Pretty Reckless Play Short But Sweet Set In The Falls

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The Pretty Reckless
The Rapids Theatre
Niagara Falls, NY
Saturday November 19, 2016
Review & Photos: Jenipher

 

Niagara Falls played host to Taylor Momsen, Ben Phillips, Mark Damon and Jamie Perkins, also known as The Pretty Reckless. The band is out in support of their third effort, Who You Selling For, with touring bands Them Evils and The Holy White Hounds. Continue reading

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Alternative Buffalo’s Kerfuffle B4 Xmas

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Alternative Buffalo’s
The Kerfuffle B4 Xmas

KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
Friday December 2, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

If you wanted to check out bands who are on the cusp of breaking out or just under the radar then KeyBank Center was the place to be Friday evening. Radio station 107.7 hosted their 3rd Annual Kerfuffle Before Christmas. The show featured Judah & The Lion, Atlas Genius, Joywave, Capital Cities, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and Dirty Heads. Continue reading

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Sully Erna Dazzles At The Riv…. Again

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Sully Erna
Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
November 16, 2016
Review and Photos: Jenipher

Sully Erna stopped in North Tonawanda, NY while out on tour for his second solo release, “Hometown Life”. Most notably known as the voice behind Godsmack, Erna is a master storyteller. The Riviera Theatre audience was treated to not only a wonderful acoustic performance, but yet a peek into the personal life of Erna. Between tunes, he joked with the crowd, in his thick Boston accent, teasing he would be taking requests. During his cover of Alice in Chains’ “Nutshell” there was a video screen showcasing a number of inspirational musicians that have passed on. After the song, he commented how it was sad that it needed to be updated to add in Lemmy Kilmister. Continue reading

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CD Review- Green Day

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Green Day
Revolution Radio
Reprise
2016
Review: Joseph Suto
✰✰✰✰½

 

Green Day are back with their new studio release Revolution Radio. It marks a return to an album with a direction and purpose following the band’s trilogy of ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré! which were released over a a few months in 2012. Continue reading

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Fitz & The Tantrums Return With Heavy Hearts

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Fitz & the Tantrums
The Rapids Theatre
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday November 18, 2016
Review: Thom Jennings
Photos: Joseph Suto

Fitz & The Tantrums arrived in Niagara Falls on Friday to perform to a sold out crowd at The Rapids Theatre. The band dedicated the show to the late Sharon Jones, who had passed away earlier that day. Fitz & The Tantrums once opened for Jones and her band, The Dap Kings. Continue reading

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CD Review- Sting

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Sting
57th & 9th
2016
A&M/Interscope Records
✰✰✰✰
By: Dave Leary
Producer: Martin Kierszenbaum

Much has been made of this being Sting’s first “pop/rock” album in over a decade. After writing a musical and recording in the classical and folk genres, he has at least partially returned to a rock sound. Continue reading

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