Featured Band of the Week: Wine & Spirit

June 1, 2015

Wine & Spirit

Forming within the campus dorms of Slippery Rock University in 2006, featured band Wine & Spirit are now highly respected among the Pittsburgh music scene.

Roomies Paul Joseph (vocals, guitar, harmonica) and Derek Ruby (bass, vocals) came up with the name after glancing at a Pennsylvania liquor store sign while out on a booze run. Like most college graduates nowadays, four piece Wine & Spirit tucked away their degrees in order to pursue what they really love-making music, and I’d say they’re doing a pretty good job. Wine & Spirit is a healthy combination of classic rock n’ roll and modernized blues. Their alternative edge and solid performances ultimately led them to their 2012 Pittsburgh X Winter Rock Showcase triumph, and in turn a widespread fan base from Philly and New York to Indianapolis and Chicago.


Wine & Spirit are currently in the process of recording their fourth studio album, and gearing up for their Keystone Chaos Tour. The tour begins with Gashouse Radio’s very own open mike night at the Roadhouse Inn this coming Thursday. Additionally, join Wine & Spirit at Connie’s Ric Rac June 5th with Kings & Comrades, Blueheart Revival, and Paul Kurrey for our First Friday Showcase.


Don’t forget to tune in all this week to hear Wine & Spirit in heavy rotation. You can catch a track at the beginning of every Gashouse Live (Tuesday/Thursday 7pm ET). If you like (or hate) what you hear, please share your opinion by using the thumbs up/down buttons. For free streaming and more Wine & Spirit check out reverbnation.com/wineandspirit


Robin & Beth 11 at Peaceful Woodlands, June 19th & 20th

Robin & Beth Fest is happening June 19th & 20th, and this year they have a new location; Peaceful Woodlands Family Campground!

RB11 Fest


For tickets, visit: http://rb11.bpt.me/

Advance Purchase(1 night) $40.00 ($42.39 w/service fee)
Advance Ticket Purchase(1 night stay, 6/20 arrival, gates 9am) , ticket price is $50 if purchased at the gate
Advance Purchase(2 night) $60.00 ($63.09 w/service fee)
Advance Ticket Purchase(2 night stay, 6/19 arrival, gates 4pm), ticket price is $70 if purchased at the gate


For more information, check out woodfarmrecords.com. This is a great event, and a brand new location.

This Weekend is the 9th St Italian Market Festival!

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This weekend, May 16th & 17th, is the 9th Street Italian Market Festival. The market is celebrating their 100th anniversary, which means this is a year you do not want to miss.


What better way to celebrate than with some of the best Philadelphia artists we can find? Pabst Blue Ribbon, Connie’s Ric Rac and Gashouse Radio have put together 2 stages of incredible bands. The music starts at noon both days, and will run through the night. Take a look at the lineups:



The Joseph Joe Brown Tartaglia Memorial Local Music Stage at 9th & Ellsworth

12:00 The Berries
12:30 Giada J
1:00 Dan Daniel Collins
1:30 Katie Barbato & Dirty Holiday
2:00 Rumi Kitchen and YaYa
2:30 Seoul Delhi
3:00 East of the West
3:45 Wallace Bros.
4:30 The Racket Boys
5:15 Out of the Beardspace

cent anniThe Gashouse Radio Stage at Connie’s Ric Rac

12:30 Stephen Capaldi
1:00 Skinny Cool Kid
1:35 Inconsiderate Bastards
2:10 Overfield.
2:45 E. Joseph
3:20 Layers And Frames
4:00 Sonny Knockout
4:40 Neat Meat
5:20 T.C. Cole Riot
6:00 The Members Club
6:30 The One2s
7:15 HighKick
8:00 Vital Stats
9:00 In The Presence of Wolves
10:00 FTS


The Joseph Joe Brown Tartaglia Memorial Local Music Stage at 9th & Ellsworth

12:00 The Blackhawks
12:30 TallTrees
1:00 Lovers League
1:35 Vilebred
2:15 No Good Sister
3:00 The Late Saints
3:45 Dr. Beardfacé and the Spaceman
4:30 Satellite Hearts
5:15 Johnny Showcase & The Mystic Ticket

IMFest2015 small squareThe Gashouse Radio Stage at Connie’s Ric Rac

12:30 Stephen Capaldi
1:00 Ashton Jon
1:30 Cicada Jade
2:10 The Defused
2:50 Magnificent Birds of Prey
3:30 Steve Oakley Band
4:10 Church Girls
4:50 Paulette Branson & Mixed People
5:30 Rockers Galore
6:10 Could’ve Been Kings
6:50 Bosom Band
7:30 The Funky T
8:30 JAH People ; Roots, Rock, Reggae, Philly Style.
9:15 The Royal Noise

With DJ Sets from DJ Champe!

Once again, a big thanks to all of our sponsors this year. Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sine Studios, Milk Street Marketing, South Street Sounds, Zave Smith Photography, and the documentary From War to Wisdom.


Click here to check out Ric Rac Radio, and sample all the bands playing this year


For more information on the Italian Market, visit www.italianmarketphilly.org. Don’t miss this celebration! And when you are there, make sure you stop by the Gashouse Radio stage inside Connie’s Ric Rac and say hello!

Thursday Nights at Roadhouse Inn

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Gashouse Radio has found a new home on Thursday nights! Join us at Roadhouse Inn in Levittown, PA every Thursday night for a unique night of live entertainment. Every other Thursday night we are bringing the radio show to the bar. Here’s what you can expect on this LIVE broadcast:


Roadhouse Inn
2200 New Falls Rd
Levittown, PA 19056



swayzeGames / Giveaways: We have a ton of merchandise from the various bands that have visited our studio. We also have tickets to giveaway for various events happening in and around the Philadelphia area. And finally, Roadhouse Inn has some giveaways of their own. Every Thursday night we will be giving these things away to the “live studio audience”.


Artist Spotlight: Each live show we will feature an artist interview and performance. We’ve done this every Thursday night on Gashouse Live for years. Now we’re bringing this same segment out to Roadhouse Inn so that we can include a live audience. This interview and performance will then be made available on-demand via our podcast.


Live Music: In addition to the Artist Spotlight, there will be a shorter acoustic performance in the beginning of the night and at the end of the night. So every Thursday that we are live from Roadhouse Inn, you will get acoustic performances from 3 of the best bands in the Philadelphia area.


Guest Bartenders: We are looking for guest bartenders! We have some interesting contests we’re putting together for our guest bartenders, and that means you can win some serious cash. If you are interested in participating, please email dustin@gashouseradio.com or just come out any Thursday night and talk to Tom behind the bar.


In addition to all of this, we are looking to make Thursday nights at Roadhouse Inn a place for all sorts of creative types to network. If you are looking for help with any sort of project come out on Thursday nights and let us know what you need. We are building a network of artists, marketers, musicians, actors, writers, etc who can help move your project forward no matter what field.


On the Thursdays we’re not live from Roadhouse, we will have a back-line setup and we encourage all performers to come out and jam with some other local talent. Again, this is meant to be a creative networking event every single Thursday night at Roadhouse Inn! Add a couple of free pool tables, and Roadhouse Inn becomes your perfect destination on Thursday nights.

#FFShowcase and Free Happy Hour This Friday at Connie’s Ric Rac

may 1st wordpressThis Friday we have back-to-back events happening at Connie’s Ric Rac, starting at 6pm and running through the night.


Come join us at 6pm ET for a special happy hour at Connie’s Ric Rac; #MAYFIRST. Ron Bauman, one of the owners of Connie’s Ric Rac, started a new marketing company, and this Friday we are celebrating the launch. This means an open bar and complimentary food from 6-8pm. Help celebrate this new venture and get an exclusive first glimpse of the new and exciting brand launched by RonBomb Associates!

Click here to RSVP to the Lunch Party Facebook Event 


Immediately following the happy hour launch party is the Gashouse Radio monthly #FFshowace. This first Friday event will feature our great friend Katie Barbato with her newest project, Dirty Holiday. Special guests include Paul Edelman & The Jangling Sparrows, who will be making a triumphant return to Philly, along with Daniel Collins, American Schoolyard and acoustic opener Rob Petitti. Doors start at 7pm with an $8 cover and the music starts at 8:00pm.


Click here to RSVP to the #FFShowcase Facebook Event

Both events this Friday night are very important to Gashouse Radio, and we would love for you to celebrate them with us in person. So come early for the happy hour, stay late for the crazy amount of talent playing this Friday night at Connie’s Ric Rac!

The Great Beer’d Expo of 2015 this Saturday!

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Join us at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co this Saturday at 3pm for The Great Beer’s Expo of 2015!


What started as a friendly handshake bet for bragging rights between two gentleman has become a charity fundraising event for Philabundance. Showcasing a great local brewery and their beers along with the most fantastic beards ever! There will be two beard competitions, one for guys and one for the gals. Guys will judge the girls on their creative beards and the ladies will judge the guys. The best beards win!


Click here and RSVP to the Facebook Event Page



Don’t have a beard in this game? That’s ok, there is plenty to do at the Great Beer’d Expo. There will be 50/50’s, raffle baskets, beer geek trivia, Foosball and air hockey tournaments, and more! Don’t forget to hit that Invite link to the right and let all your friends know.


beerd expo prizesYou won’t believe the prizes that have been gathered for this year’s event. Prize packs of local craft beer, liquor, and hair care products. Just take a look at the Facebook event page and scroll down to see what will be given away at this event on Saturday. Some of the breweries involved include Neshaminy Creek, Broken Goblet, Weyerbacher, Slyfox, Round Guys Brewery, Ommegang Brewery, Naked Brewing, Freewill Brewing, and Yards.


This is looking to be a lot of fun and its all for a good cause. For more information on Philabundance please check out philabundance.org. And as for donation, please bring money; food donations cannot be accepted at this event.


See you this Saturday, 3pm at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Co for The Great Beer’d Expo! Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company is located at 909 Ray Ave in Croydon, Pennsylvania.

Italian Market Festival, May 16th & 17th

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The Italian Market Festival is back May 16th & 17th, 2015


The Italian Market Festival is probably the biggest block party of the year, and this year the market is celebrating their 100th Anniversary. That means the stakes for this year’s festival are raised just a little higher. So Connie’s Ric Rac put together 2 stages of incredible music from some of the best local talent. Take a look at the bands playing this year’s Festival:

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We’ve still got a few bands to add to the list, so stay tuned to Gashouse Radio for more updates on the 2015 Italian Market Festival.

Open Mic Night, Every Thursday at Roadhouse Inn

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Gashouse Radio and Roadhouse Inn have teamed up to bring you a new opportunity to showcase your music every Thursday night in Levittown, PA.


This night is a little bit different than your average open mic. Gashouse Radio puts together a lot of events in and around Philadelphia. We are going to use this open mic night as a way to find new talent outside the city and bring them into our events. The artists that play the Thursday Night Roadhouse Inn Open Mic have a chance at much more exposure. Airplay on Gashouse Radio, and booking more gigs in and around the city are 2 ways you can use this open mic to your advantage.

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Our next live broadcast at Roadhouse Inn is 3/26


RSVP to this week’s Open Mic and let us know if you’d like to sing up to play


In addition to the above, we also broadcast live from Roadhouse Inn once a month. The last Thursday of every month we broadcast this open mic night to the world. We pick some of the best talent from the previous Thursdays and invite them back to play for our online audience. These live broadcasts started in January, and we’ve had some great success so far. The artists can also request a recording of the performance the following day.


So if you are looking for a new opportunity, if you are looking to get some radio airplay, ad if you are looking to break into some for the live events we host around the city, then join us every Thursday night at Roadhouse Inn! Likewise, if you are in the Levittown area and looking for some live music, here is something unique and new.  This is a free event, and the music gets started around 9pm.

Come out and play, or stop in for a drink and enjoy some great music every single Thursday night at Roadhouse Inn!

March 6th First Friday Showcase!

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Gashouse Radio and Connie’s Ric Rac, along with Dr. Beardface and the Spaceman present:

#FFShowcase at Connie’s Ric Rac – March 2015

We have a little something for everyone at this party but no matter what you like, you will like all of these bands! Why? Simple, because they’re all DOPE AS HELL!!! ( like FO REAL!!!!)

Do you like ” high-energy performances and eclectic sound, blending music genres such as Hip Hop, Punk, Funk, Metal, Reggae and Rock.”? or how about ” fusion of old-school funk and brand new spunk, rooted in Hatian kompa music, reggae and punk”? what about “Rock laced with elements of funk, reggae, hip-hop and dance.”? or “a high-energy rock band influenced by a variety of music ranging from punk and alternative to 50’s rockabilly,” and we also have a little “acoustic/electric group focused on rock with a side of soul.” WELL, YEAH!, it’s gonna be that kind of party!**

ONLY a $5 cover!! That’s it! For all this!!!!

SHINOBI NINJA – www.facebook.com/ShinobiNinjaMusic

Rockers Galore – www.facebook.com/Rockers-Galore

YEAH SON – www.facebook.com/yeahsonband

Dr. Beardface – www.facebook.com/drbeardfaceandthespaceman

46 Reasons – www.facebook.com/46REASONS

Connie’s Ric Rac
1132 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 279-7587

**mashed potatoes for you to stick your dick in are available upon request. Please send your requests to drbeardfaceandthespaceman@gmail.com