The Band Never Dances by J. D. Landis – Book Review

June 17, 2015 | Posted in YOUNG ADULT | By

"The Band Never Dances" by J. D. Landis.

Judy Valentine has always loved music, and long felt a connection to rhythm, the beat, and the drums. Growing up she is closest to her older brother Jeffrey, whom no one in her family realizes is deeply troubled until he shockingly commits suicide…

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John Taylor: In The Pleasure Groove

September 17, 2014 | Posted in MUSIC, NON-FICTION | By

In the Pleasure Groove by John Taylor

Like many teenage girls in the 1980s, I was a huge “Duranie” and went through a phase of being madly in love with John Taylor, the gorgeous bassist of my favorite band at the time: Duran Duran. While that teenage crush might have faded through the years (or shall we say matured?), I remain…

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This Weekend in Allentown PA: Progressive Rock Band Pinnacle’s “Misplaced Childhood” Concert

October 22, 2013 | Posted in PROGRESSIVE ROCK | By

Misplaced Childhood by Marillion.

Fans of progressive rock in the Mid-Atlantic/Pennsylvania region, take note. This Saturday, October 26, the Lehigh Valley-based band Pinnacle will be playing a special concert featuring Marillion’s 1985 concept album Misplaced Childhood in its entirety.  Taking place at Rascal’s Food

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Adam Ant Concert Review: The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia on October 3, 2012

October 6, 2012 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC, ROCK | By

Adam Ant in concert

Adam Ant was easily one of the biggest – and most recognizable – musicians of the post-punk/new wave music scene of the 1980s. With his flamboyant costumes, elaborate music videos and catchy, unique songs…

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Madonna’s MDNA 2012 Tour in Review

September 13, 2012 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC, POP | By

“Justify My Love” at the Madonna’s MDNA show. Photograph by sockii.

There’s no denying that Madonna is one of the most popular and successful entertainers of our time – a fact brought to home by the spectacle of her current MDNA Would Tour…

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A Brief Introduction to Pink Floyd

December 2, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK | By

Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon Art Poster - Rare New - Image Print Photo

Pink Floyd is one of the most successful rock bands of all time, with record sales in excess of 200 million worldwide. Yet at the same time, the individuals who have made up the band through the years have maintained a certain degree of anonymity unusual in the often personality-driven world of rock music, with few people outside of diehard fans and musicians able to name the band’s members…

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Top 10 Deep Album Cuts by the Police

April 26, 2010 | Posted in CLASSIC ROCK | By

The Police onstage at Giants Stadium, August 5 2007.

The Police are known for their hit singles “Roxanne” and “Every Breath You Take.” But here are 10 lesser-known tracks by Sting, Stewart Copeland and Andy Summers worth a listen if you’ve previously only heard their “greatest hits”…

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