Joined: 07 Dec 2002
Location: Altoona, PA
| Posted: Sunday Jul 29, 2018
Here is the recap of the July 22 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 caught up with our guest, Huntingdon-based singer and songwriter Dylan E. Miller, in an interview recorded at the A.C. Darby Studio in downtown Huntingdon. We learned Dylan's musical story and discussed his music, and heard tracks from his debut EP, Carrion. Dylan also strapped on his guitar and played a new song live for us! Along the way, we debuted new songs from Bill Ferrell, The Clarks, Steve Treado and Zach Wade & the Good Grief. We also updated "Local Music News," dug a 1998 song by State College's Bluesuedegroove from the archive for a "Local Music Flashback," and reviewed Chris Rattie & the New Rebels' Porch CD in "The Professor's CD Corner!"
Here is this week's playlist:
CHRIS BELL 100% BLUES - "Baptized By the Blues"
FELIX & THE HURRICANES - "Issues"
DYLAN E. MILLER - "I'll Go"
BILL FERRELL - "Tomahawk"
DYLAN E. MILLER - "Your Smile"
MATT OTIS & THE SOUND - "Home"
DYLAN E. MILLER - "Three Crows"
THE CLARKS - "Madly in Love at the End of the World"
STEVE TREADO - "Hold Steady on That Line"
YOUNG LUNGS - "Reset, Restart"
ZACH WADE & THE GOOD GRIEF - "Wistful"
DYLAN E. MILLER - "Favorite Distraction"
CHRIS RATTIE & THE NEW REBELS - "Heading into Darkness"
DYLAN E. MILLER - "I Cried"
BLUESUEDEGROOVE - "When We Were Young" (1998, Local Music Flashback)
DYLAN E. MILLER - "Wallflower" (performed live)
THE COMMONHEART - "Save Me"
Our initial plans for band guests via phone fell through for our next program, so instead we will revisit the mailboxes and see what new recordings have arrived in recent weeks. We will debut new tunes from some of those recordings, plus preview some of the bands and performers who will perform at the upcoming Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown. We will also dig 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:
AUG. 5 - Tukurpa
AUG. 19 - We Came From Space
SEPT. 9 - Whiskey Pie
OCT. 28 - Halloween Special
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
In Local Music News...
Saturday, July 28 promises to be busy, as several music-geared festival events happen in the area and region. The inaugural Altoona First Frontier Festival will take place that day at Altoona's Railroaders Museum. Presented by Explore Altoona, Altitude Entertainment, the Altoona Mirror and ABCD Corporation, the event will begin at 2 p.m. and feature live music and a variety of food trucks. Performing will be the groups Railtowne, Mama Corn, The Commonheart and The Hillbenders. Tickets will be $25. For ticket information, visit the website www.firstfrontierfestival.com.
Te inaugural Millheim Ramble at Elk Creek will also happen on July 28 at the Millheim Fire Company Grounds. The event will run from 1 to 8 p.m., and feature live music, craft beer and local foods. Performing will be Mulebone, Ted McCloskey & the Hi-Fi's, Pure Cane Sugar, Eric Ian Farmer, The Crooked Line and Lemont. Tickets are $25 in advance, or $30 the day of the show. Advance tickets can be obtained through www.elkcreekcafe.com.
And the fourth annual Jambrewzle Music & Arts Festival too will happen next Saturday from noon to 11 p.m. at the Four Seasons Brewing Company & Pub in Latrobe. Performing on two stages will be the Derek Woods Band, Flux Capacitor, the Glenn Strother Project, The Woods Family Band, Kaelber, Alan Getto, The Inner Urge and more. Admission to that event is free.
State College-based experimental funk band DopplerPoppins is reporting some personnel changes. Both singer Tyler Ringland and bassist/original member Jon Keller are both leaving the group for personal and career reasons. The group will take the month of August off to refocus the band and work in new members, and will finish work on their debut studio album Turned On Neurons and an accompanying live album, Get Different, with both albums expected to be released in the fall.