Saturday, July 18, 2009

July 17, 2009 – Sit down already! Chalk Walks and Free and Legal Downloads.

Peter Greene makes a great point about the epidemic of standing ovations at Venangoland.

Gwen and Bruce Kahler were the driving force behind bringing national and local indie musicians to the area and giving them a venue to play.  Now relocated to West Virginia, the Kahlers have announced their first music festival in their new digs.

The Journey’s End Music Festival runs from September 25-27 in Harrisville, WV and has already confirmed acts like Soulmobile Eternal and Bread and Circuses.   Suggested donation is $20 a person for the entire weekend or $10 a day.  More details as they come.

The Venango Digital Film Association hosts professional filmmaker Daniele Wilmouth for a free screening and Q& A session  at the Crawford Center Auditorium, 511 Hill Street,  Emlenton, PA, from 7 to 9 p.m. on August 2nd , 2009.


The Meadville Tribune profiles WXCS 92.9 FM, an independent, non-commercial radio station in Cambridge Springs, PA.



Jerome Wincek is looking for local (within 100 miles or so of the Oil Region of Northwestern Pennsylvania), original artists for songs to be included on a set of Oil Region Indie compilation cds.

Contact Wincek at

Wincek is also selling physical copies of The Old Hats latest album Like A Magnet on etsy.


The Pittsburgh Downtown Cultural District has introduced recorded cell phone walking tours.


Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa, has parted ways with Warner Brothers.


Phantom of the Attic comic book store in Oakland is among the 12 finalists for the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award, given to an individual retailer considered outstanding in its support of the genre in the community and within the industry.



The Naked Lunch at 50.

Video of the Oil City Chalk Walk


Documenting local bells is the sort of quirky history that I love best.

Local jewelry artist Alice Walkowski talks about the roots of her creativity.


Do a Craft Show without Breaking the Bank

Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:


   Mitchell Littler  plays Brother Bean(map) Saturday from 7-9 pm.  All Ages No Cover.


Newmen play a free show Monday from 6-8 pm in Titusville’s  Sheide Park (map)


What am I missing? What’s on your must-see/do list for this weekend?

Don’t forget that upcoming events are always available for your perusal on the Venangago-go events calendar which you can synch to your computer, phone, or print out for your own amusement.  Submit your events for the calendar by emailing them to me

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Free and Legal Downloads:

  Retribution Gospel Choir Live at The EARL on June 16, 2009

   Mogwai Live at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 29, 2009

  Wilco Live at Keyspan Park on July 13, 2009

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