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HOMEGROWN ROCKER 5/6/18 (DAY OF ROCK PREVIEW)
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 Post Posted: Sunday May 13, 2018 
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Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the May 6 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 spoke with guests Randy Wilson and Zac Grace, organizers of the annual "Day of Rock" benefit concert, which happens on June 16 at Altoona's Railroaders Museum to benefit the Altoona Chapter of Because We Care Therapy Services. During our discussion, recorded at McGarvey's in Altoona, Randy and Zac gave us the lowdown on this year's event, and we featured music by some of the participating bands and artists who will perform that day. Along the way, we debuted new songs from Late Last Nite, Black Ridge PABG and Negan, updated "Local Music News," dug out a 2007 tune by Zac's former band, Fayted, for this week's "Local Music Flashback," and stepped "Across State Lines" to hear music from Baltimore's Deaf Scene!

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

CHRIS VIPOND & THE STANLEY STREET BAND - "Never Again"
MAKING STATE - "All I Need"
MATT PLETCHER - "Sure Thing"
JOSH GALLAGHER - "Pick Any Small Town"
ZACH WADE & THE GOOD GRIEF - "From a Coma"
MATT AQUILINE & THE DEAD END STREETS - "Pennsylvania"
LATE LAST NITE - "Rebound Girl"
ONE OF THE BIGS - "Out of Dodge"
BLACK RIDGE PABG - "Locusts"

HOUR TWO:

SHATTERED - "Hell Bent"
SILVER SCREEN - "Labelled Off"
NEGAN - "Obsolete"
PENSIVE FEAR - "The Wrong Path"
INSIDE OUT - "Taking My Life"
FAYTED - "Keep Smilin'" (2007, Local Music Flashback)
BACKLASH - "Livin' Free"
DEAF SCENE - "Rijal" (Across State Lines)

Band guests will join us on our next program, as we meet up with the members of Johnstown-based hard rockers Silver Screen! We will meet the band members and learn the group's story, and feature tunes from their debut EP Inertia! Along the way, we will update "Local Music News," dig out a "Local Music Flashback" from the archive, and review Whiskey Pie's Lifestyles of the Poor & Lonely CD in "The Professor's CD Corner!"

Upcoming guests and specials include:

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...

The date has been announced for the third annual Great Eastern Arts Festival. That event will take place on Saturday, June 2 at Tenley Park in Everett, and will feature artists, food and live music starting at 2 p.m. Performers this year will include Jacob Horton, Thomas Grab, Rue Moyer, Cameron Mearkle, Afro'n'at, Matt Otis & the Sound and Kaelber. Admission is free.

The Acoustic Brew Concert Series is presenting a Ukulele Workshop with one of the rising names in the ukulele world, Victoria Vox. That event will take place on Saturday afternoon, May 12, at 3:30 p.m. at the Center for Well Being in Lemont. Admission is $20 and space is limited. Register by emailing familyconcert@acousticbrew.org.

The area music scene is mourning the loss of a longtime member with the passing of Ken Earnest last Saturday, April 28, at age 88. Ken was a longtime musician and guitar teacher, and played in such area bands as The Legends, The Cavaliers, The Prime Time Band and more. He was also the father of area musicians Troy and Jody Earnest. We at the "Homegrown Rocker" extend our condolences to the Earnest family, friends and the music community.
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