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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: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES – Rise

MUSIC REVIEW: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES – Rise

| 8 August 2019 | Reply

Label: earMUSIC Release Date: June 21, 2019 Rating: 99% I loved the debut release from Hollywood Vampires, but let’s be honest – it was hard not to.  It was full of classic material played by amazing musicians that came together for the love of music.  When the sophomore effort was announced, I was curious what […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: SANDNESS – Untamed

MUSIC REVIEW: SANDNESS – Untamed

| 7 August 2019 | Reply

Label: Rockshots Records Release Date: June 14, 2019 Rating: 86% It is always interesting when new music is sent my way… and even better when it is really good stuff from someone that wasn’t on my radar.  That said, the latest from Italian rockers Sandness is a great surprise that is slowly taking over the time […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: JESS BY THE LAKE – Under The Red Light Shine

MUSIC REVIEW: JESS BY THE LAKE – Under The Red Light Shine

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

Label: Svart Records Release Date: June 7, 2019 Rating: 90% Having dug the last release from Jess and The Ancient Ones’ last release, I had high hopes for front woman Jasmin Saarela’s solo debut, released under the moniker Jess By The Lake.  The eight track disc leans more into a rock vibe than the previous efforts […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: SOTO – Origami

MUSIC REVIEW: SOTO – Origami

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

Label: InsideOut Music Release Date: May 24, 2019 Rating: 100% Jeff Scott Soto is one of my favorite singers and always seems to release material that hits the proverbial bulls-eye in my opinion.  The same can be said for his latest from the band that bears his last name.  Disc opener “HyperMania” is a killer […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JONATHAN PRUITT and PAUL LAWRENCE from SAY NEVER – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JONATHAN PRUITT and PAUL LAWRENCE from SAY NEVER – August 2019

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Heavy Rock Band SAY NEVER has released the official music video for their single, “Do it Again (featuring Billy Grey).” Veterans of the thriving Atlanta, GA. music scene, Jonathan Pruitt and Paul Lawrence teamed up to form Say Never. An energetic stage show coupled with crafting powerfully relateable songs that contain […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JACOB CADE from THE BRKN – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JACOB CADE from THE BRKN – August 2019

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “It would be impossible to walk away from a Jacob Cade performance without being overwhelmed by the sheer energy he brings to the stage. Mixing old school rock and roll guitar shredding with dance moves straight out of modern pop, Jacob has tapped into a style that is […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LOU DIBELLO – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LOU DIBELLO – August 2019

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Guitarist Lou DiBello certainly showed the world he is most talented on the six-string with his previous album, Heat Wave (which contained the rocking highlight, “Full Throttle”). On August 2, 2019, he will prove that its predecessor was no fluke, with the release of American Hard Rock.” We get Lou to discuss new music, influences, […]

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LIVE: moe. / BLUES TRAVELER – July 31, 2019

LIVE: moe. / BLUES TRAVELER – July 31, 2019

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park City: Indianapolis, IN Date: July 31, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) Blues Traveler and moe. have teamed up for the All Roads Run Around Tour 2019. They dropped into Indy which had another spectacular late July night for the show. For a Wednesday […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with SHRIMP COCKTAIL of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

Almost A Dirty Dozen with SHRIMP COCKTAIL of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN SNELL of CHMCL STR8JCKT – August 2019

A Dirty Dozen with KEVIN SNELL of CHMCL STR8JCKT – August 2019

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Working Class, Vintage Industrial Rock, dark and sinister with heavy synth/guitar sounds, drawing inspiration from early industrial and metal scenes. Blending metal guitar and late 80’s/early 90’s Industrial sounds. Signed to Cleopatra Records in June 2019 with their sophomore release, WRTCHD THNGS, coming out August 2019, produced by […]

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A Dirty Dozen with HEATHER AND LACE of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with HEATHER AND LACE of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. It […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TIGGER! of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with TIGGER! of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

| 6 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with PHAEDRA BLACK of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with PHAEDRA BLACK of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MIDNIGHTWATERFAIRY of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MIDNIGHTWATERFAIRY of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. It […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALFIE JEAN of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ALFIE JEAN of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “The Michigan Burlesque Festival started in 2012 with the intent to bring some of the world’s most unique performers to Detroit in hopes of reuniting the traditional concepts of original burlesque theater, where dancers and vaudevillians shared a stage to provide well rounded and entertaining sexy comedic show. It […]

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INTERVIEW: CHERIE CURRIE – July 2019

INTERVIEW: CHERIE CURRIE – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

  According to her bio: “Cherie Currie’s extraordinary life reads like fiction. From a teenage rock star to becoming an accomplished Chainsaw Carving artist, Cherie has always taken the road less traveled. Cherie Currie has been an artist her entire life, but only in the last several years has her creativity led her to the craft of professional […]

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INTERVIEW: LAWRENCE GOWAN of STYX – July 2019

INTERVIEW: LAWRENCE GOWAN of STYX – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers STYX–Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—kicked off their 2019 headlining tour January 11 in Phoenix, AZ. After 14 years, STYX’s sonically sweet […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DUSTIN RYE of THEM FIXES – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with DUSTIN RYE of THEM FIXES – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Hard Rock duo THEM FIXES has released their debut EP, Electric Prophetic, with a full streaming of the single, “Kill the Nights.” Them Fixes is 2 dudes steeped in Nashville dive bars striving to climb new sonic heights by combining minimalist ingenuity, copious amounts of energy, and riff oriented rock.” We get Dustin to discuss new music, […]

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INTERVIEW: DONNIE VIE – July 2019

INTERVIEW: DONNIE VIE – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Original songwriter/lead vocalist of Enuff Z’Nuff, Donnie Vie, is back with his latest solo album, Beautiful Things, which was released on June 7th via Deko Music on CD/LP/Digital, with the first single “I Could Save The World” out on May 24th. The album also features special guests Paul Gilbert […]

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LIVE: THE FLAMING LIPS – July 26, 2019

LIVE: THE FLAMING LIPS – July 26, 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park City: Indianapolis, IN Date: July 26, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) The Flaming Lips returned to Indy on a gorgeous Friday night hot off the release of their 15th LP, Kings Mouth. They took the stage to the theme from 2001: A Space […]

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