Joined: 07 Dec 2002
Location: Altoona, PA
| Posted: Monday Sep 05, 2022
Here is the recap of the September 4 edition of "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock!
As the Labor Day holiday weekend is when we honor the nation's workers, we decided to debut the first-ever "Musician Double-Vision Special," where we shined the spotlight on the area's "work-aholic" musicians who are involved in two or more bands or projects! (There are a lot of them; don't be surprised if this becomes a regular Labor Day weekend special!) We also updated "Local Music News," and spoke via phone with Mike Hype, an organizer of the upcoming 3rd annual Homegrown Music Festival in Johnstown! Mike gave us the lowdown on the event, which takes place September 10 at Johnstown's Lorain Boro Park! (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, 090422.)
Here is this week's playlist (with spotlighted musicians in parentheses):
JIM DONOVAN & THE SUN KING WARRIORS - "Love Is Right" (Kent Tonkin, Kevin McDonald, Dan Murphy)
MATT OTIS & THE SOUND - "Frozen Moments" (Kent Tonkin)
PURE CANE SUGAR - "Leg Up" (live) (Natty Lou Race, Daryl Branford, Bob Hart, Brian Cleary)
RAVEN AND THE WREN - "A Healthy Dose of Misery" (Natty Lou Race)
WHITE WITCH - "Changes Coming" (Jeff Pittinger)
MONSTER TRACK SUPERGROUP - "Adrienne" (Jeff Pittinger, Bret Alexander)
THE JADED LIPS - "It's Not Me" (Hunter Karns)
(MIKE HYPE INTERVIEW)
JEFF WEBB & THE DELECTABLE SOUND - "Running Round in Circles" (Jeff Webb, Scott Jeffreys, Dom Peruso)
JOHN "JT" THOMPSON - "Last Night"
INSIDE OUT - "Kiss of Death" (Tim and Ben Frick)
BLOOD UNION - "Let Me In" (Tim and Ben Frick, Jay Snider)
A COMMON CROWN - "Blood on the Floor" (Jay Snider, Matt Ferrante)
THE HEATHEN PARADE - "Born Again Leviathan" (Jay Snider, Rik Golden)
RIK GOLDEN - "Never Again"
RAILROAD CITY MURDER MACHINES - "These Streets" (Tim Mort, Randy Williams)
X's FOR EYES - "I Don't Wanna Wait" (Tim Mort, Tom Noel)
GRAMPIAN - "Bearing the Curse" (Jeff Glace)
HATE GRENADE - "Revelation" (Jeff Glace)
MFG - "Back on the Streets" (John McKelvey, Lane Williamson)
TED McCLOSKEY - "Little Black Bear"
SILVER LIGHTS - "Painters Melody" (Nick Stahlman)
DONNY BURNS & THE 3RD DEGREE - "Thinkin' Straight" (Nick Stahlman)
We go back to the mailboxes on our next program to explore more new recordings that have arrived in recent days and weeks! Again, new area music will be in the spotlight, as we hear songs from such artists as Cody Tyler & Gypsy Convoy, Letters to Anthony, Anthrophobia, Hickory Bottom Band and more! We'll also update "Local Music News," dig out a "Local Music Flashback," step "Across State Lines" to hear music from an independent band or artist from outside the state, and review the Jukehouse Bombers' Joyland CD in "The Professor's CD Corner!" Hear the "Homegrown Rocker" this Sunday night (September 11) on Q94 Classic Rock - 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com!
Upcoming guests and specials:
SEPT. 18 - THRESHOLD OF INSANITY
OCT. 2 - CODY TYLER & GYPSY CONVOY
OCT. 16 - LESS THAN ZERO
OCT. 30 - HALLOWEEN SPECIAL
NOV. 13 - ACOUSTIC JAM SPECIAL
NOV. 27 - LOCAL MUSIC MEMORY LANE SPECIAL
DEC. 25 - CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
JAN. 1 - 2022 YEAR IN REVIEW 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: 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 email@example.com. And bands and musicians interested in being guests on the program can email their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org as well!
In Local Music News...
A day-long music showcase event this coming weekend will promote domestic violence awareness while raising money for a scholarship fund in honor of a victim of violence. The Forever 22 Music Showcase will take place Saturday (Sept. 10) from 2 to 8 p.m. at Grampian Park in Grampian (Clearfield County). The event will feature performances from the bands Less Than Zero, Grampian, Hardtack, Public Execution, the BS Express and Powder Keg Culture, along with solo performer Steve Kirsch. The event happens rain or shine. Admission is free with a donation, with proceeds going toward The Katrina Seaburn Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Popular local entertainer Zupe has joined up with Grammy-nominated accordionist Alex Meixner to acquire a publishing company that specializes in polka music. According to a press release, the two musicians are taking ownership of Music Publishers of America, which includes the historic Vitak-Elsnic music catalog, considered the world's premier publisher of American polka music. The company holds nearly 1,000 registered copyrights on original compositions, arrangements and lyrics, setting the standard for the genre. With their acquisition, Zupe and Alex hope to preserve and promote the musical works, raise the awareness for polka music and expand its audience.
A new independent record label recently launched in the Altoona area. Three members of the area arts and music community and their respective businesses have joined forces to form Dark Raven Records. Tomrisha Shanice of High Profile Talent Agency and Sascha Frost ofDeus Ex Machina are joining Phil Wagner of Dark Raven recording studio to form the venture. Dark Raven Records will record and work with do-it-yourself independent local musicians, and help them distribute and promote their music.
And longtime Bloomsburg-based rock band The Loons are closing out their career through the end of 2022. The group will release their new and final album, Sticky Sweet, with several CD-release events in September. The Loons �" singer Jerry Betz, guitarist Mike Smathers, bassist Charlie Mausteller and drummer Chris Krepich �" will play their final show on November 23, Thanksgiving Eve, at the Southside Fire Company Social Hall in Riverside (near Bloomsburg).