Collective Soul and 3 Doors Down Shine In Clearfield

Concert Review
Rock & Roll Express Tour
Collective Soul
3 Doors Down

Clearfield County Fairgrounds
Clearfield, PA
Friday August 3, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

One of this summer’s low-key but successful tours found its way to the Clearfield County Fairgrounds Friday evening. The Rock & Roll Express tour featuring 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul is now going full tilt as they trek their way throughout the United States. Unfortunately, this was one of the few dates where Soul Asylum was not on the bill. Continue reading

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Puddle Of Mudd Come Clean in Batavia

Concert Review
Puddle Of Mudd
Rockin’ The Downs Concert Series
Batavia Downs
Batavia, NY
Friday July 27, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

When Wes Scantlin is on top of his game there are few better front-men from his era. As evidenced by Puddle of Mudd’s performance at the Batavia Downs Friday night, this was exactly what the fans wanted to see. Scantlin has now been sober for almost a year and it shows on stage. Scantlin appeared to be pulling songs out of thin air during the bands near two-hour set. Continue reading

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The Godsmack/Shinedown Express Rolls Through Darien Center

Concert Review
Godsmack
Shinedown
Like A Storm

Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, NY
Tuesday July 24, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

After what seemed like an eternity Godsmack and Shinedown finally returned to the Darien Lake Amphitheater Tuesday night. It marked both bands first appearances since they both appeared at the Uproar festival in 2012. The crowd of 10,000 strong sat through the rain which started during Shinedown’s set and continued on through Godsmack’s. Both bands delivered the goods as both have recently released new albums and the new songs sounded great mixed with the older material. Continue reading

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John Payne Does His Part To Keep Asia Flame Alive

Concert Review
Asia Featuring John Payne
Rockin’ The Downs Concert Series
Batavia Downs
Batavia, NY
Friday July 20, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Rockin at the Downs concert series drew a decent crowd for what turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous evening this past Friday. Asia featuring John Payne delivered a fantastic show during their 90-minute set. Also, on the bill were the national Fleetwood Mac tribute band Rumours who played a solid set of their own. Continue reading

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Skynyrd Play Darien One Final Time

Concert Review
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jamey Johnson
Charlie Daniels Band
Marshall Tucker Band
Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, NY
Friday July 13, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour rolled into the Darien Lake Amphitheater this past Friday. If this is how Lynyrd Skynyrd wants to be remembered by as going out on a high note, they sure left no stone unturned. Led by co-founder and sole remaining original member, guitarist Gary Rossington, the band delivered an extra special high-energy rock and roll show southern style as only they do. Joining them with some great music of their own were the Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band and Jamey Johnson. Continue reading

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Gravity Can’t Hold Sugarland Down

Concert Review
Sugarland
Brandy Clark

Turning Stone Casino
Verona, NY
Sunday July 8, 2018
Photos By: Thom Jennings
Review: Thom Jennings

Fans met Sugarland’s announced return last year after an extended hiatus with jubilation, not just at the prospect of the country music duo’s return to the concert stage, it had been years since the group’s last album of original material “The Incredible Machine.” Continue reading

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