Vol. 34 # 389 MAY 2016
• LAMB OF GOD at Reading Eagle Theatre • 12 SLP CONCERTS at THE CHAMELEON!! • STEVE TURRE QUARTET at Rose Lehrman Center • DECIPHER LIFE RELEASES 5 SONG EP • THE RYAN ALAN BAND COMES TO GULLIFTY’S • HALFWAY TO HELL AT GULLIFTY’S • TUBBY’S 3rd ANNUAL A.R.M.E.D. POKER RUN & BENEFIT FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK
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www.SOSROCKS.com Saturday, May 21stJOHNNY JOEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Mechanicsburg, PA
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Bookings & info. 717.712.3073
Scott Peoples & the Crash Now Booking 2016!
Sat. May 7th - RIVER HOUSE BAR & GRILL, Middletown, PA Fri. May 13th 6pm-9pm ~ THE VINYARD BREWERY at HERSHEY Middletown, PA Dates listed at... www.scottplaysguitar.com facebook.com/Scott Peoples Singer Songwriter Bookings: 717.319.0202
Original & Covers of Hard Rock/Classic Metal
May 7th, BILL HUNT from X-TERRA will be performing songs from his Solo CD as well as acoustic versions of X-TERRAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S songs at THE HILLTOP CHRISTIAN COFFEE HOUSE 6:30-8:30pm 133 N. Main St. Plains, PA
â&#x20AC;&#x153;EXPERIENCE THE POWERâ&#x20AC;? Now Available at CDbaby www.cdbaby.com/cd/xterra7 Bookings: 570.654.4758 Facebook.com/X-terra
Alternative Rock... Jun 10 - Gingerbread Man, Mechanicsburg, PA 9pm
May 6, Friday, 9pm - 12am, â&#x20AC;&#x153;551 West,â&#x20AC;? Lancaster, PA May 14, Saturday, 9pm - 12:15am, Field House, Etters, PA June 4, Saturday, 8 - 11pm Highland Pizzeria, Lancaster, PA
For Booking: 717.795.4420 Mike 717.856.8075 Mark
Saturday, May 14th - Racehorse Tavern, Thomasville, PA Friday, May 20th - Valley Tavern, Seven Valleys, PA
Contact Blue Rooster Entertainment: 717.801.6622
Classic Rock the Way you Remember it... May 13th - 9:30-1:30 Double K Tavern, Harrisburg, PA June 17th - 6:00-10:00 St, Joan of Ark Festival Hershey, PA
~High Energy Rock Show~ Booking: 717.730.9123
We will SEE YOU soon!
See Natalie with DARKES & STEEL RADIANCE DARKES: May 6th -PETEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, New Cumberland, PA 9-12 June 3rd - RELAY FOR LIFE / Hbg. Sus. Twp. HS 8pm-9:15 June 17th PETEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, New Cumberland, PA 9-12 STEEL RADIANCE: May 5th - BUCHANON PARK CARNIVAL, Lancaster, PA 5pm? May 20th - TUBBYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S, Dunncannon, PA BENEFIT for Gary Donovan June 9th - Shankâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Marietta, PA 8pm-11pm
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August 12 8:00-12am Gettysburg Eagles Gettysburg, PA Look for Us on Facebook.com TheMorrisBrothersBand For bookings call Vickie at
August 20th 7:-10:00 Little Mexico Camp Groumd Winfield, PA
April 29 - The Ephrata Amvets, Post 136, Ephrata PA w/ Humandala and The Meadow Men April 30 - The Depot, York PA w/ Bumpin Uglies, Bastard Suns May 14 - Gypsy Landslide, Camp Reily YWCA, Harrisburg PA May 20 - S.H.A.R.E. Festival, Shade Gap PA May 26 - The Grape Room, Philadelphia PA w/ The Strange Heat May 29 - Arts Fest, Front Street, Harrisburg PA June 3-5 - Gala In The Grove, Jonestown PA June 9 - Bless The Woods Music Festival, Woodsmen of the World, Fairplay MD July 16 - Winterfest, The Abbey Bar, Harrisburg PA July 17 - Dante’s, Frostburg MD w/ The Phyrg July 23- Beer Fest Brickyard Alehouse, Williamsport PA July 25 - The Bern Bash, FDR Skatepark, Philadelphia PA August 12-13 - Kind Minds Transformative Festival, Camp Reily Harrisburg PA
More dates TBA! Catch CTC on tour summer 2016! Booking now! Contact CTC for booking 717.979.9234 Email: email@example.com Check our Facebook & Reverbnation pages for current dates
TUESDAY, JUNE 21st / Full Band 6pm Hummelstown Carnival, Hummelstown, PA SATURDAY, JUNE 25th Private Party / Full Band 4pm
& “CHEMICAL the EP COCTAIL”
Available at: closetoconsideration.bandcamp.com FREE downloads, Music, Videos, Pictures & more visit... REVERBNATION.COM/CTCNATION Facebook.com/Close to Consideration Follow CTC on Twitter@tweetctc
FRIDAY, JULY 1st / Full Band The Vineyard Brewery at Hershey, Middletown, PA Please check facebook for additional dates
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6 Inn Road • Duncannon, PA 17020 Like us on Facebook.com/Tubby’s PA Bar
Hours: Monday 5:30pm-? / Tuesday thru Saturday 11am - ? / CLOSED SUNDAY
~FOOD SPECIALS EVERYDAY~ “We have a Full Menu that will leave You Money in your Pocket!”
MONDAYS: Full Rack Baby Ribs w/ Fries & Sat May 21st 9:30pm RACE HORSE TAVERN, Thomasville, PA
Home-made Garlic Bread all for....$11 TUESDAYS: 1 lb. BLT $6 & $5 per Dozen WINGS
Sat May 28th 9:30 ZIPPER’S, Bonneauville, PA
WEDNESDAYS: POKER NITE! $6 Shaved Pork Cheese Steak w/ Fries THURSDAYS: 1 lb. BLT w/ French Fries ONLY $6
Fri June 10th 9:30pm DOUBLE K TAVERN, Harrisburg, PA
Every Friday & Saturday LIVE BANDS All Shows OVER 21 w/ proper ID unless stated otherwise
THURSDAY, MAY 5th-
A.R.M.E.D. BIKE NIGHT
Fri. 05/06 - BADD SEED • SIXTEEN X20 • NO MORE NO COVER... EXCUSES • GATHERING AFTER ASHES SATURDAY, MAY 7th - $10 cover...
3rd Annual Halfway to Pay for 7SH` 7VRLY 9\U )LULÄ[ MVY Children’s Miracle Network Call 717.834.4700 for info. Fri. 05/13 - No cover
GUN METAL GRAY Sat. 05/14 - $5 Cover...
FELL FROM ZERO
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Fri. 05/20 - DONATION...
GARY DONOVAN BENEFIT ...
• STEEL RADIANCE • BLACK WIDOW • RELENTLESS • DISORDERLY CONDUCT • CLARKS SECRET IDENITY
Sat. 05/21 - $5 cover
FRIDAY 27th - $5 cover - TRIBUTE TO THRASH METAL ...
DNA THROUGH THE ASHES, SERAFINA ANTHROPHOBIA Saturday, May 28th - to be announced ...call club see facebook.
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CONTENT 08.... across the desk 10.... out & about 12.... nationals 13... sane advice
insane clown posse
16... cover feature introducing barker woof band 18... the professor lamb of god in reading
24... prince showed us... 24.... pa musician cd reviews 27.... classified notes fell from zero at tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s
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Fri, May 6th - ZIPPERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Gettysburg, PA Sat, May 7th - TUBBYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S Duncannon, PA ( 9 4 , + )LULĂ&#x201E;[/HSM^H` [V 7H` MVY 7SH` ! ! WT Uniquely Covering Great Classic Rock, Folk and Blues from Tom Petty, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Santana, Johnny Cash, Rolling Stones, Steve Earle and more!
Upcoming Shows: EVERY TUESDAY â&#x20AC;&#x201C; We host OPEN MIC NIGHT at Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;OTTAVIOâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GRAN SASSO, HOLLIDAYSBURG; Bring your instrument, voice and songs and join us, starts 8 pm! May 7th - BROOKMERE WINE BAR, ALTOONA, PA (starts 5pm) May 13th - BELLWOOD EAGLES, BELLWOOD, PA (starts 9pm) May 15th - U.S. HOTEL, HOLIDAYSBURG, PA (starts 2pm) ;Y\L 7H[YPV[Z 7YVQLJ[ )LULĂ&#x201E;[
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Gary Donovan Memorial Benefit Friday, May 20th 8pm - Midnight
BOOKING INFO: 717.776.1043 Cell: 717.701.0992 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the years, Gary had the pleasure of sharing the stage as lead guitarist for many local bands such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mixed Breedâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sinâ&#x20AC;?, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Disorderly Conductâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Valkyrieâ&#x20AC;?. He was sadly taken away from us too soon. Come out and celebrate his life of music with his wife, family, and friends Friday, May 20th at...
6 Inn Rd. Duncannon, PA 17020 S!! PRIZE
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CLARKS SECRET IDENITY -STEEL RADIANCE - BLACK WIDOW - RELENTLESS - DISORDERLY CONDUCT ~Proceeds to Benefit His Estate & The Gift of Life Organ Donors Foundation~
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For Bookings call... 717-773-3773 facebook.com/The Ryan Alan Band
Jeremy Rohrback - guitar & vocals Bill Dilks - bass & synths Mark Lackman - drums & vocals
Our 2nd release,
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5/7/2016 --- Ruth & Hart St , Kensington Phila 1-5 Save a Life Tour 2016 with Romans Road, & others. 5/21/2016 --- Hope Rescue Mission Reading PA 1-5 Save a Life Tour 2016 with Romans Road & others 6/12/2016 --- Stage 48 605 W 48th St New York opening for STRYPER also with Lost Legacy. NEW START TIME -Doors open at 5 Show starts at 6. Tickets will not last long call 610.420.9401 for tickets and information. 7/2/2016 --- The Rock Cafe 56 E Emaus St Middletown PA 7:30-10
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Modern Â Southern Â Rock Â Outlaw Â Country Â Rock Â â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Â Roll Saturday, Â May Â 14th 9:30pm Â -Â Â 1:30am DOUBLE Â K Â TAVERN-Â 7495 Â Jonestown Â Rd. Harrisburg, Â PA
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SLP Concerts has 8 shows coming to the Chameleon in Lancaster this month alone. Also Lamb of God will be in Reading. Be sure to check out their ad on page 2 for all the latest news and what is coming up. Gullifty’s last month had several awesome shows last month. There was a “Shark / Metron Reunion” show that was a huge success and loads of fun according to social media. Another project that Shea Quinn and fellow musicians have been working on for a long while, way before Bowie passed on, has been The Band Who Sold the World I didn’t get to go but I shared this review on the PA Musician Magazine facebook page and I want to share it with all my readers because this is a project that will make musical history with very talented PA musicians. Peter Brougher’s post... I’ve been an avid SHARKS fan since the early-mid 80s so going to see Shea Quinn’s ‘The Band Who Sold The World’ David Bowie Tribute last night I expected it to be a solid performance. Well my expectations were surpassed with each passing song. Joining Shea Quinn was fellow Sharks mate Marko Mark Showers on keyboards along with Scott Frange on bass,; Jennie James - Vocals; Mike Heininger - Guitar; - Joe Mohn - Drums/Vocals, Steve Lentz sax. Hands down the most enjoyable perfomance I’ve seen in quite some time. Granted I’m a huge Bowie fan so I’m a little biased but these cats did their homework and blew Gullifty’s Underground Night Club away. For any fan of David Bowie this show is a must see. Bravo! Scott Frange has been talking to me about this project for a couple of years and it’s great that it is now being performed for the public to enjoy. They are going to be recording a documentary and have several big events lined up. We will try to keep you posted. Decipher Life UHOHDVHG WKHLU ÀUVW &' RQ $SULO WK , actually had the privilege of catching their show at Tubby’s one night and I was impressed. Decipher Life’s purpose is to rock out and go bat crazy with their fans.Brett
was all over the place. He was moving so fast on and off stage amongst the crowd that it was hard to get a picture. 0LFKDHO LV D JUHDW IURQWPDQ DQG DOO WKH PXVLFLDQV DUH ÀUing on all cylinders creating a band in constant motion. No standing around looking cute in Decipher Life. Members of Decipher Life are Bryon Jumper - Drums \ Percussion, Steve Junkins - Lead Guitar, Brett Strawser - Lead Guitar & Vocals, Dill Johnson - Bass & Vocals, Michael Brownewell - Lead Vocals. The top pic is Michael and the second one is of Brett out in the crowd doing what he loves doing. He was one of Whitey’s students and I’m sure he took lessons from many others, He loves to play guitar and entertain. Happy Birthday ROBERT GREENE!!!.
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BOMB Sat 05/07 - BANISHED FOR LIFE Fri 05/13 - MORRIS BROTHERS Sat 05/14 - SINGLE BARREL Fri 05/20 - NOT QUITE EINSTEIN Sat 05/21 - ZERO GRAVITY Fri 05/27 - DJ ROY KARAOKE Sat 05/28 - no band.... HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!!! Fri
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OUT â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ABOUT By Rachel Rocks
Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m learning once again the hard way, why procrastination sucksâ&#x20AC;Ś Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m currently sitting in the ER which obviously wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t part of my plan, but Mom needs my article so nothing to it but to do itâ&#x20AC;Ś On my phoneâ&#x20AC;Ś Luckily for me this was a pretty low key month, and I only saw 7 bands. 7KH Ă&#x20AC;UVW H[WUHPHO\ URFNLQÂˇ QLJKW , KHDGHG XS WR Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s for Penntera. It was an earlier night out for me so I made it there in time for one opener Maiden Kaos. These guys obviously play a lot of Iron Maiden songs, which I DEVROXWHO\ ORYH 7KH\ GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ ZRXOG PDNH ,URQ 0DLGHQ proud. Not only does David have amazing vocals that can
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THE RYAN ALAN BAND
Saturday 05/07- $6 tx.-
GRUMPY OLD MEN
Wednesday 05/11 6:30-9:30pm NO COVER....
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BANISHED FOR LIFE
Saturday 05/14 -$6 tx.
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Friday 05/27 - AC/DC/TRIBUTE... $10 ticket Saturday 05/28-$10 tx.
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Aaron & Joanie Zimmerman ...we love them ple off the stage too, connecting with everyone that comes to support them. Steel has a great solid night of music that keeps their fans entertained all night long. The following weekend started off with a new band to my ears, Hot Like Molly. It was awesome seeing another rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; female singing the night away! Jamie Kay Redden has some amazing pipes that keep your ears intrigued. She is also backed up nicely by Doug Geyer (who most of us know from Banished For Life), and her guitarist Mark Heisey, and bass player, Drew Barner. 7KH\ KDYH D JUHDW VHW OLVW PL[HG ZLWK PDQ\ GLIIHUHQW JHQerations of music. Their set lists were very unpredictable DQG IXQ 0L[LQJ LW XS DQ\ DQG HYHU\ ZD\ WKH\ FRXOG WR NHHS WKH GDQFH Ă RRU KRSSLQJ Hot Like Molly has really been popping up all over area stages taking central PA by storm! Keep your eyes and your ears open for them and get out and see them for yourself! You wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disappointed. The following Friday started out as a Girls Night Out that eventually took us to the Blue Moose in Linglestown
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Out & About continued.... where D-Bo was on stage. D-Bo was playing a lot of our favorite songs that eventually lured us away from the EDU DQG RQ WR WKH GDQFH Ă RRU D-Bo plays music from all genres from Pop to Blues, Funk to Reggae, and a whole ORW RI 6RXO :LWK D SLHFH EDQG WKH\ ZHUH GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ Ă&#x20AC;OOing up the Blue Moose with their music, there was no denying that D-Bo was in the house. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m glad that I happened to stop in and got a chance to once again catch WKHLU VKRZ LW ZDV GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ D VSHFLDO WUHDW , ZLVK , FRXOG convince The Blue Moose to advertise so I know what is happening over there since they do support live music every Friday. 0\ ODVW VWRS RI WKH QLJKW ZDV VXSHU IXQ 0\ SDWK Ă&#x20AC;nally crossed once again with Emilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ToyBox. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ XQGHUJRQH VRPH PDMRU PHPEHU FKDQJHV EXW hopefully this line-up sticks together, because from what I could see and hear it looks like they are having tons of fun on the stage, which of course means we were all having a blast off the stage too! Their current line-up is obviously Mike Wise on lead vocals, Brandon Reece on guitar, Eric McNeil on drums, and I was happy to see Milhouse back on bass and on ETBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stage! Talk about entertainment. These guys played one giant 3 hour set! The only times they stopped singing were to get more people on the stage to dance or entertain us with some crazy competition during a song. I took my friend Holly along and we both had an amazing time! Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s was packed so I know I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only one missing these guys. Mike pointed out that their very famous song â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dickâ&#x20AC;? is going to be 20 years old this year. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard to believe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been around for more than half my life.. haha! One thing about an ETB show LV WKH\ DUH GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ Â´GLIIHUHQWÂľ D ORW RI EDQGV WU\ WR EH but Emilyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ToyBox GHĂ&#x20AC;QLWHO\ LV ,I \RXÂˇUH ORRNLQJ IRU D clean, family friendly band, then this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the band for you, but if you can handle hearing hours of explicitives, and can handle â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tongue in cheekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; humor then you will absolutely love them. I have heard them clean up their show IRU DOO DJH EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV VR LW LV SRVVLEOH ZKHQ QHFHVVDU\ EXW that is not the usual ETB show. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m so glad Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had them on the stage again and I got the opportunity to get up there and see the show. Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is an amazing supporter of live music every Friday and Saturday night. Plus they support the PA Musician Magazine with their ad dollars. Check out Tubbyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ad in this issue and plan your next night out on the town!! My last night out and about for the month was a quick stop out at Double K for Smokin Gunnz. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t feeling the best, but I wanted to get out there and see the guys. Plus it was Scottâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 50th Birthday Celebration. He is one of Double Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s usual doormen but he had the night off to celebrate. Unfortunately by the time I got there he was already home in bed! Happy Birthday old man! HA! Smokin Gunnz is one of Double Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite bands. The place is always packed when the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Gunnzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; are around! Smokin Gunnz have quite a few interesting shows coming up this Summer. Check out their ad in this issue and plan your next Smokinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; night out on the town! Well thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s it for this month! Short, sweet, and to the SRLQW , PDGH LW RXW RI WKH KRVSLWDO DOO FOHDU MXVW PD\EH continued on pg. 12...
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Out & About continued.... something viral. Still feeling crappy.. hoping to get back to normal in time for the weekend. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m heading to the beach in 11 days with my Mom and my sister, so I have to get better so we can get the magazines delivered, website updated, and umbrellas packed! Our Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Adventure is always something we look forward to!! Happy Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day to all the amazing Moms out there!! Especially mine!!!! My Mom is one of the most amazing Moms a girl could ever wish for. We talk EVERY dayâ&#x20AC;Ś several times a day! Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my best friend, loyal supportHU DQG FRQĂ&#x20AC;GDQW ,ÂˇP VXUH VKHÂˇV SUD\LQJ IRU PH ZKLOH sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clicking away on her ads. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always there for me through the thick and thin, good times and bad times. I ORYH KHU RK VR PXFK WR WKH PRRQ DQG EDFN LQĂ&#x20AC;QLW\ WLPHV Happy Motherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day Mom!!! XOXOXO.. Now letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get out there and SUPPORT LIVE MUSIC!!! Keep in touch Rachelrocks@pamusician.net.
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NATIONALS By Eric Hoffman
Greetings Rockers â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Rollers! April began with a new venue in downtown Harrisburg, JB Lovedraftâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, opened on April 1st hosting a punk rock show. The Lebowskis, The Give Take, Jagger Holly and Edgewood all played great sets to an extremely fun night of music. A promising and much needed music scene in Harrisburg, reminiscent of Smallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, possibly the best dive punk bar the city ever experienced. The following night, The Sharks reunited at Gulliftyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in New Cumberland. A packed house welcomed the 80â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local band, who gained great notoriety in 1986 winning MTVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basement Tape Competition. The contest won The Sharks a video entered into MTV rotation, an Elektra/Asylum recording contract and recording gear. The Gulliftyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show also included a reunion of Harrisburgâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Metron days. A great night of music and reliving memories with many familiar old faces. The highlight concert of this past month consisted of legendary artist, the Godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop. An unforgettable performance at Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Academy of Music, a beautiful venue primarily used for opera, which includes four levels of balconies. Iggy Pop is currently touring for his latest album, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Post Pop Depressionâ&#x20AC;?, and is rumored to be his last at the age of 69. The icon continues to perform incredibly with outrageous and unpredictable stage antics. The show started with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lust For Life,â&#x20AC;? and continued with many Iggy Pop favorites â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Passengerâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;China Girlâ&#x20AC;? and the latest, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gardenia.â&#x20AC;? NATIONAL NEWS: Pop superstar Prince, widely ac-
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SANE ADVICE By John Kerecz
THE ART OF SWAG: GETTING PEOPLE TO SEE THE COOLNESS IN YOUR MUSIC Whether you call it swag, cool, hip, or happening, we want people to think great things about our music. We live in a time where doing that has become fast, and easy, through social media. Making people see the â&#x20AC;&#x153;swagâ&#x20AC;? in your music takes vision. Your vision needs to be clear. Who are you appealing to and how will \RX JHW WKHP WR VHH Â´WKH VZDJÂľ LQ \RXU PXVLF" (DV\ <RX Ă&#x20AC;UVW VWDUW E\ seeing it yourself. And once you do, communicating that to the world LV D OHQJWK\ SURFHVV DQG RQH WKDW LQYROYHV D ORW RI FRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFH EXW DOVR has incredible rewards. So again, the way you market your music to the world, is how the world will see it. What does your tone of voice say about your songs? Are you going for something funny, serious, reliable, quirky, or a bit of everything? Tone is critical during these early stages and has to be in line with the overall strategy and vision put forth for your style of music. So to sum up. Want the world to see the swagger in your music? Start by seeing it yourself and show the world your music accordingly. Be patient. Understand that the process takes time, but can be dramatic and powerful through social media. Enjoy the process. See the magic in what you offer and one day, the world will, too.
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NATIONALS continued.... and video, stories from his days in the Beatles, and a catalog boasting some of the best songs in the world. Fans can expect plenty of Wings and Beatles classics as well as choice selections from McCartneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decades-long solo career. Show songs include, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hard Dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Night,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Buy Me Love,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hey Jude,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Band On The Run,â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let It Be,â&#x20AC;? to name a few. AC/DC announced that Axl Rose, of Guns Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roses, will replace Brian Johnson on its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rock or Bust World Tourâ&#x20AC;? beginning May 7 in Lisbon. Rose will remain with the band through its European dates and 10 rescheduled U.S. shows. Johnson is pulling out of the tour after being advised by doctors that further concerts could permanently impair his hearing. AC/DC issued a statement, â&#x20AC;&#x153;As much as we want this tour to end as it started, we understand, respect and support Brianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s decision to stop tourLQJ DQG VDYH KLV KHDULQJ :H DUH GHGLFDWHG WR IXOĂ&#x20AC;OOLQJ WKH remainder of our touring commitments to everyone that has supported us over the years, and are fortunate that $[O 5RVH KDV NLQGO\ RIIHUHG KLV VXSSRUW WR KHOS XV IXOĂ&#x20AC;OO this commitment.â&#x20AC;? Johnson, who fronted AC/DC since 1980, also released a lengthy statement, titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Darkest Day Of My Professional Life,â&#x20AC;? stating his reason for leaving and thanking fans. Steven Tyler revealed that Aerosmithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s next tour may EH LWV ODVW +H LVQÂˇW WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW PHPEHU RI WKH EDQG WR KLQW WKDW itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time to say farewell. The band has some time to think about the decision. Tyler noted, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doing 30 [solo] shows from May until August. And then in 2017 we go out with Aerosmith. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re probably doing a farewell tour. Look, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s two bands that still have the original members, us and the Stones. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grateful for that. Whether we do a farewell tour or go into the studio and do another record, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m just excited about it.â&#x20AC;? Guitarist Brad Whitford said â&#x20AC;&#x153;It would be very nice to take a nice long bow (Farewell Tour) and say thank you and ... put it to bed kind of gracefully.â&#x20AC;? Janeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Addiction will celebrate the 25th anniversary of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ritual de lo Habitualâ&#x20AC;? with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sterling Spoon Anniversary Tour,â&#x20AC;? featuring Dinosaur Jr. appearing on all shows and Living Colour on select dates. Released in August 1990, Jane Addictionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second album on Warner Bros. includes the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grammy-nominated single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Been Caught Stealingâ&#x20AC;? along with tracks such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Days,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then She Did â&#x20AC;Ś,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stop!â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Classic Girl.â&#x20AC;? Perry Farrell & Co. â&#x20AC;&#x153;will perform songs spanning their entire catalog, with a special nod to â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ritual de lo Habitualâ&#x20AC;? within each showâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s setlist.â&#x20AC;? The tour includes: The Fillmore Philadelphia on July 20. Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs, with hits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Okie From Muskogeeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sing Me Back Home,â&#x20AC;? died on his birthday, April 6. The country icon died of pneumonia that he had been battling for months. He had kept up an ambitious touring schedule, but the pneumonia in both lungs had forced him to cancel several shows this year. Haggard recorded for more than 40 years, releasing dozens of albums and No. 1 hits. He served three years in San Quentin as inmate 845200 for burglarizing a cafe during a drunken spree. It was during that stint he saw Johnny Cash SOD\ DQG KH UHWXUQHG WR %DNHUVĂ&#x20AC;HOG DW DJH 22 in 1960 ready to write music. Fame brought him unexpected respectability. His criminal record was erased by then-Gov. Ronald Reagan, who pardoned him in 1972. The White House called Haggard a â&#x20AC;&#x153;legendâ&#x20AC;? and said President Barack Obama was sending his thoughts and prayers to Haggardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family. Hollywood Vampiresâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tour boasts 18 dates across North America. The supergroup consisting of Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp will be showing off their single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bad As I Amâ&#x20AC;? along with their take on tunes like The continued on pg. 15...
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NATIONALS continued.... Whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Generation,â&#x20AC;? and Led Zeppelinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whole Lotta Love.â&#x20AC;? Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve also promised to perform a medley of Aliceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Outâ&#x20AC;? with Pink Floydâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Another Brick in the Wall part 2.â&#x20AC;? They will be accompanied on the road by Matt Sorum (Gunâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roses/Cult) on drums, Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) on bass, Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper) on guitar, and Bruce Witkin (The Kids) on piano, percussion and guitar. The second night of the tour falls at Bethlehemâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sands Casino on July 1. The Rolling Stones are planning to release a new album, possibly this year. The British rockers last released a studio album in 2005, but guitarist Ronnie Wood said they have been in the studio, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We went in to cut some new songs and got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days.â&#x20AC;? Keith Richards commented, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one coming, I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say no more. My lips are sealed.â&#x20AC;? The Stones have released 22 studio albums in Britain and 24 in the United States. A Bigger Bang was the last. Guns Nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Roses have announced a 20-date stadium summer tour. Frontman Axl Rose, guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan make up the bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reunited lineup. Produced and promoted exclusively by Live Nation, â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Not In This Lifetime Tourâ&#x20AC;? includes shows: June 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Landover, Md., FedEx Field. July 12 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Pittsburgh, Pa., Heinz Field and July 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Philadelphia, Pa. Lincoln Financial Field. The Rolling Stones played a historic gig in Havana, Cuba on March 25th after rock and pop music had been banned in the country for decades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Havana, Cuba, and the Rolling Stones!â&#x20AC;? Mick Jagger cried. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is amazing! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really good to be here! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s good to see you guys!â&#x20AC;? The Stones romped through 18 of their classics during the free two hour gig to 1.3 million people. It took 61 sea freight containers and a 747 aircraft loaded with band gear, and a 350 man crew, to accomplish this historic event. The Rolling Stones were the biggest mainstream rock act to play in Cuba since its 1959 revolution brought a communist government to power and isolated the island from the United States and its allies. Jagger said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Time changes everything. So weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re very pleased to be here.â&#x20AC;? UPCOMING SHOWs: Tegan and Sara NYC Le Poisson Rouge May 9. Insane Clown Posse Lancaster Chameleon May 10. Tommy Conwell & Young Rumblers Ardmore Music Hall May 14. Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) Baltimore Soundstage May 17. The Snails Baltimore Soundstage May 21. Junior Brown Annapolis Rams Head May 24. Southern Culture on the Skids Harrisburg Abbey Bar May 27. Facebook.com/Eric S. Hoffman
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After being around the music business all my life and hearing and seeing nearly every possible combination out there I ran upon a band that breaks the mold in several different ways. The Barker Woof Band is a hard rock band with a Steampunk theme that plays concerts to raise money for animal shelters, designs and manufactures all the sound equipment used on the tour and gives all their music away for free on their website. Now howâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s that for different? We sat down for an interview with Jeffrey A. Forsburg the writer of the music and the creator of this unique project called the Barker Woof Band.
-HÇ&#x2018; )RUVEXUJ PAMM: Why did you choose the name Barker Woof band? Jeff: Coming up with a band name now days is not an HDV\ WDVN EXW IRU WKLV SURMHFW , ZDQWHG D QDPH WKDW UHĂ HFWed the purpose of the band. The name was originally just â&#x20AC;&#x153;Barker Woofâ&#x20AC;? but by adding â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bandâ&#x20AC;? the logo became an anagram BWB and just worked, plus considering what the band does, it just made sense to have it relate in some fashion and the name is different enough that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easy to remember. PAMM Tell us about your journey in music? Jeff: Now that I can blame on the Beatles, which to me is the greatest band of all times. I originally wanted to be a drummer but at the time there were too many of those and not enough guitarists so I went that direction and it just stuck. I did what most musician do and learned all the licks from a few of my favorite players and played in cover bands which was the typical way of getting your IHHW ZHW DQG FDWFKLQJ WKH IHYHU :KHQ , Ă&#x20AC;UVW VWDUWHG SOD\ing, blues dominated my world and a local bass player and also a great guitar player Shane Kelly turned me on to Johnny Winter and that was the direction I stayed with for years by trying to master the pentatonic scale. Eventually I started looking for something completely different and along came KISS. I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t taken by the musicianship but I liked the simplicity of the music but the theatrical component is what I liked the most about it. No jeans and T-shirts like in the Blues world more like Broadway ZLWK D .DEXNL URFN WZLVW 1RW VXUSULVLQJO\ P\ Ă&#x20AC;UVW UHDO band was a KISS tribute called Harpoon with John Foote, George Warner and Gregg Fino. We did that for years and as a normal transition of most musicians we moved on to doing originals. I needed a change so I moved to California for a while but that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t my kind of environment so I came back and toured with Free Fare a Christian music origination based in Fort Lauderdale, FL that toured the United States. It was a great experience but too much of 16
a controlling environment for me. When I was done with that I created a new band called Jeffrey Alan and Friends with Doug Lehman, Randy Bower, Tim Woods, and Jimmy Kunes. That eventually burned out and I opened a music store called concept music in Williamsport and played in a few more bands on the side like Stangerz with Jimmy Finn and Chris Myers, Chris Lanley. China with Mark Bastian, Mike Plevyak and Gary Speicher. Smyth with Shane Kelly and Mark Bastian and some studio work with Kirk Blakenship and Tim Breon. All great experiences and players but the music business was getting out of control along with the attitudes and I became really disillusioned with it altogether so I closed the store, sold every piece of music gear I owned even every one of my guitar and moved to North Carolina for 24-years before moving back to Pennsylvania. While down there I started a pro Audio Loudspeaker Company called Forsburg Industries, Inc. with G-Audio which is still going today but I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t own or touch a guitar for over 10-years. One day I walked into a music store, played a guitar for a few minutes, bought it and have been playing and writing ever since. Since Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve moved back I played in a few projects, Jonah Whale with Mike Plevyak, Bill and Sally Davenport and Mike Wojciehowsky but my real desire was to create a band like this and do my own music to raise money for the animal shelters at the same time and that how the Barker Woof Band came about. All roads lead to BWB. There were more bands and people in my history but I just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t remember them all names right now. PAMM: Tell us about the music? Jeff: With all the genres out there and the lines getting blurred between the styles I would say Barker Woof Band is straight forward hard to progressive rock with a little bit of strings and a ballad thrown in to round it out. I write in every genre but the Barker Woof Band project leans in one direction for these shows. At one time I managed the Williamsport Area Symphony Orchestra, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it was originally called when I was there and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always enjoyed the power of the strings in rock music. The band Kansas was the real pioneers in that area which gave me inspiration to do my own thing with strings. The one thing that is different about my music is I allow free downloads on barkerwoofband.com. I decided that with the music distribution changing and more and more peoSOH GRZQORDGLQJ WXQHV RU Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJ ZD\V DURXQG SD\LQJ IRU DQ DUWLVW FUHDWLYH ZRUNV , Ă&#x20AC;JXUHG , QHHGHG WR DGDSW WR WKH changing environment. Barker Woof Band was created as D OLYH VKRZ LQ WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW SODFH WR KHOS UDLVH PRQH\ IRU DQLPDO VKHOWHUV VR , Ă&#x20AC;JXUHG LI , JLYH P\ PXVLF DZD\ DQG , gain a fan than they will come to the live shows and get the Steampunk experience than I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t loose anything because I gained a music and or animal lover. All the music is written and copyrighted by me so it canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be used for commercial uses without permission or compensation, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out there to freely listen to and share with friends.
days are in multiple bands at the same time which give them more options since the average band have a short life span. The guys I have in this lineup are simply amazing musicians and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m blessed to have found them, especially since they are all in other projects and very busy already. Obviously Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m on guitar, Anthony Cross on vocals with powerful pipes. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s currently with Seven Witches, an original metal band with two CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and they kick butt. You should really check them out. Brett Rome is on bass and I found him pursuing on Bandmix.com and he sent PH D YLGHR RI KLV SOD\LQJ DQG P\ MDZ KLW WKH Ă RRU +HÂˇV ROG VFKRRO Ă&#x20AC;QJHU SOD\ ZKLFK , ORYH DQG KH WDSV OLNH QR other and he will blow you away. Jimmy Peruta is a fantastic drummer currently with Sanctuary, an Iron Maiden tribute band. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got to that see that show, Jimmy is absolutely amazing. Jeff Clair was the original drummer
IRU %:% EXW VFKHGXOLQJ FRQĂ LFW WHPSRUDULO\ SXW KLP RQ the sidelines. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an amazing drummer and a dear friend. The last person we added to the lineup is Dan Lieske a very talented keyboardist. Dan helps bring all the piano DQG VWULQJV WR OLIH WKDW LQ P\ PXVLF 7KH ER\ KDV Ă \LQJ Ă&#x20AC;QJHUV 2QH WKLQJ , ZLOO VD\ DERXW WKLV OLQHXS LV QRW RQO\ are they great musicians but a real nice group of people which is a great combination to work with. PAMM: Barker Woof doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look like other bands? Jeff: LOL, no we do not. I grew up watching the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wild, Wild Westâ&#x20AC;?, the original one, not the remake and I loved WKH ORRN RI WKH FRVWXPHV WKH RUQDWH Ă&#x20AC;[WXUHV DQG DOO WKH amazing mechanical gadgets. Now days they call that look Steampunk but back then it was the start of the invention revolution so it was just current. Not wanting BWB to look like the average band today I used the Steampunk persona in the show to create a visual effect. If
PAMM: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the current lineup for the Barker Woof Band? Jeff: Finding local talented musicians with the same, mindset, availability and professionalism is near impossible but thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing new. After limited success I came up with looking outside the area and in other bands. Some of the most talented people are already in other projects and I decided to hire them for the BWB shows rather than taking them from their current project. Most musicians now Pennsylvania Musician Magazine
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you look at the way most people in the audience dress today, they look more rocked out than the band. Back in the day the band had everything custom made or design but now everything is available on line so the band compete with the audience now. When I go to a show I want to see something different and be entertained visually so thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the Steampunk theme came about. Leather has been so overdone and way too hot under all those lights and its more associates with metal anyways. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m hoping that after a while the audience will start showing up in Steampunk as well. Now that would be a great concert and than I wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the fans looking like the band. PAMM: How do the shows work and where do you play? -HII :H Ă&#x20AC;UVW ORRN IRU DQ DQLPDO VKHOWHU WR ZRUN ZLWK DQG then a location for the concert nearby. We use an opening act and in between switching bands the shelter representative will speak to the audience and talk about their needs DQG ZKR LV FXUUHQWO\ XS IRU DGRSWLRQ :H KDYH UDIĂ HV WKDW help raise more money for the shelter and if you bring a can or bag of animal food to the show we will swap it for a BWB tour sticker and donate that food to the participating shelter. The opening act for some of our shows is American Evil, and they will blow your hair back. High energy, great tune and they can rock an audience. After seeing them live we asked if they would come on board for the shows and being animal lovers themselves they graciousO\ DJUHHG 7KH\ ZLOO EH WKHUH IRU RXU Ă&#x20AC;UVW VKRZ 7KH PHPbers are Russell Zellers, Tony Reed, Robert Kauffman, Adam Reitenbach and Jordan Rhoads. Check them out on facebook.com/americanevil570. 2XU Ă&#x20AC;UVW VKRZ RI WKH WRXU LV -XQH WK LQ :LOOLDPVSRUW 3$ at the Genetti Hotel Grand Ballroom representing the Lycoming County SPCA. The next is also at the Genetti in Wilkes-Barre and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re currently locking down dates for York, Philly, Pittsburgh, Allentown, and Altoona. Next
made and this has been my go to gear for the past 16-years now. PAMM: Where can people learn more about the Barker Woof Band? Jeff: BarkerWoofBand.com is our home page where you FDQ Ă&#x20AC;QG VKRZ GDWHV DQG GRZQORDG RXU PXVLF IRU IUHH FRQtact animal shelter in the links page and even contact us to book the band for an event. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org. BWBanimalRock is our Facebook page where we post concert picture and have updated on the fund raising and we are starting to feature different shelters on long the tour. Forsburg.com is our Manufacturing and Sound Production services. Email forsburg@ UHDJDQ FRP RU FDOO 7KDQN \RX IRU OLVWHQing and hope to see you at a Barker Woof Band show to help raise money for animal shelters. Jeffrey A. Forsburg is the CEO of Forsburg Industries, Inc. and creator of the Barker Woof Band.
year we plan on a full east coast tour but helping the PennV\OYDQLD VKHOWHUV LV RXU Ă&#x20AC;UVW SULRULW\ VLQFH WKLV LV ZKHUH BWB is based. PAMM: What equipment are you using for this tour? Jeff: Well, I have a unique situation with that. The sound system, guitar cabinets and monitors are all manufactured by my company Forsburg Industries, Inc. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been designing and manufacturing loudspeakers and enclosures for nearly 32 years. We had a booth at the 2015 NAMM VKRZ ZLWK RXU QHZ JXLWDU FDELQHW WKH &DQQRQ DQG WKH LEA Series compact Line array and were visited by a lot of A-list players that loved the products. We use these cabinets at the BWB shows so youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get to see and hear them in action. My personal choice for guitars is only the -RKQ 6XKU FXVWRP WHOH VKDSH ZLWK VFDOORSHG Ă&#x20AC;QJHUERDUGV Fractal, Mesa and CAE 3+ SE preamp, VHT Power are in the amp section. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve used or owned nearly everything May, 2016
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Based on the concept of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whose Line Is It Anyway?â&#x20AC;? the Improv players created various situations on stage, with audience cues steering the improvisation. This led to hilarious results, from transgender poultry references to a By Jim Price wacky press conference to alien impregnations, a resolution to the question of whether the chicken or the egg FDPH Ă&#x20AC;UVW DQG PRUH $ IHZ PLQXWHV ODWHU Norman NarThe outdoor live music season becomes busier this dini and his current band â&#x20AC;&#x201C; sax player/keyboardist Larmonth, with spring festivals and concerts increasing in ry Siefers, drummer Mike Floccari and bassist/singer frequency over the next few weeks. I look forward to Harry Bottoms â&#x20AC;&#x201C; took the stage and brought the magic. I again attending established annual area favorites like the have seen Norman perform numerous times dating back Blair County Arts Festival and Pints for Pets Brewfest, to the 1980s, and each time I come away with something as well as enjoying the annual Memorial Day festivities new. This night, I realized Normanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lyrical skills and and services in Boalsburg. ability to weave a story. Several songs stood out to me, The areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s indoor music scene saw several remarkable including the witty â&#x20AC;&#x153;Game On,â&#x20AC;? where Norman cleverly KLJK SURĂ&#x20AC;OH HYHQWV LQ UHFHQW ZHHNV VXFK DV 3LWWVEXUJK incorporated the current political climate into his lyrics. legend Norman Nardiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s return visit to the Altoona And during the encore, his song â&#x20AC;&#x153;3 Kings in Memphisâ&#x20AC;? area early last month to perform at The Church in the recalled a true story from 1976, as Norman and his band Middle of the Block. This night enabled me to experience at the time, Diamond Reo, were in Memphis on the same local comedy troupe Rail City Improv IRU WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW WLPH night when a drunken Jerry Lee Lewis famously crashed as they opened the show with improvisational comedy. his car into the gates at Graceland and wanted to challenge Elvis Presley to see who the real â&#x20AC;&#x153;King of Rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Rollâ&#x20AC;? was. As Norman commonly refers to himself as the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uncrowned King of Pittsburgh Rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Roll,â&#x20AC;? the song is about how three kings were in Memphis that night; Elvis the King of Rockâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;nâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Roll, Jerry the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;would-beâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; king, and Norman the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;uncrowned king.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; The part of the song that intrigued me most was when Norman GHĂ&#x20AC;QHG ZKDW D NLQJ was, and thus resolved how he is included in the same conversation as Elvis and Jerry Lee on that night. Normanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s words: â&#x20AC;&#x153;What is a king?/A king is a man/Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a man in every king/And thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a king in every man.â&#x20AC;? There was the rest of the show as well, as Norman and his band did favorites from throughout his catalog, including â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look What You Done,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ready Freddy,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tree,â&#x20AC;? Norman Nardini & Band
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The Professor continued.... new incarnation, Walkney, by organizing and headlining a spectacular triple-bill concert at Altoonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jaffa Shrine last month. The groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s core members, singer/guitarist/ keyboardist Derek Mrdjenovich and drummer Aaron Porta, along with their former Big Time brethren Brandon Porta on guitar and John Rickabaugh on bass, went all-out to make their on stage debut as Walkney an unforgettable one. Partnering with the Sheetz Fellows program of Penn State Altoona and Altoona Community Theatre ZKRP SURFHHGV IURP WKH VKRZ EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WHG Walkney delivered a gala set complete with choreographed dancers, a string section, guest scholastic musicians, sign language interpreters, large-scale production and large-screen music video footage accompaniments behind them for each song they performed. Walkney unveiled new songs such DV WKHLU Ă&#x20AC;UVW VLQJOH â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Always Wanted You,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Northâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Airplane,â&#x20AC;? and tapped into their Big Time catalog for numbers such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Transparent,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sandcastlesâ&#x20AC;? and the ballad â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stay Strong,â&#x20AC;? which Derek performed as a duet with guest singer Felicia Devorris. Local rap artist Matt Cifolelli also paired with Derek during another number. The opening acts before Walkney were strong, too. Winning their opening slot via an online contest, State Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Making State set the nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tone with a solid set that showcased their brand of rock, blending elements of modern pop, punk and 1980s-styled hard rock. Singer Nick Myers, guitarists Nathan Young and Sam Magliaro, bassist Zach Humphreys and drummer Jaymeson Rowles got the large audience cheering with numbers off their soon-to-be-released EP â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Waiting for Signalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bathroom Floor,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Waves,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;All I Needâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lukewarm,â&#x20AC;? as well as a cover of Fall Out Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sugar Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re Goinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Down.â&#x20AC;? Altoonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Post Season then followed with their charged set of high-velocity power pop/ punk originals. Singer Dan Tippery, guitarists Canyon Gargon and Bryan Thanh, and bassist Chuck Bernard provided nonstop action as they worked all parts of the stage and catwalk, while Conor McNamara powered the VHW ZLWK UDSLG Ă&#x20AC;UH EHDWV EHKLQG WKH GUXP NLW 6RPH RI Post Seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s songs included the set-opener â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m Still Kinda %LWWHU Âľ Â´7R ,QĂ&#x20AC;QLW\ DQG %H\RQGÂľ and Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ode to a fallen friend, â&#x20AC;&#x153;12-17.â&#x20AC;? The grandiose scale of this concert, coupled with the energy of the large audience in attendance, turned this into an incredible, feel-good night. Hats off to Walkney and all involved for seizing the moment and pulling all stops to make this show not just a concert, but an ambitious major-caliber happening the scale of which I have not seen a local band attempt for a long time, if ever! After the originally-scheduled January date was postponed due to the two-day winter that was snowstorm â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jonas,â&#x20AC;? The Clarks Ă&#x20AC;QDOO\ JUDFHG WKH VWDJH RI $Otoonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s historic Mishler Theatre last month. The night opened with the new mach edition of Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band 0DNLQJ WKHLU Ă&#x20AC;UVW RQ VWDJH DSpearance with new bassist Bill Smith, the group blended established song favorites with new material off their third CD, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Trinkets and Time Travelersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which came out last month. Namesake Chris Vipond on vocals and guitar, Bill on bass, lead guitarist Câ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Jay Castello, drummer/singer Randy Servello, keyboardist/trumpet player Nate Beatty and backing singer Heidi Beatty performed new original songs such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lonely Cellsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love Is Loud,â&#x20AC;? along with favorites such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pink Parking Ticket,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tupelo Treeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shine.â&#x20AC;? Marking their 30th anniversary as a band, The Clarks then took the Mishler stage and celebrated with music from throughout their career; reprising their signature blend of catchy guitar rock and pop. Still the intact original four-man roster of singer/ guitarist Scott Blasey, guitarist/mandolinist/singer Rob James, bassist/singer Greg Joseph and drummer Dave Minarik Jr., The Clarks ZHUH MRLQHG E\ IUHTXHQW Ă \HU continueud on pg. 20...
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The Professor continued.... guests Gary Jacob on pedal steel and guitar, and Skip Sanders on keys and guitar. It did not take long for The Clarks to draw dancers to the front of the stage, as they performed favorites like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shimmy Low,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Snowman,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Born Too Late,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;On Saturday,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Treehouseâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Better Off Without You.â&#x20AC;? They also did newer material, such as their update of The Smithereensâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blood and Rosesâ&#x20AC;? from last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CD of remakes, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Rewindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;; along with more recent songs from their catalog such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nothing Good Happens After Midnight,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Map of the Starsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trampoline.â&#x20AC;? Introduced as their â&#x20AC;&#x153;apprentice,â&#x20AC;? Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s son, Noah Minarik, joined the group and played guitar on several numbers. After the sold-out Mishler audience demanded an encore, The Clarks returned to the stage, with Scott recalling the groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early struggles to earn a nightclub crowd in Altoona with the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a far cry from the G-Man.â&#x20AC;? The group then proceeded with WKH Ă&#x20AC;QDOH ZKLFK LQFOXGHG WKH FRXQWU\ WRQHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irene,â&#x20AC;? their ballad favorite â&#x20AC;&#x153;Penny on the Floor,â&#x20AC;? and with Scott lighting one up, the ever-popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cigaretteâ&#x20AC;? to end the night. Hats off to The Clarks for keeping it together and continuing to thrive after three decades, and ultimately, integrity and doing music their way through it all. The ukulele took the spotlight during last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third annual Allegheny Ukulele Soiree, which took place at Laurel Lodge retreat near Altoona. The three-day event featured a variety of skill workshops, open mic and jam VHVVLRQV D YHQGRU URRP XNXOHOH Ă&#x20AC;OP VFUHHQLQJV DQG nightly concerts featuring several renowned ukulele performers. I attended the Saturday portion of the Soiree, and took in workshops presented by Rachel Manke, Jeff Bell and Gerald Ross. The Saturday night concert featured performances from Skye Zentz, Gerald Ross and Paul Hemmings. Each performer demonstrated a distinctive style and slant to their ukulele world. Based in Norfolk, VA, Skye Zentz is a ukulele-based singer and songwriter whose style is rooted in classic folk and soul music. She shared several of her song creations to open the night, mixing numbers like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Troubleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gonna Go,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Merrier Me,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Be the Moon,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Voting Is Funâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Tideâ&#x20AC;? with a pleasant presentation and sense of humor. Skye also performed an Ella Fitzgerald hit, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goody Goody.â&#x20AC;? Inspired by Tin Pan Alley and roots music spanning the 1930s through 1960s, Michiganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gerald Ross displayed LPSUHVVLYH VNLOO DQG Ă&#x20AC;QHVVH RQ WKH XNXOHOH GXULQJ KLV VHW He mixed original compositions with an eclectic blend of cover material. Among his songs were original instrumentals such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ukulele Soundsâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lydia,â&#x20AC;? and the Patti Page hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Allegheny Moon.â&#x20AC;? Gerald also welcomed guest Rachel Manke to play uke while he switched to steel guitar for a rendition of Sam Kokiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Aloha Tears.â&#x20AC;? And New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Paul Hemmings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; accompanied by Gaku Takanashi on ukulele bass â&#x20AC;&#x201C; ended the night with an incredible display of ukulele jazz. Both performers were amazingly talented and showed that there is no limit to what can be done with a ukulele! Setting the tone with a rendition of Thelonius Monkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blue Monk,â&#x20AC;? the pair did renditions of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Girl From Ipanema,â&#x20AC;? the Beatlesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;
Inside Out â&#x20AC;&#x153;Here Comes the Sun,â&#x20AC;? Henry Manciniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moon River,â&#x20AC;? and several original compositions. Proceeds from the Allegheny Ukulele Soiree EHQHĂ&#x20AC;W SURJUDPV RI WKH Allegheny Ukulele Kollective, including their Ukulele Lending Library which provides ukuleles to area libraries. Philadelphia-based Led Zeppelin tribute Get The Led Out brought the Led to the State Theatre in State College last month before a sold out house! While some Led Zeppelin tributes emphasize the visual aspects of the Led Zeppelin show, Get The Led Out focuses on recreating the authentic sound of Led Zeppelin; using three guitar players â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Paul Hammond, Jimmy Marchiano and Andrew Lipke (who also plays keys) â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to replicate the sounds of Led Zeppelinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recordings, with the additional guitarists providing the layering and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;overdubs.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Paul Sinclair sings lead vocals, Adam Ferraioli plays drums Phil Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Agostino plays bass. It all sounded very authentic; during their two sets, Get The Led Out did the familiar radio staples like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Immigrant Song,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Times Bad Times,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Ocean,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ramble On,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Nobodyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fault But Mine,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Going to California,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thank Youâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Kashmir.â&#x20AC;? They also broke out deeper Zeppelin cuts like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lemon Song,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Quarter,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Battle of Evermoreâ&#x20AC;? (with guest vocalist Diana DeSantis), â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tangerine,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;In My Time of Dying,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Roverâ&#x20AC;? and more. And Adam brought the full John Bonham-like drum thunder on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Moby Dick.â&#x20AC;? When the State Theatre audience demanded the encore, Get The Led Out responded with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Over the Hills and Far Away,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stairway to Heavenâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whole Lotta Love,â&#x20AC;? complete with theramin. It amounted to a whole lotta good Led Zeppelin music; for an authentic Led Zeppelin sound, watch for Get The Led Out. Nate Myers & the Aces returned to Johnstown last month to perform at Slamminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sams. A receptive crowd enjoyed Nate and the Aces as they presented top-notch musicianship on their blend of blues, funk, hip-hop and even a touch of country. Nate was in good form this night DV KH VDQJ ZDLOHG KDUPRQLFD WROG VWRULHV DQG Ă&#x20AC;UHG RII one-liners. He, bassist/singer Pete Netznik, guitarist/ singer Jimmi Sexton and drummer Kenny Ross broke out two of my favorites from Nateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original song library, Â´-DJHU DQG :DIĂ HVÂľ and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Beauty All Around.â&#x20AC;? They also performed an accelerating take on Johnny Cashâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve Been Everywhere,â&#x20AC;? plus unique spins on Buddy Hollyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Not Fade Away,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll Fly Away Oh Gloryâ&#x20AC;? and more. Jimmi sang lead on B.B. Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;How Blue Can You Getâ&#x20AC;? and Bo Diddleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;You Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Judge A Book By Its Cover.â&#x20AC;? Their skills, grooves, surprises (such as Nate holding out a harmonica note in excess of a full minute) and humor make Nate Myers & the Acesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; shows mustsee entertainment whenever they make the trek to this neck of the woods. I caught two-thirds of a punk-rocking triple-bill at McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last month. I missed openers Railroad City Murder Machines, but did arrive in time to see Xs for Eyes and their high-velocity brand of loud, proud punk rock. The group â&#x20AC;&#x201C; singers/guitarists Tom Noel and Tim Mort, bassist Oob and drummer Justin Fair â&#x20AC;&#x201C; introduced a number of newer tunes from their forthcoming CD, Pennsylvania Musician Magazine
along with their take on Bad Religionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Do What You Want.â&#x20AC;? The Filthy Low Down then closed out the night, continuing the action with their own breakneck punk rock originals. This Pittsburgh-based group maintained a blistering pace, powered by drummer Dan Kelly and his mix RI YHORFLW\ DQG SUHFLVLRQ Ă&#x20AC;OOV )URQWPDQ Abe Like Lincoln was a wildman, wrapping his mic cord around his face and neck, climbing all over McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stage front ZRRGHQ IHQFH DQG JRLQJ DOO RXW WR Ă&#x20AC;UH XS WKH DXGLHQFH Johnstownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inside Out returned McGarveyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s last month as they continued their 25th anniversary celebration. I arrived as openers Chasing Frequency ZHUH Ă&#x20AC;Qishing up their debut performance. Lead singer Tori Miller, guitarist Jeff Bassett, bassist Shawn Knepper and drummer Jim Bagrosky (serving double-duty with both bands this night) sounded good with tunes from Volbeat, Ozzy Osbourne, Pop Evil, Nickelback and more. Inside Out featured a lot of their original tunes this night, introducing several new ones and playing a number of songs off their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unbreakableâ&#x20AC;? CD. Singer/guitarist Tim Frick, bassist/singer Larz Phillip, guitarist Kolt Green and Jim on drums did hard-rocking songs from the CD such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;Taking My Life,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Giving Myself Away,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Inside of Meâ&#x20AC;? DQG WKH PRUH SRS Ă DYRUHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heaven,â&#x20AC;? plus their Halloween season favorite â&#x20AC;&#x153;Vampire Eyes.â&#x20AC;? Inside Out also rocked the house with select covers from Chevelle, AC/ DC, Five Finger Death Punch and more. Inside Out continues writing toward a new album, which Tim assured me will not take another 15 years to issue (their third CD, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unbreakableâ&#x20AC;? was released in 2014 after an 18-year gap). Inside Out will be among the bands taking part in the Original Sin 2016 original hard rock/metal showcase at Slamminâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Sams in Johnstown on May 7. This Albatross continues to generate momentum with their high-octane, good-time party. This was evidenced during last monthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appearance at Altoonaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Belmar Hotel 7KLV ZDV WKH Ă&#x20AC;UVW , KDG VHHQ This Albatross since Shawn Gioiosa took over behind the drum kit early this year. Shawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s beats add octane to the already potent mixture generated by guitarist/singer Phil Wagner, keyboardist/guitarist Paul Johnson and bassist/singer Mike Stanley. Topping it all is singer $XWXPQ 6KLIĂ HU whose voice was in prime form this night â&#x20AC;&#x201C; she displayed great power and range on Halestormâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Not Youâ&#x20AC;? and Heartâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;All continueud on pg. 21...
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showed a smooth singing voice and guitar work as he performed original songs and country favorites. Joe did several numbers from his EP â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dashboard Dustâ&#x20AC;?, such as the title song, along with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Red Barnâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Boy.â&#x20AC;? He also triggered some dancing and got fans cheering to numbers from Florida Georgia Line, Steve Earle, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, George Strait, John Michael Montgomery, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert and more. continueud on pg. 22...
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Prince Showed Us How To Shape A Legacy Sometimes we forget that even celebrities who seem immortal have fragile human lives. By Simon Netznik in 500 Words On on Apr 26, 2016 Here they comeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a newfound wave of fans who grave the loss of another rock legend, the artist who will forever be known as Prince. Soon, we can expect to see retail shelves packed with merchandise and memorabilia for the artist, whose management team certainly anticipates a quick buck from the bandwagon. Meanwhile, the shocking news of Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death came as a surprise to many people around the world. Sometimes, we forget that even celebrities who seem immortal have fragile human lives. One moment we can buy their tickets and hear their news, then all of a sudden, their lives transform into legend and legacy. Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s streaming technology allows the work of Prince and other artists to be preserved for as long as the Internet shall exist. Like our favorite stars, we each have the opportunity to create a legacy for ourVHOYHV 0DQ\ SHRSOH PLVWDNHQO\ WKLQN HDUO\ LQ WKHLU OLYHV WKDW WKH\ ZLOO DFFHSW GHĂ&#x20AC;QLtion by what happens to them, rather than what they can make using what they have. In reality, most success is not created by external sources, nor random sequences of events that merely fall into place due to karma. As a result, they hop on the karma bandwagon and assume that as long as theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re strapped in tight enough, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll enjoy the ride. But acceptance doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mean happiness. :KDWÂˇV PRUH SHRSOH ZKR SUHVXPH WKDW RWKHUV ZLOO GHĂ&#x20AC;QH ZKR WKH\ DUH ZLOO LQHYLtably fail to be the best at what they do. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll always be waiting, craving further DFFHSWDQFH DQG VHHNLQJ VXSHUĂ&#x20AC;FLDO UHZDUGV â&#x20AC;&#x153;All people care about nowadays is getting paid,â&#x20AC;? Prince said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 1982. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They try to do just what the audience wants them to do,â&#x20AC;? he continued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather give people what they need rather than just what they want.â&#x20AC;? Beneath the sales and media lived an eccentric prodigy whose passion to be what he loved created success. The most interesting mark of Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s life was not merely KLV XQLTXHQHVV EXW WKH FDWHJRU\ KLV ZRUN Ă&#x20AC;WV LQWR DPRQJ RWKHU ZLOGO\ VXFFHVVIXO musicians who blurred industry lines, such as Elvis Presley, Mick Jagger, and Michael Jackson. One thing is for sure; if my death is unexpected, I hope you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t recall my transcripts, high blood sugars, or bad hair days. There is so much more to experience in life when you realize that tomorrow might not exist. The most important things in life are the people you meet and the healthy love you share with them, for they permanently install a legacy for people to identify with you for generations.
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ANDY MOWATT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; AN END TO THE MEANS (no label) From Lancaster, Andy Mowatt has honed his guitar talents for the past decade, joining Harrisburg jam-based rockers Herbie in 2006, playing in production shows at Lancasterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s American Music Theatre, and recently forming a Steely Dan-inspired ensemble called Andy Mowattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steely Jam. Jazz and fusion strongly inform Mowattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest all-instrumental album, An End To The Means. Through the albumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ten tracks, Mowatt demonstrates guitar mastery and arranging versatility as he and his FDVW RI VLGHPHQ H[SORUH D FRORUIXO DUUD\ RI MD]] URRWHG Ă DYRUV Among those sidemen are Mowattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Herbie and Steely Jam associate Aaron Trasatt on keys, as well as Steely Jam bandmates Gabe Staznik on drums and Mike Wittrien on bass, plus pianist Andy Roberts, bassist Andy Alonso and several horn players. Eight of the compositions are original, and each conveys a different mood and atmosphere. With drums and horns setting the initial vibe, the disc-opener â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shoeless Grooveâ&#x20AC;? is a jumpy, fun romp where Mowatt, saxophonist Dave Yinger and Roberts seize the moment and ride the melody with dazzling solo work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Highlandsâ&#x20AC;? sets a quieter but equally colorful jazzy groove, while Trasattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rhodes keyboard powers and underscores the driving fusion rocker â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gloria.â&#x20AC;? Mowatt and mates merge Dixieland and European IRON Ă DYRUV RQ Â´*\SV\ODQG Âľ H[SORUH WURSLFDO %UD]LOLDQ VDPED WRQHV RQ Â´6RQJR Âľ DQG IXVH MD]] with slow blues on the disc-closer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Omniblues.â&#x20AC;? Mowatt and friends improvise on two instrumental remakes; a jazz-funk reboot of Beyonceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hit â&#x20AC;&#x153;Love On Top,â&#x20AC;? and a playful and tasty update of Steely Danâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bodhisattva.â&#x20AC;? Mostly recorded live with some overdubs, the performances on An End To The Means are dazzling, as Mowatt shares the spotlight with his hired guns and allows their talents to shine as well. The musicianship is consistently stellar, and Mowattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bright arrangements keep things sounding fresh from start to end. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Michael Washkevich at MDW Productions in Harrisburg, this disc sounds clean, full and polished. An End To The Means provides an uplifting listen, as Andy Mowatt and his cast of players give their chops a workout and have a blast doing so. (The CD can be obtained through Mowattâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, www. andymowatt.com.) SHERRI MULLEN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SHADOWS (no label) Through her discography and career to date, Middletown-based singer/songwriter Sherri Mullen has established herself as an acoustic artist and rock performer. But on her latest CD, Shadows, she spotlights her piano skills and strips down her sound to voice and keys over the discâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ten tracks. And while Mullenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s previous song output leaned WRZDUG XSWHPSR DQG XSEHDW FUHDWLRQV 6KDGRZV Ă&#x20AC;QGV KHU H[SORULQJ GDUNHU DQG PRUH LQWURVSHFWLYH terrain. Her prevailing theme is struggle and encountering perVRQDO DGYHUVLW\ DQG Ă&#x20AC;QGLQJ WKH IDLWK DQG VWUHQJWK WR UHERXQG DQG move forward. Using a dramatic arrangement, Mullen immediately bares her soul for the world to hear on the stern disc-opener â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Apology.â&#x20AC;? The melancholy title track â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shadowsâ&#x20AC;? plunges into the abyss of despair over what used to be, while the somber â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sad Clownâ&#x20AC;? reveals that a happy outer persona can hide a suffering inner persona. With a theatrical style slightly reminiscent RI 4XHHQÂˇV RSHUDWLF WRQHV Â´6WUHHWV RI 6WUDQJHÂľ UHĂ HFWV RQ KDSpier and more blissful times. On a more hopeful front, the piano waltz â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unconditionalâ&#x20AC;? professes devotion out of loneliness, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Okayâ&#x20AC;? shares an internal pep talk to pick up the pieces and move forward, before â&#x20AC;&#x153;Begin Againâ&#x20AC;? gathers the determination to put the shadowy past behind, and the disc-closer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Exposedâ&#x20AC;? resolves to not surrender to blind despair again. Mullen excels with her song material here; her expressive voice, intensity and powerful vocal range sell the sincerity of her words, while her strong piano mastery provides the stalwart foundation beneath it all. Self-produced and recorded, Shadows sounds clear and prominent, with Mullenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s performances bold and in your face. With her solemn, stripped-down approach, Sherri Mullen faces off against emotional darkness and ultimately triumphs on Shadows, sharing the message that healing and hope begin from within the soul. (The CD can be obtained through Sherri Mullenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, www.sherrimullen.com.) HABATAT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; HABATAT (no label) Habatatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s story began in 2012, when singer/guitarist Ryan Woods and bassist/percussionist Kris Lupher began to collaborate on songs and forge their musical foundation. The western PA-based group evolved into a quartet with the additions of drummer Justin Banks and rhythm/ lead guitarist Cory Mickinak. Habatatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-titled debut album introduces listeners to familiar-sounding musical terrain, featuring an emphasis on blues and funk-rooted jam rock. Through the discâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 tracks, Habatat lays down a variety of catchy and intriguing grooves; often crafting experimental song arrangements that ebb and wane, strut and shift gears. The musicianship and performances are strong throughout the album, as Habatat has fun working the nuances and riffs of their groove fest. The guitars and bass pulse and probe, and Banksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; knack for gear-shifting drum rhythms helps each song smoothly move forward. As frontman, Woods belts with a prominent soulful and gritty growl that gives the overall presentation added edge. Classic blues-rock informs the disc-opener â&#x20AC;&#x153;Avenue Bluesâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fallacy,â&#x20AC;? while Habatat engages funkier terrain with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dank Hoss,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Show You Everything,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Be Announcedâ&#x20AC;? and the disc-closer â&#x20AC;&#x153;Trans-Atlantic Paper Airplane.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Goldâ&#x20AC;? rides a slower funk-rock groove as Woods growls a warning of rough WLPHV DKHDG DQG Â´*RRGE\HÂľ WDSV LQWR D PRUH VRXWKHUQ URFN IXQN Ă DYRU UHPLQLVFHQW RI WKH %ODFN &URZHV DQG $OOPDQ %URWKHUV +DEDWDW JHQHUDWHV D Ă&#x20AC;HU\ IXQN JURRYH ZLWK WKH KLJKZD\ WKHPHG â&#x20AC;&#x153;Roadwork,â&#x20AC;? and weave three distinctive grooves into a cohesive epic in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Three Prong Song.â&#x20AC;?
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PA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE REVIEWS... By Jim Price â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Professorâ&#x20AC;? Three of the tracks are instrumental workouts; the punchy â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mick the Mack,â&#x20AC;? the slinky and improvisational â&#x20AC;&#x153;Octaverâ&#x20AC;? and the distortion-funk exercise â&#x20AC;&#x153;Spaghetti Water.â&#x20AC;? Produced by Jay Vega DQG UHFRUGHG DW :LOGHUQHVV 5HFRUGLQJ 6WXGLR +DEDWDWÂˇV Ă&#x20AC;UVW IRUD\ VRXQGV VWURQJ DQG FRQVLVWHQW from start to end, with the instruments and vocals doing the talking without unnecessary bells and ZKLVWOHV +DEDWDWÂˇV Ă&#x20AC;UVW FKDSWHU OD\V WKH JURXQGZRUN IRU ZKDW WKLV JURXS LV DOO DERXW DQG IDQV RI FODVVLF JURRYH VRXWKHUQ URFN DQG IXQN ZLOO Ă&#x20AC;QG SOHQW\ WR FHOHEUDWH KHUH 7KH &' FDQ EH REWDLQHG by emailing the group at firstname.lastname@example.org.) JR WOLF â&#x20AC;&#x201C; JR WOLF QR ODEHO 7KH EUDLQFKLOG RI +HUVKH\ EDVHG VLQJHU VRQJZULWHU FRPSRVHU DQG PXOWL LQVWUXPHQWDOLVW -DVRQ :ROIH -5 :ROI SURQRXQFHG Â´MXQLRU ZROIÂľ HPEDUNV RQ D PXOWL Ă DYRUHG LPDJLQDWLYH FRQFHSWXDO MRXUQH\ RQ WKLV VHOI WLWOHG IXOO OHQJWK GHEXW &' -5 :ROI FDQÂˇW EH SLJHRQKROHG WRXFKLQJ RQ HOHPHQWV RI EOXHV MDP URFN UHJJDH IRON FRXQWU\ DQG psychedelia over the discâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 13 tracks. Jason Wolfe pieced the songs and album together over the course of a year, enlisting help from several guest musicians along the way; guitarist Martin &KDXGKU\ UHFRUGLQJ HQJLQHHU DQG FR SURGXFHU 'HUHN (XVWRQ RQ EDVV -DVRQ %HW] 3DW %HVHNHU DQG 0DWWKHZ (GZDUGV RQ GUXPV $DURQ *DLQHU RQ FHOOR &RU\ :RRGFRFN RQ SHGDO steel guitar, keyboardist Mark Brown and Rodney Owens on Uilleann pipes and bagpipes. Packaged with an attached graphic novel booklet, the album is patterned in the tradition of albums like Led Zeppelin III, topped with a Sublime-like modern edge. JR Wolf is eclectic and eccentric, with no two VRQJV RQ WKLV MRXUQH\ H[DFWO\ WKH VDPH VPRRWK MX[WDSRVLWLRQV between tracks plus unexpected transitions connect this varied VHW LQWR D Ă RZLQJ FRKHVLYH ZKROH $ SV\FKHGHOLF JHDUHG EOXHV MDP Â´5HZLQG Âľ FRPPHQFHV WKH DOEXP EHIRUH -5 :ROI SRQGHUV FDVWLQJ D YRWH RQ WKH IXQN GULYHQ Â´(OHFWLRQ %OXHV Âľ 7KH DOEXP YHHUV LQWR UHJJDH IRUD\V ZLWK WKH SOD\IXO Â´5DVWDIDUL &RZER\Âľ DQG WKH SV\FKHGHOLF WRQHG UHJJDH KLS KRS K\EULG Â´6NLS Q *R 1DNHG Âľ 3HGDO VWHHO JXLWDU SOD\HU &RU\ :RRGFRFN OHQGV D FRXQWU\ Ă DYRUHG WRXFK WR Â´%H $PXVHGÂľ DQG WKH WULSS\ Â´)ODVK Âľ DQG -5 :ROI H[HUFLVHV $PHULFDQD DQG IRON Ă DYRUV RQ Â´/RQJ $V <RX *HW ,W 'RQH Âľ DQG Â´&UHGLWV Âľ 3HUFXVVLRQ drives the hearty â&#x20AC;&#x153;So Tired,â&#x20AC;? while metal guitar riffs ride a waltz tempo on the instrumental â&#x20AC;&#x153;The 5HG 6KRHV Âľ %HFDXVH RI LWV GLYHUVLW\ RI PXVLFDO Ă DYRUV -5 :ROI LV QHYHU SUHGLFWDEOH DQG HQJDJHV WKH OLVWHQHU IURP VWDUW WR HQG &R SURGXFHG E\ -DVRQ :ROIH DQG 'HUHN (XVWRQ DQG UHFRUGHG PL[HG and engineered at The Green Room in Harrisburg, the album sounds clean and balanced, with the various instrumental components coming through distinctly in the mix. JR Wolfâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s self-titled alEXP LV D FUHDWLYH PXVLFDO DQG DUWLVWLF MRXUQH\ WKDW UHĂ HFWV WKH DGYHQWXURXV VSLULW RI LWV FUHDWRU DQG LQGXOJHV KLV PXVH UHVXOWLQJ LQ D XQLTXH SHUVRQDO OLVWHQLQJ H[SHULHQFH 7KH &' FDQ EH REWDLQHG WKURXJK WKH ZHEVLWH ZZZ MUZROIPXVLF FRP
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