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August 17, 2017

Music

Peter Frampton and Steve Miller together in Philly

By Alex Lloyd Gross Last evening at the Mann Music Center, one of the most anticipated classic rock concerts of the year took place. Peter Frampton and the Steve Miller Band together on one stage. This was all set to be an awesome night and it was. It was held at an outdoor venue . Perfect

City gets ready for Welcome America

By Alex Lloyd Gross During the summertime,  people like to go to the beach and play in the sand. Today, even Mayor Kenney got to play , just for a brief couple of seconds, when he signed his name into a sand sculpture at the Shops at Liberty Place.  Located on the ground floor of

Free concerts at Pennypack Park this summer

By Alex Lloyd Gross The free concert series has started  for the 2017 season at Pennypack Park. Located just off Welsh Road in the great Northeast,  this park can boast of an amphitheater to showcase the best of local and national talent.  While it is doubtful you will see Robert Plant or Van Halen play

Joe Lynn Turner gives Sellersville a Jolt of rock

By Alex Lloyd Gross This cannot be a fair review of the Joe Lynn Turner show last night, May 7 2017 at the Sellersville Theater.  Having personally known Joe for 31 years,  it was good to catch up on old times, and hear some great songs from back in the day.  Turner, is a true

Sabaton storms Trocadero in Philly

By Alex Lloyd Gross Sabaton,  are a relatively new hard rock band. They are making a name for themselves without  major radio airplay and are now on tour of the United States. That tour, opened in Philly April 20, 2017. The band is bringing two treats  with them this time around, Leaves Eyes and Battle

Local bands wanted to open for Gene Simmons concert

By Alex Lloyd Gross Most bands today view KISS as their mentors and dream of playing in the band or maybe even opening for them.  In fact 1998’s Detroit Rock City featured a fictional band Mystery who wanted to open for KISS.  That movie was fantasy. The reality is that one local , lucky band

Dave Davies rocks New Hope

By Alex Lloyd Gross Classic rock fans will remember seeing The Kinks at the Tower Theater, the Spectrum and even at JFK Stadium  on June 19 1982. By that time, they were huge and playing for about 50,000 people with other acts. Most people were far away from the stage and baked in the afternoon

Rock legend to play show in New Hope

By Alex Lloyd Gross Dave Davies from the Kinks will be in town next week, on a Monday night. He’s on tour and he has his sights set at Havana New Hope. Monday, April 17, 2017.  “The tour, it’s going well, the show is well received. We play some new songs and some old songs,”

UFO lands in Times Square with Saxon

By Alex Lloyd Gross Was there ever a rock show you wanted to see no matter what?  This was one not to be missed. UFO with Saxon.The fact is , this tour is not coming anywhere near  the Philly area. That is the only thing that sucked about this tour.  One of the last shows

Local radio stations hold Be Beautiful Expo

By Alex Lloyd Gross Three local radio stations, that have the same ownership came together yesterday,  March 25 2017 to host  the 2017 Be Beautiful Expo at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The event was a ticketed event but otherwise open to the public.  And  the public showed up in force. With lines down the hall

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