HGR Recap 2/16 - Emptying The Mailboxes!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the February 16 edition of Rocky 104.9 and Rocky 99's weekly local music program, "The Homegrown Rocker," which airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 PM on WRKY-FM (www.rocky1049.com) and WRKW-FM (www.rocky99.com).

Originally, we were scheduled to be joined by members of The Lux Republic on this week’s show. However, the blend of bad winter weather and clashing scheduling availabilities prevented us from hooking up to record the interview, thus The Lux Republic’s appearance has been postponed until April 13. Instead, we checked the “Homegrown Rocker” mailboxes and introduced some new songs and other curios on this week’s program. We debuted new songs from The Strayers, Nobody’s Heroes, Kevo Can’t Dance, The Arts, Band Burrage, DeathMaschine and Behind the Grey. We also updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1989 song by Fatal Maim from the archive for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” stepped “Across State Lines” to revisit with Frederick, Maryland-based operatic rockers Cassandra Syndrome, and reviewed Rock Street Park’s Make It Right CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

THE SITCH – “Hillbilly Psycho”
CHRIS VIPOND & THE STANLEY STREET BAND – “Glove”
THE LUX REPUBLIC – “Blind”
WRITING OFF TOMORROW – “Hopeless Case”
LUKE PFISTER – “Bad Girls”
STRAIT & MILLER – “Palm of Her Hand”
ONE ADAM 12 – “Devil on My Back”
LIES, INC. – “Losing Ground”
THE STRAYERS – “Things Got the Best of Me”
NOBODY’S HEROES – “Apparition”
KEVO CAN’T DANCE – “AM Hannah FM”

HOUR TWO:

THE ARTS – “Dreamcatcher”
BAND BURRAGE – “A Time in Amerikkka”
ROCK STREET PARK – “Wicked Ways”
DEATHMASCHINE – “All These Dead”
FATAL MAIM – “One Beyond the Grave” (1989, Local Music Flashback)
CASSANDRA SYNDROME – “The Magus” (Across State Lines)
SMALL TOWN TITANS – “The End of the World”
BEHIND THE GRAY – “Curtain Call”

Next week, we will continue to purge our mailboxes of new local and regional recordings, and debut more new tunes that have arrived at “Homegrown Rocker” headquarters in recent weeks. Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and review another new local or regional CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Upcoming guests and specials include:

MAR. 2 – MILLENNIUM MUSIC CONFERENCE RECAP SPECIAL
MAR. 9 – WRITING OFF TOMORROW
MAR. 16 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL
MAR. 23 – INSIDE OUT (JOHNSTOWN)
APRIL 6 – THE DAILY GRIND
APRIL 27 – MATT OTIS

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

In Local Music News…

Western PA-based metal rockers Paragon have decided to end their run on area stages, citing changing circumstances within the group’s roster.

State College-based country rockers AC Express are going on indefinite hiatus. The group’s last show before the break happened last night at The Arena in State College.

Huntingdon-based acoustic duo Strait and Miller are in Rochester, New York this weekend, recording several new original songs, folk music and Mississippi delta blues numbers.

A benefit concert is coming together for later this month to help out victims of a house fire. The Lynne McDonough Fire Fundraiser will take place at Pellegrine’s on Friday night, February 28, and will raise funds to help out Lynne after fire seriously damaged her Duncansville residence earlier this month. Bands and performers on the bill so far include Zombie Butterflies, B-Side Avenue, The Wrongfully Accused, the Backyard Rockers and Cottonmouth. More information on this show as it becomes available.

(Bands and musicians with local music-related news to report on the “Homegrown Rocker” may submit their news items by emailing homegrown@foreverradio.com.)