When speaking of iconic heavy metal bands, one can’t get too far without referencing Judas Priest. The band formed in 1969 and though it’s seen some changes since, it has remained true to its heavy sound. We got the chance to talk with bassist, Ian Hill, ahead of the band’s April 6th performance at the Horseshoe Casino - here’s what he had to say!
Described as “the soundtrack of the 20th century,” the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is timeless work. Free Fallin, a tribute band based out of Minnesota, has brought the music of Tom Petty to audiences across the country for 10 years. Their next stop—Blue Chip Casino. Before Free Fallin hits the stage on April 6th, we spoke with the drummer, owner, and manager of the band, Mark Larsen.
We love music at Ideas in Motion Media. In fact, most days in the office are spent with the radio on for Lifers to write good news to! We know which genres our staff are into, but we wanted to see what other music that our friends in Northwest Indiana enjoy. That's why we asked our followers on Facebook what their most memorable concert was that they've ever been to and where the concert was held (since we're near so many wonderful music venues being so close to the city).
Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City, Indiana, presents Free Fallin: A Tribute to the Memory of Tom Petty on Friday, April 6 at 8 pm CT in the Stardust Event Center.
Chris Mahlmann, founder of Ideas in Motion Media, fondly remembers Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds crooning in the background as he began courting his now wife, Natalie, 28 years ago. On Saturday, both longtime love birds enjoyed a nostalgic and fun-filled evening of seeing Babyface live at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond.
When Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope arrived in theaters on May 25th, 1977, it became an instant hit. Millions of people went to see the first chapter of this captivating saga and, over the next few years, continued to see each movie as it premiered. Filled with amazing characters we can all connect with, an action-packed plot, and an inspiring message of hope and light triumphing over the dark, Star Wars has become one of the most successful franchises of all time, just behind series like Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and James Bond.
Winter in Northwest Indiana is enough to make anyone want to crawl under the covers until May. Binge-watching is a must for those unbelievably cold, dark days, so here’s a line-up of all of the awesome series hitting T.V. and streaming this spring.
Festive music will fill the air as more than 900 vocalists and instrumentalists kick off the holiday season at the Michigan City Area Schools’ “One City, One Sound” concert on Thursday, December 14. The event will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Michigan City High School gymnasium. Admission is free, however all who attend are encouraged to bring a canned good/non-perishable food item for the Salvation Army. Monetary donations to the Salvation Army will also be accepted that evening.
Amps pounding at full blast and drums rolling at lightning speed, Styx returned to the Chicagoland area to rock out like it was 1972 at Horseshoe Casino Hammond.
Everyone has heard of Foreigner. They have been around in some incarnation or another since 1976. They have more top hits and multi-platinum albums that make them one of the best-selling bands of all time. Jeff Pilson joined the band in 2004 and has been killing it on bass ever since. We sat down with him to grab a few words before Foreigner plays the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond on November 11.
There are few bands that have been more prolific or that have endured as long as the native Chicago band Styx. And with the release of their new album The Mission, which celebrates NASA’s mission to Mars, they’re launching a new tour. Since they’re hitting the Horseshoe Casino on November 10, we thought we’d sit down and get a few words from James “JY” Young, the guitarist and the only member of the band that has been there since its inception in 1972.