Foreigner Cram 40 Years into Celebratory Evening At Darien

Concert Review
Foreigner
40th Anniversary Tour

Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Friday July 21, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour brought something special in the air to the Darien Lake PAC Friday evening. The show also brought along veteran rockers Cheap Trick while Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience kicked the evening off in fine style. Continue reading

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Concert Preview: Blondie & Garbage Artpark

Concert Preview
Blondie
Garbage
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Tuesday July 25, 2017
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Blondie the new wave, pop rock band featuring singer Deborah Harry, will be making their second appearance at Artpark on Tuesday July 27. The band last played the outdoor stage with Melissa Etheridge in 2015. This tour billed as The Rage and Rapture tour, features the chameleon like band Garbage this time around. Continue reading

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Fans Are Lucky Ones As Mitchell and Loverboy Dish Out Hits

Concert Review
Loverboy
Kim Mitchell

Artpark Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday July 11, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

It was the 1980s all over again Tuesday night at the majestic outdoor Amphitheater at Artpark. Loverboy and Kim Mitchell, descended upon the Lewiston faithful and delivered quality sets that appeased their fanbase. It was a very hot day but by the time the show started and into the night it was simply gorgeous. Continue reading

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Nickelback Reminds Darien Crowd How To Have Fun

Concert Review
Nickelback
Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Wednesday July 12, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Some say when it comes to Nickelback you either love em’ or hate em’ and that there is no in between. Well after witnessing perhaps one of the most misunderstood bands in history the jury says it’s ok to just like the band. After all of the accomplishments they have received since the day “How You Remind Me” first hit the airwaves they are truly deserving of each one. I must confess after hearing “How You Remind Me” everywhere I went for two years straight grew old quick. However, the song is now 16 years old and it is actually quite refreshing to hear these days. Continue reading

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Setzer Leaves Em Swingin’ At Artpark

Concert Review
Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday June 27, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

It has been quite a number of years that Brian Setzer last played a non-holiday show in the area. The scenic Artpark outdoor stage provided a glorious setting for what was dubbed as the Rockabilly Riot tour. Setzer mixed in Classic Stray Cats cuts as well as solo material and a few covers thrown in for good measure. Several little dance sections sprouted up throughout the venue at various times during Setzer’s 90-minute set. Continue reading

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Hank Jr. Plays It Short But Sweet In Allegany

Concert Review
Hank Williams Jr.
Seneca Allegany Casino
Salamanca, NY
Saturday July 1, 2017
Review: Dave Leary
Photos: Joseph Suto

There’s no denying Hank Williams Jr’s place in country music history. As the son of arguably the most influential artist in the history of the genre, he had quite a legacy to follow. By blazing his own trail, he became a legend in his own right. So I was looking forward to seeing him in concert for the first time. I had also never seen an outdoor show at Seneca Allegany Casino. There was a pretty large crowd, many of them tailgating, something you don’t generally see at the casino. Continue reading

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