Big things are happening ...

It's been a busy couple of weeks for The Sophisticates. The band played a beer bash along the Lancaster County countryside as the Strasburg Railroad cars rolled by and is getting ready to play a gig at the venerable Bube's Brewery in Mt. Joy, Pa. on Saturday, May 2.

Bube's, for those who don't know, is haunted. The complex has a bunch of restaurants, catacombs and a brewery. Check out the band's Facebook page for more info and the invitation. The Blandinas will kick things off at 10 p.m.

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In May and June, the band hopes to get started on recording an EP while mixing in a few gigs. One of those dates will be at The American Bar & Grill in Lancaster, Pa. on July 18. The Ravagers and the Saigon Hookers are also on the bill.

Stayed tuned for more announcements soon. Big things are happening ...