WTIM Music around town and all around

Go Commando, my local pic of the week.

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 March – Open Acoustic Jam at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

21 March – Front Porch Pickin w/ Amy Forsyth at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 start)

22 March – New York, NY Dueling Pianos at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8:00 start)

22 March – Dave Mells Blues Band & The Rockman Blues Band at The State Theater, Boyertown (7:00 start)

22 March – Matt Spitko at The Sandtrap. Limerick (7:00 start)

22 March – Jim Meck at Roman Delight, Orwigsburg (8:00 start)

22 March – Backflash Band at the Bowl Grille, Exeter (9:30 start)

22 March – Food Will Win the War hosted by LA Astronaut at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 start)

22 March – Hyjynx at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

22 March – Wave Radio at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

23 March – Eddie Holman, The Crystals, The Tymes & The Duprees at Pottstown High School, Pottstown (6:00 start) there is also an after concert dance party at The Elks Lodge, 61 High St, Pottstown! Admission required for both events.

23 March – Second Hand Cherry at the Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (10:00 start)

23 March – Blackhorse at The Sandtrap, Limerick (9:00 start)

23 March – Listen Live Music Concert featuring Ronny Cox also Bob Grover at The Macungie Institute, Macungie (8:00 start)

23 March – Flagged at The Village Tavern, Leesport (10:00 start)

23 March – Consider the Source at Reverb, Reading (7:00 start)

23 March – Ziggy Issacs at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 start)

23 March – Jim Meck at Breinigsville VFW, Breinigsville

23 March – Jefferson Wheelchair at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

23 March – In Our Dreams at Gear Jammers Saloon, Douglassville

23 March – Andross, Audible Silence, Jantones at Cooper Morgans (The Barto Hotel) (9:00 start)

27 March – Detective, Planetary & more at Reverb, Reading (7:00 start)

27 March – Christopher Cross, Jeffrey Gaines at Reverb, Reading (8:00 start)

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

29 March – Black Hat Boris at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 start)

29 March – Alfred James Band at The State Theater, Boyertown (7:00 start)

29 March – Jim Meck White Palm Tavern, Topton (8:00 start)

29 March – BASH Rock Club at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown

29 March – A Decent Distraction, Geronimo, Amish Cole Cash at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

29 March – Brian V at The Sandtrap, Limerick (7:00 start)

30 March – Hat Trixx at the Shoey Fire Co, Shoemakersville (10:00 start)

30 March – Mark Schultz and The Wayne Rangers, Ted the Fiddler, Ranger Will at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8:00 start)

30 March – Go Commando at The Sandtrap, Limerick (9:00 start)

30 March – Divisions at Reverb, Reading (8:00 start)

30 March – Musical Chaos at Village Tavern, Leesport (10:00 start)

30 March – Boomers and Beyond Dance w/ Jimmy K at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8:00 start)

30 March – Rod DeGeorge at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 start)

30 March – Dr Sloth Claw at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 start)

30 March – Pistol Whip’d at Oley Fire Co, Oley (9:30 start)

30 March – The Reluctants at Gear Jammers Saloon, Douglassville

30 March – Four Faces West at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9:00 start)

Looks like March is going to go out like a lion! Local venues are turning up the heat to welcome Spring with some of the hottest lineups I’ve seen since starting WTIM! Our friends at Listen Live Music up in Macungie are bringing in the big guns with Ronnie Cox in the house (not to mention that Bob Grover is also on this card!). Friends Black Hat Boris and Jim Meck are checking in too. Our new friends Andross are also playing at a venue we haven’t listed before, Cooper Morgans (at The Barto Hotel) welcome! The list goes on and so could I. On the big stages check out the Third Day and Carrie Underwood shows and for you retro folks it’s Bobby Vinton! Here’s a “cross” over Christopher Cross is coming to Reverb along with one of our favorites Jeffrey Gaines!

But my pick on the big stage is Jefferson Starship. I’m not sure what’s left of the original band, but I always liked their music. Locally I’m going with Go Commando at The Sandtrap for two reasons 1) I love the band name and 2) our friend Chris Langiotti will be guesting on guitar for this show. WARNING this will be a high energy show bring your dancing shoes!

Do you want to see your band or venue listed here at WTIM send and email to tdietterick@journalregister.com with the particulars (at least 2 weeks in advance ) and we’ll get it out there.

Concerts of Note

22 March – Third Day, Colton Dixon, Josh Wilson at The Sovereign Center

22 March – Amy Schumer at the Keswick Theater

22 March – Jefferson Starship at Penns Peak

23 March – The Fab Faux (Beatles Tribute) at the Keswick Theater

23 March – Bobby Vinton at Penns Peak

25 March – Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes at the Giant Center

27 March – Gary Allan at Penns Peak

Tim Dietterick is the circulation manager for Berks-Mont Newspapers.