CD Review- Nelson

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Nelson
Peace Out
Frontiers Records
2015
Review:Joseph Suto
✰✰✰✰
 

Nelson featuring Ricky Nelson’s twin sons Matthew and Gunnar, came right out of nowhere in 1990. Their debut After The Rain climbed the charts on the strength of two top 10 hits the title track which made #6 and the chart topper “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection”. Then as fast as they appeared they disappeared from the scene. Some blame it on the shift to grunge and alternative, while the Nelson’s blamed conflicts with the record label. The band’s next album never came out until 1995. Continue reading

CD Review- Steven Wilson

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Steven Wilson
Hand. Cannot. Erase.
Kscope Records
2015
Producer: Steven Wilson
Review: Joseph Suto
✰✰✰✰½

Steven Wilson may not be a household name at this stage of his career, but rest assured he soon will be. The leader of progressive outfit Porcupine Tree has now released two critically acclaimed solo albums. Hand. Cannot. Erase. is his latest effort and one that should help him open more doors and gain a wider audience. Continue reading

CD Review- Danko Jones

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Danko Jones
Fire Music
Bad Taste Records
2015
Producer: Eric Ratz
Review:Joseph Suto
✰✰✰½

Fire Music is the seventh full length release from Toronto rock band Danko Jones. Today the band consists of vocalist/guitarist Danko Jones, bassist John “JC” Calabrese and new drummer Rich Knox who makes his recording debut with the band. Continue reading

Tremonti’s First Area Visit A Success

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Tremonti
Rapids Theatre
Niagara Falls, NY
Tuesday May 5, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Tremonti is currently out on the road supporting their upcoming June 9th release Cauterize. This current run, twenty dates in all, made stop number seven Tuesday night at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY. For this show the band supported Seether while Akron, OH based Red Sun Rising opened the show. Continue reading

For Rundgren The Future Is Now

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Todd Rundgren
Town Ballroom
Buffalo, NY

Tuesday April 28, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Todd Rundgren is known for one to push the boundaries and to never duplicate anything he has done in the past. Tuesday night Rundgren’s Global tour rolled into the Town Ballroom and delivered a one of a kind show. When it comes to playing live Rundgren generally always has a band. After all Rundgren plays a big part in Ringo Starr’s All-star Band. But there he was on stage sans band Tuesday night backed by DJ/musician/producer Dam Funk and flanked by a pair of female singers and dancers by his side. Continue reading

The Tragically Hip Play Another Gem In Buffalo

 

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The Tragically Hip
First Niagara Center
Buffalo, NY
Saturday April 18, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

 

 

The city of Buffalo has always been treated to some fantastic shows from The Tragically Hip. With its near proximity to Ontario, it is one of the few American cities where The Hip play and fill the larger venues similar to the arenas of their homeland. Saturday night was no different as singer Gord Downie and Company dazzled Continue reading