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Tuesday 28th May 2024

Homegrown Rocker Playlist/Recap 7/30/23 (Dave Mayersky/Upstage Music Fest)

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the July 30 edition of “The Homegrown Rocker,” which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on Q94 Classic Rock (www.q94classicrock.com), and from 10 PM to midnight on 107.1 and 101.3 Jack FM (www.1071jack.fm)!

This week we spoke via phone with guest Dave Mayersky, the organizer of the annual Upstage Music Fest, which takes place on Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, at the Clearfield County Fairgrounds! Dave provided details about the festival, which will feature 37 different punk, heavy metal and hardcore bands; including local and regional acts, plus national headliners Life Of Agony and Sick Of It All! We played music from a number of those band performers! We also debuted new songs from Illusions Of Grandeur, The Destruct Principle and Trainwrecked, updated “Local Music News,” dug out a 2001 number from Clearfield’s Nine Six Nine for a “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed Chris Nelson’s Black Light Ambience 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, 073023.)

Here is this week’s playlist:

HOUR ONE:

NEGAN – “Where Do We Go From Here”
TOM NEVERS FIELD – “To Be Alive”
THE SNIPPED – “Friday Night”
CASEY BECKER – “Jefferson”
LIFE OF AGONY – “Scars”
HATE GRENADE – “RX”
SUBURBAN DOWNGRADE – “Serenity”
X’s FOR EYES – “I Don’t Wanna Wait”
ILLUSIONS OF GRANDEUR – “We Rise”
DOCTOR SMOKE – “These Horrid Things”

HOUR TWO:

THE HEATHEN PARADE – “Dead Heat (For Dead Last)”
THE DESTRUCT PRINCIPLE – “The Ash of Histories”
THE FILTHY LOWDOWN – “Mischief”
CHRIS NELSON – “All The Same” (CD Corner)
ENDBRINGER – “Legendary”
NINE SIX NINE – “By Law” (2001, Local Music Flashback)
SICK OF IT ALL – “Scratch the Surface”
SAMARA – “Reclaim”
TRAINWRECKED – “Red Giant”

On our next program, we will spotlight local and regional singers and songwriters on our “Singer-Songwriter Special!” We will recognize the solo artists who create and perform their original songs and “fly without a net” to share their music – mostly in stripped-down, acoustic form – before audiences who may or not be paying attention. We’ll also update “Local Music News” along the way! Hear the “Homegrown Rocker” this Sunday night (August 6) on Q94 Classic Rock – 94.3 FM and online at www.q94classicrock.com, and on 107.1 and 101.3 Jack FM, online at www.1071jack.fm!

Upcoming guests and specials:

AUG. 20 – LOCAL MUSIC LIVE IN CONCERT SPECIAL
AUG. 27 – MATT SMOLKO
SEPT. 17 – CRE814 MUSIC FEST PREVIEW w/BRADEN McDANNELL

(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 homegrownrocker@gmail.com. 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 homegrownrocker@gmail.com. And bands and musicians interested in being guests on the program can email their interest to homegrownrocker@gmail.com as well!

Jim Price

In Local Music News…

Upcoming music festivals provide the local music news this week…The 4th annual Homegrown Music & Community Festival will take place on Saturday, September 9 at a different location; moving from Johnstown’s Lorain Boro Park to the 1st Summit Arena at the Cambria County War Memorial. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to the Community Foundation to benefit three Johnstown area charities: The Stork Fund, The Luke Patton Memorial Fund and the Jessie Tree Fund. Four bands will take the stage during this year’s event; with The Panels kicking off the music at 4 p.m., followed by Even the Odds, Stars of the West Hills and Shades Of June. Admission is $15 per ticket, with children ages 12 and under admitted for free.

The 11th annual Northern Appalachian Folk Festival will take place on September 7, 8 and 9 in downtown Indiana, with live music happening all three days. On Thursday night the 7th, Pittsburgh’s Joe Grushecky will host the Songwriters Round at the Indiana Theater. On Friday the 8th, live music will kick off at 4 p.m. At the Main Stage on Philadelphia Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. Performing will be Corrie Lynn Green, Raquel & the Wildflowers, The Six (featuring members of The Clarks and Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors) and The River Drivers. And Saturday’s day-long slate starts at noon with a fiddle, banjo and mandolin contest, followed by the Gaslight Annie Duo, The Jaded Lips, the Derek Woods Band, Jim Donovan & the Sun King Warriors and July Moon. There will also be craft, food and beverage vendors, children’s activities and more. Admission to the festival is free.

And the annual Cre814 Music, Art and Makers Festival will take place on Saturday, September 23 at the Blue Knob Clubhouse at Blue Knob All Seasons Resort; featuring art and craft vendors, food trucks and live music. Music will happen on two stages starting at 11 a.m., with the Band Stage featuring The PennSoulvanians Duo, the Briarwood Bluegrass Band, Lucid Yooth & the Cubensis Lenses, Walkney, Sweet Desire and The Jaded Lips. Performing on the Clubhouse Stage will be TJ Simpson, Little Jimmy Melonballer, Bree Gearhart, Brother Jack, Alyssa Hankey, Pat McGinnis, Nate Gates and Nathaniel Mark. Admission to the festival is free. Vendor applications are still being accepted, and inquiries can be made by emailing teamcre814@gmail.com.

That’s a look at “Local Music News.” Bands and artists with news items to report on the program may email their information to homegrownrocker@gmail.com.

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