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Martin Barre From Jethro Tull Has A New Double CD Out

by Alex Lloyd Gross Martin Barre, the guitarist for Jethro Tull has a new double CD out called 50 Years of Jethro Tull.  The first CD is Martin and his band doing live in-studio performances of Jethro Tull songs.  Gems such as “Nothing Is Easy”,  “Song For Jeffrey” and a blistering version of “Teacher”. He

Mural Arts Showcasing Voting Through November At LOVE Park

PHILADELPHIA – October 3, 2020 – Mural Arts Philadelphia, in partnership with curator Conrad Benner, announces To the Polls 2020, a nonpartisan initiative aimed to rally the Philadelphia community around civic participation through the act of voting. Six local artists will begin working on large-scale nonpartisan artworks that illustrate the importance of voting at LOVE Park during

Remembering Eddie Van Halen’s Times to Philly Area

by Alex Lloyd Gross The death of Eddie Van Halen has hit most rock fans hard. A knock out gut punch.  His last time in the area was in August 27 2015.  Van Halen played  the outdoor arena in Camden. Man what a show. Deep cuts such as “Dirty Movies”, which was a treat ,

Oktoberfest/Labor Day Celebration At Canstatters Is Cancelled

by Alex Lloyd Gross Due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings,  the annual Oktoberfest or Labor Day celebration that is held at Canstatters in Northeast Philadelphia is not happening in 2020. Not even on a smaller scale.  Not to just stop in for a hamburger or a bratwurst. As you ride by, the gate is

Open Sesame, Sesame Place To Open July 24 2020

by Alex Lloyd Gross One of the most popular attractions in the region is going to re open on July 24, 2020. Sesame Place.  It’s going to look a bit different and hours of operation may change as well. All guest two and older must wear a mask unless you are in a water park

Nick Cannon Wild and Out At CBS Over Offensive Comments

by Alex Lloyd Gross When it comes to controversial comments, it is best to keep them to yourself. Nick Cannon found that out the hard way this week, after being tossed into the unemployment line . He made Anti-Semitic comments during an interview.  He did not keep his mouth shut and said basically that people

Parx Casino Opens But It Looks Different

by Alex Lloyd Gross Parx casino is open. But it is a different scene than in February. The first thing you will notice is a  canopy and markers for social distancing. You cannot just walk in . Assume that you get there and it is not busy, you will wait until called.  An employee will

Wizard World Postpones Philly Convention Moves Location

by Alex Lloyd Gross Due to COVID-19, the Wizard World convention will not happen in Philadelphia this year.  It is going to be rescheduled for January 15-17 at the Philly Expo Center in Oaks Pa. That is in Montgomery County, spokesperson Jerry Milani said. Fans who purchased general admission and/or VIP tickets for the original

Burrito Brothers Record Released Just Before Pandemic

by Alex Lloyd Gross The Burrito Brothers released a new record titled The Notorious Burrito Brothers.  It came out just before all of the COVID-19 pandemic started and it had thrown the plans for this band and everyone else into a sort of no mans land.  Chris P.James, the band’s  lead singer said “I pass

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