HGR Recap 11/10 - Previewing the Patched Together Benefit!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the November 10 edition of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99's weekly local music program, "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 9 to 11 PM on WRKY-FM (www.rocky1049.com) and WRKW-FM (www.rocky99.com).

Thanks to this week’s guest, Kent Tonkin, who gave us the lowdown and preview for the third annual Patched Together benefit concert, raising money and awareness of Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch program (http://www.homenursingagency.com/our-services/healing-patch, which provides counseling services for young people who have lost loved ones. This year’s benefit happens on Saturday, November 16, at Altoona’s Bavarian Hall. We found out about the benefit, and featured music from several of the bands who will perform at the benefit. Along the way, we introduced new tunes by Post Traumatik, Attracted To Syn (ATS), The Arts and Suburban Lounge Act! We also dug into the archive to pull out a 2001 number from Mission Cricket Invasion for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed JD Eicher & the Goodnights’ Into Place CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner.”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

PIVOT – “River Entrance”
MONSTER TRACK SUPERGROUP – “Adrienne”
PURE CANE SUGAR – “My Favorite Song”
POST TRAUMATIK – “Set You Free”
MAMA CORN – “Goin’ Up the Mountain”
ATTRACTED TO SYN (ATS) – “Save the Day”
PATCHED TOGETHER ALLSTARS – “Patched Together”
THE ARTS – “Haunted Carousel”

HOUR TWO:

NAILDRIVER – “Enemy”
LIES, INC. – “Mommy Dearest”
NOBODY’S HEROES – “Seize the Day”
JD EICHER AND THE GOODNIGHTS – “Give It Up”
THE HAWKS BLUES BAND – “Bottom Shelf Woman”
MISSION CRICKET INVASION – “Mr. Blackbeard” (2001, Local Music Flashback)
CHRIS VIPOND AND THE STANLEY STREET BAND – “Shine (acoustic)”
BISCUIT JAM – “House of the Rising Sun”
SUBURBAN LOUNGE ACT – “Computer World”

On our next program, we will get caught up on new local and regional recordings that have arrived in the “Homegrown Rocker” mailboxes in recent weeks! We will premiere a lot of new songs on the program! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” dig a song by a past area band or artist from the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” step “Across State Lines” to check out music from an out-of-state band or artist, and review It Is Written’s self-titled CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Upcoming guests and specials include:

NOV. 24 – LOCAL MUSIC MEMORY LANE SPECIAL
DEC. 1 – THE GOOD SEEDS
DEC. 8 – JIM SPEESE (CLOUD PARTY)
DEC. 15 - (NO SHOW DUE TO STEELERS SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL)
DEC. 22 – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
DEC. 29 – 2013 YEAR IN REVIEW SPECIAL
JAN. 12 – TONY MOLLICK

Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for “Local Music News” may email their news to homegrown@foreverradio.com. Indicate “MUSIC NEWS” in the subject heading!

The “Homegrown Rocker” is available for digital download off either Rocky website after each and every show. Just check on either (www.rocky1049.com) or (www.rocky99.com) and download your copy of the show! If you live beyond the signal range of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99, you can now download west-central PA’s longest-running local music show!

Also, bands and artists are welcome to add their upcoming shows to the “Homegrown Rocker” event calendar! Go to the “Homegrown Rocker” section of either Rocky website and click on “Events,” and add your shows for free!

For regular updates on what is happening on the area music scene, pay a visit to Rockpage (www.rockpage.net). Rockpage features band links, a message board, "Homegrown Rocker" updates, live show and CD reviews in “JP’s Corner," and other local music scene information.

Bands and artists interested in having music aired on "The Homegrown Rocker" are invited to send their broadcast-quality recordings to: WRKY Radio, One Forever Drive, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648; ATTN: Jim Price. Or drop the recordings off at the station during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 9 AM – 5 PM. You can also email me with inquiries about the show at profjp@rocky1049.com.

Jim Price