Concert Preview- Whitesnake- Artpark June 28

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Whitesnake
Whitford/St. Holmes
Tuesday June 28
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY

 

After a 26 year absence David Coverdale will finally bring his band Whitesnake to the Buffalo region. The closest the band had last played here was out at the old Darien Lakeside Amphitheater back in 1990. The show will be one of twenty U.S. dates Coverdale will tackle this summer. Continue reading

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CD Review- Weezer

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Weezer
White Album
Crush Music
2016
Produced By: Jake Sinclair
Review: Joseph Suto
✰✰✰✰

 

 

It is amazing how fast Rivers Cuomo and Company churn out albums sometimes. This one comes just two years after the release of the top 5 Everything Will Be Alright In The End. In this digital age bands generally sell less with each release as compact discs become more obsolete. Continue reading

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CD Review- Fitz & The Tantrums

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Fitz & The Tantrums
Fitz & The Tantrums
Elektra/Dangerbird
2016
Review: Dave Leary
✰✰✰½

The third full-length album from Fitz and the Tantrums opens with “Handclap”, which has been ubiquitous since it was released as the first single. Expect this to become a staple at sporting events just like “Crazy Train” or “Seven Nation Army”. (It’s already been used in a car commercial). It’s an appropriate choice to kick off the album, as most of what follows is full of catchy melodies but not much substance. Continue reading

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CD Review- Austin John

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Austin John
Love Sick Radio
Universal
2016
Review: Joseph Suto
✰✰✰½

Love Sick Radio is a six song EP from former Hinder singer Austin Winkler. Currently going under the moniker of Austin John, he has finally released his first new music since leaving Hinder back in 2013. Continue reading

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CD Review- Paul Simon

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Paul Simon
Stranger To Stranger
Concord Records
2016
Producers: Paul Simon and Roy Halee
Review: Dave Leary
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If there were a Mount Rushmore of American songwriters, Paul Simon would have to be on it. This is his first album since 2011’s So Beautiful or So What. At 74, Simon is still in top form. The opening track “The Werewolf” showcases his wry wit and inventive phrasing. Continue reading

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Thomas & Starship Take Fans Through Time Machine

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Starship Featuring
Mickey Thomas

Avalon Theatre Inside
Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Saturday June 11, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

It was 30 summers ago that I received my first live taste of Starship. Of course back then the band was fronted by Mickey Thomas and Grace Slick and they were plastered all over MTV as well as the radio. Thomas is now the sole member from that era as he has been for more than two decades. Thomas and his current version of Starship tore through a 75 minute show inside the Avalon Ballroom at Fallsview Casino Saturday evening. Continue reading

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