Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Concert Review: The Alarm @ Radio 104.5's Performance Theater - Bala Cynwyd, PA 07/07/17

"Defiantly they wait for their hairdresser," read the caption to a 1983 picture in Creem Magazine.  It was the first glimpse I had gotten from the band.  It's funny now, looking back on it, that the magazine that covered the hair metal explosion for the next six years was poking fun at this band.  The Alarm had just released their first EP in the states and it was different.  It contained songs of courage, grit, and guts which strayed from your garden variety alternative music of the day.  It was one of the first albums I remember "borrowing" from my sister.  Their music still stands for the same things some 34 years later - but for different reasons.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fran's Top 10 Songs of 2017 (So Far...)

It is that time of the year again where I prove to you that my musical taste is no better than that of a 14-year-old girl.  You'll be able to tell my selections this outing are more influenced by mainstream, adult-alternative radio. I've also used my listening stats from Apple Music, which is a first, and I'm a little surprised I listened to some of these songs as many times as I did.  Regardless, I hope that some of these are in your Top 10 as well.  Without further ado, please enjoy my Top 10 Songs of 2017 (So Far...).

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