The Fold will play atThe Bottom Lounge in Chicago tomorrow (Friday, February 12) night. They will be also at the Apple Store in Michigan Avenue on March 21, 2010. Bring your iPhone and be part of their new video! Hear more about that during my conversation with Dan Castady, lead singer of The Fold in Cara’s Basement.
The video they made for “Every Band In The U.S.A.” is amazing and is burning up on youtube:
Get more from The Fold here:
If you’re a fan of rock music then you must be very familiar with the legendary guitar riff’s of Rik Emmett. He was part of the amazing power trio Triumph, providing killer licks in great songs like “Fight The Good Fight”, “Lay It On The Line”, etc. Here’s an opportunity to catch him in an intimate environment and also help out a great cause, Pizza’s 4 Patriots:
Wow, what killer line-up. As it turns out, several of those artists have appeared in my podcast Cara’s Basement:
“Pizza’s 4 Patriots” is such a cool concept. Literally, giving those who serve our country a slice of home. Go here to find out more about what they do – and go to Durty Nellie’son October 24th to see a great show while supporting the cause. Details below:
Here’s a blast-from-the-past interview with Rik Emmett:
Here’s a blast-from-the-past interview with Kevin Chalfant:
Here’s a blast-from-the-past interview with Ronnie Platt:
Okay, people think the biggest perk of working in radio is free concert tickets. Or meeting celebrities. Nope…it’s the free food, and lots of it! Seriously. Especially in a town that has so many incredible restaurants. And of all the stations I’ve worked at, I’ve never seen so much complimentary grub as at WTMX. It seems every restaurant in Chicago wants to feed Eric and Kathy– which makes perfect sense since their huge ratings dwarf the competition. And lucky for me, Eric and Kathyare kind enough to share with the rest of the staff so I rarely even need to pack a lunch.
Yesterday I walked into work to find an amazing buffet of gyro’s from Kronos in Swany’s production studio. He wisely moved the food to the kitchen so nobody made a mess near his equipment. As soon as the food hit the table in the kitchen “the vultures” (myself included) descended up the chow. Delicious lamb, incredible tzatziki (creamy cucumber sauce), onions, tomatoes, pita bread and even foil wrappers for each sandwich made.
Hungry? Here’s the best part. These tasty gyros are free for you, too! Mark you calendar for Tuesday, September 1…it’s the premier of “Kronos Free Gyros Day”. Yep. You get a free lunch. Head to www.kronosfreegyros.com to download and print a free coupon. Yum!
Wow, this is a way cool bang-for-the-buck concert experience. Don’t miss your chance to see The Plain White T’s in a very intimate setting tonite (8/28/09). Only 1500 tickets are being sold for Lake Effect, a charity show they are headlining tonight at The Palmer House.
$75 includes three bands performing (Plain White T’s, Chicago blues artist Melvin Taylor plus the Gentlemen Of Leisure Band which happens to be one of President Obama’s favorite Chicago bands)…it also includes an open premium bar, an amazing array of food stations created by the Palmer House’s Executive Chef Stephen Henry and Pastry Chef Fabrice Bouet…and, as an added bonus, a limited number of behind-the-scenes tours of Palmer House will be conducted by docents from the Chicago Architecture Foundation. Most importantly…100% of the proceeds benefit the Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care’s Good Mourning Program (providing support for families and children of all ages in overcoming the loss of a loved one).
Don’t pass up this opportunity to help out a wonderful organization while enjoying a phenomenal experience. Got o www.LakeEffectParty.com or call 847-692-8897 to purchase tickets.
Tom Higgins from The Plain White T’s just spoke to me about this show – listen here:
My jaw hit the floor when I heard that Jordin Sparks was touring with Britney Spears on the second leg of her “Circus” tour (coming to the Allstate Arena September 9). C’mon…Jordan is a sweet innocent 19 year old that proudly wears a purity ring and just spent the summer on the road with super-sweet-goodie-guys The Jonas Brothers (also known for their purity rings)…if I was Jordin‘s mother I’d be very nervous knowing she’ll be on the same bill as Britney. They’ll be spending a lot of time together on the road. Do I really need to list the reasons why it’s worrisome? OMG. Heck, maybe Jordin‘s behavior (ie, morals) will rub off on Britney…wouldn’t that be special!
I just spoke to Jordin Sparks for WTMX and she is thrilled about all of the things going on in her career. She’ll be part of “VH1 Diva’s” airing live on September 17 hosted by Paula Abdul, and Jordin is very blatant about her opinion regarding Paula no longer being a judge on American Idol. Listen here:
If you dig what I call straight ahead real rock with a tinge of blues…like The Black Crowes, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Allman Brothers, etc…you absolutely will love The Steepwater Band. The hail from Chicago and frankly I’m surprised they aren’t more of a national presence yet. But they are certainly on their way. Check out their new video for their song Lord Knows. I’m sure you’ll sense a bit of a Black Crowes influence – that’s probably because Marc Ford (ex-Black Crowes guitarist and currently playing with Booker T) produced their Grace And Melody album.
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