Tragedy Returns…

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 9 through Thursday, November 15.

Tragedy returns to the area live music scene this weekend. But it is not bad news…New York City’s heavy metal tribute to the Bee Gees, Tragedy, returns to McGarvey’s on Friday night. This group quickly won local fans during their initial June appearance at McGarvey’s during Pennsylvania Roundhouse Rally weekend. Billed as the “All Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond,” Tragedy takes the heavy metal genre to places it has never been to before – that is, applying crunchy guitars, booming beats, searing guitar solos, big hair and spandex to the dance-happy late 1970s era of the Bee Gees, disco and pop. The Tragedy roster of Disco Mountain Main, Mo-Royce Peterson, Andy Gibbous Waning, Garry Bibb and The Lord Gibbeth (plus utility infielder and towel boy Lance) will transform Bee Gees hits such as the group’s title song “Tragedy,” “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin’ Alive,” “You Should Be Dancing” and “Woman In Love,” while also putting pedal to the metal on disco-era songs from the film “Grease,” Neil Diamond, Lipps Inc., Toto and more. Caution: those in attendance may never hear these hits in the same way again! Local hair band tribute favorites Hair Force One will open the show, which begins at 9 p.m.

If you wish to start getting into the spirit of the upcoming holiday season early, the Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society presents a Toys for Tots Auction on Saturday evening. The event is open to the public; admission/donation is $5 or a new, unwrapped toy, with all proceeds going to Toys for Tots. There will numerous items to bid on, plus live music following the auction from The McCaulley Project. The festivities begin at 6 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 11/9:

Tragedy: Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees with Hair Force One at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Night Train at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Newburg Firehall, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

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

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

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

Rue Moyer at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 7 p.m.)

Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ at Everett VFW, Everett (starts 9 p.m.)

The Boomers at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Pat “Mingo” Lidwell at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Krazy Kat Daddies at Patton American Legion, Patton (starts 9:30 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Our Station House, Ebensburg (starts 8:30 p.m.)

SATURDAY NIGHT 11/10:

Last Stand at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

It Is Written, Deadside and Reign of Z at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

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

Bodacious B at Trianon Bar & Grille, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

The McCaulley Project at Unter Uns, Altoona (following Toys for Tots Auction which starts at 6 p.m., $5 donation or a new unwrapped toy, open to the public)

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

Ed N’Born at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Happy Hour (Sarah Mellott and Tom Fix) at Main Street Cafe, Alexandria (starts 8 p.m.)

This Albatross at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

100 Proof at Saxton Sportsmen’s Club, Saxton (starts 9 p.m.)

Star 69 at Bedford Elks, Bedford (starts 9 p.m.)

Seize Fire at Bloody Run Social Club, Everett (starts 9 p.m.)

2nd Street at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 7 p.m.)

White Shadow at Cresson American Legion, Cresson (Veteran’s Day Dinner Dance – tickets sold out)

Jae Smith at Park Avenue Pub, Patton (starts 10 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Hastings VFW, Hastings (starts 10 p.m.)

The Piano Man at Northern Cambria VFW, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)

SUNDAY NIGHT 11/11:

Eric Delozier & friends at Family Pizza, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Eric Ian Farmer and friends at Slep Center, Penn State Altoona (starts 8 p.m., free admission)

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

White Shadow at Patton VFW, Patton (starts 7 p.m.)

TUESDAY NIGHT 11/13:

Adam D and friends at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 11/14:

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

Open Mic Night with Rick Ramsey at Patton Eagles, Patton (starts 8 p.m.)

THURSDAY NIGHT 11/15:

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

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

Lauren & Joe at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Eric McCrum at Holiday Bowl Strike Zone Bar & Grille, Altoona (starts 8:30 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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