Three picks for what to do in Central PA on Wednesday, May 27
1) Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at the Abbey Bar (Harrisburg)
If you’re in the mood for some of the loudest rock music around, look no further than the Abbey Bar as the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion comes to tear the roof off the Harrisburg brewery at 9 p.m. Consisting of guitarists Jon Spencer and Judah Bauer and drummer Russell Simmins, the power trio is well known for blending elements of punk, jazz, rockabilly and more into one crazy raucous and deafening live show. The band’s last local appearance came in October of 2012, and we here at Fly got the dirt on their sound from Jon Spencer himself in an interview.
2) Atilla Vural at the Fulton Street Arts Co-op (Lancaster)
Overpowering rock not your thing? Then check out a one-of-a-kind show with Zurich, Switzerland-based acoustic guitar virtuoso Atilla Vural at the Fulton Street Arts Co-op in Lancaster at 6 p.m. Vural is known the world over for his unique guitar style combining Latin percussion rhythms with jazz, all while played on his 14-string guitar that’s a mixture of a mandolin and dobro. Opening the show is Philly-based band No Stranger and local musician Matt Wheeler.
3) Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout at Grain + Verse (New Cumberland)
Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI, is recognized as one of the best breweries in the country, and its extremely limited release – Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) – is regarded as one of the best beers in the world. Try a bottle of the rare beer at Grain + Verse in Harrisburg starting at 4 p.m. Be sure to get there early, as quantities of the bottles are scarce. While you’re there, try a draft of one of Founders other brews and receive a free pint glass.
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