LET’S ROCK THIS TOGETHER: HOW BANDS CAN BOOST PHILLY ROCK RADIO (AND THEIR OWN SUCCESS)
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– Kevin McElroy Owner of Philly Rock Radio Alright, gather 'round for a heart-to-heart about cranking up support for Philly Rock Radio and in turn, fuel music careers. Picture this as our jam session – honest, raw, and full of good vibes. So, pull up a seat, and let's dive right in. Now, a lot of what I'm about to dish out applies to us at Philly Rock Radio just as much as it does to you, the bands and musicians out there. We're all hustling, juggling our daily grind, and squeezing in time for this passion project that doesn't exactly pay the bills. But hey, we're in it for the love of rock ..read more
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Turn Them On & Turn Us Up: 5 Simple Ways to Support Philly Rock Radio
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2M ago
Recently, I was chatting with someone who asked how they could support Philly Rock Radio. It’s not the first time this has been asked, so I thought it was about time that I lay it out. First off, a big shoutout to those who already spread the word, hit that like button, and shared our stuff – your support means the world.   1. Spread the Word: Share the Love Social Media Testimonials: When you share our posts, add your own notes. Your personal touch goes a long way in convincing your pals that Philly Rock Radio is the real deal. Word of Mouth Magic: Oldest trick in the book – tell your ..read more
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Rockers Mr. Big Bring “The Big Finish Tour” To The Keswick
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Article and photos by Melissa DeBrigida-Parent ​(Music Matters Media Productions, LLC & Philly Rock Radio) Veteran rock band Mr. BIG has decided to call it quits after 35 years. However, not before performing their hit songs around the world. Since the band's original drummer/co-founder Pat Torpey passed away from Parkinson's disease in 2018, original members Eric Martin (vocals), Billy Sheehan (Bass), and Paul Gilbert (guitar) felt it was time to close this chapter, on their terms and do it BIG. To complete the lineup, the band enlisted drummer Nick D’Virgilio (Spock’s Beard, Big Big Tra ..read more
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Mr. Big Live at the Keswick, Friday February 9th
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Live at the Keswick Theatre this Friday, February 9th…Mr. Big performs the “Lean Into It” album in its entirety as part of the U.S. leg of their “The Big Finish Tour”.  ​ Grab those tickets while you still can!  Music Matters Media Productions, LLC and Philly Rock Radio will be there bringing you all the photos and video coverage, so be sure to check back @phillyrockradio @phillyrockradiolive and @musicmattersmp  ..read more
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Bubba Bash 2024 Rocks The Keswick Theatre
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Article and Photos by Melissa DeBrigida-Parent Videos by Donn Parent ​Courtesy of Music Matters Media Productions Premiere RUSH tribute band YYNOT, along with an all-star lineup of musicians and friends of drum icon Neil Peart, hosted the 2nd Annual “Bubba Bash” at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA on January 6, 2024. Peart died from Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, at the age of 67 on January 7, 2020. The event, organized by Peart’s longtime security manager and friend, Michael Mosbach, and YYNOT’s Tim Starace, was a heartfelt tribute to Peart, his life’s work (both on and ..read more
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Tesla Lights Up Parx Xcite Center
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By Melissa DeBrigida-Parent California's legendary rock band, Tesla, cruised into town last weekend, turning up the summer heat on their “Time To Rock! 2023 Summer Tour.” The sold-out crowd at Parx Casino Xcite Center (Bensalem, PA) was all set to rock and roll! The anticipation bubbled over as the band members appeared on stage, and the crowd leapt to their feet, brimming with excitement as the first strains of “Lady Luck” filled the air. The song, drawn from the 1989 album The Great Radio Controversy, set the tone for an electrifying night. ​ For nearly two hours, the high-energy set serve ..read more
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Concert Review: Rock Music Is Still Alive. God Bless America.
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By Melissa DeBrigida-Parent Philly's very own Tom Keifer (Cinderella) and his #keiferband brought their "Live and Loud 2023" tour to The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA on June 30, 2023. Accompanying Keifer on this tour is another beloved Philly musician, John "Crabby" Corabi (The Scream, Union, Motley Crue, Ratt, The Dead Daisies), and rockers Winger. Opening the night, Corabi belted out a powerful acoustic set that included career-spanning songs such as "Father, Mother, Son" (The Scream), "Love, I Don't Need It Anymore" (Union), "Hooligan's Holiday" (Motley Crue), "Dead And Gone" (The Dea ..read more
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M3 Rock Festival 2023: A Weekend of Rock, Fun, and Reunions
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By Melissa DeBrigida-Parent The M3 Rock Festival has come and gone, leaving us with unforgettable memories of two epic days filled with rock music, camaraderie, and pure joy. This year, there was a slight change in the format as the festival condensed into two days/nights instead of the usual three. Personally, I found this new arrangement to be fantastic. It eliminated the Friday rush-hour traffic stress, especially for those of us driving three hours to reach the festival grounds. After enduring a few years of terrible weather, I was anxious about what Mother Nature had in store for us. Fo ..read more
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St. Baldrick's DaY at berlin Brewing Co.
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Philly Rock Live's Kevin and Johnny E had the privilege of broadcasting from Berlin Brewing Co. in historic downtown Berlin Borough, NJ, as they wrapped up the St. Patrick's Day weekend by supporting a commendable cause. The brewery's owners, Ed and Michele Secrest, have been active participants in St. Baldrick's Day for the past 15 years. This event was created by the St. Baldrick's Foundation to raise funds to combat childhood cancer, with participants shaving their heads in solidarity with children who are fighting the disease. More information about this important cause can be found at ht ..read more
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The Dog Days Are Over
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By Melissa DeBrigida-Parent   After a seven-year hiatus, rock supergroup The Winery Dogs hit the road in support of their newly released third album, III. The long-awaited ”202III World Tour” kicked off on February 15, 2023 in Pennsylvania. Music Matters Media Productions, LLC and Philly Rock Radio were in attendance, covering their performance just two days into the tour on February 17 at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA. The mighty lineup of guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (Poison, Mr. Big, solo), bassist/vocalist Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Steve Vai), and dru ..read more
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