Saturday, March 30, 2013

Nomad Planets LIVE 3/30/13

These guys were on top of their game tonight. It was fun, and they made it look easy. My photos were not what I was looking for, not on game, so there will only be a few this post.

Nomad Planets represents NW Indiana very well. We have variety in NW Indiana. We have perfection in NW Indiana. We have pure artistry in NW Indiana. Nomad Planets are proud to be apart of that, as represented by their play this night. Thank you gentlemen, from NW Indiana!!!!

Mark Mybeck - Lead Vocal / Guitar

Phil Rapchak - Bass / Vocal

Chris Ussery - Keyboard

Drew Enselman - Drums

John Carpenter - Guitar / Vocal

If you want to get out to enjoy some family entertainment, to zip back to some good old rock, check out the Nomad Planets.

You can check these guys out at the following links:

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Draw Blood on WJOB

Cool night. Not the temperature, but Draw Blood. This group of musicians are positive, motivated, going places. Mark Mybeck commented their music reminded him of the late '70's. I agree. It was refreshing, skillful, entertaining. Dana Lynn on vocals reminds me of Pat Benatar, and Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders. Though I think Dana's voice is much more powerful, which is what sets her on a higher plain. When you add a little Black Sabath, then you have the band. I need to here them live!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Draw Blood


Dana Lynn - Vocals
Timmy Gross - Guitar
Kyle Gross - Drums
Matt Banks - Bass

Here are some photos from the evening . . .

Here are some links for you to follow:

Draw Blood

FlyingAround TheSun
with Mark Mybeck and Phil Rapchak


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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Pete Calacci on WJOB

WJOB and FlyingAround TheSun are cool. Like Doctor Who bow ties and fezs are cool. I had the opportunity to photograph my friend Pete Calacci this eveing during the FlyingAround TheSun show. Boy time went by fast. Boy Pete can play. Boy oh boy can Kelly Skaggs sing.

For those who may not know, WJOB and FlyingAround TheSun have a show every Thursday night at 9:00 PM, featuring different musicians from the NW Indiana region "who write & perform original music." It is difficult for artists to get their own music out, to be heard, to grow a fan base. This radio station, this show hosted by Mark Mybeck and Phil Rapchak (both of them from the group Nomad Planets), offers a platform for musicians from our region to be heard. To share their talent with NW Indiana, and NW Indiana is dripping with talent.

This evening was about Pete Calacci and his new CD "Other Side", produced by Pete Calacci. Pete described how long it took him to put this CD together, how the cover came about, and I will mention here because it was not mentioned on the radio, the inside photos were taken by my pal Renee Wicinski, who happens to be Pete's girlfriend, and who has basically grown up with Pete through his guitar playing years. I greatly admire Renee's photography, and wanted to give her credit here.

Here are some photos of the evening . . .

WJOB is a pretty cool place. There is a lot of history, nostalgia as you walk through the halls. I would love to work there as a photographer if there was a way to put photos up over the air. A bit backwards in thinking, given video streaming, however a cool thought for holding onto some nostalgia doing photography.

Here are some photos from inside the station.

Nostalgia. History at its best. WJOB has been around for a long time. Music, even longer. This radio station is really cool. When you think of all the re-locations, all of the people who put in their time for our entertainment, about all you can do is sit back, take it in, and smile. You want to become a part of it. Our history.

Pete Calacci has become a part of our history. How big a part is dependent upon him, the support of Kelly, Renee, myself, and of course all of you. I am super glad that Pete has contributed to this radio station, and to himself. This is one cool time to be in.

Thank you Mark Mybeck for checking out Pete on my blog, and for pursuing getting him on the radio station. Thank you too for letting me photograph this, to document for history, what you Phil Rapchak, this radio station, Pete, and all the other musicians before and after Pete are doing for us.

Here are some additional links for you to follow and enjoy . . .

Pete Calacci
Pete&Kelly (facebook)

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