HGR Local Music News 9/1/13

In Local Music News…

Altoona-based metal rockers NailDriver have launched a campaign on crowdfunding website IndieGoGo.com to fund their video for the original song, "Phoenix" from their upcoming debut CD. NailDriver has been selected by New York City-based filmmaker and producer Chris Cayden to provide original music for his upcoming drama series, Blood Of Kings, and the accompanying original soundtrack, The WalkBlood Of Kings is a dark drama about power and corruption surrounding an independent Mixed Martial Arts fight promotion in New York City. This video will be included as a vital part of the final production package as the series is presented to various major cable companies, television, networks and multi-media outlets.

A special event celebrating female artistry will happen in the Altoona area later this month. The inaugural “Halos and Harlots, A Celebration of Female Music & Art,” will take place Sept. 27-28 at Aldo’s, spotlighting female-fronted music and creations. The two nights will feature different flavors of music. Mycenea Worley, Jen Bertiaux, Pure Cane Sugar and Gypsy Caravan are among the performers during the Sept. 27 “Heaven” showcase with a focus on acoustic music and alternative; while Lies, Inc., Cassandra Syndrome, Shadowburn, Fist Fight in the Parking Lot and Sixteen Cylinder will perform during the Sept. 28 “Hell” showcase, with an emphasis on hard rock and metal-flavored music. 

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