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August 17, 2017

Rock and Roll Legends

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

Udo storms Trocadero

By Alex Lloyd Gross UDO Dirkschieder.the one time front man of  German rock heavyweights, Accept closed his solo tour  last night, February 4, 2017 in Philly, at the Trocadero.  This is the last time he will be playing all Accept songs. Udo showed the estimated  1000 fans in attendance just why he is a force

Philly Mayor at odds with Trump policy

By Alex Lloyd Gross Donald Trump made no secret his immigration policy when he was running for president.  Now that he got elected, it should come as no surprise that he would enact them. He did, putting a hold on entry to the United States  by some people with citizenship  in certain countries until they

Lords of 52nd Street rock New Hope

By Alex Lloyd Gross Even before the band started their set last night January 14 , 2017, The Lords of 52nd street were asked to return to Havana New Hope.  That will happen on October 13, 2017.   It was a packed house last night. Only room for a few people in the upstairs loft.  

Trans Siberian Orchestra: On fire last night in Philly.

By Alex Lloyd Gross The Trans Siberian Orchestra came to play in Philly last night, December 17, 2016. Before the night was done, they would assault every sense in the human body, donate over $13,000 to  local charity  and did a free meet and greet for who ever wanted to meet the band.  This ensemble

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