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Shirley King Talks About Her New Record and Her Father

by Alex Lloyd Gross Shirley King is the daughter of blues great BB King.   She has a new record out that just came off the press this month.  It’s called Blues For A King.. It features guest musicians that have been inspired by her father. People like Pat Travers. He plays on “That’s All Right

Gene Shay STILL ALIVE in Hospice Care Erroneously Reported Dead

by Alex Lloyd Gross Gene Shay, the iconic Philadelphia fixture at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, and Radio stations WXPN and WIOQ is still very much alive in hospice care at Lankenau Hospital, with complications from Coronavirus.  As of April 15, 2020 2:15 PM his condition is serious enough to place him in hospice, but he

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

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