Bands and musicians

Bios and stories about the artists we feature

FTV: Rats, I missed it!

There was a twenty year window that opened around 1965 when a lot of great,  nationally known bands made their way to Marquette.  Living as I did across the street from the Northern Michigan University campus and within sight of Hedgecock Fieldhouse (where most concerts were held before Lakeview Arena was built), all I had […]

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FTV: KISS

     It is a great philosophy:  K.I.S.S.   Engineers use it.   Mechanics use it.  Mathematicians use it.  Even coaches use it.  Keep It Simple, Stupid.  It is a self admonishment to anyone trying to solve a complex problem or fix a broken widget that (usually) the simplest solution is (usually) the best solution.  Oh, we […]

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Level 42

Level 42 has always been one of my ‘guilty pleasure’ bands along with Howard Jones.  Glad to see that they can still bring it live – Mark King’s name doesn’t often surface in the ‘great bass player / vocalist’ lists, but he can do both.  Clip is taken from a Dutch television program. I ran […]

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Walter Trout – Alive and Touring again

There are many sources of inspiration in the world of music – there are many different articles that have been writtne about Walter Trout’s brush with death while he waited for a liver transplant – the video speaks volumes about the human body and what it can endure and heal.  Inspirational is the only word […]

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FTV: 3 Sides of America

   Dewey Bunnell.  Dan Peek.  Gerry Beckley.  A few of you may recognize these names.    A greater number of people will recognize A Horse With No Name more readily even if they can’t place the names of the creators of this folk rock classic.  They may not be the hit making machine they were back in […]

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