Skynyrd Play Darien One Final Time

Concert Review
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jamey Johnson
Charlie Daniels Band
Marshall Tucker Band
Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, NY
Friday July 13, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour rolled into the Darien Lake Amphitheater this past Friday. If this is how Lynyrd Skynyrd wants to be remembered by as going out on a high note, they sure left no stone unturned. Led by co-founder and sole remaining original member, guitarist Gary Rossington, the band delivered an extra special high-energy rock and roll show southern style as only they do. Joining them with some great music of their own were the Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band and Jamey Johnson. Continue reading

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Gravity Can’t Hold Sugarland Down

Concert Review
Sugarland
Brandy Clark

Turning Stone Casino
Verona, NY
Sunday July 8, 2018
Photos By: Thom Jennings
Review: Thom Jennings

Fans met Sugarland’s announced return last year after an extended hiatus with jubilation, not just at the prospect of the country music duo’s return to the concert stage, it had been years since the group’s last album of original material “The Incredible Machine.” Continue reading

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America Show Why They Are Masters Of Their Craft

Concert Review
America
Seneca Allegany Events Center
@ Seneca Allegany Casino
Salamanca, NY
Saturday July 7, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

This year marks the 48th anniversary of rock band America. That is 48-years of playing an average of nearly 100 shows per year. These guys had no idea when they first formed the band in 1970 that they were really in it for the long haul. There is rarely a summer that doesn’t go by that these cats aren’t playing somewhere in the western New York region. Saturday evening, they pulled into the Seneca Allegany Events Center and delivered their set of “gold”. Continue reading

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Styx Deliver Pristine Show On A Gorgeous Night

Concert Review
Styx
Joan Jett
Tesla
St. Joseph’s Health
Amphitheater @ Lakeview
Syracuse, NY
Thursday June 28, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

“This is my favorite part of the show,” proclaimed vocalist, guitarist Tommy Shaw as he went on to introduce original founding bassist Charles Panozzo. With that intro the band launched into one of their finest performances of the night, the classic rock gem “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)” on a clear crisp night out at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse, NY. The show also featured Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as well as the rocking quintet from Sacramento, Tesla. Continue reading

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Poison And Cheap Trick Give Darien A Damn Good Time

Concert Review
Poison
Cheap Trick
Pop Evil

Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, NY
Tuesday June 26, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Darien Lake Amphitheater came alive with the sights and sounds of Poison Tuesday night. Along for the ride were power-pop masters Cheap Trick and Pop Evil who seemed a bit out of place. The show was the first headlining appearance at the venue for Poison since 2007 and was their first appearance at the venue since 2012. Continue reading

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In Conversation With Tony Lewis (The Outfield)

In Conversation
Tony Lewis
The Outfield
Solo
June 2018
New album out June 29 Out Of The Darkness

Tony Lewis was the singer and bassist for The Outfield, a group that made a big splash in 1985. Their debut album Play Deep climbed all the way to #9 on the album charts while going triple platinum on the strength of their top-10 hit “Your Love”. The follow up Bangin’ went gold. The band accumulated four charted albums and 5 top-40 songs during their career. Continue reading

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