Here is the recap of the November 14 edition of “The Homegrown Rocker,” which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock!
We spotlighted new local and regional recordings that have arrived in recent weeks on this week’s program. We debuted new tunes from Mark DeRose and the Dreadnoughts, Alexia Christian, Wax Mekanix, Denny & Ken, Black Ridge, Ryan Clark, 27 Club and Paradigm. We also updated “Local Music News,” and with one of the stories being the passing of longtime musician Bob “Zorbo” Slovikosky, we dug into the archive for two “Local Music Flashback” songs in remembrance of “Zorbo” – a 1983 number by his group Cut The Mustard during the first hour, and a 2006 number by his group Issues during the second hour. In addition, we stepped “Across State Lines” to hear a number from former Altoona area musician David J. Shaffer (now living in Maine), and reviewed the Derek Woods Band’s Picture Yourself album in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” (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, 111421.)
Here is this week’s playlist:
CONNER GILBERT – “Here’s to the Days”
CRAWDAD JOE – “Full Of It”
MARK DeROSE AND THE DREADNOUGHTS – “Pouring Down on Me”
MATT OTIS & THE SOUND – “Frozen Moments”
ALEXIA CHRISTIAN – “2nd Thoughts”
CUT THE MUSTARD – “Zorbo” (1983, Local Music Flashback)
WAX MEKANIX – “Head”
JIM DONOVAN & THE SUN KING WARRIORS – “We See Through It”
DENNY & KEN – “Down to the River” (Bruce Springsteen cover)
MOONSHINE JASMINE – “Nowhere Ohio”
TONY N STACY – “Not Ready Yet”
BLACK RIDGE – “Beware!”
POST TRAUMATIK – “Running Wild”
INSIDE OUT – “Get Up”
RYAN CLARK – “Come With Me”
DEREK WOODS BAND – “Up in the Air”
27 CLUB – “I Wanna Be Like Dolly”
ISSUES – “Back Atcha” (2006, Local Music Flashback)
DAVID J. SHAFFER – “Ghost Towns” (Across State Lines)
SUNSET OVER MARS – “Stereo”
PARADIGM – “One Voice”
IMAGES OF EDEN – “Where Dreams Begin”
ENDBRINGER – “Less Than Perfect”
HATE GRENADE – “Revelation”
We welcome guests into the studio on our next program, as western PA-based folk and Americana performers Moonshine Jasmine visit us! We’ll meet the band members and learn about their career and music, and hear some recorded songs by them; plus they will also bring instruments and do a couple of songs live in our studio! We’ll also debut a few new songs, update “Local Music News” and pull a “Local Music Flashback” from the archive! Hear the “Homegrown Rocker” this Sunday night (November 21) on Q94 Classic Rock – 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com!
Upcoming guests and specials:
NOV. 28 – LOCAL MUSIC THANKSGIVING DINNER SPECIAL (area tunes about food and drink)
DEC. 12 – NEON HOTEL
DEC. 19 – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
DEC. 26 – 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW SPECIAL
JAN. 2 – SHERRY DILLING (ArtsAltoona)
JAN. 16 – WAX MEKANIX
MARCH 20 – JO JO STELLA
(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 new recording studio and independent record label launched in the State College area recently. Happy Valley Song Lab Studios and its partner HVSL Records were started by Angel Mariotti and My Hero Zero frontman Jason O. The studio will record a variety of musical styles and projects, and also hosts networking events to promote community in the State College music scene.
Area rock band Vision to None will be stepping away from area stages after the end of the year. The group has announced that their final show will take place on New Years Eve at 120 Pub & Grub in Clearfield. Bassist and singer Eric McCrum performed his final show with the group back in August.
And the area music scene mourned the passing of Robert “Zorbo” Slovikosky. who passed away on November 5 at age 65. Robert was known for playing bass for popular area rock band Cut The Mustard in the 1980s, and also played bass for the group Issues in the early 2000s.