Hagar’s History Of Rock A Must See

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Sammy Hagar
Lewiston, NY

Tuesday July 29, 2014
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto


One of the most anticipated shows of the summer took place on the outdoor stage at Artpark Tuesday evening as Sammy Hagar along with bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Vic Johnson and drummer Jason Bonham gave the fans in attendance a rock n’ roll history lesson and then some. Continue reading

Preview- Heart

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Tuesday In The Park
August 5, 2014
By Dave Leary:



Heart returns to the Artpark outdoor stage on Tuesday August 5. They played to a large crowd there in 2012. The band released a new album called Fanatic in 2012 and were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. The rest of the lineup may have changed over the years but sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson are still going strong. Ann’s voice has lost none of its power and Nancy provides stellar guitar work and harmonies (not to mention her lead vocal on “These Dreams”). Expect to hear classics like “Crazy on You”, “Barracuda” and “Alone” as well as some killer Led Zeppelin & Who covers. You won’t be disappointed.

Tickets still availableĀ click here

Other shows for the rest of Artpark’s 2014 seasonĀ available here

Keifer And Support Acts Put On Show To Remember

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Tom Keifer
Faster Pussycat
Gilby Clarke

Braun’s Concert Cove
Akron, NY

Sunday July 27, 2014
Photos/Review: Joseph Suto

Braun’s Concert Cove was the place to be on Sunday as Cinderella’s Tom Keifer joined up with Faster Pussycat, The BulletBoys and Gilby Clarke to put on a glorious show that brought back memories of yesteryear. Keifer is still touring in support of first solo record last year’s The Way Life Goes. Continue reading

Aretha Franklin Brings Some Soul To Artpark

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Aretha Franklin
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday July 22, 2014
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto



When the Artpark lineup was fully announced and Aretha Franklin appeared on it for a Tuesday show, I had to do a double take. Surely a star of her caliber would be playing the indoor venue and not outdoors. But Tuesday evening as the hot day wore down there she was alongside conductor HB Barnum and his orchestra delivering her trademark vocals to the Artpark faithful. Continue reading

Extreme Get The Funk Out At Canalside

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Buffalo, NY

Thursday July 24, 2014
Photos/Review: Joseph Suto



Once in a while you go to cover a band and you really don’t expect too much. Such was the case at Canalside on Thursday with the appearance of Extreme. Despite having two top-five hits to their credit including the chart topper “More Than Words”, they never took off like some of the other bands from their era. Continue reading

Yes Brings Heaven On Earth Atmosphere To Allegany

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Seneca Allegany Events Center
Salamanca, NY

Friday July 18, 2014
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto



Some bands just keep rolling along without nary missing a beat. Such is the case with the progressive rock legends Yes. The band just released their twenty-first studio album entitled Heaven & Earth this week (US release on July 22). Currently on their summer tour coinciding with the new album, the band is playing two complete albums. The band is performing Fragile for the first time ever from beginning to end and Close To The Edge in full as well. Continue reading