Benatar/Giraldo Along With Etheridge Shine At Artpark

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Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo
Melissa Etheridge
Artpark
Tuesday In The Park
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday June 26, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Tuesday brought the return of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo to Artpark. Dubbed the We Live For Love tour, the duo last played at the venue in 2011. Opening the show was songstress Melissa Etheridge who coincidentally played at Artpark last year. With the weather cooling down a bit, it helped bolster up a very decent crowd that were treated to two of the best female singers in rock history. Continue reading

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Respectable Crowd For Rock Hall Three For All

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Heart
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Cheap Trick
Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Wednesday July 27, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The old saying goes “two out of three ain’t bad”. The Rock Hall Three For All tour rolled into Darien Lake Wednesday evening featuring Heart, Joan Jett and Cheap Trick. While all three have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame over the past few years, after seeing the show, this left for debate as to which band should go on and in which order. It was a very decent sized crowd for a mid week show out at the PAC. Continue reading

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Concert Preview- YES Artpark

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YES
Artpark
Tuesday August 2, 2016

Yes has been a music institution since the seventies began. They are bar none the measuring stick that all progressive bands try and compare to as they are the first and foremost name in music when it comes to progressive rock. Continue reading

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Olivia Newton-John Makes It A Hot Summer Night

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Olivia Newton-John
Seneca Niagara Events Center
Niagara Falls, NY
Saturday July 23, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

It had been over a decade since Olivia Newton-John last played the Buffalo/Niagara region. Saturday night the superstar put on a gem of a show that featured a good chunk of the songs she is known for. The hot summer became even hotter when Olivia took the stage at the Seneca Niagara Casino. She broke the night into segments playing an 80s segment, a country set that features her hits of the 70s, an environmental segment and of course a section of the show dedicated to Grease. Continue reading

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Artpark Concert Preview: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo

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Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
w/ Melissa Etheridge
Tuesday In The Park
Artpark
July 26, 2016

It has been a few years since Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo last visited the wonderful, scenic grounds of Artpark. Meanwhile Melissa Etheridge will make her second consecutive appearance after having played with Blondie in a memorable performance last year.

Benatar is currently on her annual summer run playing her usual set of classics. One thing that can be said is how powerful her voice still is. Playing along her side is her husband guitarist Neil Giraldo who coincidentally has been doing that since 1979. Continue reading

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Journey & The Doobies A Tough Bill To Top

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Journey
The Doobie Brothers

Lakeview Amphitheater
Syracuse, NY
Wednesday July 13, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The new Lakeview Amphitheater was the place to be Wednesday night in Syracuse, NY as classic rock juggernauts Journey and The Doobie Brothers took fans on a trip down memory lane. The combination of the two bands on the same bill worked out real well as The Doobie Brothers helped set the stage with a stellar set rivaling a show of theirs I had seen last year. Journey then simply came out and blew the roof off the new Amphitheater. Continue reading

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