Jones for Revival ready to resurface


Jones for Revival, the veteran Youngstown-based jam band, has been on a hiatus since last summer, and hasn’t played a show in the Mahoning Valley in a good eight months.

While the members of the band, led by Jimmy DeCapua have taken some time off, but they will get back together for a show at West Side Bowl in Youngstown on March 8.

The psychedelic-funky act has been working on some new music during its down time. It will debut two new songs from an album that it will release later this year.

Opening the all-ages West Side Bowl show will be Plinko and DJ AKA. Doors open at 7 p.m., with Jones playing from roughly 10 to 11:30 p.m. Admission will be $12.

SUTLIFF MUSEUM EARNS ‘RAILROAD’ RECOGNITION

The Sutliff Museum in Warren has been recognized by the National Park Service as a National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom facility.

The designation comes after a yearlong effort by the museum staff and partners to research the Sutliff family’s work and influence in the anti-slavery movement and the Underground Railroad.

The National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom was established by the park service in 1998 to document and share the stories of resistance against slavery through escape and flight. The term “Underground Railroad” refers to the efforts of escaped slaves to gain freedom in the years before and during the Civil War by fleeing north.

The Sutliff Museum demonstrated to the park service that it supports this mission by preserving and exhibiting the work of the Sutliff family during the early 1800s.

Researchers at the museum uncovered stories of people such as Mary Plumb Sutliff, the first wife of Levi Sutliff, who would transport freedom seekers in a hay-covered wagon. While living in Johnston Township, in Trumbull County, she would take a slave to either her own home or that of her father-in-law, Samuel Sutliff, and then bargain with a boat captain to take the slave to Canada for a certain sum of money.

The Sutliff Museum, located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library at 444 Mahoning Ave. For information, go to sutliffmuseum.org.

THIS AND THAT

MOVIE SCREENING: Are you eager to see “Them That Follow,” the thriller movie that was filmed in the Mahoning Valley in 2017 and that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last week? Michael A. Helfant, a producer of the film, says an effort is being made to screen it later this year in Youngstown, possibly at Powers Auditorium.

LAURELIVE FLAVOR: If you attended LaureLive in 2017 or 2018, you might remember the band Magic Giant, which was a crowd favorite. Magic Giant will return to the area Feb. 19 for a LaureLive mini-concert at the Grog Shop in Cleveland, along with Castlecomer (who turned heads last year at the festival and will return this year). Go to grogshop.gs.

FACE OFF WINNER: Black Wolf & the Thief solo artist Juliet were the winners of the Federal Frenzy Face Off last Friday at West Side Bowl. The two acts earned spots in the annual rock festival in Youngstown in April.

Guy D’Astolfo covers entertainment for The Vindicator. Follow him on Twitter at @VindyVibe.

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