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Author Archive: Todd 'ToddStar' Jolicoeur

ToddStar - that's me... just a rocking accountant who had dreams of being a rock star. I get to do the next best thing to rocking the globe - I get to take pictures of the lucky ones that do. I love to shoot all genres of music and different types of performers. If it is related to music, I love to photograph it. I get to shoot and hang with not only some of my friends and idols, but some of the coolest people around today.

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INTERVIEW: KERI KELLI of A NEW REVENGE – April 2019

INTERVIEW: KERI KELLI of A NEW REVENGE – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Supergroup is a term that has been diluted over time. Throwing a bunch of people from other bands into a new project doesn’t automatically make them Super, but their bio’s will tell you otherwise. It’s time to seek revenge and reclaim that word! A New Revenge is the very definition of a supergroup. One who’s members have more than earned their legendary statuses but also remain humble […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON DOUTHAT of ALIVE IN BARCELONA – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with CAMERON DOUTHAT of ALIVE IN BARCELONA – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock band, Alive In Barcelona, signed to Smartpunk Records, are celebrating the release of their full-length album, titled Alive In Barcelona which came out on February 22, 2019; produced by Paul Leavitt, Jesse Barton, and Jimmy Hill and mastered by Brad Blackwood. The album is highlighted by their […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LINDY GABRIEL and JAKE LACORE of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LINDY GABRIEL and JAKE LACORE of GABRIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE – April 2019

| 20 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Minneapolis hard rockers Gabriel and the Apocalypse celebrate a worldwide release of their new album, Alpha Bionic, via Pavement Entertainment. Alpha Bionic is available to stream and download now on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon, while physical signed copies of the album are selling on the band’s official website.” We get vocalist Lindy and guitarist Jake to discuss new music, influences, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with EMILY HIGHFIELD of SULDUSK – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with EMILY HIGHFIELD of SULDUSK – April 2019

| 4 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, SULDUSK – a new project led by other-worldly frontwoman Emily Highfield – weaves acoustic tones of dark folk with elements of doom, atmospheric black metal and post rock. SULDUSK is set to release her debut full-length album, entitled Lunar Falls, on April 12, 2019. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SAHAJ TICOTIN of MEYTAL – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SAHAJ TICOTIN of MEYTAL – April 2019

| 4 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “MEYTAL recently premiered the video for their single “Armalite” off of their highly anticipated new album titled The Witness due out April 5, 2019. MEYTAL is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, Ca in 2013. It was founded by YouTube sensation – drummer Meytal Cohen. Taking over vocal duties for […]

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LIVE: GOGOL BORDELLO – March 31, 2019

LIVE: GOGOL BORDELLO – March 31, 2019

| 4 April 2019 | Reply

Venue: Marathon Music Works City: Nashville, TN Date: March 31, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith (http://www.jhs-photo.com/concert-work-current) Playing to a packed house. The beginning of the evening started with Nu-Folk Rebel Alliance taking the stage. This Clash tribute band tapped into a very Mescaleros vibe and got the party started early. Their covers of Janie […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LUKE RAUCH and KEITH RICH of DRUIDS – April 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LUKE RAUCH and KEITH RICH of DRUIDS – April 2019

| 3 April 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS recently announced that their new album, Monument, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC. DRUIDS first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: MÖTLEY CRÜE – The Dirt Soundtrack

MUSIC REVIEW: MÖTLEY CRÜE – The Dirt Soundtrack

| 1 April 2019 | Reply

Label: Masters 2000, Inc. / Eleven Seven Music Release Date: March 22, 2019 Rating: 98% Mötley Crüe’s The Dirt has been in the coming for so long most fans wondered if it was ever coming out.  The movie and accompanying soundtrack dropped March 22, 2019 and while there is a lot of chatter about the movie […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: LULLWATER – Voodoo

MUSIC REVIEW: LULLWATER – Voodoo

| 31 March 2019 | Reply

Label: The Label Group Release Date: February 22, 2019 Rating: 98% I have listened to Lullwater since their debut and these guys are absolutely on fire with the eleven track opus they call Voodoo.  This disc is full of rockers that take their sound to the next level, starting with the opening track “Curtain Call” […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WILHELMUS SAPANARO of VALENCE – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with WILHELMUS SAPANARO of VALENCE – March 2019

| 31 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “New York-based progressive metal fusion quartet VALENCE recently announced the release of their upcoming album, Cognitive Dissidents, out April 12, 2019. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz, and more, VALENCE’s varied yet cohesive influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: KANE ROBERTS – The New Normal

MUSIC REVIEW: KANE ROBERTS – The New Normal

| 30 March 2019 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: January 25, 2019 Rating: 88% Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I still remember the first time I ever saw Kane Roberts – he was the lead guitarist in Alice Cooper’s band back in 1986 when Cooper came through Detroit.  After that, my next exposure (other than his work on […]

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LIVE: WE CAME AS ROMANS – March 12, 2019

LIVE: WE CAME AS ROMANS – March 12, 2019

| 28 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Cowan City: Nashville, TN Date: March 20, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) We Came As Romans made a stop in Nashville on the second day of their tour. This comes just six months after the death of the band’s co-vocalist Kyle Pavone, with Dave Stephens now taking over all lead […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SOPHIA ASLANIDES of SEASON OF GHOSTS – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SOPHIA ASLANIDES of SEASON OF GHOSTS – March 2019

| 28 March 2019 | Reply

  According to the bands bio: “Season of Ghosts is a spiritually groundbreaking, intergalactic music project, dedicated to the love for the unseen and film soundtracks. Combining massive riffs, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a Sci-Fi, horror movie, Season of Ghosts has received enthusiastic reviews and critical acclaim for […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DUSTY WINTERROWD of YEAR OF THE LOCUST – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with DUSTY WINTERROWD of YEAR OF THE LOCUST – March 2019

| 28 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “New York Hard Rock Band YEAR OF THE LOCUST has released the lyric video for their single “Stay Alive.” Featuring Troy Lucckette (TESLA) and Brian Bonds (FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE), “Stay Alive” off of YEAR OF THE LOCUST’s upcoming, self-titled EP. Year of the Locust is a motley collection of personalities from the […]

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LIVE: AMANDA PALMER – March 21, 2019

LIVE: AMANDA PALMER – March 21, 2019

| 27 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Cathedral @ Masonic Temple City: Detroit, MI Date: March 21, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Every photographer has a few unicorns that sit on their bucket list forever.  For me, Amanda Palmer is one of those artists that I have wanted to cover since I was first made aware […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MIKEY LOPEZ of 9ELECTRIC – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MIKEY LOPEZ of 9ELECTRIC – March 2019

| 27 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “It all started with a song. 9Electric went into the studio in early 2018 to record a new song – their first time in the studio since member changes revamped their lineup months prior. They went in to write and record a song, and came out three days later with […]

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LIVE: NOTHING MORE – March 15, 2019

LIVE: NOTHING MORE – March 15, 2019

| 27 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Fillmore City: Charlotte, NC Date: March 15, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Kyle Jeffords WOW! What a show to rock Charlotte, NC! When I first heard about Nothing More headlining a show I knew it was a show that couldn’t be missed. Special guests included Palisades, Badflower, and Of Men & Mice. Once Palisades […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SHE MADE ME DO IT – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SHE MADE ME DO IT – March 2019

| 27 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Electronic Rock Duo SHE MADE ME DO IT has released the official music video for their single, “Bones,” taken from their recently released EP, Drenched. She Made Me Do It are a London two-piece Electronic Rock band made up of Shaheena Dax (Rachel Stamp) on Vocals and Bass with Will Crewdson(Rachel Stamp/Scant […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ECHO 2 LOCATE – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ECHO 2 LOCATE – March 2019

| 26 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Alternative Rock Band ECHO 2 LOCATE has released the official music video for their single, “High.” We are an alternative rock band based out of Maryland that strives to bring those who feel alone, a place where they can feel at home.” We get the band to discuss new music, influences, and much more… 1. […]

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LIVE: LIGHT THE TORCH – March 12, 2019

LIVE: LIGHT THE TORCH – March 12, 2019

| 26 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: Open Chord City: Knoxville, TN Date: March 12, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Howard Jones is considered one of the best metal vocalists performing today, and it was a unique experience seeing him with Light the Torch at their one-off show at Open Chord in Knoxville, TN. This venue has a […]

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