Thursday, March 16, 2006

FoxNet News Service

FoxNet News for Thursday, March 16, 2006.
Welcome to FoxNet, the newsletter for information about my musical activities
such as Galactic Travels, Pulse, The Municipal Band of Allentown, Pinnacle, and
much more!

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Bill Fox


8:00 am - Afterglow on WMUH
11:00 pm - Galactic Travels on WDIY

Coming this week:
March 16 - Malarky at Lacey's Pub and Grill
March 17 - Malarky at Kenneman's 5:00 pm
March 18 - Emerald City at the Macungie Institute
March 19 - Malarky at the Willow Tree Inn
March 22 - Bill at WDIY/WXLV 11:00 pm

Coming up:
March 25 - Pinnacle Concert at NJP
April 8 - The AM/FM Show 6:00 am



Afterglow airs from 8:00 am to 9:30 am every Thursday morning. Tune in for a
delightful mix of eclectic musical genres including a healthy dose of
Progressive Rock. Tune in at 91.7 FM or on the internet at:

I will play the music of IZZ and Pinnacle, two bands that will soon be in
concert at the New Nersey Proghouse.

I will host an extra episode of Afterglow this Friday, March 10, from 2:00 to
5:00 pm. If you can't get to a radio on Thursday mornings, perhaps this will
give you a chance to hear great Progressive Rock on the radio.

Tonight at 11 pm on Galactic Travels, I'll start a month-long Special Focus on
E-dition electronic music magazine. The Featured CD at Midnight will be the CD
from issue #6. The Vinyl Starter will be "Live" by Klaus Schulze on Brain
Records and released in 1980. For details, see the Special Focus page at:

Galactic Travels is an electronic, ambient, and space music show that airs each
Thursday at 11:04 pm on WDIY 88.1 FM, Allentown and Bethlehem, 93.9 FM in Easton
and Phillipsburg, 93.7 FM in Fogelsville and Trexlertown, 92.9 FM on Service
Electric Cable, and on the internet.


My next stint on the AM/FM Show will be Saturday, March 11 at 6:00 am. I will
continue the special on E-dition Magazine's sampler CDs. I will also play music
from IZZ's new CD and music from other bands that will soon be in concert at the
New Nersey Proghouse.

Tune in to WMUH Allentown at 91.7 FM, broadcasting from the campus of Muhlenberg
College. I alternate hosting the show with Bruce. When I am at the helm, the
show features electronic, ambient, and spacemusic at the beginning, an eclectic
mix of genres in the middle, and winds up with Progressive Rock. WMUH's web
site is

Thursday, March 16, 10 pm - 1 am Malarky will start off their St. Patrick's Day
season at Lacey's Pub and Grill in Quakertown.

Red Branch, a duo comprised of Ted and Patti, will at the Bally Hotel in Bally,
PA on St. Patrick's Day the 17th from 12 noon to 3 pm.

Friday, March 17, Kenneman's on Belvidere Road in Phillipsburg, NJ will
celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with Malarky on stage starting at 5:00 pm.

On March 18th, Malarky will be at Bennigan's at 3395 High Point Boulevard in
Bethlehem. Call 610-625-4700 for restaurant details. Take Schoenersville Road
north from Route 22 in Bethlehem. (Sans Bill.)

Sunday, March 19, Malarky returns to the Willow Tree Inn on Ann St. in
Stroudsburg after the Stroudsburg parade. Call 570-476-0211 for reservations
and details.

Thursday, July 27th from 6 to 8 pm, Malarky will play an outdoor concert at
Upper Saucon Township Park on Preston Lane in Upper Saucon Township, east of
Route 378.

You can hear Malarky in action at your private party. Contact Patti Foley Edgar
for booking by emailing or calling 610-821-2746.

All details, maps, and driving directions are available at the website.

Friday March 17, the Sumney Tavern in Lansdale will host an Emerald City gig.
(Sans Bill.)

Emerald City plays at the Macungie Institute Macungie on Saturday, March 18 at
7:30 pm.

May 27, Emerald City will headline Celtic Night at Mayfair. Yes! Mayfair WILL
happen this year.

June 17 at 7:30, Emerald City will play the first of two Allentown West Park
concerts. The other one will be on July 15.

Emerald City plays Celtic music, cross pollinated by an eclectic mix of music.
Just take folk, rock, world, country, film, and classical music and put it all
into an Irish Cuisinart set to frappé. THAT'S Emerald City!

Nora Suggs - flute; Greg Geist - guitar and vocals; Moe Jerant - percussion and
vocals; LA Williams - fiddle and vocals; Bill Fox - bass and vocals

I will fill in at WDIY/WXLV on Wednesday, March 22 for Late Night Alternative.
I will play an evening of Progressive Rock starting at 11:04 pm


Saturday March 25th, 7:30pm
Pinnacle with opening act Fear of Flying
$25 in advance on-line ONLY at
$30 at the door the day of the show... IF there are any left to be had. Seating
capacity is only 70!!

Pinnacle will play a concert in support of the release of its second CD "Meld"
on Saturday, March 25 at the New Jersey Proghouse! We're practicing our asses
off to play some very complex material that is faithful to, yet independent of
the CD. If the CD is half as good as we think it is, then you're going to be in
for a real treat when the CD is ready! Order now because THEY'RE HERE!!! You
can own one before the official release date of March 25!!!

The CD was mastered at Star City Recording by Carl Cadden James (of InsideOut
recording group Shadow Gallery) under the supervision of legendary producer Jeff
Glixman (Kansas, Yngwie Malmsteen). The cover art was done by Martin Kornick
who has done covers for Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Transatlantic, and the mighty
Spock's Beard.

While you're web surfing, check out the Pinnacle web site at the NEW address: You can order Meld there right now!

Our first CD of five original tunes and one extra bonus surprise is available
there and at CD Baby! Check it out at . You can
also see any member of the band to buy your very own copy of our first release
called "A Man's Reach..." We had fun putting it together and love the results.
We hope you will, too. You can read the CD's first public review at the
ProgGnosis web site:
Their database has an artist listing for us, too, at:

Check out our MySpace page at , our
NorthJerseyMusic page at , and our UBL
page at .

The next Pulse gig is scheduled for Saturday, July 22, starting 9:00 pm at the
Alburtis Rod and Gun Club. Don't worry. Now that we have a fine sounding demo
CD in hand, we'll be beating the bushes for more gigs before then! Meanwhile,
check out the new look at the website.

Former members of ShadowPlay, Strange Brew and the Critters have combined their
talents to form this high caliber Classic Rock band which features great dance
material as well as great listening music (ear candy!) by groups such as Steely
Dan, Santana, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Blues Brothers,
Joe Cocker, Beatles, and other top shelf groups. The group includes Greg Van
Allen (guitars and vocals), Rod Gilkeson (vocals), Bob Ashmore (Keyboards), Bill
Fox (bass and vocals), and Billy Fenstermacher (drums and vocals). We sadly say
by to Rob Stewart who has biwed out of the band for personal reasons. Sorry to
see you go, Rob. You really made us shine!


Xeroid Entity is an electronic music ensemble consisting of Howard Moscovitz,
Greg Waltzer, and Bill Fox. Our debut CD is called "Moons of Saturn" and is
available at We've captured a lot of good music at
our show at the Deer Head Inn and have released some of it on our second CD,
"Live at the Deer Head Inn."

If you value the diverse voice of non-commercial public radio, then please do
your part by becoming a member. You can become a member of WDIY any time at using the secure on-line pledge page. You can also renew your
membership, make an extra gift, or rejoin if you have let your membership lapse.
And it's TAX DEDUCTIBLE! For volunteer opportunities, call Alison at
610-694-8100 extension 8. YOU keep adventurous radio on the air that is live
and local. And you can hear WDIY simulcast on the internet, too!

After the short holiday break, the Municipal Band of Allentown has started
rehearsing for its summer concert series.


Jack : Bob : Colleen : Greg : Rod : Chuck : Bill
This progressive and classic rock band's first gig was at Bethlehem Musikfest,
the largest outdoor music festival in the nation. Although ShadowPlay has
disbanded, most of the members continue on.

Greg, Colleen, and Rod have formed a group called Trilogy. (See above.)

Greg, Bob, and Bill are playing in a Classic Rock band called Pulse.
(See above.)

Bill, of course, sends you this message every week to keep you informed of all
the different things going on in his life.

The Critters were uncaged for the last time at the Alburtis Rod and Gun Club on
October 16, 2004. Thanks to everyone who came out for our last gig and to
everyone who showed their support through the years. We love you.

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