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by Mike Vagnoni
Steamroller Picnic- Keeping the crowds dancing and having fun doing it!
So what keeps this Steamroller Picnic going? Easy answer – Just good times and good music and really that is what it’s all about for the band that has been performing for well over 15 years now. They are one of a few premier bands that can boast well over 2000 shows and this puts them into the top 3% of successful bands nationwide. Keeping up with the trends, the style, and what people like – knowing what to play in front of whatever kind of audience they may be in front of. “So far the summer has been excellent. We are playing some of our favorite spots like the OD in Sea Isle and Joe Pop’s in LBI. Along with those we have been hitting Bally’s Beach Bar, Nardi’s, House of Blues and Flip Flopz to name a few” boast Justin De Fazio( Judge) the guitar player for the band. The line up is Jean Paul lead vocals, Vega bass and vocals, Judge on guitar, Cliff on drums and vocals.“This line up is one of the strongest you find in a working band today. I have been in the band virtually since inception. We have seen several line-up changes and I can honestly say that the present one is the strongest” Judge says. The band plays the kind of music everyone can relate to from Tom Petty to Nine Inch Nails. Every show is so special to Steamroller Picnic. “The Feeling we all get on stage is what makes us continue to do this year after year. It is such a trip to see the same faces coming out to see us time after time and we like meeting new people from each show we do.” These guys are experts at what they do best and that is to play the music – Here are some up coming shows to see them in action:
July 15th -The Penthouse,
July 17th The Ocean Drive,
July 24th Boneyard Trio,
July 30th Bally’s Beach Bar.
For more information on Steamroller Picnic contact Shore Bets Agency at 215-884-HELP or go to www.ShoreBests.com and or www.steamrollerpicnic.com
All The Points
In the spring of 2010, four local musicians came together with one goal in mind which was to simply create great music. The result of that creation became the birth of a really exciting new original band from Philly called All The Points. This group of talented young musicians features George Doran on Vocals and Guitar, Kevin Lederer on Bass, Justin Ruppert on Drums and Edu Zancanaro on Guitar. They have just finished their first single “One Day At A Time” recorded at Cambridge Sound Studios by Grammy Nominated Producer Jim Salamone. The feedback for their song has been very positive and the reviews have been excellent. You can take a listen yourself to see what we mean at www.myspace.com/allthepointsmusic. Their next live performance will be Sunday, August 8th at The Trocadero, located at 10th & Arch Streets in Philadelphia. Even though this band is young, don’t let that fool you. Their music has a mature sound that rivals anything else you hear out there today. All The Points is definitely a band to keep your eye on, and you heard it here first! The Out On The Town is, and always will be, dedicated to bringing our readers only the best in live entertainment. Check this band out – you won’t be disappointed!
Mike Goldman – playing the Music!
A self taught guitar play-er who is a graduate from Father Judge High School is Mike Goldman. Mike started to get into the guitar at the age of 17. His dad had a band and Mike was inspired by watching his dad’s band.” After seeing my Dad’s band I knew that I wanted to play music,’’ says Mike. He also plays piano, harmonica, Mandolin and Ukelele. In 2002 he started to teach guitar, bass and piano at Pat’s Music on Frankford and Cottman Ave…”I am still at Pats each week teaching during the week and I also play a fair amount of solo gigs almost after every day after teaching” he added.. He has a band called the Urban Achievers who work as a unit on the weekends playing happy hours. Mike can play all kinds of music and the band and himself are open for private parties. He can be reached at 609-304-3588 and you can also find him on Facebook. He is a real Entertainer..UP COMING GIGS: July 14th Randi’s Place, July 15 Curran’s Palmyra Nj, July 16th Ashburner Inn, July 17th Reales, July 18th Carolines Sommers Pt, July 21 Randi’s, July 22nd Curran’s Palmyra NJ, July 23 Paddy Whacks at Comly Rd., July 24th Reales Sports Bar…July 28th Randi’s Place,July 29th Currans Palmyra NJ., July 30th Paddy Whacks South Street, July 31 Reales. To find out more: www.ootweb.com and or www.ootonline.com
In the new “OOT” you will find all the information on schedules for the next month but here is a breadown on this coming weekend. So much is offered and there is so many things to do. We ask you to show the support by going to the locations you see in our OOT NETWork…these are some of the best places in the region. Don’t Drink and Drive…we want you around to enjoy all that there is…so…HERE GOES!
Support the Music!
Bootleggers – Woodlyn Pa – FRI Doc Hollywood Saturday -Goodman Fiske
Whiskey Tango – Ne Phila – FRI Sinners Saints plus two other great bands Saturday -39 Mariner
Harrigans Warminster Pa – FRI Mike Magee Happy Hour – Saturday night Spare Parts
Relaes Sports Bar Ne Phila – FRI Dj Dance Party / Saturdays at 6 with Mike Goldman
Michaels Cafe – Bensalem – FRIDAY at 5 WOGL FRANK LEWIS with DJ MIKE GORMERLY at Night – Saturday night Charlie Bennet with DJ Dino
Sweeneys Saloon Somerton Section- Friday – Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’ Tribute show to Journey Saturday Night -AJ Slick / Stevie Ray Vaughn Tribute Show
Maggies Waterfront Cafe Ne Phila- FRIDAY afterwork Mike Lecompt / Night DJ / Saturday night Dance Party
The Red Zone – Burlington NJ – Fridays Live Music Coming the weeken JAZZ FESTIVAL
Hammerheads FRI – DJ Eddio O Saturdays – DJ DANCE PARTY
Currans Phila / Tacony -Secret Service Happy hour at night Love Junk July 17th Uncle Buck
Chickie’s and Petes South Phila Dance party with DJ TONY BRUNO
Tonys Place Ivyland Pa – Acoustic music / DJ
Caspers NE Phila Dj Charlie Robinson Dance Party on FRI and Saturday
Keenans Wildwood Nj – Friday July 16th Marquee Trio/ NY PAULIE – Saturday July 17th Double Trouble / NY PAULIE
Kat Man Du – Trenton NJ – Firday Generation Next / DJ
Currans Bensalem Pa – Friday Keep em’ Dancning DJ / Saturday July 17th The Volunteers
The Fireside – Feasterville Pa – Friday DJ/ *Sunday Stems and SEEDS on the Patio
Mc Noodles Ne Phila Friday DJ Joey El Saturday -DJ Breeze Dance Party
Harringtons Ne Phila Friday DJ Franny Mac Dance Party
Mc Stews – Levittown Pa – Friday CJ and Chris Happy Hour / JB the DJ night / Saturday – Stem
Cazz’s Sports Bar – WEEKEND SUMMER BASH – every Friday and Saturday
Paddy Whacks – Phila South Street – Slamm Friday / Saturday Slante the Irish Band
Finnigans Wake – Friday Eleven – Eleven Saturday night Loudmouth
Dazzyo’s Winslow NJ -July 16th Goodman Fiske
The Red Stallion Warminster PaFriday July 16th Stems and Seeds
The Coastline Cherry Hill NJ Friday night live on air with 106.1’s Frank Cerami
Currans Irish Inn Palmyra Nj – Friday July 16th Live Acoustic Saturday July 17th Bob &Tom Duo
Alberts Cafe Ne Phila(Airport) Friday July 16th Karaoke with Harry O Saturday night Dance party/DJ
The Stadium – 5 Points Levittown – July 17th Warpath and Hangman’s Cry * Special show
The Stadium – Andalusia Pa – July 17th Stlygian Rocks
The Stadium – Street Road in Bensalem Pa – July 17th Original band showcase by Doughboy
DAVE & Busters Center City Phila – Friday July 16th Frisky Saturday July 17th SCREAM
The Road House in Newportville Pa – Friday July 16th DJ THOR / Saturday July 17thHeart Full of Blues
Dean Casmirris Old Colonial Inn -DJ DANCE PARTY/ & Karaoke weekend Tom Segar Fridays/ Paul Kircher Saturdays
Pike’s Pub Southampton PA – Karaoke Fridays / Saturday nights Dance Party
More to come later this aftenoon!
By: Krista Doran
It’s been a crazy beginning of summer so far, so my husband and I, with our friends Patty and Shawn, decided to check out a new place that everyone has been talking about called Dean Casmirri’s Colonial Inn, over on Beaver Street in Penndel. It’s an out-of-the-way place along the Neshaminy Creek and just the kind of place we were looking for last Saturday night to beat the heat. We pulled up and heard some live music playing outside and took a walk back onto their private and secluded deck area. The place was hopping! There were a bunch of people back there dancing and having a great time, so we decided to sit and stay a while. The band was Jokers Wild, and I am happy to say we’ve decided to feature them in this month’s issue.
For any of you that read this article every month, you’ve probably noticed that I will go from writing about an original band to a real well-known cover band to a lesser known but up and coming band. I like to keep a good variety going so that it appeals to many people. After hearing this band Jokers Wild and seeing how the people reacted to them, I thought they would be the perfect subject for this month’s In the Spotlight. I spoke to their leader and rhythm guitar player, Mike Hope who explained to me that they are really having a lot of fun just playing all the music they group up listening to on the radio. Jokers Wild plays a nice blend of music from 70’s Classic Rock to heavy Modern Rock and well as some Blues. Mike told me “we’ll go right from playing Hotel California to Metallica. We like to appeal to a broad audience so we’ll play a little of everything.”
Mike was a long time, on-the-scene musician and had been away for a few years when he deiced to put Jokers Wild together. He assembled a band that he felt had the talent to progress into something that everyone will really like and so far so good! They have now been playing the local circuit since January of this year and have been making many people sit up and listen. Although they don’t play more than 2 or 3 times a month, Mike told me they are taking things slow and really working on their sound to get things just right. “We really like playing the heavier stuff; Iron Maiden, Metallica, Ozzy – you’ll never hear us playing any of the sappy stuff.” I liked that saying myself, (I use it in my own marketing!) because too many people ARE playing the same old songs. It’s ALWAYS nice to hear a band that takes the time to learn and play something different for a change. The members of the band are Mike Hope on Rhythm guitar, Harry Phron on Lead Vocals, Joe “Rip Riley” Ellsworth on bass, Shawn Young on Drums and Billy Ba on Lead Guitar. Jokers Wild is a unique blend of talent that gets the job of rocking the crowd done!
Jokers Wild will be playing a benefit for a really great cause on July 25, and I urge everyone to help support it! It’s for the Bensalem School District’s music program and the proceeds raised will be used to help KEEP MUSIC IN SCHOOLS. It’s a family event, so bring the kiddies for a day of fun at The Newportville Fire Company. There will be live music by Joker’s Wild, Wicked Stranger and Tommy Spirk of the Richards Brothers Band. There will also be moon bounces, a dunk tank and a real Army Tank so plan for a very fun day! This event starts at 1:00 pm and ends at 6:00 pm and tickets are just $25. This is a great way to help support local music and a very good cause at the same time!
So if you are looking for a “good-time” band, be sure to go hang out and have some drinks with Jokers Wild. You can view their schedule and take a listen to them now on their Facebook page called Jokers Wild Bucks County.
Cazz’s Sports Bar & Grille is located at 1560 Haines Ave in Levittown right off of Route 13 and Millcreek Parkway. This place is a great neighborhood hang-out where you can just “chill” with your friends and meet up with some new ones too. Gina and her two brothers, Chris and Anthony run the place for their dad, Tony, loved by everyone who knows him and retired owner of Casmirri’s on Street Road. This family operated business has what it takes to keep things running SMOOTH. There is a large front bar that can seat close to 75 people and it’s lined with tables to seat even more! For their live entertainment this summer they got Karaoke which draws a great crowd every Monday and Friday night starting at 9pm-Where you can be the STAR! Paul Kircher has loads of songs for you to choose from too and he makes it so much fun! Every Wednesday night DJ Joey Dee spins his best dance stuff for you and on Thursdays-check out their Open Mic with Dave Vroman. Bring your instrument and plug in, or if you sing just bring it! It’s all good and it starts at 10pm!
Cazz’s also has a back bar, they call the Game Room-with four pool tables, shuffleboard and lots of other electronic games sure to bring your competitive nature out. This room holds about 100 people with a small bar and tables. WOW! 100 of your favorite people hanging out playing games, drinking a beer sounds like a cool night out!
The kitchen is open Monday thru Thursday, from 3pm to closing and every Friday until Sunday from 11am to closing. They have one of the best food specials-every Sunday its ½ off the entire food menu! 50% off some of your favorite bar foods, like wings, sandwiches, wraps, Quesadillas, Mini Tacos, and their special Cheeseburgers too! Can’t beat that! Oh and I have got to mention their great drink specials $2.00 U-Call-Its, from 8-10pm Monday thru Friday! Every Saturday you get FREE JUKEBOX and $2.00 bottles starting at 8pm! Cazz’s Happy Hour is Monday thru Saturday from 4-6pm with $1.50 pints and $2 bottles!
Cazz’s also has a Take-Out Store where there is a huge beer selection too and its open 365 days a year, from 11am to 2am-They never close so this is a best bet for when the holidays roll around! Coming soon-Cazz’s is planning a Pool Tournament, on Monday nights! And starting in the fall some of Levittown’s best bands will be making the spotlight at Cazz’s for more information go to their website at www.cazzs.com. And sign up for their ongoing special promotions! ‘Nuff said or is it?! Find out for yourself!
Virtually unheard in today’s radio, Joe programmed, produced, mixed & edited his own shows resulting in # 1 arbitron ratings for over 17 years on multiple Philadelphia Radio Stations. Through out the years Joe’s ability to adapt to the ever changing radio station formatting reflects his knowledge in many different genres of music.
Joe was also a Billboard Magazine Reporter representing Philadelphia Dance Music. This honor is only asked by Billboard to the most recognized DJ’s working the hottest nightclubs in major cities across the nation. His involvement with Night Club promotions and advertising started in 1990.
Joe quickly found himself promoting many clubs in NJ/Philadelphia and established themes/promotions making his events the top destination for the Delaware Valley. From commercial copy, production, voice imaging, negotiating radio advertising to nightly themes and promotions. Joe’s experience and idea’s have always been the difference in making his events successful.
His top music charts & entertainment articles appeared in virtually every major music magazine locally and nationally.
Promotions, advertising, radio mixer, air personality and writer/remixer for major record labels all play a part in his success as well as the many contacts he has established over the years. Joe is Currently booking entertainment and promotional events for the aloft Hotel Mt. Laurel and spins on Tuesday & Friday Happy Hours.
By Patty-Pat Kozlowski
With our sincere apologies to the ultimate Parrothead Jimmy Buffet:
“I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draft beer”
There is something about the summertime that makes you wanna hit the backyard and grill a burger in your Speedo (hey champ, the thong goes in the back!) flip flops and top off your beefcake masterpiece with all the fixings in your fridge. But sometimes, you gotta get out for a beer and a burger and these local places are grillmasters when you’re looking for that two handed, five napkin burger.
It’s summertime and the grillin’ is easy with Celebrity and Iron Chef Bobby Flay opening Bobby’s Burger Palace at 3925 Walnut Street in West Philadelphia. Just in time for summer’s heat wave, the Mulberry Burger is the July Burger of the Month, topped with arugula, basil ketchup, parmesan and mozzarella chesses.
This ain’t your fast food burger thrown together and wrapped up within 60 seconds of ordering. Flay’s beefery is splashed in retro oranges, limes and kitchy-spacey décor and serves above the board burgers of certified angus beef, ground turkey or chicken breast. He accompanies them with sweet potato fries, beer battered onion rings and ten milkshake flavors with an option to spike the thick malty frozen treats with bourbon, rum or vodka. Paradise indeed.
But it might be hard to sing a song about ingredients on Flay’s burger menu with the likes of Queso sauce, avocado relish, watercress, pickled jalapenos and blue corn chips being just some of his choice toppings. And it also might be a tad bit frustrating to warble a tune when your mouth is full.
Bobby’s Burger Palace, 3925 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 215-387-0378 www.bobbysburgerpalace.com
Good Dog! Good Burger!
At 15th and Locust, you’ll definitely come, sit and stay for the Good Dog Bar’s infamous burgers.
With the décor of framed pics of man and woman’s best friend, chances are you will not be taking a doggie bag home when the Good Dog Burger comes to your table. It’s ½ lb of house ground sirloin, stuffed with Roquefort cheese, topped with carmelized onions and served on a toasted brioche bun for only $11.
All burgers are served with their signature mix of hand-cut shoestring potatoes and the addictive homemade aioli dipping sauce. The applewood smoked bacon is as thick as a belt and ordering medium rare is the epitome of what a burger should be.
For those of you who are like salty Quint, the crusty captain from “Jaws” (remember his best drinking shots line-“Here’s to swimming with bow legged women!”) there is a Salmon Burger grounded with eggs, panko, horseradish, dill, scallions, onions and mustard served with lettuce, tomato and malt vinegar mayo on a seeded challah roll that is worthy for landlubbers too.
Good Dog staff and bartenders know their craft and brews and the menu as well, so don’t be afraid to ask them what’s good or what they like. Awesome appetizers as well as daily pizzas and quiches round out this bar in Center City.
Good Dog Bar, 224 S.15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, 215-985-9600
Up in the Great Northeast
Where’s the Beef? At The Burger Bar, the newest addition to Gallo’s Seafood Restaurant on Roosevelt Boulevard.
For $11.95 you can get something called the “5 Napkin Burger” that is double the beef, double the cheese, lots of bacon and topped with a fried egg. In about an hour or so, you’ll call this the “5 Rolls of Toilet Tissue Burger” but its worth it.
For those of you not competing for a slot at the next competitive eaters event, the regular burgers of fresh ground certified angus chuck with lettuce, tomato and pickle go for $5.95. Try the Burger Bar Special for $7.95 and you’ll get roasted baby bella mushrooms, carmelized onions and gruyee cheese or the Smokehouse Burger with smoked bacon, crispy onion straws, house BBQ sauce topped with cheddar.
With Caesar and chopped salads as well as wings and fries.onion rings, there is plenty of choices on this menu. Even giving a nod to Gallo’s bread and butter of under the sea dishes, The Burger Barn has Flash Fried Calamari and Lump Crab Cake Sandwiches. Did I mention a full beer bar and cocktails? And a spiked milkshake called the Knight Rider of chocolate ice cream, kahula chocolate liquer and crushed Oreo cookies. Yep, somewhere, David Hasselhoff lost his pants and can’t find the keys to the KITT car………
The Burger Bar, 8101 Roosevelt Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19152 (215) 333-0484
The Epitome of a Beer and a Burger
Memphis Tap Room makes their $9 cheeseburger very simple. The menu states: Pick your cheese, lettuce, tomato.
What comes out to your table is one of the best bar burgers in the city with juices dripping out of the center and cheese melting into the palm of your hand. Go ahead, lick your fingers.
Chef Jesse Kimball is known for the menu items like fried pickles, crawdad doughnuts, pilsner brined wings and the chicken fried chicken but his burgers are one of the best kept secrets around. Biting into the burger, your mouth is treated to ground beef so tender and flavorful, you might wonder if you’re eating filet mignon. Hand formed and not packed so dense that you get the hockey puck effect, Memphis Tap Room wait staff will perfectly pair up your burger with the right brew to wash it down. Can’t decide? The beer sampler is always a winner and assists you in knowing what tastes you like and favor.
Memphis Tap Room, 2331 E. Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125, www.memphistaproom.com
Jimmie Lee will be at the Showboat Casino on JULY 23rd as he will open for George Thorogood and The Destroyers…Jimmie Lee is the local country recording artist who just completed a Video shot at Whiskey Tango back in June, produced bylocal film maker George Manny, the video is on his song LET’s GO…which is the new single by Jimmie Lee. On a real local level…JIMMIE LEE’S DRUMMER for the show, at the house of Blues, is Richie Di Carlo. Word has it that the band has been in the practice studios of WYLD STUDIOS, NE Philly, in prep for the July 23rd date in AC town. FIND OUT MORE IN THE LATEST OOT! www.ootonline.com and or www.ootweb.com