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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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LIVE: THE BACON BROTHERS – August 18, 2019

LIVE: THE BACON BROTHERS – August 18, 2019

| 20 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: Lexington Village Theatre City: Lexington, MI Date: August 18, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) I love hanging out and shooting shows at more intimate venues, especially when lesser known artists roll through town.  I was able to catch The Bacon Brothers on their current Shakey Ground tour as it stopped for […]

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LIVE: THUNDERPUSSY – August 15, 2019

LIVE: THUNDERPUSSY – August 15, 2019

| 17 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Hi-Fi City: Indianapolis, IN Date: August 15, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) THUNDERPUSSY LINKS: OFFICIAL SITE FACEBOOK TWITTER TOUR DATES

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A Dirty Dozen with ERIK H from SPANKTHENUN – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ERIK H from SPANKTHENUN – August 2019

| 17 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “USA electro/industrial artist SPANKTHENUN proudly announces the release of their digital EP, Mind Control.  The EP features remixes by Leaether Strip and iVardensphere.   Also revealed is the new visualizer clip for the Leaether Strip remix of the song, “Rotting Meat.” SPANKTHENUN is an electro/industrial group focused on bringing big catchy beats, hooky synth lines and catchy lyrics […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with ANDREW SEGA from IRIS – August 2019

Almost A Dirty Dozen with ANDREW SEGA from IRIS – August 2019

| 17 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Influential synthrock band IRIS proudly announces their long-awaited return with their new release, Six.  IRIS’ album Six releases on Aug 23rd, 2019. On their 6th full-length album, the North American duo consisting of Reagan Jones (vocals), and Andrew Sega (keyboards, production) prove once more that they are able to slowly evolve, yet still rely on their […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ZACH PLISKA from VAZUM – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ZACH PLISKA from VAZUM – August 2019

| 17 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “August 6,  2019:  Detroit-based post-punk/dark rock act VAZUM is pleased to reveal the video of their cover of the classic Bauhaus track, “She’s In Parties.”  The track appears on their new release, VARIANT.  VAZUM is led by Zach Pliska who has previously played drums in a myriad of Detroit bands. Wanting to step to […]

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LIVE: GLADYS KNIGHT – August 11, 2019

LIVE: GLADYS KNIGHT – August 11, 2019

| 17 August 2019 | Reply

  Venue: The Aretha City: Detroit, MI Date: August 11, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Seems to be a run on big shows moving through Detroit lately and another that hit my schedule as a big one (and a bucket list legend for me personally) was a recent appearance from Ms. Gladys […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: JAILBIRDS – The Great Escape

MUSIC REVIEW: JAILBIRDS – The Great Escape

| 15 August 2019 | Reply

Label: Golden Robot Records Release Date: July 5, 2019 Rating: 86% Every once in a while I get a press release and music link from across the world, including the recent blast about an up-n-coming band Jailbirds and their recent release The Great Escape on Golden Robot Records.  This disc is full of rockers… just […]

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LIVE: ANTHONY HAMILTON wsg LEDISI – August 10, 2019

LIVE: ANTHONY HAMILTON wsg LEDISI – August 10, 2019

| 15 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Aretha City: Detroit, MI Date: August 10, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) There are cool shows that hit my radar that just scream for me to attend and check them out, photographically and sonically.  One such show is the recent stop for Anthony Hamilton and special guest Ledisi.  After a […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ROGER YOUNG from CINDER – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ROGER YOUNG from CINDER – August 2019

| 14 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “A true hard rock band.  Melodically aggressive vocals, intelligent song writing, and a musicianship skill matched only by the passion behind it. Originally named Jesus Gun, Cinder hails from the Southwest Florida region and the 1990’s rock club circuit it was formed in. Cinder released the album House Full of No Trust on […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WEDENSDAY WILHELM of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with WEDENSDAY WILHELM of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – August 2019

| 14 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with RUBY CLARET of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with RUBY CLARET of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – August 2019

| 13 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JAMES AGUSTA from ANAMORPH – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JAMES AGUSTA from ANAMORPH – August 2019

| 13 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Fast-rising North Carolinian instrumental progressive metal band ANAMORPH recently announced the upcoming release of their ambitious, otherworldly full-length album, Lucid, out September 6, 2019. Lucid, which was recorded by renowned producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, Scale the Summit, The Contortionist), is available for pre-order now.” We get drummer James to discuss […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TYLER CARUSO from ABSENCE OF DESPAIR – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with TYLER CARUSO from ABSENCE OF DESPAIR – August 2019

| 13 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Providence, Rhode Island-based modern metalcore upstarts ABSENCE OF DESPAIR have made waves in the scene since their formation in 2008, but are set for national acclaim with their brand new album, Desolate, scheduled for release on September 13, 2019. The album features 12 brand new, heavy-hitting anthems that showcase this hard working up-and-coming […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CHARLIE GRANBERG from HELSINGLAND UNDERGROUND – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with CHARLIE GRANBERG from HELSINGLAND UNDERGROUND – August 2019

| 13 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “First single ”Carnival Beyond The Hills” taken from our upcoming fifth studio album A Hundred Years Is Nothing is set to be released on August 9! Available on 7” vinyl in two different vinyl colors: Solid Black and Solid Pink – Limited Edition of 200 copies of each color. The […]

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LIVE: BEN FOLDS / VIOLENT FEMMES – August 10, 2019

LIVE: BEN FOLDS / VIOLENT FEMMES – August 10, 2019

| 13 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park City: Indianapolis, IN Date: August 10, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) Punk rockers the Violent Femmes are out on tour in support of their 10th studio album Hotel Last Resort. Rising to meteoric fame in the 80’s with their first self titled album, […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with ASHLEIGH SEMKIW and COLIN PARRISH from TULIP – August 2019

Almost A Dirty Dozen with ASHLEIGH SEMKIW and COLIN PARRISH from TULIP – August 2019

| 13 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Hot off the heels of their debut self-titled EP release, female-fronted Symphonic groove metal band,TULIP, have announced a North American summer tour with Swedish melodic-metal band EVERGREY. TULIP will kick off the tour on August 23rd in Los Angeles, Ca at The Satellite. Stay tuned for news on further tour dates and full-length […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ERIC JAYK from WILDSTREET – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ERIC JAYK from WILDSTREET – August 2019

| 13 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “WILDSTREET began in 2006 and released their self-titled debut album on Retrospect Records in 2009. The band spent the next 4 years touring nonstop & performing at US festivals including: Rocklahoma (5 consecutive years), SXSW & M3 Rock Festival. In March 2019, the band sold out The Knitting Factory Brooklyn […]

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LIVE: STYX – August 8, 2019

LIVE: STYX – August 8, 2019

| 12 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: SoundBoard at MotorCity Casino City: Detroit, MI Date: August 8, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Styx is a band that makes the annual trek through Michigan (I get to see them in different cities every year) and 2019 was no exception when their tour landed them in Detroit at SoundBoard inside […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE PARLOTONES – China

MUSIC REVIEW: THE PARLOTONES – China

| 9 August 2019 | Reply

Label: OK!Good Records Release Date: June 28, 2019 Rating: 88% There are times when I am introduced to new music and there are times I am introduced to music from bands that are new to me.  The latter happened recently when I was forwarded an email regarding the newest release from The Parlotones.  The latest […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with LOTTIE ELLINGTON of 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – August 2019

Almost A Dirty Dozen with LOTTIE ELLINGTON of 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – August 2019

| 8 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. […]

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