Here is the recap of the July 27 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 via phone, Pittsburgh modern rockers The Daily Grind (www.dailygrindmusic.com/), for introducing us to their musical world! We learned the group’s story, and heard tracks from them, including tunes from their latest recording, The Green Plan! In addition, we previewed next weekend’s annual AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown by hearing music from a number of performers who will appear during this year’s Festival. We debuted tracks from Festival performers City Dwelling Nature Seekers, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, The Weathered Road, Neon Swing X-Perience and Grand Piano, and also played another new song from The Clarks! We also updated “Local Music News,” dug a 2001 song by The Indifferents from the archive for this week’s “Local Music Flashback,” and reviewed American Babies’ latest full-length album, Knives and Teeth, in “The Professor’s CD Corner!”
Here is this week's playlist:
GOOD BROTHER EARL – “Fighting Gravity”
THE CLARKS – “Nothing Good Happens After Midnight”
THE DAILY GRIND – “The Answer”
CITY DWELLING NATURE SEEKERS – “Fool Me Twice”
THE DAILY GRIND – “Hazy”
BASTARD BEARDED IRISHMEN – “Switchblade Molly”
THE DAILY GRIND – “The Green Plan”
MY HERO ZERO – “Make Some Noise”
THE WEATHERED ROAD – “Lift Me Up”
NEON SWING X-PERIENCE – “Tragically Uncool”
MISS MELANIE AND THE VALLEY RATS – “Let’s Ride”
THE DAILY GRIND – “Stereophonics”
AMERICAN BABIES – “Cold Blooded”
THE DAILY GRIND – “Little White Dress”
THE INDIFFERENTS – “Roots Rockin’ Rebel” (2001, Local Music Flashback)
THE DAILY GRIND – “What We’ve Been On”
GRAND PIANO – “Debt March”
On our next program, we bring the back the "Local Musicians Then and Now"Special! On this program, we focus on various area musicians and what they were doing at least ten years ago, compared to what they are doing now or recently! Along the way, we will update “Local Music News,” and review Mama Corn's CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” The "Local Musicians Then And Now Special" on the “Homegrown Rocker,” next Sunday night!
Upcoming guests and specials include:
AUG. 17 – V.O.M.A. (CAMBRIA CITY ETHNIC FESTIVAL PREVIEW)
AUG. 24 – RON GALLUCCI
SEPT. 7 – MAMA CORN
SEPT. 28 – THE ANTI CORN LEAGUE
OCT. 19 – STAGE HANDS
Bands and artists wanting to submit news items for “Local Music News” may email their news to firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.com.
In Local Music News…
A young area musician and performing artist is doing the choreography for a special benefit event to help out a friend in need. EVK’s Chelsea Moses is choreographing “A Night for Cianna,” which will take place on Friday night, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School gymnasium. Proceeds will benefit The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation in honor of Cianna Stone, a 12-year-old area dancer who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, a painful progressive connective tissue disorder that has forced Cianna to stop dancing and attending school. The show will feature advanced dancers from five studios and gymnasts from one gym coming together in an uplifting celebration. Tickets are $10 per person, and there will also be a basket raffle.
1970s hitmaker Boz Scaggs is among the headliners of the annual Flood City Music Festival, which returns to Johnstown’s People’s Natural Gas Park next weekend. The event begins Friday night and runs through Sunday. Friday night’s entertainment includes Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk and Leftover Salmon with Little Feat’s Bill Payne. Boz Scaggs headlines on Saturday night; other Saturday performers include Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Rubblebucket and Ikebe Shakedown. And Sunday’s performers include Lee Fields & the Expressions, The Iguanas, Neon Swing Experience and more. A number of local and regional performers will take the stage during the festival as well, including Black Cat Moan, Miss Melanie and the Valley Rats, The Hawkeyes, Striped Maple Hollow, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Whiskey River Panhandlers, Matt Otis and the Sound and more. For tickets and other information, visit the event’s website, www.floodcitymusic.com.
(Bands and musicians with local music-related news to report on the “Homegrown Rocker” may submit their news items by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.)