Here is the recap of the February 23 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).
Again, we took the opportunity to check out new recordings that arrived in the “Homegrown Rocker” mailboxes, and introduce some new songs and other curios on this week’s program. We debuted new songs from Painted By Millions, Clyde Frog, Jack Servello, NailDriver, Red Halo and J.D. Eicher & the Goodnights. We also aired a conversation with Mike Moscato, along with Lies, Inc. members Lily Taylor and Kent Tonkin, previewing the March 1 “Female Voices of Metal II” concert at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Pittsburgh. We dug a 1984 song by Messiah Prophet from the archive for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” stepped “Across State Lines” to hear a song by Los Angeles-based group The Forty Nineteens, and reviewed Psymatica’s Envisage CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”
Here is this week's playlist:
THE NIGHTCRAWLERS – “African Echo”
JASON O – “Sing Right to You”
PAINTED BY MILLIONS – “The Moment Belongs to You”
CLYDE FROG – “Gonna Find Another Man”
JACK SERVELLO – “Just a Warmer Place to Rest”
SECOND EMPIRE – “The Valley Beneath”
LIES, INC. – “Waking the Misery”
GANISTER – “Another Brick in the Wall”
RAPID FIRE – “Unbreakable”
NAILDRIVER – “Executioner”
PSYMATICA – “Flesh for Food”
RED HALO – “Coal Mines and Whiskey”
MESSIAH PROPHET – “Rock the Flock” (1984, Local Music Flashback)
THE FORTY NINETEENS – “Truckers Song” (Across State Lines)
WINE OF NAILS – “Fit Right In”
FLUX CAPACITOR – “The World”
J.D. EICHER & THE GOODNIGHTS – “You’ve Got a Lot of Growing up to Do”
Next week, we will recap the 18th annual Millennium Music Conference, which took place Feb. 20-23 in Harrisburg. We will discuss some of the happenings at the conference, hear some comments from musicians who participated, and hear music from many of the nearly 250 bands and artists who converged on Harrisburg for this year’s conference. 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. 9 – WRITING OFF TOMORROW
MAR. 16 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL
MAR. 23 – INSIDE OUT (JOHNSTOWN)
MAR. 30 – MAGGIE ANDERSON (MILLENNIUM DRAWING WINNER)
APRIL 6 – THE DAILY GRIND
APRIL 13 – THE LUX REPUBLIC
APRIL 20 – NAILDRIVER
APRIL 27 – MATT OTIS
MAY 11 – PAINTED BY MILLIONS
MAY 25 – MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL
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.
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