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10 Quick Ones with STELLE AMOR - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with STELLE AMOR – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Self described “Soulful Siren” Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry new single “Spike’s Groove”. The Nashville-based “soul-ternative” singer debuted the track last week on Atwood Magazine.  “Spike’s Groove” starts out soft with a seductive, jazzy feel, which pulses and grows until it finally crescendos over in an ecstatic bluesy guitar solo.”  On […]

10 Quick Ones withMONIQUE ORTIZ & MICHAEL HOWARD of Alien Knife Fight - March 2017

10 Quick Ones withMONIQUE ORTIZ & MICHAEL HOWARD of Alien Knife Fight – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Based in the small, dusty junction town of Creedmoor, Texas (population 202) the creative duo Known as Alien Knife Fight craft their sound at all hours in their big, old 1930’s era house/home studio, situated on 3.6 acres that they call Big Bottom Farm.”  The Texas based duo recently […]

10 Quick Ones with RYAN HAYES of Righteous Vendetta - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with RYAN HAYES of Righteous Vendetta – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Wyoming based metalcore outfit Righteous Vendetta continue to tour aggressively throughout the US as we approach the release of their new, full length album, Cursed, which comes out March 17th on Century Media.” With the release date of their latest release coming quickly, we sent off our 10 Quick Ones to […]

INTERVIEW: CLAY WITHROW of Vangough - March 2017

INTERVIEW: CLAY WITHROW of Vangough – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “VANGOUGH is a three-piece, American progressive metal band. Their eclectic brand of songwriting straddles the line between the familiar and the volatile – a temperamental cocktail that invites both heavy metal fans and those seeking refuge from the beaten path. With an ever-growing catalog of acclaimed releases under their belt, VANGOUGH continue […]

LIVE: SALIVA – March 5, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: SALIVA – March 5, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

Venue: Open Chord City: Knoxville, TN Date: March 5, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Open Chord is a small music store, café and single stage live venue with a capacity of around 250. When I heard Saliva was booked for an acoustic set, I decided to check it out. I have enjoyed Saliva […]

LIVE: JIMMY EAT WORLD – March 6, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: JIMMY EAT WORLD – March 6, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: March 6, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Jimmy Eat World is back on tour in support of their 9th studio album Integrity Blues released back in October.  Hailing from Mesa, AZ the alt rockers have been making great music since 1993.  Their success endures […]

NEWS: ANDY SUMMERS TRIBOLUMINESCENCE SET TO DROP MARCH 24

NEWS: ANDY SUMMERS TRIBOLUMINESCENCE SET TO DROP MARCH 24

March 6, 2017 — Multi GRAMMY® Award-winning artist ANDY SUMMERS rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the guitarist of the legendary award-winning, multi-million-selling rock band The Police, recognized as the most successful and critically acclaimed group of the era. SUMMERS’ innovative guitar sound was a key element of the band’s popularity, creating a […]

LIVE: THE LACS – March 4, 2017 (Flint, MI)

LIVE: THE LACS – March 4, 2017 (Flint, MI)

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: March 4, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Having heard about the FUN show The Lacs put on time and time again from a friend of mine, I decided it was about time I found my way to a show – and what better […]

10 Quick Ones with PETER WILSON of Four Trips Ahead - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with PETER WILSON of Four Trips Ahead – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Four Trips Ahead’s roots date back to 2003, when the seasoned New York City musicians first came together in search of a new creative outlet. Instantly, the quartet recognized their common musical interests – creating heavy, progressive sounds with strong melodies and dynamics. Their forthcoming album …And The Fire Within explores the struggle for […]

INTERVIEW: JACK BLADES of NIGHT RANGER - March 2017

INTERVIEW: JACK BLADES of NIGHT RANGER – March 2017

I love Night Ranger – I hold my head up high, raise my fist, bang my head, and rock the hell out when I hear songs like “Rumours In The Air” “(You Can Still) Rock In America,” and Don’t Tell Me You Love me.” Thirty five years and twelve studio discs later these guys are […]

10 Quick Ones with AARON & ASIA of Ashland - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with AARON & ASIA of Ashland – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Ashland is a rock/pop outfit from Central Illinois. The band formed when vocalist Asia Woodward met guitarist Aaron Wood through a local Craigslist ad and began writing songs together. To create their first full length album Wildfire, Ashland teamed up with Matt Amelung (won Best Recording Studio by Riverfront Times) once […]

CD REVIEW: STEPHEN PEARCY - Smash

CD REVIEW: STEPHEN PEARCY – Smash

Label: Frontiers Music SRL Release Date: January 27, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Stephen Pearcy’s latest release is a Jekyll and Hyde type of disc… and that’s a good thing.  There are songs that show off his songwriting prowess as the front man and co-writer for most of RATT’s hits and fan […]

10 Quick Ones with LANVALL of Edenbridge - March 2017

10 Quick Ones with LANVALL of Edenbridge – March 2017

According to a recent press release: “Any band wanting to leave their mark in our fast-lived world needs first and foremost two things: compositional substance and consistency. After all there are plenty of one-hit wonders in this industry, those overnight sensations with their artificial fast food-like products that frequently don’t even have the shelf-life of […]

CD REVIEW: MATT RECORD - Black Swan [EP]

CD REVIEW: MATT RECORD – Black Swan [EP]

Label: Captain Beardo Records Release Date: April 7, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Singer / songwriter Matt Record (yes, that is his real name) has pulled together a five track EP as his first release on the Captain Beardo Records label.  Disc opener “Beautiful” gives us a glimpse into the artists head […]

10 Quick Ones with TODD FARRELL JR. of Benchmarks - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with TODD FARRELL JR. of Benchmarks – February 2017

According to a recent press release: “Our Undivided Attention, the forthcoming album from Nashville-based rock band Benchmarks, represents the culmination of four years of evolution by a band that has searched for an identity of its own in a town with a storied musical history.”  in advance of the discs release, we get vocalist Todd Farrell […]

CD REVIEW: JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE - He Saw It Comin'

CD REVIEW: JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE – He Saw It Comin’

Label: Frontiers Music SRL Release Date: January 27, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Jack Russell has seen a lot in his days as front man of a platinum-selling rock band.  These days, he fronts one incarnation of the band he helped make famous.  The latest release to feature Jack on lead vocals […]

10 Quick Ones with SERGI “BOBBY” VERDEGUER of Persefone - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with SERGI “BOBBY” VERDEGUER of Persefone – February 2017

According to a recent press release: ” Persefone, the band that put the Andorran country on the map of the metal scene, started as a band back in 2001.” In late 2014, the bands prevuious drummer decided to move on and in came Sergi “Bobby” Verdeguer, from the band Nami.  We were able to grab […]

10 Quick Ones with BRIT DANIELS - February 2017

10 Quick Ones with BRIT DANIELS – February 2017

Up and coming Nashville-based pop songstress Brit Daniels recently debuted her new single and breakup anthem, “Eulogy.”  According to a recent press release: “Brit Daniels intertwines energetic pop with vibrant elements of rock and EDM to create a sound that completely encompasses everything about her. Born and raised just outside of Dallas, TX, her talent was solidified at the ripe […]

CD REVIEW: GHOST SEASON - Like Stars In A Neon Sky

CD REVIEW: GHOST SEASON – Like Stars In A Neon Sky

  Label: Pavement Entertainment Release Date: January 27, 2017 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The latest from rockers Ghost Season is their third release, and this disc is full of rockers that should appeal to just about everybody that listens to modern rock radio.  Opening track “The Reckoning” is an odd and mostly […]

LIVE: MOON TAXI - Heart Of The Valley Winter Ball – February 24, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: MOON TAXI – Heart Of The Valley Winter Ball – February 24, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: February 24, 2017 Review by: Katie Everett and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Celebrating their 10 year anniversary in style, the progressive-rock band, Moon Taxi, took over The Mill & Mine for their inaugural Heart of The Valley winter ball. Fans were encouraged to ‘dress up to […]

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