|Posted on Saturday, January 12, 2002 - 11:41 pm: |
seriously..i saw groovelily tonight...they are so amazing and down to earth...i was getting an autograph from Brendan and it was a "greasy" paper. so Brendan said just let it set after he signed it...so i said..."set it and forget it!!!" how great is that?!?!!? i LOVE groovelily...and i especially love the song "the weight of the world" please play that song whenever possible and on march 9th..ill be there!!!
|Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 1:03 am: |
Great show - you guys rock. I'm ecstatic to have you part of my Spring lineup! I was very fortunate to cross paths with you guys at NERFA, in fact you played in the suite I was staying in - which was very convenient as well. Very inspiring music with life affirming energy. Part of the reason for me in starting the Underground Concert Series is due to the lack of this type of live performance in the burbs of Jersey, thanks to everyone who set up the Clifton event! I'm presently finalizing my Spring lineup which will appear online at: http://undergroundconcerts.com/ when it's all set. You will be able to order tickets online as soon as the full lineup is in place. Sign up for my emailer to get updates on when tickets are available. Nice to see GrooveLily promoting their internet presence, it'd be nice if I could get to the point where I could rely mainly on the net and email instead of printing up thousands of fliers and snail mailing out a few hundred.
I'm glad to get the word out to several of you GrooveLily enthusiasts out there tonight, and hope to catch you on March 9th in Maplewood!
|Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 8:34 am: |
This was the second time I've seen Groovelily and I can't wait to see them again. The first time was in Watchung. I brought one friend with me to that show. Last night two friends. I intend to see them again in Maplewood with an ever growing group of new fans.
|Posted on Friday, November 01, 2002 - 2:16 pm: |
I think that you all have good music and I think that it is so aswsome that your dreems all come true
|Posted on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 - 11:52 am: |
Groovelily totally rocks my world! They just played at Goessel High School today and the music made me so happy! Talk about inspiration to start a band. I just want the members of Groovelily know that their music is awesome! And I really hope they are performing at places I'm near in the future because I will definately come and see their show!!! Best wishes!
Jim Greenlees (Jimgreenlees)
Post Number: 72
|Posted on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 - 12:35 pm: |
Aah, fresh blood, gotta love it!
Welcome to the Revolution, Andrea (and you too, Anonymous, if that is your real name)! You're right, GrooveLily is truly something to inspire. Spread the word, get other people to listen, and build up a base for them to come back to.
The Quality Music Revolution continues,
Rob Bond (Rob)
Post Number: 93
|Posted on Tuesday, November 05, 2002 - 1:36 pm: |
Thanks for checking in. Glad you liked the show. Did the band just play straight music, or was there some discussion of the making of music (i.e., a little educational slant)?
Be sure to buy some CDs for the upcoming December holidays, and help put a little gas in the GrooveLily van! The new live CD should be orderable VERY soon.
Apparently the band has been filling out their week with some High School performances in Kansas as they slowly swing back east for Friday's show in the St Louis area.
|Posted on Wednesday, November 06, 2002 - 12:35 pm: |
Hey! Yeah, Groovelily was at my school today actually, and they are awesome. Their energy, and their talent put together are just so amazing it's hard to believe how awesome it was. All I can say is...WOW!
Connie Allison (Connie)
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Friday, June 13, 2003 - 11:47 pm: |
I have recently stumbled across groovelily..and boy am i hooked! I heard these guys at the prince theatre in philly. I was at their striking 12 show on new years...u know, the night they did the acdc song...i just fell in love with the band. But the sad thing is... They never play in my homestate of florida. I would love to see them down here sometime but i know that i myself would not b able to get them to perform down here. Luckily i will b stayin in philly for a year as of sept and may see much more of them!! YAY!
Dave Florio (Dave_florio)
Post Number: 24
|Posted on Saturday, June 14, 2003 - 9:02 am: |
There's just something about this little band that gets inside of you; kinda like that thing that Kahn put in Chekov's ear in the Star Trek movie. I have never "fallen" for a band like this in my life. Congrats on being in Philly for a year -- you will definitely get to see more of them!
David Kowalski (David)
Post Number: 75
|Posted on Monday, June 16, 2003 - 8:45 am: |
One of the ways the band starts playing someplace they've never played before is that an exhuberant fan helps set up a gig. Now you may THINK that you yourself "would not b able to get them to perform down [there]" but if there are clubs or theaters that you like to go to...someplace where a really original band would be welcome...just ask a few questions about who books the acts and then talk to them about the Lily! A sizeable number of GL's gigs actually start off just like that. Remember that you don't have to book the show, you just have to let the right people know about it...and that really can be as simple as talking about your favorite band!
I recently came across a wonderful quote by Henry Ford which said "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're probably right." So start thinking that you can and go for it!
adam wolf (Adamwolf)
Post Number: 67
|Posted on Monday, June 16, 2003 - 9:38 am: |
Wasn't it Henry Ford who also said, "You can have your Striking 12 shirt in any color you want, as long as it's black"?
Jon Daniels (Padeadhead)
Post Number: 16
|Posted on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 9:30 pm: |
I first saw GrooveLily at last year's Musikfest. As this year's Musikfest approached, I began to think about how I am more and more amazed each time I see them perform. The band is fantastic I want so very much for them to succeed.
Anyway, as I was thinking, I recalled a reference Charles made to Phish earlier this year... and that brings me to the subject of this message.
I'm an old (young? maybe?) deadhead and most of my favorite bands fall into the "jam-band" genre. There are certain qualities in these bands' performances that captivate me, as well as other fans of bands like Phish or The Dead... their ability to improvise, to try risky, new moves in songs from show to show, changing setlists every show, rearranging songs which were already amazing, defying genres and categorization, being able to get me off my a*s to dance, writing songs with psychadelic passages.
GrooveLily certainly does all this, and more. But the single, most important common thread between GrooveLily and bands like The Dead, Phish, Dave Matthews, et al., is that they generate fiercely loyal fans. And fiercely loyal fans always bring in new fans. The wheel is turning...
It is not hard for me envision legions of jam-band fans--people with musical tastes similar to my own--finding GrooveLily just as appealing as I do. And I see them out there at the shows--people getting their first taste of the Lily; craving more. Charles' statement, "Move over Phish," may have been meant to emphasize his point, but it is clearly not an unfounded statement.
As Jerry Garcia used to sing, "The wheel is turning and you can't slow down, You can't let go and you can't hold on, You can't go back and you can't stand still, If the thunder don't get you then the lightning will."
Charles Lagana (Charles)
Post Number: 38
|Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 9:36 pm: |
Jon, I think you're spot on with your observations. (GL fans are smart and particular about what they like). Wouldn't that be somethin', if GL morphed into a Dead/Phish/DMB hybrid? Attracting legions of rabid, musically diverse fans of every age, waiting in the arenas of the world to be transported to the next level of multi-hued, musical awareness. Something to consider...especially if it includes a tie-dyed GL tee at the merch table. We're already halfway there with "ALS/PA" and all those inter-chorus jams we've experienced so far.
And you know GL could nail that genre, dead solid perfect. The talent is there; the desire to create new arrangements, coming out the studio work on AWTY, is now in place. Then, too, consider the "Broadway" feel of last year's S12. Can this band pretty much do what they want? I'd say so. They've proven it. But one or two songs does not a revolution make.
This is a potent mix of three superbly gifted artists, who have been listening to and absorbing large slabs of pop, rock, hip-hop, rap, blues, techno, trance, theater, jazz, and, even, country music. They've taken what they've heard and transformed it into what we now know as the GL canon. Now, there's your revolution, in living color.
Intelligent experimentation takes time and nurturing--indeed, it never stops in the ideal artist/audience continuum cum crucible--and it requires the support of people who are not satisfied with the pap being served up today as mainstream music. That would be us.
All the ingredients are in place for a major shift in the sensibility and in the criteria necessary for success in the music biz. GrooveLily have been preparing for this for a long time. If not them, who? If not now, when?
Jam band, chamber music trio, power pop trio, new jazz ensemble, rock band. Doesn't matter how you tag GL. It's not in describing them that you will know them. It's in digging their music, their true voice, that you will find them, and your self.
Jon Daniels (Padeadhead)
Post Number: 17
|Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - 9:58 pm: |
I'll make the tie-dyes!