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RRI talks with Terry Tyderek

By Todd Houston  Contributor  This week, Rockford Rocked Interviews talks with Terry Tyderek. Terry spent a large portion of his youth studying and playing guitar in various bands throughout the area, earning quite a reputation for being…

Rockford Rocked: Legendary Alpine Valley

By Todd Houston  Contributor  Built in 1977, Alpine Valley Music Theatre is a 37,000-capacity amphitheater nestled deep into a woodsy hillside outside East Troy, Wisc. With a covered pavilion seating 7,500, the venue has played host to a…

Rockford Rocked: Blackmarket Democracy

By Todd Houston  Contributor  Metalheads Blackmarket Democracy formed in 2009 and hail from Chicago. Their influences included Bad Brains, King’s X, Pantera and Black Label Society. These guys put on a loud, high energy show with the Bad…

Q & A with RRI’s Todd Houston

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT For this week's installment of Rockford Rocked Interview, Todd Houston took questions compiled by Gregory Stahl on behalf of Rockford Rocked Interviews. Rockford Rocked Interview: What was the main goal of…

RIPT prepares for 30th anniversary show

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT The Rockford area hard rock band Ript first made their debut in 1986 and quickly rose to the top of the city's live music food chain with original songs like "This is your brain on Rock-n-Roll", "She loves…

Audiophile Martin dishes on AV passion

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT I remember my mom taking my brother and me over to North Towne Mall as a kid sometime during the later part of the 1970s. We would go over to a store called Music World while she shopped at Weise's and some…