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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: RYAN HAMILTON from RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – September 2020

INTERVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON from RYAN HAMILTON & THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts will release their new album Nowhere To Go But Everywhere on September 18th via Wicked Cool Records. The follow up to 2019’s This Is The Sound (which won an Independent Music Award for ‘Best Indie Album’), Nowhere To Go But Everywhere was written by Ryan during a long road trip across the USA with his […]

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A Dirty Dozen with VICTORIA BAILEY – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with VICTORIA BAILEY – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Huntington Beach, CA-based classic country singer-songwriter Victoria Bailey is set to release her new album, Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline, on September 18, 2020, via Rock Ridge Music. Grounding Bailey’s timeless country music palette is her crystalline voice; an inviting warm tone with the occasional flutter that transports you back in time […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALEXANDER WREN – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ALEXANDER WREN – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “A Ft. Wayne, Indiana native, Alexander Wren grew up under the influence of an Epiphone-playing wedding-singer mother and a Hank Williams-loving father, churchgoing ‘salt of the earth’ people who taught him to follow his heart. They raised him right, introducing him to the glories of Ray Charles, Blind Willie […]

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A Dirty Dozen with AVAT – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with AVAT – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “AVAT — comprised of Roland Velazquez (vocals), Jonathan Rivera (bass), and Dimitri Anchipolovsky (guitar) — formed in 2015 and have continued to dole out charging riffs, bewilderingly catchy leads, and soaring vocals. The band was described by Revolver as “hard-hitting,” and fans of Killswitch Engage, Trivium, and Protest the Hero will find […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TOMMY MARZ – September 2020

A Dirty Dozen with TOMMY MARZ – September 2020

| 18 September 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Singer/songwriter Tommy Marz has released his new single “Summer Bummer” today, marking the first original song to be released off his forthcoming EP, Chasing Light, due out September 23rd. As summer has now unofficially come to an end, Marz decided to use the music video for the song as a commemorative sendoff by featuring footage from fans […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALBORN – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ALBORN – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Formed in 2016, Northern Illinois based alternative metal band Alborn consists of Justin Taylor (guitar/vocals), Alex Raser (drums/vocals), Zame Lewis (bass) and Nate Guske (guitar). Their sound has been compared to Deftones or a heavier version of Alice in Chains, but make no mistake, Alborn has created something unique, hard and melodic. In August 2020, the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with RYAN PARRISH from IN PARALLEL – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with RYAN PARRISH from IN PARALLEL – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Nashville, TN’s In Parallel have dropped another track off their upcoming new EP “Fashioner” mixed by Ken Andrews (Failure, Year Of The Rabbit) and out September 4th on Wiretap Records. The band, which consists of members of Celebrity & Hopesfall, released their debut album “Broken Codes” in 2018, which yielded seven songs – touching on themes of power, control, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with PADDY from NASTY – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with PADDY from NASTY – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Gnarly, metallic hardcore outfit NASTY have shared the video for “666AM.” “Back from hell on your train to damnation,” the band says about this clip. With their tireless work ethic and positive attitude, NASTY has become an international force, playing everywhere from Europe, USA, and Russia to Brazil, Japan, China, and Korea. They also joined in countless […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JESSE STOPNITZKY from CHASER – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with JESSE STOPNITZKY from CHASER – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “California skatepunk unit CHASER have unveiled a music video for their latest single “Look Alive.” Comprised of Mike LeDonne (singer), Jesse Stopnitzky (bassist/vocals), Bill Hockmuth (guitarist) and Davey Guy (drums), CHASER shares the same love for punk rock as the rest of us, hoping to make a difference. For the last two years, CHASER toured […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MARK ANDERSON from DITCHWATER – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with MARK ANDERSON from DITCHWATER – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Chicago’s hard rock band Ditchwater releases their seventh album, Never Say Never, via Pavement Entertainment. Ditchwater has recorded six independent albums over the years. With the release of Never Say Never, the band has focused on cultivating a sound all of their own with these ten tracks, while also providing a modern cover of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with BRENDAN SCHOLZ from MERCY MUSIC – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with BRENDAN SCHOLZ from MERCY MUSIC – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Las Vegas, NV punk/pop-punk trio Mercy Music have announced their forthcoming new album titled Nothing In The Dark out this September via Wiretap Records (US) and SBAM Records (EU). Mercy Music has described itself as “sad bastard power pop,” but anyone who has felt the weight of face-tattooed frontman Brendan […]

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A Dirty Dozen with STEEL ZARD from RISING STEEL – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with STEEL ZARD from RISING STEEL – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “French heavy metal merchants RISING STEEL have released the title track to their upcoming album, “Fight Them All” for your listening pleasure! This is fast and furious heavy metal akin to legends like Nevermore and Annihilator. If you like classic heavy and power metal with a touch of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with BRENTON HARRIS from CATHOLIC GUILT – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with BRENTON HARRIS from CATHOLIC GUILT – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “To hype the release of their second EP This Is What Honesty Sounds Like (out 28 August on Wiretap Records) Melbourne, Australia punk rockers Catholic Guilt have released Furrend Finder, a 100% free and 100% cute three-level 8-bit platformer, that is the purrfect distraction you need in your life […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ASHLEY RILEY – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ASHLEY RILEY – August 2020

| 27 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Decatur, IL-based Americana singer-songwriter Ashley Riley is set to release her latest single, “Close to Me,” on August 28, 2020. “Close to Me” won the Midwest Music Expo Listening Panel in May 2020, and after many requests from fans that she release it, Riley decided it was high time to officially […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ROB WILLIAMS – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ROB WILLIAMS – August 2020

| 26 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Richmond, VA-based Americana/roots rock singer-songwriter Rob Williams is set to release his fourth album, Weathering the Storm, Vol. 1, on August 28, 2020. A natural storyteller who crafts melodies and narratives with intelligence and ease, Williams is known for his compelling, character-driven songs, and, with his new album, he shares his most moving […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MAGNOLIA BAYOU – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with MAGNOLIA BAYOU – August 2020

| 25 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Mississippi based, Southern Blues / Rock Band MAGNOLIA BAYOU has released their newest single, “Sweet Magnolia.” Delicate and uplifting, “Sweet Magnolia” features background vocals by MAGGIE BROWN along with GUS BARNETT (harp) and WALTON JONES (organ and piano), and was recorded at NATCHEZ SOUND STUDIO. Available to download / stream online, “Sweet Magnolia” is off of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ETERNAL FREQUENCY – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with ETERNAL FREQUENCY – August 2020

| 25 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Harrisburg, PA based Heavy Rock band ETERNAL FREQUENCY has released the official music video for their new single, “Parasite.” Directed by Eric DiCarlo, the single was produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland of Atrium Audio. Eternal Frequency is a young, up and coming band hailing from Harrisburg Pennsylvania who use anthemic rock and roll as […]

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WAKE THE SUN PRESENTS NEW RECORDING EMANATING FROM COLLABORATION FORGED AND HARDENED THROUGH ELECTRONIC CONDUITS VOID OF FACE TO FACE INTERACTION DURING PANDEMIC

WAKE THE SUN PRESENTS NEW RECORDING EMANATING FROM COLLABORATION FORGED AND HARDENED THROUGH ELECTRONIC CONDUITS VOID OF FACE TO FACE INTERACTION DURING PANDEMIC

| 25 August 2020 | Reply

Huntington, NY — Wake The Sun has premiered the newly recorded composition “Tell Em All Again” and its accompanying video. The band chose not to sit idle while immersed in the global pandemic, opting to utilize modern technology to collaborate while social distancing. The results capture the core nuances, energy and musicianship define the band’s […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SIMON McBRIDE – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with SIMON McBRIDE – August 2020

| 25 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Simon McBride will release his 3rd EP Trouble digitally on October 23 via earMUSIC and already gives a first insight into the upcoming release. After the release of his EPs Show Me How To Love and 100 Days in 2019, Simon now starts the third chapter of his rocking journey with a cover version of Bryan Adams’ “Kids […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KYLE MORRIS from THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES – August 2020

A Dirty Dozen with KYLE MORRIS from THE UNLIKELY CANDIDATES – August 2020

| 25 August 2020 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Formed in Fort Worth, Texas in 2008, The Unlikely Candidates have released three EP’s since 2013, and are grateful that years of hardship and hard work finally yielded rabid fans and rave reviews. As the song goes: It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock & roll and in […]

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