Christmas On The Block ’14, PHL Shows & Spellbound album
11/21 w/ Sacred Vibration, 2nd Story Brewery 117 Chestnut
12/7 9pm Connies Ric Rac w/ Dani Mari & Rev Tj Holiday 20, S 9th
12/8 10pm Underground Arts, Drunk Piano w/ Jay Davidson 1200 Callowhill
* 12/14 6:30pm set, 3pm start Dobbs Legends Series- Philabundance food Drive 304 South St
new Spellbound album & sing along to Christmas On The Block + Change Reaction~ Robert Hazard
3:30pm-The Jericho Horns with John Cook
4:30 John Magill & The Have Nots
5:30 Festival House, w/ members of Save Station
6:30 Larry Saklad, with guests
so, here we are November, and times flying towards the holidays again, uh oh, where & when am I performing Christmas On The Block this year? Of course it’s Alan Mann’s song, a favorite Philly songwriter from the ’80s, I’s piano & keys in the original band. Happy to say the new mix is my best with Kenn Kweder on blues harp & my last & final (next year a whole new recording, promise!)
also my album Spellbound is avail, all updates are finished (at least nothing new since 11/30/14), “contact me for promo codes all radio and media”all prev codes still work for newest mixes, by the way, Christmas On The Block is a FREE download, just enter “$0”
pss~ all newest [11/30/14] mixes released only here & live shows!
CD Baby BandCamp
“Larry Saklad is a talented, veteran Philadelphia musician who has some new projects he is working on. He sat down with us to talk about his career & his music, from the time he performed as a child at Carnegie Hall to where he is now with his songwriting, music & performing. It is obvious; Larry is having a lot of fun making music…” KYW’s RJ Mckay, YLN Vidcast
“Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Alan Mann’s “Christmas On The Block” at The Legendary Dobbs on 12/22/13 Nothing depicts a community’s holiday spirit like a massive sing-along to a local favorite. In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Philadelphians from all over town will gather to sing along to Alan Mann’s 1983 holiday song “Christmas On The Block” which was the first independent music video to air on MTV. Organized by longtime local rocker Kenn Kweder, as well as George Manney, and Mann’s former pianist Larry Saklad, the event will take place at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street. In addition, a camera crew from Attention Films will be at the show to film the performance and interviews for a documentary, and the band will performed backed by projections of archival Alan Mann footage. Get more details here, and look for a download of the song next week when Helen Leicht’s 12 Days of Philly Local Christmas begins.” Katrina Murray, The Key wxpn
six-foot Young Chang Baby Grand Piano centerpiece for DRUNK PIANO #12
first half of the show is pianist intensive
second half a jam session
Monday 10PMish June 30th
1200 Callowhill St.
SHOW: Jason David Steel host w/ Trixi Greiner, Scott Coulter, Larry Saklad all drinking a lot!
- …over the PA fades in Ruth Etting’s version of “Shine On Harvest Moon”. Jason David Steel enters the house and starts playing along with the recording….
- Welcome the crowd, announces pianists & our burlesque entertainer, plays a second song, then invites the pianists to the stage for two songs each.
- Q&A talk show style- serious musical questions, silly drinking questions, etc!
- THE LIGHTNING ROUND- we dazzle the crowd with a quick change one song for pianist bit- this may continue for three or four rounds
- MORE MAYHEM- our burlesque entertainer and our bartender may interject, try to throw myself again, we may do some forehand or six and stuff on the piano
- LUNACY- yes, lunacy, of this I am sure.
SET BREAK– a quick changeover to set up for the jam session.
- Jam session including 4 pianists & the DP House Band- incl Jay Davidson [Jason], Doug Grigsby, Clay Sears, Tom Walling…+ second keyboard station set up.
THIS WEEKS THEME- SUMMER BREEZE-WELCOME TO SUMMERTIME
facebook event~ facebook.com/events/242473202626257/
ps~ FREE PARKING across st!
Well, not exactly my b-day but close enough & nothing would make my special day happier than to have you, my friends, all join in celebrating- by letting me give you the gift of song(s), in fact performing Spellbound, the album: 7 singles released thru March- a song/ week + some brand new ones too! Gifts incl unique download codes for all the songs, free to all guests!
We’ve got Roger Silverberg (NY) returning home 10:30, *my set 9:30, and our friends Brian Harmer opens, while multi-talented Valentina Virgilio & the Vanishing Pts. close it out (and maybe some jammin’ to boot!)
April 11, 8:30
TL Dobbs 2nd fl
304 South St.
Phila, Pa 19147
Sunday 12/22 3pm door 3:30- 7
The Legendary Dobbs
304 South Street
Philadelphia, Pa. 19147
Kenn Kweder, George Manney & Larry Saklad are hosting a 30th anniversary party both to celebrate and lead one of the biggest singalongs to Alan Mann’s “Christmas On The Block”. We’re including many former members of Alan’s band(s) + more in the Philly scene today.
The original Alan Mann video for COTB was the first independent music video to screen on MTV. Rumor has it this will be filmed for a documentary now being assembled by Attention Films incl interviews with all of us and more.. George & Geo Sound Studio will provide Alan Mann footage from those days in the ‘8os projected behind live performances. American Dream lead vocalist Nicky Indelicato will also be joining us. Allen James will now join us… let’s just say a matinee full of surprises. $6 door
Kenn Kweder will perform a Solo acoustic set.
Larry Saklad will perform w/ band incl Mann’s Omaha & COTB.
Then will invite up special guests to perform.
I mean, your shoppin’s done, just come party with us like it’s 1983!! early 3- 7…
Sat Aug 10th 2- 6pm
Soggy Dollar Beach Bar
429 E 25th Ave.
North Wildwood, NJ 08260 MAP
right on d’ beach! 2- 6pm Soggy Dollar Beach Bar- 3 sets of Originals & Classic Rock/ Folk, solo style singer-songwriter
TGIF South St @ Passyunk Ave
9pm Rodger Delany
10 Saklad & friend(s)
11ish David Rowan band “Wet Pet” w Andre Adams & Vinnie P, late night jam!!
Rodger is nominated for a Homey award WSTW, David Rowan life-long friend/musician (back to Jr HS)!
Rev Tj McGlinchey hosts
Woolly Mammoth’s Live Lounge
430 South St Phila, PA 19147
Johnny O & the Classic Dogs Of Love re-union headline w/ Animal House Band, Saklad opening @ 2:30, doing 50% covers for our ear opener set + a friend(s)!!
tix- http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/309238 adv $20 or 25 door 1-800-838-3006
Michael’s Cafe & Night Club
3640 Street Rd
Bensalem, Pa 19020
you’alls familiar?! Philly original bad-ass Johnny O sax man, front man, entertainer extraordinaire w/ his famous Classic Dogs of Love~~ Funk Rock, R & B, Soul- yeah legendary! word up it’s a REUNION (1st X in some X)
& the ever-fresh party band Animal House
The HYPE! presents TGIF
@ Lickety Split
401 South St
Phila, Pa 19147 map
home to my favorite biggest slice~o~pizza!!! w/ good friends Jen Levins & Tom Monari
122 Lombard St map
Philadelphia, PA 19147
8pm door Headhouse Cafe 2nd Fl~ the HYPE!‘s Songwriter’s Circle features 4 of Philly’s finest singer/songwriters in an intimate setting, round robin style.
This Month’s Circle Features Larry Saklad, Tom Monari, Delmore, Matt Masciantonio (Mass)
Cover is $7 (21+) and $10 (18-20)
Come and meet these extraordinary songwriters, hear stories, hear songs, and have a really great time.
Tues 6/19 7:30-11:30
The Dog & Bull
Brew & Music House
810 Bristol Pk- Rt 13
Croydon, Pa 19021 map
*Never a cover chg & smoke free!
We’re back, starting early Tuesday eve- guitar & piano songs, debuting the new originals incl “All Of A Sudden” on it’s release date today!! (forthcoming album) & favs + a bunch of cover tunes, umhmm!
great beer selection, full lunch/dinner menu