This Weekend’s Hot Spot

All Day Mega Bash At Sherlock’s For Dr. Rock

By Terry Pentelli

This Sunday January 31st. starting at 2pm, Sherlock’s, along with 8 of the hottest bands around, step up and throw down for one of the biggest blowout bashes of the decade to pay homage to a man who for the last sherlocks31 years has supported, and even advanced the Erie Music and Arts scene more than any other individual of our Community.

Originally from Chicago Heights, Illinois, Dave Richards has given so much to the Local Erie Community and propelled the local Music and Arts scene in such a way that every single person felt better for having read what Dave wrote.

Since 1984, and regardless of what he wrote about, the entire community was on edge, waiting to find out what Dr. Rock thought was hot, what Dr. Rock was going to recognize before anyone else as the “Next Big Thing” in Erie, and most importantly Dave Richards amusing commentary about bands, events, bars and clubs, and just about whatever came to his mind to write about that completely entertained the entire city in such a unique way.

Now that Dr. Rock has hung up his star studded smock, and the Erie Music and Arts community has seen the end of a long and wonderful era, Sherlock’s is host to a hard driving and pulse pounding opportunity for the entire Community to come out and show the love and support for the man that supported all of us for so many years, and in so many ways.

The bill for this unbelievable show of talent for the “Dr. Rock Tribute show” includes The Shrugs, Rick Magee & the Roadhouse Rockers, The BluesBeaters, Eric Brewer & Friends, Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle, Daybreak Radio, and a very special performance by one of Dave’s all-time favorite local bands, The Bedrocks coming out of retirement especially for Dr. Rock.

Kicking off this colossal event at 2pm is Jackson Station, one of Erie’s most high throttle and kick-ass bands blowing up the sounds and rocking the house. Jackson Station is made up of super energized, mad musicians that include Scott Meier, Jim Laughlin, Jack Stevenson, Michael Russell, Michael Kellard Kuhn and Jon Halmi.

Next to rock the stage at 3pm will be The Shrugs, an insane group of hard pounding musicians that crank out the killer 60s garage-rock style music that will blow your mind. Featured in The Shrugs are musicians Jeff Larson, Bill Cotter, Graham Scott, and Eddie Sanford.

Rick Magee & the Roadhouse Rockers blow the roof off at 3:30 with their never stop the Rock attitude, and the musicianship on overdrive.  With Rick Magee on Guitar and Lead vocals, Dave Brunn on bass and vocals and Harry Honard on drums, this three-piece band has an incredible rich sound that engulfs any stage and venue they play.

Bring the party and the power, The BluesBeaters crank it up at 4:30pm with wicked energy, a mad set list, and electrifying stage presence. BluesBeaters is made up of Antoine Jack on bass and vocals, Dean Gleason on drums and vocals, Flip DeBerg on keyboards, harmonica and vocals, Henry Tee on guitar and vocals, Dr. Allen Zurcher playing saxophone, percussion and on vocals, and Jazzy Jeff Gibbens playing trumpet, Flugelhorn and on vocals.

At 6pm the badass giants of Rock known as The Bedrocks take the stage pumping out pure energy from start to finish. Featuring Bassist and singer Tony Krasinski and guitarist Dave Krasinski, drummer Ed Bosak, The Bedrocks will take it to a new level of musical madness.

Eric Brewer & Friends set the stage on fire at 7:15pm with their over the top instrumentals and epic talent that never stops. With Charlie Meyer on Keys, Ralph Reitinger III on Bass, Steve Barone on Drums, and of course, the shockingly unforgettable Eric Brewer on Guitar, Eric Brewer & Friends always do it right.

Made up of members that include Jassen Wilber on Bass, Norbbie Gavin on drums, and on Lead Guitar is one of the most talented and versatile young Guitar players to hit an Erie stage in years, Eric Brewer, and of course the mega talented and award winning legend of local music, Ron Yarosz on Harmonica, Lead Vocalist and B3 Organ master, Ron Yarosz & the Vehicle lay it down hot and smooth at 8:30pm.

With mad vocals, blazing instrumentals, and a kickass stage show, Daybreak Radio closes the night out at 9:30pm. This all music, no frills band pumps out some of the best Rock around, and is made up of Jonathan Hunt on Drums, Justin Anderson on Guitar and Backup Vocals, Doug Phillips on Keyboards and Backup Vocals, Ryan Bartosek on Bass, and Tyler Smilo on Lead Vocals, Guitar.

Get out, throw back and party like a Rock Star this Sunday from 2pm until the doors close at Sherlock’s, and fill up on some savage drink specials, and party all day and night at the “Dr. Rock-Rock Show” with the best ass kicking, balls-to-the-walls music this side of anywhere, and party all night at the biggest blowout bash of the weekend.

All proceeds will go to autism society. All musicians & sound/light team are donating their time. Gonna be a great time for a great guy, who gave so much to the Erie Music Scene, don’t be anywhere else, be at Sherlock’s, 508 State Street, this Sunday.

He may not have invented the light bulb, he may not have changed the world, but Dave Richards certainly made our little corner of it so much better and brighter for having been an integral part of our scene. -Goodbye Dave, Erie Loves You and Will Miss You…

For more information on this massive event, please visit the Facebook Event Page 

Editors note:

E R I Jams Arts & Entertainment Magazine along with our entire staff would like to send a big shout out and thank Jack Stevenson of Jackson Station who was instrumental in organizing this event, and for giving the entire Erie Community the opportunity to honor a great man, Dave Richards.




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