Crescent Moon + RUBY Dear + SICMAN Of Virginia: February 2020

Article Contributed by Christopher Snyder | Published on Friday, February 14, 2020

With 2020 being a leap year we get an extra day (of live music). Three bands will come together for two special nights in Pennsylvania: Bethlehem & New Hope. All three rock ‘n roll groups have a rich history of musicianship.

SICMAN Of Virginia:

Influenced by bands like Mike Dillon Band and The Dead Kenny G’s, the power trio of Matt Holloman (Guitar), Joe Welch (Drums), and John Litz (Bass), SICMAN of Virginia bring the heat every performance. Litz, a late addition to the Southeastern Virginia, band was the missing puzzle piece they needed.


Three members of Start Making Sense (A Tribute To The Talking Heads), have banded together to form an original venture. Named after a tune by the David Byrne fronted band, off of the Talking Heads 1988 album “Naked”, they take their crowds on a musical venture during their live performances. The time that these three virtuosos have spent behind the wheel on the road over the years is astounding. Guitar/Vocalist, Jenny Founds, with a rock ‘n roll vibe that could be comparable to Joan Jett, has a perfect role of fronting RUBY DEAR. Holding down the bass & vocals, one half of the Brauns band is, Jesse. Rounding the powerhouse, is Jon Braun, banging away on the drum kit. With their debut eight song debut album, RUBY DEAR will be kicking it into high gear in 2020.

Crescent Moon:

If you want some pure hard hitting edgy rock, look no further than the duo, Crescent Moon. Hailing from “The City The Never Sleeps”, bass phenomenon, Dave Driewitz (Joe Russo’s Almost Dead/Ween/Old Rugged Sauce) along with Sound Of Urchin’s, Chris “Tomato” Harfeneist, create a power duo of the ages. The beauty of the group, that Dreweitz brings to the table the music he created with the late, Scott Byrne, in Instant Death. This is a true testament that music truly lives on forever.

These two February dates are sure to be extra special performances in two Pennsylvania legendary music venues.


The Funhouse 

5 East 4th Street

Bethlehem, PA


John & Peter’s

96 South Main Street

New Hope, PA