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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

Rob DeLuca Back With New Music

By Alex Lloyd Gross Rob DeLuca is an accomplished bass player.  He has been the bass player for UFO and a host of other projects. Of of those projects is a band he has been involved with for almost 20 years. Spread Eagle. Subway to the Stars is the new release from this band and

80’s Rockers Play Show in Levittown

By  Alex Lloyd Gross McStews, on the  5500 block of New Falls Road could have been mistaken for the Roxy , or Gazzarri’s in LA  Monday night.  Bang Tango and Fasster Pussycat played a show that drew a ton of people for a Friday night. It felt like a rock club on the Sunset Strip.

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