An Ode To Gary Richrath

By: Thom Jennings




When I was 14 years old, REO Speedwagon dropped one of the greatest albums in the history of rock music, “Hi Infidelity.” From top to bottom, the songs epitomized everything that was great about what was later dubbed “arena rock.” Continue reading

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Nothing Like A Big House Party To Cap Season At Artpark

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J. Geils Band
Artpark Outdoor Stage
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday September 8, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto


When the J. Geils Band was announced as the final concert of  Artpark’s Tuesday In The Park 2015 schedule, you just knew they were the perfect choice to close it out. Oddly enough it was one of those rare after Labor Day concerts as the J. Geils Band helped end another fabulous season on a very high note. As an added bonus Ian Hunter and the Rant Band were brought along to open the show. Continue reading

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Interview- Jaime St. James

Jaime St. James
Black ‘N’ Blue
St. James



First off let me give you a little history about the singer Jaime St. James. Black ‘N’ Blue originated in Portland, Oregon back in 1981. They released their first debut self-titled album in 1984 and their first video “Hold On To 18” received moderate play on MTV. The band’s second release Without Love came out the following year. Without Love was a very solid sopohomore effort produced by Bruce Fairbairn who was considered one of the best from that era. Continue reading

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CD Review- Buckcherry

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Rock ‘N’ Roll
F Bomb Records
Producer: Keith Nelson
Review: Joseph Suto
✰✰✰ 1/2

The band that would not die Buckcherry is back with a new release simply titled Rock ‘N’ Roll. Rock ‘N’ Roll is the band’s seventh studio full length release. It comes on the heels of last year’s EP Fuck. Their previous album Confessions was a departure for the band. It was the band’s first crack at a concept album which was about singer Josh Todd’s childhood and growing up. This time out there is nothing but what the title states, simple pure rock ‘n’ roll done Buckcherry style. Continue reading

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Fans Treated To Rodgers Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy

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Paul Rodgers
Avalon Ballroom Theatre
At Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Friday August 28, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

All the talk around Buffalo and the surrounding area the past few days has been about the Paul McCartney concert announcement. We hopped the border to see that other Paul, Paul Rodgers for a solo show at the Fallsview Casino on Friday. I must say this-it was easily one of the top 3 shows I’ve seen this year. His voice sounded better than I’ve ever heard before. The seemingly ageless Rodgers has taken good care of himself over the years. Continue reading

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Van Halen Muster Up Quite A Show At Darien

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Van Halen
Darien Lake PAC
Darien Center, NY
Tuesday August 25, 2015
Review/Photos: Buffalo Ray


Overcast skies above and a chill in the air was not going to stop the Van Halen train from rolling into the Darien Lake PAC, Tuesday evening. The band gave us one of their best performances in a long time. Most were wondering if the show would even happen at all due to the cancellation of their show just prior due to Roth coming down with a case of the flu. Continue reading

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