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Posted 10/4/2013 11:03:00 AM

The Best Concerts of The Summer

Posted 8/30/2013 12:49:00 AM

With summer drawing to a close, talk around the station centered around the following question….'What were the best concerts that came to the Philadelphia area this summer'?

Here’s what we came up with in no particular order.  Let us know what YOU think by commenting below. 

Yes brought their first ever, Yestival, a multi-band festival celebrating progressive rock, to Susquehanna Bank Center on 8/3. The lineup featured YES, performing 2 classic albums in full quadraphonic sound (“The Yes Album” & “Close To The Edge”)
plus special guests The Musical Box, Carl Palmer’s E.L.P. Legacy, Renaissance.

Heart and Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience blew the crowd away with intense sets. Here’s what MGK’s Debbi Calton thought of the show….
TOTALLY loved our Let Freedom Rock Fest. What an ...

Yestival Artist Interviews

Posted 7/29/2013 9:00:00 AM

Check out these interviews with the progressive rock artists playing Yestival on August 3 at Susquehanna Bank Center.  You'll be able to find new interviews on this blog post every day between now and August 5.  

Favorite cover versions of Classic Rock songs

Posted 7/12/2013 12:08:00 PM

As it tends to happen (especially around the MGK offices) music talks erupt and become enthralling, bonding, polarizing, and funny conversations. Today we were tackling the question:
What cover versions of Classic Rock songs rank among your favorites? We'd love feedback from you. Join the conversation.

Here are some of the MGK picks: 

James Brown - Something
Stone Temple Pilots - Dancing Days
Rage Against the Machine - Maggie's Farm
David Bowie – Across the Universe
Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower
Robert Plant – One more Cup of Coffee
Guns N Roses – Live and Let Die
Aerosmith – Come Together
Iron Maiden – Cross-Eyed Mary
Foo Fighters – Baker Street
Dream Theater – Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding
Van Halen – You Really Got Me
Metallica – Turn The Page
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe
Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends
Led ...

Remembering Ray Manzarek

Posted 5/21/2013 12:13:00 PM

"There was no keyboard player on the planet more appropriate to support Jim Morrison's words. Ray, I felt totally in sync with you musically. It was like we were of one mind, holding down the foundation for Robby and Jim to float on top of.  I will miss my musical brother." 

- John Densmore, Source:

The entire MGK air staff mourns the loss of a rock and roll pioneer, Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors.  Manzarek's keyboard parts were an integral part of The Doors sound, propelling them to the sales of more than 100 million albums worldwide.   

Here are some thoughts from our MGK Airstaff, remembering Ray Manzarek:

"Ray Manzarek was a person that ever member of the show felt close to. Every time he would call in we felt like we were catching up with an old friend. I played those first doors albums ...

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