On Stage: Ramonda Hammer hitting its stride

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Ramonda Hammer Ramonda Hammer is a relatively new Los Angeles grunge band that is beginning to hit its stride. The foursome of Devin Davis, Andy Hengl, Justin Geter, and Mark Edwards just released a five-song EP called “Destroyers” on New Professor Records. Now, Ramonda Hammer is out on tour in support of the disc – a tour that brings them to the area...

On Stage (Extra): The Mavericks defy labels

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times The Mavericks Only a handful of American rock bands that have been able to rise to the top and then remain there indefinitely. The Mavericks, who will be performing on June10 at the Sugarhouse Casino (1001 North Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia, 877-477-3715, www.sugarhousecasino.com),www.thefillmorephilly.com), are one of those bands.    Send...

On Stage: Hooters’ Bazilian highlights ‘Light of Day’

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Last year, Philadelphia area finally had its own Light of Day event. Now, it’s back for another year. On January 7, the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, 215-222-1400, philly.worldcafelive.com) will host “Light of Day Philadelphia: Songwriters Up Close & Personal” – Philly’s second installment in the “Light of Day WinterFest”...

On Stage (extra): Sover brings red-hot guitar to Chesco

70s rock legends Styx performs in the area this week By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times  Greg Sover Philadelphia may be home to guitar ace Greg Sover but he’ll be spending time in Chester County over the next few days. On August 13, Sover will have a “CD Release Party” at the Steel City Coffee House (203 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, 610-933-4043, www.steelcitycoffeehouse.com). Then, he...