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FALL SEASON SHOW DESCRIPTIONS

 

LED ZEPPELIN

MONDAY 4:30PM - 6:45PM

What the Beatles were to the '60s, Led Zeppelin was to the '70s: a band so innovative they wound up creating the definition of rock music that still holds true today. Zeppelin ushered in the era of album rock and arena rock. Other bands played on a similar field but Led Zeppelin carried a unique mystique cultivated by their album art, image, live show , and, of course, their music. Drawing upon electric blues, early rock & roll, and psychedelia, Led Zeppelin created a titanic sound. Underneath the epic guitar riffs, soaring vocals and crushing grooves there was a strong undercurrent of folk-rock, world music, funk, country and synthesizers creating an adventurous body of work that had a long, lasting influence on hard rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock.

 

GREEN DAY

MONDAY 6:45PM - 9:00PM

Green Day is an American Punk band that has blown up into one of the biggest Punk Rock bands of all time! The band has sold over 85 million records and has won a total of 4 Grammy awards! The band formed in 1986 and consists of members Billie Joe Armstrong (Vocals and Guitar) Mike Dirnt (Bass) and Tre Cool (Drums). In 2012 they made Jason White an official member of the band after touring with them since 1999 as a guitar player. This show will give the kids the difficult, fast moving punk style of the bands early work, while also giving them the catchy pop feel of some of their later hits. Green Day has multiplatinum albums such as "American Idiot" as well as smash singles like "Good Riddance" and currently tour the country playing stadiums like Wrigley Field. This show is going to be a blast playing through this iconic band's biggest hits!

 

THE BEATLES

TUESDAY 6:45PM - 9:00PM

The Beatles are inarguably one of the greatest and most influential acts of all time, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band ever. Not only were they the most popular band of the era with the public and critics, they were also the most popular band of the era amongst their peers; bands from Steppenwolf to the Rolling Stones to The Beach Boys to cited The Beatles as one of their main influences. They grabbed hold of the international mass consciousness in 1964 with their eponymous live-television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show and did not relinquish their grip one bit until their dissolution in 1970, and really still have not. They were relentlessly innovative and imaginative, pushing the boundaries of rock and popular music, creating new trends in their wake. They synthesized all that was good about early rock & roll, and changed it into something original and even more exciting. Now, nearly 50 years since their last release, they are still one of the most popular bands in the world and widely considered the greatest rock & roll band of all time. The musical lessons in this show will be endless and varied on any instrument.

 

FLEETWOOD MAC

WEDNESDAY 4:30PM - 6:45PM

In their career, Fleetwood Mac has sold over 100 million copies worldwide making them one of the most popular bands of all time. It is the elements of groove, feel and tone that separate the professionals from the amateurs.  Fleetwood Mac is the perfect example of this.  Their pure songwriting and grounded musicianship have made their music timeless.

 

 

PINK FLOYD

THURSDAY 6:45PM - 9:00PM

Pink Floyd is a progressive/psychedelic band from London, England. The band consists of Syd Barrett on guitar and lead vocals, Nick Mason on Drums, Roger Waters on bass and vocals, Richard Wright on keys and vocals, and David Gilmour (who joined later on) on guitar and vocals. This band is famous for several albums, including: The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, and many more. Pink Floyd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. By 2013 they had sold more than 250 million records worldwide.