AC/DC Moves Forward Despite More Changes

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Thom Jennings
December 2014

 

 

 

The introductory notes of the latest AC/DC album Rock or Bust are instantly recognizable as AC/DC, it even has a hint of “Highway to Hell” in it. That is what fans have come to expect from AC/DC and there have been some fans that have joked that every AC/DC album sounds the same, and while that is true to a certain extent, isn’t that what has been the key to the group’s success? Continue reading

Successful Kerfuffle Sets Tone For Future

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Concert Review
The Kerfuffle Before Christmas
First Niagara Center
Buffalo, NY
Thursday December 18, 2014
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

With Christmas one week away, it became an evening of celebration in downtown Buffalo Thursday night. The grand opening was held for The Ice at Canalside which now sits on the site of the where the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium had once stood. Alternative Buffalo (107.7), also held what they hope will become an annual tradition with their first holiday concert entitled “Kerfuffle Before Christmas”. The radio station also sponsored the original Kerfuffle at Canalside Buffalo this past summer to a rousing success. Continue reading

Special Winger Show Delivers Like No Other

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Winger
Tailgaters Sports Bar & Grill
Bolingbrook, IL

Saturday December 6, 2014
Review/Photos: Jessica Sahara

 

Winger mega hits may have been the sound track to your high school years, but they’re still belting out fresh riffs after 25 years!

Anticipation was high before Winger hit the stage Saturday night at Tailgaters. The crowd was at capacity and little did they know they were about to experience a very rare Winger performance. Announced shortly before the show, original band member Paul Taylor (keys, guitar) joined Kip Winger (vocals), John Roth (guitar) and Rod Morgenstein (drums) for this epic night. As one of the last shows of the year, it geared up to be one of the bands most diverse set lists played in 2014. Continue reading

Book Review- Joe Perry Rocks

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Joe Perry
Rocks: My Life In And Out Of Aerosmith

Joe Perry with David Ritz
Simon & Schuster
2014
Review: Joseph Suto
 

 

Joe Perry is now the third member of Aerosmith to release an autobiography. Following in the footsteps of vocalist Steven Tyler and drummer Joey Kramer, Perry enters giving his view and take on the tumultuous career of America’s greatest rock band. This book will be extremely hard to put down once you crack it open and start to read it. A must read for any fan of the band whether you are a diehard or a casual devotee. Continue reading

Different Shades Of Bonamassa Dazzled Rochester Crowd

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Joe Bonamassa
Rochester Auditorium Theater
Rochester, NY
Monday November 24, 2014
Review/Photos: Thom Jennings

 

Rochester N.Y welcomed the return of Utica native Joe Bonamassa, just a few months after the release of his latest album, “Different Shades of Blue.” Joe’s current show features an acoustic and electric set, and as his recorded catalogue increases, it’s getting harder to find space for new material in an already dense set. Continue reading