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November 2017

One Trick Grizzly and Buzzard Luck

November 18 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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 Artist Website $7 cover Buzzard Luck Buzzard Luck are a three-piece band from York, PA, playing rockin’ Blues n’Roll originals and originally arranged music. One Trick Grizzly With the release of the Bear Essentials EP, One Trick Grizzly brings a new feel to a classic genre. Lush with layered fuzz tones, addicting vocal melody, and an all around aggressive attitude, the record boasts the aesthetic of  90’s alternative rock anthems. Although songs are diverse from one another, there is a…

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Trez Music School of Rock Show

November 19 @ 6:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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The Trez Music Education Center is very excited about their student bands performing at ABC again this year!   Part of the mission of Trez Music is to give their students the opportunity to use their musical skills in a variety of performance experiences. Trey bands have played at the Midtown Scholar, Jubilee Day, The Black Gryphon, and several other venues in the area. ABC has become their big yearly venue show and they are looking forward to performing there…

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Crippled But Free

November 24 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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 Artist Website $7 cover Crippled But Free is a 6 piece electric ensemble of veteran Harrisburg area musicians playing tribute to the music of the Grateful Dead … stealing faces and turning heads all over Central PA, often playing to crowds of 200 or more and sharing festival bills with the likes of New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, Juggling Suns, and many others. Featuring Mike Banks on lead guitar & vocals, Aaron Daniel Gaul on…

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Hot Jam Factory and Concrete Beach

November 25 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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 Artist Website $7 cover Featuring guests Concrete Beach. Hot Jam Factory “Hot Jam Factory is a name that stands on it’s own,” Mark Boeshore of Columbia Records. This musical movement is fronted by Jordan Trevino, Phil Altenburg, Cristion O’leary-Rockey, and John Chiara; with a live performance band of anywhere from 6-9 members. HJF stretches their boundaries everywhere they can, from vintage garage rock to powerful folk ballads they even reach into high energy dance. Aside from their record achievements they’re known…

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Consider the Source

November 30 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $10 in advance/$12 day of show Featuring guests Medusa’s Disco  and Time Relapse. NYC trio Consider the Source defy easy description. If intergalactic beings of pure energy, after initiation into an order of whirling dervishes, built some kind of pan-dimensional booty-shaking engine, powered by psychedelics and abstract math, it’d probably just sound like a CTS tribute band. Drawing from progressive rock, fusion and jazz, with alien sounds soaked in Indian and Middle Eastern styles, CTS blends disparate parts into…

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December 2017

MiZ plays PETTY (A Tribute to the music & life of Tom Petty)

December 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Artist Website $7 cover MiZ Quartet featuring Mike Mizwinski, Michael Borowski, Jami Novak and Larry Moss play two sets of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers greatest hits. Join us for this night of remembrance and timeless music!!

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John Brown’s Body

December 2 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $15 in advance/$18 day of show Together for two decades and hailed as “Future roots, reggae, and dub with an intricately balanced weaving of vocals, percussion, keyboard, bass, guitar, and stunning 3-piece horn section that ties it all together” (WRUV), John Brown’s Body (JBB) is building “a legacy that has inspired and carved a path for the now thriving contemporary American reggae scene” (Rudeboy Reggae).  Formed in Ithaca, New York, in the mid 1990s, at a time when there wasn’t…

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SFMS Presents: April Verch and Joe Newberry

December 7 @ 7:30 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets $24 general admission, $20 SFMS members, $10 students cover Both Joe Newberry and April Verch grew up immersed in music, became masters of their traditions, and tour the world with their respective bands and projects. Yet they never forget the roots of their music, that connection to the people in the audience, on the dance floor, to the community sparked by a good song. For these veteran performers who come from distinct traditions and parts of the world,…

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Primate Fiasco & LITZ

December 8 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $7 in advance/$10 day of show Primate Fiasco To a deaf person, they look like a New Orleans dixieland street band. To a blind person, they sound like a rave DJ mashing-up house beats with 60′s folk lyrics. To the police, it’s a busy day on the sidewalk.   The Primate Fiasco uses instruments that are loud without electricity, giving them the opportunity to attack at any moment, in any location, with or without permission. No one…

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Christmas with the Claw – Dr. Slothclaw and The Southern Belles

December 9 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets $7 in advance/$10 day of show Featuring guests Southern Belles. Dr. Slothclaw The self proclaimed “Experimental Funk” band Dr. Slothclaw is a full frontal assault on the senses. Their live performances are packed full of energy, improv, and a constant groove that brings listeners to their feet, and leaves them begging for more. From their funky, psychedelic jams, to their Frank Zappa inspired songs, Dr. Slothclaw has been gaining attention from fans and promoters alike in the Tri-state Area…

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Start Making Sense – Talking Heads Tribute! – POSTPONED TO MARCH 1st

December 15 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $12 in advance/$15 day of show Due to circumstances beyond our control, Start Making Sense is postponing the show to March 1st.  All tickets purchased for December 15th will be valid for the March 1st performance at The Abbey Bar.  We apologize for any inconvenience! If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius. The musicians in this 7-piece Talking Heads Tribute take pride in faithfully…

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Solar Federation: RUSH Tribute Band

December 16 @ 9:00 pm
The Abbey Bar, 50 North Cameron Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101 United States
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Buy Tickets | Artist Website $8 in advance/$12 day of show Solar Federation is the brainchild of Ffej Herb (herbie), a seasoned Central PA-based drummer whose life-long obsession with Rush has led him on many musical journeys since he first began playing at age 8. Although the idea of starting a band exclusively dedicated to covering Rush sparked many years ago, it wasn’t until he finally met fellow Rush fanatic and guitar virtuoso, Eric Wirsing (Julie Schreiber Band), that the idea became…

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