On Stage (Bonus): Crowded Streets puts its own spin on DMB

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times For a musician, playing the same songs on stage over and over again for years can become boring – even for an established band with several top hits. Imagine what it’s like for members of long-time cover bands who have to play someone else’s songs over and over again. The rut becomes even deeper.

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: Nalani & Sarina twice as good

Also: Rich Robinson gets past The Black Crowes By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Nalani & Sarina There can be good things about a buzz and there can be bad things. A buzz at an outdoor picnic can be a bad thing because it probably means that there are pesky insects in the area. A buzz in electronic equipment is definitely a bad thing. A buzz is also something bad if it describes a driver’s...

On Stage: Lloyd Cole still breaking categories

Also: Nalani & Sarina get back to their roots By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Lloyd Cole Lloyd Cole has built a legion of fans over the last few decades and has remained hard to pin down musically. Cole, who will be performing April 22 at the Tin Angel (20 South Second Street, Philadelphia, 215-928-0770, http://www.tinangel.com), has definitely had a varied music career.

On Stage: Strong voices in spotlight locally this week

Break out of the winter blues with some hot local music By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Breaking Benjamin The weekend’s abundance of standout live music gets off to a good start on January 29 and continues the next day with five concerts featuring acts that have an emphasis on strong vocal performances — Breaking Benjamin, Nalani & Sarina, René Marie, Garland Jeffreys and Raul...

On Stage: Nalani & Serina poised for the big time

Also, Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival tops bill for local events By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Rising twin sister act Nalani & Sarina play the Fourth Annual Ladybug Music Festival this weekend. Over the years, I’ve seen many memorable concerts including the Who playing “Tommy” at Woodstock with the sun rising behind the stage and Jimi Hendrix almost blowing the roof off...

On Stage: Put on your ‘Kinky Boots’

Also: Metal in Chinatown, young local artists at The Flash By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Nothing says Spring like shiny, stiletto boots, okay maybe not, but the national touring company of the tony-Award winning Kinky Boots hits Philadelphia this week. With the arrival of warmer temperatures, many people are thinking that it’s time for sandals. Fans of musical theater, on the other...