PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
This space cost per month for bands Please call 717.444.2423 to reserve your space for our next issue. September, 2014
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
ACROSS THE DESK By Whitey & Robin Noll
Once again, I think I’m doing good and WHAM... time gets away from me. Last minute ads and schedule changes on deadline day are not good. But I so want to have the correct schedules and information for I know that there are many of our readers who depend on our schedules to decide where they are going to spend their hard earned dollars and have a night enjoying live music and great food. Friday, August 30th Rachel Rocks and friends are gathering at Tubby’s to celebrate her 36th birthday with Steel, StarChild and LeadFoot. You are welcome to join us if you happen to be reading this on the 30th. I plan on distributing them if I can get this to the printer on time. She won’t be 36 until September 2nd but we believe in celebrating all month long at the Noll compound. Also
Happy Birthday Rachel & Zack Boob!!! How I love you two! my grandson (Rachel’s son) will be celebrating his 12th Birthday on September 11th. He was born a year after the 9/11 Attack. He wasn’t the only one born a year later, there were over 36 boys born in Harrisburg that year. They had babies everywhere. It’s too bad tragedies in our lives wake us up to the facts of life and what is truly important. Family is important to us and we love all of our kids so much. We also consider all our readers and advertisers family as well. Some people I’ve been doing business with for 32 years including Mike’s Music, Gullifty’s, Right Coast Recording, Player’s Exchange, Joey Welz and so many others. We are so thankful that they support us month after month and continued on page 2 3 ....
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
OUT & ABOUT by RACHEL ROCKS! It’s hard to believe the craziness of Summer is already practically over. The kids start back to school on Monday, it’s time to get in the groove of schedules and responsibility. We had an amazing Summer and I hope you all did too! Even though life was busy as usual, I still managed to squeeze in a few bands every spare moment I had. My month of music started with the Nate Myers Trio at Susquehanna Ale House on 22. It was a new venue for these guys which is awesome since so many venues are closing their doors, or at least stopping live music. The guys rocked the stage and had plenty of people swaying, bopping, and even singing along to their music. Nate Myers is an amazing musician himself, but he also surrounds himself with great musicians too. On this particular night, as a trio, he was backed up by Pete on guitar, and Chad on drums. Nate Myers plays every Tuesday at Grotto Pub in Enola plus he has shows scheduled almost every weekend thru September, another big show coming up is October 26th on the Pride of Susquehanna! Take a cruise on the Susquehanna and listen to Nate Myers while the sun sets!! For more info and to see a listing of all of their shows check out www.natemyers.com. For my next adventure I zoomed up to Tubby’s for Gun Metal Gray opening for Skid Row. LeadFoot also opened the show, but unfortunately I missed their set. It’s been a while since I saw those guys and they are still rockin’ area stages with the pedal to the 80’s metal! I also haven’t seen Gun Metal Gray in a very long time, so it was awesome seeing them rock the stage at Tubby’s. After interviewing them last month I was eager to see them rockin’ their originals. Their stage presence is off the hook crazy! It was a blast taking pictures of them. It was great to hear all of their fans singing along with them. Gun Metal Gray have a great “nation” of fans that come out to every show and support them any way possible. Right now Gun Metal Gray is asking their “nation” and everyone to vote f o r t h e m a t buffalotracesaloon.com/battleofthebands/profile/714. They are in the running to win the $10,000 prize money. You can vote every 24 hours. Gun Metal Gray was a great opening band for Skid Row, I’m sure they gained a lot of new fans this night! It was great to be at Tubby’s once again for another National Act. Tubby’s is a big enough room to pack in a great crowd, but a small enough room to enjoy a great, intimate concert with a band like Skid Row. I saw plenty of my live music metal fans at Tubby’s rockin’ out to some of their favorite songs from growing up in the 80s! Skid Row, I believe, had all of their original members except their lead singer. Johnny Solinger replaced Sebastian Bach back in 1996 from what I’ve read online. Johnny did a great job on vocals and overall the crowd seemed pleased with the show. It was once again another great night of live music at Tubby’s. I was thrilled to see they had people directing people where to park. It helped make me a little more confident about parking my car along the road. Tubby’s has great line-ups every Friday and Saturday night, plus tons of food specials throughout the week. Check out their full ad in this issue to plan your next night out on the town. The next day I was able to sneak out to an afternoon show right down the street from my home at Susquehanna Harley Davidson’s 19th Anniversary Party. It was a gorgeous and sunny day so there were plenty of Harley’s filling the parking lot. This year they had a great stage set-up with a tent for the fans that wanted to sit back and enjoy the music. The first band of the day was Kat and the Mad Dogz. It was great to finally see this band hitting the stage once again. Every time they played in the area lately I’ve been busy. I was excited to see they were playing such an early set so I could support music, but still support my family later that day. Kat and the Mad Dogz know how to put on a great show with a wide variety of music that you don’t hear from every other band in the area. They also have their added pizazz of Kat on the electric fiddle! It’s impossible to watch Kat and not have a huge smile on your face. She’s filled with tons of energy and isn’t afraid to get out there and interact with her fans. Kat and the Mad Dogz have really been broadening their playing area, check out their ad in continued on pg 1 2 ...
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
OUT & ABOUT continued.. day and their wings are out of this world! Very delicious!! Somebody at a table beside me got the build a burger and it had a little bit of everything on it, including the fries inside the bun! The Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel has an awesome full menu with plenty of specials every day of the week. Check out their ad in this issue to see what’s happening there in September. My weekends were crazy busy all Summer long so I was trying to squeeze live music in wherever and however I could. On a Thursday night I headed over for Ladies Night at the new winery right behind my house, Spring Gate Vineyard. Spring Gate has delicious Sangria and Wine Slushies on Thursdays, plus The Wild Tomato is on hand with pizza to purchase. When I was there I couldn’t pass up their “Slushie Growler” it’s a great deal and absolutely delicious! Spring Gate Vineyard is a beautiful property. It’s located just off of Devonshire Rd. in Colonial Park, but as soon as you go back their lane it’s like you entered a whole new world. It’s so peaceful and serene with farm animals and even a stream bordering the property. They also have live music on Thursdays, this night The Jayplayers were performing. It’s a very quiet crowd so you can barely even get them to clap after a song is over, but I could tell the music was still enjoyed by many. The last night out on the town this month was a big one for Take 147, they had the opportunity to open for Bret Michaels at Reverb in Reading. Due to some nasty traffic on 78 we missed most of their set which was a huge bummer, but they had the crowd rockin’ when we arrived. They ended their set with “House Party” and had the whole crowd singing along by the end. Eric Hoffman, our Nationals writer went with me to enjoy the show. It’s always a blast seeing bands with Eric, he’s been on the scene a lot longer than I have and has more experience with big shows like this one. Reverb is a huge room so it’s hard to guess how many people were there, but I’m thinking somewhere around 400, maybe, but one thing for sure is Take 147 shirts were EVERYWHERE! The “Takers” did an amazing job at coming out and supporting Take 147. It’s not too often you hear the fans cheering “One More Song!” for an opener of a National Act! I was also excited to see the great reviews they got from other writers of different magazines after this event. I know Take 147 rocks, but it’s awesome to see other people saying the same things I’ve been saying for years. If you haven’t gotten it already, make sure and check out their first and brand new CD Release “Nothin’ To Lose”. It’s been getting great reviews! Check out their ad in this issue to find out how to get your copy of their CD and to see where they will be rockin’ next! Bret Michaels took the stage with tons of energy, jumping all around and singing all of the crowds favorite old Poison songs, plus he even played a couple of other great covers that had the crowd fired up and singing along. Reverb did a great job at hosting this event. From my perspective the night was incident free, just a bunch of people having a great night, listening to great music! Oh and Eric… they do CLOSE 78 just like the sign said! Well that’s all for me this month. Just a quick Happy Birthday to my fellow writer, Eric Hoffman, our photographer, Meredith Kaminek, and last but not least, my beautiful, precious baby, Zack turns 12 on the 11th of September. Time sure does fly when you are having fun! I hope everyone has a great September, and I hope to see you Out & About somewhere, enjoying some live, local music! If you have any questions or comments, you can e-mail me at RachelRocks@pamusician.net. Don’t forget there is always more Hot Shots on our website at www.pamusician.net.
Take 147 with their “Takers” at Reverb 14
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
NATIONALS By Eric Hoffman
Eric & Brody Dalle Greetings Rockers’N’Rollers! The past month started with a trip to New York City’s Bowery Ballroom to see Brody Dalle. Presently touring as a solo act, Dalle is best known as lead singer of punk rock band The Distillers. The Australian native began her career in 1997 after marrying Tim Armstrong of Rancid at the age of 18. Dalle is currently on tour supporting her present husband Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age playing amphitheaters. This one-off solo show covered songs of her entire career, took place in a NYC club to a packed crowd and Dalle claimed the best night of the entire tour. It was then onto New Jersey for two National concerts in the same day. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts played an afternoon show at a hot air Balloon Festival in Whitehouse Station. And Beck played the XPoNential Festival in Camden with Band
Of Horses. Joan Jett, of course rocked, playing her historic catalog of legendary hits. Band Of Horses were simply incredible playing songs like “The Funeral” and “No One’s Gonna Love You.” Beck also turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Hugely talented with a profound band playing a mix of alternative rock and funk. Besides his obvious hit “Loser,” Beck did an impressive cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” Pittsburgh brought Miley Cyrus and her “Bangerz Tour” to the Consol Energy Center on August 3rd. The show was a little bit pop concert, a little bit late-night pay cable and a little bit great. Sure, Cyrus does simulate sex acts on stage and mentions drug use but gave messages espousing personal freedom and had moments of pop perfection. Truly the only Rrated territory of the night was Cyrus’ spirited use of the Fword. There were many impressive moments where Cyrus showed her growing prowess as an entertainer. Reminiscent of her Godmother Dolly Parton, she’s got a great voice that she pushed to the edge at times while holding the attention of 18,000 people with just a microphone. Cyrus played a dozen recognizable hits including “Wrecking Ball” and “Party in the USA.” In this genre of pop music, I’ve been fortunate to see Lady Gaga and Madonna several times in concert, and I believe Miley Cyrus is just as impressive. Former Mechanicsburg native Bret Michaels returned to the midstate on August 15th. The Poison frontman brought his solo effort “Life Rocks Tour 2014,” to Reading’s Reverb. Michaels seem to be in great form and has his touring and shows down to a science, with over 200 shows already this year. The show started off great with Poison hits “Talk Dirty To Me” and “Look What The Cat Dragged In.” Michaels then performed some cover songs including Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” and Sublime’s “What I Got.” Thank you very much to Reverb and PA Musician for making this night possible. NATIONALS NEWS: The National Football League doesn’t normally pay its Super Bowl halftime music acts but next year it may strike a different deal, telling artists that the show will cost them some money. The NFL has apparently narrowed its 2015 candidates down to three acts: Rihanna, Coldplay or Katy Perry. NFL officials said the pay-to-play suggestion got a “chilly reception.”
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Kings Of Leon recently canceled 9 shows on its “Mechanical Bull Tour.” Band members were returning to their hotel following a Boston gig, when a pedestrian stepped in front of the tour bus. The sudden stop resulted in broken ribs for drummer Nathan Followill. However, Kings Of Leon did keep their appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” having The Roots’ ?uestlove sitting in for the fallen drummer. Three Brooklyn middle school students in a heavy metal band have gotten permission from a Manhattan judge to sign a multiyear recording contract with Sony. Unlocking the Truth had to get court approval because they’re minors. The judge continued on pg 1 7 ...
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Nationals continued... approved the deal after questioning their parents and them agreeing to set up trust accounts for the boys. The band has performed across the country, including at the Coachella festival in California and opening for Guns N’ Roses. Bob Weir & RatDog have canceled all shows on its current schedule. Rumors claim Bob Weir has returned to rehab. The band’s website stated “Circ u m s t a n c e s have necessitated that all scheduled tour dates for Bob Weir & RatDog are being cancelled. Refunds are available at place of purchase. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.” Ron Howard will direct a documentary on the Beatles that focuses on the band’s touring years during the early 1960s. Howard, who said he’s long been a Beatles fan says the film will run up to the Beatles’ final concert in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park in 1966. Much footage for the documentary has already been gathered. The movie is tentatively slated for release late next year. A Lancaster high school marching band can’t perform hit songs by Bruno Mars and Fall Out Boy because of their suggestive lyrics. The East Lancaster County school board banned “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Thnks fr th Mmrs” from students’ play list even though the words wouldn’t be sung. Garden Spot High School can’t perform the songs, following Monday’s 6-3 board vote. B o a r d m e m b e r Heidi Zimmerman says people know the songs’ words anyway. She called the lyrics “trashy” and “inappropriate” for teens. The Richest website recently created a list of the wealthiest bassist’ in rock. The No. 1 spot goes to Paul McCartney, worth $1.2 billion. Similarly the No. 2 spot is occupied by two other frontmen: KISS Gene Simmons and Sting of the Police, tied at $300 million. 4) Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters - $270 million. 5) U2’s Adam Clayton - $150 million. 6) Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea - $115 million. 7) Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones - $80 million. 8) Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler $65 million. 9) No Doubt’s Tony Kanal - $45 million. 10) Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic - $40 million. UPCOMING SHOWS: Ryan Adams Washington DC 9:30 Club September 8th. The Orwells Pittsburgh Alter Bar September 11th. Dirt Cheap York Fat Daddy’s Septembr 13th. September, 2014
Jack White Columbia MD Merriweather September 14th. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Allentown PPL Center September 16th. The Replacements NYC Forest Hills September 19th. Lily Allen Philadelphia Electric Factory September 19th. Kix Baltimore Rams Head September 20th.
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Erasure Reading Santander Arts September 21st. Cher State College Bryce Jordan September 24th. Virus Baltimore Sidebar September 25th. Lily Allen Washington DC 9:30 September 25th. Virus Philadelphia Connies Ric Rac September 26th. www.facebook.com/Eric S. Hoffman.
“LIVE REVIEWS” By Jim Price After a fun summer season, we begin to turn the corner into autumn. Live music will continue to be busy outdoors, though, as summer festivals transition into fall foliage, harvest and other autumn-themed festivals. Savor these events while you can, because everything will soon head back indoors before you know it! Fair season intensified last month. Halestorm was the Friday night grandstand headliner early last month during the annual Clearfield County Fair. (Other headliners that week included Florida Georgia Line and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.) Halestorm took the stage, saw and conquered with their powerful set of rocking original tunes plus a few remakes. From the opening note forward, Halestorm rode a feverish high, never letting up on the enthusiasm and giving the crowd what they paid money to see, an all-out, full-throttled show! Singing, playing guitar and keys during the performance; Lzzy Hale emphasized throughout the set that it was the fans who made it all possible, and the group continually expressed thanks and appreciation to the fans here in PA for their support. Lzzy, brother Arejay on the drums, guitarist Joe Hottinger and bassist Josh Smith performed plentiful favorites from their first two albums such as “I Miss the Misery,” their Grammy Award-winning hit “Love Bites (So Do I),” “It’s Not You,” “Freak Like Me,” “Innocence,” “Rock Show,” “Mz. Hyde,” “Daughters of Darkness,” “I Get Off” and more. They also did two songs from their new cover song EP ReAniMatE 2:0, updating Fleetwood Mac’s “Gold Dust Woman” and erupting into Judas Priest’s “Dissident Aggressor” out of Arejay’s drum solo; they also included their version of Dio’s “Straight Through the Heart” from the Ronnie James Dio This Is Your Life tribute compilation CD. The only mellow moment during their set was when Lzzy stepped behind the keyboard to croon “Break In,” leading into “Familiar Taste of Poison.” When the
Clearfield Fair audience demanded the encore, Halestorm responded with a new song, “Mayhem,” their remake of Guns N’Roses’ “Out Ta Get Me,” and their song of solidarity to end the night, “Here’s to Us.” On a personal note, thanks again to Lzzy for the shoutout during their set; and it was fun catching up with the Halestorm gang backstage after the show! It has been a fun journey watching Halestorm grow and progress toward this point in their career. This night they again proved that they deliver the goods on the stage, and are humble folks and a class act off stage! Also at the Clearfield County Fair, I took in part of the performance by local Elvis Presley impersonator Scott
Arejay & Lzzy Hale of Halestorm w/ Jim Price photo by Joe Hottinger
Allegretto, as well as Reynoldsville-based sibling magic duo M&M Magic (who, like Halestorm, are alumni of Dennie Huber’s annual Crazy Fest Amateur Youth Talent Show), and laughed at the highjinks and wit of Buffo, The World’s Strongest Clown. Last month’s annual Huntingdon County Fair presented several area bands on its stage, including Backlash. Still the
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
trusty foursome of guitarists/singers Wade Shumaker and Buck Dickson, bassist/singer Dan McCorkle and drummer/singer Mike Simone; Backlash kept the mood upbeat with their energetic mix of rocking favorites from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. All four members took turns singing lead, which kept their presentation fresh and moving. While generating the party with tunes from Stone Temple Pilots, Ramones, Blur, Judas Priest, Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World, Foo Fighters, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Cheap Trick, Aerosmith and more; Backlash also introduced several original songs from their first EP, which is being issued later this fall. Young Juniata Valley rockers Fierce Cantalope opened the show. When Boz Scaggs performed at Johnstown’s AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival early last month, the ‘lowdown’ was that arriving rain and flashes of lightning weren’t going to thwart his performance. Appearing on Saturday night during the Festival, Scaggs and his band had only played a few songs when the initial raindrops arrived and quickly escalated into a downpour. A threat of nearby lightning forced the performance to be halted for a few minutes, but it resumed after the threat had passed. Scaggs and his band blended blues, R&B and funk flavors as they performed songs from his new album Memphis such as “Dry Spell” and his remake of Tony Joe White/Brook Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia,” along with older material, and of course, his hits. They broke out “Lowdown” just before the set was halted (I’ll remember watching two young girls directly in front of me who were soaked to the skin by the rain, who still jubilantly started dancing the moment that song began), and did “Lido Shuffle” and “What Can I Say” once music resumed. Despite the weather glitches, Scaggs and his band sounded tight and smooth; their hits sounding nearly as smooth as the recordings! This year’s Flood City Music Festival provided lots of other excellent performers as well. Among favorites out of the acts that I saw were Big Sam’s Funky Nation and their raucous New Orleans funk grooves, Pittsburgh’s Bastard Bearded Irishmen with their smashmouth brand of punk-driven Celtic rock, Tim Woods and the Woods Family Band’s rousing mixture of rock, folk, funk, R&B and jam flavors, and my first continued on pg. 1 9
The Professor continued... look at Matt Otis & The Sound. Matt’s full band featuring bassist/violinist/singer Johnny Bayush, keyboardist Sean Cogan and drummer Charlie McClanahan, the group did songs from their new self-titled CD and Matt’s solo albums, plus select covers of Rusted Root’s “Send Me on My Way,” Bob Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” and Mumford & Son’s “Little Lion Man.” Matt showed additional fire and intensity in the full band setting, and Johnny and Sean nicely colored the songs with their flourishes of violin and keys respectively. Additional performers I saw during this year’s Festival included Binghamton, NY folk rockers Driftwood, Pittsburgh indie/alternative rockers Grand Piano, the volatile and socially-conscious rock/hip-hop of Nahko & Medicine for the People, Johnstown folk/bluegrass favorites The Whiskey River Panhandlers, Brooklyn pop/dance-rock group Rubblebucket (featuring Hollidaysburg native Ian Hersey on guitar), New York funk/jam combo Ikebe Shakedown, Chicago-based Americana group Cornmeal, and Florida blues/Americana duo Swampcandy. From start to end, this year’s Flood City Music Festival provided top-quality performers, each capable of dropping audience jaws with their musicianship, songcraft, innovation and energy. This event will again be circled on my calendar for next year! White Witch officially celebrated 30 years as a band in late July by hosting a special concert at the Mill Tavern in Montoursville. WitchFest featured the host band and several other band and performer guests. This night’s inception of White Witch - the founding core of singer Jeff Pittinger, guitarist Doug Lehman and drummer Carl Berry plus Jim Lovcik on bass - delivered a stellar set that showcased their original songs and select hard-rocking covers. White Witch opened with their title song and did songs from their catalog such as “The Power,” “Singleman,” “Game That I Play,” “Marianne,” “The Crutch” and “The Seed.” They also did Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train,” Joan Baez/Judas Priest’s “Diamonds and Rust,” Black Sabbath’s Paranoid” and joined by guest guitarist Tony Harlan - Thin Lizzy’s “The Boys Are Back in Town.” Confidently fronting the journey, Jeff’s voice is in great form, Doug scorched off clean and detailed leads, and Carl’s enthusiastic thunder was a constant threat to reduce his drum kit to kindling throughout the set! Opening the night was Jampact (formerly The Jam), who triggered some early dance floor action with their set of rocking sounds from the 1960s to now. Joining the Jampact roster of singer/guitarist Ryan Clark, bassist/singer Steve Treado and drummer/singer Wade Flick this night were guest singers Lisa Bock and Mike Wilks. Next was Beyond the Broken Sky, who impressively crushed out classic and modern metal rock favorites and originals. Featuring Carl Berry II on lead guitar, Cale Berry on rhythm guitar, singer/bassist Jeff Bower and drummer Mike Eisenhower; Beyond the Broken Sky did excellent work on volatile numbers from Volbeat, Tool, Judas Priest, Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Bullet for My Valentine and more. Immediately preceding White Witch was Audiobox, who mixed hardhitting favorites and original songs. Singer/guitarist Colegrove, bassist/singer Joe Flair and drummer Jason Maurer showed furvor and intensity as they fired up the crowd with tunes from Rob Zombie, Toadies, Bon Jovi, Grand Funk Railroad and more. Following White Witch’s set, singer/songwriter Mallory Scoppa gave the crowd a chance to catch their breath as she did a set of acoustic originals and select covers. She displayed a smooth, emotive voice as she did original songs like “Firestarter” and “Maybe,” as well as songs from Sugarland, Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones. Metal then closed the night, as 44Mag drilled their tense brand of power metal originals. Celebrating bassist Jason Miller’s birthday, 44Mag scorched out original songs from their latest CD, Outlaw Psychosis such as “Heroes of the New Aeon” and “50 Miles,” and introduced a new song, “Who We Are.” I roadtripped to Knoebel’s Amusement Resort near Elysburg in late July for some scenery, rest, relaxation…and live music. Part of my agenda was to catch my first look at “America’s Most Exciting Show Band,” Rick K & the Allnighters, during one of their scheduled three performances this day. Headquartered in Morgantown, WV, Rick K & the Allnighters presented a celebration of popular hit music from the past three decades, doing numbers from Billy Preston, Chubby Checker, CCR, Michael Buble, Van Morrison, the Monkees and more. Namesake and frontman Rick K provided continued on pg. 2 0
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
The Professor continued... a clear, strong singing voice and narrative up front, with guitarist Jimmy Hindman and bassist Paul Alan providing steady chops behind him. But quickly becoming the focal point of their show was the man behind the kit, “The Mad Drummer,” Steve Moore. From the get-go, Steve became a whirlwind of energy with his antics, as he suddenly burst into wild contortions, stick tosses and other crazed moves; yet he still kept the beat steady and constant! It was fun observing audience members who had never seen or heard of Steve before as they witnessed his antics for the first time! Rick K & the Allnighters tours nationwide and internationally; they perform later this month at the annual Bloomsburg Fair. The Alive @ Five Concert Series at Altoona’s Railroaders Museum continued in late July with a visit from New York/Philadelphia-based Journey tribute band Separate Ways. Altoona’s 7th Gear warmed up the huge rail yard crowd with a fun set of hits. Singer Ashley Thompson displayed a bright, potent voice as she fronted 7th Gear on numbers from Pat
Benatar, Pretenders, Veruca Salt, Lady Gaga, The Band Perry, Heart, 4 Non Blondes and more. Guitarist Brendon Burns’ malfunctioning guitar amplifier became a source of comic relief during the set, but the show went on; and Brendon, Ashley, bassist/singer Kelly Montgomery and drummer/singer Randy Servello successfully kept the music moving forward and the audience festive. When considering a Journey tribute, the immediate focus is on the singer; can he pull off that soaring Steve Perry lead vocal? When Separate Ways took the stage, singer Dan Gagliano answered that question quickly, convincingly delivering the Steve Perry vocal power and range, plus a fun personality up front. He led Separate Ways on a ‘journey’ through the peak late ‘70sthrough-mid ‘80s era of hitmaking Journey, covering the entire gamut of hits including the opener “Separate Ways,” “I’ll Be Alright Without You,” “Open Arms,” “Lights,” “Who’s Crying Now,” “Only The Young,” “Feeling That Way/Anytime,” “Wheel in the Sky,” “Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’” and “Faithfully.” But while Dan’s vocals were front and center, guitarist Jason Mitchell captured Neal Schon’s guitar style and tone very well, nicely executing the solos on Journey’s
“Stone in Love,” “Be Good to Yourself” and “Any Way You Want It!” When the crowd demanded an encore, Separate Ways answered with three songs; “Faithfully,” “Don’t Stop Believin,’” and a reprise of their title song, “Separate Ways” to end the night. The Alive @ Five Concert Series concluded early last month with the Irish-themed concert bill of Full Kilt and the Michael O’Brian Band, and the annual finale visit by The Clarks with Flight 19 opening. Wing festivals continued across the region in recent weeks, and I journeyed to Tussey Mountain Amphitheater in late July to experience the second week of their Wingfest. I picked the week when this event set an attendance record, as several thousand wing and music fans piled into the Amphitheater to savor chicken wings and enjoy music from Pure Cane Sugar and My Hero Zero. The resulting traffic backup prevented me from parking in time to see Pure Cane Sugar, but I enjoyed My Hero Zero’s performance as I waited for wing lines to shorten before obtaining my chicken feast for the night. My Hero Zero seized the moment, as singer/guitarist Jason O, guitarist/singer Mike Lee, bassist/singer Greg Folsom and drummer Noah Connolly took folks’ minds off of the lengthy lines and triggered dancing and sing-alongs to their nonstop salvo of rock, pop and dance favorites. By the time night had arrived, My Hero Zero had a huge crowd in front of the stage, dancing and jumping along to hits from Big & Rich, Nine Days, MKTO, Smashmouth, Oasis, Billy Joel, Blackeyed Peas and more. For the record, The Arena in State College won the actual wing contest at Wingfest, moving on to the finals late last month. It’s becoming less of a secret with each passing year that the best hot sausage sandwiches on Planet Earth occur every August at St. Bernard’s Church Homecoming Picnic in Hastings. Besides the sandwiches, though, the music is always good at this event each year as well. This year, I caught the full band edition of local favorites Acoustic Stew, who provided a wide range of classic rock hits of the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Beyond merely covering hits, though, Acoustic Stew took ownership of each song and made it their own with their distinctive style and stellar musicianship. Jaime Dubetsky offered a hearty, soulful vocal style up front while providing acoustic guitar muscle on Acoustic Stew’s diverse setlist, spanning Grateful Dead, Marshall Tucker Band, America, Neil Young, Rusted Root, Allman Brothers, Tom Petty, Lumineers and more. Bassist Josh Yahner and drummer Kim Dull anchored the sound with sturdy rhythms. Acoustic Stew’s ace in the pocket, though, was Tim Homerski, who played five different instruments this night; lead guitar, banjo, mandolin, flute and tinwhistle, plus sang some lead as well. Highlights were numerous, including the happy dance frenzy displays during Rusted Root’s “Ecstasy” and “Send Me On My Way,” Tim’s tinwhistle tooting during Van Morrison’s “Moondance,” his dead-on Ian Anderson vocal and flute work on Jethro Tull’s “Locomotive Breath,” and the ecstatic crowd demanding two encores, answered with renditions of Eric Clapton’s “Let It Rain” and The Band’s “The Weight.” The African American Heritage Project of Blair County presented the 21st annual African American Heritage Plaza in late July at Penn State Altoona, and this year’s festival featured an excellent and diverse range of musical entertainment. Pittsburgh’s Ibeji Drum Ensemble was performing as I arrived, involving the audience in uplifting West African-styled drum songs and dance. This year I finally got to see Pittsburgh’s House Of Soul, at least the instrumental side of the group. House Of Soul did two sets, the first featuring an instrumental blend of jazz, funk and R&B. Laying down the grooves were tenor sax player Calvin Stemley, continued on pg. 2 1 ...
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
The Professor continued... during the inaugural Burnout Cancer Vehicle Show at Altoona’s Jaffa Shrine (a fundraiser for the The National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, American Cancer Society and Jaffa Children’s Hospitals), Felix & the Hurricanes at Shaw’s Bar, and numerous performers during the Backyard Rockers’ weekly Tuesday night Open Mic at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso in Hollidaysburg. The area music scene mourned the loss of Phil Kolarczyk, who passed away on August 8th at age 60. Phil played bass for numerous bands over the years; he was the first bass player for Felix & the Hurricanes, and also played for such groups as Dakota Rose, The Red Arrow, Here We Go Again and others. We at Pennsylvania Musician express our heartfelt condolences to Phil’s surviving family, friends and musical associates. News and notes…The second annual Halos & Harlots showcase for female music and art takes place September 27th at McGarvey’s; performers include Lies Inc., Post Traumatik, Leeja Stark, Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats, Melville Walbeck, Mycenea Worley and more to be announced…Area singer Elaini Arthur will host the Sing A Song Contest during a three-day festival benefiting the nonprofit organization Our Community Cares; the singing competition will take place September 20th at Capt. Jack Lion Club Park in Mill Creek…The Backyard Rockers, Strings Radio and Mo Yon are among the performers donating their talents at Family Fest, taking place September 20th at Duncansville Community Park for Family Services of Blair County…Singer Ryan Hoke recently parted ways with Candlelight Red for career and family reasons; according to guitarist Jeremy Edge, the group’s future is uncertain at this point, and they will be evaluating their future course…Sandlot Heroes has parted ways, as band members are moving on to new projects…Bedford’s Borrowed Time has issued their new album, Long, Dark Highway…Ron Gallucci has unveiled his third solo album, Strength…Pittsburgh’s Big Atlantic will record their new album this month, with an expected release date toward year’s end…Happy Birthdays to John McKelvey (Flight 19/MFG/Dreadnot), Todd McKeone (Black Sun), Ted McCloskey (Ted & the Hi-Fi’s/Maxwell Strait), Randy Servello (Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band/7th Gear), Rogan Allen (Flight 19), Steve Kochersperger (Biscuit Jam), Jeff Reid (The Overtones), Wade Flick (Jampact), Dan McConnell II (Locked and Loaded), Melanie Morrison (Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats), John Buterbaugh (Ambush), Dan McCorkle (Backlash), Rug (SamarA), Elizabeth Findley (Syncopated Keys), Adam Wolf (Iron Wolf), Natascha Hoffmeyer (Natascha & the Spy Boys), Troy Wheland (Badd Seed), Sheldon Port, Adam Ernst, Nate Myers, J.K. Black, Jack Wilkinson, Colin Lennox, Scott Barkhimer, Tood Smith, Clint Carothers, Mark Triforo, Harry Pellegrine Jr., Scott “Zilly” Zillinger, and my Pennsylvania Musician cohorts RachelRocks, Eric Hoffman and Meredith Kaminek. Please send correspondence and recordings to: Jim Price, 1104 S. Catherine St., Altoona, PA 16602. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you’re into social networking, look me up on Facebook. SUPPORT LOCAL MUSIC!
Phil Kolarczyk with Dakota Rose at the Bunker Inn in Windber in May of 2010 22
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
SANE ADVICE By John Kerecz
Arejay Hale of Halestorm ...AND
one more photo by Jim Price. He took so many good ones at the Halestorm’s show. To see them all check out our website at
www.pamusician.net for all of Jim & Rachel’s photos in full color
Well this month is a topic or should I say an idea I have written about before but it is always good to reinforce things. The idea is combining things you love to do to add to your enjoyment and enthusiasm; it might even make lots of new opportunities. In the past I talked about a band that mixed their love of comic books and super heroes with their love of music by doing an album of just Super hero related songs, well guess what? It sold and now they go to all the comic book conventions and make a killing. What I have been doing lately is booking music showcases with acoustic artists for a motorcycle store’s monthly open houses; this mixes my love of music with my love of motorcycles. During the warmer months there are lots of nontraditional functions and locations that will employ musicians to play, wineries are one such location. A few months ago a buddy and I even played a party at a Pudding Boutique in NY. So get out there combine your loves, try and play somewhere different, and who knows what opportunities might come out of it. ACROSS THE DESK continued....
keep the PA Musician Magazine coming at you. We want and hope all our advertisers have continued success and we thank YOU for patronizing their businesses and letting them know you saw their ad in the Pennsylvania Musician Magazine (SMILE). A shameless plug but honestly we wouldn’t be without each one of you who pick us up religiously, read us, and use us to decide where your money is going. The State Theatre in State College has joined our
pages. They were a last minute addition but they are presenting some awesome shows for your entertainment. I was going to try to share what is on their website but minutes are ticking and I’m out of time. Most of the info is in their ad but if you are computer savvy you can check out their website as they have tons of other events going on. Make sure you get your tickets early for the Halestorm show coming to Freedom Hall in Lancaster. I know the show is in November but their shows have been selling out and they are our local musicians who have made it worldwide so I help we all pack that place and make it one crazy show! There’s a lot to read and a lot to do. If you get bored with your life just check out the schedules and enjoy some live entertainment and pull yourself out of the “Bored blues”. Love you all!! Love my Whitey the Mighty, he is doing well and is still giving lessons and enjoying life here in Perry County. Type to you next month and if you want to read my religious post you can check out my facebook.com/Robin Noll. Email me with any and all ads or just to touch base at Rnoll@pamusician.net or you can call 717.444.2423. THANKS AGAIN!!!
DEADLINE for the October issue... Saturday, September 20th Email Rnoll@pamusician.net
or call 717.444.2423
TEDD HAZARD’S CARTOON WORLD Like Tedd at Facebook.com/Tedd Hazard hazardstudiosdonnet.wordpress.com
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
PA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE CD REVIEWS MAMA CORN “HOLD T H AT CROOKED LINE” (no label) Mama Corn introduced their brand of ‘Allegheny Mountain Bluegrass,’ a sound rooted in traditional bluegrass and folk, on their self-titled 2011 first full-length CD. On the follow up, “Hold That Crooked Line”, the Blair County-based quintet picks up where they left off and hones their style and sound; mixing colorful original songs with select remakes through 14 tracks. All five band members contributed songs to the album, and each brings a different flavor and slant to the mix that keeps the disc captivating throughout. With his yodeling chorus, dobro and harmonica player Johnny Stevens prefers country life over city life on the whimsical “About a Minute Ago,” recovers quickly from a breakup on the catchy “Another Couple Days,” and salutes a yearly bluegrass festival party in the northern PA Wilds with “Smoked Country Jam.” Waxing introspective, guitarist Bruce Forr contemplates the future on “Someday Knock on Wood” and temptation on “Holdin’ Pen.” Upright bassist Bryan Homan contributes the obligatory murder and hanging song on the album (almost every bluegrass album has one); recalling local history, “The Hanging of Alfred Andrews” documents a famous 1889 Centre County murder case. Mandolinist Chuck Cox also offers a local history lesson with “Red Arrow Train,” his ode to the tragic 1947 passenger train wreck near Altoona that claimed 27 lives. Banjo picker Jeremy Nelson celebrates the life of a bluegrass whiskey drinker with “Old Whiskey Still,” and opens the album by bringing to life the picturesque “Shenandoah Mountain Tops,” a song penned by his father, Ben Nelson. Mama Corn also presents their take on State College native Si Kahn’s blue-collar ode “Aragon Mill,” offers hopeful advice on their serious-toned remake of the traditional “Keep on the Sunny Side,” and closes the disc with their joyous update of Gus Cannon’s “Walk Right In.” The performances are enthusiastic and heartfelt, and listeners can sense that Mama Corn had a blast creating this album. The songs and lyrics are catchy and interesting, the voices are in great form, and the instrumental execution is fast-firing and tight. Produced by Mama Corn and recorded and engineered by Bill Filer at Audible Images Recording in Port Matilda, “Hold That Crooked Line” flows together smoothly and sounds crisp and vibrant, with all instruments and voices shining brightly in the mix. After the first album set the table, “Hold That Crooked Line” offers a hearty meal of personable, likeable Pennsylvania bluegrass and folk; and reveals more of the personalities and nuances that converge into the jovial and talented presence that is Mama Corn. This album should win the group many new followers, or as the band calls them, ‘corn-stalkers.’ (The CD can be purchased through the group’s website, www.mamacornbluegrass.com.) MFG - “DON’T KILL THE MOMENT” (Frontbros Records) MFG is an acronym monicker for a new studio collaboration featuring three well-known central PA music scene names. The ‘M’ and ‘G,’ guitarist/singer John McKelvey and singer/guitarist/keyboardist Bobby Gates, have worked together for more than three decades as part of Altoona band institution The Front, while John and the ‘F,’ drummer Skip Fisher, have collaborated more recently in the band Issues. The trio’s first MFG album, “Don’t Kill the Moment”, offers a blend of rock and pop styles over its eleven tracks, allowing the musicians to flex their creativity and musicianship over some uncharted terrain. Brit-pop styles inform a lot of the album, including the disc opener “Lauren,” an ode to Gates’ daughter that first surfaced as a Front original during the early 1990s. Also showing some British pop influence are the upbeat “By My Side” and “To Love Again,” the darker-toned “Time and Tide” and the boisterous 24
“Neverland.” The title track, “Don’t Kill the Moment,” offers a bright encouragement to make love last, while guest keyboardist Phil Steele’s arrangement escalates the lightlyfunky “Party Time” into a dance floor rocker. “Klepto” steams with punk rocking vinegar, while the reflective “Fire Tower Road” hints at Springsteen-esque storytelling. Buoyed by McKelvey’s chunky riffs and Fisher’s beats, “Good Against Me” channels metal-toned aggression, while “You’re Not In My Arms” ends the disc on an angrier, distrustful note. The songs largely work, with simple choruses that hang around in the cranium after several listens, plus relatable and easy-todigest lyrics. The performances are solid throughout the disc, as all three musicians know their turf and fulfill their respective roles well. The presentation is relaxed and even playful at times, with Gates’ voice seizing the moment and riding each song’s mood. Besides the aforementioned Phil Steele’s cameo on keys, guest Rogan Allen contributes guitar and bass on two respective tracks. Produced by MFG and Rick Claar, “Don’t Kill the Moment” sounds clean and cavernous, with each song sounding broad and deep. Fisher’s drums could sound stronger in a few spots, but overall this is a solid, cohesive set. After establishing themselves through their well-known previous band institutions, McKelvey, Fisher and Gates turn a new page with MFG, and “Don’t Kill the Moment” charts a new, fresh and listenable course. (The CD can be obtained through the website www.mfgband.com.) BAND BURRAGE - “HEAL” (no label) Now based in Bellefonte and teaching music and arts at Penn State, drummer/composer Ronnie Burrage has enjoyed a storied career performing alongside such jazz greats as Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius and more. The latest album by his group project Band Burrage, “Heal” takes listeners on a wide-ranging, freewheeling jazz-based journey. Also featuring guitarist Eric Slaughter, bassist Nimrod Speaks, alto sax player Rick Tate and singer Shenel Johns; Band Burrage uses modern jazz as the launching pad to explore a variety of flavors, including experimental and fusion jazz, R&B, hip-hop, funk and even rock over “Heal’s” eleven tracks. Although not a concept album per se, healing is a prominent theme during “Heal”, with the mostly instrumental compositions communicating an overall message of calm before and recovery after the storm, unity and happiness. The storm is the racial tensions that fueled the equal rights turbulence through the 1960s; perhaps the centerpiece of the album, the bold “A Time in Amerikkka” sonically depicts that turbulence with an opening hard rock/ funk fusion arrangement, leading to a climactic transition into a more peaceful homestretch featuring passages and samples of Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Also captivating is the two-track combination of “In Nebular Nexus” into “Flight Endless,” Burrage’s space jazz portrayal of the cosmic creation of the universe as a clean canvas ready for painting creative adventures. The following track, “Movement,” offers a tranquil Latin-toned arrangement with Johns’ scat-vocal accompaniment, signifying worldly calmness. The vocal “Baptism” and rhythmically diverse title PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
track “Heal” are odes to healing after the storm. With its angular tropical jazz vibe, the disc-opening track “Martinique” reflects on a festive island destination. Burrage takes the spotlight on the expansive disc-ending exercise “Mr. Drums,” with his elaborate drum rudiments and arrangements weaving together a sonic adventure of tempo and chord shifts, scat singing melodies, and unpredictable twists and turns. The arrangements are inventive and adventurous, the melodies are intricate and engaging, and instrumental prowess rides at a constant high throughout the album, with Burrage and his cast free to improvise and explore. Produced by Burrage and recorded and mastered at several studios, the album flows along smoothly and sounds clean and pristine. “Heal” is a sonic joyride that reveals more nuances with each listen; it’s an impressive set by jazz adventurers who clearly know their turf. (The CD can be obtained through Ronnie Burrage’s website, http://ronnieburrage.biz.) AMERICAN BABIES - “KNIVES AND TEETH” (The Royal Potato Family) Formed in 2007, American Babies is the band vehicle for singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Hamilton to explore, experiment and indulge his song creations. On their latest full-length album, “Knives and Teeth”, Hamilton shares feelings and observations on a myriad of life situations, set against a multi-tiered musical backdrop that fuses together rock, folk, punk, worldbeat, blues and more. Hamilton offers an edgy, witty writing and singing style that recalls classic Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty; and his wordsmith skills successfully communicate the personal messages and themes conveyed through the disc’s ten songs. Coloring the songs is Hamilton’s core cast of keyboardist Adam Flicker and drummer David Butler, plus a number of guest performers and backing singers. Opening the disc on a hopeful note is the worldbeat-toned “When I Build My Fortune,” a song about sharing lessons learned. The folksy “This Thing Ain’t Going Nowheres” ponders accountability and the concept of ‘no deposit-no return,’ while the rootsy “They Sing ‘Old Time Religion’” examines spirituality and setting one’s own moral compass. American Babies plays the tattletale on the shadowy “”Cold Blooded,” dodges being the target on the rollicking “Bullseye Blues,” and rails against mass media agendas on the harder-hitting “Fire Sale.” The melodies are catchy and captivating, and American Babies changes up the flavors for each track, keeping the disc interesting from start to end. Produced by Hamilton, the songs are cleverly arranged, and the mixes are balanced and busy for each song. “Knives and Teeth” is an engaging listen, as American Babies provides edgy, intelligent songs and multiple angles of attack. (The CD can be obtained through the group’s website, www.americanbabies.net.)
—all CDs reviewed by Jim Price
Send your CDs to be Reviewed to: JIM PRICE 1104 S. CATHERINE STREET ALTOONA, PA 16602 PA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE PO BOX 362 MILLERSTOWN, PA 17062 September, 2014
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Call 570-898-0800 to get started.
CLASSIFIED NOTES Absolute kit, SWR 7 GK bass amps, Marshall half stack, Fender twin & Bassman guitar amps, Hammond B-3, Yamaha C7 grand piano. Authorized Pro Tool dealers. CD/DVD duplication on site FOR RENT: Indoor spaces 3 CCC Video Services. 5.1 available for bands seeking surround mixing. places to practice. Located in $300 per day. Marysville. Call Earl at 717www.datamusicsvcs.com, 379-2168. Altoona PA. Phone 814-944-2406. WANTED: WE PAY CASH for used guitars, amps, RIGHT COAST effects, etc!!! Call Matt at RECORDING: State of the Creter Guitar Shop, art vintage recording Jonestown at 717-865-3677. environment with years of We also do guitar repairs and experience and a long list of have a variety of lessons satisfied customers. available. www.rightcoastrecording.co m Phone 717-560-1530. WANTED: Vintage guitars, basses, amps, banjos, etc. WANTED TO BUY: Piano Fender, Gibson, Martin, sheet music. Call 717-250Rickenbacker, Gretsch, etc. 4798. Top dollar paid! Call Player’s Exchange at 717-975-2385 or DRUM LESSONS: with stop by and see us at 225 S. Jeremy Hummel now at 3 Third St. Lemoyne, PA. Locations: Selinsgrove Home Email: email@example.com. Studio, Dale’s Drum Shop (Harrisburg), and The Perfect THE BEST VALUE FOR 5th (Mechanicsburg). Jeremy YOUR RECORDING is the original drummer for DOLLAR: platinum selling artist Celebrating our 29th year in Breaking Benjamin. He has business. Pro Tools, over 15 years experience as HD3/Accel, 192k Interface, 2 an educator, professional inch 24 track analog, 16 musician and is a regular channels of API outboard mic contributor to “Modern pres, Yamaha Maple Custom Drummer” magazine.
FOR LEASE: 5 bunk sleeper Mercedes-Benz Sprinter available for lease. Will be coming to Pennsylvania & Ohio area Spring/Summer of 2014. Please visit: www.cartertransport.shutterfl y.com, www.facebook.com/busmana gement or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions. (8/14) FOR SALE: Music Store, complete stock and displays. Moe’st Everything Muse 825 Ann Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.Call 570-223-6900 shop or 570-350-2962 cell. FAMOUS CUTS: Are you a talented hairstylist? Tired of only making a small percentage of your services? Well, make a change for the better and call Jerry at
Famous Cuts in Lemoyne. You can make your own hours, and earn high commission on everything you do. Call Jerry today!! 717-761-5050. CONTROL FREAK SOUND. Want top-notch sound at your next show? Call Jerry Martin at Control Freak Sound! Pro gear, pro attitude. You’ll sound so good, you just may start your own fan club! 717-465-8120
50% of your show must be performed with an acoustic guitar. Musical genre is not important. Would prefer someone playing the northeast circuit but will consider artists playing in larger local markets. Anyone interested should contact me. Please post and share this anyplace you think would be appropriate. Brian Howard Guitars 717-566-9883 www.brianhowardguitars.co m
WANTED: ARTIST to sponsor. This deal includes one of my guitars as well as maintenance on your other instruments. To be considered for this sponsorship you must be a working musician (band) playing a minimum of 8 gigs per month over the past year and have future bookings showing this to be a continuing schedule. At least
WANTED: Worship Leader / Music director / paid position Harmony Church, Dillsburg is seeking an experienced Worship Leader / Music director. Duties include weekly music and video selection along with strong ability to lead Sunday service playing contemporary Christian worship music continued on next pg...
Deadline for October issue...
September 20th Please call 717.444.2423 to reserve your spac September, 2014
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Classifieds continued... along with occasional traditional hymns. Congregation size under 100. Paid position with pro sound
/ video system and operating team in place. Please contact email@example.com rg.
Please say, “I saw your ad in the P E N N S Y LVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE”
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE: FOR SALE: Personal Collection 7,200 Country 45’s with origianl papers and picture sleeves. Very good condition, asking $1,800. 814-765-1222. Ask for Don.
FOR SALE: 700 33 1/3 Records all in sleeves for $100; 700 45’s records all in sleeves for $100; 175 45 records all in sleeves they are Variety and Comedy all for $150. 717-567-3700. FOR SALE: Tascam 380 24 track recording board with V.O. meters, $500. 717-6274800. FOR SALE: Mastering cassette recorders like new, $35 to $35 each. 717-6274800.
FOR SALE: Peavey 215 bass cabinet. Excellent condition, 4 ohm 600 watts. $300 570412-7614. FOR SALE: PA system; 4 base bins 2 mid’s and 2 high’s 1300 watts crossover and effects 3000 or best offer Newport 717-567-9426 FOR SALE: Carvin bass rig less than 5 months old,barely used. BX700 head,(2) BR210 cabinets. $600 570-412-7614. FOR SALE: Martin D-35 1975, one owner, factory installed Fishman Ellipse Blend, excellent condition, text for photos questions, original case, beautiful aged Martin, Lititz pickup only. $2000. 717-368-7255. FOR SALE: Clean, excellent
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
shape vintage Rogers Drum set. Three Roto’s, four mounted, one floor. One snare. One kick, three cymbals, Hi Hat, all Zildjan, all hardware. 717-303-4211. FOR SALE: Marshall 1960 top cab, $400. Marshall MG 100 amp with MG 4x132 bottom cab, $400; Peavy 100 superam amp with Hughes Kettner 4x12 cab, $500. 717303-4211. FOR SALE: PA Equipment new alto sub’s mid’s, high’s Yamaha board, small 16 channel. Rack equpment also to complete package with cables, stands. Home equip. Play out! 717-303-4211. continued on next pg...
Classifieds continued... FOR SALE: Compressor/limiters. Aphex 720 Dominator II, DBX 266XL, Drawmer 241L. Leave message. 610-4880914. FOR SALE: Microphones. (2) AKG C-391 B condensers. Excellentcondition, low price. Bass roll off and-10db attenuation. Includes clips, foam windscreen, cables and protective cases. 610-4880914. FOR SALE: Multitrack recorders. Tascam. (3) DA88’s, (1) DA-38 and (1) RC848. Includes sync cables w/balanced snakes, rack cases and custom oak remote
control stand. Leave message. 610-488-0914. FOR SALE: Multi effects processors: t.c.electronics M5000 w/digitaloptions. Lexicon LXP-5 w/MRC. Leave message 610-488-0914 FOR SALE: DI box. ProCo CB-1. $20 Leave message 610-488-0914 Record video of your band from the stage or Front of Housesound board. Attach any camera to these unique CAMERA MOUNTS. 610488-0914
original shipping box. Records at 44.1 khz 610-4880914 FOR SALE: Complete gig ready drum kit with Sabian AAXplosion cymbals and hard cymbal case. Double braced Yamaha, PDP and Gibraltar cymbal stands, 5 piece Gretsch Wine Red acoustic drums with Pearl chrome snare. Rock n soc throne with back rest, Ridge Rider “rock” cowbell, Peavey drum mics with case and
cables, bass mic stand, Phonix PA system with speaker stands and mic, padded travel cases for the drums, 4 duffle bags for the hardware. DW 5000 hi hat stand and double bass pedal with travel case, DB drummers shoes, 2 brand new pair Vic Firth sticks and a 6’ x 8’ rubber backed drum rug. There are no scratches, rust or tarnish on anything. Over $4000 invested. Will take $2000 CASH. Contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR SALE: Snarling Dogs fire Bawl Wah Peddle $65; Martin Stinger SPX Black Lespaul $300; Vox AC30HW2X handwired guitar amp $1700; Marshall 1974x reissue mint. $1500; Alesis Microverb 4 Effects Processor - $100; Alesis Quadraverb 2 Dual Channel Digital Effects Processor $150; Alesis quadraverb excellent condition $75; Behringer Eurorack Pro RX1602 Rackmount $100; Rocktron HUSH Super C
Guitar Noise Reduction $100; TC ELECTRONIC G MAJOR guitar processor $200; ADA MP1 High Gain Tube Preamp with Chorus $300. Email: email@example.com FOR SALE: Peavey LB1200 par 64 midi and dmx controled lights with gels, 2 bars with 4 lights each. work great $250. Ph. 717-248-8739 email: firstname.lastname@example.org continued on next pg...
FOR SALE: DAT Recorder. Panasonic SV-3500 in very good working and cosmetic condition. Includes power cable, wired remote and
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Classifieds continued... FOR SALE: Hammond Proline 860 Leslie, With foot pre-amp and Leslie 11 pin cable, All in great condition! $600. Phone 717-248-8739 Email: email@example.com FOR SALE: 07 Ludwig Classic maple, silver sparkle, small lugs, 6.5x14 (never used), 8x10, 8x12, 14x14, 16x16, 14x22, single braced modular hardware, hi hat, 3 cymbal stands, one boom, two mini booms, one stacker, 814 pedal. I have the original boxes for all of the drums. Drums are in excellant condition, except for normal bass drum rim wear, and very minor case rash for the hardware. $2200. 570-8815399.
WANTED: Worship Leader / Music director / paid position Harmony Church, Dillsburg is seeking an experienced Worship Leader / Music director. Duties include weekly music and video selection along with strong ability to lead Sunday service playing contemporary Christian worship music along with occasional traditional hymns. Congregation size under 100. Paid position with pro sound / video system and operating team in place. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org rg. WANTED: Seeking 2nd Guitar player and Bass player to join Chris Bell Band. Call Chris at Rainbow Music in State College 813-234-5860.
FOR SALE: Equipment. Various types of Hardware and other Drum related Items Tama, Pearl, Gibraltar, Dw too much to list contact Dwayne Reed after 5 pm 570-573-0388.
WA N T E D : Guitarist. Established working variety band seeks guitarist with vocals. Is easy going,team player, who enjoys collaborating with serious , lighthearted musicians who entertaining mature audiences. 610-374-6738
WANTED: Keyboard or guitar player for professional variety cover band. Must
have ability to play Boston, Paramore, Journey, Styx. C h e c k o u t Facebook.com/lizkromethesu rge or Call 717-579-8025 WANTED: Experimental solo metal project, Thunderlizard seeks guitarist, bassists, keyboardist, and vocalist. email@example.com WANTED: Harrisburg area metal cover band looking for Bassist, lead Guitar, and Vo c a l s . We’re putting together a new band! Already in place are former drummer of EBENEZER SCREW and KAMORA, and former Guitarist of TROUBLE WALKIN and KAMORA. 717-525-0014 WA N T E D : M u s i c i a n s . Drummer from Lebanon wanting to start a hard rock/metal band. Have place To jam. Ages I seek are 2130. My email firstname.lastname@example.org WANTED: Rhythm Guitar Player with Vocals for Rock, Metal Covers, Originals band “Ready To Play Out Live!”, Contact Aaron by cell at 484369-9130.
WANTED: Reforming Rock band looking for guitarist. Originals and covers. Rehearse in Kingston. Have fun and play out NOT tour. If interested contact email@example.com 570751-9122 WANTED:Reforming Rock band looking for bassist. Originals and covers. Rehearse in Kingston. Have fun and play out NOT tour. If interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org 570751-9122 WANTED: Lead Guitarist for original hard rock / metal band in Spring Grove, PA. Ready to play out! Call Mike 717- 433-3459.
AVAILABLE: Blues, folk, roots, Americana, or electro BASS PLAYER available. 20+ years of experience, including jazz, Hungarian music. Electric fretted/fretless, some upright bass. 570-441-0305. AVAILABLE: Rock ‘N’ Rollin’ guitarist belting out what most can’t or don’t want to learn. I’m disappointed looking for quality players that can make the grade. 717303-4211. AVAILABLE: Professional Drummer looking for professional working and to tour. i have management and equipment sponsors. Can bring lots to the table. If serious let’s talk! 631-4285494 or 570-254-8142.
WANTED: Professional Drummer looking for professional musicians. US tour followed by World Tour. Have management, equipment sponsors and more. Full time gig. If qualified let’s talk. 631-4285494 or 570-254-8142.
AVAILABLE: Versatile Bass Player available with strong vocals for fill-in or position in classic, modern rock band or acoustic. Have good equipment, transportation. 35 years experience. 610-4513824
AVA I L A B L E : Female vocalist looking to start rock band in Lancaster County. Musicians ages-40-60, genre
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
1960’s-today. Experienced and dedicated only need apply. 717-682-4987 AVAILABLE: Professional rock drummer available in Altoona area for established working band. 30+ years, Covers, Originals, and Studio, most recent: Half Tempted, Hy-Tyde, Erik @ 814-381-5312. AVAILABLE: Bass player with over 30 years experience available, based in Lancaster, PA. Samples of work available. 508- 735-8197 AVAILABLE: Blues, folk, roots, Americana, or electro BASS PLAYER available. 20+ years of experience, including jazz, Hungarian music. Electric fretted/fretless, some upright bass. 570-441-0305. AVAILABLE: Harrisburg area acoustic upright and electric bass player, singer/ songwriter looking to add to a duo or other. Enjoy country, bluegrass, folk or acoustic rock. Enjoy what I’m doing but miss the really strong harmony. Looking to be your third part for covers and continued on next pg...
Classifieds continued... originals. Call Mike 717565-0539 or email BigStringPKR@aol.com AVA I L A B L E : Rhythm Guitarist looking to join fun group playing 80’s style rock. Some originals too. State
College area. Early 40’s. Call anytime. 814-342-9123. AVAILABLE: Professional rock drummer in Altoona area for established working band. 30+ years, Covers, Originals, and Studio, most recent: Half Tempted, HyTyde. Call Erik @ 814-381-
5312. AVAILABLE: Bassist / strong lead and harmony vocals; Also play guitar and have originals: Available for working band or musical situation in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton area. Call David 570-899-2272.
The Pennsylvania Musician Magazine is designed in format as a publicity magazine for musicians, agents, and clubs. The interest it will generate will spark the renaissance of Pennsylvania’s local entertainment scene. That in turn, will make the Pennsylvania Musician Magazine the most informative and entertaining magazine Pennsylvania has to offer — Mission Statement by Whitey Noll November, 1982 (founder/publisher/musician) And that my friends, is what has happened. —Editor Robin Noll
DEADLINE for October 2014 issue... Saturday, September 20th. Please call 717.444.2423 to join with us to make Pennsylvania’s Entertainment Scene be amazing!
PENNSYLVANIA MUSICIAN MAGAZINE
Published on Sep 1, 2014
The PA Musician Magazine is a FREE publication with 14,000 copies distributed throughout Pennsylvania. We support local music anyway we can....