WTIM: Music Around Town: Sept. 3 edition

Submitted photo The guys from Hillbilly Shakespeare can't wait to come hang out at Other Farm Brewing Co. and grab some brews and BBQ -- They may even play some, too!

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

3 Sept – Open Mic w/ Black Rue at Fujiyama’s Sunset Lounge (8 p.m. start)

3 Sept – Singles Going Steady at The Water Tower, Oaks (5 p.m. start)

4 Sept – Blues & Jazz Jam at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

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

4 Sept – Open Mic at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (8 p.m. start)

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

5 Sept – Hillbilly Shakespeare Beer and BBQ at The Other Farm Brewing Co., Boyertown (5 p.m. start)

5 Sept – Jim Meck at The Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Reading (9 p.m. start)

5 Sept – Born Cross Eyed Acoustic at Ron’s Crooked Hill Tavern, Sanatoga (9 p.m. start)

5 Sept – Barbara & Charles Phillips (mix of Live and DJ music) at Fujiyama’s Sunset Lounge, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

5 Sept – Work Release at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

5 Sept – Moonshine Bandits at Building 24, West Reading (10 p.m. start)

5 Sept – Bev Conklin at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Monkey Bizzness at The Peanut Bar & Grill, Royersford (9:30 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Jim Meck for The Lions Club Pig Roast at The Beverly Hills Tavern (1 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Jim Meck at Louie’s Restaurant, Allentown (7 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Jam for Krista (Krista Staudt Scholarship Fund) at The Liederkranz, Reading (4 p.m. start)

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

6 Sept – Donny & Tommy at Union Jacks Old Congo Hotel, Barto (6 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Jamie La Spina at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Rougaroo at Cooper Morgans, Barto (8 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Flamin’ Dick & The Hot Rods at The Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Sam Ash Fundraiser at The Water Tower, Oaks (7 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Go Go Gadget at Building 24, West Reading (10 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Chris Seasholtz at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

6 Sept – Guitar Show and Swap Meet at Jake’s Flea Market, Barto (7 a.m. start)

7 Sept – Hezekiah Jones & Brad Hinton Band at Union Jacks on the Manatawny, Oley (6 p.m. start)

7 Sept – Lionize, American Sharks and more at Reverb, Reading (6 p.m. start)

10 Sept – Jim Meck at Cj Hummels, Lenhartsville (6 p.m. start)

10 sept – Singles Going Steady at The Water Tower, Oaks (5 p.m. start)

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

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

11 Sept – Open Mic at Pappy T’s, Hamburg (8 p.m. start)

12 Sept – Levi Bone at Flanagans Pub, Shillington (9 p.m. start)

12 Sept – Pat Garrett Band at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

12 Sept – Scott Reese at Fujiyama’s Sunset Lounge, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

12 Sept – Middle Class Madness at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

12 Sept – Salsa Dance Social at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8 p.m. start)

12 Sept – The Dirk Quinn Band at The Other Farm Brewing Co., Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

12 Sept – Gabe Traynor at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

13 Sept – Jim Meck at Louie’s Restaurant, Allentown (7 p.m. start)

13 Sept – Heavens Thunder at the special Smiles for Sue fundraiser at The State Theater Boyertown (7 p.m. start proceeds to aid in the medical expenses of local friend and business woman Sue Kochu)

13 Sept – Levi Bone at Fujiyama’s Sunset Lounge, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

13 Sept – Bobby Newton at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

13 Sept – Fran Alazar & Friends at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

13 Sept – Lee Paschall at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

13 Sept – Steve Brosky at The Bridge Inn, Pleasentville (7:30 p.m. start)

14 Sept – Jim Meck at The Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem (8 p.m. start)

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

Well there is no reason to believe that it’s not September – Labor Day weekend just went screaming by and the kids have FINALLY all returned to school. It doesn’t appear that the music scene is going to cool off anytime soon, if anything, it appears that it may just be starting to get HOTTER! Leading the way with their hands on the thermostats are WTIM friends Monkey Bizzness, Hillbilly Shakespeare, Jim Meck, Born Cross Eyed Acoustic and Levi Bone. Let’s be honest, without our outstanding area venues like The Other Farm, The State Theater, The Greshville Inn, The Bridge Inn, Fujiyama’s, Union Jack’s Old Congo Hotel (and so many more) our lives would be MUCH quieter. PLEASE after you go hang out and jam to some bands take a second and thank whoever you can find working these venues for making live music available to the masses! Hope to see you all out and about!

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.

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