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Live Music Is Back on Monday Nights

July 21, 2008 - Jim Price

It's the commonly-held notion that Mondays generally stink.  It's back to work, school, household chores or whatever else is your own personal "grind."  Recently, though, live music has returned to Monday nights in the Altoona area, to provide a chance to unwind after surviving the first day of the new work or school week.

Pellegrine's recently started providing live music on Monday nights, returning a tradition the venue had done for several years during the early- to mid-90's.  The music starts every Monday night at 10 PM.

At least one of the current rotation of Pellegrine's Monday night performers is a carryover from the previous inception of Monday night performers.  Former Sidewalk Romeo singer Adam "D" DiFlaviano entertains both as a solo artist who sings and plays keys, and as half of the duo Shark Bite, alongside "Big" Jim Ricotta on acoustic guitar and vocals.  Jim is also part of another duo that performs in the Monday night rotation, Big Jim & Bad Daze Rob, which pairs Jim with Bad Daze lead singer Rob Carolus.

Each of these performing entities carries a wide and diverse arsenal of song material spanning classic and current rock, country, blues, surprises and more.  Adam D is always good for a few surprises on any given night he performs, including his "lounge"-styled performances of songs from such non-lounge artists as Nirvana, Michael Jackson and more; Adam also can break out song material from obscure band names such as Triumvirat, Ultravox and more.  Adam, Shark Bite and Big Jim & Bad Daze Rob all encourage audience requests and participation, and provide a friendly, happy-go-lucky presentation.

So if you need to unwind after a rough Monday, Pellegrine's again is featuring live music every Monday night.  And their wings are pretty darn good, too.

Pellegrine's is located at 1330 Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona.  For more information, call 943-9223.

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Adam D, during an April Pellegrine's performance.