What a fun show at Folly Moon! The Main Squeeze took the floor at Folly Moon on Friday, January 11, 2012 and it was awesome! Now, The Main Squeeze always puts on a great show, but the intimacy of this particular show was incredible. Folly Moon is a small "joint," so the sound was amazing.
At this point I have used the adjectives fun, awesome, great, incredible, and amazing. End. Of. Story.
Check out highlights from the show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OglJbJwLwLk
We have other videos from the show in production! I shall keep you posted ;)
I was lucky enough to see Styx last night! They played in Merrillville, IN, about 20 minutes from my hometown! I LOVED this show! Now, Styx does not play with all of it's original members, but you would never know it based on their sound. (Much like Journey, or Alice in Chains. I'll have to blog about those shows later!). They sounded great and looked good doing it!
James "J.Y." Young (Original "Styx" Member) – lead and rhythm guitar, backing and lead vocals, additional keyboards (1970–1984, 1989–1992, 1995–present)
Tommy Shaw – lead and rhythm guitar, lead and backing vocals, mandolin, autoharp, talk box (1976–1984, 1995–present)
Todd Sucherman – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1995–present)
Lawrence Gowan – lead and backing vocals, keyboards, additional guitar (1999–present)
Ricky Phillips – bass guitar, backing vocals, additional guitar (2003–present)
BUT they did have a guest bassist for a few songs, including "Come Sail Away." It was Chuck "chuckle" Panozzo, an original Styx member.
Chuck Panozzo (Original "Styx" Member) – bass guitar, backing vocals, bass pedals (1999–present; official member - 1961-1963, 1964–1984, 1989–1992, 1995–1999)
The crowd was awesome! I saw a group of kids, probably 5-12 who were rocking out with Styx tour shirts on, and little white-haired ladies in the front row going nuts!! It was amazing to see such a diverse group of fans!
Everyone on stage was entertaining, J.Y., the one original member seemed a bit old, but he still is a great musician. Tommy Shaw, who isn't an original member, but has been in the band since the 70's and is responsible for a good amount of their music, was awesome! He came out in some crazy leather pants and was really fun to watch throughout the show. Now, the one who really stuck out was the pianist and vocalist, Lawrence Gowan. He is the voice that "replaces" Dennis DeYoung. He sounds exactly like Dennis! Also, he was certainly a showman! He played a keyboard that rotated around so he could face any direction. He turned that thing around and played it backwards, and he also can play behind his back! It was pretty awesome to watch him! AND if anyone has got the moves like Jagger, it's Gowan! He danced all over the place, and was sooooo entertaining!
The only thing I was disappointed by was the fact that they didn't play Mr. Roboto, but after a bit of research I learned that they do not like this song. This song was written by DeYoung shortly before the band split. Performing and releasing this song was a factor in the arguments that split them up.
If you have the opportunity to see Styx, do it! Tickets were $45, and totally worth it!
Thank you Wikipedia for giving me the ability to quickly educate my readers!
Headed up to Folly Moon here in a bit to meet the intern applicants. So much more fun to meet them out at the bar than to do a formal interview. Plus Doc Peterson is performing and that's always fun! Freekbot is also performing later on tonight!
I am really excited to meet the potential interns! I have been doing a lot of dreaming about what this program could be, so excited to get this going!
For those of you who do not know, I am managing interns for FMMusic!
We are looking for interns in the following areas:
1. Public Relations: This intern will work directly with me to create a social media/awareness campaign. This person will also help to establish our policies and procedures for the development and execution of marketing plans in general. This intern will be doing a lot of social media management, so they must have a passion for social media or a true desire to learn. This intern will also need to have experience with graphic design.
2. Telecommunications/Production: This intern must have experience with the production and editing of videos. We will be video/audio recording each performance at the new music venue and be using those in accordance with our web strategy. This will be a late night job, but it will give the intern experience recording live music performances. We are working to establish a system for capturing, storing, editing and publishing content, and this intern will have a lot of input in this.
3) Web Design: We are looking for an intern with experience designing interactive web pages. Given the nature of our business, this will have to be quite an extravagant site, with frequent updates, uploading of video, blogging etc. This intern will also work on the newsletter that we distribute, as well as graphic design for those mediums.
So excited to get the ball rolling on this!
And have a nice night out.
Might finally try one of those burgers that everyone is talking about.
I have heard wonderful things!
If you know anyone that is interested in interning, let me know!
Well, I titled this blog post as "Slackin," but I am actually posting to ensure you that I am not slackin'. I am really excited to get this blog up and going, but it is simply inaccessible with our site the way that it is. I am working a lot with twitter as of now, until we get all of this fixed. Please follow us on twitter @fmmusiclive We'll be posting live music events and news, contest information as well as updates about our radio show!
The name is Stephanie Schroeder. I am an intern for FM Music Live, of which, I am very happy to be a part of. This is an exciting time for them (us, now!), and I am looking forward to the upcoming weeks and months!
A bit about me:
I am a senior at Ball State.
Public Relations major
Communications Studies minor
I plan to make my career in the music and entertainment industry
I love event planning, and problem solving
...and music and entertainment
I am from Valparaiso, Indiana
Ohhh.. beautiful Indiana =]
I love most genres of music, but I am mostly into jam bands, alternative rock, classic rock, raggae and electronic dance music.
guilty pleasure: Ke$ha.. oddly enough.
I have been listening to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers all day, needless to say it's been a good day =]
I love my families. <3
I just got back from my first meeting so bear with me, I'll know more soon!
What I will be doing for FM Music: As an intern, my responsibilities include: Blogging! (outreach to new bloggers, maintaining blogs), social media upkeep, raising public awareness about the organization, working with the media, and I am sure many other things (that I don't know about yet, let's call them surprises!). I am sure I'll have a better idea in the next week or so.
What I will be doing for you: I want to get as much participation as possible in the coming weeks, this is something that is truly going somewhere and we want you to be a part of it! Whether you're a musician starting out, a seasoned musician, or just someone who loves music, We want to hear from you! Get yourself a blog (it's easy!), and share your music, your experience, your passion, your ideas, say whatever you want!
I'll be back soon! Get involved people! I love you all.