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EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17

EXCLUSIVE: Metal legends The Rods will play Electric City Music Conference for charity on Sept. 17
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From a press release:

The Electric City Music Conference is proud to announce that heavy metal legends The Rods have been added to the lineup for the 2016 conference. The band will appear for a rare NEPA performance on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to RSD/CRPS research.

The Rods are comprised of Carl Canedy, David Feinstein, and Garry Bordonaro. The band has experienced all aspects of the music business – major record deals, independent label releases, tours with Iron Maiden and Metallica, being invited on tour by AC/DC, and recently reunited for performances at premier music festivals in Europe and South America.

The band members have also seen acclaim outside of The Rods. Feinstein was a member of Elf, with his cousin Ronnie James Dio, while Canedy produced classic albums for Anthrax, Exciter, and Overkill.

“We’re extremely excited to have The Rods as part of the event. When seeking out headlining acts, we prefer that they have a local connection. After touring the world and working as a world-class producer, Carl still calls Carbondale home. That’s a perfect fit for us,” co-producer Joe Caviston said.

The Rods will take to the stage on Sept. 17 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill (120 Lincoln St, Olyphant) as part of the three-day Electric City Music Conference. A special stage will be erected in the parking lot. The large-scale outdoor event will feature special outdoor food options and support from various local artists, such as Skin-n-Bones, The Molly Pitcher Path, Polly Anna, and Strawberry Jam. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors. Local favorites Better Than Band and The Chatter will keep the evening rocking inside after The Rod’s performance. Doors for the event will open at 5 p.m., with the first band kicking off around 6 p.m.

“This is your chance to see rock and roll legends that also have a tie to the local community. What more can you ask for? The Rods rarely play shows in America, let alone in NEPA!” added co-producer Ken Norton.

Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased here or at the door.

As is an annual tradition for the Electric City Music Conference, a portion of the proceeds from the Thirst T’s show will be donated to charity. This year, organizers will make a donation to RSD research.

“We chose RSD to donate to because members of both the ECMC and Thirst T’s family are affected by the syndrome,” explained Thirst T’s owner Thomas Tell, Jr.