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Hooters drummer looks back at band’s Bucks County roots

Published On: April 25, 2013
|Author: Andy Vineberg
|Publication: Bucks County Courier Times

The band is marking the 33rd (and a third) anniversary of its first show in Levittown with a hometown gig in Philly. Drummer David Uosikkinen reflects on the eventful early days.

View video interview here.

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You Can’t Sit Down

Published On: March 11, 2013
|Author: Phillydog
|Publication: Kool Kovers: A musical blog project dedicated to showcasing excellent cover versions and lesser known original recordings of popular songs.

It’s one thing to undertake a cover song project that’s centered on a particular artist. Here’s one that takes on the classic signature songs of the city of Philadelphia, as performed by a rotating core group of pedigreed Philly musicians with some local legends as guest stars…

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VIDEO: Keepin’ It Real Local

Published On: February 22, 2013
|Author: Ed Kiggins
|Publication: AAA World Magazine

David Uosikkinen talks about the playing music festivals with The Who, Santana and The Clash!

 

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Rock out

Published On: February 13, 2013
|Author: Molly Eichel
|Publication: Philadelphia Daily News

Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen is recovering from hip replacement surgery. Uosikkinen’s doing fine and will be back behind the skins in eight weeks or so. Need a Uosikkinen fix? Check out his “In The Pocket” at songsinthepocket.org.

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The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen Brings ‘In The Pocket’ to The Colonial Theatre

Published On: January 10, 2013
|Author: Rob Nagy
|Publication: Pottstown Mercury

Drummer David Uosikkinen is no stranger to the Philly music scene. As a founding member of “The Hooters,” Uosikkinen has enjoyed a storied career and played at some of rock’s legendary concerts, including “Live Aid” (1985), “Amnesty International” at Giants Stadium (1986) and “The Berlin Wall” (1990).

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In the Pocket featuring The Hooters’ David Uosikkinen

Published On: January 9, 2013
|Author: Victor Fiorillo
|Publication: Philadelphia Magazine

Friday, Jan 11, 2013 8:00p

The Colonial Theater Phoenixville, PA
Who better to curate a selection of the essential songs of Philadelphia than the man who brought national attention to the city’s music scene? Dave Uosikkinen of the immortal (in Philly, anyway) Hooters leads the night with some help from In the Pocket and a revolving lineup of famed Philly musicians to play a host of Philly-specific tracks. What’s more, some proceeds will go to benefit the Settlement Music School. Groovy!
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David Uosikkinen Is In The Pocket

Published On: January 9, 2013
|Author: John DeBella
|Publication: 102.9 WMGK

Drummer for The Hooters and now Philly supergroup In The Pocket, Dave Uosikkinen joined us this morning to talk about his new project to preserve and pay tribute to the legendary music of Philadelphia. Hear all about it and go support it, when they play the Colonial Theater on Friday night. Check it out!

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Philadelphia’s top musicians join for In the Pocket at Phoenixville’s Colonial Theatre

Published On: January 8, 2013
|Author: Denny Dyroff
|Publication: Daily Local News

If David Uosikkinen told you the name of his current music project in one of his native languages, he would say “Taskussa”. You’d be able to understand the musician with Finnish-American roots better if he used English rather than Finnish and simply said “In the Pocket.”

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Watch In The Pocket rock out “I Ain’t Searching” by The American Dream (playing The Colonial Theater on 1/11)

Published On: January 7, 2013
|Author: John Vettese
|Publication: WXPN's The Key

Hooters drummer David Uosikkinen’s “Essential Songs of Philadelphia” project is unveiling its latest installment – a rendition of the The American Dream’s 1970 single “I Ain’t Searching” – this Friday, January 11, at The Colonial Theater. This lineup of his In The Pocket band features Hooters singer and guitarist Eric Bazilian, Steve Butler of Smash Palace and singer-songewriter Cliff Hillis. You can watch a video of the band performing the song below, download it here and get more information on Friday’s concert here.

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David Uosikkinen stays true to essential songs of Philly

Published On: January 3, 2013
|Author: David Wannop
|Publication: The Ticket

David Uosikkinen’s In the Pocket plays the “Essential songs of Philadelphia” within a concept that often includes the original artists. He’s one of those people you have heard a thousand times but you might not recognize his name. Most notably, Uosikkinen was the drummer for the Hooters. I caught In the Pocket at WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival shortly after they started in 2010.

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