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By COLLEEN SEIDEL / Special to The Herald-Mail | July 7, 2009
Cage the Elephant is the best rock band you've never heard of. The band is as versatile as it is eclectic, and it's got the musical chops to handle a range of stylistic formulas to create its distinctive blend of rock-punk-funk. Fueled by the frenetic kinetic-energy force that is lead singer Matt Shultz, the boys from Bowling Green, Ky., have been working the self-manufactured tour circuit in an attempt to gain increasing exposure. It's been a year since the release of their self-titled debut.
NEWS
July 29, 2003
Rock to the beat of the Cruisers The U.S. Navy's rock band, the Cruisers, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at City Park band shell in Hagerstown. The concert is free. The Cruisers feature five of the Navy's most dynamic performers. Under the direction of vocalist, chief musician John L. Fisher, the Cruisers rock ensemble is the newest specialty unit of the U.S. Navy Band. The group takes its name from the Navy's multi-missioned ship, the cruiser. The ensemble will play classic rock, rhythm and blues, and today's top 40 hits.
NEWS
By E.L. SYVERSON | January 29, 2008
You're the catch to my perfect scheme, the rock to my window at night and the weight to my hot air balloon. The stoke for my fire. You're the fork in my path, the Robert to my Frost, the Thoreau to my Walden. You're the cherry on the cigarette I don't smoke, the milk in my cereal, the sugar in my coffee, and the balance in my breakfast. You're the roadie to my rock band. You're the pen to my paper. What was Margaret Dumont to the Marx Brothers? Laurel to Hardy?
NEWS
September 18, 2008
Parade rest A U.S. Army rock band will perform Motown classics at 4 p.m. Sunday at Hagerstown Community College's Alumni Amphitheater as part of the Alumni Association's Red, White and Blue Concert Series. The band is the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Band's 10-piece rock band. Fore! The Ryder Cup competition kicks off at 4 p.m. today on ESPN News with opening ceremonies. Will the U.S. retake the team-golf cup from Europe? 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday on ESPN; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on NBC; and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday on NBC. Closing ceremonies from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday on ESPN News.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | September 9, 2004
katec@herald-mail.com They had a lot of hair. "That was the '80s," said Jimmy Chalfant, drummer with the former band KIX. It's the 21st century, and although there's less hair, four members of KIX will reunite for a performance Saturday, Sept. 11, in Hagerstown. Gates will open at 4 p.m. at North American Rod and Gun Club off Jefferson Boulevard. Chalfant - whose nickname "Chocolate" was the result of New York lawyers misspelling his name on the contract the rock band had with Atlantic Records - will be there.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | October 18, 2007
Downtown Live music festival returns with bigger acts and more activities. Set for Saturday in downtown Hagerstown, Downtown Live Music & Arts Festival has nine bands on the bill. The Wailers - musicians and vocalists who played with Bob Marley - will headline the show. Baltimore-area rock band Clutch is on the bill along with Alter Bridge, the group started by three former members of Creed. Festival proceeds will benefit the Washington County Historical Society and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Foundation.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 17, 2008
Still hot off the success of their 2006 album, "Comatose," members of Christian rock band Skillet are showing no signs of cooling off. But they are a band at a crossroads. "There's a lot of pressure to keep it up," said frontman John Cooper days before the band's Sunday night gig at North Hagerstown High School. The North High show is part of Skillet's spring "Comatose" tour, the band's largest headline tour since it debuted in 1996, Cooper said. The tour comes after a long jaunt with Fly Leaf, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and Mercy Me. After two albumless years and spending much time on the road, Skillet will be making its way back to the studio in September to start a new album.
NEWS
By MATT SLAGLE | December 30, 2007
The over-hyped console wars are so last year. In 2007, a bounty of actual games finally mattered more than nerdy debates over each system's technological merits. And for the first time since Pong bounced its way into our living rooms, it seems as if video games are again being relished by all sorts of folks. That retired couple next door? They're probably better than you at Wii Sports. Here's our annual look at the best and worst in video games, 2007 edition. · Best game: "BioShock.
NEWS
by TIFFANY ARNOLD | February 1, 2007
Rock band The Hybrid will headline an eight-hour, marathon concert Sunday at Hagerstown 10 Cineplex's concert theater. The group from Chambersburg, Pa., will be the last of eight bands to perform at the all-ages show. Each band will perform a 45-minute set, with 15 minutes to set up. The Hybrid goes on at 10 p.m. Disorder, a five-piece rock band from Martinsburg, W.Va., will kick off the show at 3 p.m. Organizer and promoter Jeff Britton said the mega concert is an attempt to support local bands hoping to move beyond garage-band status.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 22, 2008
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - After 18 years of rocking out on stage, experimental post-punk band Vox Populi is ready to call it quits. A Saturday-night show at Cookies Bar & Lounge in Martinsburg will be the band's last live performance. They'll be the last set of the night, following Admiral Browning, Stifling and Burning the Letter. Vox Populi has decided to stop doing live shows because the band's newest mate, 26-year-old drummer Ben Proudman, is moving to New York to study music.
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By HOLLY SHOK | holly.shok@herald-mail.com | June 15, 2013
Following a dirt path off a quiet countryside road north of Hagerstown led the curious to an atypical sight Saturday, when an outdoor music festival cropped up in rolling fields normally reserved for cornstalks. The event was Hagerstock, a fundraiser benefiting the Washington County Community Mediation Center and a music fete that also featured food, souvenirs and massage vendors. The mediation center is a nonprofit that helps resolve disputes at no cost to Washington County residents, program manager D.J. Allen said.
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LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | March 13, 2013
Everclear frontman and founder Art Alexakis might be 50 years old, but that's doesn't mean he's forgotten how to rock. "I think the one thing that when people go to see Everclear is that they're not prepared for how loud and rowdy we are as a rock band," he said during a telephone interview from his Pasadena, Calif., home. "We're a pretty rockin' band. " Everclear, which is best known for such hits as "Father of Mine," "AM Radio" and "I Will Buy You A New Life," will perform Saturday night at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, H Lounge, 750 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | December 5, 2012
The last time Eddie Money was at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town in West Virginia, he won $400. “I like to play slots. I play 'Wheel of Fortune,' and occasionally Vanna White is really good to me,” Money said during a telephone from his Los Angeles home. Friday night, he'll return to the West Virginia casino for a free concert for his fans. Money, whose real name is Edward Mahoney, started out as a New York City police officer in the late 1960s. “It wasn't a bad job, but being in uniform for 20 years of my life, I told myself I should have joined the Marine Corps and got it over with,” he said.
NEWS
By DAVE McMILLION | davem@herald-mail.com | October 21, 2012
Square dancing to Lady Gaga? Maroon 5? “Come Sail Away” by the rock band Styx? People who have not been to a square dance in the last 15 years might have thought they were in some strange musical dream when they went to the 55th anniversary celebration dance for the Gad-Abouts Square Dance Club Sunday at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center. Hunter Keller, who was the caller for Sunday afternoon's dance, said there has been a trend over about the last 12 years of adding modern tunes to square dancing.
NEWS
By ALICIA NOTARIANNI | alnotarianni@aol.com | June 30, 2012
On the street, in front of the bluesy rock band, a young, barefoot hippie danced a rhythmic flail beside a middle-aged guy with a Washington Redskins jersey and a decidedly more sedated groove. Both were, by all appearances, lost in the music and vibe of Shepherdstown Street Fest. Herb peddlers, potters, jewelry designers, environmental groups and more lined two blocks of German Street, embodying the college town's bookish bohemian feel. Jason Smith, 37, of Martinsburg, W.Va., stood watching a musical performance by Moondog Medicine Show with his friend, Shannon Smiles, 31, also of Martinsburg.
OPINION
By TIM ROWLAND | timr@herald-mail.com | September 19, 2011
I'm starting to have new respect for the chick whose name we'll never remember and whose antics we'll never forget. When she and her husband crashed the White House state supper in 2009 and tried to use it as a jump-off point for a reality television show, I assumed the girl couldn't help it, and that she was just some pathetic, lonely and insecure celeb sniffer. But now that she's on this runaway bride kick (or more like a runaway middle-aged housewife kick), I think maybe she's just going around and enjoying life - and there's nothing wrong with that.
ENTERTAINMENT
By TAYLOR ECKEL | taylor.eckel@herald-mail.com | August 5, 2011
Phil DiMercurio, 14, loves the drums. "Every time I listen to music all I can think about is what the drums are doing," he said.  "I've had an interest in drums since I was very little - for as long as I can remember," Phil said. "They're loud and it's kinda a thing that catches people's attention and I like the attention. " Phil, the son of Salvatore and Jean DiMercurio of Hagerstown, has taken private lessons, played in several bands, and participated in camps run by the Cumberland Valley School of Music in Chambersburg, Pa. Phil said he taught himself to play on a small electric drum kit when he was 10 years old. "He would take that thing with him wherever we went and would drive us crazy," said mom Jean DiMercurio.
LIFESTYLE
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | crystal.schelle@herald-mail.com | August 3, 2011
Richard Young, founding member of the Kentucky Headhunters, was taking a quick stop Monday afternoon at a cigar shop while on his way back to his hometown of Edmonton, Ky. The Headhunters just came back from touring Canada - making a stop at home before going back on the road again. The Kentucky Headhunters will perform at 7 and 9 tonight at the Clear Spring Volunteer Co. Carnival. The concert is free. Young said on this morning he was making his way back to the Headhunters' famous Practice House, an old farmhouse given to him and his brother, Fred, by their grandmother when they were in their teens.
NEWS
By TIFFANY ARNOLD | August 19, 2010
While most students were getting ready for the first day of school, Williamsport High School senior Justin Parks was preparing for the biggest concert of his career -- opening for the rock band KISS. On Saturday, Parks and his bandmates from Dean Cramer's SO LOW will perform before KISS at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., as part the "Hottest Show on Earth" tour. "I love KISS. I've always been a fan," said Parks, 18, of Halfway. "My favorite song as a kid was 'Shout it Out Loud.
NEWS
November 5, 2009
The top five things to do this week Murder, they spoke Chambersburg Community Theatre presents "Rehearsal for Murder," in which, as the mystery unfolds, the theater becomes the set for the play. The show opens at 8 Friday at The Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, Pa. Rockin' tribute Two bands pay tribute to their favorite rock-band legends at The Maryland Theatre. The Glimmer Twins , a Rolling Stones tribute band, perform Friday night, while Dark Star Orchestra , a Grateful Dead tribute band, performs Wednesday, Nov. 11. Dancin' in the Hangar An evening of dance and aircraft raises money for the Community Free Clinic of Washington County.
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