On Stage: Love and metal in the air for shows tonight

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Hideous Divinity While many of the shows on February 14 will focus on love songs and romantic tunes in celebration on Valentine’s Day, there will be a show on February 13 at MilkBoy Philly (1100 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, 215- 925-6455, www.milkboyphilly.com) that will be the flip side of the coin. The all-metal show will feature Vader as the headliner....

On Stage: Killer Queen Experience at Knauer

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times No one will ever hear or see Queen – the band the ruled the rock world in the 1970s and 1980s – play again. Sure, there is a band called Queen out on the road now with two of the original members – guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. But Queen without deceased vocalist Freddie Mercury is like the Four Seasons without Frankie Valli or...

On Stage: Music lovers and enjoy the Heart of the matter

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times This is a great time for area Heart fans with three concerts featuring musicians who have been key members of the hitmaking band from the Pacific Northwest. On August 9, there will be a concert by a band featuring two original Heart members. On August 12, Heart’s Nancy Wilson will headline her own show. Last Saturday, her sister and Heart bandmate...

On Stage (Spotlight): Mary Fahl brings special show to The Highway

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Mary Fahl When Mary Fahl performs in concert, there are three possible avenues she might travel. She could take the stage with her band. She could perform a solo show. Or, she could treat her fans to a live presentation of one of her special projects. On November 4, Fahl will return to the area for a show at Arden Gild Hall (The Highway, Arden, Delaware, ardenconcerts.com)...

On Stage (Extra): The Unlikely Candidates dodge rain in Camden

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Unlikely Candidates May 14 is the day to get in family mode – the day to celebrate Mother’s Day. May 13, on the other hand, is a day to get in music mode — a day to enjoy live music…a day with plenty of good options for listening pleasure. Whether you’re a fan of Southern Rock or the music of David Bowie — whether you’re a fan of punchy...

On Stage: Rusted Root meets every challenge

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Playing a show on the Thursday before New Year’s Eve weekend can be a challenge for a band – especially with potential audience members having the tendency to be saving their energy and money for the upcoming holiday festivities. Rusted Root is a band that isn’t fazed by challenges such as this. The Pittsburgh-based rockers have built a well-established...

On Stage: Selwyn Birchwood making a name for himself

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Selwin Birchwood Selwyn Birchwood is one of the brightest new stars to emerge in the world of blues music in recent years. And, he will be one of the brightest stars at this weekend’s Riverfront Blues & BBQ Festival (Tubman-Garrett Park, Wilmington, Delaware, 302-576-2139, http://riverfrontbluesfestde.com/) with a performance on August 7. In 2013, Birchwood...

On Stage: Pete Yorn’s ‘Lost Weekend’

Spring ahead for great local show lineup By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Alt Rock mainstay Pete Yorn’s new album, ‘Lost Weekend’ may turn out to be his most successful. His tour hits Philadelphia this weekend. If the lead-off single “Lost Weekend” is any indication, Pete Yorn’s brand new album “Arranging Time” is destined to be a huge success. ‘Lost Weekend”...