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Local Music Scene Jams to Help One of Its Own

March 19, 2008 - Jim Price
Last week, I reported on the Tony Janflone Jr. “That’s What Friends Are For” benefit concert in Pittsburgh, when some of that city’s biggest musical names donated their talents to help out one of their musical brethren.  This Thursday night at 30 Something (formerly City Limits) in Greenwood, a number of Altoona area musicians will donate their talents to help out a musician going through tough times.

Organized through local music website Rockpage, the Rockpage Jam will feature performances from a number of local bands and musicians, with door proceeds helping out Half Tempted drummer Steve McCulley.  Steve has been battling back problems the past few years, and had corrective surgery last summer.  However, recovery from that surgery has been slower and more troublesome than expected, preventing Steve from working or playing the drums to earn his living.  While Steve recuperates, local drum vet Clint Carothers (The Front, Riot Act, and most recently Ricky Lee) has been filling in for Steve in Half Tempted.

The Rockpage Jam will feature performances from Half Tempted, Mama Corn and acoustic duo Big Jim & Bad Daze Rob.  There will also be numerous jam sessions mixing various Rockpage member musicians and others; members of Felix & the Hurricanes, Bad Daze, FedUP, Spirit Lost, Slacker Theory and more will be taking part.  These Rockpage Jam benefits are always a good time, as audience members will witness musicians stepping outside the comfort zones of their regular band projects and stretching their musical horizons alongside other musicians.  It will be good music and camaraderie to help out a good cause.

The donation at the door is $3.

30 Something is located at 1524 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard, at the traffic light in Greenwood.  For information, call 296-2680.   

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Steve McCulley of Half Tempted, during the 2006 End Of Summer Jam benefit concert at the Cresson Sportsmen's Club.


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