Thursday, January 22, 2009

Your Weekend Music Fix

The weekend is just around the corner, and once again we have another weekend of great music for you, beginning with several cool shows tonight. And, as always, there are plenty of great local bands and musicians on the bill. Some of these show are free, so if you are interested in more details on cost or times, just click on the link. And I'm pretty sure you all know how to use Google...

Last weekend I went to see Slimfit, Perkasie, and the Shackeltons at the Abbey, and had such a great time that I'm revisiting one of these bands for one of my weekend picks. But the selection is so prime this time around...I'm forced to make THREE picks.

Ken's Pick o' the Week #1:
Friday, 1/23 - Perkasie, The Sketties, Ivan Swangren Trio, Tin Leaves, & St. Narcissus at the Chameleon in Lancaster. Several great local bands, and if you have never seen Perkasie live, you are missing out on one of the most energetic and amazing shows. Seriously, you need to be there. (and if you can't make that show, head on over to Clipper Stadium in Lancaster earlier in the evening will Perkasie will be performing a shorter set).

Ken's Pick o' the Week #2:
Sunday, 1/25 - The Fiction Family at Messiah College. If you haven't heard of this band, you soon will. Lots o' buzz surrounding this project featuring Jon Foreman of Switchfoot and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek. WXPN and other indie stations have been playing this band's music lately. Good stuff.

Ken's Pick o' the Week # 2:
Tuesday, 1/27 - presents Frightened Rabbit at the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg. Frightened Rabbit is a great indie band that's getting a lot of buzz these days. Plus, this is a free show! If you know anything about this band you know that this is a serious bargain.

Here's the rest of the calendar.

Thursday, 1/22

Steve Winwood at the American Music Theater, Lancaster
International Guitar Night at Whitaker Center, Harrisburg

Friday, 1/23

Davisson Brothers at the Abbey Bar, Harrisburg
Adam Blessing at Fenicci's, Hershey
Tamboreens at McCleary's Pub, Marietta
Main Street Mystics at Building Character, Lancaster

Saturday, 1/24

Vinegar Creek Constituency at McCleary's Pub, Marietta
Tom Hamilton's American Babies & Wissahickon Chicken Shack at the Abbey Bar, Harrisburg
Reason Left Town, Flatbed Ford, The Suburban Sound, The CCL at the Chameleon, Lancaster

Again, this is far from an exhaustive list of the music you can hear around Central PA this weekend. Check out the websites for your favorite venue or band, or even one of the great local events websites, but most importantly, Support Local Music!

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