Good Grief! Live Music This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 7 through Thursday, April 13.

Among the live music highlights during this weekend and upcoming week is a special video shoot event at McGarvey’s on Friday night with rising local group Zach Wade & the Good Grief. This group – namesake, singer and guitarist Zach Wade, lead guitarist Rogan Allen, bassist Devin Pierce and drummer Keegan Allen – has been escalating in popularity since arriving on area stages early last year. The group issued its debut EP in January, and recently won an opening slot at Penn State’s prestigious annual Movin’ On Festival on April 28, where they will be opening for Two Door Cinema Club and All Time Low. Their video shoot event at McGarvey’s starts at 10 p.m., and will feature special guests Chet Denny and V!$@.

The Anvil in Altoona will be busy during the next few days. Pittsburgh-based, female-led doom-rock group Cruces will headline “Psyche-Doom Night” on Saturday, a triple-bill that also features Black Sun and The Warmingtons. Touring national punk/power-pop group American Pin Up visits The Anvil on Wednesday, headlining a bill that also features One Adam 12, X’s For Eyes, The Snips and Pink Belly. And AnEmergencyScene presents a show on Thursday evening featuring the first Altoona appearances of Post Season and Walkney in more than a year. Also on the bill will be Lincoln, Something More and Tadwilder.

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 Wine Down” with Ride the Song at Oak Spring Winery, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

100 Proof at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Zach Wade & the Good Grief, Chet Denny and V!$@ at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Washington Slept Here at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Heidelberg Club, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Gathering Coffeehouse at Hollidaysburg First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Lizzie & the Yeehaw Gang at Horn O Plenty Restaurant, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Bruce Schettig at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

Prude at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Rik Golden at Pour On Center, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)


Kenny Fetterman at Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford (starts 12 noon)

Jae Smith at Oriental Ballroom, Gallitzin (Because We Care Foundation Basket Raffle, music starts 1 p.m.)


“Psyche-Doom Night” at The Anvil, Altoona; featuring Cruces, Black Sun and The Warmingtons (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher Trio at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Bone Jacked at Chewy’s Pizza, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Matt Wagner at Cesare Battisti, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Johnny Bayush at Primanti Bros., Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Shallow 9 at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

Stormy at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Kenny Fetterman at Bedford Elks, Bedford (starts 5 p.m.)

Happy Hour (Tommy Fix & Sarah Mellott) at Twisted Trout, Bedford (starts 8 p.m.)

Backlash at Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Tom “Ying” Yannitelli at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6 p.m.)

Kenny & Mike Jubas at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Born & the Beanstalk at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Bazooka Joe at JD’s Wild Cherry Inn, Portage (starts 10 p.m.)

The Evergreens at Pour On Center, Ebensburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Ganister at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 10 p.m.)


Second Sunday Ukulele Jam at Catalyst Space, Altoona (starts 2 p.m.)


Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Phil Steele & Rogan Allen at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

The Band OZ at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)


Open Mic with the Backyard Rockers at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

Jam Night at Magoo’s, Cresson (starts 10 p.m.)


American Pinup, One Adam 12, X’s for Eyes, The Snips and Pink Belly at The Anvil, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Jam Night at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Joe & Mary’s Tavern, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)


AnEmergencyScene presents: Post Season, Walkney, Lincoln, Something More and Tadwilder at The Anvil, Altoona (all ages, starts 5 p.m.)

Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Open Mic Night at Pour On Center, Ebensburg (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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