07 May, 2012

Your weekly musicians' ads. (Special Supplementary Edition)

Every once in a great while, something happens in a music scene that causes, it would seem, every member of the community to come together in agreement over some bullshit.
What follows, without interruption, is one of those moments... that lasted all week.

Open Jam 9:30 till 1am (Blue Fox)


Date: 2012-05-01, 10:27PM CDT
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Ultra Mega Jam hosts the Twin Cities Best "Open Stage Jam" every 2nd and 4th Thursday of Every Month at the Blue Fox located at 3833 Lexington Ave. N. in Arden Hills, MN 55126 (Lexington and 694). We supply the gear, instruments and production. If you want to bring your own instruments that's fine too. The band tunes to E flat. This is a GREAT opportunity to bring YOUR band and play a 4 song set for the management as an audition to play at the Blue Fox for REAL MONEY! Call Steve at xxx-xxx-xxxx for any inquires you may have. SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Want to start a band? (Arden Hills)


Date: 2012-05-01, 10:28PM CDT
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Ultra Mega Jam at the Blue Fox in Arden Hills is where the Local Musicians meet. Every 2nd and 4th and 5th Thursdays of the month the Blue Fox (located on 694 and Lexington at 3833 Lexington Ave N. Arden Hills, MN 55126) Hosts the Twin Cities Best "Open Stage Jam" featuring Ultra Mega Jam and the area's best and up-and-coming musicians. If nothing else, you are new to town, want to find a bass player, drummer, etc.., or just want to share the stage with other musicians, get over to the Blue Fox and Jam! We supply the gear, instruments and production (or bring your own instruments if you feel like it) to make you look, feel and sound like a ROCK STAR!!!!!!! Questions? call xxx-xxx-xxxx
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Re: Open Jam 9:30 till 1am (Blue Fox)


Date: 2012-05-01, 11:41PM CDT
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The band at this open jam tunes to E flat? Are you kidding me?
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Re: open jam at Blue Fox


Date: 2012-05-02, 1:07AM CDT
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I'm a jam host and a frequent jammer around town (and out of town). Do whatever you want at a gig or in a band situation. But asking jammers to tune to E flat or anything other than standard tuning is kinda ridiculous.
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RE:Blue Fox jam (Blue Fox) (Mpls)


Date: 2012-05-02, 8:19AM CDT
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What a way to get people to show up to your shitty ass 'jam'. Put up a shitty post asking people to come, force anyone who shows up to play songs YOU want it keys YOU think they should be played in, insult anybody who may ask why and tell them they suck, and then make another shitty CL post telling people how cool you are and how much you don't care even though you felt the need to make two posts on the subject.

Guess what, if your 'jam' was half as good as you claim you wouldn't be on CL trying to get people to come out and you wouldn't be so butthurt because you decided that because Stevie Ray tuned a half step down that you have to do it too. If you wanted to make sure nobody on these boards ever came to that shitty ass dive bar to come see your shitty ass 'jam' you've succeeded.

Congratulations! You're a douche.
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Re: open jam at Blue Fox (wow)


Date: 2012-05-02, 10:11AM CDT
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I'm always interested in new jams and have made several great connections over the years attending them. I have been a jammer and also a band member at jams. They can be great ways to meet cool people. I can say without a doubt I'd stop playing music if I had to go to your jam. Your SRV wannabe douchebaggery is amazing, even for CL. I don't know anyone at the BF, but I'd bet they would not be happy to see such a raging asshole representing their club on the interwebs. I might hip them to your posts (which I copied) in case they don't want a dickhead representing their club.
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Blue Fox Ultra Mega Jam (Twin Cities)


Date: 2012-05-02, 10:56AM CDT
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It is unfortunate that this Open Jam is hosted by a bunch of idiots and is aptly named "Jerk Jam" cause it's jerks that host it! The Blue Fox is a great club and the management is good too. Unfortuantely, this band of yahoos got in there years ago and continue to run the most ridiculous open mic ever! I took my band in there a couple years ago only to have a fellow band member insulted by "Krister" saying he couldn't set his gear up on stage. Really? Krister thinks he is a rock god apparently , but is nothing but an egotistical, overrated total douchebag! I believe he is gone FINALLY! Good riddance!

Bands, don't waste your time "showcasing" here- you will get uncooperative hosts, especially if you "dare" bring your own instruments! As far as tuning down a half step- if your band did bring all their own stuff, it doesn't matter then does it?

I wish the management at the Fox would give these idiots the boot and have some "real pros" run it for a change! I know I would love a chance to host this and do it right and also be respectful to fellow musicians. Krister- what friggin joke that A-hole is! Good riddance and go back to Sweden or wherever the hell you came from you loser!
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Blue Fox Ball (Blue Fox)


Date: 2012-05-02, 10:57AM CDT
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Eb? It cool- I don't tune so no worries!

Songlist:
"Can I get more 'Me' in the monitors? Blues"
"I need 5 choruses to say whats I got to say Blues"
"I need to come up now; I gotta day job (I need to get up early) Blues"
A shuffle in 'E'


I'll get there around five so I can load in- Could someone from the house band meet me to help me with gear? I play harmonica, but I need my own PA to really get the tone.

Super, super awesome.
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RE: Blue Fox Ultra Mega Jam (Arden Hills)


Date: 2012-05-02, 11:15AM CDT
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I agree with this posting. I took my band there along with about 15-20 other friends to watch us play a few songs and demo for the bar. The guys running the open-jam (mainly Krister) was a total d-bag. After waiting patiently for over an hour and a half, we realized they weren't going to let us play. All the while the house band stood up there getting shitfaced and monologing for 5 minutes between each song. It was complete waste of our time. Glad he (Krister) is no longer there.

But give props to the management. He is an extremely nice guy in my experience, and trying to make amends for the old format.

Cheers
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Blue Fox "Jerk Off Jam" (YoVille)


Date: 2012-05-02, 11:56AM CDT
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Wow, I also took my band in there and have never been treated so shabbily or "Jerked Around" haha! For an "A" club like the Blue Fox is, the managment has a bunch of loser hacks running this thing! It's well known among the TC musicians that this thing is a total joke! Yeah, I had a run in with Krister too! What a total douchebag he is! And the guy who is supposedly the host Mark, does do 5 minute long rambling monolouges all the while getting drunker and drunker. Is that what the Blue Fox wants to showcase and represent? I would hope not!

This open mic should be put out of its misery. Time to start over Fox and get a whole new crew in there! No hosting open mic band should tune out of standard tuning. My band does play in eb but you have to assume most of the world doesn't. And what about a harp player? That itself shows what an egotistical bunch of unprofessionals these clowns are that host it!

Skip this bag a crap until they oust them all! Then rename it something else! Yep the good old "Jerk Off Jam". Glad to hear that Krister A-Hole is gone!
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RE RE: Blue Fox Ultra Mega Jam (Roseville)


Date: 2012-05-02, 12:09PM CDT
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To you guys posting your comments on the open jam on Thursdays at Blue Fox, thanks for your input. It sounds like this jam might be bogus, but at the same time Craigs List makes it difficult to know if the negative comments are coming from only 1 or 2 guys that had a bad impression, or a general trend that is occuring.

My input...I am in a band that play around town once a month or so. We planned to show up for a 5th Thursday of the month jam. I even emailed Steve the manager/booker at Blue Fox a couple days ahead of time to verify that is was is on. He confirmed that is was. Then the day of, one of the band members happen to call Blue Fox to verify AGAIN. They said a stand up comedian or something was schedule...not an open jam. I have not participated since. Point of my story: some people don't respect the value of your time...call in the day of the jam to verify that it IS going on that day.

-JL
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RE: Blue Fox Ultra Mega Jam (Arden Hills) (Arden Hills)


Date: 2012-05-03, 3:20PM CDT
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Hmmmm, I don't think Krister's gone for long- he's on tour with American Head Charge right now. I'm sure he'll be back hosting the jam in the future.
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