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ACROSS THE DESK By Whitey & Robin Noll

February in Pennsylvania may be cold and snowy but there are musical events happening everywhere throughout the state. Many of us are tired of the cold, snow and being alone. Our new gadgets we got for Christmas are making our eyes buggy and it’s time to get out into the world and make human contact and get the cobwebs out of your mind by the sounds and sights of live entertainment and excellent foods that are served everyday. Super Bowl parties are everywhere if you don’t want to watch the game and the commercials alone. Cheers Bar has gone non-smoking so now you can enjoy Mary’s great cooking without the smell of smoke. She has something going on everyday. Market Cross Pub in Carlisle is hosting an event to benefit service dogs for Hilltop Academy. Hemlock Hollow will be providing the entertainment and I’m sure there will be many other things going on as well. They carry a variety of brews for a multitude of palettes. Nate Myers and the Aces will be entertaining on Valentine’s

Day and they have a wonderful party planned for all you and your Valentine. Market Cross Pub presents music for those who enjoy the more acoustical side of music. Mama Corn, bluegrass from the western part of the state will be finishing off the month on the 28th. If your ears like to hear blues, classic rock and bluegrass check out their schedule and plan accordingly. Adrian Blitzer opens the month at Tubby’s in Duncannon along with Bullet Method. On Friday, the 7th Take 147 takes the stage and believe me, they haven’t rocked for awhile with their Takers so get ready for a crazy night of fun, shenanigans and great music. They have been working on some new origianls. Randy has a great month of various types of music including a little country, some southern rock, classic rock and some heavy sounds that will blow you away. Millennium Music Conference 18 happens the 21st thru the 23rd and Tubbys will be hosting some top notched bands that want to rock you all night long. Check out the schedule of all the live music that is happening throughout central PA starting on page 15. Three nights of great music with 300 acts and artists with 30 Showcase venues. True Becoming, our cover feature will be rocking all of you that come out on Saturday, the 22nd at Tubby’s. The MMC is a great way to discover new sounds and new performers from all over the world. You also get to experience some wonderful local talent as well. It’s always a highlight of my year as I get to meet and see many people that I only email and talk to over the phone. It’s a great net working opportunity and an exchange of music industry knowledge and ideas abound. This year’s daytime conference is being held at the Best Western Premier Central Hotel and Conference Center off of Union Deposit Road and exit. It’s two days of Music Business panels, workshops, mentoring and trade show. Our own Jim Price, “the Professor” will be handling the Open Mic stage along with Meredith Kaminek. Rachel Rocks will be around taking notes and I’ll be working away on the March issue of the PA Musician Magazine. Enjoy and discover some new artist and music. Another great event happening the same weekend is Lancaster Roots and Blues, A Festival of Music, solidifies the Red Rose city as the crossroads for music in the mid-Atlantic on Friday, February 21 and Saturday, continued on next page ...

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OUT & ABOUT by RACHEL ROCKS! What a wonderful start to a great new year! My life is still as busy as ever, but I’m glad I have the privilege to be busy. This month is going to be even crazier with the Millennium Music Conference taking place February 20-23rd, right over our March deadline! I won’t be there manning a booth this year, but as of press time, Jim Price and Meredith Kaminek (our staff photographer), might be. So if they are there, please hunt them down and say Hi. I’ll be at the MMC mingling around, more at the showcases than the conference tho. It’s going to be very strange to not experience the full effect of the conference, but I’m sure it will still be a blast with plenty of shenanigans and bacon! Someone please pass the Gummi Bears…. Before I talk about next month it’s time to focus on all of the fun I had throughout January. This month’s article started with a trip down to the Fieldhouse for Fierce. You might remember these fine ladies by our Cover Story last month. Fierce hadn’t played in the area for quite a while, and their fans were definitely out to support them! All the tables were packed and the dance floor was crowded. Poor Deb strained her voice, but she still pushed thru and finished the show. It always amazes me what musicians do to keep their fans, and the venue happy. Fierce was looking forward to a live radio show interview they had coming up, down at The Nail outside of Philly in the middle of January. These ladies are on a roll. Check out their schedule in this issue and get out there and party with them soon! The same weekend it was my friend Kristin’s birthday night out on the town. Nate Myers, Pete, Mike, and special guest, Christopher Dean were playing at MoMo’s in Harrisburg, so we decided to head in there. Christopher Dean has his whole own band that he tours with up and down the East Coast, so it was awesome to have two great musicians sharing the lead role throughout the night. They also had a guest bass player, so Pete was able to break out on guitar! Love hanging with Nate Myers and the Aces, and any other random musicians that happen to take the stage with them. The Nate Myers Trio will be playing at The Midtown Tavern on Saturday, Februar. 22nd as part of the MMC. Plus they have many other dates available throughout the month, check ‘em all out at www.natemyers.com, and plan your next night out on the town! The following night I was out delivering in Lancaster and I was very excited to see Back In Black’s name on the marquee at The Village, and I was even there at the right time to go in and enjoy the show! The Village is a great place to see a band like Back In Black when the dance floor gets so crazy because they have a sunken dance floor with plenty of places to be able to still sit and enjoy the show! Override opened up the show for them. I missed them last month at Tubby’s opening for Steel, so I’m glad I was there in time to see their show. Override did a great job getting the party started with their mix of songs, especially some big 80s hits! The crowd at The Village was definitely excited to have Back In Black back in town! The dance floor quickly got crowded with everyone dancing and singing along to all of their favorite AC/DC songs. I always get a kick out of watching Tony switch up his look according the album of the song they are covering. They are a true tribute band and I’m sure they make AC/DC proud! I of course had lots of fun shooting Spencer with my new camera, duck-walking and just being his normal crazy self! Even though it was a long drive home at then end of the night after an already long day of delivering, I’m glad I was able to catch their show. My fellow PA Musician journalist Eric Hoffman was in the house too, enjoying the show. It’s always fun catching up with Eric and hearing about his latest “Nationals” adventures. The following weekend, looking through the magazine, I unfortunately didn’t have any of our advertising bands (wish I could convince some more local bands to advertise.. but I don’t know the secret code) playing in the area, so then I started looking at club ads, I wanted to stay close to home, so I wound up heading into Big Woody’s for Pocket Rockit. Joey Dalto has been messaging me about coming out to see his latest project and I’m glad I finally got the opportunity. Pocket Rockit is only technically a two-man band, but they sound like continued on pg 1 2 ...

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NATIONALS By Eric Hoffman

Greetings Rockers ‘N’ Rollers! Hope everyone has started 2014 with lots of music. The year began by seeing David Johansen legendary frontman of proto-punk band The New York Dolls. The show took place at Philadelphia’s new venue Underground Arts and Johansen played historic songs like “Trash,” “Personality Crisis” and “Jet Boy.” Unfortunately there are only 2 surviving members of The Dolls but great to see Johansen still performing — amazing. Some fans are more familiar with his pseudonym Buster Poindexter. This month also involved 2 separate shows at The Village in Lancaster. What a great venue that has existed for over 60 years and hosted such bands as Bruce Springsteen, Cheap Trick, Cyndi Lauper, The Sharks, Fuel, The Romantics, Eddie Money, The Hooters to name a few. January 4th AC/DC tribute Back In Black rocked The Village and on January 18th Stephen Pearcy of metal band Ratt played a really great show. Pearcy covered such Ratt classics as “Round and Round,” “You’re In Love” and “Way Cool Jr.” Pearcy also covered Arcade, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest. A huge thank-you to The Village and the doorman who made our night with their kindness and hospitality. I am very grateful to those who take the time to read the PA Musician Magazine. A highlight to start the New Year was not a concert .. but yet a television performance. One of the most exciting bands I discovered in 2013 made their network television debut on January 15th. Chicago based punk rock band, The Orwells gave an unforgettable performance on David Letterman. In true punk fashion The Orwells crawled and rithed the stage, left out lyrics and simply blew away a stunned crowd. David Letterman loved it and cheered the teenage band to play more. With strings broke music director Paul Schaffer took over continuing their song “Who Needs You.” Whether it was drug induced or all staged, it was as Letterman stated, “wonderful!”

The Orwell’s song sounded reminiscent of The Strokes and performance of possibly Jim Morrison / Iggy Pop nature. Here’s the NATIONAL news: Hersheypark Stadium has announced 3 shows for this summer. June 20th brings Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow and Gloriana. Bruno Mars’ brings his “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” with Aloe Blacc to Hershey on July 12th. Tickets will be available the day after he plays the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Fall Out Boy and Paramore bring their “Monumentour” with New Politics to The Star Pavilion on July 19th. Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers who took the high notes, died January 3rd from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74. Phil and Don Everly combined their voices in beautiful high harmonies to sing songs about yearning, angst and loss. In all, the brothers’ career spanned five decades and had 19 top 40 hits between 1957 and 1962. They were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Though the COPD, caused by smoking, affected his health continued on pg 1 4 ...

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Out & About continued.... owner of Reverbnation.. he is right there in the trenches with you. I’m sure you’ll be able to find him hanging out somewhere with a case of beer with Reverbnation stickers on it (a perfect way to network, if you’re brining a case, stick some stickers on it), answering questions, or just getting to know the musicians that support his company. So many “big wigs” like Lou are so approachable at this conference. The mentoring sessions are always crazy (sign up EARLY the tradeshow opens at 11am.) Tell Heather, Rachel Rocks sent ya! Bring your CDs, bring your flyers, get ready to pass them out.. business cards are huge! Make them easily accessible.. Come up with some crazy gimmick that will make you stand out, Lovebettie’s red hair, or Small Town Titans, “Flight Plan” with paper airplanes flying around the conference last year! Or Shift 7’s 3D glasses with a secret code to their 3D video online. There’s always something to see and something to do from about 4pm Thursday, til Noon on Sunday. Check out the MMC schedule in this issue or online at www.musicconference.net and plan out your MMC. Remember while looking it over, that’s just the bare bones of the conference. There is so much more to it than that! … and also, it’s only as good as YOU make it. If you hide in your room all day/night you’re not going to get much out of it. Walk the halls, follow the music, enjoy the shows, and enjoy this special gem that comes to the Harrisburg area only once a year! It’s definitely one of the biggest things I look forward to every year!! Well, that’s all for this month. I can’t wait to get Out and About to see some more amazing live music! Remember to make sure and go check out our website, www.pamusician.net, and check out all of the Hot Shots and more in color! If you see me Out and About please stop me and say Hi! Any questions or comments RachelRocks@pamusician.net. Nationals continued.... Everly said it never affected his voice. Bruno Mars will have help from the Red Hot Chili Peppers when he performs at the Super Bowl on February 2nd. Super Bowl halftime performers often have collaborators. Last year, Beyoncé had Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams from her Destiny’s Child days join her onstage, and two years ago Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. joined Madonna for her halftime show. Two possible band reunions that may happen in 2014 include both The Kinks and Hole. 2014 marks The Kinks 50th anniversary and would be the band’s first outing since its 1996 split. Dave Davies said the odds of an anniversary tour are “50/50 .. and it’d be a great shame if we don’t try and do something.” And brother Ray Davies stated, “the reunion is as close as it’s ever been to happening.” Hole band members: singer Courtney Love and guitarist Eric Erlandson recently posted a photo together on Facebook with the caption “And this just happened ... 2014 is going to be a very interesting year.” Former bassist Melissa Auf der Maur and former manager Peter Mensch were also tagged in the photograph. At the age of 87 music legend Chuck Berry says he has no plans to retire. After his 200th performance in his hometown of St. Louis, Berry stated he’ll keep going for as long as he can. He says performing is in his genes. Fleetwood Mac’s publicist has announced “Christine McVie has rejoined Fleetwood Mac and there may be an announcement about a potential tour for all the Macsters down the road.” The former lead singer of the rock band Lostprophets was sentenced to 29 years in jail, for committing a string of sexual offenses against very young children. Ian Watkins, 36, pleaded guilty last month to 13 charges. Lostprophets – which formed in 1997 and had a chart-topping album in 2006 with “Liberation Transmission” announced it was disbanding after Watkins’ arrest. Two female accomplices, described by prosecutors as “active participants in the most shocking abuse of their own children,” were jailed for 15 and 16 years respectively. UPCOMING SHOWS: KIX Lancaster Chameleon February 1st. Steel Lewisberry Alpine Inn February 1st. The Hold Steady Harrisburg Abbey February 7th. Smithereens / Underground Cartoons Harrisburg FedLive February 7th. Rightstart Camp Hill Gullifty’s February 8th. Darius Rucker Hershey Giant Center February 13th. Martini Bros Lewisberry Alpine Inn February 14th. The Passionettes Harrisburg Abbey February 15th. Kings of Leon Philadelphia Wells Fargo February 19th. 18th Annual Millennium Music Conference Harrisburg February 20th-23rd. 14

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Millennium Music Conference Showcase Schedule continued... Blue Moose Bar & Grille FREE ADMISSION 21+ 6791 Linglestown Rd. 17112 717-651-9493 Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00pm Second Chance Rodeo, Strasburg 9:45pm Kate Mills, Bucks County 10:30pm Tony DeSimone, Morrisville 11:15pm Rodger Delany, Philadelphia 12:00am Twin Ghost, Philadelphia Brewhouse Grille FREE ADMISSION 21+ 2050 State Road, Camp Hill 17011 717-737-0030 Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00pm Wings That Buzz, Mercersburg 10:15pm Mama Corn, Hollidaysburg 11:30pm Many Nights Ahead, Harrisonburg, VA

Saturday February 22, 2014 9:00pm Hot Dose, Brooklyn, NY 10:15pm The Federal Hillbillies, Baltimore, MD 11:30pm Bare Creek Junction, Mechanicsburg Buck Wild’s Rode House $5.00 Cover 21+ 5401 Carlisle Pike Mech, PA. 17050 717-333-4324 Friday, February 21, 2014 9:30pm Alex Hilton Band, Winchester, VA 10:30pm Bare Creek Junction, Mechanicsburg 11:30pm Lindsey Erin, Seven Valleys Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:30pm Coston Cross, Seneca, PA 10:30pm Cord Carpenter Band, Austin, TX 11:30pm Colt Wilbur Band, Mechanicsburg Carley’s Ristorante & Piano Bar FREE ADMISSION 21+ 204 Locust St. Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-909-9191 Friday, February 21, 2014 8:00pm Annika Vitolo, Brooklyn, NY 9:00pm Nicholas Deutsch, New York, NY 10:00pm Christian Porter, Stroudsburg 11:00pm Jeff Waters, Harrisburg 12:00am Nico Padden, Queens, NY Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:00pm Celia Slattery, Somerville, MA 9:00pm Lynne Taylor, Newburyport, MA 10:00pm Jeff Waters, Harrisburg 11:00pm Ari Shagal, New York, NY 12:00am Nicholas Deutsch, New York, NY

For all the most up to date schedules, check out:

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Carnahan’s Tavern FREE ADMISSION 21+ 209 3rd St. New Cumberland, PA 17070 717-774-4781 Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00pm The Lynne Taylor Band, Newburyport, MA 10:15pm Margo Macero Band, Albany, NY 11:30pm Jenny Rockis Trio, Chicago, IL Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00pm The Cardboard Kings, Baltimore, MD 10:15pm Canvas Radio Staten Island, NY 11:30pm Silver City Rodeo, Lancaster Ceoltas Irish Pub FREE ADMISSION 21+ 310 N. 2nd St Harrisburg, PA 17101 717-233-3202 Friday, February 21, 2014 8:00pm Blind Man Leading Baltimore, MD 9:00pm Michi, Jersey City, NJ 10:00pm Jesse Baker, Lancaster 11:00pm Milkshake Jones, Harrisburg 12:00am Music From Another Room, Pittsburgh ReverbNation Stage Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:00pm The Standing Cinema, Philadelphia 9:00pm The Delaneys, Pittsburgh 10:00pm FARLEY, Danville 11:00pm American Pinup, White Plains, NY 12:00am Gas Station Disco, Pottsville The Champ ALL AGES $10 ReverbNation Stages 52 Market St. Lemoyne, PA 17043 717-385-0009 Friday, February, 21, 2014 6:30pm Grant Gold, Hershey 7:00pm Marathon, Lebanon

PA Musician Magazine wants to THANK The

John Harris

Group for bringing original music from around the world to Central PA!

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Millennium Music Conference Showcase Schedule continued... Flinchy’s FREE ADMISSION 21+ Unplugged / Acoustic Baands 1833 Hummel Ave. Camp Hill, PA 17011 717-761-9000 Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00pm Hannah Bingman, Huntingdon 9:45pm Ashley Leone, Philadelphia 10:30pm Shaw Brothers, Columbus, OH 11:15pm Jeff Selby Trio, Mt Laurel, NJ 12:00am The Romantic Era, Erie Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00pm Frank Migliorelli, New York, NY 9:45pm Hot Breakfast!, Wilmington, DE 10:30pm The Herd of Main Street, Baltimore, MD 11:15pm The Dogs Of Lust, Harrisburg 12:00am Margo Macero Band, Albany, NY TheGarlicPoet FREE ADMISSION 21+ 148 Sheraton Drive New Cumberland, PA 17070 717-774-5435 Friday, February 21, 2014 7:00pm Steve Warner, Shepherdstown, W Va 7:45pm Crabmeat Thompson, Middletown, DE 8:30pm Robert Thompso,n Harrisburg 9:15pm Ryan Alan, New Cumberland 10:00pm Mike Banks, Harrisburg Saturday, February 22, 2014 7:00pm Tom Wentz, Middleburg 7:45pm Steve Leak, Singer/Songwriter 8:30pm Chris Whitmer, Middleburg 9:15pm DelRain, Union Dale 10:00pm Eli the Hawk, Morrisville, PA Gullifty’s Underground FREE ADMISSION 21+ 1104 Carlisle Rd. Camp Hill, Pa 17011 717-761-6692 Friday, February 21, 2014 8:00pm Josh McCann & The Uninvolved Pittsburgh 9:00pm Worthy Adversary Lancaster, PA 10:00pm The Semi-Supervillains Pittsburgh 11:00pm One Pretty MinuteColumbus, OH 12:00am Mileunder Harrisburg Flexitone Records presents Saturday, February 22, 2014 8:00pm Sidney Joseph Philadelphia 8:25pm Ashley Leone Philadelphia 9:10pm Avalar Philadelphia 9:50pm BlackRue, Philadelphia 10:30pm Beyond Eden, Philadelphia 11:15pm The Sunset Villains, Drums 11:50pm Supreem and The New Experience, Philadelphia 12:30am Platinium Mustache, Philadelphia 12:50am Fredrico, Mechanicsburg Midtown Scholar FREE - All Ages 1302 N. 3rd St. Harrisburg PA 17102 717-236-1680 3rd In The Burg Friday, 21, 2014 7:00pm Cello Fury, Pittsburgh 8:00pm The Speedbumps, Akron, OH 9:00pm The Muddy Crows, Washington, DC Saturday, February 22, 2014 7:00pm Glaser Drive, New York, NY 8:00pm Katie Kelly and The Charming Beards, Wilkes -Barre 9:00pm Jake Lewis & The Clergy, Lancaster

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The Midtown Tavern FREE ADMISSION 21+ 1101 N. 2nd St. Harrisburg, PA 17102 717-236-5783 Friday, February 21, 2014 9:30pm The Smoked Meats, Carlisle 10:45pm J R Wolfe, Grantville 12:00am Marshmellow Overcoat, State College Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:30pm The Dogs Of Lust, Harrisburg 10:45pm Nate Myers Trio, Harrisburg 12:00am Sterling Koch Band, Pottsville Momo’s BBQ and Grill FREE ADMISSION 21+ 307 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 171016 717-230-1030 Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00pm The Wildcat O’Halloran Band, Sunderland, MA 10:15pm Fast Eddie & The Slowpokes, Greenbelt, MD 11:30pm The Herd of Main Street, Baltimore, MD Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00pm Jo Wymer, Freehold, NJ 10:00pm Samantha Danielson & The Blue Root, Hummelstown 11:00pm Brixton Saint, Wilmington, DE 12:00am Garden State Line, Plainfield, NJ O’Reilly’s Taproom FREE ADMISSION 21+ 800 East Park Dr. 17111 717-564-2700 PBR Kick Off Party Thursday, February 20, 2014 8:00pm The Great SOCIO “acoustic”, Philly 9:00pm TBD 10:00pm The Speedbumps Akron, OH 11:00pm TBD Friday, February 21, 2014 5:30pm Wordsmith, Baltimore, MD 6:00pm Dubby of Team LoKo, Gettysburg 6:30pm Capeesh, Harrisburg 7:00pm Christian Porter, Stroudsburg 8:00pm Built To Be Broken, Orlando, Fl 9:00pm Apollo Sun, Pikesville, MD 10:00pm Observe the 93rd, Mechanicsburg 11:00pm Minshara, Harrisburg 12:00am Ninety Ones, Harrisburg Saturday, February 22, 2014 7:00pm Michi, Jersey City, NJ 8:00pm Modern Colour, Philadelphia 9:00pm The Star Darts, Grand Rapids, MI 10:00pm J and the 9s, Brooklyn, NY 11:00pm Music From Another Room, Pittsburgh 12:00pm special guest Pete’s Olde Towne FREE ADMISSION 21+ 401 Market Street. New Cumberland, PA 17070 717-525-8847 Friday, February 21, 2014 9:00pm Kaydi Johnson, Huntington & Andes, NY 9:45pm Mark Newman, New York, NY 10:30pm Maggie Anderson, Sterling, VA 11:15pm Tom Vollman, Milwaukee, WI 12:00am Frankie Moran, Baltimore, MD Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00pm Randy Haddock, Brooklyn, NY 9:45pm Rick Winow, Rockaway, NJ 10:30pm Matt Tarka, Washington, DC 11:15pm Cody McGuire, Arlington, VA 12:00am TBD Savannah’s on Hanna 21+ 1000 Hanna St. 17104 717-233-1100 Friday, February 21, 2014 10:00pm 11:00pm Curse Of Cassandra, Dayton, OH 12:00am j and the 9s, Brooklyn, NY PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

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“LIVE REVIEWS” By Jim Price As we enter February, my excitement level again grows as another Millennium Music Conference approaches. This year’s 18th annual Millennium Music Conference happens from February 20-23th at a new location, the Best Western Premier, the Central Hotel and Conference Center in Harrisburg. Millennium will again feature the daytime business conference on Friday and Saturday with a wide variety of music industry-related panels, speakers, the trade show and networking opportunities. Pennsylvania Musician Magazine again will present the acoustic stage at the trade show for bands and musicians to promote their showcase appearances during Millennium weekend. (And the “Homegrown Rocker” drop box will again be present for bands and artists to submit recordings for Rocky 104.9/Rocky 99’s “Homegrown Rocker” radio program. Submit your recordings for airplay; one recording will be drawn at the close of the business

conference, and that band/artist will win a guest interview on the March 30th edition of the show!) And of course, I plan to be out and about to scope out a number of showcasing bands and performers during this year’s event; I just hope the current Ice Age weather conditions have lifted some by the time Millennium Music Conference weekend arrives! We crossed the threshold into a New Year since my last article. My 2014 began at Salsa’s Mexican Grille in Bedford, where I got to perform and witness live music during a New Year’s Eve open mic showcase. I helped ring in 2014 onstage with my Backyard Rockers bandmates; prior to that, I got to witness several solo and acoustic-geared performers. The evening began with singer/guitarist Mo Yon, a longtime Bedford area musician who strummed and sang favorites from Dave Loggins, Rolling Stones, Collective Soul, Beatles and more. Next was some local standup comedy courtesy of aspiring funnymen Colin Coffield and Mike Bauer, before singer/guitarist Darren Wilson performed several Christianthemed numbers. Maxine Velour then displayed a fine voice as she strummed and sang a variety of acoustic rock and blues. She did numbers from the Doobie Brothers, Fleetwood Mac, Bobby Blue Bland, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin and more. “Harmonica Dave” Baird joined her to wail harp on several numbers, including “House of the Rising Sun” and “Statesboro

Blues.” (Several days later, I saw Maxine perform on keys at Bedford’s Briar Valley Winery during the “Feel the Heat” Chili, Soup & Salsa Festival.) Acoustic duo Mike & Jackie then took the stage for their first-ever public performance, and did great work on vintage folk numbers from Bruce Cockburn, Merle Travis, the Drifters and John Prine; including a version of Prine’s “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian.” Singer Michele Bailey then crooned a variety of light pop and country standards, including songs from the Carpenters, Little Big Town, Everly Brothers, Queen, K.D. Lang, Michael Buble and more. This night provided a pleasant transition from 2013 into 2014, and also introduced me to Salsa’s delicious Mexican cuisine; I will be back for more! Three nights later, I witnessed my first new band of 2014, as I braved frigid cold to check out Big Bear Chase Me at The Arena in State College. Although a new name, Big Bear Chase Me features some familiar area music scene names; Mia Mafia/Mania alumni Brian Storm on lead vocals and Chris Lee on guitar, former Mindspine drummer Adam Rider, and former Stept On/Candlelight Red bassist Adam Zimmer. Big Bear Chase Me’s emphasis is on ‘90s-era rock from such names as Sponge, Temple of the Dog, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, Filter and more; with Brian and Chris handling the lion’s share of singing duties. The group also included some ‘80s fare from Billy Idol, Simple Minds, and Danzig’s “Mother” with Adam Zimmer singing lead. These guys had fun while they rocked it, keeping the mood casual and lighthearted onstage between songs. Despite the single-digit outdoor temperatures and Penn State students away from town on holiday break, an enthusiastic mid-sized Arena crowd danced and cheered Big Bear Chase Me’s performance until the last note. Big Bear Chase Me brings their rocking party to The Arena every four to six weeks; watch for their return. One of the first big shows of the New Year took place at Altoona’s historic Mishler Theatre, which hosted last month’s second annual Mishler Bands Together for Charity concert. A wide assortment of area bands and performers donated their talents to help raise funds for Family Services, Inc. and the Mishler. The concert provided continuous musical action, with acoustic acts performing in front of the stage curtains while full bands changed over instruments and gear behind the curtains. Pure Cane Sugar provided a strong start to the evening, demonstrating strong vocal harmonies and flexible arrangements on an original song, “Let It Ride,” along with versions of Lucinda Williams’ “Car Wheels on a Gravel Road” and The Civil Wars’ “Barton Hollow.” Tommy Wareham then dug into the archive for two forgotten hits, generating a loose vibe and scatting along to Michael Franks’ 1970s hit “Popsicle Toes” and Dean Martin’s “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head.” Tyne & the Fastlyne displayed their rustic Americana flavors as they interpreted Neil Young’s “Old Man,” the Burns Sisters’ “Willow” and Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” into their own unique style. Born and the Beanstalk showed their acoustic chemistry and energy, as Sean Osborn and Ben Bowers did strong renditions of Crosby Stills Nash & Young’s “Cost of Freedom/Ohio,” the Beatles’ “Norwegian Wood” and the continued on next pg...

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The Professor continued... Eagles’ “Seven Bridges Road.” After short presentation by Lisa Hann about Family Services, Inc. and a brief technical issue was cleared up, my Backyard Rockers brethren and I experienced the atmosphere of that legendary Mishler stage, where such famous people as W.C. Fields, Al Jolson, George Burns and more have stepped. We battled the butterflies as we did our takes on The Band’s “The Weight,” Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” and Led Zeppelin’s “Going to California.” Your Dad’s Friends then carried the concert to intermission, cranking up the excitement with a rapid fire rock’n’roll medley, plus versions of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” and Mitch Ryder’s “Devil with the Blue Dress.” Ground Crew, the Flight 19 side project featuring singer (and Bellwood mayor) Brian Thomas and keyboardist/singer Phil Steele, resumed the music with versions of The Clarks’ “Born Too Late” and Bon Jovi’s “It’s My Life,” before John McKelvey joined the two on guitar for an original song, “Back to You.” John then remained on stage to join show host, singer/guitarist and birthday celebrant Vic Rizzo, for renditions of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Tuesday’s Gone” and Ten Years After’s “I’d Love to Change the World.” Stepping on the Mishler stage for their first time, Root and the Fifths - with Eric Wertz sitting in behind the drum kit for Tyke Dodson - roused the audience with their rocking takes on Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads,” Jimmy Eat World’s “The Middle” and Goo Goo Dolls’ “Long Way Down.” The evening’s sound engineer, Pat McGinnis, continued with traditional acoustic folk sounds, doing Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home” plus two original songs from his forthcoming CD, “Give Your Love Away” and “Sure Feels Like She’s Gone.” Featuring the father and son tandem of guitarist/singer Rick and bassist Eric Wertz, guitarist/singer Randy “Jackson” Rutherford and drummer Will Jones; Last Stand offered their distinctive takes on Sister Hazel’s “All for You,” Emerson Lake & Palmer’s “From the Beginning” and the Eagles’ “Desperado.” In his usual cordial manner, area favorite Steve Summerhill continued the party with renditions of John Mellencamp’s “Hurts So Good,” Billy Joel’s “You May Be Right” and Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues,” before Mama Corn provided the evening’s finale. After performing three original folk/bluegrass selections, Mama Corn invited remaining musicians in the house to come on stage help sing

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“Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Members of the Backyard Rockers, Last Stand, Root and the Fifths and show host Vic Rizzo obliged to provide an unforgettable homestretch to the night, before Mama Corn closed the concert with their a cappella closer “Good Night.” The performances, camaraderie among musicians, the appreciative audience and the atmosphere of the Mishler Theatre made this a special night; future concerts at this venue are likely. One of the final bands I saw in 2013 was The Jam, during their late December visit to Altoona’s Belmar Hotel. Minus guitarist/singer Terry Welsh this night, three-quarters of The Jam - singer/guitarist Ryan Clark, bassist/keyboardist/singer Steve Treado and drummer/singer Wade Flick - welcomed some guests ontage to help them out through the course of the show. Mike Wilkes, who has sung the National Anthem at Penn State football games, flexed his vocal cords on versions of Marshall Tucker Band’s “Can’t You See” and Joe Walsh’s “Rocky Mountain Way.” And Lisa Bock also displayed a fine voice on numbers from Pat Benatar, Joan Jett, AC/DC, and Queen V’s “Cry Your Eyes Out.” The Jam also rocked the house on favorites from Stevie Ray Vaughan, U2, Lifehouse, Bad Company, Cheap Trick, Goo Goo Dolls, Def Leppard and more. Along the way, they broke out double-shots of Black Keys, Billy Idol and The Cult, and finished the night with a strong rendering of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s epic “Free Bird.” The Jam rocks stages throughout Clearfield, Centre and Blair Counties; they return to the Belmar on March 8th. Christmas Eve eve saw me do the roadtrip up the hill to Patton’s Thirsty Dawg Taverne to check out Patton’s “Fab Three,” The Beatlemaniacs, celebrating the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo before a holiday crowd packed house. Singer/drummer Jerry Carnicella, guitarist/singer Bob Helbig and keyboardist Harry Young did plentiful Beatles hits from throughout the group’s career; including “8 Days a Week,” “Ticket to Ride,” “Back in the USSR,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Hey Jude” and more. I was amazed at how this trio could capture the harmonies, tones and spirit of the Beatles originals; especially Bob’s various guitar tones and Harry’s fitting fills and flavors on the keys. Along the way, the Beatlemaniacs stepped out of their Beatles repertoire to honor requests, and showed they were quite fluent in Motown with a version of the Temptations’

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“My Girl” (sent out to Jerry’s daughter, Marlena, who got married five days later). Later, the Night Train father-and-son contingent of Jerry and Jared Carnevali stepped up to belt out lead vocals on the Fab Four’s “I Saw Her Standing There.” The Beatlemaniacs nicely capture the flavors of the Beatles, and share Beatles trivia in between songs as well. Watch for their appearances around the area. Shallow Nine sports a new roster in 2014, which I saw in action early last month at Altoona’s 4D’s Lounge. Joining singer Erika Marino and bassist Mitch Neuder are continued on page 2 2 ...

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The Professor continued... guitarist/singer Mike Fox, guitarist P.J. Kelly and drummer Todd Harshbarger. The new lineup allows Erika and Mike to share lead singing duties; Erika still takes front and center with her bold voice and stage personality, and she strolled through the audience to serenade fans and tables through the course of the performance. Shallow Nine kept the dance floor churning with favorites from Michael Jackson, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Lady GaGa, Katy Perry, the Donnas, Fallout Boy and more. They mixed in a few surprises along the way, including fresh spins on Hall & Oates’ “Maneater” and The Sweet’s “Ballroom Blitz,” and the Mike-fronted version of Flock Of Seagulls’ “I Ran” to open the third set. And for the closer, Erika flexed her pipes one more time on an impressive version of 4 Non Blondes’ “What’s Up.” Shallow Nine is quickly building momentum and following on area stages; they return to the 4D’s Lounge February 1st. Former Like A Movie frontman Jimmy Mowery returned home for the holidays from his current base of operations, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to celebrate the release of his latest EP at The Island in late December. Although manufacturer delays prevented Jimmy from having the EP available that night, he performed several songs from the new recording as well as his debut EP from last winter. Jimmy also mixed up a variety of pop, rock and country favorites; doing numbers from Third Eye Blind, Foster the People, Green Day, Oasis, Luke Bryan, Eagle Eye Cherry, Matchbox 20, Tonic and more. He also tapped into his former band’s catalog to break out Like A Movie’s “The Views of the Revolutionary Towards Himself.” Jimmy also welcomed guest Brittany Morganrose up to perform a pair of original songs. A new date for Jimmy’s EP release will be announced soon, and at press time, Jimmy was a finalist for online music discovery show Music Scene Investigation’s Artist of the Year. Another change in this New Year is a new name for Aldo’s. More than a year after former owner Aldo retired and bar manager Rich McGarvey took over, the venue has morphed into McGarvey’s Bar & Grill in 2014. But while the name has changed, live music will continue to be a priority here. One of the final shows under the Aldo’s name was a three-band punk/hardcore throwdown in late December. I missed openers Railroad City Murder Machines with their charged set, but arrived in time to catch my first look at Terrible Minds. Comprised of Geoff, TJ, Brian, Matt and Bart; Terrible Minds generated an explosive, roaring brand of hardcore sounds as they did songs from their demos and EP, and previewed numbers from their upcoming full-length release. These guys have amassed a sizable following already, based on the number of folks in front of the stage and the modest pit action that erupted during their set. Xs For Eyes then closed the night with their high-octane, reckless-abandon brand of punk rock. Lead singer/guitarist Tom Noel, guitarist/singer Tim Mort, bassist/singer Oob and drummer Justin Fair drilled numerous original songs, as well as high-velocity takes on the Misfits’ “Crying on a Saturday Night,” Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” and Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Xs For Eyes plans to issue a new recording early this year; watch for their return to Aldo’s…err, McGarvey’s…soon. Ganister added another piece to their puzzle to start 2014, as former Screamin’ Ugly/Rewind guitarist Chris Silva joins singer Tony Irvine, guitarist Matt Markham, bassist Dan Lukens and drummer/singer Randy Wilson. Chris’ first performance with his new bandmates happened last month during Ganister’s first visit to McGarvey’s, and his guitar immediately added depth to the group’s sound as they fired up with dance floor with a variety of hard-rocking favorites. With Tony singing and growling commands to the dance floor contingent, Ganister kept the crowd moving with tunes from Rage Against the Machine, Theory Of A Deadman, Seether, Staind, Disturbed, Black Stone Cherry, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch and more. Some highlights and surprises included Ganister’s hard-nosed send-up of Cameo’s “Word Up,” a continued on next pg...

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The Professor continued... Ukulele Soiree and Uke Petting Zoo event February 2nd at Penn State Altoona’s Misciagna Building from noon to 5:30 p.m.;.the event will feature a ukulele petting zoo for children and others interested in trying out the instrument, as well as beginner and intermediate workshops, “The Mighty Uke Movie”, open mic uke concerts and more. The Kollective also hosts the monthly Second Sunday Ukulele Jam; the next one happens February 9th from 2 to 4 p.m., also at Penn State Altoona’s Misciagna Building. The Benefit for Raymond Michael Dorsey will happen on Sunday, February 9th at Pellegrine’s to help out colon cancer patient Ray Dorsey; donating talents that afternoon will be Chelsea and Stevie Moses of E.V.K., hip-hop artist Black Ace with the Platinum Soul Jazz step team, Cousin Mike, the Backyard Rockers, Untyed, guitarist Shawn Brown, Skye 2.0, Zombies With Gunz, Triple Threat. Left For Dead and Bite the Bullet. Pat McGinnis is putting the finishing touches on his soon-to-bereleased first album, expected out in March or April; Pat is helped out on the album by members of the Hurricanes, Pure Cane Sugar, Jason McIntyre, Mark Ross, Dawn Kinnard and more. Happy Birthdays to Matt Day, Tyne Palazzi (Tyne & the Fastlyne), Jason Straw (10 Million Devils), John Scarfone (Zombie Butterflies), Chris Myers (Full Kilt), Jason Feathers (Black Sun/The Hawks), Jen Shuty (Flood City Brass), “Harmonica Dave” Baird (Backyard Rockers), Dan Lukens (Ganister), Kim Miller (The Runaways), Mike Clapper (Borrowed Time), Scott Mulligan (Sunset Strip), Jeff Glace (Hate Grenade), Molly Countermine (Pure Cane Sugar/Maxwell Strait), Jackson Monsour, Matt Pletcher (Wertz & Co.), Josh Brubaker (Klockwick), Ron Cannon (Hemlock House), Dana Martino (DD & the Pub Crawlers), Mike Stanley (Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band), Daryl Branford (Ted McCloskey & the Hi Fi’s/Pure Cane Sugar), Lily Taylor (Lies, Inc.), Lloyd Rummell (One Adam 12), Peter Jogo (The Nightcrawlers), Dan Murphy (Sun King Warriors), Bob Gates (The Front), Conner Gilbert, Brian Cupples, Chris Kane (Dirtkicker), Steve Stuckey, Darrell Williams (Thirsty Dawg Taverne), Lisa “Esa” Smith, Missy Tonkin and Jim Dickson. Please send correspondence and recordings to: Jim Price, 1104 S. Catherine St., Altoona, PA 16602. You can also email me at eitherr profjp@rocky1049.com.. And if you’re into social networking, look me up on Facebook or Google+. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!

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LARRY NATH - “VISIONS AND REVISIONS” (ELL Digital Media) Indiana, PA’s Larry Nath first introduced listeners to his fresh blend of rock and blues on his 2007 debut CD, “Live It!.” His second album, “Visions and Revisions”, follows in a similar blues-rock vein, featuring more catchy and relatable songs, plus an assortment of special guests to help color and shape them. Nath’s one-time bandmate, Pittsburgh blues guitar great Jimmy Adler, appears on seven of the 15 songs, while Billy Price Band keyboardist Jimmy Britton tickles ivories on four numbers. Other guests include bassists D.J. Kichi and Dan Murphy, guitarist Jim Relja, drummer Brandon Barnes and vocalist Savanna Smith. The songs range from bouncy blues-rocking frolics and boogies to slower blues and acoustic numbers. Setting the tone for the album, the mid-tempo discopener “Visions and Revisions” ponders life’s daily questions and adjustments. The galloping “Your Killin’ Me” ogles an irresistible redhead, while the uptempo and boisterous “Big Girl” celebrates women of altitude. Nath and his associates deliver funky blues on “Hard Times,” and reference western PA heritage and history on the rolling ode “Gods of the Molten Iron.” Nath tones things down several times on the disc; including the delicate acoustic-geared love song “Mystery,” the hopeful Clapton-toned “Try a Little Love,” and the selfreassuring “Still Over You.” “Long Gone” is a hard-edged breakup song, and Nath expresses intensifying frustration and uneasiness on the disc-closer “Sometimes I Feel.” Nath delivers a solid, gritty voice that carries his words well, and he and his hired gun cast flesh out the song arrangements with clean, tasteful musicianship. Produced by Nath and recorded at ELL Studios in Indiana, “Visions and Revisions” sounds punchy, upbeat and vibrant; and listeners should detect the enthusiasm that went into its creation. “Visions and Revisions” further establishes Larry Nath as a legitimate songcrafter and artist, and it offers a rewarding, grooving listen. (The CD can be obtained through CDBaby.com.)

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case with their previous album, 2012’s “The Trinity System”, The Arts’ newest set, “Spirit World”, provides a freewheeling and detailed instrumental listening adventure, as Sanders and Vottero explore frontiers of progressive rock, jazz, classical, folk and more. Each composition takes listeners into its own self-contained world, setting mood, atmosphere, plot and resolution; with the musicians’ varied instrumental mixtures providing colorations and tone. The majority of the disc’s seven tracks are expansive excursions; the shortest composition, the dreamy disc closer “The Secret,” clocks in at 4:08. Referencing a stone cross in France that symbolizes the world’s impending doom, “Cross of Hendaye” establishes a captivating mystique as it opens the disc, before erupting into an explosive, Dream Theater-like prog-metal arrangement. With its cavernous and atmospheric arrangement, the title track “Spirit World” sonically transports listeners into a supernatural scape. The Arts weave Emerald Isle folk flavors into the picturesque and angular “Celtic Tale,” construct a dramatic and cosmic arrangement on “Phantom Frequencies,” and seek out ghosts in the pseudo-funky “Haunted Carousel.” The disc’s most ambitious work, “Dreamcatcher,” takes participants into a world of Native American symbolism, rapidly-evolving and shifting prog/jazz/rock segments, ethereal new age interludes and more. Sanders and Vottero masterfully blend melody, dynamics, plot and variation into each composition to keep “Spirit World” interesting and moving; each passage and plot twist serves a purpose. The performances are skillful and tight, from precision guitar solos to full-bodied key and electronic fills and effects, rumbling and thunderous rhythmic passages and more. Produced by The Arts, the sound is clean and full, enabling these works to achieve their full power and majesty. A visit to The Arts’ “Spirit World” will yield an exciting and vibrant listening adventure from start to finish, and fans of progressive rock and metal flavors will find plenty to savor here. (To obtain the disc, email Chris Vottero at cvottero@comcast.net.)

JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS - “JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS EP” (no label) Formed from remnants of previous Indiana County blues rockers Four Day Crawl, the Jukehouse Bombers generate a similar bold and brash blues-rocking style on their self-titled, five-song EP. The singing, guitar-playing father-and-son tandem of Jimmy and Joe Roach, bassist/singer Troy Laney and drummer Mark Kephart blend various blues and southern-fried rock flavors into a robust, rousing set. The group sets the table with the fiery blues romp opener “Real Bad Feelin,’” with Jimmy Roach’s seasoned blues howl erupting and commanding attention. “Born to Hard Time” displays a swamp blues direction, complete with song-ending gospelstyled singalong. Joe Roach’s smooth and soulful voice helps give “Give” an Allman Brothers-like feel, while Troy Laney serves up good voice on the B.B. King/Robert Cray-flavored “Absolute Success.” The Jukehouse Bombers indulge their southern rocking jones on the rowdy closer “Last Ride,” conjuring memories of vintage Molly Hatchet and Blackfoot.

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The performances are passionate and energized, with the vocal and instrumental performances feisty and go-for-broke. The singing is heartfelt, the guitar solos sting and the rhythms rumble. Self-produced, mixed and mastered; the EP sounds edgy and full-bodied, with the performances doing the talking with minimal studio bells and whistles. The Jukehouse Bombers convincingly state their case on this sampler, serving notice that their boisterous blues and blues rock are ready for roadhouses across the state and beyond. (The EP can be obtained through the Jukehouse Bombers’ Reverbnation page, www.reverbnation.com/jukehousebombers.)

ANGELA DODSON - “LONESOME TIME” EP (no label) Roaring Spring native Angela Dodson first captured the attention of this reviewer when she was a teenager, crooning classic country songs during Altoona entertainer Dennie Huber’s annual “Crazy Fest” Amateur Youth Talent Show. She prospered during that annual event through her teen years, winning awards and growing her talents and confidence. After graduating college, she relocated to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. Her first recording, a five-song EP called “Lonesome Time”, announces Dodson’s arrival as a country artist. Writing/co-writing all five songs, Dodson’s style is loyal to Grand Ole Opry-era traditional roots country and rockabilly, with Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Johnny & June Carter Cash serving as reference points. The disc was even recorded at Cash Cabin Studio, owned by Johnny Cash’s son, John Carter Cash, who is the disc’s executive producer. Dodson pays homage to the Man In Black on the punchy opening track, “They Called Him Cash,” and croons ruralflavored rockabilly on “Ready and Willing.” She offers up playful honky-tonk sounds on “Barnyard Jive,” laments the loss of love on the driving title track “Lonesome Time,” and closes the disc on a somber tone with the ballad “Trying to Matter.” Displaying a clear and confident voice, Dodson is backed by a who’s who of Nashville talent; including Marty Stuart guitarist Kenny Vaughan, Waylon Jennings/Highwaymen steel player Robby Turner, and former Brian Setzer Orchestra upright bassist Mark Winchester. Her songs are compact and efficient, establishing their catchy hooks quickly; and she carries them with grace and poise. Produced by Dodson and Chuck Turner, “Lonesome Time” sounds bright and full, with just the right touch of reverb to capture that vintage Grand Ole Opry/’50s-era rockabilly vibe. “Lonesome Time” is a convincing first chapter that shows that for Angela Dodson, classic country tradition is indeed alive and well. (The CD can be obtained through Angela Dodson’s website, www.angeladodson.com.)

—All CDs reviewed by Jim Price

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Startin’ ALL original country group. Tritt, Stuart, Yoakam, Paisley and Aldean. A few of my likes. Gimme a hollar 717770-9621, Eddie.

WANTED: Keyboardist. Christian drummer seeking WA N T E D : Gigging accomplished keyboardist. Carlisle rock metal band Vocals a plus. Will be seeks Drummer, T.O.A.D, playing bars and Christian Nickleback, AcDc, GNR, events. Long-term goal, Crue, Priest and the record label. Will be classics too, 6 gigs on playing various cover books more available. songs. Answer only if Mike 717-440-6857. serious. Call Chris 814521-3783. WANTED: Singer and guitarist for all original band. We play rock/ hard rock. Must have equipment, transportation, and experience. www.tukurpa.com 717712-2008 or 717-4180020.

WA N T E D : Musicians. Experimental metal artist, Thunderlizard, seeks musicians for band. Have 1 Ep out, a full length on the way. I’m on reverbnation and soundcloud. Shannon sdrummer@innernet.net WANTED: Working band in Chester County seeks keyboards, trumpet and sax players, must be dedicated and serious Funk, Motown, Classic Rock. Call Rob 484-369-9620.

WANTED:Working Lebanon based female fronted Modern Country band is auditioning for a bass or guitar player. Vocals a plus.Call John 717-222-9599. WANTED:S i n g e r a n d guitarist wanted for all original band. We play rock/hard rock. Must have equipment, transportation, and experience. 717-7122008 or 717-418-0020 .

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WANTED: Original heavy metal band seeks vocals. Influences include Metallica, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, etc. practice in York. email prsaddict@clear. n e t if interested. WA N T E D :

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WANTED: Musicians for all original country group. Practice spot. Marty Stewart, Dwight Yoakam, Travis Tritt, Aldean and Joe Nichols are some influences. Gimme a hollar.717-7709621. WANTED: Ozzy clone. Do you look like Ozzy? Do you sound like Ozzy? Did you ever want to be Ozzy? Black Sabbath tribute looking for singer call 610743-5821.

WANTED: Looking for Nancy! Need female vocalist that can play acoustic guitar to complete line-up for Heart Tribute Band. Central PA based; travel required gigs. 814380-1617

established private function band (10 years) seeks experienced Lead Guitarist with lead vocals. Scranton area. 570-4982848

WANTED: Lead guitarist wanted for working WA N T E D : Traditonal modern rock band based experienced metal band out of Central Pa. Call looking for clean vocalist 717-648-4535 or 717-856and bassist. 919-9378 or 8075. digdrummer85@yahoo.co WANTED: Drummer/ m Percussionist, Gypsy WA N T E D : Well- Caravan is currently

auditioning drummers. We play original Rock n Roll with select covers. We are a Rock band with colors of Jazz and Blues in our music. We are looking for someone who can provide light percussion as well as drums. Looking to play out at least 2-3 times a month and practice twice a week. We have gigs booked our own practice place and PA. For more info email: gypcmusic@gmail.com

Call Randy 570-898-6888. WANTED: Modern rock Carlisle band seeks singer/ frontman w/range for Ac/dc Gnr Crue Volbeat Nickleback T.O.A.D and classics. 10 gigs booked 2 gigs a month, 1 practice per week. 717-4406 8 5 7 o r haggertymike@verizon.net

WANTED: Female backing vocalists for paying gigs. Must be dedicated, enjoy hard rock Genre and willing to commute to 19021 area code. Ask for Rich 267-632WANTED: Professional 8376. working oldies band looking for drummer and lead/rhythm guitar player. Background vocals helpful not required.

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AVAILABLE: Experienced Drummer looking for band in York, Lancaster, Harrisburg area.Very professional. Rock, Blues, Soul, Country Email: otispsmith@gmail.com. AVAILABLE: Metal/hard rock drummer looking to fill free time jammin with a talented group of musicians. Im 41 with tons of experience and gear. Harrisburg area. Interested? Call Victor 717-903-3155. AVAILABLE: Bass player looking for working band. Hard & classic rock. Ephrata area 717-371-1692 Rick. AVAILABLE: Professional guitarist available for session work, gigs, and more. 717-537-1065� AVAILABLE: DRUMMER looking to join a band I am 52, if that matters, and have pro Tama and Roland drums. williedrum4u@yah oo.com

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