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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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10 Quick Ones with GIUSEPPE SBRANA of SKINFLINT – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with GIUSEPPE SBRANA of SKINFLINT – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “For many rock listeners, Gaborone, Botswana is not the first location one thinks of when it comes to the hometown of many heavy metal bands. But since 2006, the three-piece Skinflint has been making their hometown located in Southern Africa proud. On June 1st, the group will be issuing […]

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LIVE: GRETA VAN FLEET – May 23, 2018

LIVE: GRETA VAN FLEET – May 23, 2018

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: May 23, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Greta Van Fleet played three SOLD OUT shows in Detroit and catching the middle show was an experience to say the least.  After a rousing set from opener Dorothy, the venue’s level of excitement seemed to ramp […]

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LIVE: MYLES KENNEDY – May 24, 2018

LIVE: MYLES KENNEDY – May 24, 2018

Venue: The Crofoot City: Pontiac, MI Date: May 24, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Chris Balow ” order_by=”pid” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] MYLES KENNEDY LINKS: OFFICIAL SITE FACEBOOK TWITTER

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LIVE: TRAIN / BLUES TRAVELER – May 25, 2018

LIVE: TRAIN / BLUES TRAVELER – May 25, 2018

Venue: Indianapolis Motor Speedway City: Indianapolis, IN Date: May 25, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) The Miller Lite Carb Day started the Indianapolis 500 three-day weekend party with music by Blues Traveler and Train. The stage is setup on the track infield at turn 4. The day was sweltering with temperature around 90, and […]

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LIVE: FLEET FOXES – May 24, 2018

LIVE: FLEET FOXES – May 24, 2018

Venue: The Old National Centre Murat Theatre City: Indianapolis, IN Date: May 24, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett (http://www.jeffrey-everett.com/) Seattle’s Indie folk band Fleet Foxes made a stop in Indy as part of their current tour in support of their latest release Crack-Up. The few remaining tickets appeared to have been purchased as the theatre […]

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10 Quick Ones with EHAB OMRAN of BLACK COFFEE – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with EHAB OMRAN of BLACK COFFEE – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Black Coffee formed in early 2017 after drummer Tommy McCullough introduced singer|bassist, Ehab Omran, to guitarist Justin Young. Within the first few days, these artists began songwriting and the chemistry was overwhelmingly apparent. With the release of Black Coffee’s debut album, Take One, on April 21st, the Columbus, Ohio rockers definitely possess the sound, […]

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10 Quick Ones with PHIL POOLE of DOOMSDAY OUTLAW – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with PHIL POOLE of DOOMSDAY OUTLAW – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “The day is finally here and the new album Hard Times from the ten-legged hard rock, blues tinged juggernaut Doomsday Outlaw has been released via Frontiers Music Srl. Coupling huge riffs and killer grooves with soaring, soulful vocals to deliver timeless tales of heartbreak and redemption, the group shows off its distinctive sound to the legions of hard rock […]

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LIVE: APOCALYPTICA – May 22, 2018

LIVE: APOCALYPTICA – May 22, 2018

Venue: Royal Oak Music Theatre City: Royal Oak, MI Date: May 22, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) It has been just over 20 years since the release of Apocalyptica’s killer disc Plays Metallica By Four Cellos.  In honor of the albums anniversary, the band is out on the road playing homage […]

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8 Is Enough with WILL PRICE of LONG CLAW – May 2018

8 Is Enough with WILL PRICE of LONG CLAW – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Long Claw releases their debut album Disastrophe today, May 11, 2018, via Pavement Entertainment. The album is out digitally and on the shelves of select independent record stores. The brothers of Long Claw have been chronicling their efforts in this full-length release. It’s a series of tales told through song and anthem. […]

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10 Quick Ones with CHRIS MUSSER of A LIFE TO LIVE – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with CHRIS MUSSER of A LIFE TO LIVE – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “A Life To Live, featuring former members of From Ashes To New, have released their emotionally impactful tribute video to Chester Bennington with a cover of Linkin Park’s song “One More Light”. The band, who had been working on the video since January, were waiting for the right time to release it. The one year anniversary […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: OCTOPUS – Supernatural Alliance

MUSIC REVIEW: OCTOPUS – Supernatural Alliance

Label: Rise Above Records Release Date: March 30, 2018 Rating: 8/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The debut release from self-proclaimed psychedelic turbo-rock band Octopus hit my inbox and eventually my speakers… and I couldn’t turn away.  The sound is infectious to anyone who has ventured outside of the mainstream rock genre.  Disc opener “The Center” […]

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LIVE: GHOST – May 12, 2018

LIVE: GHOST – May 12, 2018

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: May 12, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Ghost is a favorite of mine and has been since their debut release.  Out with new vocalist Cardinal Copia, the band is out recruiting fans on their current Rats On The Road tour, which stopped in Detroit […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: MERRITT GIBSON – Eyes On Us

MUSIC REVIEW: MERRITT GIBSON – Eyes On Us

Label: Independent Release Date: March 30, 2018 Rating: 8.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur Indie new-comer Merritt Gibson recently released her debut album complete with twelve tracks that emotionally charged but not overwhelming or downtrodden, but rather eye opening and enlightening.  Disc opener “When You Were Mine” starts us off on an acoustically driven road that […]

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LIVE: DITA VON TEESE – May 10, 2018

LIVE: DITA VON TEESE – May 10, 2018

Venue: The Fillmore City: Detroit, MI Date: May 10, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) The ability to review and photograph a legend is always fun, regardless of the genre.  When that genre is Burlesque and that legend in none other than Dita Von Teese, you cannot help but get excited considering […]

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10 Quick Ones with WILL MOSS of LIFECURSE – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with WILL MOSS of LIFECURSE – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Asheville, NC Metal band LIFECURSE has released the official music video for “BUZZARD BAIT,” off of their forthcoming album, The Wolf You Feed. Produced by Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, For Today, The Contortionist, Scale the Summit), The Wolf You Feed is set to release mid-2018.” We get singer Will Moss to discuss new music, influences, and more in our […]

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10 Quick Ones with TOMMY GEHRINER of MONUMENT OF A MEMORY – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with TOMMY GEHRINER of MONUMENT OF A MEMORY – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “New Jersey metal band Monument Of A Memory premieres the music video for “Cold Eyes” with Loudwire. The song is the lead track off of the band’s most recent EP Ex-Mortis, which came out this past January. “This song discusses the harsh reality of life and death,” states Monument Of […]

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10 Quick Ones with JIM MÜLLER of KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with JIM MÜLLER of KISSIN’ DYNAMITE – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Bring back stadium rock! Today, Metal Blade Records are happy to announce the signing of KISSIN´ DYNAMITE, one of Germany’s most promising rock bands. Sony Music label Columbia will handle affairs and releases of the group in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. First on the agenda is the release of Ecstasy KISSIN´ DYNAMITE´s new studio album, […]

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10 Quick Ones with TALIA – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with TALIA – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Aggressive riffs, heavy bass, and pounding beats, TALIA falls in line with ’90s rock bands like Hole, except with a little less lipstick. Always lively and on the verge of explosion, their music excites crowds. After several shows in the US, the Paris/Los Angeles based trio releases their fourth […]

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LIVE: AVATAR – May 5, 2018

LIVE: AVATAR – May 5, 2018

Venue: The International City: Knoxville, TN Date: May 5, 2018 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (http://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Knoxville is now a part of Avatar Country. The Swedish band brought their recent tour to The International along with the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, instead of the traditional choice of an opening band. However, this was the perfect […]

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10 Quick Ones with DAVID YOUNG of SPACE ELEVATOR – May 2018

10 Quick Ones with DAVID YOUNG of SPACE ELEVATOR – May 2018

According to a recent press release: “Space Elevator releases the new single and a spectacular video for the song “We Can Fly” – ARO mix today. The song is taken from the forthcoming album Space Elevator II. The video was shot atop the largest privately-owned satellite dish in the world owned by Thoth Technology. Canadian, designers of the world’s first 20km […]

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