first_imgThere are a number of horror stories that come along with a rigorous tour schedule, as any established band will tell you. It’s something all up-and-coming bands must go through in order to “make it” to a point of respect, almost like a fraternity/sorority’s “rush” to becoming part of the music industry’s universe. Sometimes that means getting stuck in stand-still traffic on the side of the highway in the middle of North Carolina on Mother’s Day. What else to do, but to break out the drum kit and put on a show?The Main Squeeze, Spafford, Aqueous, And More To Play First Ever Canyon Jam At The MishawakaThat’s the direction The Main Squeeze were heading until the cars finally started to move. Drummer Reuben Gingrich delivered the commuters who were also stranded on the highway with just over a minute of rock solace. Watch the impromptu pop-up jam below:The Main Squeeze recently released their fourth studio effort, Without A Sound. The album serves as a musical snapshot for the band, capturing their experience of relocating from The Windy City to the City of Angels. Listen to the album here.Coincidentally, it’s also Reuben’s birthday today AND he just released his debut solo album Blue Island. You can purchase it here, and stream it below:The Main Squeeze are just over half way through with their tour, heading toward Washington, DC on May 17th, then making their way up the east coast. Check out the full schedule below:last_img read more


first_img Joseph Gordon-Levitt Like MacFarlane, Gordon-Levitt has never starred in a musical before, so having him tackle a leading role live on TV is admittedly a risk. But did you see him nail “Make ‘Em Laugh” live on SNL? We think he’s definitely up to the task. View Comments Norbert Leo Butz This two-time Tony winner had charisma coming out his ears in Broadway’s Big Fish (and, let’s face it, in every role he’s ever played) so we think he’d be a fantastic choice to win over the town of River City, Iowa, as the smooth-talking Harold Hill. Seth MacFarlane The Family Guy creator already proven his penchant for the patter: He sang “Ya Got Trouble” on BBC’s Proms and has rocked “The Sadder But Wiser Girl” at his concerts. We hope Fox will let NBC borrow him for the evening, because he’s been our top choice to play Harold Hill for years! Santino Fontana After surprising us with his vocal chops in Cinderella, we’d love to see Act One star Santino Fontana organize a boys’ marching band for the fine folks of River City. But if this happens, NBC, you must make us a deal: Laura Osnes will play Marian “the Librarian” Paroo. This is absolutely non-negotiable. Star Filescenter_img Gavin Creel Two-time Tony nominee Gavin Creel just snagged an Olivier Award for his performance in The Book of Mormon in the West End, and we think it’s high time he made a trip home. Now that he’s traveled the world as a Mormon missionary, it’s the perfect opportunity for him to make a pit stop in Iowa and swindle unsuspecting townsfolks! May we have your attention please: NBC is airing a live telecast of The Music Man in 2015! We’re so excited we could break out our 76 trombones and 110 cornets right here, but first, there is some very important business to discuss. Who will be playing fast-talking con man Harold Hill?! There are a couple of ground rules: He must be dreamy, bursting with charisma, and a smooth schmoozer that can talk his way out of anything. NBC, we have five great Harold Hills we’d love to submit for your approval. Check out our top choices, then leave your own ideas in the comments below! Santino Fontana Norbert Leo Butzlast_img read more