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We The Kings Off the Rails This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 12 through Thursday, April 18. Among this weekend's live music highlights is Penn State Altoona's annual "Ivyside Off the Rails: Music and Art Festival," which will happen Sunday evening at ...

The Reverend Brings the Heat Again!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, April 5 through Thursday, April 11. One of the big highlights on area stages this weekend is the return of national recording act The Reverend Horton Heat, conducting another service of the church of ...

Good Grief! Lots of Live Music This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 29 through Thursday, April 4. Lots of local favorites populate area stages this weekend and upcoming week. Zach Wade & the Good Grief return to action on Altoona stages both Friday and ...

Swingin’ Utters Return This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 22 through Thursday, March 28. Among the highlights on area stages this weekend, influential California punk rock group Swingin' Utters return to perform at McGarvey's on Friday night. First ...

Beware the Ides of St. Patrick This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 15 through Thursday, March 21. Of course, this weekend is all about the wearing of the green, eating copious amounts of corned beef, cabbage and Lucky Charms, and brandishing Irish derby hats, ...

Singing For Survivors, Feel the Heat and Punkfest This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 8 through Thursday, March 14. A number of interesting and fun live music-related events take place during this weekend and upcoming week. For starters, Altoona's Greenbean Coffee House is ...

Toasters and Tossers This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 1 through Thursday, March 7. McGarvey's will be a busy venue this weekend, as they bring in two influential and pioneering bands on Friday and Saturday nights. New York-based ska music pioneers ...

Valentine’s Leftovers and Riding the Mysterytrain!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 15 through Thursday, February 21. With Valentine's Day just passed, several Valentine's-themed dances and music events will take place this weekend, and some are in the listing below. Central ...

Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 8 through Thursday, February 14. Seasonal occasions provide the themes for some of the live music happenings during this weekend and upcoming week. McGarvey's celebrates the start of the ...

Semi-Supervillains, Fyre and Vision to None On Stage This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, February 1 through Thursday, February 7. Among live music happenings on local stages this weekend is the first local appearance of Pittsburgh area rockers the Semi-Supervillains, who perform on Friday ...

B-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-ring The Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 25 through Thursday, January 31. Winter's other shoe has dropped, and snow, ice and bitter cold have made their arrivals in central Pennsylvania. With more brutal cold temperatures in the ...

Winter Storm Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 18 through Thursday, January 24. The big topic of conversation heading into this weekend is the major winter weather event that is expected to impact the region beginning on Saturday afternoon. ...

A Vulgar Display of Penntera This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 11 through Thursday, January 17. Among the performances hitting area stages this weekend is a treat for fans of the extreme power metal of Pantera, as southcentral PA-based Pantera tribute ...

‘Twas the Weekend Before New Year’s Eve!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 28 through Thursday, January 3. As the world turns the page into a New Year within the next few days, there will be live music to accompany it on the area stages. Monday night, New Year's Eve, ...

‘Twas the Weekend Before Christmas!”

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 21 through Thursday, December 27. The weekend before the Christmas holiday has some special happenings on area stages worth checking out. Two of those events happen in succession on Friday ...

Toys For Tots, Sauce Boss This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 7 through Thursday, December 13. Christmas season often means Toys for Tots benefits on the area music scene, and one will take place on an Altoona stage Friday night. Local country performers ...

Park N’ Rock and Brass Monkeys This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 30 through Thursday, December 6. Among the live music highlights this weekend is the fourth annual Park N'Rock fundraiser for Central Blair Recreation. The event happens on Friday evening at ...

Patched Together, Turkey Eve Happenings!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 16 through Thursday, November 22. Several noteworthy events are happening on area live music stages this weekend and upcoming week, especially heading toward the Thanksgiving holiday. The 8th ...

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 ...

Indoor Live Music!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 2 through Thursday, November 8. The outdoor fall festivals are now in the rear view mirror, and live music has moved back indoors for the cold weather season. So pick out a show from the many ...