HGR Local Music News 6/9/13

In Local Music News…

The second annual Bedford County Rock’n’Ride for Charity event will happen next Saturday, June 15, at the Bedford County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the combination motorcycle ride and live music event will benefit ten local charities. The music begins at noon, and will feature music from Midnight Rodeo, Revised Edition, Vice Versa, Troy Huber, The Sitch, Borrowed Time, S.O.L., Money Shot, Tic-Tac, Fueled By Ignorance, Ganister and Seize Fire. There will be vendors, prizes, food and refreshments. Donation at the gate is $15 per person.

The music world mourns the passing of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna drummer Joey Covington this past week. Covington died in a car crash Tuesday in Palm Springs, California. He was 67. A native of Johnstown, Covington moved out to the San Francisco area in his teens, and became a member of Pacific Gas and Electric, and later joined Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. He subsequently had a solo career.

Pittsburgh-based symphonic metal rockers Second Empire will release their debut CD with a special album release event this Saturday night at Mr. Smalls in Pittsburgh. The show will also feature performances from Stark, Klaymore and the Xander Demos Band.