HGR Recap 4/6 - Emptying the Mailboxes!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the April 6 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). The show can also be streamed via either Rocky website, www.rocky1049.com or www.rocky99.com.

With our originally-scheduled guest interview falling through, we used the opportunity to get caught up on new local and regional recordings that arrived at “Homegrown Rocker” headquarters in recent weeks. That meant lots of new music on this week’s show; we debuted new songs from Eric Husick, Blues Evolution, Wings That Buzz, Biscuit Jam, Ghost Of War, Thunder Vest, The Jawn and Modern Colour. We also updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1984 song by Philadelphia’s Teeze from the archive for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” and we reviewed Lady Beast’s self-titled CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

INSIDE OUT – “Unbreakable”
STARCHILD – “King of Nite”
ERIC HUSICK – “Who I Am”
THE DAILY GRIND – “What We’ve Been On”
BLUES EVOLUTION – “The Blues Was in Their Soul”
NATASCHA & THE SPY BOYS – “He’ll Do the Same Thing to You”
WINGS THAT BUZZ – “Pulse”
THE HOPE FALLACY – “Over and Out”
BISCUIT JAM – “When I’m Gone”
CHRIS VIPOND & THE STANLEY STREET BAND – “Escape”
ONE ADAM 12 – “Devil on My Back”

HOUR TWO:

WE CAME FROM SPACE – “How to Be Human”
MILEUNDER – “Nemo”
GHOST OF WAR – “Heaven’s Burning”
LADY BEAST – “Birthrite”
THUNDER VEST – “Cigarette Girl”
TEEZE – “Party Hardy” (1984, Local Music Flashback)
GARDEN STATE LINE – “Liquid Universe” (Across State Lines)
BIG ATLANTIC – “Say Hello to the World”
THE JAWN – “Shine Some Light”
MODERN COLOUR – “Mercury”

On our next program, we welcome into the studio our band guests, Johnstown rockers The Lux Republic! We will meet the band members and learn their story, and hear songs off their recent recordings! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and review Inside Out’s Unbreakable CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Upcoming guests and specials include:

APRIL 20 – NAILDRIVER
APRIL 27 – MATT OTIS
MAY 4 – RHYNE McCORMICK
MAY 11 – PAINTED BY MILLIONS
MAY 18 – PROGMIUM
MAY 25 – MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL
JUNE 1 – MODERN COLOUR
JUNE 15 – FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL
JUNE 22 – COVER SONG SPECIAL

Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for “Local Music News” may email their news to homegrownrocker@gmail.com (new email address). 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…

Area bluegrass groups Mountain City Grass and Revised Edition will perform at a special event in Claysburg this month. The 13th annual Claysburg Hee-Haw Show takes place on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 11 and 12, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School Auditorium, starting at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Mountain City Grass will perform on April 11, and Revised Edition on April 12. Other performers include Strings Of Joy, Lauren Albright, 5 Degree Cooler, the 50’s Flashback Quartet and more. The event is sponsored by the Claysburg Rotary. Tickets are $6 for adults and $5 for children, and advance tickets can be purchased at Peggy’s Diner, Yingling Insurance and the Claysburg C&S Market, or at the door the nights of the performances.

Area youngsters will again have an opportunity to showcase their talents onstage in front of a friendly, supportive audience, as area entertainer Dennie Huber will present the 24th annual Crazy Fest Amateur Youth Talent Show. This year’s event will take place on Sunday afternoon, April 27, at 1 p.m. at the Greenwood Firehall in Altoona. Youngsters up to age 21 can enter to perform and show off their talents, and compete for a multitude of trophies, plaques and other prizes. Any talents are welcome; including singing and playing instruments, dancing, twirling, magic, acting, poetry, or any other talent young minds can come up with. Youngsters may enter for free, and can apply to compete by calling Dennie Huber at (814) 942-2516. Admission for the general public is $2 per person; proceeds help fund the trophies and prizes, and food sale proceeds help out the Greenwood Volunteer Fire Company. Food and refreshments will be available; no alcohol will be permitted or served at Crazy Fest.

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