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Flogging Molly & Dropkick Murphy's LIVE

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This past Saturday, we ventured up to Big Flats, NY to check out the co-headlining Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly show. While arriving, the summer stage was packed with fans rocking their merch supporting both acts and green shamrock’s.  Jake Burns opened the night up with a solo performance on an acoustic guitar. Fans paid some attention, but overall kept on with their regular conversation out in the crowd. He shared lots of stories from the homeland and really rocked the acoustic guitar for a one man show. He also played some covers from Stiff Little Fingers which had fans...

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Miranda Lambert showed us all how to live like hippies in State College

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This concert review originally appeared on shutter16.com written by Ash Starkweather Livin’ Like Hippies Tour With a heart the size of Texas, Miranda Lambert has filled the hearts of many over the past fourteen years. She first burst on to the scene in 2004 with the release of her debut album Kerosene.  Remaining a staple in the country music scene since her debut, putting out a total of seven solo albums, and two albums with her side project, The Pistol Annies. 2018 proves to be another busy year for this icon as she is wrapping up the 23-city Livin’ Like Hippies Tour, and has...

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Jo Dee Messina lifts up central PA

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This concert review originally appeared on shutter16.com written by Ash Starkweather Jo Dee Messina took to central PA this past weekend at the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. She came solo and gave the people exactly what they were looking for. She opened up with two newer songs for fans, “Take It” and “Breakin’ It Down.” Third song in she was already joking with the crowd and went into an old hit, “You’re Not In Kansas Anymore.” The crowd was immediately singing along as she picked up her electric guitar and went into “Heads Carolina, Tails California.” In...

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The Charlie Daniels band ventured into Bath, NY last night for the Steuben County Fair

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This concert review originally appeared on shutter16.com written by Ash Starkweather     The Charlie Daniels band ventured into Bath, NY last night for the Steuben County Fair The Charlie Daniels band ventured into Bath, NY last night for the Steuben County Fair. Most of the time when you hear of a classic country act rolling into a county fair, it tends to be an act which has had their fifteen minutes of fame and is now just trying to make a buck. Luckily for all of us in Steuben County, this was not the case for Charlie Daniels. Daniels...

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2016: The Year of Dolly

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This concert review originally appeared on shutter16.com written by Ash Starkweather   Fans of all ages gathered Friday night to see an icon, Ms. Dolly Parton, kick off her brand new tour. Once you were inside and found your seat, you saw three white curtains draped across the stage. Around 7:45, the coliseum went black and the fans roared as you heard the sound of crickets and fireflies coming from the speakers. Fans started to chant, “Dolly, Dolly, Dolly.” The middle curtain dropped as Dolly appeared in a shimmering dress and headed toward the front of the stage. She started...

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