FROGG CAFÉ MAY NEWSLETTER Hello Friends!
We'll I can't believe I'm saying this but…it's done! Our 3rd studio album "Fortunate Observer of Time" is now in the very capable hands of Andreas Meyer being mastered at Sony in NYC. If everything goes smoothly it should be at the printers (New Song Media in California) in about a week and the in our grubby little hands 2 weeks after that or less. Shawn Gordon at ProgRock records will be announcing the pre- sale date very soon. 1. Tour Dates – new shows added including CD release party! 2. Ed Mann leaps into the Abyss 3. Merch – only 8 shopping months left! 4. Quick Frogg Links 1. TOUR DATES (New shows added!) http://www.froggcafe.com/live.html for venue details Please come out and support live original music, it's the most important thing you can do for a band. **NEW SHOW ADDED** Saturday May 7 – DOWNTOWN Farmingdale, NY – 2:00-7:00pm This is an Infusion Long Island Art Event to benefit the American Red Cross. Every band gets to play for 20-30 minutes so we'll be there to support a good cause. The Froggs go on at 3:20pm and will be fronted by our good friend Neil Cavanagh, Nick has a schedule conflict that day. When Neil sat in with us at NewEARS it was a blast. This will be a jammin' set, come on out. Lots of other great bands all for 10 bucks. This is an All Ages show. Address: 190 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735 (516) 293-7700 Web: http://www.thedowntown.com http://www.infusionli.com Sunday May 29 – LION D'OR Montreal, QC – 7:30pm w/ Karcius http://www.karcius.com/ This venue has unbelievably good sound and a great vibe all around. It's time for another road trip, get your tickets today! Come on folks, this is a 3 day weekend…you'll be recovered by Tuesday. TICKETS ON SALE AT: http://www.ticketpro.ca Scroll down to Frogg Café or do a search just for the word "Frogg". Café messes up the search engine because of the jaunty accent… Saturday June 11 – FORUM THEATRE Metuchen, NJ – 7:30pm Opening for Proto-Kaw w/ Kerry Livgren of Kansas! Another amazing live experience thanks to Jim Robinson and the NJ Proghouse Series! It is a huge honor for us to be on the same stage as these guys, we're big fans. TICKETS ON SALE AT: http://www.njproghouse.com Sunday June 12 – THE BREWERY EXCHANGE - Lowell, MA w/ Proto-Kaw and Fluttr http://www.fluttr.com/ (Check this band out, I love their music!) This is a special show sponsored by our good friends at: NewEARS (New England Art Rock Society) http://newears.org/ Address: 201 Cabot Street. Lowell, MA For Tickets Call between 12-5pm: (978) 937-2690 Tickets are $30 each **NEW SHOW ADDED** Tuesday June 28 – O'BRIEN'S PUB - Allston, MA We chose this venue because our good friends in FLUTTR play here all the time. 2 Mass gigs in one month, I might have to buy a BoSOX cap. **NEW SHOW ADDED** Wednesday June 29 – NECTAR'S – Burlington, VT We're excited to be playing in Phishland where the Magic Hat is fresh and the grooves are super crunchy! This is going to be a fun night, come on out! **NEW SHOW ADDED – CD RELEASE PARTY** Thursday June 30 – KENNY'S CASTAWAYS – NYC, NY - 9pm You're invited to help us celebrate the release of our new CD "Fortunate Observer of Time". We have some special surprises planned for this night! Saturday July 9 – NEARFEST (North East Art Rock Festival) NEARFEST is the mothership of all festivals, we're thrilled to be invited to perform! Thanks to Rob and Chad for having us. http://www.nearfest.com Saturday Sept 10 – PROG IN THE PARK FESTIVAL 2005 – Rochester, NY w/ Red Sand, Navigator, Color and Talea and The Waiting Room (awesome Genesis Tribute band!) Check out http://www.prog90.com for details! 2. ED MANN LEAPS INTO THE ABYSS We are excited to announce that Ed Mann (Frank Zappa's percussionist) recorded marimba, vibes and percussion tracks on the Frogg Café song "Abyss of Dissension" on our new CD! It was a huge honor having Ed sit in with us at Zappanale Festival in Germany and for him to take the time to record our own original music is beyond words for us. Thanks Ed, you're awesome! 3. MERCH, DARLINK Merchandising, merchandising, merchandising (said in Mel Brooks voice) The new Froggs shirts have arrived. They are light blue with the "Noodles" cover frog playing guitar on the front and the Dr. Mac quote "…look out for the dingoes" on the back. Available in sizes M, L, XL, XXL. Please REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL if you'd like to order one. Low tech, I know…we are working on having a merch section on the website soon. NOODLES (Frogg improv CD from 2002) is available for download at: http://www.mindawn.com/ Or if you'd like to have the actual CD, reply to this e-mail. We just got another batch in. 4. QUICK FROGG LINKS Free Frogg Bootlegs: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/lillypadd/ Frogg Yahoo Group: http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/FroggCafe/ ProgRock Records: http://www.progrockrecords.com (PS Check out the new Little Atlas CD "Wanderlust", Bill Ayasse takes a violin solo on one of the tracks. We love this band, they are great musicians!) Well that's it for now, hope to see you out there at a show! All the Best, Andy Sussman for Frogg Café http://www.froggcafe.com ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Has someone you know been affected by illness or disease? 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