Inside Music Today March 2 Show

We are very sorry that IMT did not air this past Saturday.  The station has assured us that the show that should have aired February 23 will air this Saturday, March 2.  We do want to thank everyone who sent e-mails to WMCN.  We don’t think they have ever received so many e-mails about a program before.  We thank you for taking the time to let WMCN know how much our program means to our fans.  Thank you from all of us here at Inside Music Today!

We hope you will all tune in this week to enjoy the Flora Newberry song performed by Mike & Flora from Dr. Lou’s stage.  Also from the same evening we’re bringing you the relaxing devotional music sound of SiriOm Singh.

Then we cross the river to Center City and the Shamrock Pub for a Dr. Lou original.  On another evening we crossed the Burlington-Bristol Bridge to meet Howard Durann at Pasquale’s Bar & Restaurant and check out his Bucks County Open Mic Night.  That evening we recorded Mindless Hope and their unbelievable harmony guitar work and we have it right here for you on IMT!

On the March 9 show we’re presenting a song from our old friends The ‘Rents.  Then we travel back in time to an interview and performance from Crazy Raymond & the Watchdogs.  Don’t miss this fascinating interview from Raymond Tabano, who was a founding member of Aerosmith.  Listen and learn something about the music business.

This coming Wednesday evening, March 6, we will be back at Pasquale’s Bar & Restaurant, 9078 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown, PA with Howard Durann and his Bucks County Open Mic Night. Howard assures me he has a full night of entertainment set up.  So if you’re interested in getting out for an evening to enjoy some music and check out how we tape IMT, come on down!

We feel bad that we have made no forward progress on our first In Concert Road Show at the Shamrock Pub.  The week was spent negotiating with the TV station about the problem with the show not airing.  We will be back on track this week and have a finalized lineup and date by next week.

Again, a big thank you to all for your e-mails to WMCN.  We really appreciate the support given by all our artists, sponsors and fans.

Enjoy the weekend!

IMT’s failure to air on Saturday night 2/23

To All Artists, Fans and IMT Supporters,

We want to apologize that Inside Music Today failed to air last night.  This problem lies solely with the station that broadcasts our show, WMCN.  We spoke with our rep briefly this morning.  She will not have an explanation for this occurrence until she speaks with the techs sometime tomorrow.

We want to apologize to the artists who were featured on the program and the fans that watch faithfully.  With so many new opportunities that lie ahead for IMT, we feel this is only a temporary interruption.   

During the brief conversation I had this morning with our rep,  I’ve been told the station will make this up to us by giving us a makegood date.  When I have any further information, I will send it to everyone.

In the meantime, we’d like to ask you a huge favor.

Where do YOU watch Inside Music Today? Do you enjoy the show in the comfort of your own living room or head out with friends to watch together over some wings? (We know that many IMT fans are partial to the wings at Dr. Lou’s!)

Wherever you watch our show, we’re sure you were disappointed on Saturday night when WMCN did not air our show. We were as disappointed as you were—and just as surprised. At Room Two Productions, we take our responsibility to our bands and fans very seriously. We work hard to deliver our show to the station on time every week so that when Saturday night comes along, Inside Music Today airs at midnight.

Despite our hard work, our show did not air as scheduled on Saturday, February 23. That means that our fans at home did not get to watch, and neither did the many potential fans at Dr. Lou’s.

While we’re doing our best to make sure that this doesn’t happen again, we’d like to ask for a little help from our friends, fans and bands. Please contact WMCN and let them know that you’re disappointed that they did not air the show as scheduled.

We are aware that technical difficulties happen, and we hope that WMCN will do their best to make it right. But they won’t know how many people have been impacted unless our fans tell them. We urge you to send a quick email to WMCN telling them that you missed our show this weekend.

WMCN e-mail address is: contact@wmcn.tv

Thank you for any help you can give us!

Inside Music Today February 23 Show and More!

We’ve had a busy week at IMT securing venues for upcoming In Concert Road Shows.  We have one committed venue and two in negotiations.  This takes a lot of time and energy; Bill has put a lot of effort into creating these shows.  We are still in the planning stages, but it is such a great feeling that years of our dreams are coming together!

We are also lucky that Bucks County Open Mic has given us a date for our first full TV taping of their artists.  We will be at Pasquale’s Bar & Restaurant, 9078 Mill Creek Rd., Levittown, PA on Wednesday, March 6 at 8 PM.  More info on this and other new ventures will be coming up next week. Sign up for our weekly email blast to make sure you don’t miss an update!

On to this week’s show.  From the Sunday-night Open Stage at Dr. Lou’s Place, we’re bringing you a Flora Newberry song performed by Mike & Flora.  From the same evening we have SiriOm Singh performing devotional world music.  Our cameraman Rob was totally enveloped by this sound, as was the audience at Dr. Lou’s that evening.

We have a song from Dr. Lou from the evening he performed at the Shamrock Pub in Philly.  The Shamrock Pub has committed to be the venue for our 1st acoustic In Concert Road Show and we should have a definite date by next week.  Our final band on this show, Mindless Hope, is the band we taped at Pasquale’s the night we met Howard Durann and his Bucks County Open Mic.  Don’t think you’ll see any better guitar work than this talented band!

The March 2 show format is a bit of a throwback to the early IMT shows.  We have used archival footage of an act from Boston that was performing in our area.  The band’s name is Crazy Raymond and the Watchdogs.  I think everyone will enjoy this interview, as Raymond reveals he was a founding member of Aerosmith.  Artists, listen to this story and learn!

We round out this show with our old friends The ‘Rents.  Tim, give us a call and get in on these upcoming In Concert Road Shows!

More to tell you next week about Dr. Lou’s famously delicious and recently bottled wing sauce.  If you’ve ever eaten at Dr. Lou’s, you know how great this sauce is!  You’ll want to know where and how to purchase this delectable condiment!  Plus next week, I’m sure I’ll have links for Bucks County Open Mic info, Dr. Lou’s sauce info and hopefully dates for upcoming In Concert Road Shows!

Have a great weekend and enjoy IMT !

Inside Music Today February 16 Show

Great show this week along with new IMT opportunities!  Ian O’Grady has had to wait the longest of everyone from the 5-artist night at Dr. Lou’s Place, but his week has finally arrived.  Thank you for your patience.  Ian will also be performing another original on our very first In Concert Road Show.  We have secured the Shamrock Pub in Center City Philly as our venue for our very first show.  The remaining line-up and date will be announced after they are all locked in.

Speaking of the Shamrock Pub, this week’s show features Dr. Lou performing one of his originals at that venue.  We also have a second song from Cory Walters and If All Else Fails.  We recorded so much music that night at Dr. Lou’s!  Filling out the show, we have archival footage featuring George Spicer and Dream Catcher.  Another fantastic night of music from the IMT early years.

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The February 23rd show is quite a mixture of music.  Definitely something for everyone!  On Sunday we headed over to Dr. Lou’s Place to enjoy the open mic night with Mike & Flora.  They were happy to perform some original tunes written by Flora and we are featuring one of those songs on this show.  Then unexpectedly their friend, SiriOm Singh, just happened to drop in on their open mic.  He entertained us with one of his world music originals that we just had to record.

We’ve been crossing the river a lot lately.  From a Sunday when Dr. Lou and friends performed at the Shamrock Pub, we have another Dr. Lou song.  Then just this past Wednesday, we crossed the Bristol Bridge and visited Pasquale’s Sports Bar.  We were supposed to record Angel Casiano, but he had laryngitis.  Angel, we hope you feel better!  So we hung out and met Howard Durann who had brought his Bucks County Open Mic to Pasquale’s.  We met many IMT fans and several artists that have been featured on the show.  Then we enjoyed quite an evening of entertainment.  Since we were prepared to record, some of the artists have been captured on our video.  The band that will be featured on this show is Mindless Hope.  Unbelievable harmony guitar work.  We are so happy to showcase them to our IMT fans.

As I’ve been saying since the new year, Inside Music Today is on the path to offer many new opportunities to our artists.  Our new In Concert Road Show and the Bucks County Open Mic are just two possibilities of which artists can be a part.  We will have more info about them both in upcoming blasts.

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Inside Music Today February 9 Show

Snowed in this evening? All the more reason to tune into IMT’s first show featuring just one band for the entire show.  Half Daze put on a very good show for us the night we taped at Dr. Lou’s Place and this week’s show gives you a chance to check out their great sound.  Bill was quite impressed by their female bass player. It took him back to his days in Artisan when Rosemary was on bass and sang her heart out.  This young band is quite talented and ready for this crazy business of music.  Be sure to tune in!

In case you missed it, we’ve got the whole show ready to view anytime on our YouTube channel!

The February 16 show brings us again to that evening at Dr. Lou’s Place.  We have a song from Ian O’Grady, who has agreed to be one of the acts on our new In Concert Road Show (more info on that in upcoming weeks).

A band that premiered on IMT last week, If All Else Fails, is returning with another song.  Cory Walters is back also from that night at Dr. Lou’s.  What a line-up of music we had that evening!

We traveled over to The Shamrock in Philly to catch Dr. Lou performing and hosting a great evening of music.  Even our producer Bill was up on stage joining in with Lou’s guests!  But on IMT, we are featuring Dr. Lou with one of his original tunes.

Then from our archives we went back to a really cool night at O’Hara’s in the early IMT days.  Dream Catcher brought a whole bus load of friends from PA with them to their TV taping.  Great country band and what a great following they had.  They sure knew how to impress the club owner and look good on TV!

Like I’ve been saying in the last few blasts, Inside Music Today has lots of new things in the works and our In Concert Road Show is just the start.  The first show will be an acoustic show.  So any acoustic artists interested in performing, give us a call.  Be a part of something new and different and very Inside Music Today!

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Inside Music Today February 2 Show

On this week’s show, we are bringing you four acts we have taped at Dr. Lou’s Place and one concept video.  Our concept video features Jimi Chanti and Nightspell13 recorded right in the studio.  We taped 3 Noodle Stew about a year ago at Dr. Lou’s.  Then from our recent 5-act taping at Dr. Lou’s Place, we have a new song from Angel Casiano, which I’m sure will be included on his new CD.

That same evening, Angel Casiano brought along some friends from his open mic nights.  Cory Walters hung in there all night and was our last performer to record that evening.  Thank you, Cory, for your patience because you were definitely worth the wait!  We feature one song from Cory this week, with more to come in upcoming weeks.

Earlier in the evening we recorded If All Else Fails.  They are a very talented, young band and live only a few towns down Route 130 from Room Two Studios.  Thank you, Kevin, for calling us and requesting to be a part of IMT.

Next week IMT is straying from our normal path by featuring only one band for the entire show.  The band is Half Daze and we recorded them on that same evening.  This is another young band and they certainly know where they want to go.  They had enough confidence to ask if we could devote the entire show to feature their music.  Since it seemed a good time to try something new, we are honoring their request.  So the February 9 show will feature only music written and performed by Half Daze.

This one week format change is only one aspect of the new things coming from Inside Music Today.  Much more to come in the next few months.  All things come to those who wait, but can only be accomplished one step at a time.  So hang in there for some really cool things coming our way!

Enjoy the show and enjoy your weekend!

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Inside Music Today January 19 Show

On this week’s show we go back to some original footage from early IMT days with a song from Modern Day Profits and a portion of their interview from that early show.  Then from the Cherrywood, Mother Redcap performs featuring old friends Rodger Delany and Steve Oakley.  The Trump Boyz are performing at the Troc and A Different Taste from a club in Cherry Hill. Watch this show on YouTube now!

The January 26 show will feature The Ripchords, RT Funk Band, Wendy Betz and the Riseing, Liquid Island and Tommy Conwell.

We have a TV taping scheduled at Dr. Lou’s Place for Thursday, January 24th.  We have 2 new bands on the evening’s schedule.  Come on out and enjoy some new music and a preview of an upcoming show!

Since we will be in meetings all next week setting up new events, I should have some info in next week’s blast about things coming up in the future.

Thanks for watching, and as always, thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

Inside Music Today December 29 Show

Hope everyone is enjoying the Christmas season!

On this week’s show, The Union has returned performing a Mike Riley song.  Mike owns Riley General Contracting (one of our sponsors) and has been helping support IMT for awhile now.  Thank you Mike for everything you do for us and the show!  Not only are you a gifted musician & songwriter, but a gifted carpentry artisan as well!

We also have a new song from Volt who we met at Hollystock this past summer.  We’ve had many requests for their return.  So here they are from a show taped just a week or so ago from our sponsor Dr. Lou’s Place.

Continuing this 2nd show from our Christmas trilogy, we’re featuring a Christmas song by Cathy Gulden from Delaware.  Thank you Rob for finding her for us!  And as a special Christmas treat, Blue Heather teams up with Dr. Lou & the Privileged Few for a rockin’ Christmas tune.

Next week we’ll bring you new songs from Nicki Sbaffoni and Kenn Kweder.  Then we’ll wrap up the Christmas trilogy with a couple of songs featuring Louise Mandrell.  Louise is the middle of the three Mandrell Sisters.  We were requested to tape the Rowan University Winter Concert, at which Louise was the special guest.  She is a wonderful entertainer and we are so very happy we were given permission to share part of her evening’s performance with you all.  Thank you Dr. Pastin, Rowan University and all the musicians and singers that made the concert such a wonderful experience that evening.

Well, enjoy the shows we’ve worked so hard to bring to you. And we couldn’t do it without the support of our wonderful sponsors–so make sure you thank them for keeping original music on TV in the Delaware Valley!

All of us at IMT wish everyone a wonderful, prosperous & Happy New Year!

Inside Music Today, December 8 & 15 Shows

Continuing with our “Give Thanks” celebration taping at Dr. Lou’s Place, this week’s show features Angel Casiano and Blue Heather, along with two more newcomers to IMT, John Monzo and Jeff LeVine.  We taped this show on the regular “Open Mic” night that Angel hosts each Tuesday at Dr. Lou’s Place.  Thank You Angel, for opening the stage to IMT for this special evening to celebrate and record so many new artists.  You are the best!

Our December 8 show is available on YouTube!

The December 15th show is a mixture of two evenings of entertainment.  Mike Rocket is back with another song taped at The Legendary Dobbs, South Street, Philly.  We also are presenting another performance from Nicki Sbaffoni, also taped at Dobbs.

From our “Give Thanks” taping, The Union has returned with a song written by Sharis.  Then we have another new addition to IMT, Frank Porter, who traveled from mid-Pennsylvania to be a part of our celebration.  Blue Heather is back, this time with their a cappella harmonies dedicated to our military heroes. Watch it now on YouTube!

Remember, many new things will be happening after the holidays.  Stay tuned to IMT and keep reading the blasts and this website for upcoming events.  Artists, we want to feature your talents and have you be a part of new and exciting events.  So keep in touch!

We want to give special thanks to all our sponsors who do so much to keep original music on TV! Make sure to patronize their businesses and tell them you heard of them on IMT!

Inside Music Today December 1 show

Our show for this week features some old friends, along with some new performers to celebrate Inside Music Today’s first year anniversary broadcasting on WMCN!  Bill & Rob headed on down to Dr. Lou’s Place on November 20th, for a special taping of The Union.  They were on our first WMCN broadcast, known then as Union Dues.  Now they have so many more new songs, plus a new name, we had to capture this new sound to celebrate and give thanks for IMT making it to this special anniversary!

To help us celebrate, Blue Heather was in attendance, along with a new performer for IMT,  Larry Saklad. I was unable to attend that taping, so I am looking forward to hearing a new performer who was there to be a part of our evening of thanks.

Rounding out the show, we’re happy to bring the Nightspell 13 video that has just been completed to coincide with the release of the CD, Carnival of Nights, which is available now on CD Baby and theorchard.com. Watch the whole show on YouTube!

The December 8 show will feature more acts from the “Give Thanks” celebration at Dr. Lou’s Place.  Performing will be Angel Casiano, who hosts the Tuesday “Open Mic” at Dr. Lou’s each week, along with more newcomers to IMT, John Monzo and Jeff LeVine.  Then we have one more song from Blue Heather.

Our next Inside Music Today taping at Dr. Lou’s Place will be on Thursday, December 6.

Anyone wishing to be a part of this taping, please call us at 856-461-4281.  We are going to be offering some new and exciting opportunities beginning in the New Year.  Any artists that would like to be involved, please call.

We are gearing up to bring you lots of new things in the new year, so hang in there and keep watching.  Things will only be getting better & better!

Remember to support our sponsors and thank them for helping to keep original music on the South Jersey airwaves. We always welcome sponsors, so if you know someone who’d like to advertise their business on our show, have them give us a call at 856-461-4281!