Interview- Jim Crean 2016

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Jim Crean
Solo
Hair Nation
Appice Brothers

 

 
Jim Crean has been rocking the Buffalo Music Scene for the better part of four decades. His band Hair Nation has opened for several national artists such as Jack Russell’s Great White, Dokken, Operation: Mindcrime, LA Guns and many many more. His band has also played the sunset strip among many other places. Continue reading

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Spin Doctors Time Away Serves Them Well

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The Spin Doctors
Bear’s Den Inside
Seneca Niagara Casino
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday September 23, 2016
Review: David Leary
Photos: Joseph Suto

It’s hard to believe it’s been 25 years since the release of Pocket Full of Kryptonite, Spin Doctors’ 1991 debut studio album. This really makes me feel old as that was one of the CDs that was in heavy rotation among my friends as a college freshman. Friday night the band,who got back together in 2001 after some time apart and lineup changes, performed nearly that entire record (with the exception being “Refrigerator Car”). Continue reading

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Hair Nation Festival Hits A Home Run

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SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Irvine, CA
Saturday September 17, 2016
Photos: Christin Tank

The first annual SiriusXM Hair Nation Festival was held last Saturday at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Irvine, California. The show featured the hairbands of the 80s and early 90s with Vince Neil (Motley Crue) and Bret Michaels (Poison) topping the bill. Other notable bands on the bill included Kix, Yngwie Malmsteen, Slaughter, Lita Ford, Faster Pussycat plus many more. Radio talk show host Eddie Trunk emceed the festivities. Continue reading

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Forbert Brings Nostalgic Good Time Tunes

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Steve Forbert
189 Public House
East Aurora, NY
Wednesday September 14, 2016
Photo/Review: Joseph Suto

 

“Isn’t this the best time of year”? That was the question posed by singer-songwriter Steve Forbert as he addressed the full house inside 189 Public House Wednesday evening. Forbert was making a return appearance following his last show at the venue in May of last year. Continue reading

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Culture Club Delight Seneca Niagara Crowd

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Culture Club
Seneca Niagara Event Center
Niagara Falls, NY
Saturday September 3, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

If you would have told me back in 1985 that I would be writing a review of a Culture Club concert at some point in my life, I would have told you that you were crazy. Stranger things have happened but after taking in the Culture Club show inside the Seneca Niagara Event Center Saturday night, I can honestly say this band brought their “A” game. Continue reading

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It’s All Fun As Def Leppard Plays Darien For 10th Time

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Def Leppard
REO Speedwagon
Tesla

Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Wednesday August 31, 2916
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Def Leppard wrapped up the east coast end of their summer tour Wednesday night out at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. They have a small west coast run of dates remaining later in the month. Joining them were REO Speedwagon and Tesla. Tesla was also on Def Leppard’s summer tour last year along with Styx when it came to the PAC. Continue reading

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