Author Archives: Joe Ryan

HAVE YOU HEARD…THE STRUTS PHILADELPHIA?

October 24, 2015 | Philadelphia, PA Review + Photos by Jen Green With The Struts taking over the radio with their hit single, Could Have Been Me their first American release, “Have You Heard…”has a fitting name. Originally from Derby, England the band brought their first American headlining tour to Philadelphia for their second run of the States. Fresh and ... Read More »

FFS in Philadelphia: Quirky & Cool

By LJ Moskowitz The first time I saw Franz Ferdinand live, Nick McCarthy hit my friend in the face with his guitar so hard, he almost passed out. It was 2004, and the band was playing a small club in Philly. I was already enamored with the band’s first album, but seeing them live and watching John take a guitar ... Read More »

Trans Philly Express: Kraftwerk in Philadelphia

By LJ Moskowitz Several thousand minds were blown at the Electric Factory in Philly last night as electronic pioneers, Kraftwerk, created a visual and audio experience completely unique to even the most experienced of concertgoers. Kraftwerk has long been on the cutting edge of technology and their current tour continued that trend. The rain soaked crowd entered the balmy venue ... Read More »

The Arcs performed as part of NPR Music’s First Listen Live series

Concert Review by Garrett D. Kennedy September 9, 2015 | Housing Works Bookstore Café, New York City – Expectations were high. Heck, Rolling Stone Magazine’s David Fricke was behind me in line, NPR was taping the show, and All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen was snapping pictures next to me once Dan Auerbach and company took the stage. Fans entered ... Read More »

Rick Springfield & Loverboy in Holmdel, NJ

By LJ Moskowitz There was a surprising lack of both hair dye and ego on stage at the PNC Arts Center in New Jersey Sunday night, despite the tens of millions of album sales between the two main acts. I suppose you could argue the reason for the modesty was because it’s been a couple of decades since either act ... Read More »

Chicago & EWF: Bring in the Brass,Bring in the Funk

Review + photos by LJ Moskowitz August 16, 2015 | Camden, NJ – The sun was setting behind the Philadelphia skyline as the crowd took to their feet last night at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden. The pre-show music for the “Heart and Soul” tour featuring Earth, Wind & Fire and Chicago started to pump through the sound system ... Read More »