HGR Recap 5/4 - We Welcome Rhyne McCormick and friends!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the May 4 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.

It has been seven years – since 2007 – since Rhyne McCormick (www.rhynemccormick.comhas been a guest on our program…But that drought ended this week! Thanks to Rhyne and his friends, fiancée Collien Driscoll and local drumming favorite Randy Servello, for being our guests! We got caught up on the latest Rhyne happenings, including his new band project with Collien called RyCo, and his continued busy live performance schedule! Rhyne, Collien and Randy brought instruments and played four songs live on the air for us, and we played a couple of Rhyne’s recorded songs as well! Along the way, we debuted new songs from MFG, The Big Time and Eric Loy, updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1993 song by Boxing Oscars from the archive for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” and we reviewed Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats’ You’re All I Got CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

JUKEHOUSE BOMBERS – “Give”
MYCENEA WORLEY – “Siren”
RHYNE McCORMICK – “Don’t Think”
MFG – “Don’t Kill the Moment”
RHYNE McCORMICK/RYCO – “Secret” (performed live on the air)
MONSTER TRACK SUPERGROUP – “Adrienne”
RHYNE McCORMICK – “Soul Dust”
NATE MYERS – “You Know”

HOUR TWO:

FLUX CAPACITOR – “Wake Yourself”
THE BIG TIME – “Sick and Tired”
RHYNE McCORMICK/RYCO – “Mississippi Marching Song” (performed live on the air)
MISS MELANIE AND THE VALLEY RATS – “Good Man”
RHYNE McCORMICK/RYCO – “Lowdown Dirty Shame” (performed live on the air)
THE BOXING OSCARS – “My Little One” (1993, Local Music Flashback)
RHYNE McCORMICK/RYCO – “Girl Turned” (performed live on the air)
PAINTED BY MILLIONS – “The Moment Belongs to You”
ERIC LOY – “39 Stripes”

On our next program, we’ll be joined by Johnstown-based indie rockers Painted by Millions! We will meet the band members and learn their story, plus hear songs from their debut EP! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and review the Sessions CD by former Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen’s In The Pocket project in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Upcoming guests and specials include:

MAY 18 – PROGMIUM
MAY 25 – MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL
JUNE 1 – MODERN COLOUR
JUNE 15 – FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL
JUNE 22 – COVER SONG SPECIAL
AUG. 3 – LOCAL MUSICIANS THEN AND NOW 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…

Pittsburgh modern rockers The Composure has announced they are going their separate ways after a seven year run. The group has played all-ages shows throughout the northeast, including central PA. The group played their farewell show last night at the Altar Bar in Pittsburgh.

Next Saturday marks the seventh annual Pints for Pets Brewfest for the Central PA Humane Society, which will take place at People’s Natural Gas Field in Altoona. The event will feature microbrew sampling from more than 80 breweries during two sessions, plus live music. The bands Tree and Body & Soul will entertain during the afternoon session, and Chris Vipond and the Stanley Street Band and Locked and Loaded will entertain during the evening session. For more information, visit the website, www.pintsforpets.com

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