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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 BILLY McKNIGHT from SOUL CIRCUS COWBOYS – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with BILLY McKNIGHT from SOUL CIRCUS COWBOYS – June 2022

| 11 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “A country band boasting Southern Rock attitude, Soul Circus Cowboys has put out record after record of powerful music that drips lived experience and robust sound. SCC is currently made up of Billy McKnight (lead vocals), Dewey Buxton (acoustic guitar/vocals), Ron Zebron (lead guitar/vocals), James Caulk (Bass), and Steven […]

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LIVE: LIVE & UNZOOMED featuring STYX & REO SPEEDWAGON – June 8, 2022

LIVE: LIVE & UNZOOMED featuring STYX & REO SPEEDWAGON – June 8, 2022

Venue: Pine Knob Music Theatre City: Clarkston, MI Dates: June 8, 2022 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Summer concert season is upon us, and it was no more evident than hitting Pine Knob (FINALLY get to call it that again in reviews) and catching another killer co-headlining tour from Styx and REO Speedwagon as […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MARK RUSSELL from CITIZEN RAGE – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with MARK RUSSELL from CITIZEN RAGE – June 2022

| 11 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Coming out of Calgary AB, team Citizen Rage is giving us a sneak peak into their new album Harsh Reality. Designed and animated by visual genius Dion Coursen, “For Worse or Better” is heavy, fast and a quick punch to the throat says singer Mark Russell. Being released on Toronto’s Cursed Blessing Records this first single […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LENI DiMANCARI from A RISING FORCE – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with LENI DiMANCARI from A RISING FORCE – June 2022

| 10 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “A Rising Force is set to release their second full-length studio album Eclipse On June 3rd 2022, fresh off the tail of their previous album Undertow. The new album contains 10 new tracks, featuring the first single “Believe”, which is also their brand-new video. The band recorded basic tracks in March of this year at Winterland Studios, then returned to Logic […]

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A Dirty Dozen with BIG DRINK – June 2022

A Dirty Dozen with BIG DRINK – June 2022

| 10 June 2022 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “UK pop-punk outfit Big Drink is releasing the new EP It Was Supposed To Be Easy, this Friday, June 3rd. The EP was recorded at Steel City Studios (BMTH, Hot Milk) and was produced, mixed and mastered by Alias Studio (owned by Chunk, No Captain Chunk!). Hailing from the quaint market towns of Newbury and Hereford, Big Drink (formerly A […]

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LIVE: CRADLE OF FILTH – June 3, 2022

LIVE: CRADLE OF FILTH – June 3, 2022

| 10 June 2022 | Reply

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Dates: June 3, 2022 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Cradle of Filth is once again traversing the United States and as the tour winds down, they made another appearance at The Machine Shop and brought another cool band Frayle with them.  The place was full of […]

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LIVE: SNAKE PIT CONCERT – May 29, 2022

LIVE: SNAKE PIT CONCERT – May 29, 2022

Venue: Indianapolis Motor Speedway City: Indianapolis, IN Date: May 29, 2022 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) After a three-year hiatus, the Snake Pit at Indianapolis Motor Speedway returned with a killer lineup. The infield of the Indy 500 track opened early and the first show got underway around 7:15 AM. The Dutch duo Yellow Claw got […]

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Shinedown Releases Soaring Anthem About Our Human Connections

Shinedown Releases Soaring Anthem About Our Human Connections

Multi-platinum band Shinedown have released their soaring and poignant anthem “Daylight.” Offering an assurance that you are never alone, the single’s meaningful portrait of a vital human connection reflects the importance of our relationships and the people in our lives whose support and empathy help get us through to the next day. “This is about […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with RAYGUN ROMANCE – June 2022

Almost A Dirty Dozen with RAYGUN ROMANCE – June 2022

According to a recent press release: “Electronic Rock/Synth Pop project RAYGUN ROMANCE (former POWERMAN 5000 Guitarist TY OLIVER) has unleashed the official music video for his newest Dark Synth masterpiece, “Adore You.” Filmed by Marie Ilene and the inimitable front-man (who also edited), “Adore You” features burlesque dancer and pinup Princess Miss Spent Youth.” We get Ty to discuss new music, influences, and more… 1. Tell us […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: ROZZI – Berry [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: ROZZI – Berry [EP]

Label: BMG Release Date: April 22, 2022 Rating: 100% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Another EP rolled across my email during tax season and planted itself in my ears and has remained there waiting for a proper listen and review to flow from my speakers, through my hands, and across the web.  This six-track collection has different […]

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LIVE: NONPOINT – May 20, 2022

LIVE: NONPOINT – May 20, 2022

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Dates: May 20, 2022 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) I love coming “home” to The Machine Shop.  Not only is it one of my favorite venues filled with some amazing people employees family, but some of the most fun bands come through time after time and […]

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LIVE: CARB DAY CONCERTS – May 27, 2022

LIVE: CARB DAY CONCERTS – May 27, 2022

Venue: Indianapolis Motor Speedway City: Indianapolis, IN Date: May 27, 2022 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com) The Indianapolis Motor Speedway welcomed back fans to the infield for the first time in three years. The Carb Day concert series starts the three-day weekend of the Indy 500 with classic rock musicians. This year’s performers were Morris […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TYLER ENNIS from OF VIRTUE – May 2022

A Dirty Dozen with TYLER ENNIS from OF VIRTUE – May 2022

According to a recent press release: “Progression — or more generally, change — is a constant in music. In order to adapt and survive, bands must grow and develop. Midwestern metal act Of Virtue understand this reality and keep growing and evolving! The band has now signed to Arising Empire and has shared the video for “Sinner.” Of Virtue were formed in 2008 and catapulted onto the Michigan […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JACOB DERAPS from DERAPS – May 2022

A Dirty Dozen with JACOB DERAPS from DERAPS – May 2022

According to a recent press release: “Today, Deraps release the official video for “Live Fast Die Slow,” the second single from their self-titled debut album, which will be released on June 17 via Metalville Records. The video for the track, which will also be released as a digital single this Friday, May 20th. The young, explosive Canadian/Australian power-trio Deraps is already considered […]

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A Dirty Dozen with THE ONE EIGHTIES – May 2022

A Dirty Dozen with THE ONE EIGHTIES – May 2022

According to a recent press release: “The One Eighties is a name that aptly suits the duo comprised of Daniel Cook and Autumn Brand down to their core.  Most artists dream of getting just a smidgen of the high praise their former band New Reveille received for their debut album The Keep.  From The New […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with SOPHIA MARIE – May 2022

Almost A Dirty Dozen with SOPHIA MARIE – May 2022

According to a recent press release: “LA raised singer-songwriter Sophia Marie’s music is autobiographical. Each of her songs tells the story of a young life in progress. From leaving the sunny, casual west coast for a more buttoned-up DC life at Georgetown University (where she studies International Politics) to a life-changing semester abroad in Dublin, to unrequited romances […]

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INTERVIEW: DANI FILTH from CRADLE OF FILTH – May 2022

INTERVIEW: DANI FILTH from CRADLE OF FILTH – May 2022

According to a recent press release: “Austrian rock and metal empire Napalm Records is thrilled to announce their exciting new partnership with English extreme metal titans CRADLE OF FILTH, who have just signed a worldwide contract with the label! Positioned firmly at the top of the extreme black metal genre, CRADLE OF FILTH – led and revolutionized by iconic frontman Dani Filth – reign supreme as […]

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LIVE: GOGOL BORDELLO – May 21, 2022

LIVE: GOGOL BORDELLO – May 21, 2022

Venue: Brooklyn Bowl City: Nashville, TN Date: May 21, 2022 Review and Photographs by: Jacob Smith On the last night of their North American leg of their Solidaritine Tour with which part of all proceeds are being donated to Care.org’s Ukrainian Crisis Response; Gogol Bordello with support from Amigo the Devil played to an almost sold-out venue of […]

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A Dirty Dozen with AVARIN – May 2022

A Dirty Dozen with AVARIN – May 2022

According to a recent press release: “Mumbai based producer & singer-songwriter Avarin recently released his debut single “Come a Little Closer,” which is best described as ‘lightning in a bottle.’  The smooth vibes and seductive energy of “Come A Little Closer” has led to its success, topping more than 1 million views on YouTube in less than a month’s time. The success of this single release […]

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INTERVIEW: DANIEL OLIVER from NOTHING MORE – May 2022

INTERVIEW: DANIEL OLIVER from NOTHING MORE – May 2022

According to a recent press release: “Multi-GRAMMY-nominated rock act NOTHING MORE will embark on a co-headlining U.S. tour with Better Noise Music labelmates Asking Alexandria from May 13 to June 19 with support from Atreyu and Eva Under Fire. On the upcoming run, NOTHING MORE will be sharing the first listen to new music from […]

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