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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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A Dirty Dozen with MOTHS – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with MOTHS – June 2022

According to a recent press release: “Puerto Rican prog/stoner rockers MOTHS have released the first single from their upcoming debut album. The new track, “Unbound,” is out now – with a lyric video premiering now via Ghost Cult Magazine. Every band wants to strike a pristine balance between evoking their influences, embracing their originality, and earning their place within the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MATTI from BLACKTOOTHED – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with MATTI from BLACKTOOTHED – June 2022

According to a recent press release: “Leipzig-based rock outfit blacktoothed will issue their debut album JULI, out July 29 via Arising Empire. Today, the band has shared the video for “Between You and the World.” With its calm verse, energetic chorus, and screaming guitar solo, “Between You & The World” deals with the worries and fears of today’s society. JULI was created in collaboration with the producing team […]

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LIVE: TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – June 28, 2022

LIVE: TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND – June 28, 2022

Venue: TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park City: Indianapolis, IN Date: June 28, 2022 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) Grammy winning Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their mix of blues and rock to a packed TCU Amphitheater. The 12-piece ensemble is out on their Wheels of Soul 2022 tour in support of their latest release I […]

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INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY from PROJECTED – June 2022

INTERVIEW: JOHN CONNOLLY from PROJECTED – June 2022

| 27 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “With society consumed by hardline opinions on opposite extremes, neither side of a conversation tends to bend an ear to the other. It sucks the oxygen out of human interaction and leaves us gasping for a healthy breath. Projected explore this social suffocation on their third full-length offering, the aptly titled […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with OREN HELMET from OHP – June 2022

Almost A Dirty Dozen with OREN HELMET from OHP – June 2022

| 25 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Israel born and LA based heavy rock artist OHP (OREN HALMUT) has taken the 2017, chart dominating, award winning single, “Shape of You,” and twisted it with his trademark savagery into an inhuman metal banger! With a live music video produced, directed, and edited by the enigmatic artist, OHP’s “Shape of You” trades […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Threesome, Vol. 3 [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: THE LICKERISH QUARTET – Threesome, Vol. 3 [EP]

| 25 June 2022 | Reply

Label: Stranger Danger Records and Tapes Release Date: May 20, 2022 Rating: 98% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Wrapping up the trio of discs that make up The Lickerish Quartet’s Threesome, Vol. 3 comes at us with four more slabs of goodness that not only build on the other tracks, but help tie them all together […]

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NEWS: OZZY OSBOURNE CONFIRMS SEPTEMBER 9 AS RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM ‘PATIENT NUMBER 9’ (EPIC)

NEWS: OZZY OSBOURNE CONFIRMS SEPTEMBER 9 AS RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM ‘PATIENT NUMBER 9’ (EPIC)

| 25 June 2022 | Reply

OZZY is back. Mark September 9 on your calendar as the release date for PATIENT NUMBER 9, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter OZZY OSBOURNE’s new album and the first since his critically acclaimed, worldwide, chart-topping 2020 ORDINARY MAN release. The album’s self-titled first single and video have today (Friday, June 24) been released […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: CINEMA STEREO – Cinema Stereo

MUSIC REVIEW: CINEMA STEREO – Cinema Stereo

| 24 June 2022 | Reply

Label: Independent Release Date: June 24, 2022 Rating: 98% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur If nothing else, 2022 has introduced me to some new artists – new in general or just new to me.  The former is the case of Orlando, FL’s Cinema Stereo who are dropping their debut release this week after delivering three singles […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN KLEIN from VALLEYHEART – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN KLEIN from VALLEYHEART – June 2022

| 23 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Massachusetts trio VALLEYHEART, who craft dynamic, cinematic alternative rock earmarked by lyrical eloquence and sweet melodies, are pleased to announce their second album Heal My Head, out June 3 via Tooth & Nail. Valleyheart’s music summons the biggest and smallest corners of emotions alike, which has garnered them millions of streams and acclaim from American Songwriter, FLOOD, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LUIS DIAS from MOONSHADE – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with LUIS DIAS from MOONSHADE – June 2022

| 23 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Moonshade will release their second album As We Set The Skies Ablaze on July, 22nd 2022. After releasing the singles “Epitaph” and “Blood Of The Titans,” “Everlasting Horizons” is the third single from Moonshade’s sophomore album. The song is now available on all major streaming platforms. This song was taken from Moonshade’s upcoming album As We Set […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JARED ROHDE from COUNTERPUNCH – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with JARED ROHDE from COUNTERPUNCH – June 2022

| 23 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Chicago’s melodic punk rock darlings Counterpunch return with Rewire, their long-awaited follow-up LP to 2014’s acclaimed Bruises. Delivering a patented blend of potent harmonies and showcasing exactly what they do best, ‘Rewire’ ushers in a new era for the punk rock stalwarts. Counterpunch is a four piece powerhouse that has been bringing […]

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INTERVIEW: CHUCK WRIGHT – June 2022

INTERVIEW: CHUCK WRIGHT – June 2022

| 22 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Chuck Wright is proud and excited to release his debut solo album, Sheltering Sky, on Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records, on May 20. The album features guest appearances by 40 of Wright’s musical peers including keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Billy Idol), guitarist Lanny Cordola (House of Lords), vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (Yngwie Malmsteen), Troy […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WHO ON EARTH  – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with WHO ON EARTH – June 2022

| 22 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “New Jersey hard rock quintet WHO ON EARTH are back with another hard-hitting single and video from their forthcoming debut album, Blame, due out this fall. The new track, titled “On The Brink”, delivers a potent combination of earth moving vocals, guitar virtuosity, powerful bass, and thunderous drums that have seemingly been lost in the modern-day shuffle! Somebody […]

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LIVE: HINDER wsg NO RESOLVE – June 14, 2022

LIVE: HINDER wsg NO RESOLVE – June 14, 2022

| 21 June 2022 | Reply

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Dates: June 14, 2022 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Hinder and The Machine Shop go back as far as 2005, as it was pointed out during the show.  The crowd is always amazing, packed, and energetic and demands the best from the band.  To kick the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with STACY ANTONEL – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with STACY ANTONEL – June 2022

| 21 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Nashville-based retro Americana singer-songwriter Stacy Antonel is set to release her debut album, Always the Outsider, independently on June 17, 2022. An idiosyncratic artist with a background in classical piano, Antonel makes clever Americana that feels both vintage and hyper-modern at the same time. Rooted in classic country but influenced by jazz, pop, and R&B, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LOVE CRUSHED VELVET – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with LOVE CRUSHED VELVET – June 2022

| 21 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Today, with the release of the mind-melting music video for “The Future,” the NYC post-punk outfit Love Crushed Velvet reveals details of their new studio album ‘Souls and the Barren Heart,’ out July 22nd. Inspired by post-pandemic Manhattan and the untapped chaos of urban life, the album features taut, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MEREDITH LAZOWSKI – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with MEREDITH LAZOWSKI – June 2022

| 21 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Toronto-based Americana singer-songwriter Meredith Lazowski is set to release her debut album, Other Way Home, independently on June 17, 2022. Other Way Home presents a collection of 10 distinctive songs, each beckoning like a siren tempting us to take risks and face our undying desires, the songs mirroring the landscapes of life – from the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with A FITTING REVENGE – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with A FITTING REVENGE – June 2022

| 17 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Rochester, NY based Heavy Melodic Metal band A FITTING REVENGE has released the official music video for their single, “The Overthrow.” Produced by Jack Daniels (WAR OF AGES) with SickTones Studio (Life By Death, Fleshkiller), with mastering by John Douglass (Nile, Carnifex, Amon Amarth Records), “The Overthrow” is off of the band’s upcoming album, Omnipresence, due to release July 1, 2022. Breaking onto […]

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NEWS: Shinedown Announces Veeps Free Global Livestream Of Planet Zero Album Release Day Show and In-Store Signing on July 1st

NEWS: Shinedown Announces Veeps Free Global Livestream Of Planet Zero Album Release Day Show and In-Store Signing on July 1st

| 17 June 2022 | Reply

Following the recent arrival of their new single “Daylight,” multi-platinum rock band Shinedown have announced that they will be celebrating the release of their new studio album Planet Zero with a free Veeps global livestream of their album release day event on July 1st. Taking place at Daddy Kool Records in St. Petersburg, FL, beginning at 3pm EST, Shinedown will perform a ticketed free outdoor show followed by a celebration and signing in-store with fans. Please visit the event […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JON ELMALEH from NAPOLEON – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with JON ELMALEH from NAPOLEON – June 2022

| 17 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Based in Toronto ON, Alt-Punk four-piece ​Napoleon​ has been attracting attention from fans and media alike within their local Toronto scene since they formed in early 2018. The band has managed to develop an impressive resume in the short period of time they have been active, performing alongside bands such […]

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