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The Royal Music & Arts Center

The Loren Gildar Band + Nytrous

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The Loren Gildar Band + Nytrous
The Loren Gildar Band + Nytrous

Time & Location

Apr 27, 2024, 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

The Royal Music & Arts Center, 1 S Easton Rd, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

About the event


The Loren Gildar Band charges gleefully through wild marshes of swampy soul, over sweet grassy hills of groovy americana and right into the thicket of thorny alt rock anthems. With expressive and skillful musicianship, insightful lyrics sung in 3-part harmonies and a rock-solid rhythm section, this 5 piece joins the audience for a joyful ride through sonic regions of the heart, mind and body.

The band is comprised of Loren Gildar, on guitar, keys and vocals; Yvonne Blackwell, lead and harmony vocals; Jackie Macri, harmony vocals, guitar, keys, harmonica, melodica and auxiliary percussion; Mike Mahoney on drum set and Juan Bossio-Garcia on Bass Guitar. The band has gathered its members from across the world including Tampa, FL; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Philadelphia and Upstate New York and the flavors of their hometowns have joined the party. Garnering comparisons to Paul Simon, Wilco, Elivs Costello and Weezer, this gathering of musicians is a trip.

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"When every other band zigs, NYTROUS zags." That's as good as any way to describe NYTROUS, the Philadelphia-area band that has spent decades perfecting a singular sound. Drawing on a lifelong love of classic pop and rock — from the Brill Building tunesmiths and British Invasion acts of the 1960s to 1970s prog and glam acts like Jethro Tull, Crack the Sky, Renaissance, Genesis, David Bowie and Roxy Music — the group has conjured a sound that not only defies description, but comparisons.


NYTROUS plays what it alternately describes as “progressive pop” and “21st Century Classic Rock.” While their songs (generally speaking, Chuck writes the music and Lance the words and melodies, although Lance has also written many tunes by himself) are three-to-five minutes long and emphasize immediately catchy and memorable “hooks,” the arrangements are meticulous, adventurous and reminiscent of the great bands of the original progressive-rock era of the late-1960s and early-‘70s. Lance and Chuck also take pride in what they like to call “Nytrousizing” others’ songs. By that, they mean giving previously written —and familiar — tracks a musical makeover while keeping their lyrical heft and impact. Among these numbers are their shape-shifting version of Simon & Garfunkel’s “A Hazy Shade of Winter,” a rocking take on Bob Dylan’s “It Ain’t Me Babe,” and a bluegrass reinvention of Cyndi Lauper’s iconic “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” 

A highlight of Nytrous’ career was the 2014 release of “It’s About Time,” a seven-song CD that showcased the scope of the team’s composing and performing skills.

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Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door ($10 for kids 13 and under). Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

Advanced tickets are recommended! Visit for more information.

Doors Open at 7:30pm | Show begins at 8pm

The Royal's Health & Safety protocols can be found at:

DRINK: Our neighbors at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery have a bar set-up in the back of the venue and will be selling their delicious beer. BYO-Wine is allowed with a $5 corkage fee per person. No Hard Liquor or outside beer permitted.

FOOD: We sell small snacks at each event, but we are not a restaurant and do not have table service. We strongly recommend having dinner at The Ways Restaurant and Brewery beforehand and we do allow outside food in the venue if you wish to bring it in.

PARKING: Guests of The Royal are permitted to park in the parking lot of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Enter the lot on Mt. Carmel Avenue, on the other side of Easton Road. Parking is available at the Glenside Train Station, but at your own risk as we are not associated or contracted with SEPTA. Street parking is also available.


  • Pre-Sale General Admission

    +$0.38 service fee
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  • Door General Admission

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  • Child Admission

    This ticket is for children under 13. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    +$0.25 service fee
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