Thursday, February 09, 2006

FoxNet News Service

FoxNet News for Thursday, February 9, 2006.
Welcome to FoxNet, the newsletter for information about my musical activities
such as Galactic Travels, Pulse, The Municipal Band of Allentown,
Pinnacle, andmuch more!

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Bill Fox


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

Coming this week:
February 11 - The AM/FM Show; 6:00 am

Coming up:
February 26 - Emerald City at College Hill Presbyterian Church
March 5 - Allentown Festival of Bands
March 11 - Emerald City at Centre for the Arts on Main
March 16 - Malarky at Lacey's Pub and Grill
March 17 - Malarky at Impulse
March 17 - Emerald City at Sumney Tavern
March 18 - Emerald City at the Macungie Institute
March 19 - Malarky at the Willow Tree Inn
March 25 - Pinnacle Concert TBA



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:

Today's program will include music from the new CD "My River Flows" by IZZ, who
will be playing this Saturday night at the New Jersey Proghouse.

Tonight at 11 pm on Galactic Travels, I'll continue the month-long Special Focus
on Klaus Schulze and more of his remastered works. The Featured CD at Midnight
will be disc one from "In Blue" on Revisited Records. The Vinyl Starter will be
from the two disk set "S/T" by Z'ev, John Duncan, Aidan Baker and Fear Falls
Burning on Die Stadt Records and released in 2006. 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 this Saturday, February 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 to set the mood for their concert at the New Nersey
Proghouse in the evening.

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


On Sunday, February 26, Emerald City will play at a special church service at
the College Hill Presbyterian Church in Easton.

On Saturday March 11, Emerald City returns to the Centre for the Arts on Main
Quakertown for a St. Patrick's Day concert. Show time is 8:00 pm.

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

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

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

After the short holiday break, the Municipal Band of Allentown has started
rehearsing for its summer concert series and, more immediately, the Festival of
the Bands concert, to be held on Sunday, March 5 at Muhlenberg College. Mark
your calendar now for this great event. Not only do the four city bands make
one glorious sound, but money is raised for an important, local charity.

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.

Friday, March 17, Impulse on Union Blvd. in Allentown (across from Agere) will
celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style with Malarky on stage.

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.

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

Check out our new MySpace page at

Pinnacle will play a concert in support 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! REAL SOON NOW!!!!

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).

While you're web surfing, check out the Pinnacle WEB SITE!

Our first CD of five original tunes and one extra bonus surprise is available 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
Their database has an artist listing for us, too, 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), Billy Fenstermacher (drums and vocals), and Rob Stewart
(guitars, percussion, and vocals).


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!


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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