December 17, 2002: Family Groove Company announces
first confirmed dates for Winter Tour 2003!
December 2, 2002
Winter Tour 2003 dates to be announced shortly
In other news
November 30, 2002: FGC fans give big for Thanksgiving
Best of all, FGC is thrilled to announce that we raised over $650 for the Greater Chicagoland Food Depository. We would like to thank our very generous fans for doing their part, and in particular Howard, of the legendary Wooden Nickel, for his extremely generous contribution on behalf of the bar.
November 27, 2002
Family Groove Company hits the airwaves!
November 8, 2002
Family Groove Company to Perform at the GREENAROOM MUSIC
November 4, 2002
Greater Chicago Food Depository to Benefit from Family
Groove Company's Thanksgiving Charity Drive.
In other news please note that FGC's Underground Lounge show, originally scheduled for November 23rd, has been moved to December 5th.
See you all at the shows!
October 31, 2002
October 29, 2002
Show cancellations and changes.
October 25, 2002
Family Groove Company to play Thanksgiving show for charity!
October 21, 2002
Family Groove Company to be featured on the AT&T Broadband Network television program, Hometown Edition. A camera crew for the program will be on hand to film FGC at their upcoming performance at the Cubby Bear. Soon thereafter, they will be joining FGC at their rehearsal studio to conduct interviews and to record some behind-the-scenes footage. We'll keep you posted about when the episode will be aired, but in the meantime, everybody should be sure to come down to the Cubby Bear this Thursday to show their support, and maybe even get a little television exposure! Should be a lot of fun!
October 13, 2002
Greetings! Here is the first contribution to our news page written by your humble keyboardist. A lot has happened since our last update here's a quick rundown
October 5th marked our first gig since our exodus from fabulous Hollywood. FGC performed to a good sized crowd at the Uptowner in Charleston, IL many thanks to Jimmy and the owner of the club (can't remember his name, but he was a real nice guy) for their hospitality. The band played well (particularly so, given the two month hiatus that preceded the gig), and we were all thrilled to be out performing again. The next day we moved on to the University of Illinois for a show at the Iron Post another great time, two more fun sets, and another appreciative club owner. Thanks for your generosity Paul!
These two gigs downstate served as great warm-ups for our first Chicago show October 8th at the Elbo Room. We had a great draw (the talent buyer was muy impressed), and the band was thrilled to see so many faces, both new and familiar, in the crowd. Big thanks to all the Chicago folks for coming out! Gerch, Barack, Gola, Riss great to see you guys! It was great seeing all the M&J folks there too! The set was a short one, but the band grew accustomed to the 40 minute whirlwind set during our tenure in Los Angeles, and handled it well with aplomb, if you will.
Two days later we were in Iowa City for a gig at the Green Room on the 10th - talk about your déjà vu all over again. The Green Room was the last place that Adam and I played (almost four years ago) before leaving for Los Angeles. The owner still remembered us from the good old days, and it was a blast (though pretty weird) to be back in Iowa City again. Many thanks to all the folks that came out (particularly to Colin and Gravey for the splendid accommodations), and thanks to Swivel Hips Smith for playing a spectacular set after us and for letting yours truly sit in for a little while. FGC still loves playing Iowa City and we look forward to returning soon. Oh, by the way, all the Iowa City people should go in to Mondo's on Clinton and ask to hear our new album we were treated to a surprise playing during lunch sounded pretty good!
Click here to see pics from the Elbo Room and Green Room shows.
Check out the gigs page for details on some exciting shows coming up, including debut performances at The Cubby Bear and The Note.
Also, we have received some great press! Check out our reviews page for a couple new articles, including an interview with the band and a fantastic review of Reachin'.
Family Groove Company on TV? Looks like it may happen. Stay tuned and we'll keep you informed as the details develop.
September 23, 2002
September 16, 2002
FGC is back in business! Mattias has finally returned from Sweden, we've got some new songs brewing, and most importantly, there are a bunch of new gigs on the schedule. We're getting prepared to conquer the Midwest, and if you'd like to help spread the word, please email us. Don't forget to join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming gigs and news.
August 29, 2002
The first gig is on the books! Our debut Chicago appearance
will be Tuesday October 8th at 9:00pm at the Elbo Room.
Gig details will be available on our gigs page
and through our mailing list.
We need tons of support for this first show, so please come out and join
us. If you want to help promote the show by passing out flyers or hanging
posters, we will give you a free admission to the show and a copy of our
new CD Reachin'! For details, please send us an email at
In other news, there has been a coup d'etat with our website, with Janis seizing all control from Jason Sikora after a brutal light-saber duel. You can find her latest additions on the lyrics page as well as in other nooks and crannies of the website. Of course, huge props to Jason for a great start on the sensory experience that is familygrooveco.com.
Please stay tuned for Midwest area gigs and check our website frequently for updates. Don't forget, you can purchase our new CD Reachin' right here!
August 1, 2002
We made it to Chicago with only slight problems (Adam's warning to all: Keep your eye on the temperature gauge at all times, especially when chugging through the mountains of Colorado).
We are currently setting up some gigs for the fall and anxiously awaiting Mattias' return from Sweden.
Check out our reviews page for the first responses to Reachin'!
For a little behind-the-scenes information about the making of our album, click here.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our CD Release and Going Away party on July 14th. We had a fantastic time and appreciate all of our Los Angeles friends and support. Click here for some pictures from the party!
If you haven't yet gotten your copy of Reachin' , you can purchase it right here on our website at the merch page. If you already have it, send any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post it on our reviews page.
We are currently packing up and getting ready to move to Chicago. We'll be playing regular gigs in the midwest starting in September, so please check the gigs page soon for updates, or send a request to be added to the mailing list.
Our website is being updated daily, so be sure to check out the new stuff we're adding. Visit the miscellaneous page for lots of interesting tidbits about FGC, including our gear, favorite links, and more. Stay tuned for more updates when we arrive and get settled in Chicago.