WTIM: Music Around Town: Oct. 23 edition

Submitted photo Bill Koss Combo is scaring up a (Halloween) show at Cutillos.

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

23 Oct - The Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

23 Oct – Single Going Steady at The Water Tower, Oaks (5 p.m. start)

24 Oct – Open Mic w/ Dennis “Two Shoes” Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

24 Oct – Open Mic w/ Cliff Stackonis at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

24 Oct – Chris Lubresco at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

24 Oct – Rockin’ Alumni Showcase at Kutztown University Schaffer Auditorium, Kutztown (7:30 p.m. start)

25 Oct – Bill Koss Combo Halloween Party at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown

25 Oct – Mike & Paula of Meadowood Music at The Half Moon Cafι in Clay on Main, Oley (8 p.m. start, $10 donation)

25 Oct – Blues City Blues Band – Bowl Grille, Exeter (8 p.m. start)

25 Oct – Zombie Prom Halloween Party featuring Sloth Love Chunk at Reverb, Reading (8 p.m. start)

25 Oct – Claude Bourbon, Steve Madonna Chaplins the Music Cafι, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

25 Oct – Blue Moon, Maggie Spike, Wordplay at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 p.m. start)

25 Oct – Black Rue at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

25 Oct – Potty Mouth at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30p.m. start)

25 Oct – DeBellas Masquerade Bash at The Water Tower, Oaks (7 p.m. start)

26 Oct – Hillbilly Shakespeare, Ben Blakesley & The Haymakers at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

26 Oct – Stephanie Grace at Gear Jammers Saloon, Douglassville (6 p.m. start)

26 Oct – Bronx Wanders at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8 p.m. start)

26 Oct – Rod DeGeorge at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

26 Oct – Emily Jubb, John Valerio, Katy Glorioso at Chaplins the Music Cafι, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

26 Oct – Griz at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9p.m. start)

26 Oct – Halloween Party with Flagged at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

26 Oct – Hopwood at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

26 Oct – Pentatonix at Kutztown University Schaffer Auditorium, Kutztown (7:30 p.m. start)

27 Oct – Hex Hollow Open Stage Jam at Hex Hollow Music, Barto

30 Oct – The Legendary Barto Jam at The Other Farm brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

30 Oct – Single Going Steady at The Water Tower, Oaks (5 p.m. start)

31 Oct – Chuck Cahoe at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7p.m. start)

31 Oct – Open Mic w/ Dennis Two Shoes Schwartz at Good Eatz, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

1 Nov – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Cigars International, Hamburg (7 p.m. start)

1 Nov – Friars Point at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

1 Nov – Halloween Party w/ Vuja De at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

1 Nov – Magoo at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (8:30 p.m. start)

1 Nov – Dog Bite Money at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

2 Nov – Listen Live Music Open Mic Night at The Macungie Institute, Macungie (7:30 p.m. start)

2 Nov – The Tributes at Gilbertsville Fire Co, Gilbertsville (7 p.m. start)

2 Nov – Darhmas Kindress at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9 p.m. start)

2 Nov – Red Headed Step Child at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

2 Nov – Get Real at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

November is on the horizon, but it is looking as busy as October. WTIM friends the Bill Koss Combo, Hillbilly Shakespeare, Stephanie Grace, Jim Meck and The Tributes all are taking the stage this time. Steve Walker will be hosting an open Stage and Jam at the beautiful Hex Hollow Music in Barto and the good folks at Listen Live Music are having their Open Mic, Nov 2. I am mentioning this because this date is off their normal cycle and we don’t want anyone to miss it! Speaking of not missing it – The EP release party for Stephanie Grace’s EP containing the song “Loser” is set for Nov. 9 at Building 24 in Reading. Tickets are $10 and Student tickets will be $5.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST

Thank You! To all the great folks that came by The Turning Leaf Fall Festival to see us! The weather sure did a 180 and gave us the PERFECT day to play outdoors. Thanks to Black Hat Boris, Duffy Moon, Middle Class Madness, Stephanie Grace, Matt Bailey, Dave Adams of Comfort Zone and Yolanda Spohn the generous gifts of your time and talents make Turning Leaf the special event it is. Special thanks to Chris Langiotti (of The Time Machine) and Nate Zifra (of Go Commando) for making the Band Shell sound ROCK! Also Thanks to Adam Moyer for the use of his audio snake, it makes life soooo much easier!

Do you want to see your band or venue listed here at WTIM send an email to tdietterick@21st-centurymedia.com with the particulars (at least 2 weeks in advance) and we’ll get it out there.

Concerts of Note

25 Oct – Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt at The Keswick Theater

25 Oct – Kansas at Miller Symphony Hall

26 Oct – Gordon Lightfoot at Penns Peak

26 Oct – Kansas at The Scottish Rite Auditorium

27 Oct – Roger Hodgson of Supertramp at The Scottish Rite Auditorium

29 Oct – Phish at The Sovereign Performing Arts Center

1 Nov – Gordon Lightfoot at The Scottish Rite Auditorium

1 Nov – Passion Pit, The Joy Formidable at The House of Blues, A.C.

2 Nov – America at Penns Peak

2 Nov – Michael W Smith at The Scottish Rite Auditorium

3 Nov – Josh Groban at The Wells Fargo Center

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