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Trainhoppers release double CD, DVD package


Nick Braun

Whatzup Features Writer

Published December 9, 2020

It is one thing for a band to put out a new CD, but to release a double CD and a DVD to boot, now that’s the cat’s meow. 

That’s exactly what The Legendary Trainhoppers have done with their latest effort, Hard Times. This masterpiece is a 2-CD and DVD package that includes eighteen songs, a short documentary, studio videos, and two live videos from last year’s concert on The Landing. 

In addition to five brand new songs, the majority of the release is comprised of hits from their previous EPs, Not Today, It Takes a Lot, and Join a Band. It also includes their pandemic single “(When We’re All) Back Together (Someday).” 

Hard Times is available as a download or physical release now via trainhoppers.bandcamp.com. Unfortunately, it will not be available on streaming sites until next year. 

Whether you are a fan of the Trainhoppers or looking for a stocking stuffer for that special someone, pick this gem up today. 

Debutants offer new ‘Joke’

Speaking of releases, the Debutants just released a new track simply titled “Joke.” 

The new number is off their upcoming EP that was recorded a few weeks back at Studio 110 in Pittsburgh. That weekend trip saw them in the studio for 24 hours which in the end resulted into five new tracks. 

There is no official release date yet but I do know many folks are chomping at the bit for it. As for now, we have “Joke” to get us by, which can be found on all major streaming platforms. 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

The Christmas sweater, once thought to be tacky, has made an enormous comeback the last few years. Whether you find one at the local thrift shop or make your own, you will have the opportunity to put it on display at Mitchell’s Sports & Neighborhood Grill on Friday, Dec. 18. 

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party will get under way at 4 p.m., when you will have the opportunity to display your festive creativity and also take in live music by Fireball Matinee. 

Lampoon Christmas at 2Toms

2Toms Brewing Company is set to host its annual Christmas Vacation party on Saturday, Dec. 19, beginning at noon. Come dressed as your favorite National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation character, take part in the photo booth area, enjoy food specials, and snag a candy cane from good ole Santa Claus. 

2Toms would also love for you to bring a new or gently used coat to donate. If you do so, you will receive a free drink.

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