The Spinners Bring Hits & Memories To Fair

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The Spinners
Erie County Fair Grandstand
Hamburg, NY
Wednesday August 19, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

A hot August night did not detour fans from filling up the first come first served trackside seats at the Erie County Grandstand on Wednesday evening. As early as one hour before the show, the venue started to fill in. Yes, it may have been a free show at The Gusto Grandstand but The Spinners mean a lot to the Buffalo area music fans. Of course there were a good amount of older folk who probably go way back to when the group started out in the 60s. Continue reading

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CD Review- Bullet For My Valentine

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CD Review
Bullet For My Valentine
Venom
2015
RCA Records
Review: Robert Winans
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British metalcore outfit Bullet For My Valentine have come out with their newest disc cleverly called Venom with a large Roman numeral V marking the fifth studio album. Having said by the band that they were returning to their roots stylistically, drawing on their first disc The Poison, arguably their heaviest showing, they seem to be boldly promising to deliver. Continue reading

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Skynyrd Breezes Into Lewiston Again

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Lynyrd Skynyrd
Artpark
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday August 18, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 
Lynyrd Skynyrd returned once again to Artpark on a balmy Tuesday evening. The boisterous crowd made it seem like a Saturday night lead singer Johnny Van Zant proclaimed just a few songs into Skynyrd’s ninety-five minute set. This appearance marked the bands third time at Artpark, having played also in 2011 and 2013. Continue reading

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Southern Bands Get Fair Started On Right Track

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3 Doors Down
Collective Soul

Erie County Fair Grandstand
Hamburg, NY
Wednesday August 12, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The 176th edition of Erie County Fair kicked off Wednesday. Two bands that hail from the south, 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul kicked off the National Grid Concert Series at the Gusto Grandstand. Continue reading

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Artpark Revisits Pair Of Classic Rock’s Finest

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America
Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Artpark
Lewiston, NY
Tuesday August 11, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 
Two of the biggest acts from the early seventies returned to Artpark Tuesday evening. America and Creedence Clearwater Revisited both dominated the airwaves back then. They appeared on a double bill, both making their first visits since the recent upgrades to the facility. You couldn’t ask for better weather. It was raining all over Western NY but not in Lewiston. Continue reading

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Despite Rain Under The Sun Shines Through Clearfield

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Under The Sun Tour
Clearfield County Fair
Clearfield, PA
Saturday August 8, 2015
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

The 155th Clearfield County Fair closed out with a visit from The Under The Sun tour Saturday evening. Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath summer tour extravaganza is now in its third season highlighting band’s who came to prominence in the nineties. Besides Sugar Ray this year featured Uncle Kracker, Better Than Ezra and Eve 6. Continue reading

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