Time Music Agency News & Notes

Check out current happenings with both Time Music Agency and the bands we proudly represent.

The White Keys rock the afterparty for Team Europe at The Ryder Cup

Even though the Americans took the cup this time around, Team Europe still had a star studded afterparty to celebrate the sportsmanship and camaraderie that only exists at The Ryder Cup.  The White Keys were hand selected to entertain the players, their families and corporate sponsors at an undisclosed location to close out the tournament.   Are we saying that Alan had a long awkward hug with Rory, no, but we are also not saying he didn’t!  Team Europe thanked The White Keys for representing the Red, White and Blue with class in victory!  ... read more

Pop ROCKS on the front page of the Aberdeen South Dakota paper!

Pop Rocks blew into Aberdeen South Dakota last week and kicked off the communities summer concert series with rave reviews.  Check out the comments on the “About” page of their website at www.poprocksrocks.com.  If you are heading through the Aberdeen area, stop in and have a great time at their historic downtown district!  (Plus you can get the inside scoop on the Borehole... read more

FlashMob! to play North Loop Fest for third year

FlashMob! to play North Loop Fest for third year! The North Loop Business Association asked Time Music Agency to bring FlashMob! back for an unprecedented third year. Look for them this summer in the North Loop area of Minneapolis on August 6. read more

Arch Allies launches brand new website

Arch Allies just launched a brand new website in time for the summer season! The band has a great summer line up of festivals and large events so keep check it out at: www.archallies.com ABOUT ARCH ALLIES If you are a fan of Journey, REO Speedwagon, or Styx, then you have a new favorite band pumping out GREAT MUSIC: Arch Allies! Arch Allies is a timeless tribute band centered around making classic rock sing alongs with dynamic vocals, huge guitars, dashing keyboards and powerful drums. This tribute band is making waves as THE national touring tribute show in North America. Arch Allies has performed from Florida to Washington state and from Mexico to... read more

Pop Rocks books second USO tour to the Middle East

By popular demand, pop/rock/country cover band, Pop Rocks, will once again be heading overseas to play for the troops over Memorial Day 2016 week, visiting four different Middle Eastern countries at “undisclosed locations”! Pop Rocks previously played for the US troops last year over... read more

Junk FM in Industrial Film for Fortune 500 company General Mills

Junk FM was chosen to help spoof the popular Geico ad featuring Europe’s “Final Countdown” for a General Mills industrial film. It might have been the first time in years the band spent a full day around cubicles and khaki pants! The shoot (and song) required a keyboardist to fill out the look, so they recruited Eric Vobejda from the band VIA to jam with the band. Learn more about Junk FM on their TMA profile page or visit the Junk FM website.  ... read more

Star Trib interviews TMA on the popularity of tribute bands

Time Music Agency owner, Chad Higgins, was recently interviewed by the Star Tribune on the popularity of tribute bands. For the original article, click here.   The tribute band phenomenon is a sweet-smelling stew of love, memory and obsession — on both sides of the microphone. The audience is there to recapture the emotions of youth. “They’re thinking about their high school girlfriends and the good times they had and that time they went to state,” said Chad Ryan Higgins of Time Music Agency in Long Lake, a tribute band booker. And the artists are driven by a need that they can’t always put into words — so they put it into performance. “You don’t go out and play someone else’s music unless you’re really connected to it,” Higgins said. “You’re giving an homage to something that’s special to you, and sharing it with other people. Most of these artists are so dedicated that if they didn’t have the musical skills, they’d be doing it at home in the mirror.” Higgins’s agency books an array of tribute bands, including Ladies of the ’80s (Madonna, Cyndi Lauper and Pat Benatar), Chase & Ovation (Minneapolis funk) and Arch Allies (Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon). They get the best response at casinos, festivals and suburban bars, he said. Tribute act audiences want to immerse themselves in their favorite music, said Michael Paepke, another local tribute band booker — especially since the original acts don’t come around often, if at all. “They don’t want just one or two songs,” he said. “They want a whole set of Rush and a whole set of... read more

FlashMob!, Viva Knievel, PopRocks featured in MSP Weddings

We pride ourselves on having a roster full of versatile bands that can play any type of event. Summer town festivals, weddings, major events, clubs, corporate events… you name it. Each event requires a somewhat different set of skills. Recently, three Time Music Agency bands, FlashMob!, Viva Knievel, and PopRocks, were featured in the latest Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine’s Wedding Issue as “The New Face of Wedding Bands.” Joe Lover, of FlashMob!, spoke on creating a memorable event for the wedding couple, their party, and their guests. Viva Knievel’s Mark Schwandt echoed the message of creating a party atmosphere. For more information, grab the latest issue, or contact us to learn more about how these bands can bring the party to your... read more