Here is the recap of the June 26 edition of “The Homegrown Rocker,” which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock!
It’s been a number of weeks since we last officially “visited the mailboxes,” so we returned to them this week to check out new area recordings that have arrived in recent weeks! That meant that a lot of new tunes hit the “Homegrown Rocker” airwaves this week – we debuted new numbers from Silver Lights, Steve Treado, Buffalo Rose (with Tom Paxton), OverheaD, Van Wagner, Dr. Chance Bartleby, Paper Plants, Nail Bite, The Destruct Principle and Marcel Ray Duriez! We also updated “Local Music News,” and dug out a 2006 number by Altoona’s Choking Faith for a “Local Music Flashback,” and stepped “Across State Lines” to hear a song from Atlanta, Georgia’s Turn Cold! (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, 062622.)
Here is this week’s playlist:
THE JEREMY EDGE PROJECT – “Firedancer”
JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS – “Born to Hard Time”
SILVER LIGHTS – “Painter’s Melody”
INFUSED – “It’s All Right”
STEVE TREADO – “Defenseless”
ARTESE & TOAD – “Ghost on the Track”
BUFFALO ROSE w/TOM PAXTON – “I Give You the Morning”
MOONSHINE JASMINE – “Hang On There Ryder”
THE JADED LIPS – “Jealous Eyes”
OVERHEAD – “Little Room”
VAN WAGNER – “If You Go to Pennsylvania”
BLACK RIDGE – “You’ll Never Stop This Machine”
NATE GATES – “Cassey”
DR. CHANCE BARTLEBY (& the ?!) – “IGU 867”
PAPER PLANTS – “Run with the Wolves”
NAIL BITE – “Eclipse”
CHOKING FAITH – “Wait!” (2006, Local Music Flashback)
TURN COLD – “Poltergeist” (Across State Lines)
THE HEATHEN PARADE – “Notorious”
THE DESTRUCT PRINCIPLE – “A Kingdom, Collapsed”
SUICIDE PUPPETS – “My Love Your Hate”
MARCEL RAY DURIEZ – “34”
We originally had a band guest scheduled for July 3, but that group needed to bow out of their appearance, so we’ll stay in the mailboxes for another week! That means more new music is coming your way – expect to hear new tunes from such names as Halestorm, Post Traumatik, Teen Town, String Machine, The Stone Eye, Ted McCloskey, Jakob Vladimir, The Daylight Society and more! We’ll also dig a “Local Music Flashback” from the archive, step “Across State Lines” to hear music from an out-of-state independent band or artist, and review Moonshine Jasmine’s I’m Not Sorry album in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” And we’ll even throw in a few local July 4/Independence Day-themed numbers as well! Hear the “Homegrown Rocker” this Sunday night (July 3) on Q94 Classic Rock – 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com!
Upcoming guests and specials:
JULY 10 – CHRIS WOODWARD & SHINDIGGIN’
JULY 17 – BLUES TAKEOVER SPECIAL
JULY 24 – COVER SONG SPECIAL
JULY 31 – DAVE MAYERSKY (UPSTAGE FESTIVAL)
AUGUST 14 – LIVE IN THE STUDIO SPECIAL
SEPT. 4 – MUSICIAN DOUBLE-VISION SPECIAL
(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…
Next month’s annual Route 22 Rock and Blues Festival near Huntingdon has added a third day of entertainment. The event will run from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17 at the Lincoln Cavern Campground. Performing on the newly added Sunday slate will be Brother Jack, Dylan Miller, On The Brink and Kylor Westbrook. There will also be a pancake breakfast. Admission to Sunday’s finale of the festival will be free. Friday’s admission will be $15 per person, and Saturday’s admission is $20, or those attending all three days can pay $30 for the entire weekend. Tickets can be purchased in advance through the festival’s website, www.rte22rockandbluesfestival.com. The Route 22 Rock and Blues Festival supports the development of KidsCareers, a nonprofit aimed at helping young people find rewarding careers.
Centre County-based rock and pop band TV Blonde is seeking a new drummer to replace Blaine Martin, who is leaving the group.
Altoona-based rock and metal artist Jakob Vladimir will be releasing his new album in a few days. The album, called Heart Shatter, will feature 12 new compositions, and follows Jakob’s 2020 album Therapy. The album will officially be released this Friday, July 1.
State College-based roots country and Americana artist Kristi Jean has announced that she will be issuing a new album in the fall.