Here is the recap of the November 3 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, Altoona-based singer, songwriter and solo artist Luke Pfister (http://www.reverbnation.com/lukepfister)! We learned about Luke and his career, explored his new solo career and heard songs from his forthcoming CD, plus music from his recent project Stereo Frenzy! We also revisited one of Luke’s more popular past bands, Ten Sent Wings, offering a “Local Music Flashback” ‘Wing special’ of three Ten Sent Wings tunes from 2000! Along the way, introduced new tunes by The Lux Republic, Larry Nath and The Show! We also reviewed Clyde Frog’s Yell Out CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner.”
Here is this week's playlist:
CHRIS VIPOND & THE STANLEY STREET BAND – “Be”
ON THE RUN – “Follow Me”
LUKE PFISTER – “Bad Girls”
NOBODY’S HEROES – “Moonshine”
LUKE PFISTER – “Charming Man”
THE LUX REPUBLIC – “Blind”
LUKE PFISTER – “Romeo a Ghost”
MILEUNDER – “Spacegirl”
LARRY NATH – “You’re Killin’ Me”
BEN DUMM & THE DEVIANTS – “Devil’s Debt”
RIK GOLDEN – “The Gig Is Up”
STEREO FRENZY – “Texas Chainsaw”
CLYDE FROG – “Bad Road”
TEN SENT WINGS – “Murder on 58th” (2000, Local Music Flashback)
TEN SENT WINGS – “Poet to a Dream” (2000, Local Music Flashback)
TEN SENT WINGS – “Season of Rain” (2000, Local Music Flashback)
THE WHATLEYS – “Rules We Live By”
THE SHOW – “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”
AED – “Red Light Siren”
On our next program, we will welcome several guests into the studio to preview and discuss the upcoming third annual Patched Together benefit concert! The concert, raising funds and awareness for Home Nursing Agency’s Healing Patch program, takes place on Saturday, November 16 at the Bavarian Hall in Altoona, and will feature a day-long assortment of area bands and artists; we will learn more about the show from organizers and musicians involved with the effort! 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,” and review JD Eicher and the Goodnights’ Into Place! 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Local Music News…
A long time party band force on the state’s stages is calling it quits at the end of this month. Green Eggs is bidding farewell after nearly two decades of providing musical dance floor fun. The group has reassembled their popular recent roster of brothers Brian and Brad Nicarry, guitarist Matt Day and drummer Jake Gochnour to play out Green Eggs’ “Final Lap” of show dates. Originally formed as Green Eggs and Spam in 1995, the group has enjoyed widespread success throughout the state over the past two decades, and has also spread their onstage party to Florida spring break venues and beach venues as well. No Altoona, Johnstown or State College show dates for Green Eggs’ farewell tour have yet been announced.
Williamsport metalheads 44Mag have parted ways with guitarist Josh Welteroth, citing creative differences. The parting is said to be friendly, and the group plans to continue on.
(Bands and musicians with local music-related news to report on the “Homegrown Rocker” may submit their news items by emailing email@example.com.)
HGR Recap 11/3 - We Welcome Guest Luke Pfister!