Friday, July 18, 2008

Arden Music Fest this Saturday

The Arden Concert Gild, Delaware's hippest concert promoters, present this year's Music Festival on Saturday from 1:00 to 8:00 PM in the shady grove behind the Gild Hall. The good folks at the Concert Gild have come up with another outstanding lineup this year, including The Sauce, described as "R&B trance groove," and blues woman Gina Sicilia.
Those who remember Robert Hazard from his days as an 80s Philly rock icon will be surprised to learn that he has reinvented himself as a songwriter's songwriter. (Not that he didn't know how to craft a catchy tune; he wrote "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" for Cyndi Lauper.) His new record, Troubador, is a near-perfect demonstration of the craft
Hoots and Hellmouth, pictured here at the 2006 Philly Folk Fest, offers roots music on way too much coffee. Just try sitting during one of their sets; I don't think it can be done.
Wilmington's own Spinto Band serves up quirky, melodic pop with plenty of hooks. The Spinto boys, many of whom are second generation Sin City Band kids, have been touring the U.S. and Europe in anticipation of their second record. Who knows; maybe some of the old folks (not to mention Hoots and Co.) will join the boys for a rousing rendition of "Shake, Rattle and Roll."
So if you're wondering just how much fun outdoor music can be, come on down. Tell 'em TommyWonk sent you.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check oyt the Spinto Band.
I just learned of them a few weeks ago. I got the last CD in newark on this past tuesday.
I really dig them! MY 14 and 10 yr. like them also.
Really check this band out, you'll be glad you did.

8:57 AM, July 18, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm humming "Escalator of Life" right now...

11:35 AM, July 18, 2008  

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