Editor’s Ramblings – January 2022

By: Josh Noll

Happy New Year!! Welcome to 2022! Far out another year dealing with covid times has left us all a little cranky. Good news is that we all have learned to deal with it and have continued on with day to day life. As bands and venues either push ahead or fold by the wayside, it leaves us with a lot of uncertainty. What will 2022 bring? Only one way to find out, just plug ahead and keep on keeping on. The only thing we can do is to keep supporting the local venues that have been keeping music alive.
There are still a bunch around and even some new ones getting started. The Scottish Rite is back at it with a bunch of shows coming up this year. Starting out January with Best Of The Eagles on the 15th, Destination Motown on the 16th, followed by The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Experience featuring Shawn Klush and Cody Ray Slaughter on January 30th. Check out the ad on the back cover for ticket info and more details and upcoming shows.
Reverb has Dark Tranquility on the 29th with Cannibal Corpse coming in to play on February 21st. Check out the ad on page 2 and plan accordingly.
The Racehorse is having an original music night on the 7th featuring Light the Lamp, Black Wax, Number of the Sun and Words for Hands. Later in the month on the 15th it’s the 22nd annual Y2K New Years Party with Silver Mountain and Stricken. This is always a huge party with all the bells and whistles of a New Years party just after the fact.
Defiant will be hitting the XL Live stage on February 5th with Eternal Frequency, Lyndhurst and Dinosaurs in Paris.
Bob Randall has formed a new band, Heartbreak Highway. A Lancaster based 6 piece Southern Rock/outlaw country band featuring popular covers and some of Bob’s original music. They have been hard at it and are ready to start scheduling shows for fairs, festivals, concerts and anywhere else that enjoys some good ole outlaw country. You can reach them by emailing:band.heartbreak.highway@gmail.com or call Bob at 570-428-2101.
Another new band to the paper is Nail Bite. These young rockers have been making a name for themselves and recently have been crowned Castle Blakk Radio “Band of The Year”. They have been cranking out new music all year and playing some pretty big shows in the process. If you haven’t checked them out scope out the ad in this issue to see where they are playing next. I think Central PA and beyond will be hearing a lot from Nail Bite in 2022.
So there it is a start to the New Year and another year of PA Musician Magazine. We would like to thank all our advertisers, fans, and supporters of our paper. We are still a grassroots business so please don’t be afraid to contact us about how we can help you promote your band or venue in 2022. Its a new year and strange times but we can help take the guess work out of advertising! Its as easy as a phone call or email and we can get started today. email joshnoll@pamusician.net or call/text 717-636-4203