Swingin’ Utters Return This Weekend!

By March 22, 2019 Uncategorized

Here is a listing of Altoona area live music happenings for the weekend and week of Friday, March 22 through Thursday, March 28.

Among the highlights on area stages this weekend, influential California punk rock group Swingin’ Utters return to perform at McGarvey’s on Friday night. First formed as Johnny Peebucks & the Swingin’ Utters in the late 1980s, the group soon established San Francisco as its home base and shortened its name to Swingin’ Utters in 1994. They issued their debut album, “The Streets of San Francisco,” in 1995 and became part of the first Vans Warped Tour. They signed with Fat Wreck Chords in 1996, and have issued a number of albums with that label since, including last year’s “Peace and Love.” Swingin’ Utters first visited McGarvey’s stage in November, 2017. Opening Friday’s show will be Asbury Park, New Jersey punk group Lost In Society and Altoona’s X’s For Eyes. The show begins at 7 p.m.

For outdoor shows, in the event of inclement weather, please call or use social media to check ahead to make sure the show is still taking place, especially if you are driving any distance to attend.

Check out and support the area live music! And if you celebrate heavily while doing so, please designate a sober driver or call a taxi to get you home.


Bruce Schettig at Family Pizza, Altoona (starts 8:30 p.m.)

The Swingin’ Utters, Lost in Society and X’s For Eyes at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Eric McCrum at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

That Oldies Band at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Hotwax at Newburg Fireman’s Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at the Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Matt Pletcher at Allegheny Creamery and Crepes, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

The Gathering Coffeehouse at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Wilted at U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg (starts 7 p.m.)

Coltt Winter Lepley at The Hungry Duck, Roaring Spring (starts 7 p.m.)

Dave Howsare at Blue Knob Clubhouse, Blue Knob Ski Resort (starts 8 p.m.)

Jackson Monsour at LIFeSTYLE Restaurant, Bedford (starts 7:30 p.m.)

Second Edition at Huntingdon American Legion, Huntingdon (starts 8 p.m.)

Kent Martin at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

Ken Gray at Hagen’s Irish Pub, Chest Springs (starts 9 p.m.)

Ed N’Born at Patton Eagles, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)


Borrowed Time (final show) at Oak Spring Winery, Bedford (starts 1:30 p.m.)


Eric Delozier at Railroad City Brewing Company, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Black Friday Death Count, Back Alley Sound and Dilemma at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

The Backyard Rockers at Holiday Bowl (Strike Zone Bar & Grill), Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Railtowne at Four Dees Lounge, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at Trianon Bar & Grille, Altoona (starts 10 p.m.)

12th Annual “A Night in Bavaria” with Jerry Intihar German Band at Bavarian Aid Society, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

The Silencers at Newburg Fireman’s Social Hall, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)

Cottonmouth at Bellwood UVHA, Bellwood (starts 8 p.m.)

Stormy at Allegheny Creamery & Crepes, Hollidaysburg (starts 6 p.m.)

Eric McCrum at Argonne Cafe, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Pleasantville VFW, Pleasantville (starts 9 p.m.)

R2B2 at Huntingdon Elks, Huntingdon (starts 7 p.m.)

Matt Marsden & friends at Boxer’s Cafe, Huntingdon (starts 10 p.m.)

Steel Horse at River Billy’s, Huntingdon (starts 9 p.m.)

Fully Loaded at Everett VFW, Everett (starts 9 p.m.)

Letters From Tomorrow at Schellsburg VFW, Schellsburg (starts 9 p.m.)

Urban Myth at Steele’s Tavern, Hopewell (starts 10:30 p.m.)

Bree Gearhart at Woody Lodge Winery, Ashville (starts 6:30 p.m.)

The Zero Club and Act 4 at Hastings VFW, Hastings (starts 9 p.m.)

53 South at Spanky’s, Loretto (starts 9 p.m.)

John Fox & Tombstone at Jamestown PNA, Portage (starts 8 p.m.)

Diamond Star Halo at Castle Pub, Ebensburg (starts 9 p.m.)


4th Sunday Uke Jam at Hollidaysburg Area Public Library, Hollidaysburg (starts 2 p.m.)


Lauren & Joe at Family Pizza & Pub, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

The Band OZ at Newburg Fireman’s Social Hall, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Felix & the Hurricanes at Black & Gold Tavern, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)


Adam D at D’Ottavio’s Gran Sasso, Hollidaysburg (starts 8 p.m.)

“Tuesday Night Therapy” at Bedford Tavern, Bedford (starts 6 p.m.)


Open Mic Night at Unter Uns, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)


Open Stage Night at Green Bean Coffee, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)

Steve Summerhill at Jethro’s, Altoona (starts 7 p.m.)

Lauren & Joe at McGarvey’s, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Greg Burley at Joe’s 58th Street Tavern, Altoona (starts 8 p.m.)

Jam Night at Sankertown VFW, Sankertown (starts 7 p.m.)

(NOTE: More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)

To report additional shows or corrections to this listing, email information to jptheprofessor@gmail.com. Deadline to submit information for the initial posting is each Friday morning at 9 a.m.