Thursday, February 19, 2009

FoxNet News Service

FoxNet News for Thursday, February 19, 2009.
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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!

Bill Fox
http://soundscapes.us/bill
http://myspace.com/billfox


QUICK LOOK - MORE SHOWS AND DETAILS BELOW

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

Coming this week:
February 20 - Pulse at Rios Brazilian Steakhouse
February 20 - Red at Bear Creek
February 21 - Trespass at Sellersville Theater

Coming up:
February 27 - The Music Man at Munopco Opens
February 28 - The AM/FM Show
March 27 - Pinnacle at Dave Phillips



EVENTS ARE IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER.


TODAY:


AFTERGLOW ON WMUH: http://soundscapes.us/afterglow
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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:
http://muhlenberg.edu/wmuh
Check out Afterglow on MySpace at:
http://myspace.com/afterglowonwmuh

Will today be the day that I give away a pair of tickets to hear the
Genesis tribute band Trespass at the Sellersville Theater? Tune in and
find out.


GALACTIC TRAVELS ON WDIY: http://galactictravels.info
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Tonight at 11 pm on Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long
Special Focus on Stephen Parsick. The Featured CD at Midnight will be
"Fuzzstars - Music for Planetariums Vol. 2" by Stephen Parsick.

For details, see the Special Focus page at:
http://wdiy.org/programs/gt/playlists/2009/focus.html#feb

Become a friend of Galactic Travels on MySpace at:
http://myspace.com/galactictravels

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, on the internet, and in High Definition Radio at 88.1
FM. Listen at http://war.str3am.com:7880/listen.pls on the internet.



COMING THIS WEEK:


PULSE: http://soundscapes.us/pulse
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Pulse will be at Rios Brazilian Steakhouse on Friday, February 20, from
9:00 pm to 12 midnight. Rios never used to have music and this is an
experiment for them. It is important that people attend live music
performances or else the clubs stop hiring living, breathing musicians
in favor of DJs, Kareoke, or no entertainment at all, none of which are
anywhere near as exciting as live music.

As always, please visit our website to find maps, directions, and other
information about each club we play.

PULSE plays at the level of a tribute band without specializing on any
one band. This is no mean feat! This high caliber Classic Rock band
plays the music of Steely Dan, Santana, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Moody
Blues, Jethro Tull, Blues Brothers, 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).

Having a party? Hire Pulse to play and your friends will talk about
your party for months to come.


RED: http://redacoustic.com
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The acoustic power duo RED consists of Karl Eisenhart (guitar and
vocals from Pinnacle) and Chris Michels (violin, mandolin, and vocals).

RED will be at Bear Creek every Friday night until the end of time.
http://skibearcreek.com


TRESPASS: http://trespassmusic.com
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Trespass will play a show at the Sellersville Theater on Saturday,
February 21, at 8:00 pm. They will play a great evening of Genesis
music from both the Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins eras with stunning
visuals, costumes, and theatrics. Tickets can also be purchased online
at the band website and at http://www.st94.com



COMING SOON:


THE MUNICIPAL OPERA COMPANY OF ALLENTOWN: http://munopco.org
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Pulse's singer Rody Gilkeson stars in the Munopco Theater production of
The Music Man at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 1533 Hamilton Street,
Allentown. Call the box office at 610-437-2441 for tickets or visit the
website listed above to order on-line.

Opening Night is Friday, February 27. Additional Performances: Saturday
February 28, Sunday March 1, Saturday, March 7, and Sunday March 8.
Friday/Saturday shows - 8 PM, Sunday Matinees - 2 PM.

The Music Man is a musical by Meredith Willson about con man Harold
Hill (Rody Gilkeson) who poses as a boys' band leader and sells band
instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with
the cash. In River City, Iowa, prim Marian the librarian sees through
him, but when Hill helps her younger brother, Marian begins to fall in
love with Harold. Harold, in turn, falling for Marian, risks being
caught to win her. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning
five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and running for 1,375
performances.


THE AM/FM SHOW ON WMUH: http://soundscapes.us/amfm
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My next stint on the AM/FM Show will be Saturday, February 28 at 6:00
am. I will continue the special on Sequences Electronic Music
Magazine's sampler CDs.

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
http://muhlenberg.edu/wmuh


PINNACLE: http://pinnacleband.com
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Friday Night Feature Artists is the showcase for local talent presented
at Dave Phillips Music and Sound. Pinnacle will kick the tires and
light the fires on March 27 at 6:00 pm. Don’t be late because it only
lasts an hour. What a great way to decompress after work on your way
home for the weekend. Call DPMS at 610-820-5600 for details.
622 Union Blvd., Allentown, Pennsylvania 18103

Catch this rare Lehigh Valley appearance of Pinnacle. Best of all,
it's FREE.

We were asked to contribute a track to Tuonen Tytär Volume 2 which pays
tribute to Progressive Rock of the '70s from Finland. The final
mix has been sent in for this compilation to be released on Musea
Records later this year.

Speaking of CDs, we have two albums for sale at CD Baby. Order two or
more from CD Baby at http://cdbaby.com/group/pinnacleband and save 20%.

"Meld" has been at iTunes for a while. Now "A Man's Reach..." is at
iTunes, too! If you have iTunes on your computer, go to:
"Meld" - http://tinyurl.com/2ef8qf
"A Man's Reach..." - http://tinyurl.com/69hcdn



SPECIAL NOTE:


PLAYBACK MAGAZINE: http://playbackmag.net
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My nephew Seth Richards has successfully started his writing career at
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your attention, imo. Please visit it at and
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