Saturday, March 22, 2014

Remember the Spectrum!

With all apologies to future Rock Hall boys Daryl Hall and John Oates, DJ Caterina is a list girl -- and I've gone too far!

Below, a list of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers performance dates at the historic Philly Spectrum found on the "Remember the Spectrum" website.

- JUNE 23, 1987 w/ Bryan Adams
- FEB. 14, 1988 Electric Factory 20th Anniversary Party
- APRIL 27, 1988 WMMR 20th Anniversary Party
- APRIL 6, 1991 w/ George Thorogood and the Destroyers

But wait! SOMETHING IS MISSING! It's Friday, Feb. 20, 1987 - Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers perform after a Philadelphia 76ers game and it's live on PRISM. Here's a playlist of videos from that performance:


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Monday, March 17, 2014

Bring It On Home to Me (live) - Tommy Conwell's Young Rumblers

Tommy Conwell's Young Rumblers [3-piece band] perform a cover of Sam Cooke’s "Bring It On Home to Me” with guest Bonnie Jones (Bonnie Jones and the American Boys) at the Ambler Cabaret, 1985. 

Tommy Conwell - Vocals, Guitar
Paul Slivka – Vocals, Bass
Jim Hannum – Drums

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Write Myself a Letter (live) - Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers [1987]

The following will be an ongoing exchange between DJ Caterina and different people between now and Friday…

Friend: Hi DJ Caterina! What’s up for the weekend? 

DJ Caterina: Glad you asked, “friend”….welp, I’ll be looking for something green to wear for Monday’s jolly observation of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Friend: Really? Why you goin’ all out for that? 

DJ Caterina: Well, if you must know, although I, DJ Caterina, am not Irish, I have been to Ireland twice, took an ambitious class in Irish literature for my master’s degree program and I also enjoy listening to The Chieftains.

And while working on the Tommy Conwell rockumentary for school, I was simultaneously writing a 25-page essay on “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man” by Irish author James Joyce, where I found similarities between the struggles of young artist Joyce trying to break artistic boundaries in literature, and young artist Conwell; particularly with the emergence of Tommy's band the Little Kings - it was about rebellion against traditional musical styles, bringing together the jazz/punk/blues fusion that TC always wanted to pursue.

By the way, Tommy is playing some Irish music this weekend, too! 

Friend: *yawn* So, that's all the reasons you're into St. Patty's Day?

DJ Caterina: I’ve also always had a soft spot in me heart for the Lucky Charms fella. 

Friend: *crosses arms* Are you done? 

DJ Caterina: And I’m a Galway girl

Friend: *sighs* NOW is that all? 

DJ Caterina: Oh, I am also posting a St. Patrick’s Day concert recording of Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers performing “Write Myself a Letter” from 1987 live at Maxwell’s in Carney/Towes, Maryland. 

Friend: *walks away* 

DJ Caterina: Sláinte!


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Concert Announcement: TCYR live at Ardmore Music Hall - May 10, 2014

Just Announced: Tommy Conwell and the Young Rumblers live in concert at The Ardmore Music Hall, Sat., May 10, 2014. 

Tickets onsale Monday, March 10. 

See link for more information and to buy tickets: