Thomas Leaves Fans Hooked On His Magic

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B.J. Thomas
Avalon Ballroom @
Fallsview Casino
Saturday May 21, 2016
By: Joseph Suto

Five time Grammy Award winner B.J. Thomas took to the stage at The Avalon Ballroom inside Fallsview Casino Saturday evening. The 75-minute set recalled a more simpler time in the music industry as Thomas delivered many of the songs that made him famous. Continue reading

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Rundgren Is Stunning In Return Engagement

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Todd Rundgren
Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Thursday May 19, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Many words can be used to describe Todd Rundgren. Words such as inventive, pioneer and genius are just a few that come to mind without even knowing where to begin. When describing the performance he and his stellar band put on inside the Riviera Theatre Thursday evening that was quite easy, it was by far the best Rundgren show this reviewer has seen. Continue reading

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The Darkness Tear It Up During Hot & Sweaty Club Show

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The Darkness
Waiting Room
Buffalo, NY
Tuesday May 3, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

The Darkness, the British rock band that came to prominence with their 2003 debut Permission To Land played the Waiting Room Tuesday evening. The show marked the band’s first ever Buffalo area performance and next to last show of their month long trek in the U.S. The humid confines of the club with all the lights made it a very hot and sticky affair giving the show an almost authentic feel of a NYC club. Continue reading

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Sizzling Performance By Steve Miller At Salamanca

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Steve Miller Band
Seneca Allegany Events Center
Salamanca, NY
Saturday May 7, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Steve Miller strolled through the Southern Tier Saturday evening and played to a near full house at the Seneca Allegany Events Center. He was accompanied by a solid band that included bassist Kenny Lee Lewis, guitarist Jacob Peterson, keyboardist Joseph Wooten and drummer Gordy Knudston. Continue reading

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Interview- Lance Lopez

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Interview
Lance Lopez
Texas Blues Guitarist
Solo
Supersonic Blues Machine

 

 

Rock Show Critique: For those who may not be familiar with you can you give us a quick synopsis of who Lance Lopez is?

Lance Lopez: I’m a Texas blues rock guitar player. I’ve been playing professionally since I was fourteen years old. I grew up in Louisiana and Texas in the rich culture of the blues and rock music down here. I got my first real touring gig with soul singer Johnnie Taylor when I was 17. When I was 18, I played with modern Blues legend Lucky Peterson. When I was nineteen the Buddy Miles Express. Continue reading

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80’s Band Strikes Chord With Diverse Crowd

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A Flock Of Seagulls
Bear’s Den Inside
Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort
Niagara Falls, NY
Saturday April 30, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The synth sounds of new wave band A Flock Of Seagulls transformed the Bear’s Den into a time machine Saturday evening. One step inside and you were transformed into the 1980s. While to an average music fan AFOS may seem like a one hit wonder, their performance proved otherwise (the band actually had four songs crack the top 40 on various charts). While keyboardist and lead vocalist Mike Score may be the sole original member remaining, his band was solid and delivered the songs as they were recorded and remembered. Continue reading

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