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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: JOSH TODD of BUCKCHERRY – March 2019

INTERVIEW: JOSH TODD of BUCKCHERRY – March 2019

| 12 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Rockers Buckcherry are teaming up with Gear Gods to share exclusive behind the scenes footage of the making of Warpaint. The video is part two of a series of videos that will premiere on Gear Gods to promote the band’s upcoming full-length album. Warpaint, Buckcherry’s forthcoming LP, is set for release on March 8th via RED MUSIC. The […]

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LIVE: THE ACES – March 6, 2019

LIVE: THE ACES – March 6, 2019

| 12 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: El Club City: Detroit, MI Date: March 6, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) I have to admit, other than a few videos on YouTube and a press release or two, I didn’t know much about The Aces when I strolled into a PACKED El Club on a Wednesday night in […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TIM SWISHER of EYES OF THE LIVING – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with TIM SWISHER of EYES OF THE LIVING – March 2019

| 12 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “To get to know who Eyes of the Living are today, you must go back in time to look at their successful musical endeavors as individuals. Members of Eyes of the Living have composed music for national television shows, such as The Messengers, True Hollywood Story, That Metal Show, and Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour. On top of these accomplishments, they even had their music played on the greatest syndicated […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ZACH BEDSAUL of SAUL – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ZACH BEDSAUL of SAUL – March 2019

| 8 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Iowa based hard rock band SAUL released their new single “Brother” off of their latest EP titled AEONS to radio and it is now the #1 most spun song on SiriusXM Octane. The single is an emotional roller coaster about death and the struggles of dealing with loss. “Brother” is […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN CONNELLY of IRON AGE MYSTICS – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN CONNELLY of IRON AGE MYSTICS – March 2019

| 8 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Toronto, Canada based political rock band IRON AGE MYSTICS is returning the spirit of progressive protest to the genre with the first track off of their upcoming, debut LP, Pride Before the Fall, “Save it For the Revolution.” A rally cry for those who know that this system is a fraud, […]

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LIVE: SEVENDUST wsg TREMONTI – February 23, 2019

LIVE: SEVENDUST wsg TREMONTI – February 23, 2019

| 7 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: February 23, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) When I first heard about the Sevendust tour with Tremonti appearing as special guests, I couldn’t wait to fit one of the two SOLD OUT shows at The Machine Shop in Flint, MI into my schedule… […]

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LIVE: LP – February 27, 2019

LIVE: LP – February 27, 2019

Venue: Marathon Music Works City: Nashville, TN Date: February 27th, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith (www.jhs-photo.com) On a night with multiple concerts going on across the city the house was full over at Marathon Music Works for everyone to have a chance to see LP perform. The opener, Georgi Kay got onto stage […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MORTIIS – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MORTIIS – March 2019

| 3 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Norwegian visionary artist MORTIIS proudly announces his return to North America in 2019! The godfather of dungeon synth is set to embark on a 10-date trek from March 28th to April 7th 2019. After playing in Europe (including several festivals), Russia, Australia, Mexico and South America, MORTIIS will perform his Era 1 material in USA […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ANCA GRATER of ROSY VISTA – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ANCA GRATER of ROSY VISTA – March 2019

| 3 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Germany’s first female hard rock act Rosy Vista will release their new single and lyric video for “Crazy” today. The song is taken from the forthcoming album Unbelievable. “Crazy” is also the band’s first single featuring Anca Graterol (git, voc), Andrea Schwarz (voc), Marina Hlubek (dr) and Angela Mann (b) and, after more than 30 years, the Hanoverian ladies are getting themselves noticed again.” We […]

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INTERVIEW: JOHN STRICKLAND of LULLWATER – February 2019

INTERVIEW: JOHN STRICKLAND of LULLWATER – February 2019

| 2 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Athens, GA based alternative rock band LULLWATER has released their hotly anticipated new LP, Voodoo. For more than a decade, alt rockers Lullwater have been blazing their way to the top of the industry thanks to their gritty, Southern-infused sound and straight-up, raw performances. Voodoo, their latest effort and arguably their best work to date, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ERIK BARATH of INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND – March 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ERIK BARATH of INDESTRUCTIBLE NOISE COMMAND – March 2019

| 2 March 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Connecticut quintet Indestructible Noise Command (I.N.C.) have played uncompromising thrash since 1985 when Erik Barath and Dennis Gergely formed the band in high school. After a pair of albums on a major label, the band took some time off before making a full-on return in 2010. On March 8th, their fifth […]

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LIVE: WALK THE MOON – February 17, 2019

LIVE: WALK THE MOON – February 17, 2019

| 1 March 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: February 17, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig Walk The Moon is yet another mainstream band that has left me impressed after seeing them live. The band wrapped up their tour at the Mill & Mine in Knoxville, TN in front of a sold out crowd […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TREV LUKATHER and JULES GALLI of ZFG – February 2019

A Dirty Dozen with TREV LUKATHER and JULES GALLI of ZFG – February 2019

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Serendipitous is an adjective that describes accidentally being in the right place at the right time, like bumping into a good friend in some unusual location, or finding a hundred dollar bill on the ground. The word could also be used well in describing the inception of the […]

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LIVE: SWITCHFOOT – February 15, 2019

LIVE: SWITCHFOOT – February 15, 2019

| 25 February 2019 | Reply

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: February 15, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig Switchfoot kicked off the second night of their Native Tongue tour at the Mill & Mine, a beautiful venue to showcase this rock band’s positive message and stunning production. The show began with singer-songwriter and guitarist Tyson Motsenbocker, […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: STEPHEN PEARCY – View To A Thrill

MUSIC REVIEW: STEPHEN PEARCY – View To A Thrill

| 21 February 2019 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: November 9, 2018 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Stephen Pearcy has always marched to his own drum, whether as frontman of RATT or as a solo artist.  He bucked trends and veered from a sound he was aligned with when he recorded earlier solo efforts, but has […]

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A Dirty Dozen with SEBASTIAN LINNET of GHOST IRIS – February 2019

A Dirty Dozen with SEBASTIAN LINNET of GHOST IRIS – February 2019

| 20 February 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Ghost Iris premiered their new single and video “The Devil’s Plaything”. It’s the last single taken from the 3rd studio album “Apple Of Discord” which will be released on February 22nd, 2019 via Long Branch Records. The album will reflect the fundamental transformation the band has made since their founding only a […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ROYAL TUSK – Tusk II

MUSIC REVIEW: ROYAL TUSK – Tusk II

| 19 February 2019 | Reply

Label: eOne / Entertainment One Music Release Date: October 26, 2018 Rating: 9/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur I am not sure how these guys have stayed off my radar, but when I pushed my way through some late 2018 releases, this one popped into the fray, and I am so glad it did – […]

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Ten Quick Ones with SILVERTUNG – February 2019

Ten Quick Ones with SILVERTUNG – February 2019

| 19 February 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Silvertung and Thermal Entertainment have joined forces for the band’s forthcoming album (BUT, AT WHAT COST??!) to be released on February 15th, 2019. The first single “Done My Best” is now at radio and is available for streaming / download. A music video will be debuting next week. (BUT, AT WHAT COST??!) includes 7 driving tunes […]

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A Dirty Dozen with THE INFECTION – February 2019

A Dirty Dozen with THE INFECTION – February 2019

| 19 February 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Forming just two years ago, New York City’s The Infection has quickly infiltrated the hard rock scene with their heavy modern grooves and accessible hooks and melodies. Now, after teaming up with renowned Engineer Anthony Rocky Gallo (John Legend, Jon Bon Jovi, The Cult), they are releasing their debut single “Consequences” on Friday, […]

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LIVE: DOROTHY – February 9, 2019

LIVE: DOROTHY – February 9, 2019

| 18 February 2019 | Reply

Venue: Saint Andrews Hall City: Detroit, MI Date: February 9, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Dorothy first hit my musical radar last year when I caught her opening for Greta Van Fleet.  Her vocals are amazing, the songs structured perfectly and catchy as hell, and her band is tight.  With two […]

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