Not an Unlucky Weekend for Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 13 through Thursday, April 19.

Don’t let fears of bad luck on Friday the 13th curtail your plans to take in some live music on area stages this weekend, as there are fun events and noteworthy performers worth checking out.

Among the weekend highlights are a benefit event at the Bavarian Aid Society on Saturday evening. Presented by the Altoona Parrothead Club, The “Woody’s ‘Just Juan More III’ Cabin Fever Benefit” starts at 7 p.m. in the upstairs hall of the Bavarian Aid Society, and features entertainment from This Albatross with special guests Cousin Mike and UnWired (formerly Down to the Wire). The event will also feature a silent auction, 50/50 drawings, a basket raffle, food and drink specials. Proceeds from the benefit will help out individuals and families in need in the Altoona area. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door.

Area stages feature a number of performers this weekend; among them D.D. & the Pub Crawlers, Dave Villani & Steve Oswalt, Seas We Fear to Sail, Giants Of Science, Lauren & Joe, Hops & Vines and more. Check the listings below for more details.

And a Sunday night ‘sleeper’ show worth noting…Lansing, Michigan-based heartland rockers The Devil’s Cut return to McGarvey’s to perform their brand of blue-collar original rock. During their first visit to McGarvey’s last year, The Devil’s Cut introduced a gritty, hard-edged, melody-based sound with lyrical themes about hard economic times in rust-belt cities like Lansing. Fans of Bruce Springsteen-styled blue-collar rock might find this a show well worth checking out. The show begins at 7 p.m.

For outdoor shows, in the event of inclement weather, please call or use social media to check ahead to make sure the show is still taking place, especially if you are driving any distance to attend.

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 4/13:

D.D. & the Pub Crawlers at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

Happy Hour (Sarah Mellott & Tom Fix) at Altoona Grand Hotel, Altoona (starts 5 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Silencers at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Eric McCrum at The Dog House, Bellwood (starts 9 p.m.)

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

Colebrook Road and Kevin Kutz at Locality Gallery, Bedford (starts 7 p.m.)

The Evergreens at Olde Keg Bar & Grill, Portage (starts 9 p.m.)

Joe Caroff at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 7:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 4/14:

Dave & Steve at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Seas We Fear to Sail, Centralia and Off The Top Rope at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Giants Of Science at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10:30 p.m.)

R2B2 at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Woody’s “Just Juan More” Cabin Fever Benefit at Bavarian Aid Society (upstairs), Altoona; featuring This Albatross, Cousin Mike and ReWired (starts 7 p.m., proceeds benefit local families)

KB Express at Bavarian Aid Society (downstairs), Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Flashpoint at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.P

Hops & Vines at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Jampact at Williamsburg American Legion, Williamsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

The Chrome Hearts at Everett VFW, Everett (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Pleasantville VFW, Pleasantville (starts 9 p.m.)

Backlash at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

The Boomers at Huntingdon VFW, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Raining Blue at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

The Backyard Rockers at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Crossfire at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Second Street at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Negan at Rembrandt Club, St. Benedict (starts 9 p.m.)

The McCaulley Project at Portage Italian Club, Portage (starts 9 p.m.)

The Evergreens at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 7:30 p.m.)

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

SUNDAY AFTERNOON 4/15:

Altoona West African Drum Circle at Mission Central HUB (19th St. and 9th Ave.), Altoona (starts 4 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 4/15:

The Band OZ at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

The Devil’s Cut at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

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

TUESDAY NIGHT 4/17:

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

“Tuesday Night Therapy” at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 4/18:

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

THURSDAY NIGHT 4/19:

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

Open Stage Night with Rue Moyer at Green Bean Coffee, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Joe’s 58th Street Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

To report additional shows or corrections to this listing, email information to jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.

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