Mike Peters and The Alarm Deliver a Legendary Show
Any frequent visitors to RarasFarm realize that I am a huge Mike Peters fan. Strength is in my Top 25 albums ever, “Walk Forever By My Side” was my wedding song, and a fortuitous meeting at a Warped Tour event led to my favorite interview ever… with the endearing, compassionate front man from The Alarm.
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August 16th at The Social in Orlando
We caught the recent show from The Alarm, featuring a great night of music from Mike Peters and his new band. The review will follow soon, but here are a few photos to whet your appetite.
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Way back in ’88, I was engaged to the wonderful woman who would eventually become my sweet wife. But, before we tied the knot, there was the occasional concert experience where our deep-seeded love was put to the test. This was not one of those moments…
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WXPN’s NonCommvention Spotlights Challenges for Women in the Music Business
The Non-Commercial Radio industry rolled into Philadelphia for four days at the 18th Annual NonCommvention 2018. Along with industry producers, station managers, radio hosts, and a cadre of other professionals, came over thirty bands in a show of unity and promise that seems to be missing in our country these days.
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WXPN’s Annual Festival Features Music the Matters
The 2018 Non-Commercial Radio Convention (NonCommvention), a whirlwind of music and discussion, descended upon World Café Live at WXPN Studios in Philadelphia for the 18th straight year last week. Once again, proving the power of music.
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Check Out Our Quick Interview with Nick MacDaniels
Hey there – welcome to our first 411 Interview, where we get the scoop on Big Something’s new album, The Otherside, in a quick 4:11. Today we share a insightful conversation with singer Nick MacDaniels.
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We Celebrate the Iconic Album by Selecting the Best Song
40 years ago this week, The Cars released their amazing debut album. At the time, no one realized how timeless that 1978 release would be, but today it remains as relevant and compelling as ever. The album featured nine songs, with no weak links to be found.
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Powerful New Rock From So Cal
Dead Poet Society are a distinctive rock band that deserves to be on your new music radar. Earlier today, the Boston natives, turned So Cal denizens, premiered their infectious new song “Touch,” and the track is worthy of your attention.
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