Music

Kingsfoil Returns to The Chameleon

Kingsfoil 2014

Kingsfoil returns to The Chameleon Club in Lancaster for a hometown show tomorrow night, June 28 at 7pm. After the departure of Frankie Muniz (drums) earlier this year, the band has kept news of his official replacement a mystery until June 16th, when they announced the new lineup on their Facebook page. In addition to Muniz…

New Album from Campfire Ok

Campfire Ok 2014

Campfire Ok is an indie rock band from Seattle, WA that we featured here at the Wood Stove House a couple times over the years. Before focusing exclusively on Central PA artists, we did an Artist Spotlight on the band and also featured a full podcast episode with frontman, Mychal Cohen when he visited Lancaster to…

Art vs. Entertainment: a Local Musician’s Dilemma

Jam at the Dam 2013

The work of a local part-time musician falls along a broad spectrum with entertainment at one end and art at the other. Musicians need to decide where they fit on the spectrum, and most importantly, where along the spectrum their goals will be best served. I don’t believe that one side of the spectrum is better or worse than the other, but…

Podcast #136: Allegro – Lancaster’s Chamber Orchestra

Allegro Featured

Allegro: Lancaster’s Chamber Orchestra Today’s episode is a conversation about Allegro, Lancaster’s Chamber Orchestra with conductor Dr. Brian Norcross, musician and board member Morgann Davis, and the orchestra’s vice president, Leslie Lindeman. The orchestra’s mission is to expand the appreciation and love for classical music across multiple generations in Lancaster County. They make great music…

Podcast #134: ONE NIGHT ONLY Comedy and Variety Festival

One Night Only

ONE NIGHT ONLY Comedy and Variety Festival Lancaster comedian, contortionist, street performer, and magician, Jonathan Burns joins me to talk about the ONE NIGHT ONLY Comedy and Variety Festival. The festival will be touring all over Pennsylvania this month with stops in Johnstown, Pittsburgh, Phoenixville, Philadelphia, and Lancaster on Friday, May 16 at Tellus360. The…

Podcast #133: Lancaster British Brass Band

Lancaster British Brass Band

Lancaster British Brass Band Stephen Allen and Doug Albert from the Lancaster British Brass Band. The band is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a special concert coming up this Saturday, May 10th at the First United Methodist Church here in Lancaster. Doug, a cornet player and the band’s MC and Stephen, the band’s conductor join…

Podcast #132: Play Grounds, Steampunk unLimited, and GET OUT!

Play Grounds 2014 Feature

Play Grounds: Theater on Site Writer John Rohrkemper and actor/director Nelly Torres join us to chat about Play Grounds: Theater on Site, a series of three original plays set in outdoor locations for Lancaster ArtWalk, May 3 and 4. These 10-15 minute plays have been specifically written for the St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery, Binns Park and Central…

Podcast #131: Younger Me

Younger Me Feature

Younger Me Younger Me is a York County based pop rock trio that features Brandt Imhoff (bass), Ian Hermanns (drums) and Brent Gregory (keyboard, vocals). The band recently released a new EP called Coloring Book. They also released a single called Aquarium in September, 2013 that led to a video (below) for the song that was…

Podcast #130: Canyon.

Canyon

Canyon. Canyon is technically from Connecticut but has adopted Lancaster as a home away from home and has spent the better part of the past year here working producer Chad Kinsey on her debut solo album called Half. Canyon first came to Lancaster to showcase at a Launch Music Conference four years ago. She continues…