Bad Company & Joe Walsh Kick off Summer Season

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Bad Company
Joe Walsh

Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Tuesday June 7, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Two old stalwarts, Joe Walsh and Bad Company kicked off the 2016 season Tuesday night out at the Darien Lake PAC. The crowd was very light perhaps part due to the ever changing weather throughout the day and the absence of Bad Company guitarist Mick Ralphs who chose to sit out this tour. Continue reading

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Ringo Starr Treats Fans With Stellar Band & Performance

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Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
Seneca Allegany Casino
Outdoor Stage
Salamanca, NY
Saturday June 4, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

As Starr stated at his press conference on Friday “It’s still a thrill” to be out playing and he’s thoroughly enjoying it. Currently the band includes organist, keys Gregg Rolie (Santana, Journey), drummer Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), multi-instrumentalist Warren Hamm, bassist Richard Page (Mr. Mister) and guitarists Steve Lukather (Toto) and Todd Rundgren. Continue reading

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Country Concerts Summer Preview

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A Thousand Horses play Darien Lake on Sept. 22

Dave Leary’s Country Concert Preview
2016 Summer Season

Western New Yorkers love their country music as evidenced by the consistently strong ratings for Buffalo’s WYRK-FM and the strong attendance for the many shows that come to town each year. Here’s a preview of the summer country concert season including a couple that are under the radar. Continue reading

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Zombies Getting Finer With Age

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The Zombies
Bears Den Inside
Seneca Niagara Casino
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday May 20, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Zombies returned to the Bears Den Friday evening. They had last played the fine venue back in 2011. The English band traces back to the 60s when they were led by singer Colin Blunstone and organist Rod Argent, the only original members still playing with the band. Joining them were former Argent and Kinks member Jim Rodford on bass, his son Steve Rodford on drums and guitarist Tom Toomey. Continue reading

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Thomas Leaves Fans Hooked On His Magic

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B.J. Thomas
Avalon Ballroom @
Fallsview Casino
Saturday May 21, 2016
By: Joseph Suto

Five time Grammy Award winner B.J. Thomas took to the stage at The Avalon Ballroom inside Fallsview Casino Saturday evening. The 75-minute set recalled a more simpler time in the music industry as Thomas delivered many of the songs that made him famous. Continue reading

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Rundgren Is Stunning In Return Engagement

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Todd Rundgren
Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Thursday May 19, 2016
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Many words can be used to describe Todd Rundgren. Words such as inventive, pioneer and genius are just a few that come to mind without even knowing where to begin. When describing the performance he and his stellar band put on inside the Riviera Theatre Thursday evening that was quite easy, it was by far the best Rundgren show this reviewer has seen. Continue reading

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