HGR Recap 8/10 - We Empty the Mailboxes!

Hello Everyone, 

Here is the recap of the August 10 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 again emptied the mailboxes, checking out the new area recordings that have arrived at “Homegrown Rocker” headquarters in recent weeks. We debuted lots of new music, including songs from Matt Otis & the Sound, MFG, Andy Tolins Revue, Mama Corn, Biscuit Jam, Chris Bell, Ultra Brats, Grand Piano, The Fireskippers and Wrath Of Typhon! Along the way, we updated “Local Music News,” dug a 1995 song by Teacher’s Pet from the archive for a “Local Music Flashback,” stepped “Across State Lines” to hear a song by West Virginia’s Betty Jo Rockwell, and reviewed Band Burrage’s Heal CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” 

Here is this week's playlist: 


FLIGHT 19 – “Liquid Courage” 
MFG – “Lauren” 
ANDY TOLINS REVUE – “Aaron Kelly” 
MAMA CORN – “The Hanging of Alfred Andrews” 
BISCUIT JAM – “I Know You Rider” (live) 
CHRIS BELL – “Take It Outside” 
ULTRA BRATS – “I Heart You (You Hurt Me)” 
GET THE PICTURE – “Nothing Less Than Nostalgic” 


AFTER THE FALL – “Rumors” 
LIES, INC. – “Waking the Misery” 
GRAND PIANO – “Punk Rocker” 
BAND BURRAGE – “A Time in Amerikkka” 
THE FIRESKIPPERS – “Rush Delivery” 
TEACHER’S PET – “Marilyn’s Broke Again” (1995, Local Music Flashback) 
BETTY JO ROCKWELL – “Desperation Shuffle” (Across State Lines) 
ERIC HUSICK – “Slow Down” 
WRATH OF TYPHON – “Loaded Dice” 
INSIDE OUT – “Devil’s In Your Soul” 

On our next program, we welcome guests Adam Mundok and Josh Ensley, both representing the Venue Of Merging Arts (V.O.M.A.) in Johnstown and V.O.M.A.’s upcoming live stage during the Cambria City Ethnic Festival during Labor Day weekend. V.O.M.A. is bringing a large slate of bands to their stage, plus unique ethnic food vendors, art and more; we’ll discuss the details with Adam and Josh, and hear songs from some of the performing bands! 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 or regional CD in “The Professor’s CD Corner!” 

Upcoming guests and specials include: 


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 atprofjp@rocky1049.com. 

Jim Price 

In Local Music News… 

Bedford’s Borrowed Time is set to release a new CD. The group has completed work on their latest offering, called Long, Dark Highway and the album should be available shortly, with CD release performances to be announced. Borrowed Time will be guests on the “Homegrown Rocker” in early October to discuss the new album. 

The second annual Route 22 Rock and Blues Festival will happen next weekend. The two-day event happens next Friday night and Saturday at the Lincoln Caverns campground off Route 22 between Alexandria and Huntingdon. Friday’s performers include Mahoney B & the Blacksnakes, The Goodnight Revelry, 44Mag, Wreathbearer, Black Sun, Doctor Smoke, Hate Grenade and Limb By Limb. Saturday’s line-up includes Gabrielle Green, Root and the Fifths, B&O Railroad, Kevo Can’t Dance, The Dashing Saboteurs, Strait & Miller, Rich Edmundson, PA Mike and the Bedlam Boys, Nobody’s Heroes, The Whatleys, Naildriver, Lies Inc., It Is Written and Klockwick. Tickets are $20 per person for the entire weekend, and camping is available. The event is open to those 21 years of age or older. 

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