Here is the recap of the June 2 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).
Thanks to our guests, Mark Lux, Shawn Mock and B.J. Ritko of Johnstown modern rockers Ground Resonance (http://www.reverbnation.com/groundresonance)! We learned the band’s story and the origin of their name (ground resonance is an aeronautical term referring to ground impact that disrupts a helicopter rotor cycle and can potentially destroy the aircraft), and we heard recorded music from them! Since Mark Lux was in the studio, we dug into his past for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” pulling out a 1997 track from his former band, Bonedigger! We also debuted a new song from Giornesto, and reviewed John Hahn’s Darkness Falls CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”
Here is this week's playlist:
CANDLELIGHT RED – “Demons”
SYNESTHESIA – “True Believers”
GROUND RESONANCE – “Say”
BLOOD UNION – “Wicked”
GROUND RESONANCE – “Crashing Down”
THIS CALLING – “The Day I Died”
GROUND RESONANCE – “Hard to Breathe”
GIORNESTO – “Walk Between”
LIES, INC. –“Waking the Misery”
PIVOT – “Redefine”
GROUND RESONANCE – “Candles and Guns”
JOHN HAHN – “Darkness Falls”
GROUND RESONANCE – “Shred”
BONEDIGGER – “Truck” (1997, Local Music Flashback)
GROUND RESONANCE – “Cry”
On our next program, we welcome members from the Cambria/Indiana-based modern rock band Summerhill! We’ll meet the members and find out their latest happenings, plus hear recorded songs from them! We will also update “Local Music News,” dig into the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and review The Lone Wolf Project’s Old Words, New Chapters CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” Summerhill visits the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!
And 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!
Upcoming guests and specials include:
JUNE 16 – FATHER’S DAY SPECIAL w/BORN & THE BEANSTALK
JUNE 23 – 2ND STREET
JUNE 30 – BIG ATLANTIC
JULY 7 – MYCENEA WORLEY
JULY 14 – ALL REQUEST SPECIAL
JULY 21 – RICH EDMUNDSON
AUG. 4 – THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT SPECIAL
AUG. 18 – THE LAMPSHADES
SEPT. 1 – COVER SONG SPECIAL
SEPT. 15 – LOCAL MUSIC THEN & NOW SPECIAL
NOV. 10 – PATCHED TOGETHER BENEFIT PREVIEW
NOV. 24 – LOCAL MUSIC MEMORY LANE SPECIAL
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…
This year’s second annual Striking Chords Against Cancer benefit concert for the American Cancer Society happens next Saturday, June 8 at Altoona’s Railroaders Museum. The event will start at 2 p.m., and will feature performances from Travis Singer, 7th Gear, Matt Wagner, The Hope Fallacy, Jackson Monsour, Pistol Peg & the Beer Kegs, Ryan Matthew, Flight 19, Drew Dodson and Chris Vipond & the Stanley Street Band. Advance tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the American Cancer Society and the Altoona Giant Eagle location. Rocky 104.9 air personalities will be emceeing the concert.
Two area bands are returning from brief retirements. Formerly based in Altoona but now calling Pittsburgh their home base, The Lampshades have reformed and are performing on the Pittsburgh indie scene, and are planning return visits to central Pennsylvania.
And after a two-year retirement, This Calling has announced that they are returning to action on central Pennsylvania stages.
HGR recap 6/2/13 - Ground Resonance are our guests!