Journey, Asia Pour On Hits At Blue Cross Arena


Concert Review

Journey
Asia

Blue Cross Arena
Rochester, NY
Wednesday June 21, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

During the summer of 1982 you could not turn the radio on without hearing Journey or Asia blasting through your boombox speakers. Journey’s Escape was still riding high on the charts with six singles constantly receiving airplay. Asia, the recently formed supergroup had just released their debut album featuring gems “Heat Of The Moment” and “Only Time Will Tell.” Wednesday evening both bands put on performances that took one back to those times. Continue reading

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Concert Preview- Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot

Concert Preview
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Tuesday June 27, 2017
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Brian Setzer is finally making an area appearance that’s not in the dead of winter. For the past so many years he has brought his stellar Christmas shows to the area but hasn’t played a regular show in quite some time.

The three time Grammy winner brings his band to the scenic outdoor Amphitheater Tuesday. His band includes red hot compadres, Noah Levy on drums, Kevin McKendree on piano/guitar and Mark Winchester on bass.

Expect to hear Stray Cats gems like “Rock This Town,” “Rumble In Brighton” and “Stray Cat Strut” plus other electrifying songs like “Let’s Shake” from his latest solo studio album.

Opening the show will be Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. Show time is 6:30 PM.

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Tears For Fears Worth The Wait At Artpark

Concert Review
Tears For Fears
Artpark
Lewiston, NY
Wednesday June 14, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Tears For Fears took a break for one night from their current tour with Hall & Oates to finally play the outdoor stage at Artpark. The band played Pittsburgh last night leaving tonight as the best available date for them to play. Many will remember the band was to have played here last summer but the band shelved the tour due to a family illness. Continue reading

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Don Henley Gives Toronto A Night That Won’t Be Forgotten

Concert Review
Don Henley
JD & The Straight Shot
Budweiser Stage
Toronto, Ontario
Tuesday June 13, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Don Henley and his solo band returned to Toronto at the Budweiser Stage (formerly Molson Amphitheatre) Tuesday night to a small but boisterous crowd. Henley still touring in support of his latest album Cass County, played a 125-minute set that left everyone wanting more. Unlike his previous visit to The Sony Centre in 2015, Henley mixed in a fair amount of Eagles songs much to the delight of his fans. Continue reading

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ZZ Top Can’t Stop Rockin’ At Artpark

ZZ Top file photo: J. Ritz (2013)

Concert Review
ZZ Top
Tonnage Tour
Tuesday In The Park
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday June 6, 2017
Review: Joseph Suto

 

It seems whenever the Artpark season kicks off in the first week of June we seem to face out of season, atypical weather. Such was the case Tuesday evening as the 2017 season kicked off with the Texas threesome ZZ Top. A steady but light rain along with cooler temps dominated from just a few songs into opening act Austin Hanks set all the way through the majority of ZZ Top’s brief 75-minute set. Continue reading

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Tool Put On A Powerful Display Of Vision & Sound

Concert Review
Tool
Blue Cross Arena
Rochester, NY
Tuesday May 30, 2017
Review: Joseph Suto

 

If you listened to some of the fans before Tool’s sold-out show at The Blue Cross Arena Tuesday night, you’d think you were in for a religious experience. Many who had seen the band before said it was the best concert they’ve ever seen. The concert only took ten minutes to sell out the day the tickets were put on public sale. Tool’s last area appearance was at the arena in Buffalo back in 2002. All this as the diehards are still awaiting the arrival of the band’s fifth studio album. They have not released an album since 2006’s 10,000 Days. Continue reading

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