â callosum, Â which Â pro-Â vides Â a Â strong Â foundation Â upon Â which Â later Â movement Â training Â can Â build. Â Â Â 9. Â It Â improved Â your Â working Â memory. Â Playing Â music Â puts Â a Â high Â level Â of Â demand Â on Â oneâ€™s Â working Â memory Â RUVKRUWWHUPPHPRU\ $QGLWVHHPVWKHPRUHRQHSUDF-Â tices Â their Â instrument, Â the Â stronger Â their Â working Â memory Â becomes. Â A Â 2013 Â study Â found Â that Â musical Â practice Â has Â a Â positive Â association Â with Â participantsâ€™ Â working Â memory Â capacity, Â their Â processing Â speed Â and Â their Â reasoning Â abil-Â ities. Â Writing Â for Â Psychology Â Today, Â William Â R. Â Klemm Â claims Â that Â musiciansâ€™ Â memory Â abilities Â should Â spread Â into Â all Â non-Âmusical Â verbal Â realms, Â helping Â them Â remem-Â ber Â more Â content Â from Â speeches, Â lectures Â or Â soundtracks. Â Â Â 10. Â It Â improved Â your Â long-Âterm Â memory Â for Â visual Â stimuli. Â Music Â training Â can Â also Â affect Â long-Âterm Â memo-Â ry, Â especially Â in Â the Â visual Â realm. Â Scientists Â at Â the Â Univer-Â sity Â of Â Texas Â at Â Arlington Â reported Â last Â year Â that Â classical-Â ly Â trained Â musicians Â who Â have Â been Â playing Â more Â than Â 15 Â years Â score Â higher Â on Â pictorial Â long-Âterm Â memory Â tests. Â This Â heightened Â visual Â sensitivity Â likely Â comes Â from Â pars-Â ing Â complex Â musical Â scores. Â The Â study Â makes Â no Â claims Â for Â musicians Â who Â learn Â to Â play Â without Â reading Â music. Â Â Â 11. Â It Â made Â you Â better Â at Â managing Â anxiety. Â Analyz-Â ing Â brain Â scans Â of Â musicians Â ages Â 6 Â through Â 18, Â research-Â ers Â out Â of Â the Â University Â of Â Vermont Â College Â of Â Medicine Â have Â found Â tremendous Â thickening Â of Â the Â cortex Â in Â areas Â responsible Â for Â depression, Â aggression Â and Â attention Â prob-Â lems. Â According Â to Â the Â studyâ€™s Â authors, Â musical Â training Â â€œaccelerated Â cortical Â organization Â in Â attention Â skill, Â anx-Â iety Â management Â and Â emotional Â control.â€? Â Thatâ€™s Â why Â youâ€™re Â so Â emotionally Â grounded Â all Â the Â time, Â right? Â Right. continued on page 25...
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FOR SALE: Any concertina, accordion, or ukulele, affordable prices. Also I Buy in any condition Concertinas, accordions or ukuleles. . Top Dollar paid. From anywhere i n PA Ca l l Mi k e 610.620.8833................
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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: email@example.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............................
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.
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 email@example.com 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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 : email@example.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- firstname.lastname@example.org 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- email@example.com
AVAILABLE: Bassist with 25 years experience and pro gear. Southern and Hard rock pre- ferred. Part Time. No drugs. No drama. Harrisburg area. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 .
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 : email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.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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Vol. 34 # 384 DECEMBER 2015
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•Bears New Year’s Eve Extravaganza w/ NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE SPLINTERED SUNLIGHT plus more...pg. 2 • FUEL COMES TO CHAMELEON • BACK IN BLACK AT TUBBY’S • NYE VOODOO REUNION AT TUBBY’S • NYE w/ STEVE RUDOLPH QUARTET & CATHY CHEMI at Gullifty’s • JASON BONHAM at SANTANDER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER • GIVE THE GIFT OF MUSIC...SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC STORES, VENUES & MUSICIANS
Published on Dec 1, 2015
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