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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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MUSIC REVIEW: STYX – Crash Of The Crown

MUSIC REVIEW: STYX – Crash Of The Crown

| 17 June 2021 | Reply

  Label: Alpha Dog 2T/UMe Release Date: June 18, 2021 Rating: 94% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur After REALLY digging into Styx’s last effort, The Mission, and loving song after song, I was hesitant to dive into another album with the fear that it wouldn’t meet the bar that was raised their last go ’round.  Disc opener […]

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A Dirty Dozen with COREY HUGO from WINTERFOREVER – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with COREY HUGO from WINTERFOREVER – June 2021

| 17 June 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “winterforever is a post-hardcore band from Boise, Idaho. What started as a small side project in 2018 quickly grew into something much bigger than it was ever supposed to be. Honest and desperate are the first words that come to mind when asked about the context of winterforever’s songs. Corey […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WEATHERWORN – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with WEATHERWORN – June 2021

| 17 June 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Northern Virginia’s WEATHERWORN have just released their sophomore LP Postcards. The album features the recent single “Jets To Muncy” (featuring AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer). Pulling influence from bands like Saves the Day, the Get Up Kids, and Taking Back Sunday, Weatherworn introduces a new spin on the early ‘00s music scene: a dual vocal style, with rich, […]

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MONSTERS ON THE MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCED

MONSTERS ON THE MOUNTAIN ANNOUNCED

| 17 June 2021 | Reply

  The inaugural Monsters on the Mountain (MOTM), a three-day hard rock music experience brought to you by the creators of the pioneering Monsters of Rock Cruise, has been announced for this October 15th-17th at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge in Tennessee’s beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. This immersive fan and artist celebration will be the first “Monsters” event in almost two years, so attendees will definitely […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KRIS RODGERS from KRIS RODGERS & THE DIRTY GEMS – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with KRIS RODGERS from KRIS RODGERS & THE DIRTY GEMS – June 2021

| 17 June 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Summer: it’s a time to get dirty and a time to shine. It’s only natural, then, that summertime 2021 will see the release of a collection of new songs capturing both sides of that spectrum: Still Dirty, the rollicking Wicked Cool Records debut release from Portland, Maine’s Kris Rodgers & The Dirty […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ROB & JACKIE WOLF – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ROB & JACKIE WOLF – June 2021

| 17 June 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Rob and Jackie Wolf are relatively new to the Nashville Country music scene, a brother and sister duo based in Nashville, TN. hailing from Southern Montana, near Bozemen. Jackie is a graduate of Belmont University with a degree in Music Business  and Rob started playing at age 15 […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ASHES TO OMENS – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ASHES TO OMENS – June 2021

| 15 June 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Ashes to Omens is a five-piece multi-genre rock band, hailing from Athens, Georgia. The band formed in the summer of 2017 by James Branton when he met guitarist David Gaines and bassist Christopher Blake. The 3 musicians had immediate musical chemistry. Their sound has been described as “melodic” […]

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LIVE: DREW HOLCOMB and the NEIGHBORS – June 11, 2021

LIVE: DREW HOLCOMB and the NEIGHBORS – June 11, 2021

| 15 June 2021 | Reply

Venue: Holliday Park City: Indianapolis, IN Date: June 11, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) Indianapolis welcomed the return of live music with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors at Rock the Ruins at Holliday Park. The grounds were divided in pods for distancing, but the mask mandate has been lifted and things felt close […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: THE VENOMOUS PINKS – Based On A True Story [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: THE VENOMOUS PINKS – Based On A True Story [EP]

| 12 June 2021 | Reply

Label: Independent Release Date: April 23, 2021 Rating: 85% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur What can I say… sometimes a punk band comes out of the woodwork and hits me over the head with a folding chair.  Earlier this year, it was the latest EP form The Venomous Pinks that did exactly that.  Not my normal fair, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: DIRTY HONEY – Dirty Honey

MUSIC REVIEW: DIRTY HONEY – Dirty Honey

| 12 June 2021 | Reply

Label: Dirt Records Release Date: April 23, 2021 Rating: 95% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur 2021 is shaping up to be the year of great new albums from new(ish) artists.  I was lucky enough to check out Dirty Honey when they released their debut EP and then interview guitarist John and check out the band live in February […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: MAMMOTH WVH – MAMMOTH WVH

MUSIC REVIEW: MAMMOTH WVH – MAMMOTH WVH

| 11 June 2021 | Reply

Label: EX1 Records Release Date: June 11, 2021 Rating: 100% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur It was inevitable that a kid with the talented DNA of Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli would wind up somewhere in the entertainment industry.  Wolfgang jumped into the fray playing bass with Van Halen as well as other projects like Mark […]

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A Dirty Dozen with NANDO FERNANDES from BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with NANDO FERNANDES from BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER – June 2021

  According to a recent press release: “We have loved seeing all the great feedback for the upcoming self-titled debut album from Brother Against Brother, which features co-lead vocalists Nando Fernandes and Renan Zonta (Electric Mob). The band has just released a third single, ‘Deadly Sins’. Awesome melodic metal! Conceived by Serafino Perugino, President and A&R director of Frontiers Music Srl, Brother Against Brother is meant […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALEX OSIP from WITHOUT END – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ALEX OSIP from WITHOUT END – June 2021

  According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock/Metal band WITHOUT END released their new single “Save You” to all major platforms today. The single was produced by Nick Reitman. After a 2 year hiatus, on October 9th, 2020 the band released a music video for 2016 single “Creature Of Habit”, which featured the bands new look and line up. The […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ANGELA AUTUMN – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ANGELA AUTUMN – June 2021

  According to a recent press release: “Americana/folk singer-songwriter Angela Autumn is set to release her new album, Frontiers Woman, on June 4, 2021. A guitar player by trade who also plays clawhammer banjo, Autumn originally hails from Zelienople, Pennsylvania but now calls Nashville home. Like the weathered Appalachian mountain peaks of her home, her voice yodels, cascades, and breaks […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: GILBY CLARKE – The Gospel Truth

MUSIC REVIEW: GILBY CLARKE – The Gospel Truth

Label: Golden Robot Records Release Date: April 23, 2021 Rating: 88% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Gilby Clarke is one of those performers that is solid and consistent, if nothing else.  The latest disc of ten rockers is no exception.  Disc opener and title track “The Gospel Truth” gets things underway with a chugging bottom end that […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: QUINN SULLIVAN – Wide Awake

MUSIC REVIEW: QUINN SULLIVAN – Wide Awake

Label: Mascot Records Release Date: June 4, 2021 Rating: 100% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I dig some blues stuff and will take most of it for a spin, as long as it hits a rock vein.  That said, I dug into the latest from Quinn Sullivan because I really enjoyed his last effort, Midnight Highway.  Instead of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MATT EASTON from THE JENNY THING – May 2021

A Dirty Dozen with MATT EASTON from THE JENNY THING – May 2021

  According to a recent press release: “The Jenny Thing came together on the Berkeley campus of the University of California in 1991 when singer/guitarist Matt Easton met guitarist Shyam Rao. Matt and drummer Mike Phillips had grown up together, and both had been friends with bass player Ehren Becker since junior high. That first album, Me, was recorded shortly after the […]

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INTERVIEW: LEE AARON – JUNE 2021

INTERVIEW: LEE AARON – JUNE 2021

  According to a recent press release: “Multi-platinum, award-winning Canadian vocalist Lee Aaron is back with a collection of 12 brand-new originals that invite you to tune into the heartbeat of your personal radio dial and hear the best of what this rock ‘n’ roll legend has to offer. Like the FM stations that once ruled the airwaves, Radio On! is full of classic, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALEX MOORE and SPENCER LIVINGSTON from LIVINGMORE – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ALEX MOORE and SPENCER LIVINGSTON from LIVINGMORE – June 2021

  According to a recent press release: “Rising Los Angeles-based female-fronted alternative rock band Livingmore has released their new single “Got Me Feelin’ Like,” the latest off their sophomore full-length studio album Take Me, via Nomad Eel Records. “Got Me Feelin’ Like” tells the story of a larger-than-life “rhinestone cowboy” character envisioned by lead vocalist Alex Moore as showcased in the song’s official music video. Anchored by glossy […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DREW MCMANUS of SATSANG – June 2021

A Dirty Dozen with DREW MCMANUS of SATSANG – June 2021

  According to a recent press release: “All. Right. Now., the new album from Montana-based quartet Satsang, is an ode to their homestate, so it may come as no surprise that the album’s breathtaking opening track was written on a rock in the middle of the Stillwater river, in Montana’s southwest region. Written and recorded during an extended hiatus […]

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