Backyard Beats

Feeling the Heat in Bedford!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, January 20 through Thursday, January 26. One of the weekend's highlights happens in Bedford on Saturday, with the annual "Feel the Heat" Chili and Soup Cookoff. Seven downtown Bedford businesses ...

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 ...

Happy New Year!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 30 through Thursday, January 5. This includes happenings for New Year's Eve. As we turn the page into the New Year, there are a number of live music events to help get us there. One of ...

Return of The Lampshades and Other “Winter Noise” This Weekend!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, December 2 through Thursday, December 8. Among the highlights of live music in the Altoona area during the next seven days is the return of indie-rockers The Lampshades to the Altoona area. They ...

Patched Together, Thanksgiving Live Music!

Below is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 18 through Thursday, November 24. One  big highlight of this weekend's live music slate is the sixth annual "Patched Together: A Day Of Music for the Healing Patch." This year's event ...

The Gallows, The Strayer Benefit, and Lil’ Rev Returns!

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, November 11 through Thursday, November 17. Several noteworthy events highlight this week's slate. Detroit, Michigan favorites The Goddamn Gallows bring their high-energy blend of Americana, ...