Ed Condran


Ed Condran is a veteran entertainment and sports journalist who has contributed to Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Stuff, Giant, St. Louis Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Oregonian, The Hartford Courant, The Village Voice, The Tampa Tribune and Asbury Park Press, among other fine publications. A feature Ed crafted started a feud between Conan O’Brien and Michael Bolton. He’s interviewed George Carlin 12 times. Steven Wright has suggested that Ed write a book about his myriad of entertainment experiences. Ed penned jokes for Bette Midler’s “Kiss My Brass” tour and toiled as a writer for a pair of sitcoms which failed to get past pilot stage. Ed lives with his wife, Welshie, four children, Jillian, Eddie, Milo and Jane, as well as their dog, Dodger, cats Soo Soo and Sagwa, and a bearded dragon to be named later.

December 13, 2017


Trans-Siberian Orchestra keeps dream of founder alive

Perhaps the lesson is: Realize your dreams while it's still possible.

December 12, 2017


Reverend Horton Heat's heart warms for the holiday

It may be surprising that Psychobilly recording artist the Reverend Horton Heat, a/k/a Jim Heath, is so touched by Christmas.

December 8, 2017


Hiss Golden Messenger brings us a slow-burning, southern sound

Michael Taylor will be the first to admit that he’s not Jack Kerouac or Hunter S. Thompson. The road doesn’t inspire the leader of Hiss Golden Messenger.

December 7, 2017


A pop album on deck for Andrea Bocelli?

Some entertainers enter the game late.

December 6, 2017


Jingle Ball '17 benefits from eclectic lineup

The Jingle Ball sometimes lacks muscle and edge.

December 4, 2017


Morrissey postpones Philadelphia show

It’s impossible not to mention Morrissey when interviewing Johnny Marr. The Smiths guitarist realizes that the best way to deal with the inevitable subject is to get on with the topic before it’s broached.

November 27, 2017


Uprooted: Singer Alice Merton willed by wanderlust

The nomadic life of a musician has been no big deal for Alice Merton.

November 22, 2017

Local Music

The California grass wasn’t greener for Circa Survive’s Anthony Green

Pink left Doylestown for California but not every D-Town singer-songwriter has stayed in the Golden State.

November 21, 2017


Is rock really dead ... and can the venerable genre co-exist with hip-hop?

A few guitar heroes played to capacity crowds in Philly over the weekend but is the rock genre here to stay?

November 17, 2017


A unique voice leads Silversun Pickups

Rock lacks unique voices. After grunge broke, a myriad of young vocalists aped Eddie Vedder's unmistakable baritone.

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