Ken's Picks o' the Weekend:
#1 - XPN Welcomes Music Friday to Downtown Lancaster - Friday, Jan. 16th. Third Friday of every month is Music Friday in Lancaster. The 300 block of N. Queen Street is ground zero for this event, particularly Building Character. You should especially stop by BC at 9 p.m. to hear my good friend Alex Brubaker and his fingerstyle guitar playing.
#2 - XPN Welcomes The Shackeltons, Slimfit, & Perkasie to the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg. Friday, Jan 16th. After Music Friday head on up to Harrisburg to hear three great Central PA XPN Local bands. The Shackeltons (Chambersburg) produced one of my favorite albums of 2008 and I can't wait to hear their next CD. Slimfit (Lancaster) puts on one of the most energetic and crazy shows you have ever seen. And Perkasie (Lancaster) is set to have a breakout year in 2009. Doesn't get any better than this. And there is no cover charge!
And, the rest of the weekend:
Thursday, January 15
Friday, January 16
Saturday, January 17
So don't bother listening to the weather forecast for the weekend. Cold is just a state of mind. And music is like a heating pad for the soul. Or something like that...