Punk, Folk & Electronica: Friday's Music Picks

It’s a beautiful cool day outside, so there’s no excuse to stay home in the air conditioning. There’s also no excuse not to see some great live music by both local and regional musicians.

1) Leo & Cygnus at 551 West (Lancaster)

Sam Campbell at Gigspots has done a good job helping to bring new regional acts through Central PA for some of their first local shows though his Gigspots Spotlight series. Now he brings the Annapolis, MD-based indie folk band Leo & Cygnus, who will play their blend of original jam tunes at 9 p.m. The show is free.

2) Kurt Travis and Que Sera at The Champ (Lemoyne)

For three years, Kurt Travis served as the lead singer of the popular psychedelic screamo band Dance Gavin Dance, later to move on to front the post-hardcore band A Lot Like Birds and eventually to move on to his own solo project. He brings his distinct voice to The Champ to perform with several other bands on the bill, including Providence, RI’s progressive post-hardcore band Que Sera. The show starts at 5 p.m., and tickets are $13.

3) Mike MiZ at Holy Hound Taproom (York)

For several years, Mike MiZ proved to be the thorn in the side of fellow Fly co-worker and digital editor Mike McMonagle, prevailing over him in the Indie Acoustic Artist/Band of the Year at the Tri State Indie Awards. McMonagle says he holds no ill-will towards MiZ and calls him “a gracious competitor.” He also expresses admiration of MiZ’s guitar and songwriting skills. The free show starts at 9 p.m.

4) Hank & Cupcakes at the Abbey Bar (Harrisburg)

Prepare to dance as the Brooklyn-via-Tel Aviv electronic dance duo Hank & Cupcakes takes over the Abbey Bar. The group has played at some of the biggest festivals in the country, including The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, and have opened for the likes of superstar DJ Deadmau5. The show starts at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8.

5) Mount Falcon and the Ok-Ok’s at the Chameleon Club (Lancaster)

Lancaster’s Mount Falcon has emerged from several different local musical projects, including The Sketties, to make their own indie rock sound. The Ok-Ok’s from York (read our previous Fly story on the band) are well on their way to honing their sound and will play the Chameleon Club for the first time. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $5.



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Michael Yoder has been writing stories at numerous publications for more than a decade. His interests include impersonating Santa Claus, performing stand-up comedy and drawing circular objects. His dream is to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Michael is a former features editor for Fly; he left in 2015.

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