Three picks for what to do in Central PA on Thursday, August 6.
1) J. Roddy Walston and the Business with the Plums at the Abbey Bar (Harrisburg)
Tonight at the Abbey Bar, catch J. Roddy Walston and the Business jamming with the Plums. JRWATB is a horse of a different color: Vocalist J. Roddy’s mumble-shout says Kurt Cobain; the drawl and the lyrics say Flannery O’Connor; the strong but spare guitar lines refuse classification. Their repertoire ranges from powerhouse anthems to stunningly sweet serenades, and they’re known for their incredible live performances. Tickets are $20 plus processing fee. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 9 p.m.
2) Highly Suspect at the Chameleon Club (Lancaster)
Tonight at 7 p.m., catch the Brooklyn-based rockers that brought you “Lydia” live at the Chameleon Club. They recently released their first full-length album, “Mister Asylum,” on July 17 to very receptive charts (“Lydia” peaked at #4 on the US Mainstream Rock Songs chart). They’ll be backed by a solid lineup including The Red Shift Experiment, Rochelle Rochelle, and The Earl’s Court. Tickets are $12. Bring your leather jacket and someone to shout lyrics with.
3) Great Lakes Meet the Brewery Night at Boomerang Bar and Grill (New Cumberland)
It wouldn’t be Thirsty Thursday without a brewery event somewhere in the wild world of Central PA. Tonight at the Boomerang Bar and Grill from 5-7 p.m., enjoy 3 Great Lakes Brewing Co. beers on tap (and happy hour runs from 4-6 p.m., so keep in mind that you can enjoy these brews for a dollar off), giveaways, 50 cent wings, and live music by Jason Carst of the band Save the City on the deck from 5:30-8:30 p.m.. What better way to enjoy drinking than with a heavy plate of wings at your side and tunes in the background?
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