rsenergyThe ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is pleased to announce this year’s festival sponsors! The 2012 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is presented by ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and is sponsored by Jagermeister, Sumerian Records, Zippo, Ibanez, Hot Topic, Matador, Air Force Reserves, Revolver Magazine, Century Media Records, Metal Blade Records, Roadrunner Records, the Keep A Breast Foundation, Living The Dream, South Surf Clothing, Snagola, US Army, SJC Drums, and Metalinjection.net. See below to learn more about this year’s exciting sponsors, and stay tuned to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com for more information coming soon.

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL is only shortly over three weeks away! See below for all current tour dates and log on to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL TOUR DATES:
6/30 San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater
7/1 Shoreline Amphitheater @ San Francisco, CA
7/3 Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
7/4 Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheater
7/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Ashley Furniture Home Store Pavilion
7/7 Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
7/8 Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
7/10 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
7/11 Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
7/13 Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
7/14 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
7/15 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
7/17 Bonner Springs, KS @ Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone
7/18 Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
7/20 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
7/21 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7/22 Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
7/24 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
7/25 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ Susquehanna Bank Center
7/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
7/29 Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
7/31 Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/1 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake PAC
8/3 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
8/4 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
8/5 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre

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wine006Philadelphia- Anthony Masapollo, co-owner of Le Castagne at 1920 Chestnut Street announces that the restaurant will now offer a new summer bar menu and happy hour. The happy hour features savory bar snacks from Executive Chef Michael DeLone and daily food and drink specials, Monday through Saturday from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.

The happy hour schedule is as follows:
Monday: All drinks are ½ price
Tuesday: All bar snacks are ½ price
Wednesday: Join Le Castagne for Center City Sips
Thursday: All bar snacks are ½ price
Friday and Saturday: All drinks and bar snacks are ½ price

Bar menu includes:
Crispy calamari with cherry peppers, grilled lemon and pomodoro sauce
Shitake rubbed Berkshire ribs with saba glaze
Salmon pastrami on fennel blini with whipped creme fraiche and caperberry
Assorted bruschetta: tomato basil, shrimp rillette, and parmesan cream with crispy
prosciutto
Grilled flatbread with caramelized onion, mushroom and herb goat cheese

Le Castagne, a Sena family restaurant (Panorama, La Famiglia, Revolution House, Spiga) located at 1920 Chestnut Street, one block from Rittenhouse Square, features Northern Italian cuisine and handmade pastas from Executive Chef Michael DeLone. With convenient parking in an open-air lot adjacent to the restaurant, patrons can eat in a sleek and elegant dining room. For reservations call 215.751.9913 or www.lecastagne.com for more information.

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Styx, REO & Nugent to Rock the Borgata July 1

By Lynn Ramage’

STYX-usableHaving sold over 30 Million LP’s in 4 decades, STYX is still selling out arenas and stunning audiences around the world! This summer the band joins forces with two equally Legendary bands “REO Speedwagon and the Ted Nugent” on “The Midwest Rock & Roll Express Tour” kicking off in Bethlehem PA on June 29th. “Out on the Town” was invited to cover this event and we’ll be meeting up with them in Atlantic City on July 1st! STYX consisting of Tommy Shaw on vocals, James Young also on vocals and guitars, Todd Sucherman on drums, Lawrence Gowan vocals and keyboards, Ricky Phillips on bass and surprise appearances by original bassist Chuck Panozzo. I’m sure we’ll be enthralled by hearing some of their power ballads such as; “Come Sail Away,” “Renegade,” “Blue Collar Man” “Lady” and “Fooling Yourself” and so many other hits! I had a chance to sit and talk to bassist Ricky Phillips who joined the band around 2003. Now Ricky himself has had an astounding career starting with the record hits playing with the “Baby’s” and then onto “Bad English.” He has played also with many heavy hitters such as Jimmy Page and David Coverdale, Creedence, Joe Lynn Turner, Julian Lennon, Roger Daltry just to name a few!

L.R: This new tour “The Midwest Rock & Roll Express” do you know how long this tour will last and any word on a second leg by way of Philadelphia possibly?

R.S: That always depends on the promoters and who bids on it but that does sometimes happen with a tour and all of a sudden it catches a bit of a flame, where there is enough interest! So far we’re only doing two legs that I’ve seen. I know we’re booked thru November and we’ve got to be moving around the country quite a bit!

L.R: How long will each band play? Any set themes we can expect?

R.S: Ted goes on and plays for about an hour and then REO and STYX play for about 75 minutes. With the set changes that’s a full night. It’s definitely enough for everybody to dig into the catalog. The cool thing that I like about STYX is not really about one thing or one style. The band has evolved over the years and some of the hits happened by accident. The band really never thought as themselves as a singles oriented band. So within that you don’t really satisfy the audience unless you can touch upon all those things cause I think that’s all the elements that have given us the fan base we have had at this point now through all these years. We try not to do the same exact thing every night and we try to change it up. Sometime during the middle of the set we’ll play something that may not have had the airplay that the obvious hits did but there are songs our die hard fans know and want to hear so we try to change that up and throw a couple of those in every night.

L.R: Do you have a personal favorite song you like to play and why?

R.S: Ya know, it kind of changes for me but I can name a few as we go through, I love the deeper cuts. I came from a real harder edged rock school growing up. I started out with the Beatles but then when I heard Hendrix and Led Zeppelin that was it for me! I think the interesting thing about STYX is that we have this younger fan base and it’s really cool to see these young faces out there singing along with knowing all the words. It’s fun for us! One song…I think “Renegade” is just one of those songs that get you up! Another song that is a sleeper is just a masterpiece is “Fooling Yourself” you don’t think of it as one of your favorite “STYX” song, but you can feel the emotional response from the audience, so that is always fun to play!

L.R: Having done as much as you have, and joining STYX and to have sold so many millions of albums worldwide. Do you recall that moment when you realized what a huge success you had become? Do you recall your thoughts at that moment?

R.S: I think it sneaks up on you and you don’t realize it. I will say this. Everyone and I mean every musician knows where they were the first time they heard themselves on the radio. I was on Sunset Boulevard on a Beautiful day in Sunny Los Angeles going past Tower records which by the way is not there anymore. Back then, I lived walking distance from the Whiskey A Go Go! I was driving and Boom, there it was, it was a song “Back on My Feet Again” when I was with the Baby’s. You kind of look around and think is anyone else hearing this? So you pull over really fast to listen to it!

L.R: in October of 2011, a double CD release “Regeneration” with a few revamped “Damned Yankees” songs when Tommy was once in that band. I wasn’t aware of this release will it be available for fans at the show?

R.S: Yes it is and as a matter of a fact, Tommy had written a song “A Difference in the World” We are still writing for ourselves to satisfy our artistic creations and I suggested we add that song as a bonus track to the “Regeneration” release.

L.R: Do you have any Hobbies?

R.S: I’m deeply addicted to Golf! Sometimes for the band I do Golf Promotions where radio contest winners can join me in a round of golf to create a presence of any of the touring we may do. So its kind of fun with meeting some of my fans and radio personalities that I’ve known for years over the phone! The discipline of golf relates somehow to trying to master an instrument or being a good actor. Cause you have no one to blame. It’s all you! There is so much more to it! If you get somebody started on Golf it’s a great great discipline! I’ve been playing since I was a kid. My dad and I would go out on the course and we’d just have a good time together!

L.R: Finally what one thing is that you still would like to do?

R.S: Wow! One thing…Ya know I think I’ve always wanted to find the time, if you are a song writer and you’ve got them living in your head but to get them all recorded and get them down is a process! To do it properly, and to record them the way you feel they need to be represented. To me I write in a sense where the music is as important as the lyric & arrangements and time signatures…just the way I like to write is more complex then a simple little three chord song. I would love to have the time to dedicate to get fifty to even seventy songs recorded and trying to find homes with them with other artists. My main focus has been being in a band. In doing so there are some personal things musically that I would love…I would love to have success with a song that I’ve written for another artist. But I’d love to have a song that I’ve written that everyone knew! Oh a song someone would say “Oh I like that song!” I wish I could sing for what I write. I write for guys that have much higher ranges. Tommy is amazing! He is a fountain of ideas! He always has something going on in his head. I like the way he jams out his thought process so it doesn’t get stuck on an initial idea thinking that’s the only way it can be done. It can evolve and he finds the sweet spot in the stuff he writes! It’s really cool the way he works!

L.R: In all your travels who have been the most interesting person so far you’ve met?

R.S: Probably my grandfather. When you’re a little kid you don’t realize you’re putting that pallet together. He would start talking and he would never raise his voice, so everyone else would quiet down and listen to him speak and no one would speak until he was done. (Laughter) It was like a Power that was extraordinary. He had good things to say and he was a kind soul. Yeah He “got it!”

I wish I had more room to write here, as this interview was up there as one of my favorites! It was an honor and a pleasure for me to interview Ricky, he was just so down to earth and humble! We want to again thank him for to take the time he took with us before the tour! We really hope to see everyone out for these shows as they truly promise to be an incredible night promised with so much talent!

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Bartender Of The Month
Megan Wagher
From: Hazy’s Bar & Grille
Feasterville Pa
(Photo by Mike Vagnoni)

20120630-125225.jpgMegan Wagher works over at Hazy’s Bar & Grille on wednesday, fridays and every other saturday…she’s been a bartender for the last 7 years and started at Hazys in Feasterville.
From day one, when Hazy’s first opened, Megan got her start as a bartender and she’s been there every since. Megan is a resident of Bensalem Pa and she stands in at
5′ 5” and has brown hair and green eyes. She’s a personality behind the bar and really loves talking to her patrons and likes to get to know each and everyone. She’s does a great job when she works her weekly shifts. She is so well loved at Hazys’ – just ask any of the patrons.” I really like this job because I get to to hear so many people telling me all sorts of things…it really makes my job so much fun. You have to listen to your customers and I do think that is what makes a great bartender …letting your customers open up and speak to you”, she says.

STATS:

Birthsign: Leo
Favorite radio Station: 104.5 FM
Hobbies: Going down the shore ( Wildwood NJ) in the summertime. Likes’ to go swimming with her daughter Molly. Likes doing all kinds of summer things…Boardwalks and the great outdoors. Summertime is her kind of time.
ON SPORTS: – Loves them Phillies.
FAVORITE DRINK TO SERVE:
Grape Popsicle
FAVORTE DRINK TO DRINK:
Miller Lite!
Stop by Hazy’s Bar & Grille located at1740 Bridgetown Pike…they have a super-staff of very good looking bartenders. Hazy’s was voted one of the top bars in Bucks County…they have a saying…Great Food – Good People and Better Bartenders! Megan is proof of that. Stop by this week and say hello! Tell her you did see her in the OOT GUIDE. (See more by going to www.ootonline.com)

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Fireside Beef & Ale

Jun 27, 2012

by Helene

firesideThe Fireside Beef & Ale is located at 237 Elmwood Avenue, in Feasterville, PA. This neighborhood pub has been around since 1978 and has gone through many changes. I asked John, the owner, what’s new for 2012? He was excited to finally announce his plans for their expanded outdoor patio-set to open on August 1st! It will seat up to 85 guests and will be equipped with an outdoor bar-perfect for spending these lazy hazy days of summer! The Fireside is family owned and is a great spot to hang out for lunch or dinner, to watch the game or be entertained! Open every Monday & Tuesday from 3pm until 2am and the rest of the week from 11am until 2am.

The Fireside has a great menu! Everything John cooks up is fresh and home-made! Known for their Clams Casino, 9 ounce Burgers, Roast Beef and Pulled Pork sandwiches-which are out of this world! You also have to try their fresh Steamers and Mussels in their famous Drunken Sauce! For the summer you can get All-U-Can-Eat Snow Crabs every Tuesday from 7-10pm for just $24.95! Delicious!

All summer long come out for their Friday night LIVE JAM with KIRKO from 5-9pm! There will be reduced drink specials, give-a-ways and other specials which change from week to week. Happy hour is from 5-7pm with $5 Martinis! A must try is their Key Lime Pie or their Mint Chocolate Chip Martinis! Tuesdays is Quizzo and every Sunday is Karaoke from 8-midnight!

Here are some other upcoming events to look forward to at the Fireside. On Saturday, July 28th get out your spandex for the 80’s Retro Party. On Aug. 18th & 19th they will be holding their annual Wiffle Ball Tournament sponsored by Miller Lite. And there will be an end to the summer LUAU sometime in September! So when you are in the neighborhood make sure you stop by the Fireside Beef & Ale-you will definitely want to keep coming back!

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