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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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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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LIVE: REO SPEEDWAGON – July 23, 2019

LIVE: REO SPEEDWAGON – July 23, 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: SoundBoard at MotorCity Casino City: Detroit, MI Date: July 23, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) REO Speedwagon delivers song after song, show after show, and year after year.  Almost a year to the day, I was able to hit a local venue with camera in tow and check out the […]

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Almost A Dirty Dozen with MARK WOLFE of UNVEIL THE STRENGTH – July 2019

Almost A Dirty Dozen with MARK WOLFE of UNVEIL THE STRENGTH – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “UNVEIL THE STRENGTH—-featuring Mark Wölfe, Andy James, Matt Snell, Matt Guillory, and Tim Hassemer (former members of Five Finger Death Punch, Sacred Mother Tongue, Invidia, Flatline, Devolved, and Stratovarius)–has released the official music video for their single “Hell’s Never Over.” “Hell’s Never Over” was directed by Matt Zane […]

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INTERVIEW: HOLLY HOCK – July 2019

INTERVIEW: HOLLY HOCK – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

  According to her bio: “Miss Holly Hock not only launched her own monthly burlesque revue called Speakeasy Sundays, but has won numerous awards, including Performer of the Year and Master of Tassels. She has exhibited art in the Dirty Show Erotic Art Exhibition, the Damned Show among others. She was featured in the Pretties […]

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A Dirty Dozen with ALEX RICHICHI of THE OFFERING – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with ALEX RICHICHI of THE OFFERING – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Boston’s THE OFFERING are anything but orthodox. The high-flying quartet have a way of cleverly suffusing all their influences-from black and death to heavy and modern to thrash and power to nü and hardcore-into their story-like songs. Over time (and across many refinement sessions), THE OFFERING have developed […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MR. STRANGLER of PORN – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MR. STRANGLER of PORN – July 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “France’s industrial rockers PORN have released a new single titled “Evil Six Evil”. Mr. Strangler, the main character of a trilogy started in 2018 with the release of The Ogre Inside – Act I, is embracing his true self on the new album The Darkest Of Human Desires […]

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LIVE: ROSANNE CASH – July 15, 2019

LIVE: ROSANNE CASH – July 15, 2019

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

Venue: Royal Oak Music Theatre City: Royal Oak, MI Date: July 15, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) There are legends in rock and roll that I have been fortunate enough to cover – a lot of them are my favorite artists.  There are musical legends that have so far evaded my […]

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MUSIC REVIEW: CROSSING RUBICON – Seeing Red

MUSIC REVIEW: CROSSING RUBICON – Seeing Red

| 5 August 2019 | Reply

Label: Imminence Records Release Date: July 19, 2019 Rating: 86% I really dug the debut release from Crossing Rubicon, 2016’s No Less Than Everything.  That said, I couldn’t wait to wrap my ears around a new collection of tunes.  Disc opener “We Will Rise” took me a bit by surprise, at is comes across a […]

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

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

| 13 July 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 CABANA MACABRE of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

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

| 12 July 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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INTERVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON of RYAN HAMILTON AND THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – July 2019

INTERVIEW: RYAN HAMILTON of RYAN HAMILTON AND THE HARLEQUIN GHOSTS – July 2019

| 12 July 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Texas and U.K.-based rockers Ryan Hamilton and The Harlequin Ghosts released their debut album, This Is The Sound, on May 31, via Steven Van Zandt’s label, Wicked Cool Records, in partnership with The Orchard. The 12-track album, also available on CD and vinyl, features the previously released songs […]

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A Dirty Dozen with MISS AZZURE SERVICE of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MISS AZZURE SERVICE of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

| 11 July 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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MUSIC REVIEW: MISS BALLISTIC – Blood And Glitter

MUSIC REVIEW: MISS BALLISTIC – Blood And Glitter

| 11 July 2019 | Reply

Label: Black Pill Red Pill Release Date: May 31, 2019 Rating: 85% Sometimes you find a musical guilty pleasure in the oddest of spaces.  For me a recent one came in the form of Europop Dance tracks from Miss Ballistic.  While they will not wind any awards for lyrical content, the dance tracks are good and […]

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

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

| 11 July 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 MABEL SYRUP, Producer of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with MABEL SYRUP, Producer of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

| 10 July 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 DARRYN STORM of THE 2019 MICHIGAN BURLESQUE FESTIVAL – July 2019

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

| 10 July 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 AUSTIN DURRY of COYOTE KID – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with AUSTIN DURRY of COYOTE KID – July 2019

| 10 July 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Minnesota based, cinematic rock band COYOTE KID has released the darkly film noir music video for their new single, “Femme Fatale,” the first single off of their upcoming album, The Skeleton Man. “Femme Fatale” was directed by Christopher Behnen and Dena Winter. The band has launched a Kickstarter Campaign to help fund The Skeleton Man, a full-length, […]

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A Dirty Dozen with JAMES LEGION of CULTUS BLACK – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with JAMES LEGION of CULTUS BLACK – July 2019

| 10 July 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “Cultus Black is an aggressive hard-hitting band that identifies its self as a cult. Their music is unapologetic and intense, yet it is often marked with mesmerizing melodies that could draw in even the most cynical listener. Cultus Black is also identified by their strange appearance. The front man who simply calls him […]

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LIVE: OTHERWISE – June 25, 2019

LIVE: OTHERWISE – June 25, 2019

| 10 July 2019 | Reply

Venue: Open Chord City: Knoxville, TN Date: June 25, 2019 Review and Photographs by: Rachel Craig (https://www.rachelcraigphotos.net/) Otherwise made a stop at the Open Chord in Knoxville to deliver an intimate rock show to some of their biggest fans. The night kicked off with Hunter’s Creature, a Knoxville band that features Evan Stone on vocals and […]

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A Dirty Dozen with LONELY DAKOTA – July 2019

A Dirty Dozen with LONELY DAKOTA – July 2019

| 10 July 2019 | Reply

  According to a recent press release: “UK based, Southern Rock Band LONELY DAKOTA has released the official music video for “End of Days,” the title track off of their hotly anticipated, debut EP, out June 28th. Lonely Dakota was originally the brain child of Paul ‘PJ’ Jackson and started life as an Indie band on the Southampton […]

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