WTIM: Jan. 8 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

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

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

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

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

9 Jan – Chuck Cahoo at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

10 Jan – Main Street at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

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

10 Jan – Vuja De Duo at The Other Farm brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 p.m. start)

10 Jan – Sean Smith at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (8 p.m. start)

10 Jan – Coahoma Soul, A Decent Distraction, Ellipsis at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

10 Jan – Christopher Dean Band at Cigars International, Hamburg (7 p.m. start)

10 Jan – Magoo at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (9 p.m. start)

10 Jan – Alter Nation at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

11 Jan – Jim Meck at Roman Delight Restaurant, Orwigsburg (8:30 p.m. start)

11 Jan – Listen Live Music Open Mic at The Macungie Institute, Macungie (7 p.m. start)

11 Jan – Jatoba w/ Special guests Echoes Talk Back at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

11 Jan – Classic Touch at The Greshville Inn, Boyertown (9 p.m. start)

11 Jan – Eye 4 an Eye, Royal/Revise, The Last Remark, Beyond the Wall of Sleep, Beneath the King at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (6:30 p.m. start)

11 Jan – Allen Reynolds Band at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

11 Jan – JP Bailey at Cigars International, Hamburg (9 p.m. start)

11 Jan – Rougaou at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9 p.m. start)

11 Jan – Hyjynx at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

12 Jan – Jim Meck at The Hotel Bethlehem, Bethlehem (6 p.m. start)

14 Jan – Diverse Pop Group at The State Theater, Boyertown (7 p.m. start)

14 Jan – Open Mic at Friendship Farm, Douglassville (7 p.m. start)

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

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

16 Jan – Front Porch Pickin w/ Amy Forsyth at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (7:30 p.m. start)

16 Jan - Emma Cullen, Brooke Slemmer, Savanah King at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

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

16 Jan – Brick at Cutillos Restaurant, Pottstown (7 p.m. start)

17 Jan – Levi Bone at Flanagans Pub, Shillington (9 p.m. start)

17 Jan – STORM at the Temple Fire Co, Temple (9 p.m. start)

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

17 Jan – Lao Tizer with Karen Briggs at Building 24, West Reading (7:30 p.m. start)

17 Jan – grateful Dead Night featuring The Terrapin Trio at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (9:30 p.m. start)

17 Jan – Qwirk at Chaplins the Music Café, Spring City (8 p.m. start)

17 Jan – Sixty Sense at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

17 Jan – Rehab X Band at Cigars International, Hamburg (7 p.m. start)

17 Jan – Barren Wells at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

18 Jan – Levi Bone at Toms Bar, Royersford (9 p.m. start)

18 Jan – Swing Katz at Sunnybrook Ballroom, Pottstown (8 p.m. start)

18 Jan – Jersey Corn Pickers at The Other Farm Brewing Co, Boyertown (8:30 p.m. start)

18 Jan – Wildflower at The Water Tower, Oaks (9 p.m. start)

18 Jan – Wag the Dog at Cooper Morgans, Barto (9 p.m. start)

18 Jan – Axis at Blind Hartmans Tavern, Temple (9:30 p.m. start)

It’s been quite a while since we’ve had what you could really call “winter” weather. I can’t say I really missed it and it can go away anytime now! You can warm up at any of the great shows listed this time! The heat is always on here. WTIM friends Levi Bone and STORM are rocking their first shows of the 2014 season. Both bands have been practicing hard into the new year and the guys in STORM are promising some new tunes when they blow into Temple! If you haven’t got your tickets for Main Street at The State, I’m going to recommend you get to it! The last time these guys were in town it was standing room only at The Historic State and there were a pile of local celebs in the audience (and one or two made it to the stage!). Another first of 2014 is Listen Live Music’s Open Mic. These folks are always looking for performers, audience and volunteers. Volunteering at one (or more) of these events can be quite a learning experience and a whole lot of fun. For more info you can check out their facebook page (Listen Live Music). Get out there! But be careful!

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

10 Jan – Leon Russell & Hot Tuna at The Keswick Theater

11 Jan – Phil Vasser at Penns Peak

25 Jan – Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt at The Sandtander Performing Arts Center

25 Jan – Dave Mason’s Traffic Jam at The Scottish Rite Auditorium (Collingswood)

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

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