WTIM: Music around Boyertown and all around

What’s going on musically in the Berks-Mont Newspapers coverage area? A lot, and we want to help keep everyone in the know.

Local Bands and Venues

28 Dec. – Ken & Rick at The Sandtrap, Limerick (7:00 start)

28 Dec. – Pipe Dreams Entertainment at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

28 Dec. – Trial Under Fire at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

28 Dec. – Johnny Hazel & Friends, Mike Holiday at The State Theater, Boyertown (9:30 start)

29 Dec. – Old School at The Sandtrap, Limerick (9:00 start)

29 Dec. – Step Into the Light at the Greshville Inn, Greshville (9:00 start)

29 Dec. – Steve Tarmin at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

29 Dec. – Flagged at the Shoey Fire Company, Shoemakersville (10:00 start)

29 Dec. – Juniors Grades at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

29 Dec. – Cultivator at Village Tavern, Leesport (10:00 start)

29 Dec. – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Cousins Pub, Shoemakersville (8:00 start)

30 Dec. – No Regrets in a battle of the bands at The Rusty Nail Tavern, Ardmore (4p.m. start)

31 Dec. – New Year’s with the Sunnybrook House Band, Amanda Carr at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8:00 start)

31 Dec. – New Year’s Eve with Rod DeGeorge and guests at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (9:00 start)

31 Dec. – 6 Times 9 at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (10:00 start)

31 Dec. – New Year’s Eve with What She Said at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

31 Dec. – Jim Meck at Golden Oaks Golf Club, Fleetwood (7:00 start)

31 Dec. – New Year’s Eve feat. 2 Comedians and Bigg Romeo at The Loft at Limerick Golf Club doors open at 6:30 shows at 7:30. Reservations ARE required.

3 Jan. – Blue Grass Jam at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

4 Jan. – The Blue Room, Local Dub, New Kings of Rhythm at Chaplins the Music Café (8:00 start)

5 Jan. – Throdl, Eye for an Eye, Satans Siblings at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

Sooooo if you’re reading this, either the Mayan calendar was wrong or the eggheads interpreting the Mayan calendar had no idea that they were looking at the world’s oldest Chinese take-out menu. We are now looking into 2013 – and from what I am seeing in my crystal ball, we are in for an awesome headbanging year.

We have our final “favorite band name” entry for 2012 check out Juniors Grades, who will be playing Blind Hartmans this weekend. WTIM friends No Regrets will be playing in a Battle of the Bands down in Ardmore. The winner will be determined by the loudest crowd noise, so get out there and cheer the boys on to a win. Locally, I think spending New Year’s Eve listening to Berks County’s busiest act, Jim Meck is the way to go. I’m sticking with the Wallflowers on the bigs, even though I do like Little Feat at The Scottish Rite as a close second. Thanks for the support in 2012 and let’s rock just a little harder and love a little more in 2013.

Do you want to see your band or venue listed here at WTIM?Send an email totdietterick@journalregister.com with the particulars (at least twoweeks in advance) and we’ll get it out there.

Concerts of Note

27 Dec. – The Wallflowers at the Sands in Bethlehem

29 Dec. – Little Feat at the Scottish Rite Auditorium

29 Dec. – The Fab Four Beatles Tribute at the Sands Bethlehem

30 Dec. – G Love & Special Sauce at the Borgata

31 Dec. – The Back Street Boys at the Sands Bethlehem

Tim Dietterick is Circulation Manager of Berks-Mont Newspapers