2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival- Darien Lake

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Uproar Festival
Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY

Sunday August 11, 2013
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Main Stage
Alice In Chains
Jane’s Addiction
Coheed And Cambria
Circa Survive
Zippo Encore Stage
The Chuck Shaffer Picture Show
The Dead Daisies
Middle Class Rut
New Politics
Walking Papers

The 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival landed out at the Darien Lake PAC Sunday. The weather couldn’t have been better as an enjoyable day of music and fun in the sun was enjoyed by all. Considering this was only the third date on the tour, things seemed to go smoothly with the change over of bands. Continue reading

Buckcherry Rocks Braun’s All Night Long

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Braun’s Concert Cove
Akron, NY
Monday August 12, 2013
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto



Occasionally you go to a show and you kind of know what to expect. After all having seen Buckcherry numerous times in the past, one thing I knew is they deliver a quality, rocking show every time out. This is one band that you will never see going through the motions or mailing it in. Braun’s Concert Cove had a vibe like it never had before as Josh Todd and the rest of Buckcherry played a show of epic proportion Monday evening. Continue reading

Despite Rain Under The Sun Shines At CMAC

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Under The Sun
Smash Mouth
Sugar Ray
Gin Blossoms
Vertical Horizon
Canandaigua, NY
Saturday July 27, 2013
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto


The 2013 edition of Under The Sun featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon and Fastball played to an appreciative crowd at CMAC Saturday evening. Under The Sun’s origin takes us back to 2012 when Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath and Everclear’s Art Alexakis teamed up to bring you the similar summer tour last year entitled Summerland. However the two had a little disagreement about the direction of the tour which led to each doing their own tours this summer. McGrath said his plans were to make Under The Sun an annual tour. Continue reading

Whitesnake Serve Up A Classic Rock Show

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The Palace Theatre
Greensburg, PA
Monday July 29, 2013
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto




The fans from the blue collar town of Buffalo, New York have been deprived of seeing David Coverdale & Whitesnake play live for over twenty years. In some cases the only way to see some bands is to take a road trip. So when their tour itinerary was released with Greensburg, PA being the closest headlining show it was a no brainer to check it out seeing how I missed them on their last tour in 2011. Continue reading

Queensrÿche Roar Into Erie

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Roar On The Shore
Erie, PA

Saturday July 20, 2013
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto



Queensryche roared into Erie, Pa Saturday evening for the final day of the seventh annual Roar On The Shore Festival. Taking the stage to the screaming sound of their classic “Queen Of The Reich”, a song that has been absent from the band’s concerts during the past eight years. Continue reading

Gigantour Leaves Crowd Wanting More

Black Label Society
Death Division
Canandaigua, NY

Saturday July 6, 2013
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Dave Mustaine’s Gigantour 2013 touched down at The Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, (CMAC for short), this past Saturday. The blistering heat made for an uncomfortable afternoon but helped sell a ton of beverages to help cool things down a little. Stagehands and techs helped keep the changeover between acts to a minimum and seemed to be running smooth when transitioning one act to another. Continue reading