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Vinyl fans and music enthusiasts must give these dudes a listen.

Listen Hard is a podcast created by music nerds Nick Reiner (DJ Salinger) and Max Kornhauser. When these two get together, their musically centered podcast features one central theme special guests, and—of course—vinyl records. Equal parts music and discussion, Max and Nick invite you to listen while they explore their personal record collections and discuss the joys (and pains) of collecting.

You can see a list of all their episodes here:

In their most recent episode (below), Nick and Max interview their first official interviewed guest, Mike Madrigale—owner of Mr. Suit Records.

Inspired by the dancey, sneaker squeakin’ musical sounds of the 80s and 90s, YOUTHFOOL brings that funky pop-rock feel to the stage—with a sexy lil’ twist of glam. All around, this band is way too fun to listen to, and they’ll definitely have you in the mood to groove. 

Lucky for us, YOUTHFOOL will be stealing all of our hearts on April 29 at The Chameleon Club! These Philly natives have been working hard on their newest release—an extensive 8-track EP called “Before You Leave.”At its core, YOUTHFOOL is really a solo project by Joston Michael himself. However, a live band fills the stage when playing at venues. Singer-songwriter Joston Michael also plays lead guitar. When I first heard the song “That Strange Talk!” I legitimately freaked out, texting my buddy Ben Roth of The Kaleidoscope recording studio, as he was the one who referred Joston to Things To Do Lancaster. “That Strange Talk!” and all of the other YOUTHFOOL tunes will have you slipping into your spiffiest kicks in a jiffy, movin’ and groovin’ through the whole damn show! YOUTHFOOL’s music is reminiscent of everything I fell in love with musically in the 90s.

We are so excited to host YOUTHFOOL locally. You will most definitely see Things To Do Lancaster bopping around at the show.

You can read another awesome interview with them here.
Saturday, April 29 at The Chameleon Club.
Youthfool, Astro Lasso, Badflower, Beware Of Darkness. Headliner: Bleeker.
Buy your $10 tickets here. ($12 at the door.)


Finding the peace you thought was lost.

A Week Away is throwing its annual benefit concert to help raise money for families in need. A Week Away coordinates and finances respite weeks for families who are battling a life threatening illness. The goal of this incredible organization is to provide these families with the hope and support they need to continue their fight—which, many times, can feel very chaotic.

This year’s benefit concert—featuring three bands (The Jayplayers, Tyler Burkhart, Big Boy Brass Band, and Smoky Willows)—will be held on March 16 at Tellus360 from 7pm to 10pm. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to A Week Away.

Ticket sales will range from $5 to $50 with different levels of perks.
$5 = entry to concert
$10 = entry  + AWA Pint Glass
$20= entry + special edition AWA concert t-shirt
$50= entry + special edition AWA concert t-shirt + AWA beanie

Enjoy some music, swag, and contribute to an amazing cause in Lancaster!

Tyler Burkhart: (Also, here’s a piece XPN wrote on him)
A Week Away
941 Wheatland Avenue, (717) 742-5481,
24 East King Street, (717) 393-1660

For over 30 years, the Wolf Sanctuary of PA at Speedwell Forge has provided a forever home for displaced wolves and wolf-dogs. As a non-profit sanctuary, they need your help so that they can continue in their mission of providing quality care and enrichment for these mysterious and misunderstood creatures. Some of their long-term goals include an onsite veterinary care facility and a “Wolf Kitchen” for food storage and preparation.

Mark your calendars for a night of music, friends, art and education on Sunday, March 19 at Tellus360, 6pm to midnight.

Donations can be made via the Sanctuary’s website or at the show:

You can find additional information about the musical lineup on the Facebook event page.

So let’s get together, rock out to some music, and howl at the moon!

Modern Art is a storefront design studio located at 529 W. Chestnut St., Lancaster. The space was created by Libby Modern and Joanna Seedorf, both designers and artists who use the space as their creative hub, where they design things like posters, logos, signs, and branding strategies. They also use the space as a studio for painting original works and developing community art projects, including the collaborative ArtBike Lancaster project in partnership with The Common Wheel.

Along with these excellent creative initiatives, Modern Art also hosts events, including a series of Tiny Modern Concerts, which are organized by a variety of promoters from around the area. While I had attended concerts at Modern Art in the past, I had the pleasure of producing our first show there on Friday, September 25, when the Lancasphere Sound Collective welcomed Dream Boat, a psychedelic collective of musicians from Athens, GA who are currently touring the Northeast and Midwest.

Dream Boat, which features the songwriting of Page Campbell, is fronted by Page along with her sister, Claire Campbell, also of Hope For Agoldensummer. The sisters filled the space with lush sibling harmonies and heavenly dream pop melodies, backed by drummer/keyboardist Ryan Vogel and guitarist/keyboardist, Kris Deason. Their set was so well received that the audience brought them back for a double encore.

Modern Art proved to be a wonderfully intimate space for a shows. It occupies the first floor of a corner row house at the intersection of Chestnut and Pine. The front room, which likely served as a living room for many years in the past, served as the performance space and offered a house concert vibe comfortably seating 25 with room for another dozen or more as a standing room. While the concerts aren’t scheduled on a regular basis, the super cool intimate vibe and gracious hospitality provided by Libby and Jo make Tiny Modern Concerts something to definitely keep an eye on. The concerts and other event listings for Modern Art can be found here. And be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo by David Bellard