KIX is Coming Back to Central PA


Thirty plus years ago, in 1981, the Maryland based band, KIX came to Sunbury, PA for the first time. At that time “The Dirty Boys of the Underground” played at the legendary Market Street movie theater, The Strand. Since then, the rock band has adopted this area as their own, performing from 2012-2015 the classic … Read More

Seeds and Thorns by Up the Chain album review

October 31, 2013 By Ric Albano Seeds and Chains is an engaging new album by Philadelphia area folk artist Up the Chain. Led by front man and creator Reed Kendall, the album employs some of the most talented musicians in the Philly area for this entertaining and rewarding musical journey. There is hardly a weak … Read More

Rooftop Concert

The Badlees performed a unique show last night on the rooftop of the brand new 1500 building in downtown Harrisburg. This was a sort of pre-release party complete with food, drinks, and a fantastic birds-eye of downtown Harrisburg and points beyond. The official release of their new double CD, Epiphones and Empty Rooms, will be … Read More

Slaughter Playing Central Pa.

September 20, 2013 by Travis Fisher Rock group Slaughter will be visiting the Susquehanna Valley on Saturday, October 5th when they perform at the Hummels Wharf Fire Company in Selinsgrove, Pa. Formed in Las Vegas in 1988, the group consists of guitarist/vocalist Mark Slaughter, bassist Dana Strum, drummer Blas Elias and lead guitarist Jeff “Blando” … Read More

The Badlees at Briggs

  Briggs Farm Blues Festival 2013 July 15, 2013 By Ric Albano and Gary Neiswender On Saturday evening, The Badlees performed on the “back porch” stage during the Briggs Farm Blues Festival. While many wondered prior to the show how the long time Pennsylvania pop/rock group would go over at this Blues festival, the band … Read More

The Hooters Appreciation Day

A couple of weeks ago, the Pennsylvania State Senate voted on a resolution to declare April 30th “Hooters Music Appreciation Day” in the state. The resolution, sponsored by Senator Daylin Leach, passed unanimously and The Hooters have cemented their place in the PA history books. The band accepted the award today and celebrated the occasion … 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

Darcie Miner Sounds Like Summer

The sun has been bright and the skies have been blue, but for me it didn’t feel quite like summer until Thursday, June 14th. You see, at the beginning of almost every summer in recent memory I have seen Pennsylvania’s best kept secret, Darcie Miner, perform. So it was not until I saw her on … Read More

Sound Off for Vets 2012

With injury reports from the Middle East no longer prominent in the news, wounded service members may feel like they have been forgotten. But the Wounded Warrior Project has been established to make sure America’s finest are never forgotten. Lebanon musician Chris Nelson has been doing his part by organizing the concert series Sound Off … Read More