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Live Music for a January Thaw...
January 11, 2013 - Jim Price
With unusually warm temperatures forecast for this weekend, outdoor conditions should be more favorable to cure your cabin fever and venture out to support live music on this area’s stages.
Some of this weekend’s highlights include a CD release party by Bedford foursome Borrowed Time, who have issued their latest CD, “Love Is Not Blind.” The CD release party takes place on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Bedford Arts Center in downtown Bedford. Borrowed Time – guitarists/singers Chad Patterson and Mike Clapper, bassist Dave Wagner and drummer Gus Robinson – will perform songs from the new CD, as well as other original song selections from their past albums and select cover material. Donation is $10 at the door, which includes snacks and refreshments, and a free copy of the CD.
The “Party Plane,” Flight 19, will touch down for their latest visit to Altoona’s 4D’s Lounge on Saturday night. The seasoned cast of singer Brian Thomas, guitarist/singer John McKelvey, keyboardist/singer Phil Steele, bassist/singer Mark Triforo and drummer Clint Carothers will keep the Dees’ dance floor packed with a wide and uptempo variety of pop/rock hits, medleys and more.
Screamin’ Ugly brings their screaming rock sounds to a new stage this weekend, as they debut at Glenn’s Place in Claysburg this Saturday night, after rocking the stage at Magoo’s in Cresson on Friday night. Now the cast of singer Scott Walk, guitarists Chris Silva and Matt Hunter, bassist Art Martino and drummer Floyd Hunter; Screamin’ Ugly will mix hard-rocking, headbanging and dance-friendly rock sounds from the 1980s to present.
And if you need a few laughs with your music this weekend, Aldo’s has the solution for you on Saturday night, as area acoustic favorite Drew Dodson hosts a live comedy night. Dodson will open and close the show with acoustic sets, with professional comedians John Clark and Doug Karpf providing the laughter in between. The fun starts at 8 p.m., and admission is $5.
Travel conditions should be safe and wind chills at a minimum; so don’t be afraid to venture out and support area musicians this weekend. And if you plan to celebrate heavily while doing so, please designate a driver or call a cab!
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.)
Borrowed Time at Bedford Arts Center, Bedford (CD release party, starts 7 p.m.)
Drew Dodson at Dilly’s, Claysburg (starts 7 p.m.)
The Conniptions at the Heidelberg Club, Altoona (starts 9 p.m., members and guests)
Stereo Frenzy at Aldo’s, Altoona
R&R Acoustics at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 8:30 p.m.)
Screamin’ Ugly at Magoo’s, Cresson
Doug Whitfield at Raphael’s Steakhouse, Altoona (starts 6:30 p.m.)
The Sitch at Belmar Hotel, Altoona
Flight 19 at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona
Drew Dodson at Aldo’s, Altoona (part of comedy night)
The House Band at Shaw’s Bar, Altoona
The Runaways at the Newburg Firehall
One Brick Shy at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort
Screamin’ Ugly at Glenn’s Place, Claysburg
R2B2 at American Legion, Williamsburg
LeVeL at Judy’s Place, Schellsburg
Felix & the Hurricanes at the Huntingdon Moose, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)
Locked and Loaded at Madhatters, St. Boniface
Higher Ground at City Hotel, Northern Cambria
Giants Of Science at Yesterday’s Party, Ebensburg
Ganister at Castle Pub, Ebensburg
Felix & the Hurricanes at Shaw’s Bar, Altoona
Ty Ayers (acoustic) at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona
Wertz & Co. at 4D’s Lounge (upstairs), Altoona
Open Mic/Jam Night at Pellegrine’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Open Mic/Jam Night at Mug Shots, Gallitzin (starts 8 p.m.)
Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)
Triple Threat at Pellegrine’s, Altoona
Punk Fiction 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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Borrowed Time, performing at the Bedford Arts Center last April. Borrowed Time celebrates the release of their new CD, "Love Is Not Blind," with a special CD release show at the Bedford Arts Center this Friday night.