WTIM: Music Around Town, May 7 edition

You can see Coahoma Soul at Chaplin's the Music CafÈ in Spring City this weekend.

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

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 Judy’s on Cherry, Reading (7 p.m. start)

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9 May – Steve Walker at Westminister Village, Allentown

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 Chaplin’s the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

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

9 May – Bankrupt Band at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 pm start)

9 May – The Sensational Sun Cruisers at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 pm start)

9 May – Dean House at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 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 – Hex Hollow Rounders at the American Fiddle and Bluegrass Association’s event at Wind Gap Park, Wind Gap

10 May – Listen Live Music Open Mic Night at The Macungie Institute, Macungie (sign ups 7 p.m. music starts at 7:30 p.m.)

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)

10 May – Josh & Amy at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

10 May – Steve Walker Acoustic at Marty Magees, Prospect Park

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

11 May – Ballroom Dance at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

11 May – Hopwood at Ladies Night at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

16 May – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

16 May – Wordplay (Charlie & Amy) at The Half Moon Café in Clay on Main, Oley (8 p.m. start, $10 donation)

16 May – 11A at The State Theater, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

16 May – Project X at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

16 May – Note 4 Note at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (8:30 p.m. start)

16 May – Trial Under Fire at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

16 May – Johnny A at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

17 May – Monkey Bizzness at The Peanut, Royersford (9:30 p.m. start)

17 May – Stephanie Grace at St Gabe’s Carnival, Stowe

17 May – Jim Meck & The Guide Dogs at Bowers Hotel, Bowers (8:30 p.m. start)

17 May – Steve Carlisle at The Sandtrap, Limerick (8 p.m. start)

17 May – Steve Walker at the Berks Fiddle Festival at the Berks County Heritage Center, Reading

17 May – Wildflower at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

17 May – Mary Fahl at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (7 p.m. start)

17 May – Magoo at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

17 May – Anvil, Bullet Method, Stone Cold Fever and More at Reverb, Reading (6:30 p.m. start)

17 May – Bunch-a-Funk featuring Reggie Brown at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m.)

18 May – Jim Meck at The Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem (6 p.m. start)

18 May – Good Lovin Jam Band at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

18 May – Polkabash! Featuring Lenny Goluka & Chicago Push, Stephanie & Her Honky Band, Joe Stanky & The Cadets, O’Such Rhythm & Music Band at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (noon start)

We are rocking toward summer – what a ride it’s going to be! Berks County’s busiest acts, Jim Meck and Steve Walker are playing EVERYWHERE and we love trying to keep up with where they are on any given day. Monkey Bizzness, Levi Bone, Stephanie Grace, Steve Carlisle and the folks up a Listen Live Music round out the WTIM friends on the docket this time. Steve Carlisle fans take note, Steve’s May 8 show at Cutillos has been canceled but you can catch up with him the following week at The Sandtrap.

Don’t forget the Mothers in your life this weekend!

Ventured out to the Beautiful Hex Hollow the other afternoon and got to hang out with the two Rays, Flying Dutchman Dave, Nancy, Bob Grover, the Luna Fest chainsaw players, Steve Walker and several others (whose names escape me at the moment, sorry about that). What a blast! Music in the great outdoors is always the best, THANKS Steve!

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:

7 May – Winery Dogs at Penn’s 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

13 May – Alice In Chains, Monster Truck at the Santander Performing Arts Center

17 May – Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam

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