WTIM: Music around town 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

21 Feb. – Frontporch Pickin’ w/Amy Forsyth at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

22 Feb. – Bill Koss Combo Czar Star Security Ski Party at Bear Creek Resort Ballroom, Macungie (7:30 start)

22 Feb. – Dirty Mary at the State Theater, Boyertown (7:00 start)

22 Feb. – Bruce in the USA (Springsteen Tribute) at Reverb, Reading (8:00 start)

22 Feb. – Ken & Rick at The Sandtrap, Limerick (7:30 start)

22 Feb. – Boop Loomis at the Northeast Taproom, Reading

22 Feb. – Trial Under Fire at Blind Hartmans Tavern (9:30 start)

22 Feb. – Open Mic Talent Show featuring Jacki Cooper, Larry Ahearn, John Hufford, Aubrey Demedio & Evan Napier, Steve Carrasco, Matt & Alex Kasznel, Connor Beal, The Gentlemen, The New Originals, Amelia Rose Scalies at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7:00 start)

22 Feb. – Hex Hollow Rounders at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown

23 Feb. –Pottstown Relay For Life Talent Competition for Singing or Dancing at The Coventry Mall, Pottstown (10:30 – 3:30)

23 Feb. – The Mango Men at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8:00 start)

23 Feb. – Al & Clara, BJ Sarkissian at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

23 Feb. – Mondays Mistress at The Sandtrap, Limerick (9:00 start)

23 Feb. – The Rockers at Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (10:00 start)

23 Feb. – Cultivator at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

23 Feb. – Dave Wilson, Gerry Werner Duo at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 start)

23 Feb. – Listen Live Music presents Bringing Nashville North/Writers in the Round featuring Host - Mike Holiday, CarolAnn Solebello, Kristin Benjamin and Bill Buttner at The Macungie Institute, Macungie (8:00 start)

23 Feb. – Freddies Closet at Village Tavern, Leesport (10:00 start)

23 Feb. – Major League, Giants at Large, Post Season & more at Reverb, Reading (6:00 start)

25 Feb. – Born Cross Eyed (electric) – Whitpain Tavern, Blue Bell (9:00 start)

28 Feb. – Open Mic w/Cliff Stackonis at The Other Farm Brewing Co., Boyertown (7:00 start)

1 March – Jeff Kerchner, Drew Hoffman at The State Theater, Boyertown (7:00 start)

1 March – Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Common Enemy, McRad and more at Reverb, Reading (6:30 start)

1 March – The Michael James Band at The Sandtrap, Limerick (7:00 start)

1 March – Blues City at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (9:30 start)

2 March – Sea Foam Green at the Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (10:00 start)

2 March – H2O, terror, Wisdom in Chains, Skarhead and more at Reverb, Reading (1pm start)

2 March – Chris Grunwald, Pure Jerry at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

2 March – Egdon Heath at The Sandtrap, Limerick (9:00 start)

2 March – Divisions, Half Drawn, Blyndsydde, Divided We Fall at Gear Jammers, Douglassville (8:00 start)

2 March – Holy Smoke at Village Tavern, Leesport (10:00 start)

Here comes March! And I’ve seen geese flying north. Spring can’t be too far away.

We have some cool stuff coming our way both locally and on the big stages. First, the buzz on the big stages is ALL of Lady Gaga’s local shows are canceled as is most of her tour. Locally, new WTIM friends Listen Live Music and not so new friends The Bill Koss Combo and Boop Loomis are all checking in this week take a minute and check them out. My shocking pick for the big stage has to be Get The Led Out at my favorite venue the Sovereign Performing Arts Center. If you’ve never seen either, well, what’s the matter with you?

Locally, Matt and Tim Koss and the rest of the Combo are going to be turning up the heat at Bear Creek. This is going to be a rocking good time. Get out there, enjoy what’s left of winter and support local music!

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

Concerts of Note

21 Feb. – Rascal Flatts at The Mohegan Sun Arena

23 Feb. – Laurie Berkner at The Keswick Theater

23 Feb. – Matchbox Twenty at the Borgata

27 Feb. – Matchbox Twenty at The Sands Bethlehem

1 March - Get The Led Out at the Sovereign Performing Arts Center

2 March – Get The Led Out at The Scottish Rite Auditorium

3 March – Chris Botti at The Sands Bethlehem