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December 15, 2018

NightLife

Deep Purple and Judas Priest deliver the goods to Camden

By Alex Lloyd Gross Deep Purple headlined a concert in Camden at the amphitheater on the waterfront and brought Judas Priest with them .It was a night of hard rock that those who showed up will not soon forget.  The attendance could have been better. You can blame that squarely on booking a show on

Oktoberfest happens during Labor Day weekend at Canstatters

By Alex Lloyd Gross Usually, Oktoberfest is held in October.  Not in Northeast Philly. It’s going on now and runs until Labor Day.  The yearly even features beer, fine German and American food and more beer. Located at the corner of Academy and Holme Avenues. Parking is free.  It’s not all beer and food,  there

Dixie Hummingbirds celebrate 90 years: Get call from Stevie Wonder

By Alex Lloyd Gross The Dixie Hummingbirds have been playing music together for 90 years.  That’s an achievement by itself.  Of course, there have been line up changes. The gospel group made a name for themselves back in the 1920,s30,s .They traveled cross the country playing to who ever would book them.  Before long,   their

Nancy Wilson from Heart brings Roadcase Royale to Parx

By Alex Lloyd Gross With Heart taking a hiatus  band members have branched out to do their own thing. guitarist Nancy Wilson has a  project she was working on called Roadcase Royale.  She brought that band to the Parx Xcite Center last night August 12, 2018.  The show which clocked in just under 90 minutes

WAR brings Cisco Kid to Parx

By Alex Lloyd Gross It’s hard to classify the band WAR as a classic rock band.  They certainly play rock with songs like “Low Rider” but there is so much more to this band. Funk, reggae, soul,  they play it all.  They brought that so much more to Parx casino in Bensalem last night, August

Honey West is a sweet listen at Havana

By Alex Lloyd Gross Honey West is the name of a newer band that has been around for about a year.  It features legendary musician ian McDonald who used to play with Foreigner and king Crimson.  This band is not classic rock because they have released new stuff. They are a newer band and have

Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan deliver in Camden

By Alex Lloyd Gross It’s no secret that a large portion of the music put out by today’s bands suck. There are a few good bands making good music but nothing compared to the 1970’s through early 1990’s.   That’s why so many people decided to take in a classic rock show across the river in

Hard Rock Casino opens on the boardwalk in Atlantic City

By Alex Lloyd Gross With the economy in the toilet, casino’s were closing at a record pace. A $2, Billion  structure, called the Revel closed within a few years after opening, it’s owners unable to stop the hemorrhaging of money. Donald Trump, once a respected name in the gaming industry closed his entire stake in

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