Media History

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Huntington, WVThu 09/23/21 “Tri-State Happenings: ‘Captain Ambivalent’…”
The Herald-Dispatch
Fredericksburg, VAWed 09/22/21 “Captain Ambivalent pairs funny lyrics with polka power”
The Free Lance-Star
Northern VirginiaTue 09/21/21 “Superhero Songwriter ‘Captain Ambivalent’ To Sing”
Potomac Local News
Canandaigua, New YorkMon 09/13/21 “New features, same vibe: KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Goes Live”
Daily Messenger/MPNnow.com
Elgin, ILFri 09/03/21 “Spotlight: Ready for the Fringe? Elgin’s arts celebration returns for its 8th year”
Daily Herald
Elgin, ILWed 09/01/21 “Uncurated slate of artists at Elgin Fringe Festival allows audiences ‘to take a chance'”
Daily Herald
PodcastWed 09/01/21  Interview and songs
WSTR Galactic Public Access
Elgin, ILFri 08/27/21 “Elgin Fringe Festival goes back to – mostly – live shows”
Elgin Courier-News
Elgin, ILMon 08/23/21 Elgin Fringe Fest ‘showcases some of the most exciting, unique experiences you can have in the performing arts,’ director says
Elgin Courier-News
PodcastThu 05/13/21 Weekly podcast guestThe FuMPPodcastTue 05/11/21 Featured Song “Are We There Yet?”The FuMPPodcastTue 05/04/21 Played “Goin’ Jawa Rap” 1:24:45 inWSTR Galactic Public AccessPodcastThu 02/18/21  Weekly podcast guest
The FuMP
PodcastFri 02/12/21  Friday featured song “Goin’ Jawa Rap”
The FuMP
VirtualMon 09/21/20 Interview on Facebook Live
Elgin Finge Festival – Virtual Edition
Local Public Radio, PodcastFri 09/11/20 Spotlight interview
Art On The Air
Elgin, ILThu 09/03/20 Advance publicity
Elgin Courier-News
Elgin, ILThu 08/27/20 Advance publicity
Elgin Courier-News
Facebook LiveSun 10/06/19 10:00 AM – 10:00 PMLocal music lineup
Project Zongo Telethon
ChicagoWed 09/18/19 “Best Of The South Side 2019” (re “South Specific” series in general)
South Side Weekly
Elgin, ILTue 09/03/19 “Fringe Festival returns to Elgin this weekend with new venues and new events”
Elgin Courier-News
Elgin, ILTue 09/03/19 “More than 100 performances set for ‘innovative, uncurated’ Elgin Fringe Festival”
Daily Herald
Elgin, ILThu 08/29/19 “Elgin Fringe Festival is all about seeing, hearing something new”
Elgin Courier-News
Valparaiso, INSat 07/27/19 “Front Porch Music staff rallies to rock in the park”
Open Mic Nights Give Local Talent a Chance to Shine
PodcastMon 05/13/19 Theme song contest entry! Segment starts at 7:40.
Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone
Valparaiso, INMon 04/15/19 “Stars Over Valpo” report
Valpolife.com
Northwest IndianaFri 01/18/19 Advance publicity
Dig The Dunes
Local Public Radio, PodcastMon 12/10/18 Rebroadcast 5:00 PM – 6:00 PMArt On The AirLocal Public Radio, PodcastFri 12/07/18 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMInterview with live performances
Art On The Air
BataviaThu 09/06/18 Advance publicity
American Towns Media
Elgin, ILWed 09/05/18 Advance publicity
Daily Herald
Elgin, ILThu 08/30/18 Advance publicity
Elgin Courier-News
BlogFri 08/24/18 “Star Tunes: Five Lesser Known Star Wars Inspired Jams”
The Pop Insider
IndianapolisSun 08/19/18 “… a tongue-in-cheek, satirical look at the American landscape since we all fell asleep one night in 2016 and awakened in disbelief, confusion, and despair… It’s about the lyrics. And that’s why you should go and listen to this show.”Review
IndyFringe Talks Blog
Indianapolis, INSat 08/18/18 “… a rollicking, entertaining hour full of lots of great music and lots of family-friendly fun.”Review
Plays With John and Wendy Blog
Chicago, ILSat 04/14/18 Played “Heisenberg”
The Midnight Special
Three Oaks, MISun 02/04/18 “A Lighthearted Open Mic Night” photo
Harbor County News
Elgin, ILFri 09/15/17 “EFF 2017 Review Roundup”
Elgin Walkabout
Elgin, ILTue 09/12/17 “Elgin Fringe Festival returns this week”
Daily Herald
Elgin, ILFri 09/01/17 “Elgin embraces the arts for Fringe Festival”
Elgin Courier-News
Pittsburgh, PAWed 04/05/17 “Unpredictable Treasure: The Fringe Fest Day 3” review
Pittsburgh In The Round
Pittsburgh, PASat 04/01/17 “Friday Fringe at AIR” review
Pittsburgh In The Round
Elgin, ILSun 09/18/16 “Fringe Fest brings art, music, even burlesque to downtown Elgin”
Elgin Courier-News
Elgin, ILThu 09/15/16 Review
The Elgin Review
Elgin, ILTue 09/13/16 “New acts, more artists add depth, variety to Elgin Fringe Festival”
Daily Herald
PodcastMon 09/12/16 Interview with live performances
Are You Famous Yet?
Chicago, ILSat 09/10/16 Played “You Can’t Sing, You’re Ugly, And The Sixties Are Over”
The Midnight Special
Elgin, ILWed 09/07/16 “Elgin festival puts the Fringe front and center”
Elgin Courier-News
Elgin, ILWed 02/03/16 “Celebrating Valentine’s Day through art, performance in Elgin”
Daily Herald
Murray, IowaWed 12/02/15 Played “Rebecca’s Reindeer-Snowflake Christmas Socks” and added both albums to rotation
Jeff Wells’ “Swing Time”
Elgin, ILWed 09/02/15 Profile
Bravo (arts and culture paper)
Indianapolis, INThu 08/20/15 Review
Jay Harvey Upstage Blog
Indianapolis, INTue 08/18/15 Review
NUVO (alternative/arts paper)
Indianapolis, INTue 08/18/15 Review
Plays With John and Wendy Blog
Indianapolis, INWed 08/12/15 interview: “Chatting Up The Captain”
NUVO (alternative/arts paper)
NationalWed 07/29/15 10th Anniversary Special montage behind Piers Morgan saying “I quickly realized I would have absolutely no idea what was coming out next on stage,” about 54 minutes in
America’s Got Talent
South Bend, INThu 07/23/15 “The Thousand Mile Song”
Michiana’s Rising Star
NationalTue 06/02/15 Cameo in dance-off segment playing “Pump Up The Jam” solo on accordion just past the third commercial break
America’s Got Talent
InternationalThu 03/05/15 Semi-Finalist (Comedy/Novelty)
International Songwriting Competition
PodcastMon 11/17/14 Explained why Captain Ambivalent was their favorite guest in their first fifty episodes
Are You Famous Yet?
South Bend, INFri 08/08/14 “Are We There Yet?” on the season finale
Michiana’s Rising Star
South Bend, INThu 07/31/14 “Eclipsed By Your Behind”
Michiana’s Rising Star
LocalSat 07/26/14 Cameo on “PierogiFest” Segment
MANCOW TV
PodcastMon 07/07/14 Interview with live performances
Are You Famous Yet?
Salem, ORWed 04/09/14 Interview with live performances
Tara Hathaway’s “More Accordion!”
South Bend, INSun 04/06/14 Sunday print edition photo promoting 4/1 web video
South Bend Tribune
South Bend, INTue 04/01/14 “The Hero Song” (with dinosaur) on the “Press Play” video series
South Bend Tribune
Valparaiso, INTue 02/04/14 Interview with live performances
Mickey Camp’s “Songs From Camp”
Valparaiso, INMon 08/05/13 “Front Porch Festival unites music lovers”
Open Mic Nights Give Local Talent a Chance to Shine
South Bend, INFri 08/02/13 “Everything” on the season finale of “Michiana’s Rising Star”
Michiana’s Rising Star
Merrillville, INFri 07/26/13 “Captain Ambivalent Theme Song” played during interview with Chad Clifford about the First Annual Front Porch Music Festival
89.1 FM The Lakeshore
Chicago, ILSun 05/12/13 “Rebecca’s Reindeer-Snowflake Christmas Socks” played
WXRT Local Anesthetic
Valparaiso, INFri 05/03/13 Live variety benefit program with infamous accordion breakdown and a capella version of “Eclipsed By Your Behind”
WVLP-LP
Michigan City, INThu 01/24/13 “Mainstreet Theatre Presents First Friday Open Stage”
The Beacher
Merrillville, INThu 11/29/12 Tavis Buchan’s “Lakeshore Drive” show 4:40-5:00
89.1 FM The Lakeshore
Northwest INMon 10/29/12 “Kidnapped dreams? Captain Ambivalent to the rescue”
Post-Tribune
Merrillville, INThu 10/11/12 Tavis Buchan’s “Lakeshore Drive” show 4:40-5:00
89.1 FM The Lakeshore
Valparaiso, INTue 10/09/12 Interview with live performances
Mickey Camp’s “Songs From Camp”
San Luis Obispo, CAMon 08/27/12 Song on “Songwriters at Play” program/podcast
Songwriters At Play
Salem, ORSun 06/10/12 Added to rotation
Tara Hathaway’s “More Accordion!”
Valparaiso, INThu 05/10/12 Photo
Open Mic Nights Give Local Talent a Chance to Shine
Valparaiso, INTue 05/08/12 Interview with live performances
Mickey Camp’s “Songs From Camp”
NationalSat 03/31/12 Played “Captain Ambivalent Theme Song”
Doctor Demento
Old School Text Adventure GameMon 03/26/12 Victory song at end of text adventure game
Narrow Your Eyes
Harbor County, MIFri 03/16/12 Acorn Theater open mic broadcast
Mike Cortson’s “Mike’s Open Mic”
Valparaiso, INSun 11/13/11 Best of Front Porch Open Mic