On Stage: Escovedo headlines Mushroom Festival show

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Alejandro Escovedo This weekend, the annual Mushroom Festival in downtown Kennett Square (http://mushroomfestival.org) is celebrating its 33rd anniversary. The Mushroom Festival will run from September 8-10 at various locations in downtown Kennett Square. A musical highlight will be a live performance by Alejandro Escovedo with Don Antonio on Saturday...

On Stage: Chester County’s Brian Fitzy is keeping busy

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Brian Fitzy It’s been almost a year since Brian Fitzy released his new album “Hard Times for Dreamers. “ The album dropped  May 19, 2017 and Fitzy has been a busy man ever since. “I’m busy every day – keeping the balance between playing shows and doing things that bring in money,” said Fitzy, during a phone interview Saturday afternoon...

On Stage: Mancari offers new treats for the ears

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Becca Mancari People have many different preferences when it comes to music listening tastes. Some prefer the ultimate familiar. Just look at the popularity of radio stations with oldies or classic rock formats. Some prefer current music – again with a sense of familiarity. So many EDM acts and modern rock bands adhere to a pattern – an act will introduce...

On Stage: W. Caln’s Brian Fitzy isn’t waiting

CASH grad hits the road in advance of new album release By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Brian Fitzy Even though Brian Fitzy doesn’t officially release his new album “Hard Times for Dreamers” until May 19, he is not sitting back waiting for it to drop before playing album support shows. Instead, he has seven shows booked between now and May 19 including a concert on April 28 at Bourbon...