Hi Zappa fans!
I hope this e-mail finds you well. This one has a lot of stuff in it
including our CD release party on 6/30 in NYC and links to get your
tics for our 2 shows next weekend with Proto-Kaw!
FROGG CAFÉ JUNE NEWSLETTER
1. Exit Stage Frogg
2. Prog Rock Civil War
3. ProgDay Festival – Support the Cause
4. FOT, You and Me
5. The Canadian Duty Free Shop
6. Start giving me FLAC
7. Be Like Mike
EXIT STAGE FROGG
Lots of exciting shows coming up, details at:
Saturday June 11 – FORUM THEATRE Metuchen, NJ – 7:30pm
Opening for Proto-Kaw w/ Kerry Livgren of Kansas!
TICKETS ON SALE AT: http://www.njproghouse.com
Sunday June 12 – THE BREWERY EXCHANGE - Lowell, MA
w/ Proto-Kaw and Fluttr Effect http://www.fluttreffect.com/
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
Tuesday June 28 – O'BRIEN'S PUB - Allston, MA
Wednesday June 29 – NECTAR'S – Burlington, VT
**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)
Saturday Sept 10 – PROG IN THE PARK FESTIVAL 2005 – Rochester, NY
PROG ROCK CIVIL WAR
All was quiet on the western front until our old friend Pete Pardo of
Sea of Tranquility http://www.seaoftranquility.org launched a grenade
into the back of Shawn Gordon's minivan while he was taking his
ProgRock children out for ice cream.
Pete has started a website poll entitled "Who is your favorite
ProgRock Records artist?"!
As of now, the Froggs are thoroughly getting their asses kicked by
our good pals in Man on Fire! We are in second place trailing by
over 25 votes. And Cryptic Vision is close behind; their scouts have
spotted the back of Bill's head in their telescope!
Now people, I understand that the MOF guys are much better looking
then us. And you might like their music better. But keep this in
mind…a vote for the Frogg is a vote for the chubby kid on the
playground getting his ass beat for his lunch money…don't let this
tragedy go on for one more day!
http://www.seaoftranquility.org/ (poll on right)
Man of Fire website: http://www.manonfireband.com/
Cryptic Vision website: http://www.crypticvision.net/
ProgRock Records: http://www.progrockrecords.com (lots of great bands)
PROGDAY Festival – Support the Cause
Most of you know that anyone willing to sponsor and organize a prog
rock festival does it for the love of the music and not the money.
Most of these wonderful events end up breaking even or losing money
and the ones who come out ahead use that dough to book next year's
ProgDay is a great example of a grass roots operation that puts on a
wonderful festival every year!
Lew Fisher of The Progressive Music Society has single-handedly
enlisted a number of bands for their help in keeping ProgDay alive.
Nine great bands have donated tracks, six which are previously
unreleased, for a compilation disc to raise money for the festival.
Tracks from The Strawbs, Djam Karet, Nathan Mahl, Trettioariga
Kriget, Wobbler, Sonus Umbra, Gert Emmens, The Muffins, and Guy
Manning. Many of these bands are friends with the Froggs, it's
important for us to support each other and the organizations that
present us to the fans.
Order the CD a Lew's web page: http://home.mchsi.com/%7Eprogprinter2/
Progressive Music Society:
ProgDay Festival: http://www.progday.com
FOT, You and ME
Thank you so much for kind words and the overwhelming support for our
third studio CD, "Fortunate Observer of Time"!
If you haven't got yours yet it's available many places including:
http://www.progrockrecords.com/shop/view.php?id=60 (free sound
The CD will also be available at our upcoming, NJ Proghouse and
NewEARS shows. More info and tics at:
Also, thanks to our friend Bill Freeman we have another new Frogg t-
shirt to offer you. This one is white with a frog playing the
keyboard on the front and the summer tour dates on the back.
Available in M, L, XL, XXL. Reply to this e-mail if you would like
to purchase one.
The Canadian Duty Free Shop
How long does it take Steve Uh to buy maple syrup and smoked salmon
at the border? If you guessed 40 minutes, you're right!
We had a great time performing in Montreal! Thanks to Robert, Jerry
and Denis of Proglands for putting together a great live experience
Also, a huge thanks to our new crazy friends in Karcius! Man, these
guys jam hard. My prediction is you'll be seeing them soon in the
USA; they are a very talented bunch of guys.
Prog Montreal: http://www.progmontreal.com/
Karcius website: http://www.karcius.com/
Montreal Set List 5/29 – Lion D'or
Reluctant Observer, Fortunate Observer of Time, Eternal Optimist,
Space Dust, Questions w/o Answers, Creatures à Jam à You're Still
Sleeping *, Abyss of Dissension. E: Candy Korn, Peaches en Regalia
* Steve and Bill dueling fiddles at the end…first time on stage.
START GIVING ME FLAC
If you are a "download person" and are sick of CD jewel cases piling
up in your house you can get some free Frogg Café downloads (as FLAC
You can also get downloadable versions of our studio CDs (not free…
cough it up) at: http://www.mindawn.com
But if you like your free bootlegs to be physically in your hands
join the Lillypadd!
BE LIKE MIKE
I feel the need to tell you about Mike Keneally's upcoming tour.
Most of you know that Mike is an amazing person and musician. He has
gone out of his way on several occasions to publicly say nice things
about the Froggs.
He just announced a NYC show!
Friday, June 17, 2005
The Knitting Factory
Main Performance Space
74 Leonard Street
New York City , NY 10013
Also featured: The Alex Skolnick Trio
Note early showtime: 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $15 advance, $17 day of show
The Froggs will be in the audience, so we hope to see you there.
Mike's website: http://www.keneally.com (check out his diary where he
talks about auditioning for Frank Zappa's 88 band, it's awesome!)
Whew, that's a lot of typing for a big bald guy. I'm going to see
Star Wars now.
Keep in touch, hope to see out at a show.
Andy for Frogg Cafe
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