Enough with the Kickstarter!

June 6, 2013 By Michael Giblin Ok, it’s raining, I’m slightly hung-over, and I’ve been listening to punk rock all morning, so that can only mean one thing – here comes an unsolicited rant… Friends, fellow artists and musicians…enough with the Kickstarter already! It’s played out, done, pointless, and probably doing you more harm than … Read More

Too Old to Rock and Roll?

The other day, a Facebook friend posted something that really struck a chord. To paraphrase, he said something like he felt as though he was a 22 year old spirit stuck in a 42 year old body and openly wondered whether he should continue playing music. Another friend posted one of those cartoon sharing things … Read More

Summer Festival Season

Summer festival season is here! This is the time of year that live music is released from the dark, late-night confines of nightclubs and bars and flows into the great outdoors. Pennsylvania is a great place for outdoor summertime music. We have blues festivals happening in rural cornfields, folk music under the stars at wineries, … Read More

Local Music Debate

These articles were originally published at DAMES Of PA on its final day of publication, March 31, 2012. A Call to Action by Chris Nelson Now is the time for all musicians to come to the aid of their artform. I just read something that really pissed me off. This folk artist Linda Chorney, who … Read More

The Invisible Musicfest

NOTE: This article was originally published on the DAMES of Pa website. Sunday afternoon was a beautiful day to be outside. So, my family and I went to the Harrisburg riverfront to see our friend Chris Nelson perform. Chris is the organizer of Sound Off for Vets, which raises money for the Wounded Warriors Project. … Read More

Views from Behind the Merchandise Table

Originally published by DAMES of Pa. On March 27, we were treated to a fantastic night of local, original music at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg. The event was in honor of the 18th birthday of 97.3 The River and featured The Badlees along with the Darcie Miner Band, the Jellybricks and Pan.a.ce.a. The night … Read More