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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: BILLY IDOL – November 27, 2021

LIVE: BILLY IDOL – November 27, 2021

| 30 November 2021 | Reply

Venue: Murat Theatre at Old National Centre City: Indianapolis, IN Date: November 27, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) The 1980’s punk rock phenom, Billy Idol, is back with on tour supporting his new four song EP The Roadside. Accompanied by guitarist Steve Stevens, the acoustic performance was one for the ages. The Indianapolis […]

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LIVE: TECH N9NE – November 20, 2021

LIVE: TECH N9NE – November 20, 2021

| 24 November 2021 | Reply

Venue: Jannus Live City: St. Petersburg, FL Date: November 20, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Full disclosure – I requested access to review and photograph Tech N9ne’s current Strange New World tour knowing not much about his solo material, but familiar with who he is and the fact that he had […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DOMENIC DUNEGAN from THE GHOST CLUB – November 2021

A Dirty Dozen with DOMENIC DUNEGAN from THE GHOST CLUB – November 2021

| 23 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The Ghost Club, the musical brainchild of singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Domenic Dunegan, delivers anthems that are as infectious as they are intriguing—just the kind of enigma alternative music needs. Newest output “I Feel Fine,” produced by Eric Palmquist [Bad Suns, Thrice, MUTEMATH], rides a funky bass groove to keyboard-lifted dancefloor ecstasy, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ELOAH JONES – November 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ELOAH JONES – November 2021

| 20 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Nashville-based indie-pop singer-songwriter Eloah Jones releases a new single, “Under the Bridge,” today, November 19, 2021, via Rock Ridge Music. The single, a jazzy, hypnotic, ethereal-pop cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ hit, is from her forthcoming self-titled EP, which will be released in early 2022. Even at 21, Jones can claim veteran […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with JON STANCER – November 2021

Almost A Dirty Dozen with JON STANCER – November 2021

| 19 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Today, Toronto-based alt-pop/rock songwriter Jon Stancer announces In Light Of, his impressionistic and achingly beautiful new EP, will be out on January 21st, 2022. The album’s lead track, the tense and moody, “These Arms (Won’t Let You Go),” features a dynamic instrumental makeup of lulling piano and ambient textures contrasted […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JUKKA from OMNIUM GATHERUM – November 2021

A Dirty Dozen with JUKKA from OMNIUM GATHERUM – November 2021

| 19 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Finnish melodic death metal masters OMNIUM GATHERUM have just announced their Origin North American Tour 2022. The band will be hitting the road for their headline tour with support from Allegaeon and Century Media labelmates Black Crown Initiate starting on February 26th in Brooklyn, NY and wrapping on March 27th in Boston, MA. OMNIUM GATHERUM is Jukka Pelkonen (vocals), Markus Vanhala (guitars and clean […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK – Regards [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK – Regards [EP]

| 18 November 2021 | 2 Replies

Label: OK!Good Records Release Date: November 19, 2021 Rating: 93% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Don’t judge — how does a rock and metal guy check out AND ENJOY the latest from Engelbert Humperdinck?  Simple – the EP is packed with classic tracks that come to life once again thanks to Humperdinck’s lush vocals.  Look back through […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with SHERI MILLER – November 2021

Almost A Dirty Dozen with SHERI MILLER – November 2021

| 18 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Today, with the release of her sensual, swaggering new single “Gold Hearted Man,” singer-songwriter Sheri Miller announces her extraordinary new EP, Waking Up To This Miracle Life, a revealing, poetic, and deeply intuitive 6-song collection. Like much of the album, “Gold Hearted Man” is an intoxicating, passionate tune, one that […]

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A Dirty Dozen with PAUL CROSBY from COLDWARDS – November 2021

A Dirty Dozen with PAUL CROSBY from COLDWARDS – November 2021

| 18 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “ColdWards (pronounced Cold-Words) – is a four-piece rock band with three family members including drummer Paul Crosby of Grammy nominated + Gold and Platinum awarded Saliva, and his two sons. Youngest son Zac, (Vocals/ All things electronic -Loops, samples, synths, etc). And oldest son, Sean (Vocals/Guitar), with the band also consisting […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: HADLEY KENNARY – Crooked Roots [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: HADLEY KENNARY – Crooked Roots [EP]

| 18 November 2021 | Reply

Label: Independent Release Date: October 29, 2021 Rating: 92% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Sometimes a pop-flavored 5-track soundtrack is exactly what is needed to pass some time and help with the workflow.  The latest release from Hadley Kennary is a perfect example of that ‘just under 20 minute’ slice of goodness.  Disc opener “Orbit” kicks things […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DARREN MOSS from ESCAPE RING – November 2021

A Dirty Dozen with DARREN MOSS from ESCAPE RING – November 2021

| 16 November 2021 | Reply

1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find? The song is called “Winning The War.” One of the things I struggle with […]

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LIVE: SILVERSUN PICKUPS – November 11, 2021

LIVE: SILVERSUN PICKUPS – November 11, 2021

| 16 November 2021 | Reply

Venue: The Vogue Theater City: Indianapolis, IN Date: November 11, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) Silversun Pickups have started their long-awaited tour in support of the 2019 release Widow’s Weeds. Like so many entertainers, the pandemic derailed live appearances. As they finally get to showcase their latest release, it will be on the heels […]

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INTERVIEW: ALLIE COLLEEN – November 2021

INTERVIEW: ALLIE COLLEEN – November 2021

| 13 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Allie Colleen, an on-the-rise singer/songwriter, has announced the release of “Stones,” the final single and title track off her high demand debut album of the same name. The stand-your-ground lyrics were co-written by Sara Brice,  De’Leah Shane, Tony McVaney and Allie Colleen. The new music was produced by Joe Costa and Ben Watts, engineered by Matt “Buster” […]

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LIVE: MELISSA ETHERIDGE – November 9, 2021

LIVE: MELISSA ETHERIDGE – November 9, 2021

| 12 November 2021 | Reply

Venue: Ruth Eckerd Hall City: Clearwater, FL Date: November 9, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Melissa Etheridge brought a packed setlist, a great attitude, and a ton of energy to Ruth Eckerd Hall on a Tuesday night as she inched closer to not only the end of the One Way Out […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CLOCKWISE ON FIRE – November 2021

A Dirty Dozen with CLOCKWISE ON FIRE – November 2021

| 10 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Clockwise On Fire is the musical union of longtime friends and collaborators Tim Arnold [Good Old War, Anthony Green] and Brian Lynch. The duo, who blur the lines between eloquent songcraft and instrumental fluidity, channel a spirit of unbridled freedom on their forthcoming debut album. On the 8-song collection, mixed by Jason Cupp [Maps and Atlases, American […]

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3/4’s of a Dirty Dozen with ADAM HOLLAND from VALENTINE – November 2021

3/4’s of a Dirty Dozen with ADAM HOLLAND from VALENTINE – November 2021

| 9 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Adam Holland is a veteran musician, songwriter and producer with three major record deals, two major publishing deals, MTV videos, national tours, network television spots, magazines and numerous endorsements. With his good friend Gerard Zappa, Adam formed the band Valentine in1984. Major management, label and publishing deals soon followed. […]

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LIVE: STARSET – November 4, 2021

LIVE: STARSET – November 4, 2021

| 9 November 2021 | Reply

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: November 4, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (rachelcraigmedia.com) Starset’s transmissions are back online. The space and technology-inspired hard rock band is currently touring again after the recent release of their album, HORIZONS. They brought The Word Alive and All Good Things with them to The Mill […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SEAN MALLETT from UNVEIL THE STRENGTH – November 2021

A Dirty Dozen with SEAN MALLETT from UNVEIL THE STRENGTH – November 2021

| 7 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “UNVEIL THE STRENGTH released their brand new single “KILL (All The Memories)” to all major platforms along with a video based on the bands love of video games. Unveil The Strength will also be releasing “KILL” coffee which will be their second batch following the release of “Vengeance” morning blend. What is Strength? Is it what you have, or is it what you have when you have nothing at all? […]

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LIVE: GOJIRA – November 2, 2021

LIVE: GOJIRA – November 2, 2021

| 7 November 2021 | Reply

Venue: Knoxville Civic Center City: Knoxville, TN Date: November 2, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (rachelcraigmedia.com) Gojira are back on stage again to support their newest album Fortitude – and they brought a unique lineup with them. The Knoxville Civic Auditorium hosted the French metal band on November 2, along with Knocked Loose and Alien Weaponry. […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with AVI WISNIA – November 2021

Almost A Dirty Dozen with AVI WISNIA – November 2021

| 7 November 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Philadelphia songwriter Avi Wisnia is pleased to announce Catching Leaves, his first full-length album in more than a decade, out November 5th. Produced by acclaimed bassist/conductor Ken Pendergast (Melody Gardot, Macy Gray), the collection follows the passing of Wisnia’s brother, who first introduced him to the joy of music, and grandfather, a singer […]

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