Here is the recap of the January 24 edition of “The Homegrown Rocker,” which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock!
It was again time to visit the mailboxes on this week’s program to explore new recordings that have arrived on our door step in recent weeks! We debuted lots of new music; including tunes from Black Ridge, Hedgerow Red, Tom Flannery & Bret Alexander, Van Wagner, Mediocre Gatsby, John Hahn, Domo Nada, The Jeremy Edge Project and 30 Days of Pain. We also updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1985 curio from The Housepets from the archive for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” stepped “Across State Lines” to hear western New York’s Atropus with their song tribute to the late Dennis Ray Gee Jr. (former frontman for Ember’s Fall, who died in an October 2019 vehicle crash), and we reviewed JS Blues’ self-titled CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”
Here is this week’s playlist:
BLOOD UNION – “Lit”
DONNY BURNS & THE 3RD DEGREE – “Thinkin’ Straight”
BLACK RIDGE – “Live Fast (And Leave a Good-Looking Corpse)”
TED McCLOSKEY – “(No Parking) This Side of Temporary”
HEDGEROW RED – “Pyromaniac”
BLACK CAT MOAN – “The Veil”
TOM FLANNERY & BRET ALEXANDER – “If All I Get Is One Goodbye”
ALYSSA HANKEY – “The Flood”
VAN WAGNER – “Family Guitar”
COLTT WINTER LEPLEY – “City Livin'” (performed live on air 1/10/21)
MEDIOCRE GATSBY – “Candy Hearts and Razorblades”
YIGGA DIGGA – “Opus”
(VARIOUS ARTISTS) – “SOS 2020”
JOHN HAHN – “Thrill of the Chase”
JS BLUES – “Devil on Sunday”
DOMO NADA – “Stop, Drop and Roll”
THE HOUSEPETS – “Victorious” (1985, Local Music Flashback)
ATROPUS – “The Broken” (Across State Lines)
THE JEREMY EDGE PROJECT – “Holding In”
30 DAYS OF PAIN – “Don’t Say Goodbye”
THE HEATHEN PARADE – “Notorious”
We stay in the mailboxes on our next program, because we have more new local and regional music recordings to explore! This time we’ll expose new songs from Wax Mekanix, Dave Nichols, Gelatinous Cube, Afro N’At, Milpool, Seethe and more! We’ll also update “Local Music News,” dig a “Local Music Flashback” from the archive, step “Across State Lines” to check out music from an independent band or artist from outside PA, and review Anthrophobia’s Altered States/Grind EP’s CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” Hear the “Homegrown Rocker” this Sunday night (January 31) on Q94 Classic Rock – 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com!
Upcoming guests and specials:
FEBRUARY 7 – LADIES OF LOCAL MUSIC SPECIAL
FEBRUARY 14 – TRIBUTE TO WHITEY NOLL
FEBRUARY 21 – JACK PYERS
MARCH 28 – GORDON TITTSWORTH (IMAGES OF EDEN)
(All dates are subject to changes as circumstances warrant.)
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In Local Music News…
Twelve of the bands involved in the recently recorded and released song “SOS 2020” have signed on for a four-weekend virtual concert series to benefit the National Independent Venue Association’s (NIVA’s) Emergency Relief Fund to assist independent music venues and promoters and the Save Our Stages Act. The first of the virtual concerts will take place on Thursday night (January 28) from 6 to 8 p.m., and feature the bands Royal Honey, The Cheats and Middle Finger. Other bands signed on for the following three Thursday concerts including Borstal Boys, A Common Crown, Black Ridge, The Redlines, Half Wheel, Domenic Fusca, The Legendary Hucklebucks, Murder for Girls and Stone Cold Killer. Admission to the concerts is $3, and the concerts can be accessed through the website www.sos2020pgh.org.
Chris Woodward & Shindiggin’ will release their cancer fight song and video, “No One Fights Alone,” on February 4, which is World Cancer Day. The video will include multiple photographs submitted by cancer survivors holding signs offering words of hope and encouragement, including words from the song’s encouraging lyrics. The song and video are being released to raise awareness of World Cancer Day and the ongoing efforts to improve cancer treatments and survival rates.
Williamsport’s Dirty Mojo Blues Band is in the process of mixing and mastering their brand new album. The album is expected to be released later this year.
Matt Otis & the Sound recently added a new member, as Robin Chambers joins the group to provide violin and vocals.