Chickie’s & Pete’s on the Blvd in NE Phila has been
having bands every thursday night at 8pm since
February…and it’s the local music series that offers
Free live music on the outside patio deck area
under the large tent. Coming up on May 23rd there
will be something very special as the New York and
Nothern NJ based band called 2U will make at trip
over to Chickie’s & Pete’s.
2U is the only tribute show that’s been complimented
by BONO from stage, endorsed by U2’s mgmt to rep-
resent U2 and chosen to perform annually at Disney’s
Epcot Center for the past six years running. The band
is an awe inspiring facsimile of the real thing.
The sounds captured by this band is so close to
U2 it is kind of amazing to witness.
For a special kind of night on May 23rd head over
to Chickie’s & Pete’s on the Blvd ..get there by 8pm
you will see a very special show. 2U doing U2.
For the past 4 years, the best and longest running open mic in Bucks County is at McStew’s Irish Sports Bar.
It’s called OPEN MIC WITH A TWIST, and there’s definitely SOMETHING FUN FOR EVERYONE!!!
OPEN MIC WITH A TWIST was conceived by Nick Brambila, Dominic Taurino and Brendan O’Boyle with the intention of encouraging CROWD PARTICIPATION. It’s not your average open mic. Along with open mic, the night is also home to KARAOKE, DJ, TRIVIA, PRIZES, GIVEAWAYS, FUN and PERSONAL INTERACTION in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, all bundled into one night. We have instruments, computers and tv monitors for lyrics and karaoke, lights, sound system, etc. It’s personalized crowd interaction that encourages fun and excitement. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!!!
Truly ” AN ALL NEW EXPERIENCE,” Alien Arcade is sure to be the breakout band of 2013… With a lineup of performers who have already lead 3 of the most successful bands on the scene, combined with a brand new state-of-the-art stage production/light show, this is a perfect combination of passion, and youthful energy & enthusiasm that has not been seen before and is sure to rock the house and bring the party every night, to every stage, everywhere!!!
Paul Mullay – Vocals/Guitar- From Steamrolle Picnic Anthony Baker – Drums/Vocals/Production Manager – From Crystal Roxx Jordan Demarest – Guitar/Vocals – From Octane Joe Berndt – Bass/Vocals – From Octane
Playing music by:
Maroon Five, Bruno Mars, Muse, Neon Tree’s, Fun, Cold Play, Calvin Harris, Train, Usher and much more.
Sapphire Blue is a culmination of the area’s best players playing the best music. “It’s just not what it once was,” says Lexi (the band’s lead vocalist), “The women have taken over the music scene on a world level and that’s what makes us so different. If you take any Katy Perry or Pink song, they rarely have horns or that funk sound that you used to hear in clubs ten years ago. Now, it’s all about keyboards and pop/dance music. Young people will run for the hills if they see a band doing that ‘I love you more today than yesterday’ stuff. Believe me, I’m twenty-one, the same age as the other front person, bassist, and guitarist, so we know what people that come out to spend money want to hear. What we do is play pop music in high energy mode, so it works in even hard rock clubs, too. The band is equally comfortable in upscale settings, since the material we do and how we present it appeals to every age bracket and event, be it nightclub, casino or private affair.
The Sapphire Blue band is a seven piece band, and all of the guys are good looking and personable, if I do say so myself. One of our first official gigs was at Chickie’s and Pete’s New Years Eve party two weeks ago, and it was really jumping. It was one of the very few area clubs that had a good turnout. See, that’s what this band does. We’re all at the age of having hundred of friends just looking to go out, and it doesn’t take months of promoting. The bottom line is that you will have fun at our shows.”
BOOKING INFO: 215-921-0358
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Tangled is a new cover band just emerging onto the scene and we thought you all would want to know about them. Actually, they have been out before, but now with an all new line-up of great musicians that are veterans of the local music scene.
Tangled actually formed 3 years ago and right off the bat they were hitting things hard. They even competed in the WMGK House Band competition, making it all the way to the finals! They didn’t win the title, but it gave them the push they needed to continue working hard. Unfortunately, that line-up didn’t last very long and a few of the original members decided to do a re-vamp. So, just over the course of the last few months, they picked up guitarist and keyboard player, Rob Traegler and my good friend and super awesome Lead Guitarist, Mike Margiotta (aka “Guitar Mike”).
I interviewed their drummer, Gary Breza who told me, “Tangled is playing a great mix of music from the 70’s through to today’s Rock. We feel most comfortable with the Classic Hard Rock style like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, AC/DC, among others, but we also play more current stuff by Godsmack, JET, STP and The Foo Fighters, too. While we play classic favorites, we also like to dig down a little deeper and play some of those great “B” side beauties as well.”
Tangled had a GREAT turn out at their very first gig together on 1/11/13 at The Ivy Tavern in Hamilton, NJ and Gary told me, “If our first night out of the box is any indication of things to come, there is a ton of fun coming down the road for both the audience and the band.” This new line-up has great chemistry and each player brings a great deal of playing experience to the band. Gary explained, “There is no lack of talent or weak spots in this band. Everyone works hard and has specific strong attributes that they bring to the table and use to propel this band.” Some of the places you will be able to see Tangled will be The Sticky Wicket in Hamilton, NJ; McGinn’s South in Jackson, NJ and McStew’s in Levittown, PA. Their full schedule will soon be posted on their website www.tangledrocks.com and you can friend them on Facebook by looking up “Tang Led”.
If you can’t get enough of Classic Hard Rock, then Tangled is a band you will want to check out. They play good Old School Hard Rock that is in your face. They even do a few originals! But Hard Rock is their roots and its what they do best so make sure to get out and see them! Tangled is: John Webb – Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar; Dino Colarocco – Bass, Lead and Backing Vocals; Rob Traegler – Keys, Guitar, Lead and Backing Vocals; Gary Breza – Drums and Backing Vocals and Mike “Guitar Mike” Margiotta – Lead Guitar.
We made contact with JOHNNY O over the phone about his up coming reunion show that will be taking place at the end of January at Michaels Cafe in Bensalem…here’s some info on things…
OOT Question: How did it all begin for you and when?
JOHNNY O – “1985 is when we started, but didn’t get on a roll until 1986. It was the time of big hair bands, Tommy Conwell.and the like. Not too much soul or funk going on. So, being the “brain” I was, and broke as all hell, came up with name first(which everyone hated)…then put the members together. had some help from Bobby Micheals, who had me front his band “V-8″ for a year or so before the dogs. Bobby was ‘blues”, but I wanted funky stuff , so on October 31st, SWEENEY’S TAVERN was the first to see THE CLASSIC DOGS OF LOVE! This was a combo of Motown,blues, funk and soul,with medleys to die for! no “stop and start” for us…which I think was one of the keys to our success. People loved it.Thanx to “saturday night live.” the horns were most important. Now we could do “Chicago”,Lighthouse, Sly, Blood Sweat and Tears and the like….which the clubs wanted badly but couldn’t afford. With a 5 dollar cover and adds from ‘OUT ON THE TOWN”….lol, we became the”TALK OF THE TOWN’….
OOT Question: So how was the money back then?
“We made a few bucks playing the music we loved” …yes we all made some good bucks back then”
OOT Question: What can we expect to see at this upcoming Reunion Show?
Johnny O -“What you will see on Jan. 27th are most of the ORIGINAL PLAYERS from that first band! Gary, Tony,Cassius, Ray,Wally, Billy….are all originals. Ted, my favorite sax player of all time, won’t be there because of health issues.Bobby Micheals will do sax and is more than qualified, and was there in the beginning also! This show will be special because it’s in the northeast, where it all started! I remember having one of biggest shows ever at the”BARN”…so many people there, the upstairs floor would move up and down from the dancing! Tommassos,where we got our”miller genuine draft” sponsor was another one….just crazy… the ski trips..wow. Anyway, i hope you all will have a ball, just like the good old days, when the crowd told us what to play…AND WE PLAYED IT!!! Hope to see everyone there! remember…no Justin Bieber here…no rap…,just good old rock and soul!There have been a lot of versions of the dogs since the beginning, but this version was always my favorite”
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In the late 80’s early 90’s a great rock and roll club The Dugout in Levittown , pa was on top of its game two floors a sports bar upstairs and a rock club down stairs this was the hot spot,Every band wanted to play here it had it all……groups like Lecompt, HeartBeats, Don’t call me Francis,Johnny O , Hattrick, Crystal Rocks …they also featured all original acts …Teachers Pet, Heavens Edge, and many more ..Now its time for a Dugout Reunion Sat Jan 26 2013 at (formally the dugout) now Hurrican Jacks ..The Dugout was a cool place to hang at, the Bartenders were awesome andit wasalways a good time ,On the bill this nite are two bands Hattrick & Stem , let me start with Hattrick this band is based out of levittown, they use to have this place packed Stated ( Nick Brambilla) Lead singer from Stem who is also on the bill this nite..I remember when Hattrick played you wanted to get there early two reasons parking and to get in lol.. these guys were so much fun one of the coolest things they did was bring other musicians up on stage to jam they had no egos they just loved to play and have fun …at that time I was in an original band called Teachers pet from NJ we would open for Hattrick all the time and we became a regular band at the Dugout it was great time for live Music we open for many of the cover bands…every one in Stem has played the Dugout our Drummer Bob Bush was a member of Hattrick for many years even Brendan O’boyle our guitar player played in Hattrick for a short while …we became good friends over the years and played in bands together at one point or another.so I am looking forward to this reunion it’s gonna be a great time with old friends.
Dugout Reunion Jan 26 2013 7pm to 2 am.
Bar & Restaurant 7759 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055
If you like live music and are looking for a band that provides a high energy party-like atmosphere, then you need to check out the band Scream.
Scream was formed back in 2009 by Danny Nogo from the band Digital Getdown. Now newly re-vamped using the same formula they started out with, this new line-up also features female vocals keeping a focus on pop-driven music.
The band plays everything you love in the Top 40, Rock and Country genres and now with rapper with Nicky T in the band, Scream is able to bring back some more dance hip hop songs as well. This ALL NEW line up has been rehearsing for about 4 now and their very first show is scheduled for Saturday, January 12th at McStew’s Irish Sports Bar located at 5316 New Falls Road in Levittown.
Scream is a band that plays whatever it takes to keep people on the dance floor. I spoke to Danny Nogo about the all new line up and he told me, “when you come to a Scream show we want to take you away from all your troubles, show you a good time and remember anytime your feeling down, just come scream with us and we will take care of you!”
The new band is: Nicky T (Rapper/Lead Vocals), Jessica Lauren (Lead Vocals) Joe Lowery (Guitar), Joey Potts (Bass), and Kyle Moken (Drums). This band has something for everyone…if you want to dance, rock out or even line dance, you can do that at a new Scream show! Be sure to check them out at McStew’s or starting on January 17th, every Thursday at the new Sheffield Taven! To see the full line-up of shows, get more info about the band or to get booking information please go to their website, www.screamband.com.
When this charming young lady entered the room with her bright red pig tails, I could definitely tell I was in the presence of a very talented future mega star. I had the pleasure of personally interviewing this very hard working musical artist that goes by the name of “Tina DeCara”. Grab a bottle of water, relax & enjoy this very special “Out On the Town Entertainment Paper” featured interview …..
RR ~ I must ask, for such an amazing young musical artist, how old are you?
Tina ~ I am 16 years old.
RR ~ So, I am gonna assume you are in high school?
Tina ~ Yes, a junior at East Port South Manor High School in Long Island, New York.
RR ~ Do you have any siblings, like brothers or sisters?
Tina ~ Definitely, I have 2 brothers with me being the middle child.
RR ~ Any hobbies or interest that you enjoy?
Tina ~ I like playing Slayer on my Xbox 360, because I am a part time Zombie Killer.
RR ~ How about musical instruments, you play a little and if so, what do you play?
Tina ~ Yeah, Yeah, I love playing the piano and now trying to also learn the guitar.
RR ~ I just gotta ask you Tina, what is in your iPod as being your favorite music?
Tina ~ Sounds kinda crazy, but I love classic rock & jazz.
RR ~ Have you done any television or considered acting?
Tina ~ I have performed on a few TV shows such as “Reality Dance”, “Party Starter”, “D2XX” & “Dancin’ On Air”. But, I would love to pursue a career in television as my second passion, since I currently take theater in high school.
RR ~ What is the most rewarding part of being famous?
Tina ~ Doing charity work & benefit shows for awesome organizations like the “Jamie Isaacs Foundation for Anti-Bullying”, “Animal Abuse Rights” & “Equal Rights for All”. Giving back is part of my total happiness.
RR ~ In your spare time, what can we find “Tina DeCara” doing?
Tina ~ I love keeping in touch with my fan base via “facebook”, “twitter” or on my own personal website @ “www.TinaDeCara.com”
RR ~ When listening to your songs, I feel like you are describing your life, am I right?
Tina ~ Very good Mr. Roundhouse, I write my songs as life experiences as things are happening in my life, I feel my music will appeal to other teenagers going through the same situations. I hope my music will reach out to others & make a difference.
RR ~ Who have you performed with or where have you performed in the past few months?
Tina ~ I am always on tour with my “Tazmania Records” family, such as “Denine”, “Joe Zangie” & “Debra Michaels”. Just recently I have performed at “Hershey Park”, “Chickie’s & Pete’s Play 2 Nightclub” in South Philly & “Top Dog Nightclub”, as well as hitting lots of hot spots in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey & New York areas. Oooo yea, I sang the National Anthem at a “Long Island Ducks” minor league baseball game.
RR ~ Any projects or recordings coming up in the near future?
Tina ~ OMG Yes, I just recorded 2 Christmas singles “This Christmas” & “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with the legendary Debra Michaels that can now be found on YouTube & facebook (search Tina DeCara). Also, I have a new single being released in February of 2013 that I personally wrote.
RR ~ I seriously enjoyed your music video for “Crazy About You” & was wondering, any plans for a another music video in the works?
Tina ~ So funny you asked that, cause I am currently making plans for a new music video project with Carlos Mojica from Chicago, that will be from my February 2013 single release song.
RR ~ What would be your future goals?
Tina ~ To have a lifelong career in singing & acting as a humble professional. Continuously inspiring girls & boys to positive would also have to be a goal of mine.
I also learned that “Tina DeCara” is a featured artist on “www.RadioWhat.com” as her songs are being played in full rotation now. Not to mention, “Long Island’s #1 Hit Station WBLI 106.1” has also named “Tina” as their featured entertainment personality with a full news article. As well as “www.AddictedToRadio.com” adding this outstanding new artist to their full time play list. With 2 new songs being released in 2013, she has a bright & beautiful future as a singer, song writer & performer.
“Tina DeCara” has transformed into a star on the rise, role model, advocate for anti bullying & fashionista. Attending NYC fashion week & New York Couture week as a special guest to designers like Carmaleta Couture & Edwing D’Angelo (personal favorite of Super model Tyra Banks). With much deserved respect “Tina” has begun to make appearances on the red carpet, reality shows & private fund-raising events.
The “G By Guess” clothing company honored “Tina” with Top 20 artist in November 2012. While the “Von Maur” clothing store chain is continuously playing her amazing music video “Crazy About You” in every location from coast to coast.
With such hits under her belt now, like “Count On Me” & “Crazy About You”, this girl is lighting up iTunes with hundreds of downloads. This is one very talented individual, I know who will continue to do nothing but rise to ultimate success, so make sure you keep track of “Tina DeCara” by joining her inner circle of friends on various social media networks.
“Tina” has hooked up with an industrial powerhouse of musical genius’s like “Tazmania Records”, “Vizion Entertainment Group” & “Universal Music Group Distribution”. Take a few minutes, head over to her links & join “Tina DeCara’s” fascinating journey to greatness & stardom. You can keep in touch with “Tina” on “Apple iTunes”, “iFame Radio”, “iHeart Radio”, “YouTube”, “facebook”, “twitter” & “www.TinaDeCara.com”
WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEARS EVE?? 93.3 WMMR’s Artist of the Month, OCTANE, will be playing the PARTY OF THE YEAR at the ELECTRIC FACTORY with SPECIAL GUESTS Kid Felix, BHFJ, and The Endless March. The first 500 tickets are only $10 and nowhere else will you find such a spectacular deal to ROCK in the New Year 2013! Be prepared to hear BRAND NEW TUNES mixed with your old OCTANE favorites in an EPIC fashion. DON’T MISS OUT ON PHILLY’S BIGGEST ROCK PARTY OF THE YEAR.