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Video Translation Of The Upcoming Weekend (And A Free Tee Shirt)

First one to comment correctly with what I’m doing this weekend based on the content of the videos below gets a free tee shirt. (No Googling)

Abbey Update- We’re In The Middle of A Big, Big Month

Bluegrass Month is in full swing at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company.

Last week we saw a fine offering of goodness from the traditional (River Town Revival) to the obscure (Dick Butt Kiss and The Tightends) to the national (Hot Buttered Rum) and this weekend continues the varied schedule from all corners of the Bluegrass spectrum-

Friday night brings Denver, Colorado’s Oakhurst- blending a mesmerizing and foot-stomping mix of rock and roll, bluegrass and rockabilly, they’ve been delighting audiences coast-to-coast for sevaral years. Showtime at 10PM no cover.

And Saturday brings WXPN darlings Perkasie from Lancaster, PA. “Easy comparisons would be Woody Guthrie, Simon and Garfunkel, or Bright Eyes’ countrified Cassadaga, but the natural chemistry and playfulness among the band members foster a comforting aura that’s hard to pre-manufacture.”-Impose

November Bluegrass at The Brewery Schedule-

11/13- Oakhurst- 10PM No Cover
11/14- Perkasie- 10PM No Cover
11/21- Hackensaw Boys with Mason Porter- Doors at 7:30 $10 adv/$15 door
11/28- Soulgrass Freedom Junction – 10PM No Cover

Also in November- brand new open mic hosts every Thursday- sign ups begin at 8PM; the mic opens at 9-
Thurs 11/13- Open Mic hosted by The Big Up (featuring Travis Warlow of Spotus)
Thurs 11/20- Open Mic hosted by The Thrives
Thurs 11/20- Central PA Tweetup/Bloggers Bash

We’re also happy to welcome on Monday November 17 and Wedesday November 19 for two very special and very unique evenings of entertainment-

Monday November 17- presents a free show with Fredrik (from Sweden- members of The LK) with Old Time Burials and Chad Tiler from Harrisburg. This will be an early show- show starts at 7:30 with Fredrik hitting the stage at 9. (We promise to have you home by Midnight)

Then on Wednesday the 19th it’s another Moviate in The Gallery event featuring a presentation by and Q&A with filmaker Mike Kuchar- from San Francisco, major influence on Tim Burton, John Waters and many others. 8PM, $5 donation. 8PM/All Ages..

But wait! That’s not all!

Wednesday November 26 (Thanksgiving Eve) we bring back an ABC tradition and invite you to an evening with Quagmire Swim Team. Perhaps you don’t remember the end of the night, but you know it’s always a great time with QST in the house. Doors at 8, $7. Tell yer friends.

Toubab Tuesday

They’re back!

Toubab Krewe rolls their biodeisel fueled bus back to The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company for an early “Evening With” show-

Doors at 7 and the show’ll start nice and early (due to the early-in-the-week status of this show)

Tickets are onsale now at the host stand at Appalachian Brewing Company or Roundtable Tickets for eight bucks in advance or twelve at the door.

WXPN Celebrates One Year in Central PA- Big, Free Shows and Static Stickers All Around

Friday, October 3 – Funky Friday Dance Party with David Dye at the Abbey Bar in Harrisburg.
Come on out and bust a move as David does his show live from the Abbey from 5-7pm, and then keeps the party going until 10pm off air with all the funk you can handle for a Friday night. Admission is Free though you’ll need to RSVP at

Saturday, October 4 – XPN Central PA Local Showcase at the Lizard Lounge (Chameleon Club) in Lancaster.
For the past few months XPN’s Helen Leicht (producer and host of our XPN Local program), in conjunction with Fly Magazine, has been asking Central PA musicians and bands to submit their music to be considered for airplay. Helen has played quite a few Central PA artists and has now chosen three bands to play at our first ever Central PA XPN Local Showcase.
Doors open at 6pm, then you’ll see and hear the following local bands:
7p – The Sleeping World
7:40p – Farewell Flight
8:20p – Slimfit
And if you show up for this free show you’ll get a chance to win tickets to see the Old 97s later that night upstairs in the Chameleon.
In order to attend you need to RSVP right here.

Saturday, October 4 – 9pm – XPN Welcomes the Old 97s to the Chameleon. We’ll be broadcasting this show live on the air, so if you can’t make it…tune in!

Sunday, October 5 – Kids Corner at FallFest at Shiloh Nurseries in York – 11am – 1pm.
Host Kathy O’Connell will be on hand for a meet and greet along with naturalist Jane Kirkland of Jane will give a lesson in Birdwatching 101 so bring your binoculars! Click here.

John Brown’s Body – VENUE CHANGE

Just a heads up-

John Brown’s Body- scheduled for Friday November 8 at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company with support from Mishka and Clint Daub’s Polar Coda has been moved to Dragonfly Nightclub located at 234 N Second Street in Harrisburg.

All other info- tickets, times, ages- is exactly the same.

If you’ve already purchased tickets, they will be honored at Dragonfly- same date and time.

Tickets are available online, at Dragonfly Nightclub or Custom Blends in Camp Hill.