HGR Recap 7/20 - We Welcome Guests Cats In Congress!

Hello Everyone,

Here is the recap of the July 20 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.

Thanks to this week’s guests, Christian Wyrwas and Bill Lewis of Johnstown-based indie rockers Cats In Congress (www.catsincongress.com/), for enlightening us about their band and their music! We found out the group’s story, and heard tracks from them, including tunes from their latest recording, Bipolar Express! Along the way, we debuted new tunes from Michi, Black Ridge and The Syncopated Keys, dug a 1991 track from Strawberry Jam from the archive for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed The Clarks’ new album, Feathers & Bones, in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”

Here is this week's playlist:

HOUR ONE:

WE CAME FROM SPACE – “Solar Powered Sun”
BIG ATLANTIC – “Say Hello to the World”
CATS IN CONGRESS – “Radioactive Love”
MICHI – “You Could Be the One”
CATS IN CONGRESS – “The Art of Getting By”
RICH EDMUNDSON – “Guitar Man”
CATS IN CONGRESS – “Rock Is Dead”
BLACK RIDGE – “Let It Roll”
THE SYNCOPATED KEYS – “Back to You and Me”
D.A. GREENE – “Real Time”

HOUR TWO:

THE SITCH – “Run for Your Life”
CHRIS VIPOND & THE STANLEY STREET BAND – “Glove”
CATS IN CONGRESS – “Marigold”
THE CLARKS – “All or Nothing”
CATS IN CONGRESS – “Goodnight”
STRAWBERRY JAM – “Packin’ My Bags” (1991, Local Music Flashback)
CATS IN CONGRESS – “When We’re Done”
CHESSIE AND THE KITTENS – “Cline’s Eyeball”
THE DAILY GRIND – “What We’ve Been On”
GAS STATION DISCO – “Fake”

On our next program, our guests via phone will be Pittsburgh-based rockers The Daily Grind! We’ll meet the band members and learn their story, and hear recorded tracks from them! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” dig a song by a past area band from the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” and review another new local CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” The Daily Grind on the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!

Upcoming guests and specials include:

JULY 27 – THE DAILY GRIND
AUG. 3 – LOCAL MUSICIANS THEN AND NOW SPECIAL
AUG. 24 – RON GALLUCCI
SEPT. 7 – MAMA CORN
SEPT. 14 – STAGE HANDS
SEPT. 28 – THE ANTI CORN LEAGUE

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