BANDS TO WATCH!!!

Jul 17, 2010

by Mike Vagnoni

Steamroller Picnic- Keeping the crowds dancing and having fun doing it!
steamroller-picnicSo 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.

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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 youngl_a76f0d3803c14a22a9affed3179957e1 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!

100_2792Mike 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

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