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America Packed the Keswick Theater

by Alex Lloyd Gross It’s February 22, 2020  and it’s just after 8:00 PM. The band America is just about to take the stage at the Keswick Theater in Glenside PA.  for a sold out show.  There is no opening act.  As the lights go down, the band launches into their show. It’s a combination

The Last UFO Show In the Region Was Awesome

by Alex Lloyd Gross UFO have been kicking ass as a band for the past 50 years.  It’s time to call it quits.  Lead singer Phil Mogg is about ready to retire and enjoy life.  So the music icons got together for the final Last Orders  world tour and said their farewells. Last night, February

Zak Stevens New Project Has A Familiar Sound To It

by Alex Lloyd Gross Do you like the band Savatage?  Ever wonder what happened to them?  Some members went on to play in Trans Siberian Orchestra.  Now, Zak Stevens took on a side project called Archon Angel and their debut record is called Fallen.  One of the key tracks on this is called “Return Of

Denny Laine Was On Top Of His Game At City Winery

By Alex Lloyd Gross Denny Laine,  the musician that played with the Moody Blues and was a member of Paul McCartney’s Wings in the 1970’s  played a local, intimate show at the new City Winery. This newly opened concert venue is located at 10th and Filbert Streets in center city Philadelphia.  There are two rooms.

Frankie Banali Talks About New Quiet Riot Album Out Today

By Alex Lloyd Gross Last week as journalists from across the globe were preparing to speak with Quiet Riot drummer and founding member Frankie Banali about his health and his new record, Banali was awakened by a call from California Emergency Management . “prepare to evacuate”. That was due to the out of control wildfires

Philadelphia Music Alliance Brings Stars To Broad Street

By Alex Lloyd Gross The Philadelphia Music Alliance unveiled plaques on the 300 block of South Broad Street.  There was a sense that something was going happen as passesby saw barricades and crowds gathering on Broad Street in front of Dorrance Hamilton Hall at the University Of the Arts . The arriving news media gave

Deep Purple Plays Last Area Show

By Alex Lloyd Gross Deep Purple, the iconic rock band that brought so much great music over the past 50 or so years ( give or take a few) is calling it quits.  They came back recently, on tour, playing shows with Judas Priest and again with Alice Cooper. This time on October 10, 2019

Australian Pink Floyd Rocks Parx

By Alex Lloyd Gross There were no members of Pink Floyd on stage for this show. That did not matter as a large crowd greeted the gold standard of tribute bands.  Formed in Australia many decades ago, this band is more than a bunch of fans of Pink Floyd, who can play musical instruments very

Philly Walk of Fame Gets More Inductees

By Alex Lloyd Gross The Philadelphia Music Alliance  has been honoring people associated with the Philadelphia music scene for years.  Several plaques are installed on South Broad Street. Today, August 7, 2019 it was announced that seven more people will receive that honor. They include the Philadelphia Orchestra, The Hooters, Evelyn Champagne King, the O’Jays,

Heart and Joan Jett Return To Camden For Show

By Alex Lloyd Gross Heart got back together, after a two and a half year  hiatus and pulled out some deep tracks for their current tour.  That tour took them to the amphitheater on the Camden Waterfront last night, August 2, 2019. What a show it was.  As they opened with “Rockin’ Heaven Down”, one

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