LET FREEDOM ROCK!
7/1/2014 10:11:00 AM
We started with the band America in 2001 and ever since, MGK has been rockin’ into the 4th of July holiday with the best in classic rock. Over the years, we’ve had Peter Frampton, Cheap Trick, Paul Rodgers (Bad Company), Heart, Pat Benatar and SO many others to help us celebrate and it’s yet another star studded lineup this year. With Don Felder, Styx and Foreigner, get ready to sing and dance along to hit after hit after hit!
Thursday, July 3 we’ll get the party started along the riverfront. The music begins at the pre-party held at Wiggins Park from 2-5PM with MGK DJ Andre Gardner’s live broadcast and live music from former MGK Houseband The Sofa Kings. This part of the day is a free, family friendly event and a great way to get going before the main festivities begin next door at The Susquehanna Bank ...
ROCKABILLY LEGEND ROBERT GORDON COMES TO PHILLY WITH A RARE SHOW AND A NEW RELEASE!
6/20/2014 9:48:00 AM
Robert Gordon, he of the big hair and big voice, comes to Philadelphia on Thursday June 26 to play a rare and intimate show at The Tin Angel. His new CD I’M COMING HOME will be released on the locally based (Lancaster, Pa.) Lanark Records just days prior to his area appearance.
RG (as his friends call him) has had a knack for joining up with great guitarists throughout his career. From his days with Link Wray and later Danny Gatton, to his recent work with Marshall Crenshaw and current guitarist and record co-producer Quentin Jones, Robert has “always had music on his mind and in his sights.” That is evidenced in this new record, his first since 2007. I’M COMING HOME features twelve all new recordings including three originals.
Rounding out the performing band will be Kenny Aaronson on bass (Bob Dylan/John Eddie), David Uosikkinen on ...
GEORGE THOROGOOD IS ALWAYS BAD TO THE BONE
6/4/2014 10:35:00 AM
Planning on seeing George and the Destroyers this month at the House of Blues for their 40th Anniversary tour? Make sure you read my StageSide column for Main Line Today Magazine. And click to listen to my interview with the ever entertaining GT.
Photo by Tom Collins and yes, I know my eyes are closed.
LED ZEPPELIN II REISSUE EXCITEMENT
5/28/2014 11:08:00 AM
You've GOTTA check this out! It's new video of the rough mix with vocal for Zep's WHOLE LOTTA LOVE. This is part of the companion audio that will be part of the deluxe reissue of Zep's second LP out June 3. (debut album will also get the deluxe treatment).
I bet you'll find yourself mentally adding the guitar parts/effects as you listen to this! We'll be giving away copies the weekend of June 6-8 on our Get The Led Out Weekend on MGK!
2 DEGREES OF SEPARATION WITH AMERICA'S GOT TALENT
5/28/2014 8:59:00 AM
So I got a text from my brother Steve in Alabama that I should watch (last night's) America's Got Talent because a very close friend of the family, Jake Curlee, was performing on the show. I knew of Jake as he dated my niece for some time and he also performed nightly on a graduation cruise that the family took last year. Check out the video here. He is REALLY good and his story is so compelling! I'll be watching from now on.