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Storm's Over - Let's Rock!

November 2, 2012 - Jim Price
Now that the local area has made it through the spectacle of “Frankenstorm,” the weekend has arrived, and live music is on area stages to be enjoyed!

Among the noteworthy live music happenings this weekend are the returns of two national hard-rocking names to area stages. Columbus, Ohio-based national recording group XFactor1 returns to Aldo’s this Friday night, and West Virginia-based recording group Bobaflex returns to Yesterday’s Party in Ebensburg on Saturday night.

Placid Promotions is presenting a five-band benefit concert for Autism Awareness on Saturday evening at Pellegrine’s. The music starts at 6:30 p.m., and features performances from Bedford-based rock foursome Borrowed Time, Higher Ground, State College-based performers Brandi Hari Overdrive, Cambria County’s Moondog and hot damn. Donation at the door will be $5.

If you are up for a roadtrip on Saturday night, former Marauders frontman/guitarist Ben Dumm and his current band, the Deviants, will open for The Red Elvises at Pittsburgh’s Hard Rock Café on Station Square. Formed in 1995, The Red Elvises feature several Russian-born musicians who relocated to America to perform “rokenrol.” Decked out in red, the group is known for their high-energy onstage parties and their brand of “Siberian surf rock.”

And the sun should be shining on Sunday for what will likely be the final outdoor fall festival of the season near State College. Located within view of Penn State’s Beaver Stadium, Millbrook Marsh Nature Center will again present their tenth annual “Historic Harvest Festival” from 2 to 5 p.m. The festival will feature food, crafts, demonstrations, children’s events, animals, trail walks, and live Americana music. The specific entertainment schedule wasn’t available as of press time. Admission to this festival is free.

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.)

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

X Factor 1 at Aldo’s, Altoona

Dead Beat Stew and Drop Dead Sarcasm at Pellegrine’s, Altoona

The Conniptions at Bavarian Hall, Altoona

Felix & the Hurricanes at Heidelberg Club, Altoona (starts 9 p.m., members and guests)

Punk Fiction at Mugshotz, Gallitzin

Dakota Rose at Magoo’s, Cresson

Sunset Strip at Yesterday’s Party, Ebensburg


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

The Living Deads at Aldo’s, Altoona

The Syrins at Family Pizza

Autism Awareness Benefit at Pellegrine’s, Altoona; featuring Borrowed Time, Higher Ground, Brandi Hari Overdrive, Moondog and hot damn (starts 6:30 p.m., $5 donation)

Emily’s Toybox at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona

Kyx at Belmar Hotel, Altoona

Toys for Tots Benefit at Unter Uns, Altoona; featuring Phil McCaulley and Half Tempted

Born & the Beanstalk at Shaw’s, Altoona

The Santone Orchestra at Heidelberg Club, Altoona

Michael O’Brian Band at Glenn’s Place, Claysburg (Halloween party)

Dakota Rose at Sunshine Bar, Coalport

Bobaflex, Litany and Big Gypsy at Yesterday’s Party, Ebensburg

Without Zerb at Castle Pub, Ebensburg

Acoustic Stew at Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton

Disorganized Crime at Madhatters, St. Boniface

Night Train at City Hotel, Northern Cambria


Historic Harvest Festival at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, State College (starts 2 p.m., free admission, live Americana music performers to be announced)


Felix & the Hurricanes at Shaw’s Bar, Altoona


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


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

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

Open Mic Night at Mugshotz, Gallitzin (starts 8 p.m.)


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

Old No. 7 at Aldo’s, Altoona

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

Craig Fitzpatrick at Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton

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

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Shaun McCoy of Bobaflex, during their June performance at Yesterday's Party in Ebensburg. The West Virginia-based group returns to Yesterday's Party this Saturday night.


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