Tuned In – September 2014

Not-to-be missed music news

Strand of Oaks Rock Project
Timothy Showalter brings new album to Arden on Sept. 18

The solo rock project Strand of Oaks, created by producer and songwriter Timothy Showalter, is coming to Arden Gild Hall on Thursday, Sept. 18, along with folk artist Christopher Denny.

Showalter will share music from his recently released album HEAL, taking listeners back to his teenage years and his childhood home in Goshen, Ind. Deeply personal, the album is a symbol of the healing processes in his life.

This XPN Welcomes show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

For details, go to www.ardenconcerts.com.

Sun Brother Rises
Solo Wilmington artist releases second album

Billy Toulson is Sun Brother, currently a solo electronic indie rock artist. Toulson, from Wilmington, is influenced by indie rock icons Vampire Weekend, Portugal. the Man, and The Killers. He released his second album, Sitting. Standing., this past summer. Toulson says the album is catchy and fresh, and “has a little something for everyone.”

Watch for upcoming shows and find Sun Brother’s music here: www.sunbrother.bandcamp.com.

This or the Apocalypse
Pennsylvania band brings big sound to Delaware

The Northern Delaware-based collective of live music promoters and producers, Our Velocity Productions, brings melodic hardcore This or the Apocalypse to Accent Music on Kirkwood Highway on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Guests PlanetRAWK, Eye 4 An Eye, Supreme Ritual, Triumph, and Today’s Tomorrow will join This or the Apocalypse, which is based in Lancaster, Pa.

The show starts at 6 p.m. and the all-ages tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.

Get your tickets here: www.ampedandalive.com.

Bright Sounds of Maggie Gabbard
Pop artist to release CD this month

Born in Lexington, Ky., now-Delawarean Maggie Gabbard started singing at a young age, and her pop-soulful melodies and lyrics tell a story of endurance and optimism. She released a CD, Luminosity, on Thursday, Aug. 14, at The Queen.

For more details, visit queentickets.worldcafelive.com

Come Together
For an evening of Beatles music

Joe Trainor and City Theater Company will present COME TOGETHER, a concert featuring music from The Beatles, on Friday, Oct. 3.

City Theater Company turns 21 with a little help from its friends at this 2014-2015 season kick-off at The Queen.

Long-time Wilmington-based rocker Trainor will produce and direct the event, featuring musicians and actors from throughout the company’s history. The show mixes number one hits like “She Loves You” and “A Hard Day’s Night” with fan favorites like “Norwegian Wood” and “The Ballad of John and Yoko.” Trainor’s goal is to recreate the sound of the classic recordings live on stage.

Fourteen singers, backed by a six-piece rock band, a nine-piece horn section, and a string quartet, will perform. Besides Trainor, performers will include Tonya Baynes, Jim Burns, Matt Casarino, Petra Deluca, Josh Dowiak, Jessica Eaves, Dylan Geringer, Jake Hager, Lew Indellini, Righteous Jolly, Jill Knapp, Kerry Kristine McElrone, Paul McElwee, Dana Michael, Kanako Neale, Julie Regan, Kevin Regan, Frank Schierloh, Brendan Sheehan and Adam Wahlberg.

Tickets are $20 (general admission standing room only). The $40 VIP tickets include balcony seating and CTC swag. Proceeds will benefit City Theater Company.
For more information, visit www.queen.worldcafelive.com.

Jam On the Brandywine
Fundraiser to benefit Brandywine watershed is Sept. 20

In 2006, area musician Rob Grant created Jam On The Brandywine, a charitable event to benefit the Brandywine Valley Association. The BVA, founded in 1945, is the oldest watershed conservation organization in the country, focused on enhancing the Brandywine Creek watershed and promoting environmental education for kids.

For the past seven years, Grant, aided by Chip Porter of the band Montana Wildaxe and other friends, has gathered together local artists for the event, held at BVA headquarters in West Chester, Pa.

The 2014 Jam, set for noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, features Cameltones, Gnasty Girls, Special Delivery, Spokey Speaky, Double Dose, Apache Trails, Brad Newsom & Friends, and Endeavor to Persevere.

“The best thing about Jam On is spending the day with a great bunch of musicians who have become good friends over the years,” says Grant. “It’s also a blast to see more than a thousand people here, dancing and having fun. It’s a fun, low-key day.”

Tickets are $10 in advance and $20 at the gate. Kids under 12 get in free. Gates open at 11 a.m. and this is a BYOB event.

For more, visit www.brandywinewatershed.org.

F.Y.I. – September 2014

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Delle Donne may play at Women’s USA Basketball Exhibition

USA Basketball Women’s National Team will play its first exhibition, a Red-White intrasquad game, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center.

Elena Delle Donne, former UD All-American currently starring for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky, may play in the game. Delle Donne has been battling Lyme disease and has missed much of the WNBA season.

Tickets for the game, which will be televised by ESPN2, can be purchased through the Bob Carpenter Center box office by calling 831-2257 or online via ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit usab.com.

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Newark Co-op moves to Newark Shopping Center

The Newark Natural Foods Co-op will soon occupy its new location in the Newark Shopping Center. The 17,610-square-foot location—an enormous upgrade from the current home—will have two community rooms, an organic salad bar, a café, and numerous other additions.

The Co-op is hoping to improve its business while bringing more jobs to the community. For more information, visit newarknaturalfoods.com.

Red Shoe & Brew
Twin Lakes event aids Ronald McDonald House at Sept. 27 event468109881

The Red Shoe & Brew event to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House is set for Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Twin Lakes Brewery in Greenville. For $55 you’ll enjoy barbecue, beer, live music, games and brewery tours.

The proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald House and its mission to support the families of ill children currently staying at nearby hospitals. To learn more about Red Shoe & Brew, visit rmhde.org.

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SHIRT HEADS promotes Wilmington store

Spaceboy Clothing in downtown Wilmington will post the first video in the new a new YouTube series, SHIRT HEADS at 12 p.m. on Sept. 1.
“We really wanted to help put Delaware on the map and show our audience the fun, crazy, and sometimes dramatic times that we find ourselves in on a regular basis,” says co-owner David Sanchez.

The company is also spreading the word about the clothing and accessories that are on sale either at the store, at 711 N. Market St., or online. For more information, visit spaceboyclothing.com.

Arts Invasion
Brandywine Arts Festival hosts 200 Artists

The annual Brandywine Festival of the Arts will bring some 200 artists, including jewelers, painters, photographers and wood carvers, to Wilmington on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 6-7.

The end-of-summer celebration in Brandywine Park’s Josephine Gardens also will include more than 10 food vendors and live music by nearly a dozen local artists. An estimated 10,000 visitors are expected on both days. For more information, visit brandywinearts.com.

By The Numbers – September 2014

A few food-related figures worth noting

2,714: The number of organic farms in California—the most out of any state.

161,800,000: The number of tons of tomatoes produced in the world in 2012, the latest year available.

86: The weight, in pounds, of the heaviest turkey ever raised.

96: The percentage of farms in the United States that are family-owned.

24,000,000: The number of Americans employed in the agriculture business.

33.3: The percentage of our food that results from pollination by bees.91511883