Allan Brings California Cool To Casino

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Gary Allan
Seneca Allegany Events Center
Salamanca, NY

Saturday March 29, 2014
Review: Dave Leary

 

 

 

Gary Allan brought his cool California country sound to Salamanca last Saturday (March 29). After some fanfare, (thunder sound effects and lights) Allan took to the stage dressed in a black suit with no tie. Allan and his seven piece band tore into “Tough Goodbye” which also leads off his 2013 album Set You Free. Continue reading

Heart Still Going Strong in 2014

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Heart
Seneca Niagara Events Center
Niagara Falls, NY

Thursday March 27, 2014
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Heart played a solid but energetic show Thursday evening to a sold out crowd inside the Seneca Niagara Events Center. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Heart last played the area at Artpark in 2012. This show also marked the band’s first performance at the casino since 2009. Continue reading

CD Review- Asia

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Asia
Gravitas
Frontiers Records
2014
By: Joseph Suto
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One thing you can guarantee when putting on any Asia album is the great harmony vocals of John Wetton and Geoffrey Downes alongside some great guitar work and the solid drumming of Carl Palmer. The band’s latest effort Gravitas is no exception. It is also the first Wetton album since Astra not to feature original guitarist Steve Howe who left to focus his time with Yes and his other projects. Continue reading

Felder Helps To Bolster Atmosphere At Fallsview Resort

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Don Felder
Avalon Theatre
Fallsview Casino
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Thursday March 13, 2014
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

One night following a blizzard that hit the Niagara Region, Don Felder played to another capacity crowd at one of his favorite venues the Avalon Theatre inside Fallsview Casino Resort. The show marked the first of a three night run and brought some much needed relief to the patrons who were able to take their minds off the weather for a few hours. Continue reading

Interview- Jim Crean

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Jim Crean
Hair Nation/Jim Crean Band
Carmine & Vinny Appice Drum Wars

 

When one thinks about the local music scene in western New York, one of the first names that comes to mind is Jim Crean from Hair Nation. Crean has been rocking bars and niteclubs in the Buffalo area since the eighties. He has opened many a show for such national acts as Bret Michaels, Slaughter, Dokken just to name a few. Crean has played in almost every venue in town that mattered over the years including every Rock N’ Roll Heaven location there ever was (and there’s been plenty). We recently caught up with him and talked about things past, present and future. Continue reading