HGR Recap 6/8 - Emptying the Mailboxes!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the June 8 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.

This week, we took the opportunity to empty the “Homegrown Rocker” mailboxes to check out some of the new recordings we have received in recent weeks! As a result, we debuted new songs from Pure Cane Sugar, Billy Reighns, One Adam 12, Small Town Titans, J.R. Wolf, Mango West and Hatred Rising! We also stepped “Across State Lines” twice on the program; first speaking with and playing a song from Colorado’s Danielle Anderson, known on stage as rising ukulele star Danielle Ate the Sandwich! We also stepped “Across State Lines” during the second hour to hear from Baltimore’s The Herd of Main Street! In addition, we updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1998 track by Finster from the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed Thunder Vest’s self-titled CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist (the year of each track is in parentheses):

HOUR ONE:

HYBRID ICE – “Fight Another Day”
FLIGHT 19 – “Migraine”
PURE CANE SUGAR – “Babblefish” (live)
THE BLUE HORNET BAND – “Mixed Up Morning Blues”
BILLY REIGHNS – “Up at Dawn”
LOVEBETTIE – “Downpour”
DANIELLE ATE THE SANDWICH – “Pet Store” (Across State Lines)

HOUR TWO:

ONE ADAM 12 – “Wolfsbane”
SMALL TOWN TITANS – “Universal Limits”
J.R. WOLF – “Rewind”
THUNDER VEST – “Look Ma”
RETRO ROCKET – “Bouncy Girl”
THE OLD E ALLSTARS – “Glad to Be Home”
FINSTER – “Rockability” (1998, Local Music Flashback)
THE HERD OF MAIN STREET – “Treat Me So Mean” (Across State Lines)
THE HAWKS BLUES BAND (MAHONEY B & THE BLACKSNAKES) – “Bottom Shelf Woman”
MANGO WEST – “Intimidation” 87EE
MYSTERYTRAIN – “Send Me a Smile” (live)
HATRED RISING – “Hatred Rising”

On our next program, in honor of Father’s Day, we will again present our annual Father’s Day Special, and celebrate family traditions in the area music scene! We will hear music from local music scene dads, moms, sons and daughters, including a few tracks with entire families participating! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” and review Retro Rocket’s self-titled CD in the “Professor’s CD Corner!” The Father’s Day edition of the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

JUNE 22 – COVER SONG SPECIAL
JUNE 29 – JARROD BARTOK (SOLEGION)
JULY 13 – AFTER THE FALL
JULY 20 – CATS IN CONGRESS
JULY 27 – THE DAILY GRIND
AUG. 3 – LOCAL MUSICIANS THEN AND NOW SPECIAL
AUG. 10 – RON GALLUCCI

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…

Although Pennsylvania music legends The Badlees have announced the end of the line as a band, their music continues to receive accolades. The Badlees’ music will be a major part of the upcoming film Trust Me, which is about a fictitious band called The d**nsels. Coincidentally, all of the music played by The d**nsels will actually be songs performed by The Badlees. Shooting for the film will happen in Lancaster this coming Saturday, June 14, and the filmmakers are looking for extras to be d**nsels fans at a show at The Chameleon Club in Lancaster. Fans interested in being a part of the film are invited to email info@trustmefilm.com and simply say "I'm a Badlees fan and I'd like to be an extra."

Another female-themed hard rock show has been announced for July. Following such events as last year’s Halos and Harlots Festival in Altoona and Female Voices of Metal II in Pittsburgh earlier this year, the Women of Metal Fest will take place on Saturday, July 12 at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh. The all-day event will begin at 2 p.m., and feature performances from the bands A Sound of Thunder, Beyond Eden, Leeja Stark, Lies Inc., Midnight Eternal, MindMaze, Theatrum Mundi, Writing Off Tomorrow and more. For more details about the event, visit the website www.womenofmetalfest.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.)