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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 LEO SAWIKIN – February 2021

A Dirty Dozen with LEO SAWIKIN – February 2021

| 9 February 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Produced by two time Grammy winner Marc Swersky (Joe Cocker) and largely mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Tony Black (Alicia Keys), Leo Sawikin’s previous single, “Golden Days,” and its late 2020 single release, marked the beginning of a unique rollout of tracks (including several double-sided singles and videos) from […]

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A Dirty Dozen with DALLAS DWIGHT from THE L.A. MAYBE – February 2021

A Dirty Dozen with DALLAS DWIGHT from THE L.A. MAYBE – February 2021

| 7 February 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Carolinas based heavy rock band THE LA MAYBE–fronted by lead singer Alvi Robinson, made famous when he was nearly selected to front the legendary band AC/DC in 2016–have released the official music video for their debut single, “Mr. Danger,” originally showcased on Metal Insider. Directed by Ridge Beck, “Mr. Danger” is the band’s first […]

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INTERVIEW: HENRY FLURY from BUTCHER BABIES – FEBRUARY 2021

INTERVIEW: HENRY FLURY from BUTCHER BABIES – FEBRUARY 2021

| 4 February 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Innovative rockers – Butcher Babies – release the video for their newest single “Sleeping With The Enemy” which showcases the musical and diversity that Butcher Babies has cultivated over the years. The video for the track is darkly beautiful and artistic, so the band paired with Fashion and Culture magazine, BLACKBOOK to premiere it. American […]

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INTERVIEW: JOSEPH WILLIAMS – FEBRUARY 2021

INTERVIEW: JOSEPH WILLIAMS – FEBRUARY 2021

| 4 February 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “At age fifteen, Williams began his career as a radio and television commercial singer.  Joseph also achieved success as a television and film composer in the late 90’s and early 2000’s.  He fronted Toto as a lead vocalist from 1986 to 1988, and was featured on the albums Fahrenheit (1986) and The Seventh […]

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Internationally Known Celtic Band, Gaelic Storm, To Bring St. Patrick’s Day Merriment To The People

Internationally Known Celtic Band, Gaelic Storm, To Bring St. Patrick’s Day Merriment To The People

| 4 February 2021 | Reply

Nashville, TN (February 2, ’21)….While many St. Patrick’s Day parties and celebrations won’t take place this year due to Covid, multinational, award-winning Celtic group, Gaelic Storm, will bring the party to the people via “One For The Road,” a special livestreamed concert set for March 17 at 8pm ET. During the upcoming livestream (the band’s […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LAU – February 2021

A Dirty Dozen with LAU – February 2021

| 3 February 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Balancing the yin and yang of the emotional heft of a relationship that has fallen apart can be extremely traumatic and uplifting. Hitting rock bottom and then triumphantly rising from its ashes is a common musical trope in music but never has it sound so exuberant as BELIEVER by Barcelona-based […]

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EUGENE, OR’S BLUPHORIA SIGN WITH EDGEOUT RECORDS

EUGENE, OR’S BLUPHORIA SIGN WITH EDGEOUT RECORDS

| 2 February 2021 | Reply

Los Angeles – February 1, 2021 – Emerging out of the Pacific Northwest, Eugene, OR’s Bluphoria has been signed to EDGEOUT Records to a developmental deal and will join forces with Reign LaFreniere (lead vocals, 21), Dakota North (rhythm guitar, 18), Rex Wolf (bass guitar, 19), and Ben “Rig” Norman (drums, 20) in creating a formidable body of work. “My band and I are super excited to join […]

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A Dirty Dozen with HEATHER LEONI from THE NOVA HAWKS – February 2021

A Dirty Dozen with HEATHER LEONI from THE NOVA HAWKS – February 2021

| 2 February 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “The Nova Hawks are a British blues rock n’ roll band centered around two supremely talented musicians in vocalist Heather Leoni and guitarist Rex Roulette. The music they are set to release on their debut album, Redemption, came about while writing between London, the West Midlands, New York, and Los Angeles. […]

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LIVE: ALLIE COLLEEN wsg CARLY ROGERS – January 29, 2021

LIVE: ALLIE COLLEEN wsg CARLY ROGERS – January 29, 2021

| 31 January 2021 | Reply

Venue: The Stockyard City: Holiday, FL Date: January 29, 2021 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) With only one show shot and reviewed in the last 10+ months, I was excited to find myself camera in hand at a venue witnessing live music once again.  The venue was a cool little country joint […]

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INTERVIEW: ALLIE COLLEEN – JANUARY 2021

INTERVIEW: ALLIE COLLEEN – JANUARY 2021

| 31 January 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “A Belmont University graduate from Owasso, Oklahoma with a style that is truly her own, Allie Colleen is no stranger to the music industry. A passion for singing and songwriting since a young age has garnered her a reputation of being a notable songwriter with an iconic-sounding voice. Her impeccably strong […]

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A Dirty Dozen with KC JOHNS – January 2021

A Dirty Dozen with KC JOHNS – January 2021

| 29 January 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “If coffee tables count, country-rock artist KC Johns has been rocking the stage since age three. As someone who grew up listening to Led Zeppelin, his music has been a staple on the stages where KC has performed as long as she can remember. Back when she sang […]

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A Dirty Dozen with TOP TIER – January 2021

A Dirty Dozen with TOP TIER – January 2021

| 28 January 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “One of the main responses to the year 2020 is “Over It.” Miami-based pop punk band Top Tier (for fans of Story So Far, Get Up Kids, State Champs, All Time Low, and Neck Deep) have shared their new song “Over It,” which examines the strength it takes to just move on. “‘Over It’ […]

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A Dirty Dozen with CHRISTOPHER SHAYNE – January 2021

A Dirty Dozen with CHRISTOPHER SHAYNE – January 2021

| 24 January 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Blood, sweat, and guts. These are three of the core elements required of artists who set out to make music that’s steadfast, honest, and true. And if you’re going to make the kind of music that’s embedded in the finest, deepest-rooted Southern rock traditions, then you better be […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: W.E.T. – Retransmission

MUSIC REVIEW: W.E.T. – Retransmission

| 23 January 2021 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: January 22, 2021 Rating: 100% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur W.E.T. hit my radar with their debut release thanks to the association with Jeff Scott Soto and Talisman, but with each releases this band burrows deeper into my musical catalog and has developed a stronghold.  These guys are the definition of […]

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INTERVIEW: JEFF SCOTT SOTO from W.E.T. – FEBRUARY 2021

INTERVIEW: JEFF SCOTT SOTO from W.E.T. – FEBRUARY 2021

| 22 January 2021 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Much to the delight of melodic rock fans around the globe, W.E.T. has announced the release of their fourth album, Retransmission on January 22, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. Core members Jeff Scott Soto, Erik Mårtensson, and Robert Säll deliver another astounding album that will surely be a contender […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ELISE ERIKSEN – January 2021

A Dirty Dozen with ELISE ERIKSEN – January 2021

| 22 January 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Emerging pop starlet Elise Eriksen has released the music video for her feel-good debut single “Less,” co-written by multi-platinum-selling songwriter Julia Michaels. The effortlessly cool visual features cameos from Shoffy and Blu DeTiger, who plays bass on the track, and shows Elise defying expectations to stand out and be herself alongside a cast of her best friends. The […]

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A Dirty Dozen with NATHAN JAMES from INGLORIOUS – January 2021

A Dirty Dozen with NATHAN JAMES from INGLORIOUS – January 2021

| 22 January 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Up-and-coming British hard rockers Inglorious will release their fourth studio album, We Will Ride” February 12th via Frontiers Music Srl. This will be their first official recording with new members guitarists Danny Dela Cruz and Dan Stevens and bassist Vinnie Colla, who join original members vocalist Nathan James and drummer Phil […]

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INTERVIEW: STEVE LUKATHER from TOTO – FEBRUARY 2021

INTERVIEW: STEVE LUKATHER from TOTO – FEBRUARY 2021

| 21 January 2021 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Steve Lukather and The Players Club / Mascot Label Group present the title track “I Found The Sun Again,” the third and final instant gratification release from Luke’s upcoming new studio album out February 26. The accompanying video presents Luke and his girlfriend Amber, whom is the inspiration […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: CHRISTOPHER SHAYNE – Ten High [EP]

MUSIC REVIEW: CHRISTOPHER SHAYNE – Ten High [EP]

| 21 January 2021 | Reply

Label: Carry On Music Release Date: January 22, 2021 Rating: 89% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The latest EP from Christopher Shayne is my introduction to this Southern rocker, and man am I glad I took this for a spin and a had a 7-track meet & greet!  Disc opener “Pour The Bottle” gets the blood pumping […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: WIG WAM – Never Say Die

MUSIC REVIEW: WIG WAM – Never Say Die

| 20 January 2021 | Reply

Label: Frontiers Music s.r.l. Release Date: January 22, 2021 Rating: 88% Reviewer: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur They’re back… Wig Wim have dusted off the instruments, pulled the microphone out of storage, and pulled together a killer set of rockers for their latest installment.  Disc opener and instrumental “The Second Crusade” takes us down a different path sonically […]

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