An Interview With Styx: Crossing Over

MACON, GA – OCTOBER 04: Rock Group STYX L/R: Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young and Lawrence Gowan. Portrait shoot at Macon City Auditorium on October 4, 2014 in Macon, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for STYX)

2016 is shedding light on classic rock …

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An Interview with Styx: Higher Than The Moon

MACON, GA – OCTOBER 04: Rock Group STYX L/R: Chuck Panozzo, Ricky Phillips, Todd Sucherman, Tommy Shaw, James “J.Y.” Young and Lawrence Gowan. Portrait shoot at Macon City Auditorium on October 4, 2014 in Macon, Georgia. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for STYX)

When thinking about the name “Styx,” it’s …

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Felder/Foreigner/Styx @ Susquehanna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—If you’re looking for almost four hours of music and entertainment, then this tour is for you. Don Felder, once a driving force behind The Eagles and many of their hits, took the stage and wowed the audience with “Already Gone.”

The band and Don were “cool” and freewheeling …

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An Interview with Lawrence Gowan from Styx: Summer Soundtrack

While a general overview of the band Styx seems like an unnecessary overstatement, perhaps a reintroduction is in order.

Sure, you know the iconic rock act that spawned in the early 1970s from a basement in the suburbs of Chicago. This is the arena rock band that set standards for …

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The Aquarian Weekly’s 2014 Summer Concert Guide

As Summer 2014 rapidly approaches, so does the summer concert season in New Jersey and New York. Major tours coming through the area this year boast some of today’s top pop stars, metal acts and classic rock artists that are sure to please. The Aquarian Weekly has compiled a list …

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Styx @ The Borgata

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—I say this respectfully and for all the right reasons: Seeing Styx at The Borgata was like seeing a promising young band at a high school talent show, but without that sinking this-might-be-hard-to-watch feeling in my gut. Not to equate the prog-lite hitmakers with teens still ambitious enough …

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Interview with James “JY” Young from Styx: Rescuing Your Misspent Youth

“All of a sudden we are collectively aware—scientifically, personally and emotionally—that this is a very fragile existence we have and people need to find some comfort,” says James “JY” Young, founding member and guitarist of Styx. And that’s where Young’s bandmates—Tommy Shaw (guitar/vocals), Lawrence Gowan (vocals/keyboard), Todd Sucherman (drums) and …

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Ted Nugent/REO Speedwagon/Styx @ Borgata Hotel & Casino

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—The Midwest Rock ‘N’ Roll Express rolled into South Jersey and Ted Nugent took the stage first. He had a four-piece band, some smoke, and solid mood lighting. His first song was “Wango Tango” and while the guitars were decent, the vocals weren’t great.

Early in the show, …

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Yes/Styx @ Susquehanna Bank Center

CAMDEN, NJ—On a balmy Fourth of July evening Styx came out with a visually appealing, simple stage setup, they opened up with a loud and powerful version of “Blue Collar Man” that energized the crowd. The videos playing behind the band added welcome accents to the experience.

During “Too Much …

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Interview with Lawrence Gowan from Styx: Progressive Volumes

Styx started out in Illinois way back in 1972 as a progressive band taking their cues from British groups like Emerson, Lake & Palmer and the Moody Blues. They had a loyal Midwestern following, but it took the 1974 hit “Lady” to break the band on radio, and when Tommy …

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