Tuesday, April 17, 2018

From the liner notes of "103.9-FM WDRE Modern Rock DREgional: Volume 1"-- a compilation of Philadelphia-area bands released by now-defunct modern rock station WDRE in 1996.
Buzz Zeemer – I Live Next Door

          With guitars at turns jangly or biting, hummable melodies, and killer songs, Buzz Zeemer live in a world somewhere between Matthew Sweet and a younger, tighter version of NRBQ.
          The band is led by Frank Brown on vocals and guitar, with Philly legend (and really nice guy) Tommy Conwell on guitar and vocals, Dave McElroy on bass and Ken Buono on drums.
          After kicking around town for the past couple of years, they released Play Thing, and from the songwriting and playing to the production and even the artwork, this is one of the best local discs to come down the pike. In fact, the release party in March ’96 was like a who’s who in the Philly scene, and with fans like Inquirer music critics Dan DeLuca and Tom Moon, the City Paper’s a.d. amorosi, WXPN’s Bruce Warren, and DRE’s own Rumour Boy, the future looks up for Buzz.
          Voted most likely to get a record deal in 1996, we’d love to help make it happen for one of Philly’s best – Buzz Zeemer!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Lancaster Roots and Blues 2018

The Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival 2018!
Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers brought the rumble to the beautiful Commonwealth Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel and Lancaster Convention Center as the Main Stage act of the Lancaster Roots and Blues Fest on Saturday night!

As a bonus, the concert was also provided to the general public via a live streaming channel!

Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers were one of my highlights from this year. They destroyed the rowdy crowd and one of my eardrums at La
ncaster Roots and Blues.

~ Review from photographer danbirdchips on Facebook

Mark Keneally from Rockett 88 was a special guest during the TCYR concert and provided an impromptu blues jam with the boys. 

Lots of "old home week" touches to the bill at the festival--Billy Kemp (former Guitar Trouble-era Young Rumbler guitarist) was playing at the 26 East at Altana.

After the main concert, more concert action was happening at Tellus 360 where Dr. Harmonica and Rockett 88 also included special guests, Quentin Jones and Tommy Conwell!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Classic 80's TCYR images

Classic images of Tommy Conwell and his Young Rumblers--in concert and enjoying life. From the collection of Debra L. Rothenberg Photography.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Super Bowl Champions - Philadelphia Eagles!

Joe Conwell (Philadelphia Eagles, 1986-1987) and Tommy Conwell in the 80s!
Audio Rumble congratulates the Philadelphia Eagles on their Super Bowl win! #FlyPhillyFly

And sometimes you have to defend your hometown heroes!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Chestnut Cabaret Encore 1988 - TCYR and The Hooters

#30Years #Rumble #TCYR
SATURDAY, JAN. 2 ,1988

In honor of the Philadelphia Eagles going to the Super Bowl …the most iconic musical Philly pairing ever!

A 25-minute encore set audio performance from Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers joined onstage by The Hooters at the Chestnut Cabaret--30 years ago this month!

With Eric Bazilian, Rob Hyman, David Uosikkinen and the rest of the Young Rumblers!

  • A cover of The Beatles’ “I’m Down” sung by Eric Bazilian
  • Some blues with Tommy singing “Sweet Home Chicago” that then rolls into “Kansas City” – perfect!
  • Both bands come back to the stage with a little reggae courtesy of Rob Hyman who covers Bob Marley’s “Stir It Up”
  • Finishes with Tommy singing Chuck Berry’s Reelin’ and Rockin’—of course! “I looked at my watch it was 10:07—Robby Hyman, let’s go to rock n roll heaven!” 
And in true rock n roll fashion, this amazing track also cuts off early.