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Derek Luttrell’s latest project: Name The Moon

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Rockford Rocked Interview: The first single off the self-titled album from Name The Moon is called "Los Angeles". This song has sort of a haunting quality to it that really leaves me wanting more. How did…

Chatting with The Claudettes’ Johnny Iguana

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Formed April 1, 2011 in Chicago, The Claudettes have been described as blues, jazz, soul-punk, rockabilly and cartoon-music all rolled into one. They will be returning for their second show at Mary's Place…

Amy Rigby…and why you should know her

Widely acclaimed singer-songwriter brings her unique mixture of pop, punk, folk and country to Rockford By Michael Whyte Guest Contributor “I’m driving past a field of red poppies, hiding my left arm from the sun…” That could be the opening…

KISS to hire a ‘Roadie for the Day’

Staff Report As part of their Freedom To Rock Tour, which comes to the BMO Harris Bank Center on Saturday, August 20, KISS is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes and Veteran Tickets Foundation to honor members of the National Guard and…

Mt. Morris Jamboree season opens tonight

Staff Report The Mt. Morris Jamboree will begin its fifth annual free concert series tonight with local artist Lyle Grobe and the Rhythm Ramblers. This group has appeared in all four previous Friday Concert seasons. The concert will take…

Young at Heart seeking local singers

Staff Report The Parks Chamber of Commerce is looking for local talent to perform at this year's Young at Heart Festival in Loves Park. Local singers interested in performing for the Young at Heart Idol must submit an audition CD or YouTube…

Catching up with WYBR’s David Potter

By Todd Houston Exclusive to TRRT Rockford Rocked Interview: You spent some time with the Rockford radio station WYBR back in the 1980s. What was your role at the station. Were you spinning discs? David Potter: My time at the original…