KIX is Coming Back to Central PA

Kix

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

Tigerbomb

A rock power trio from Lancaster, PA, Tigerbomb is made up of three musicians who also happen to be brothers. With a sound drawn from a vast range of influences, the group proudly declares themselves to be “genre free”, although they do trend towards the heavier side of the alternative spectrum. Released in March 2013, … 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

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

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

Wired Live

With a playlist that transcends many rock sub-genres, a lead vocalist role that is ever-revolving throughout the show, and a solid edge of melodic rock, Wired performs an entertaining live act. The band performs covers from Elvis Presley to Kid Rock, from Lynard Skynard to Smash Mouth and various acts along the rock pantheon in … 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

Dave Uosikkinen

The signature sounds that have defined The Hooters for over three decades would not be possible without the rhythm section laying down those ska and reggae beats. While there have been several bassists in the band over that time period, and even a percussionist for a short time in the early days, the constant through … Read More