HGR Local Music News 11/17/13

In Local Music News…

A benefit concert to help the surviving family of a recent area accident victim will take place next Sunday in the Altoona area. The Benefit for Zachary David Reed will take place at 30 Something in Altoona, and raise funds to help the surviving family of Zachary Reed with funeral expenses, after Reed lost his life in an auto accident on November 3. The show will start at 2, and six area bands and artists are donating their talents; including Punk Fiction, the Backyard Rockers, Strait & Miller, Rewind, This Albatross and Root and the Fifths. A Chinese auction and other activities will take place at the benefit as well.

The performer lineup has been finalized for the upcoming second annual Mishler Bands Together for Charity concert in January. The lineup will now include Pure Cane Sugar, The Ground Crew, Born and the Beanstalk, 7th Gear, Eric McCrum, Steve Summerhill, Your Dad’s Friends, Tyne & the Fastlyne, Mama Corn, the Backyard Rockers, Pat McGinnis, Last Stand, and show organizer and emcee Vic Rizzo. The concert will take place on Saturday night, January 11 at Altoona’s historic Mishler Theater starting at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds from the concert benefit Family Services Incorporated and the Mishler Theatre. Advance tickets can be purchased for $25 from the Mishler box office or by visiting the website www.mishlertheatre.org.

Recent “Homegrown Rocker” guests and Harrisburg-based Kiss-styled rockers StarChild have announced a new drummer, as Bobby K takes over behind the kit, replacing Lonnie Eckert.

(Bands and musicians with local music-related news to report on the “Homegrown Rocker” may submit their news items by emailing homegrown@foreverradio.com.)