Gowan Gives Fans What They Want And More

Concert Review
Gowan
Scotiabank Convention Centre
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Thursday December 7, 2017
Photos:Joseph Suto

 

 

Lawrence Gowan recently rounded up his troops for a small string of sold-out shows in his native Canada. The tour culminated with a sold out affair at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Thursday evening. The show was his first solo show in Niagara since 2012. Joining him were his brother Larry Gowan on bass, guitarist Bob McAlpine, keyboardist Ryan Bovaird, background vocals Sate and his fellow Styx mate Todd Sucherman on drums. Continue reading

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Rundgren’s Return Even Better This Time Around

Concert Review
Todd Rundgren
Rapids Theatre
Niagara Falls, NY
Monday November 20, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The iconic Todd Rundgren returned to the area Monday evening as he played the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls. It had been just six months since his prior visit in May. The show was just the 2nd date of his 2nd leg of the White Knights tour. Although the shows were different legs of the same tour there were many differences between them. In other words, anyone who decided to sit through the show again may have enjoyed it even more so this time around. If you missed both shows shame on you. Continue reading

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Country Music Awards Recap

Garth Brooks at a 2015 press conference in Buffalo, NY.

Award Show Recap
2017 Country Music Awards
By: Dave Leary
Country Music Consultant

CMA Recap: Celebrating Unity and Tradition

 

 

The 51st annual edition of the Country Music Association Awards took place in Nashville Wednesday night. There are plenty of other country award shows but this is billed as “country’s biggest night”. In case you missed it on ABC, here’s a recap of the highs and lows. Continue reading

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Roger Daltrey Dishes Out Set Of Gems, Rarities At Fallsview

Concert Review
Roger Daltrey
Avalon Ballroom
Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Monday Novemeber 6, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Years ago, if you would have asked Roger Daltrey if he envisioned that he would still be playing shows into his 70s he probably would have said that you were crazy. Monday evening inside the Avalon Theatre at Fallsview Casino and Resort not only did Daltrey perform at 73 years old but he did so with such style and grace as he and his band played a near two-hour set that left those in attendance begging for more. Continue reading

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Noone Entertains A Full House At Fallsview


Concert Review
Herman’s Hermits Starring
Peter Noone

Avalon Theatre @ Fallsview
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Friday Rocktober 27, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Peter Noone brought his Herman’s Hermits back to the Fallsview Casino over the weekend for a pair of shows. Herman’s Hermits along with The Beatles, the Kinks, the Stones and the Animals were part of the original British Invasion of the 60s. The band amassed 18 top-40 hits throughout the decade, including chart toppers “Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter” and “I’m Henery The Eighth, I Am”. Continue reading

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Etheridge Treats Diehard Fans To A Gem At Fallsview

Concert Review
Melissa Etheridge
Avalon Theatre
Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Thursday October 19, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Melissa Etheridge began a two-day run at Fallsview Casino Thursday evening. With an arsenal of songs to choose from she delivered one her finest sets this reviewer has seen. Backed by a stellar band that included drummer Brian Delaney, bassist David Santos and keyboardist/guitarist Max Hart they delivered a solid show even with Etheridge not at 100 percent. Her guitar tech brought her hot lemon water a few times during the show to aid her through. IF she hadn’t mentioned this to the crowd one may not have even known. Continue reading

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