Looking for a Cabin Fever Cure This Weekend?
Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 13 through Thursday, January 19.
If you are seeking a cure to your cabin fever this weekend, numerous live music options are available on local and regional stages.
Saturday night is particularly busy in the Altoona area, with a number of area favorites on local stages. Flight 19 is at the Four Dees Lounge, R2B2 is at Family Pizza, Railroad City Murder Machines with guests Ed n’Born (actually, two-thirds of Born & the Beanstalk) is at McGarvey’s, Felix & the Hurricanes is at Hollidaysburg’s Old Canal Inn, and Bone Jacked ushers in live music at Chewy’s Pizza (formerly the Monkey Wharf) in Altoona. And as 30 Something has turned the page into the new Club Kryptonite in 2017, the expanded electric incarnation of acoustic 80s rockers Teazed brings their full firepower to the Kryptonite stage. Starting last spring as the acoustic trio of singer Justin Dell, guitarists Jason Berardi and Jim Mincin, Teazed recently expanded into a full-blown rock quintet with the additions of bassist Mike Stanley and drummer Shawn Gioiosa. The group will celebrate the electric 1980s hair-band era, with numbers from Poison, Def Leppard, Guns N’Roses and many more.
If you missed their CD-release shindig last weekend, local bluegrassers Mama Corn will continue the celebration of the release of their third CD, “Live and Learn,” when they entertain skiers and “Corn-stalkers” at the Blue Knob Clubhouse on Saturday afternoon. The group will do songs from the new album plus other favorites from their first two CD’s, and some surprise bluegrass takes on non-bluegrass numbers are always a possibility as well.
If you’re looking for some live music to chase the Pittsburgh Steelers’ playoff clash with Kansas City on Sunday afternoon, head to the Thirsty Dawg Taverne in Patton, where Jerry Carnicella, Bob Helbig and the Beatlemaniacs will whoop it up following the game with their celebration of the hits of the Fab Four, plus other 1960s and 1970s hits as well. The music starts at 4 p.m.
And under-the-radar Americana favorites Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band will return to the area on Thursday evening, performing during the first “Pizza Galore” celebration of the New Year at Horn O’Plenty Farm-to-Table Restaurant in Bedford. Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band (actually Megan’s husband, Byrne Klay) will fire up their rebellious, rowdy brand of Americana sounds, mixing elements of bluegrass, folk, punk rock, old-timey and dance music flavors. This group has toured throughout the eastern U.S., has been featured on PBS, and has grown a strong local following with their appearances at the Wills Mountain Festival in recent years. The music begins at 6 p.m., and Horn O’Plenty will accompany the music with a pizza buffet. Admission is $15 for both the music and buffet, or $5 for just the music.
Check out and support the area live music! And if you celebrate heavily while doing so, please designate a sober driver or call a taxi to get you home.
FRIDAY NIGHT 1/13:
Xs for Eyes (acoustic) at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Bill Ferrell at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Rokkandy at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Teazed at Stooges Pub & Grill, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)
Gordy Haluska at Pour On Center, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)
The Boomers at Ebensburg Moose, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)
D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at Schellsburg VFW. Schellsburg (starts 9:30 p.m.)
SATURDAY AFTERNOON 1/14:
Mama Corn at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 2 p.m.)
Whey Jennings at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 4 p.m.)
SATURDAY NIGHT 1/14:
“Clash of the Genres: 3” at The Anvil, Altoona; featuring Kevo Can’t Dance, The Cassettes, Condition Oakland, Orion’s Calling and E.N.D. (all ages, starts 6:30 p.m., $6 admission)
Teazed at Club Kryptonite (formerly 30 Something), Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)
R2B2 at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Flight 19 at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)
Ed n’Born and Railroad City Murder Machines at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)
Bone Jacked at Chewy’s Pizza (formerly Monkey Wharf), Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)
Pop Harker’s Raging Slagg at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Down to the Wire at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Old Canal Inn, Hollidaysburg (starts 9 p.m.)
Bill Ferrell at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Stormy at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Reboot at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)
Ron “Music Man” Balestino at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)
Fueled By Ignorance (acoustic) at R & J’s Tavern, Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)
Jae Smith at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)
The Reflections at Red’s BBQ, Portage (starts 10 p.m.)
Alex Clark at The Last Chance Tavern (formerly Ol Skool Tavern), Portage (starts 10 p.m.)
Strings Radio at Jamestown Rod & Gun Club, Portage (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Glenn Henry at Pour On Center, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)
Rust at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)
The Chrome Hearts at Port Matilda American Legion, Port Matilda (starts 9 p.m.)
SUNDAY AFTERNOON 1/15:
The Beatlemaniacs at Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton (starts 4 p.m.)
SUNDAY NIGHT 1/15:
Ron “Music Man” Balestino at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
The Band OZ at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)
TUESDAY NIGHT 1/17:
Open Mic with the Backyard Rockers at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)
Borrowed Time at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT 1/18:
Jam Night at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
THURSDAY NIGHT 1/19:
Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Michael O’Brian Band at Molly Maguire’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)
Megan Jean and the KFB at Horn O’Plenty Restaurant, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)
Open Stage Night at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (in the Dungeon, starts 7 p.m.)
(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)
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