WTIM: Music Around Town, May 1 edition

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

1 May – Bluegrass Jam at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

1 May – Larry Roney at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

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

2 May – Monkey Bizzness at The Spring City Hotel, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

2 May – Roy Hollabaugh with Blue Moon at The Half Moon Café at Clay on Main, Oley (8 p.m. start, $10 donation)

2 May – X-clusive Soul at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

2 May – Black Rue, Glue Factory, Cycle, Skys Edge at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

2 May – Big Daddy at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (8:30 p.m. start)

2 May – The Grind w/ DJ Sharpekuts at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (9:30 p.m. start)

3 May – Levi Bone at Kinzers Station Tavern, Kinzers (9 p.m. start)

3 May – Stephanie Grace, Maggie Rose at Building 24, West Reading (9 p.m. start)

3 May – August at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

3 May – Old School at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

3 May – Ricky Smith & The Crush Band at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9 p.m. start)

3 May – Joe Lerman, Jeremiah James at the Cigar Fest at Cigars International, Hamburg (3 p.m. start)

3 May – Buchaka at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 p.m. start)

4 May – Polka Mass & Dance featuring the Polka Country Musicians at St. Mary’s Church in Hamburg the Mass starts at 12:30 p.m. and the Dance at 2:30 p.m.. Tickets for the dance include a hot Buffet! Call the parish office for tickets 610 562-7657. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

4 May – Killswitch Engage & more at Reveb, Reading (6:30 p.m. start)

8 May – Steve Carlisle at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

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

9 May – Jim Meck at The Speckled Hen at Judys on Cherry, Reading (7 p.m. start)

9 May – Saul Brody for the Kutztown Folk Music Society at St. John UCC, Kutztown (8 p.m. start)

9 May – Black Rue at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

9 May – Note 4 Note at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

9 May – Second Chance Rodeo at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

9 May – Blackbird Band at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (8:30 p.m. start)

10 May – Monkey Bizzness at The Mohnton VFW, Mohnton (8 p.m. start)

10 May – Levi Bone at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

10 May – Stephanie Grace at Woods Pub, Shanesville (6 p.m. start)

10 May – Craig Thatcher Band at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

10 May – AKA at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

10 May – Coahoma Soul at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

11 May – Frog Holler at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

Time continues to fly – the May flowers are making me sneeze, but it beats the dark, angry winter. WTIM friends playing out this time include Monkey Bizzness, Levi Bone, Stephanie Grace, Steve Carlisle and Jim Meck. A couple things on the “do not miss” list this week: Stephanie Grace opening for Maggie Rose at Building 24 in West Reading. Building 24 is a great place to see a show, great music and food to die for. If you like Polka DO NOT miss the Polka Mass and Dance at St. Mary’s in Hamburg. This is just all around great fun in a great community atmosphere.

We got to step out to Cooper Morgans the other night. Chris Dietz rocked a great solo set (and guest spot jam with Chestnut Grove) and was followed by Coahoma Soul. Even down a man, these guys were a fun listen and are working with WTIM friend Jeremy Simon to record a new album. Speaking of new albums, Chestnut Grove recently released their new album, Outside the Show, available now at CD’s Place in Boyertown. Catching these folks live is the recommended way to see Chestnut Grove, though. The energy that comes from the stage when they are on it can power a small city for months!

For you Ritchie Kotzen fans out there, Ritchie with the Winery Dogs will be at Penn’s Peak this week. This appears to be as close as they’re going to get so if you want to see them head for Jim Thorpe.

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 two weeks in advance) and we’ll get it out there.

On the “Big” Stages:

2 May – Blue Oyster, Foghat Cult at Penns Peak

4 May – Merle Haggard at Harrahs A.C.

4 May – Winery Dogs at Penns Peak

9 May – Black Label Society at The Electric Factory

10 May – Paul Potts at The Keswick Theater

11 May – Foster the People, Third Eye Blind, Cage the Elephant and more at The Susquehanna Bank Center

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