Not Just Another Show For Goo Goo Dolls

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Goo Goo Dolls
Collective Soul
Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Saturday August 20, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Goo Goo Dolls singer John Rzeznik confessed Saturday evening “I’m always really nervous when I have to play here.” He went on to explain without giving the band’s history lesson, that his hometown was the first place that opened their arms to the band. Rzeznik knows where he came from. Even after playing here year after year, summer after summer he cares about saving his best performance for his hometown. He and his band did not disappoint. Continue reading

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Styx Perform A Masterpiece At Artpark

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Styx
Artpark
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday August 16, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Styx has always put on memorable shows at the outdoor Amphitheater at Artpark. Tuesday evening the band didn’t just return, they came, they played, they conquered. This show was hands down the best Styx show this reviewer has seen at Artpark or anywhere for that matter. The band had played the venue on two other occasions in 2006 and 2014 respectively. Continue reading

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Happy, Nostalgic Night At The Erie County Fair

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Happy Together Tour
The Turtles
Chuck Negron
Mark Lindsay
Gary Puckett
The Cowsills
Spencer Davis

Erie County Fair Grandstand
Hamburg, NY
Thursday August 11, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Turtles finally brought their Happy Together tour to the area Thursday evening. It was a night to celebrate many artists and songs thought to have been lost in time. The show lasted two hours with no downtime as one backing band was used for all of the artists. Just a quick simple change of some microphones allowed one artist to end and the next one followed. Most sets lasted fifteen minutes with the exception of the headliners. Continue reading

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Concert Preview- Styx

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Styx
Tuesday In The Park Series
Artpark
TuesdayAugust 16, 2016
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Styx will return to scenic Artpark in Lewiston, NY on August 16. The band had previously played the outdoor venue twice, once in 2014 and the still talked about show in 2006. One certainly is you can expect another solid performance by one of the best bands who thrive on making their fans happy. It is one of the reasons how the band is still able to play over one hundred shows year after year. Continue reading

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Yes Measure Up To Usual Standards

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YES
Artpark
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday August 2, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Yes has always been about musicianship and pushing boundaries. They are the innovators of the term progressive rock. The band has seen many changes throughout it’s history in regard to members coming and going and always seem to transcend to another level and stay relevant. Tuesday evening Yes played the outdoor stage at Artpark to a very respectable crowd. By the time the show was over, they had left their indelible mark as they showed why they are so revered. All that despite playing music many in the crowd seemed unfamiliar with for the early portion of the show. Continue reading

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Darius Rucker Has A Good Time Out At Darien

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Darius Rucker
Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Sunday July 31, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Darius Rucker returned to the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Sunday night. It marked the second consecutive year Rucker has played at the venue. This time his tour was entitled Good For A Good Time name after the song from his most recent record Southern Style. He played to comparable crowds and similar songs in his set to the prior year. Continue reading

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