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Trick or Treat on Area Stages!

October 26, 2012 - Jim Price
Halloween is the big attraction on many area stages this weekend, as Halloween parties galore will entice many area music fans – and musicians – to don costumes. Many venues will be hosting costume contests as part of their Halloween festivities, so if you attend clad in your best outfit, you might win a prize!

If you want to get your “Time Warp” on, Aldo’s Lounge will present their second annual showing of that time-honored Halloween season classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” this Friday night. Aldo’s will show the actual 1975 film starring Tim Curry on a projection screen overlooking the main stage, with the band Rain Must Fall performing select songs from the production; the group will play after the film as well.

Beyond the festivus of Halloween this weekend, a special benefit concert will take place at Altoona’s UVA Club this Sunday afternoon, October 28. Proceeds from the show will benefit 35-year-old Jeremy Weyandt. Weyandt, the son of Boomers (and former Fabulous Flashbacks) singer Kathy Niedenthal, was born with cystic fibrosis, and underwent a double-lung transplant last month at UPMC Medical Center in Pittsburgh. The concert to help Weyandt will begin at 1 p.m., and will feature performances from The Backyard Rockers, The Boomers, The Randy Jackson Band, The House Band, R2B2, Big Mac and the Fries, Without Zerb and Flight 19. Donation will be $20; advanced tickets can be purchased at Dorman’s Jewelers and Thompson’s Pharmacy in Hollidaysburg.

Whether donning Halloween costume or not, always remember to designate a driver if you plan to consume alcohol, and don't drive if you've had too much to drink.

Here is a full listing for live music on area stages this weekend and the coming week:


Stephen Johnopolos at Raphael’s Steakhouse, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Born & the Beanstalk at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Borrowed Time at Salsa’s Mexican Grill, Bedford (Halloween party, starts 9 p.m.)

Conner Gilbert at Zach’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” with Rain Must Fall at Aldo’s, Altoona

Drew Dodson at Pellegrine’s, Altoona

Dakota Rose at Gallitzin IMS, Gallitzin (Halloween party, members and guests, starts 9:30 p.m.)

A.X.E. at Mugshotz, Gallitzin

Locked and Loaded at Magoo’s, Cresson

Jack and the Country Gentlemen at Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton

One Adam 12 at Jay’s Place, Ebensburg

Spiff Jeffy and the Freeze Line at Yesterday’s Party, Ebensburg

“Monster Mash Bash” with Sunset Strip at Madhatters, St. Boniface (Halloween party)

Washington Slept Here at D’Hitchin’ Post, Mann’s Choice


The Backyard Rockers at Blue Knob Conference Center, Blue Knob Ski Resort (trail run, band starts 1:30 p.m.)


AnEmergencyScene presents The Big Time, On The Run, Eyes Wide, Nothing to Prove, Becoming Friends with Lions, Nick Finochio, Tyler Hammel, Just Brittany, Wailing Puppet, Stu and the Bailout P’s and more (all ages, starts 5 p.m.)

Doug Whitfield at Raphael’s Steakhouse, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Ground Crew at Underdogs, Bellwood (starts 7 p.m.)

Dakota Rose at Saxton Sportsmen’s Club, Saxton (Halloween party, members and guests, starts 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Williamsburg Legion, Williamsburg

Fueled By Ignorance (F.B.I.) at Bedford Moose, Bedford (Halloween party, members and guests, starts 9:30 p.m.)

Xs For Eyes, The Whatleys and Railroad City Murder Machines at Aldo’s, Altoona

The Felons at Buccinese Society, Altoona

Half Tempted at Family Pizza

hot damn at Pellegrine’s, Altoona

Giants Of Science at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona

Without Zerb at Belmar Hotel, Altoona

Inside Out (ex-Kyx members) at Teriz Place, Altoona

Saving Jake and The Good Seeds at Glenn’s Place, Claysburg (Halloween party)

LeVeL at Judy’s Place, Shellsburg

Ganister at County Line Inn, Mount Union (Halloween Party)

Locked and Loaded at Sokols Club, Lilly (members and guests)

One Brick Shy at American Legion, Broad Top (starts 8:30 p.m.)

Born & the Beanstalk at Mugshotz, Gallitzin

R2B2 at Our Place Pizza & Pub, Colver

Johnny Danger at the Castle Pub, Ebensburg

7th Gear at Jay’s Place, Ebensburg

Bad Daze at Davey’s, Hastings

Nine Six Nine, Deathgrip and It Is Written at Quigley’s, Clearfield

Jukehouse Bombers at Madhatters, St. Boniface

Sunset Strip at City Hotel, Northern Cambria


Jeremy Weyandt Benefit at UVA Club, Altoona; featuring The Backyard Rockers, The Boomers, The Randy Jackson Band, The House Band, R2B2, Big Mac and the Fries, Without Zerb and Flight 19 (starts 1 p.m., donation $20/person)

Griff at Madhatters, St. Boniface (starts 4 p.m.)


Highway Divide at Pellegrine’s, Altoona

Felix & the Hurricanes at Shaw’s Bar, Altoona


Apollocreed and Endeavor at Pellegrine’s, Altoona (all ages, starts 7 p.m.)

Ty Ayers (acoustic) at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona


7th Gear at 4D’s Lounge (upstairs), Altoona

The House Band at Club Coconuts, Altoona

Open Mic/Jam Night at Pellegrine’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)


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

That’s What She Said at Pellegrine’s, Altoona

(More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

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Rain Must Fall, performing in costume during last year's "Rocky Horror Picture Show" presentation at Aldo's. Rain Must Fall returns to do the honors for "Rocky Horror" this Friday night at Aldo's.


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