Author Archives: Joe Ryan

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 »

Photos: The Church performing at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA

The Church August 15, 2015 | Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA Photos by Joe Ryan For more information on The Church, please visit: Official website: Facebook: All photos appearing on this page are the property of Joe Ryan. They are protected by U.S. Copyright Laws and are not to be downloaded or reproduced in any way without the ... Read More »

Duran Duran at Musikfest

Kristen Cepil is sitting on a curb outside of the backstage entrance to the Sands Steel Stage, hoping to meet Duran Duran lead singer, Simon le Bon. She’s wearing a 1984 tour t-shirt, but explains she didn’t buy it herself. “It was my older sister’s. She got me into Duran Duran.” She isn’t the only one in the crowd seeing ... Read More »

Duran Duran @ The Capitol Theater

When the legendary Capitol Theater in Port Chester opened in 1926, the owners published an ad in the local paper flaunting its status as “the only theatre (with a) refrigerating system in Westchester County!” Eighty-nine years later, modern audiences were just as thankful for the venue’s cooling system after being pushed to the point of exhaustion following two electrifying sold ... Read More »