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ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

10 Quick Ones with CRAIG GOLDY - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with CRAIG GOLDY – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “Singer David Glen Eisley and guitarist Craig Goldy (ex-Dio), both formerly of GIUFFRIA, have joined forces again in EISLEY / GOLDY, a partnership which sees the two artists bring back the signature sound that launched their careers in the early ’80s.”  We get Craig to answer to our 10 Quick Ones […]

10 Quick Ones with AESTHETIC PERFECTION - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with AESTHETIC PERFECTION – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “100% independent industrial pop act Aesthetic Perfection has taken the N*SYNC hit single “Bye Bye Bye” from bubblegum pop to sensually tense, dark electronic ballad, pairing minimal synths and brightly expressive vocal styling for a deeply morose aural experience. “Bye Bye Bye” is the first single off of Aesthetic Perfection’s upcoming EP, Ebb […]

10 Quick Ones with SAMI JOENSUU of JOENSUU RIIHIMAKI - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with SAMI JOENSUU of JOENSUU RIIHIMAKI – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “Highwater is the third album from the earthy americana roots rockers from Finland, Joensuu Riihimäki. Released on December 1, 2017, Highwater includes all their recent singles “Keep On Marching”, “Hillbilly Falls” and “21” which are already rocking the radio stations in different countries like Finland, USA, Spain, Australia, UK, Canada and Estonia.”  We get […]

CD REVIEW: THE PERMS - MIRACLE

CD REVIEW: THE PERMS – MIRACLE

Label: Hugtight Records Release Date: November 7, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The Perms released a new CD in late 2017 that is still spinning regularly in my office.  The nine-track disc is good rock and roll and allows for business and phone calls without being overpowering in the background.  “Julie” kicks off […]

LIVE: REBIRTH BRASS BAND – January 15, 2018

LIVE: REBIRTH BRASS BAND – January 15, 2018

Venue: Otus Supply City: Detroit, MI Date: January 15, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Kevin Alfredo This past Monday, a New Orleans second line style party erupted at Ferndale’s Otus Supply as Rebirth Brass Band lead their fans through two hours of some serious Crescent City inspired hip-hop and funk.  Rebirth Brass Band has been […]

LIVE: DIRTY HEADS - January 20, 2018

LIVE: DIRTY HEADS – January 20, 2018

Venue: The Egyptian Room City: Indianapolis, IN Date: January 20, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) The Dirty Heads rolled into Indy to play to a sold out Egyptian Room. The alt/reggae/hip hop rockers from southern California have been together over 20 years and continue to grow their fan base. Their latest album Swim […]

10 Quick Ones with THE INOCULATED CANARIES - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with THE INOCULATED CANARIES – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “New York based rock band The Inoculated Canaries has released the Official Music Video for their single, “Count Me Out,” off of their upcoming Trying Times. Trying Times, their second EP, is set to release January 12th.”  We get Brian, Mike, & Dylan to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, his influences, and more… […]

10 Quick Ones with MARC RIZZO - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with MARC RIZZO – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “SOULFLY/CAVALERA CONSPIRACY guitarist Marc Rizzo has set the release date for his new LP ROTATION, in stores March 30th via Combat Records/EMP LABEL GROUP/AMPED in North America, and COMBAT/SPVin Europe. ROTATION is the 4th solo release for Rizzo, following 2004’s COLOSSAL MYOPIA, 2006’s THE ULTIMATE DEVOTION (both released by legendary shred label SHRAPNEL), and the independently released 2010 LP LEGIONNAIRE.”  We get Marc to answer our […]

THE DEAD DAISIES announce new album releasing April 6th, 2018, World Tour Dates and Band Member Addition!

THE DEAD DAISIES announce new album releasing April 6th, 2018, World Tour Dates and Band Member Addition!

“BURN IT DOWN” is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of 70s Rock, with moments of Birmingham’s finest, blended with the early works of Boston’s best, “Burn It Down” will do just that: Burn down everything in its path until there is nothing […]

10 Quick Ones with ALL SOULS - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with ALL SOULS – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “All Souls, the Los Angeles-based band featuring former members of Totimoshi (Meg Castellanos and Tony Aguilar), The Desert Sessions/Fatso Jetson (Tony Tornay) and Black Elk (Erik Trammell), stream “Sadist/Servant” via Revolver. “’Sadist/Servant” never gets boring,” says Tornay of the track which features guest player, Danny Carey (Tool). “It’s always in […]

LIVE: TURKUAZ - December 27, 2017

LIVE: TURKUAZ – December 27, 2017

Venue: El Club City: Detroit, MI Date: January 9, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Kevin Alfredo This past Tuesday night, the music scene of Detroit came alive with the high-energy funk of Turkuaz, a nine-piece band out of Brooklyn, NY.  El Club, a relatively newer venue in Southwest Detroit, provided an intimate setting to see […]

CD REVIEW: VANDENBERG'S MOONKINGS - MK II

CD REVIEW: VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS – MK II

Label: Mascot Records Release Date: November 3, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Vandenberg is a name that is not unknown to me.  From his days leading his own band to his tenure in Whitesnake during the late 1980’s Adrian’s guitar licks and solos have been ingrained in my musical database.  The latest […]

LIVE: BRET MICHAELS - December 27, 2017

LIVE: BRET MICHAELS – December 27, 2017

Venue: Sound Board inside MotorCity Casino City: Detroit, MI Date: December 27, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (http://www.toddstarphotography.com) Bret Michaels seems to roll through Detroit on an annual basis and the show is always a great time for the fans and the band alike.  The smiles from Bret and his band – Pete […]

10 Quick Ones with RON KEEL - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with RON KEEL – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “EMP LABEL GROUP has announced the formation of EMP OUTLAW, a Southern Rock/Outlaw Country Imprint, set to reissue METAL COWBOY, the 2014 independent release from legendary Steeler/Keel vocalist Ron Keel, in stores 3/2/18. 2018 will also see the studio debut from Ron Keel Band, the highly anticipated follow up to METAL COWBOY, entitled FIGHT LIKE A BAND. After a […]

10 Quick Ones with DOUG RAUSCH of RAUSCH - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with DOUG RAUSCH of RAUSCH – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “After devoting the better part of his early years to the piano, namesake frontman Doug Rausch earned his Ithaca College music degree & plunged straight into self-imposed exile. Disillusioned by how mainstream music had all but completely plateaued by the early 2000’s – culminating in an eye-opening stint at […]

LIVE: CLUTCH - December 30, 2017

LIVE: CLUTCH – December 30, 2017

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: December 30, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Clutch fans in East Tennessee almost sold out the International just before the close of 2017. This was a great rock ‘n roll show. It was all kicked off by the Mike Westcott Band, a southern/bluesy rock outfit […]

10 Quick Ones with JACOB BUNTON of MYJA - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with JACOB BUNTON of MYJA – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “Formed in 2016, as a side project of A Bad Think mastermind Michael Marquart, and Jacob Bunton (Lynam, Adler), the duo has crafted a somber sound reflective of the personal experiences that define the band’s core. With roots firmly planted in all things traditional rock, Myja’s self-titled debut album, […]

10 Quick Ones with JONNY ROSS of SMALL TOWN TITANS - January 2018

10 Quick Ones with JONNY ROSS of SMALL TOWN TITANS – January 2018

According to a recent press release: “York, PA heavy rock band Small Town Titans has released their cover of the Classic Christmas song “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch,” giving the already darkly playful track an even more sinister edge. Originally premiered on Loudwire, “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” was filmed live in the studio by Springwood Productions. […]

LIVE: Trans-Siberian Orchestra - December 23, 2017

LIVE: Trans-Siberian Orchestra – December 23, 2017

Venue: Little Caesars Arena City: Detroit, MI Date: December 23, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (http://www.toddstarphotography.com) Forget everything you have come to think about Christmas or Holiday music.  When it comes to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s take on the genre and putting on a holiday, there is no comparison.  The rock music, twisted and combined […]

LIVE: A KILLER'S CONFESSION - December 21, 2017

LIVE: A KILLER’S CONFESSION – December 21, 2017

Venue: The Open Chord City: Knoxville, TN Date: December 21, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net) A Killer’s Confession brought their A Very Killer Christmas tour to the Open Chord just a few days before the holiday. It was the perfect venue to hold the show, as the staff installed a Christmas tree on […]

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