HGR Local Music News 3/30/14

In Local Music News…

A band we introduced just a few weeks on the program, Pittsburgh’s The Semi-Supervillains, announced this past week that they are going their separate ways. The group’s final show will take place Tuesday night at Brillobox in Pittsburgh.

An area musician associated with some of the heaviest-rocking sounds ever to emanate from west-central PA has begun an intriguing new project with a different direction. Ten Million Devils and former Embalmed guitarist and frontman Jason Straw has teamed with Mike Fahy to begin a new project called d**ning Tree, which will focus on original songs blending elements of punk, blues and outlaw country. That duo’s debut public performance will take place next Saturday night, April 5 at Around the Corner in Johnstown.

The Bedford County music scene was saddened last weekend with the unexpected passing of Roy Corle from a heart attack. He was 63. Roy was a longtime musician whose career dates back to the 1960s with D ick and the Countdowns, and he performed with numerous other bands over the years; including Nightshift, Flux, Flyer, the Park Williams Band, Three of a Kind and Stranger. Most recently, he was the longtime bass player with Bedford country-rock group Midnight Rodeo. Roy also did musical instrument repair, and sold his own line of SRC Barker bass amplifiers. We at the “Homegrown Rocker” extend our heartfelt condolences to Roy’s family, friends and musical associates.

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