On Stage (Bonus): Shannon McNally celebrates Americana

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Shannon McNally Wednesday is often called “Hump Day” – the mid-point of the work week. For many, Wednesday night is a night to celebrate moving closer to the weekend. If you’re looking for a good concert to cap off a good “Hump Day,” you’re really in luck on May 10.

On Stage (Extra): State Champs goes deep at TLA

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times State Champs There’s no question that the show at the Theatre of the Living Arts (334 South Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1011, http://www.lnphilly.com) on May 9 will be a high-energy blast of popular music. The popular venue on South Street will host a concert featuring State Champs as headliners along with a power-packed bill featuring Don Broco, Against...

On Stage: Tommy Castro hits Sellersville

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Tommy Castro and The Painkillers Award-winning guitarist/vocalist Tommy Castro and his band The Painkillers will return to this area for a show on May 4 at the Sellersville Theater (24 West Temple Avenue, Sellersville, 215-257-5808, www.st94.com). “We’ve played the Sellersville Theatre a number of times and always had a lot of fun,” said Castro, during...

Art Watch: Walk, don’t run — get ready for the WC Gallery Walk, Friday

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times This weekend marks some terrific “First Friday” gallery openings, from the Delaware County, Chester County through to Wilmington, but the biggest art event of the weekend is the West Chester Spring Gallery Walk which happens this Friday May 5 from 5pm-9pm. All up and down the streets of West Chester, businesses will open mini pop up gallery shows for...

On Stage (Bonus): Transatlantic Session spans more than an ocean

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Transatlantic Sessions A picture of Transatlantic Sessions, a group that is performing May 2 at the Keswick Theater (291 N. Keswick Avenue, Glenside, 215-572-7650, www.keswicktheatre.com), shows a group of musicians walking single file along the edge of what looks like a lake (loch?) in the Celtic region of the U.K. carrying their acoustic instruments. It is...

On Stage (Extra): Richard Shindell comes to New Hope

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Richard Shindell This month, New Hope has caught fans’ attention as a worthwhile destination for live music. Two weeks ago, Dave Davies, guitarist and co-founder of the Kinks, performed at the Havana Club in New Hope. This weekend, veteran singer-songwriter Richard Shindell has a show in the artsy, riverside town. On April 29, Shindell will be performing at...

On Stage: W. Caln’s Brian Fitzy isn’t waiting

CASH grad hits the road in advance of new album release By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Brian Fitzy Even though Brian Fitzy doesn’t officially release his new album “Hard Times for Dreamers” until May 19, he is not sitting back waiting for it to drop before playing album support shows. Instead, he has seven shows booked between now and May 19 including a concert on April 28 at Bourbon...

Art Watch: Songbirds and cupcakes

By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times For the last weekend in April, make sure to check out local galleries around town that will be taking down their April shows at the end of the week. This week I am highlighting the April show of Gallery 222 in Malvern, but there are also terrific shows now all over our area that are too numerable to list, that are all closing this weekend in preparation for First...

On Stage (Bonus): See Heather Maloney in a whole new light

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Heather Maloney Area music fans – get ready to see Heather Maloney in a whole new light. Maloney is a singer-songwriter-rocker from western Massachusetts who has released several critically-acclaimed albums – the most recent being “Making Me Break” in 2015. She has been recording and playing her music live since 2009 and has had numerous performances...

On Stage (Extra): Everything Turned To Color’s Chesco roots

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Everything Turned To Color “Everything Turned to Color” may sound like a phrase uttered by someone who took a hit of LSD while watching an old black-and-white movie. In reality, Everything Turned to Color is the name of a talented new trio featuring Kyle Weber (vocals, electric guitar), Bryan Weber (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Neha Jiwrajka (vocals, piano,...