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HOMEGROWN ROCKER 7/24/22 (COVER SONG SPECIAL)
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 Post Posted: Monday Jul 25, 2022 
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Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the July 24 edition of "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock!

This week, we presented the 2022 installment of our annual "Cover Song Special," as we checked out how area bands and performers interpret and cover the music of other (mostly famous) bands and artists! We heard covers from a myriad of area performers, as they covered and interpreted other musicians' creations with their own styles and flavors! Along the way, we debuted new covers from Mark DeRose and the Dreadnoughts, Gabe Stillman, Antonio Andrade, Ride The Song, Joe Konior, Hot Dog Boy, The Snipped and Pierce Dipner; and we also updated "Local Music News." (For those who missed the program, a four-part podcast of this show is available for listening or download from Q94's website, www.q94classicrock.com. Click on "The Professor's Classroom," and then scroll down to "Homegrown Rocker Podcast" and look for the four show segments marked with the date, 072422.)

Here is this week's playlist (with original band/artist/songwriter in parentheses):

HOUR ONE:

THE CLARKS - "Blood and Roses" (The Smithereens)
MONSTER TRACK SUPERGROUP - "Indian Reservation" (John D. Loudermilk/Paul Revere & the Raiders)
MARK DeROSE AND THE DREADNOUGHTS - "Shape I'm In" (The Band)
PURE CANE SUGAR - "Midnight Rider" (live) (Allman Brothers)
GABE STILLMAN - "Friend Of Mine" (Bill Withers)
ANTONIO ANDRADE - "Walk Away Renee" (The Left Banke)
DENNY & KEN (POMPA) - "Magnet and Steel" (Walter Egan)
BREE GEARHART - "Standing Still" (Jewel)
RIDE THE SONG - "Black Magic Woman" (Dave Mason/Fleetwood Mac/Santana)
MAMA CORN - "Fearless" (performed live on the air 10/10/10) (Pink Floyd)
JOE KONIOR - "Year of the Cat" (Al Stewart)
THE CHROME HEARTS (STEPHANIE & THE WILD HEARTS) - "Harper Valley PTA" (Jeannie C. Riley)

HOUR TWO:

HOT DOG BOY - "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" (Jack Norworth and Albert Von Tilzer, 1908)
THE SNIPPED - "Born to Run" (Bruce Springsteen)
RAILROAD CITY MURDER MACHINES - "In the Air Tonight" (Phil Collins)
PIERCE DIPNER - "Higher Ground" (Stevie Wonder)
FELIX & THE HURRICANES - "Innagaddadavida" (live) (Iron Butterfly)
POST TRAUMATIK - "Faster Disco" (Faith No More)
CHIP & THE CHARGE UPS - "The Tide Is High" (Blondie)
CANDLELIGHT RED - "She's Got the Look" (Roxette)
IMAGES OF EDEN - "Fight the Good Fight" (Triumph)
CRAZY & THE BRAINS - "People Who Died" (Jim Carroll Band) (Across State Lines)
THUNDER VEST - "Best Friend's Girl" (The Cars)
SUICIDE PUPPETS - "Send Me An Angel" (Real Life)

We'll speak with a guest via phone on our next program, as Dave Mayersky joins us! Dave is a member of Clearfield metalcore bands End Bringer and Brace For Impact, and is also the organizer of the second annual Upstage Music Fest, happening August 12-13 at the Clearfield Fairgrounds! We'll get the lowdown on this year's Upstage Music Fest, plus hear music from several of the participating bands! We'll also update "Local Music News," dig a "Local Music Flashback" from the archive, step "Across State Lines" to hear a song from an independent band or artist from outside the state, and review The Stone Eye's South Of The Sun album in "The Professor's CD Corner!" Hear the "Homegrown Rocker" this Sunday night (July 31) on Q94 Classic Rock - 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com!

Upcoming guests and specials:

AUGUST 14 - LIVE IN THE STUDIO SPECIAL
AUGUST 28 - ABSTENTIOUS
SEPT. 4 - MUSICIAN DOUBLE-VISION 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 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: The Homegrown Rocker, 2513 6th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16602 (ATTN: Jim Price). You can also email digital song files or inquiries about the show to homegrownrocker@gmail.com. And bands and musicians interested in being guests on the program can email their interest to homegrownrocker@gmail.com as well!

Jim Price

In Local Music News...

It’s on again…The annual Vets Fest event, which had been suddenly canceled last week, is now apparently back on. An announcement on social media this past week said that the event will take place on Sunday, August 14 at the Unter Uns Musical & Entertainment Society in Altoona. At least two of the initial bands scheduled, Felix & the Hurricanes and Autumn Rising, will be performing, with the rest of the performance slate to be announced. Sponsored by the Vietnam Veterans of America Blair County Chapter 967, Vets Fest will feature an afternoon of music from area bands and artists while raising funds and awareness for area veterans and veterans' issues.

Four and a half months after performing reunion shows, The Badlees have announced more performances and are working on a new recording to be released before year's end. The group will be performing at XL Live in Harrisburg on Sunday, September 25, and will be playing their 1995 River Songs album in its entirety during that performance. The Jellybricks and the Martini Bros. will open that show. The Badlees are also working on new music, which may be released as an EP or full-length album before the end of this year.

Badlees singer and multi-instrumentalist Bret Alexander's song "We Will" was recently included in a Hurricane Agnes Flood documentary that debuted in northeast PA. The documentary marks the 50th anniversary of what was one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. History, that caused extensive damage throughout Pennsylvania. The documentary may be available online in the future.

And two new area band projects have been announced...Members of Small Town Horror Show have formed a new Type O Negative tribute project. Called NoneMoreNegative, the group will play its debut performance on October 29 at McGarvey's in Altoona, opening for Harrisburg Pantera tribute group Penntera.

And former members of Naildriver and This Calling have merged to form a new project called A Starlite Gray. That group will feature former Naildriver frontman Matt Watson and drummer Andy Melusky, as well as former This Calling guitarist Joe Neary. The group is creating song material and their style will be in a metalcore direction.
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