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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 JULIANA RICCARDI – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with JULIANA RICCARDI – September 2021

| 9 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Singer-songwriter Juliana Riccardi has announced her sophomore EP, Full Cup, due out October 8th.  Today Juliana releases the introspective title track which was recorded live and highlights her soulful powerhouse vocals over a blend of trumpets, scuzzy  guitar, and soft drums as she answers the age-old question of do you view life as a […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MIKE PROTICH from THE VIOLENT – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with MIKE PROTICH from THE VIOLENT – September 2021

| 9 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “THE VIOLENT, featuring former members of Red Sun Rising, have released the footage of their first-ever performance, which was a SiriusXM Octane Accelerator Virtual Concert. Watch the performance, which includes all the songs released so far, new songs never heard before, and a very special cover song. The Violent have also announced their first headline shows alongside their appearance at Louder Than Life in […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with ERIC BIBB – September 2021

Almost A Dirty Dozen with ERIC BIBB – September 2021

| 8 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Eric Bibb has known many different Americas; the good, the bad and the ugly. Born in New York City in 1951, the thunderbolt of the Sixties folk revival remains so alive in the 69-year-old’s memory that he can still recall the idealism on the night air of Greenwich Village and picture […]

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LIVE: CHRIS YOUNG – September 4, 2021

LIVE: CHRIS YOUNG – September 4, 2021

| 8 September 2021 | Reply

Venue: Promenade Park City: Toledo, OH Date: September 4, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Chris Young brought his great show and catalog to Toledo, OH to bolster Fan Fest during the 2021 Solheim Cup, performing on the first day of golf, but was the second night headliner on the Promenade Park […]

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JANET DEVLIN Searches For A Place She Belongs On New Single “Place Called Home” Ahead Of Forthcoming EP

JANET DEVLIN Searches For A Place She Belongs On New Single “Place Called Home” Ahead Of Forthcoming EP

| 3 September 2021 | Reply

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 (United Kingdom) — Following the acclaim of her 2020 album Confessional, Janet Devlin champions the unapologetic honesty that defines her in “Place Called Home,” reflecting on the inner battles that come with searching for a sense of belonging. The single is the first from her much-anticipated forthcoming EP It’s Not That Deep. “Place Called Home” sees Janet briefly […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TED FELICETTI from DON’T PANIC – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with TED FELICETTI from DON’T PANIC – September 2021

| 3 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Pennsylvania’s rising pop-punk rockers DON’T PANIC are gearing up to release their second full-length album, Dark Horse, on September 3rd. Today, the band reveals the record’s third single, “Ramona,” which is available for streaming everywhere. Formed in 2019 and named after the Douglas Adams’ favorite novel of founding vocalist/guitarist Ted Felicetti, DON’T PANIC began as an endeavor […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: CAROL HODGE – The Crippling Space Between

MUSIC REVIEW: CAROL HODGE – The Crippling Space Between

| 3 September 2021 | Reply

Label: Independent Release Date: July 9, 2021 Rating: 92% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur An odd release shot through my email and I will be honest (just as I was with the person that originally sent the email) I only gave this one a shot because of the artist Carol Hodge’s tie to one of my favorite […]

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A Dirty Dozen with WOJCIECH KAŁUŻA from GRIEVING – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with WOJCIECH KAŁUŻA from GRIEVING – September 2021

| 3 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “GRIEVING are following the footsteps of their forefathers, with sounds of doom accompanying them as they weave stories of devils, witches, ghouls and the endless capacity for evil in the heart of every human being. Singing songs for the weary, they grieve over this dying world. The band includes members […]

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A Dirty Dozen with GHOST HORIZON – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with GHOST HORIZON – September 2021

| 2 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Ghost Horizon is an atmospheric black metal band from Phoenix, AZ. Dan Stollings, the founder of Ghost Horizon, writes and performs vocals and plays all the stringed instruments.” We get Dan to discuss new music, influences, and more… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release. What might a […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JODI ESSEX – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with JODI ESSEX – September 2021

| 2 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “In an era marked by “followers” and wanting to be “liked” has come a time when Christ followers are unfollowing their faith. Acknowledging the fear of rejection and division may be a root cause for the reservations of thought leaders, Rock Artist Jodi Essex is fed up with rising […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TIM KENEFIC from DEATH ON FIRE – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with TIM KENEFIC from DEATH ON FIRE – September 2021

| 2 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Formed in 2016 as a studio project by frontman Tim Kenefic, the project has rapidly evolved into a hard touring sonic abomination. Dedicated to crafting technical, interesting and above all, boundary breaking music, Death On Fire has rapidly built a name for themselves as road warriors, hustling across the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ARTIFAS – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ARTIFAS – September 2021

| 2 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Hard rock band ARTIFAS released the official music video for their new single “CUT ME OUT”! The single is from their forthcoming album titled Reflections due out November 19, 2021. American Hard Rock band Artifas was formed in 2011 in Jackson, TN by lead guitarist Cody Criswell and lead vocalist Scottie Somerville. In the months following, the […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with ELANA BRODY – September 2021

Almost A Dirty Dozen with ELANA BRODY – September 2021

| 2 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “NY-based singer-songwriter Elana Brody ties the beauty and ecstasy of the human experience to the wonders of the natural world in her new single and video for “Rock Steady,” out today. A euphoric dance-pop single produced by Max Martin protégé Dominic Fallacaro, the song has been something of a […]

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LIVE: KEITH URBAN wsg LINDSAY ELL – August 28, 2021

LIVE: KEITH URBAN wsg LINDSAY ELL – August 28, 2021

| 2 September 2021 | Reply

Venue: Soaring Eagle Casino City: Mount Pleasant, MI Date: August 28, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) In the day and age of tours being added, postponed, cancelled, and more, it was a bonus to see a date pop up from Keith Urban, even if it was almost 2-1/2 hours away.  I […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JØRN KAARSTAD from BOKASSA – September 2021

A Dirty Dozen with JØRN KAARSTAD from BOKASSA – September 2021

| 1 September 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Following up to the announcement of their new album Molotov Rocktail (out September 3 via Napalm Records) and releasing their new single “Careless (In The Age Of Altruism)”, Norwegian power trio BOKASSA are not stepping down from their stoner punk rampage, revealing their new single “Burn It All (P.T.S.D.E.A.D.)” today! Airtight, dense production and raspy, unmistakable […]

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LIVE: KISS – August 25, 2021

LIVE: KISS – August 25, 2021

| 28 August 2021 | Reply

Venue: Huntington Center City: Toledo, OH Date: August 25, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Hmmm… KISS is playing in Toledo, a little over 2 hours from me.  Should I hit that show or wait a week and  see them hit a venue about an hour away in MI?  I cannot think […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: KING CALAWAY – Midnight EP

MUSIC REVIEW: KING CALAWAY – Midnight EP

| 27 August 2021 | Reply

Label: Stoney Creek Records Release Date: August 27, 2021 Rating: 98% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur It’s no secret that I am a total rocker at heart, but there is something about music with a rock and country tint that draws me in every time.  The latest effort from King Calaway is four tracks of sonic goodness […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KYLE HAMMER from VOIDGAZER – August 2021

A Dirty Dozen with KYLE HAMMER from VOIDGAZER – August 2021

| 27 August 2021 | Reply

We get Voidgazer’s drummer Kyle to discuss new music, influences, and more… 1. Tell us a little about your latest release.  What might a fan or listener not grab the first or second time they listen through?  Are there any hidden nuggets you put in the material or that only diehard fans might find? Dance of the […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TAYLOR MCCLUSKEY – August 2021

A Dirty Dozen with TAYLOR MCCLUSKEY – August 2021

| 24 August 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Montreal’s burgeoning alternative rock artist TAYLOR MCCLUSKEY continues his upward trajectory with a brand new single released today, titled “Freedom Fighter.” The guitar-driven track is a prime example of his enthralling songwriting skills and immense ability create memorable rock anthems. TAYLOR MCCLUSKEY is a Montreal based (By way of Sacramento, CA) musician, filmmaker and actor who’s appeared […]

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A Dirty Dozen with NICK VIVID – August 2021

A Dirty Dozen with NICK VIVID – August 2021

| 24 August 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Introduced to soul and blues music that bleeds through his music, Vivid was raised in Buffalo, NY to a radio DJ father and a glam rock-loving mother whose musical tastes shaped his musical output.  Eventually moving to NYC to work with Bill Aucoin (original manager of KISS and Billy Idol), Nick released a […]

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