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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 JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 – March 2017

10 Quick Ones with JACK DOOLAN of CYPHER16 – March 2017

| 17 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “London natives CYPHER16 have risen up the ranks in their native UK throughout the last few years, amassing a devoted following which has afforded them the opportunity to perform at numerous festivals around the world, and to catch the eyes and ears of reputable music publications and tastemakers. Now, after the […]

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10 Quick Ones with MAISY KAY – March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MAISY KAY – March 2017

| 17 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Avant-Pop artist Maisy Kay has released the official video for her single “Enough” with a premiere on Paste Magazine. In the video, the LA-via-UK singer faces off against the reflections of inner demons, representing the internal critics that all of us, and most especially artists, struggle against.”  With “Enough” fresh on the air […]

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INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY – March 2017

INTERVIEW: CAROLINE WESTENDORP of THE CHARM THE FURY – March 2017

| 16 March 2017 | Reply

Amsterdam based metalband THE CHARM THE FURY recently announced their sophomore album, The Sick, Dumb & Happy, which drops this Friday on March 17th via Nuclear Blast. After a few misfires, we were finally able to grab lead singer and growler Caroline Westendorp to discuss the bands latest release, her influences, and what pissed her off early in her career.  Sit […]

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NEWS: THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH EXTENDS “LIFELINE” TO RADIO

NEWS: THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH EXTENDS “LIFELINE” TO RADIO

| 16 March 2017 | Reply

Rock favorites Thousand Foot Krutch have charted nine Active Rock hit singles since going independent in 2012. The aggressive follow-up to the band’s 2014 album, OXYGEN:INHALE, EXHALE has already sparked the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame video and hit single, “Running With Giants,” while its hard-hitting follow-up single, “Push,” broke down barriers and remained Top 15 on SiriusXM Octane’s Big ‘Uns Countdown chart […]

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10 Quick Ones with MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE – March 2017

10 Quick Ones with MAGNUS HENRIKSSON of ECLIPSE – March 2017

| 15 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Two years after the successful release of the “Armageddonize” album around the globe, Eclipse have established themselves as rising stars with audiences in Australia, Japan, America, and Europe (including the 3.5 million viewers who saw Eclipse’s debut on Swedish national television at Melodifestivalen 2016). With the musical development and maturity shown across the board […]

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CD REVIEW: DEREK DAVIS – Revolutionary Soul

CD REVIEW: DEREK DAVIS – Revolutionary Soul

| 15 March 2017 | Reply

Label: Apocalypse Records Release Date: March 7, 2017 Rating: 7.5/10 Reviewed by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur The latest release from Derek Davis caught my eye as it was billed as the latest from the lead singer of Babylon A.D.  I dug the band’s music and was hoping to get a little more of that lost rock […]

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10 Quick Ones with STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY – March 2017

10 Quick Ones with STEVE HAWKINS of CHROME MOLLY – March 2017

| 14 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Chrome Molly made a bid for stardom in the mid to late 1980s, opening for Alice Cooper and Ozzy Osbourne amongst many others, playing the legendary Marquee Club over 20 times and headlining the CBGB in New York.  How do you take a band that has been performing and […]

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10 Quick Ones with DAMIANO CHRISTIAN – March 2017

10 Quick Ones with DAMIANO CHRISTIAN – March 2017

| 14 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “If you were waiting for the next young guitar shredder to arrive, your request has been answered – just give a listen to the brand new 5-song EP, ‘Built in Good Value’’ by Damiano Christian, released on March 13th and available to purchase. The 18-year-old guitar and piano virtuoso […]

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INTERVIEW: DAMIAN DARLINGTON of BRIT FLOYD – March 2017

INTERVIEW: DAMIAN DARLINGTON of BRIT FLOYD – March 2017

Pink Floyd has a following that inspires other bands to build their fan base.  Included in that following is Damian Darlington who created Brit Floyd after a long stint in another Pink floyd tribute band.  Playing the role of musical director, guitarist, vocalist, and more, Darlington helps breathe new life into these classic tracks with precision and […]

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LIVE: THE HEAD AND THE HEART – March 9, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: THE HEAD AND THE HEART – March 9, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

| 14 March 2017 | Reply

Venue: The Mill And Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: March 9, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Riding the wave of success, The Head and the Heart sold out The Mill and Mine weeks in advance. The indie rock band from Seattle are out on a busy tour which includes Coachella, Hangout and Bonnaroo […]

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10 Quick Ones with BRUCE DUFF of JESTERS OF DESTINY – March 2017

10 Quick Ones with BRUCE DUFF of JESTERS OF DESTINY – March 2017

| 14 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “It was 30 years ago that JESTERS OF DESTINY’s Fun At The Funeral debut was released on the short-lived Metal Blade subsidiary, Dimension Records. A year later, they released the all-covers record In A Nostalgic Mood, after which the band was unceremoniously hacked from the Metal Blade stable and, unable […]

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INTERVIEW: ERNIE C of BODY COUNT – March 2017

INTERVIEW: ERNIE C of BODY COUNT – March 2017

| 13 March 2017 | Reply

There are rockstars that don’t consider themselves rockstars at all, but they put out killer music that sticks with you over time.  When Body Count released their self-titled disc in 1992, the rock world was put on notice and this charge was led by Ice-T and his long-time friend and guitarist Ernie C.  With songs […]

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10 Quick Ones with STELLE AMOR – March 2017

10 Quick Ones with STELLE AMOR – March 2017

| 11 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Self described “Soulful Siren” Stelle Amor is turning up the heat with her sultry new single “Spike’s Groove”. The Nashville-based “soul-ternative” singer debuted the track last week on Atwood Magazine.  “Spike’s Groove” starts out soft with a seductive, jazzy feel, which pulses and grows until it finally crescendos over in an ecstatic bluesy guitar solo.”  On […]

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10 Quick Ones withMONIQUE ORTIZ & MICHAEL HOWARD of Alien Knife Fight – March 2017

10 Quick Ones withMONIQUE ORTIZ & MICHAEL HOWARD of Alien Knife Fight – March 2017

| 10 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Based in the small, dusty junction town of Creedmoor, Texas (population 202) the creative duo Known as Alien Knife Fight craft their sound at all hours in their big, old 1930’s era house/home studio, situated on 3.6 acres that they call Big Bottom Farm.”  The Texas based duo recently […]

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10 Quick Ones with RYAN HAYES of Righteous Vendetta – March 2017

10 Quick Ones with RYAN HAYES of Righteous Vendetta – March 2017

| 9 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “Wyoming based metalcore outfit Righteous Vendetta continue to tour aggressively throughout the US as we approach the release of their new, full length album, Cursed, which comes out March 17th on Century Media.” With the release date of their latest release coming quickly, we sent off our 10 Quick Ones to […]

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10 Quick Ones: CLAY WITHROW of Vangough – March 2017

10 Quick Ones: CLAY WITHROW of Vangough – March 2017

| 9 March 2017 | Reply

According to a recent press release: “VANGOUGH is a three-piece, American progressive metal band. Their eclectic brand of songwriting straddles the line between the familiar and the volatile – a temperamental cocktail that invites both heavy metal fans and those seeking refuge from the beaten path. With an ever-growing catalog of acclaimed releases under their belt, VANGOUGH continue […]

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LIVE: SALIVA – March 5, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: SALIVA – March 5, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

| 9 March 2017 | Reply

Venue: Open Chord City: Knoxville, TN Date: March 5, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Open Chord is a small music store, café and single stage live venue with a capacity of around 250. When I heard Saliva was booked for an acoustic set, I decided to check it out. I have enjoyed Saliva […]

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LIVE: JIMMY EAT WORLD – March 6, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

LIVE: JIMMY EAT WORLD – March 6, 2017 (Knoxville, TN)

| 9 March 2017 | Reply

Venue: The Mill & Mine City: Knoxville, TN Date: March 6, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Jeffrey Everett Jimmy Eat World is back on tour in support of their 9th studio album Integrity Blues released back in October.  Hailing from Mesa, AZ the alt rockers have been making great music since 1993.  Their success endures […]

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NEWS: ANDY SUMMERS TRIBOLUMINESCENCE SET TO DROP MARCH 24

NEWS: ANDY SUMMERS TRIBOLUMINESCENCE SET TO DROP MARCH 24

| 8 March 2017 | Reply

March 6, 2017 — Multi GRAMMY® Award-winning artist ANDY SUMMERS rose to fame in the late 1970s and early 1980s as the guitarist of the legendary award-winning, multi-million-selling rock band The Police, recognized as the most successful and critically acclaimed group of the era. SUMMERS’ innovative guitar sound was a key element of the band’s popularity, creating a […]

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LIVE: THE LACS – March 4, 2017 (Flint, MI)

LIVE: THE LACS – March 4, 2017 (Flint, MI)

| 8 March 2017 | Reply

Venue: The Machine Shop City: Flint, MI Date: March 4, 2017 Review and Photographs by: Todd “Toddstar” Jolicoeur (www.toddstarphotography.com) Having heard about the FUN show The Lacs put on time and time again from a friend of mine, I decided it was about time I found my way to a show – and what better […]

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