Triumphant Return For Mike Rutherford

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Mike + The Mechanics
Hard Rock Live
Northfield, OH
Sunday March 15, 2015
Review: Thom Jennings
Photos: Joseph Suto

 

 

Mike Rutherford knows a thing or two about surviving the loss of a lead singer. The Genesis guitarist/bassist survived all of that bands lineup changes, including the loss of two prominent lead singers, although the loss of Phil Collins had a greater impact than the loss of Peter Gabriel. Continue reading

CD Review- Red

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Of Beauty and Rage
Essential/Sony
2015
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By: Robert Winans

Red has put out a really strong album this year with the appropriately titled Of Beauty and Rage. It is the follow up to the not well liked Release The Panic which sharply contrasts their styles. The former being that of a fast paced but seemingly haphazardly put together album looking to break more radio rock devoid of effort. However, the new album is looking to be much more hopeful. Continue reading

CD Review- Kate Pierson

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Kate Pierson
Guitars And Microphones
Lazy Meadow Music/Kobalt Music
2015
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By Dave Leary:
The B-52’s have been creating their own unique brand of music for nearly 40 years. At the age of 66, Kate Pierson, one of the band’s founding members, has finally released her first solo album. Guitars and Microphones makes you wonder why it took so long. This is an album you can listen to without skipping tracks and with only 10 songs it’s an easy listen. Continue reading

Concert Review: Garth Brooks Opening Night Buffalo, NY

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Garth Brooks
First Niagara Center
Buffalo, NY

Thursday March 5, 2015
Review: Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

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Garth Brooks opened up his first of six shows over a four day span Thursday night. We were in attendance and saw what the fuss was all about. Several music critics have written nothing but glowing reviews and Thomas S. Orwat Jr. was no different. Read all about the show in his on the spot review. Continue reading

Top 10 Lists: Garth Brooks’ Best Singles and Album Cuts

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Garth Brooks
By: Dave Leary

In September, Garth Brooks, joined by wife Trisha Yearwood, began his first tour in 13 years. A new album, Man Against Machine, was released in November. Brooks returned to Buffalo for the first time since 1998 last night and will play five more shows over the weekend. As a longtime fan, I thought I would mark the occasion by giving my lists of Garth’s top 10 singles and top 10 album cuts. It may also be wise to study up the lyrics to assist Brooks as by Sunday he doesn’t expect to have much of his voice left as he stated in his press conference at First Niagara Center Thursday afternoon. Continue reading

Orlando Takes Crowd On Musical Journey

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Photo: 2013 by Joseph Suto

Concert Review
Tony Orlando
Avalon Theatre
Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario

Saturday February 21, 2015
Review: Joseph Suto

 

 

 

If you had seen one of Tony Orlando’s world renowned Christmas shows, you probably were left wondering how one of his regular shows played out. Well, that question was answered Saturday afternoon as he took the stage at the Avalon Ballroom inside the Fallsview Casino. Orlando has been entertaining audiences for over fifty years and he knows what works. Continue reading