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Posted: July 8th, 2014

Big music night

This is a big music night for Erie…on a Tuesday? Yes, which can mean only one thing. It’s time for 8 Great Tuesdays. The show will go on, despite today’s earlier Hurricane Khan, as in wrath of. Was it brutal or what? Eric Brewer, Doug Phillips and Ron Sutton will forge a backing band that [...]


Posted: July 2nd, 2014

Beach show tonight; Gallabaloo coming

Beautiful night for a beach concert, right? Thanks your Beach 1 stars then that the UPMC Sunset Music Series continues tonight at Presque Isle State Park. SYMBA plays first at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Bigness at 7:30 p.m. SYMBA is a young female folk duo (ages 17, 18) who juggled a lot of instruments, [...]


Posted: June 20th, 2014

Tonight’s fun, Mark Russell in July

The SeaWolves will celebrate the 20th season of professional baseball at Jerry Uht Park tonight. I’ll be headed out to that, then hopefully catch some music later on. If the game ends early enough, Breeze Band are over at Docksider (7-10 p.m.), while Refuge plays today at Coconut Joe’s from 6 to 10 p.m. Later [...]


Posted: June 12th, 2014

Drake, Lil Wayne tour; block party

Drake and Lil Wayne just announced a 31-city summer tour that includes two area stops. The multiple Grammy Award winning artists will open the tour on Aug. 8 at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, N.Y. They also play Aug. 17 at First Niagara Pavilion near Pittsburgh. Tickets will go on sale June [...]


Posted: June 11th, 2014

New music event, Cleveland AP awards show with Fall Out Boy, more

Shickalay’s on the Bay at West Sixth and Peninsula Drive will host another outdoor music event on June 22. Country-rocker Chris Higbee will headline with his band, while other performers include Refuge, Jake’s Blues and Me & Julio with Monica Lewis and Julio Quezada. Tickets will be $12 advance and at the door. Food and [...]


Posted: June 9th, 2014

Train’s new single, CD

Train with Erie’s Pat Monahan today just posted a new song, “Angel in Blue Jeans,” on iTunes and YouTube, and also announced a new CD. “Bulletproof Picasso” is the title of the new CD; it’ll be released Sept. 16. The band also reveaked some new dates to support the CD in September; they’re all for [...]


Posted: June 6th, 2014

Weekend forecast

Gorgeous night…good for outoor music. Jackson Station plays today at 6 p.m. at Coconut Joe’s. Salmon Frank will be on the Sunset Patio at Edinboro Lake Resort at 7 p.m. If it doesn’t rain on Saturday, check out Clay Snyder at Edinboro Lake Resort at 7 p.m. Gibson Park in North East celebrates Gibson Days [...]


Posted: June 2nd, 2014

Shickalay’s smashing show; Monty Python live (sort of); Lorde dates

After catching up on sleep, then Showcase, I finally have time to reflect on how just fantastic Sunday was out at Schickalay’s on the Bay with Badfish — a Tribute to Sublime and Falling Hollywood. The concert, a first at this location, was a smash in every way possible. I had no idea how much [...]


Posted: May 28th, 2014

Rib fest starts tonight; new Erie show to be announced

Smell something tasty? That would be ribs, racks of them. The Wild Rib Cook-Off & Music Festival is under way in Perry Square. Eight ribbers are downtown, including Jack on the Bone, the judges choice for Best Ribs in 2013, and People’s Choice winner Big Boned BBQ. Also participating: Erie’s Famous Daves location; Pig Foot [...]


Posted: May 21st, 2014

Back! Updated concert listings, more

Following a week on vacation, I returned so buried at work that I need another one, pronto. It’s not easy diving back into Showcase on deadline day without a word written yet. But it’s done and we’ll have a packed 32-page issue on Thursday with stories on the 8 Great Tuesdays lineup, next week’s Wild [...]