Are you ready to rock?
First Posted: 10/12/2014
Ann Spreeman Galgo of Carbondale is determined to create an environment that discovers young, raw talent with a passion for music. The co-owner of Lyrics Bar Cafe & Music Venue, 76 South Main Street, Carbondale, has an affection for music and mentoring today’s youth.
“I wanted to create a place for young talent to have a focus,” Galgo said.
According to Galgo, who runs Lyrics with daughter Angela Prochazka, also from Carbondale, providing a platform for young people in their teens and 20s to express themselves will prevent disorderly conduct.
“How do you expect kids to stay out of trouble if there isn’t a place for them to go and be productive?” Galgo said.
In a course of action, Lyrics will be hosting two Halloween parties featuring talented young musicians. On Friday, Oct. 24 Lyrics will be opening its venue to Bottom Shelf All Stars, a hip-hop group that is throwing a Halloween Glow Party for people 18 years and older.
“These are ‘by bands, for bands’ events. I let the bands take 100 percent of their cover charge. This allows them to raise money and apply it toward their ambitions,” Galgo said.
Switching gears toward a more metal and rock feel, the Carbondale music venue will be hosting a Halloween Rock Show on Friday, Oct. 31 and feature performances by Know Your Enemy, Everrage, Prelude The Ruin and Shatter Influence. Galgo said it is important to her that all types of music are showcased because music is a language of spirit that transcends through generations and cultures.
“Music is music. It doesn’t matter what genre it is or how old you are. Some of our performers are in their 20s, but many of these kids are 17, 18 and 19 years old. And they’re good. Phenomenally good. The kind of music that makes your hair stand up on your head. They’re committed and we give these kids a place to follow through with that commitment,” Galgo said.
Costumes are encouraged on both Friday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 31 as prizes will be awarded.
“It’s going to be a great way to celebrate Halloween and acknowledge some great talent. Lyrics was a dinner theater for 26 years. It’s made for shows like this. We are welcoming aspiring music acts to take advantage of our venue,” Galgo said.
If you are a young musician looking for a platform to exercise and develop your talent, visit Facebook.com/Lyrics18407 and send a direct message. Music is an art form and ‘Lyrics’ is your tool to express yourself.