The Update | Psych-Rock Band at Westside Bowl; Noisy Mama Reunion at JR’z Pub

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Darsombra, a Baltimore-based rock band that straddles many genres, will come to Westside Bowl, 2617 Mahoning Ave., on Wednesday, June 7.

Admission is $10. Feckweed will open the 8 p.m. concert.

Darsombra bills itself as “a trans-apocalyptic galaxy rock duo.” The band walks the line between glam, prog, psych, stoner and meta rock, while adding site-specific installation performance art to its show.

Its hallucinogenic live audio-visual shows are often met with stunned reaction from audiences, who were not sure what to expect but enjoyed the show.

“It was like tripping on acid, without the acid,” is a common reaction, according to the band’s press materials.

Audiences can expect cosmic guitar solos and interweaving riffs, blissed-out synth sequences and bass lines, and emotive whacks of a gong or tolls of bells peppered throughout their work, in addition to vocal stylings that range from wordless choral harmonies to percussive chants, grunts and word-salad lyrics.

The members of the act are composer Brian Daniloski on guitar, bass, vocals and sound design; and filmmaker Ann Everton on synth, vocals, percussion and projections.

Darsombra released an album, “Transmission,” in 2019. The band plans to release a double album in the future.

The band also manages a  YouTube channel, complete with videos of their shows, their live projections, music videos, livestreamed shows and episodes of Darsombra TV – the ongoing chronicles of their adventures at large.

White Noise/Noisy Mama Music

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – The music of White Noise and Noisy Mama will be performed live by former members of the legendary Youngstown rock band on July 1 at JR’z Pub, 1722 S. Raccoon Road.

The band will consist of Paul Skowron, Carl Infante, Tommy Rich, Billy Morris and Dougie Manross.

White Noise, which later became Noisy Mama, sold out shows in the area throughout the 1980s. The band signed a contract with ATCO Records as Noisy Mama in 1990 and toured the country.

The band’s video for the song “Heart of Stone” was featured on MTV’s “Headbanger’s Ball” show.

Tickets for the show at JR’z Pub are $12 in advance at, and $16 at the door.

Free Scrappers Ticket for A’s on Report Card

NILES, Ohio –The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have partnered with Ohio’s 529 Plan, CollegeAdvantage, to award tickets for A’s on students’ report cards for the June 16-18 games.

Students can present their report cards at the Eastwood Field box office to receive a free general admission ticket for every A. (Equivalent grade markings will also be accepted). Tickets may be upgraded.

The June 16 and 17 games start at 7:05 p.m.; the June 18 game starts at 2:05 p.m.

Square Dance Club Sets Monthly Dance

NILES, Ohio – The Friendly Squares will host its monthly square dance Saturday, June 10, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St.

Rex Parker will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will cue the line dances. The theme will be Strawberry Night. This will be a Plus dance. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served. Admission is $6. 

For information, call Gene Hammond at 330 506 3370.

JCC Logan Campus Open House

LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will hold an open house at its Logan Campus from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 11.

This afternoon of activities, giveaways, entertainment and swimming is free and open to the public. The outdoor Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Way, offers a variety of options for JCC members and their guests, including a pool, sand volleyball, tennis and basketball courts, a pavilion and a snack shack.

This year, pickleball courts will be available. Live music, family nights and adult nights will be offered throughout the summer.

Pictured at top: Darsombra will perform at Westside Bowl on Wednesday.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.