The astronomy world’s own rock ‘n’ roll and blues band, consisting of members from the staff of Astronomy magazine and its publisher, is set to play as entertainment for ALCon 2012. On Saturday, July 7, the band will rock it out for attendees of the annual meeting of the Astronomical League at the Lincolnshire Marriott in Lincolnshire, Illinois, some 32 miles northwest of Chicago City Center.

Fronting the band are Wisconsin musicians Megan Bobo, seen by millions on American Idol, and Steve Kryscio, who sings and plays saxophone. The backing band consists of Keith Bauer and Jeff Felbab on guitars, Mike Soliday on bass, and Dave Eicher on drums.

The band’s repertoire includes classic rock such as timeless material from The Band, Cream, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Queen, and The Who. The band also plays blues from the playlists of the Allman Brothers Band, Jeff Beck, Howlin’ Wolf, Bonnie Raitt, Koko Taylor, Susan Tedeschi, and Muddy Waters.