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Bobaflex Comes to Ebensburg This Weekend!
June 1, 2012 - Jim Price
Television fans may have been glued to the tube this week for the airing of the three-part mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys,” documenting one of the most famous family feuds in American history, and one that almost sparked a war between Kentucky and West Virginia in the 1880s.
Although that famous feud likely won’t unfold on area live music stages this weekend, a national recording act with ancestral ties to one of those clans will be headlining a triple-bill at Yesterday’s Party in Ebensburg this Friday night, June 1.
Formed in 1998 at Marshall University in West Virginia, Bobaflex features two brothers named McCoy. Shaun and Marty McCoy trade guitar and lead vocal duties in the group. The pair is flanked by guitarist Chris Grogan, drummer Tommy Johnson and bassist Jerod Mankin.
Named after Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett, Bobaflex has achieved national notoriety in their career, releasing four albums with Eclipse, TVT Records and BFX Records/Megaforce. They have been part of Gigantour and other tours, and have shared stages with such names as Nickelback, Sevendust, Filter, Megadeth, Dream Theater and others. They are headlining the Jagermeister stage on this year’s Rock on the Range tour.
Opening for Bobaflex at Yesterday’s Party will be Johnstown-based rock/roots/reggae combo Dubmissive, and a reunion of Indiana-based rockers Litany. Advance tickets are $7, or $10 at the door.
Here is a full listing for live music on area stages this weekend and the coming week:
KB & the Crew at Holy Name Festival, Ebensburg (starts 6 p.m.)
Mysterytrain at Pellegrine’s, Altoona (starts 9:30 p.m.)
2Twenty2 at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona
Seas We Fear to Sail and On the Run at Aldo's, Altoona
Felix & the Hurricanes at Iron Horse Café, Gallitzin
Ben Dumm & the Deviants and Steel City Slingers at Castle Pub, Ebensburg
Bobaflex, Dubmissive and Litany at Yesterday’s Party, Ebensburg
Benefit for the Stone Valley Community Charter School at Stone Valley Lions Park, Huntingdon; featuring Big50 (Steve Todaro), Force of Habit, The Crustaceans, Hogtied, Student's Spring Concert, Bethany and Micah, Hootenanny Band (event runs 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.)
Rick Charney Day at Patton Slovak Citizens Club, Patton; featuring Henry Blair Hofer, Kenny Karlheim, Rick Ramsey, Andy Rhody, Dale Nitti, Craig Fitzpatrick, Punk Fiction Project, and a jam session (event starts 1 p.m.)
Blu Voodoo at Aldo’s, Altoona
The Next at 4D’s Lounge, Altoona
A.X.E. at the Eldolyn Terrace, Altoona (starts 9:30 p.m.)
The House Band at the Unter Uns, Altoona
Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats at Blue Moon Saloon, Cresson
Ganister at City Hotel, Northern Cambria
Andy Rhody at Madhatters, St. Boniface
Forever on Holiday at Park Avenue Pub, Patton
The Jam at the Castle Pub, Ebensburg
John and Joan at Madhatters, St. Boniface (4-7 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes at Shaw’s Bar, Altoona
Felix & the Hurricanes at Blue Moon Saloon, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)
Raggedy Hobo at Pellegrine’s, Altoona
Open Mic/Jam Night at Eldolyn Terrace, Altoona (starts 6 p.m.)
Open Mic/Jam Night at Pellegrine’s, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Raggedy Hobo at Shaw's Bar, Altoona (starts 9 p.m.)
Scott Jeffreys Triad (jazz) at Blue Moon Saloon, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)
Tom Yanitelli at Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton (starts 9 p.m.)
Open Mic/Jam Night at City Hotel, Northern Cambria (starts 9 p.m.)
Felix & the Hurricanes with Dave Villani at Pellegrine’s, Altoona (starts 9:30 p.m.)
Bobby Burns (Primer 55/Soulfly) at Aldo's, Altoona
Rain Must Fall at The Island, Altoona
Dan Myers II at Blue Moon Saloon, Cresson (starts 8 p.m.)
(More shows may be added to this list as information becomes available. Feel free to check back.)
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West Virginia-based hard rockers Bobaflex headline a triple-bill at Yesterday's Party in Ebensburg this Friday night.