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 Post Posted: Sunday May 13, 2018 
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Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the April 29 edition of 105.9 Qwik-Rock's weekly local music program, "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Lion Country's Rock Station, 105.9 Qwik-Rock. The show can also be streamed via Qwik's website, www.1059qwikrock.com.

This week, we revisited the mailboxes to check out new recordings that have arrived in recent weeks, and debuted lots of new music! Logging first "Homegrown Rocker" airtime were new tunes from Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors, M.F.G., Rodeo Serenade, Jiggley Jones, Jessica Graae, The Hook, Deluded Youth and Gryla! Along the way, we updated "Local Music News," dug out a 2000 tune by Spinebelt from the archive for this week's "Local Music Flashback," stepped "Across State Lines" to hear music from Lansing, Michigan-based rockers The Devil's Cut, and reviewed Nag Champions Mystery Band's Earthworks CD in "The Professor's CD Corner!"

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

SILVER SCREEN - "Talk to Me"
THE LEGENDARY HUCKLEBUCKS - "B-Movie"
JIM DONOVAN & THE SUN KING WARRIORS - "You in My Arms"
THE ROOF - "No Fool"
M.F.G. - "Back on the Streets"
WHISKEY PIE - "The Ode to Jesse Custer"
RODEO SERENADE - "Gotta Lotta Rhythm"
MISS MELANIE & THE VALLEY RATS - "It Ain't Easy"
JIGGLEY JONES - "Del Alma"
THE CROOKED LINE - "Concrete Shoes"
JESSICA GRAAE - "Keep You Safe"
MYCENEA WORLEY - "9 Lives"

HOUR TWO:

FLIGHT 19 - "Hands"
FELIX & THE HURRICANES - "Little Ears"
THE HOOK - "Go Getter"
NAG CHAMPIONS MYSTERY BAND - "Stone Hymns"
DELUDED YOUTH - "Legend"
SPINEBELT - "Christopher Walken" (2000, Local Music Flashback)
THE DEVIL'S CUT - "Old Ghosts and Classic Cars" (Across State Lines)
13 SAINTS - "Mother May I"
GRYLA - "Master of Lies"
EMBER'S FALL - "No Escape"
BEHIND THE GREY - "Treason"

We welcome guests on our next program, as Randy Wilson and Zac Grace will discuss this year's "Day of Rock" benefit concert, happening June 16 at Altoona's Railroaders Museum! We'll get the lowdown on the event, and feature music from some of the participating groups and artists! Along the way, we will update "Local Music News," dig out a "Local Music Flashback" from the archive, and step "Across State Lines" to hear a song from an independent band or artist from outside the state!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

MAY 13 - Silver Screen
MAY 20 - Tim Woods Band
MAY 27 - Memorial Day Special
JUNE 3 - Psycho Prophecy
JUNE 10 - Hate Grenade
JUNE 17 - Father's Day Special
JUNE 24 - Behind the Grey
JULY 8 - Cover Song Special
JULY 22 - Dylan E. Miller
AUG. 5 - Tukurpa

(All dates are subject to changes as circumstances warrant.)

Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for "Local Music News" may email their news to homegrownrocker@gmail.com. Indicate "MUSIC NEWS" in the subject heading!

Bands and artists interested in having music aired on the show are invited to send their broadcast-quality recordings to: Magnum Broadcasting, 315 South Atherton Street, State College, PA 16801; ATTN: Jim Price/Homegrown. Or drop the recordings off at the station during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 AM to 5 PM. You can also email digital song files or inquiries about the show to homegrownrocker@gmail.com.

Jim Price

In Local Music News...

Some good news regarding a situation we informed you of a few weeks ago...Weeks after it was announced that long-running local and regional music publication Pennsylvania Musician Magazine was going to cease operations after the upcoming May issue, the magazine has been spared. Josh Noll, the son of the magazine's founding couple, Whitey and Robin Noll, stepped up to take over operation of the publication this past week, beginning with the June issue. In an announcement from his sister, PA Musician columnist Rachel Rocks, Josh did not want to see his parents' legacy come to an end, and so he decided to step up to keep the magazine going.

The entertainment lineup has been announced for next month's 51st annual Blair County Arts Festival, which will happen May 19 and 20 at Penn State Altoona. Among entertainers performing on Saturday the 19th will be Stormy, Ride the Song, Jay Vonada Jazz Quartet, Stephen Johnopolos Trio, Camara Drum & Dance, Born & the Beanstalk and the Michael Christopher Band. Sunday the 19th's performers will include the Dave Villani Trio, R2B2, Lucia Valentine and the Altoona Brass Collective. Admission to the festival is free, and donations will be accepted for parking.
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