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RSSAuthor Archive for Todd 'ToddStar' Jolicoeur

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 DAVE STARR and LONDON WILDE from WILDESTARR - November 2017

10 Quick Ones with DAVE STARR and LONDON WILDE from WILDESTARR – November 2017

According to a recent press release: “US Metal powerhouse WildeStarr will release their new album Beyond The Rain on December 8th on Scarlet Records. The first single from the forthcoming album release is the title track “Beyond The Rain”, which has a new lyric video as well. WildeStarr is the combined talents of 3 of the most dynamic […]

INTERVIEW: STUART SMITH of HEAVEN AND EARTH - November 2017

INTERVIEW: STUART SMITH of HEAVEN AND EARTH – November 2017

According to a recent press release: “Los Angeles hard rockers HEAVEN & EARTH HARD TO KILL, October 6 on Quarto Valley Records. It’s available to pre-order via HEAVEN & EARTH’s PledgeMusic campaign. In addition to pre-ordering HARD TO KILL, fans can purchase a range of exclusive merchandise and special offerings from the band, including signed albums, guitars, posters and lyric […]

10 Quick Ones with JACOB CADE - November 2017

10 Quick Ones with JACOB CADE – November 2017

According to a recent press release: “There is a new name about to burst on the rock scene, that mixes the styles of Led Zeppelin and Guns N’ Roses – and that name is Jacob Cade. “Energetic rock n’ roll with a modern twist” is how this singer/guitarist/band leader from Colorado likes to describe his […]

10 Quick Ones with JONATHAN THORPENBERG from THE UNGUIDED - November 2017

10 Quick Ones with JONATHAN THORPENBERG from THE UNGUIDED – November 2017

According to a recent press release: “Those Swedes incubate a heavyweight of Melodic Death Metal which would freak out all Metalcore forerunners in their greatest era. With a sense for overwhelming hooks and sweet sentiments, their creamy guitars celebrate themselves! The new single and music video for “The Heartbleed Bug” is another amazing example!”  We get Jonahtan […]

INTERVIEW: JEFF SCOTT SOTO - November 2017

INTERVIEW: JEFF SCOTT SOTO – November 2017

After spending some time on the phone with my favorite vocalist regarding his new band Sons Of Apollo, I was able to grab him again to discuss his brand new solo disc Retribution.  After some scheduling confusion, Jeff gave me a call and we were able to jump into the new disc, the songs, and […]

LIVE: L.A. GUNS w/ Tracii Guns & Phil Lewis – October 27, 2017

LIVE: L.A. GUNS w/ Tracii Guns & Phil Lewis – October 27, 2017

Venue: The Open Chord City: Knoxville, TN Date: October 27, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net) L.A. Guns brought their reunion tour to Knoxville, playing a sold-out show at the Open Chord. The small, intimate venue features a bar and music shop — and it doesn’t often see sold-out shows of this kind. However, […]

10 Quick Ones with SLEEPING ROMANCE - November 2017

10 Quick Ones with SLEEPING ROMANCE – November 2017

According to a recent press release: “Let the curtain rise on the sensual seduction of Mediterranean temptation! In one weeks’ time the fantastic new Italian Symphonic Metal outfit SLEEPING ROMANCE is ready to release their Napalm Records debut “Alba”. This is a highly explosive package of symphonic bombast centered around vocalist supreme Federica Lanna! It’s time to premiere a brand […]

LIVE: IN THIS MOMENT – October 21, 2017

LIVE: IN THIS MOMENT – October 21, 2017

Venue: Brooklyn Bowl City: Las Vegas, NV Date: October 21, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) There are bands that are always fun live and leave you wanting more… In This Moment is one of those bands.  Each time I see them, I leave very happy… it is like visiting old friends.  […]

CD REVIEW: IN THIS MOMENT - Ritual

CD REVIEW: IN THIS MOMENT – Ritual

Label: Atlantic Records Release Date: July 21, 2017 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur In This Moment have returned to the sound that gave them traction back when they were starting off… crunching guitars, heavy rhythms, and killer vocals from front woman Maria Brink.  Disc opener “Salvation” is an interesting instrumental piece that draws […]

10 Quick Ones with ALAN JONES of FIFTH FREEDOM - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with ALAN JONES of FIFTH FREEDOM – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “Portland, ME Southern Rock Band Fifth Freedom has released the Official Music Video for the single “Midnight Rain” off of their 2016, sophomore album Heartbreak & Hellfire. “Midnight Rain, is a bluesy ballad shouted from the very depths of singer, Alan Jones’ soul. It’s a song about moving on from a love lost […]

10 Quick Ones with JASON KUI - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with JASON KUI – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “Renowned Hong-Kong based fusion guitarist/composer JASON KUI – who combines modern metal, hard rock, funk and ballad influences while integrating rock lead techniques and compelling melodies – will release his diverse debut album, Absence of Words, for the first time outside of Hong Kong October 13, 2017 via Prosthetic Records.” We get Jason […]

10 Quick Ones with RYAN VANDERWOLK of DEATH RATTLE - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with RYAN VANDERWOLK of DEATH RATTLE – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “New Hampshire-based groove-thrash band DEATH RATTLE released their brand new sophomore full-length album, Volition, October 20. The album is available now via Big Cartel. The band hit the road with The Convalescence,Wings Denied and Shaping The Legacy! In anticipation of the album’s release and tour kickoff, DEATH RATTLE have revealed a third single from their album, entitled “Sentenced to […]

10 Quick Ones with TARAH WHO? - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with TARAH WHO? – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “The mind, soul, rock’n roll heart beat and operator behind ‘Tarah Who?’ is French / American Singer & Multi-Instrumentalist (drummer, guitarist & bassist) Tarah G. Carpenter. Born in Paris, Tarah got her first drum set at age 14 and shortly after began playing the bass, and the guitar. After performing drums and […]

10 Quick Ones with STEPHEN KYPEL of WORLD WAR ME - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with STEPHEN KYPEL of WORLD WAR ME – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “We live in tumultuous times. Just about every aspect of American—no, more than that, worldwide—lifestyle is on the hinge of change, and for good reason. Between cries for justice, unity, peace, tolerance and the persistence on “Making America Great Again,” there seems to be no bastion of popular or […]

LIVE: ALT-J – October 21, 2017

LIVE: ALT-J – October 21, 2017

Venue: The Old National Centre City: Indianapolis, IN Date: October 21, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) British indie rockers alt-J brought their unique sound to a sold out Old National Centre.  Out on tour in support of Relaxer, the trio from Leeds has grown both in sound and appeal. Once performing in […]

10 Quick Ones with GEORGIJ of RUSSKAJA - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with GEORGIJ of RUSSKAJA – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “RUSSKAJA celebrate their so-called “Turbopolka”, combining open-minded passion with various styles of music from all around the globe! Their brand new album Kosmopoliturbo is out this now on Napalm Records! Today the band delivers another kick-ass music video for the track “Alive”.” We get vocalist Georgij to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new music, […]

10 Quick Ones with JOE of EVIL INVADERS - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with JOE of EVIL INVADERS – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “Belgium’s Technical Thrash/Speed Metal young bloods EVIL INVADERS are proud to release a brand new video clip for “As Life Slowly Fades”, off their upcoming album Feed Me Violence. This new Extreme Metal opus was released on September 29th via Napalm Records worldwide!” We get singer / guitarist Joe to answer our 10 Quick Ones about new […]

10 Quick Ones with GRANNY 4 BARREL - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with GRANNY 4 BARREL – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “Who is this matriarch of metal? “Granny is an alter-ego character, an amalgam of contradictions, a dichotomy of old and feeble meets youth, power and vigor,” explains the singer of Granny 4 Barrel, who goes by the name Granny. “She represents freedom of expression, no limits on a person, […]

10 Quick Ones with ANETTE OLZON of THE DARK ELEMENT - October 2017

10 Quick Ones with ANETTE OLZON of THE DARK ELEMENT – October 2017

According to a recent press release: “The Dark Element is a new musical project fronted by the former Nightwish vocalist Anette Olzon together with Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen.  Since word of this project got out, fans have been frothing at the mouth with anticipation for its arrival.  Fortunately they won’t have to wait much longer though as their debut […]

LIVE: BREAKING BENJAMIN – October 8, 2017

LIVE: BREAKING BENJAMIN – October 8, 2017

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: October 8, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (rachelcraigphotos.net) Breaking Benjamin brought their Unplugged tour to Knoxville once again, and these shows are a fan favorite. The tour always features Breaking Benjamin by themselves, rocking an 18-song acoustic set that shows off the talents of […]

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