Sheehan’s New Band Is A Powerhouse As They Rock The Ballroom

Concert Review
Sons of Apollo
Town Ballroom
Buffalo, NY
Friday February 16, 2018
Review: Joseph Suto
Photos: Joseph Suto

The Town Ballroom in Buffalo was quite busy over the 72-hour span last weekend. Wednesday Machine Head played, Thursday Marillion played their first show in town in 28 years and on Friday Sons of Apollo played one of their first ever shows. The band recently played on Cruise to the Edge and coming off the ship started their first ever tour. It was only fitting that Buffalo drew an early gig with hometown boy Billy Sheehan in tow. Sheehan and his new band delivered a show unlike any that he played in town before. Continue reading

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Marillion Live Up To Hype On Long Awaited Buffalo Return

Concert Review
Marillion
Town Ballroom
Buffalo, NY
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Marillion and Buffalo, two words that you haven’t heard in the same sentence in the past 28 years. That all changed Thursday evening as the band finally played their first area show here since an outing on the outdoor stage at the now defunct Sinbad’s night club back in 1990. That may very well be some kind of record between gigs in Buffalo’s concert history. Continue reading

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Tom Petty Remembered & His Top 25 Greatest Songs

The Top-25
Remembering Tom Petty
By: Joseph Suto
with James Baase
December 2017

Tom Petty Remembered

In October we lost an icon, we lost Tom Petty. It seems so strange and I find it hard to write those words. Petty had just finished his 2017 tour on September 25 and one week later he was gone. Continue reading

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No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls….No Problem For Simple Plan

Concert Review
Simple Plan
15th Anniversary Tour of Debut Album
Rapids Theatre
Niagara Falls, NY
Friday December 8, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

Simple Plan played a rare headlining show in Niagara Falls recently. The band has played the Warped tour numerous times over the years but to see the band headline was a treat. Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, Simple Plan played the final night of their 15th Anniversary Tour of their debut album No Pads, No Helmets…Just Balls. The band commemorated the occasion by playing the album in its entirety. Continue reading

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Quiet Riot Deliver The Goods At The Riviera Theatre

Concert Review
Quiet Riot
The Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Saturday December 16, 2017
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Quiet Riot are back and with new singer James Durbin now on board the band is out to celebrate their history and start another new chapter. It hadn’t been easy since the death of original vocalist Kevin DuBrow in 2007. Drummer and leader Frankie Banali at first was going to retire the name and sail into the sunset. After the urging of DuBrow’s mother and family, Banali finally resurrected the band in 2010. After going through five vocalists the band was able to land Durbin who finished fourth on the tenth season of American Idol. Durbin seems to be a good fit as he is trying to add his own style to the classic songs from the band’s catalog. Continue reading

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Gowan Gives Fans What They Want And More

Concert Review
Gowan
Scotiabank Convention Centre
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Thursday December 7, 2017
Photos:Joseph Suto

 

 

Lawrence Gowan recently rounded up his troops for a small string of sold-out shows in his native Canada. The tour culminated with a sold out affair at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls Thursday evening. The show was his first solo show in Niagara since 2012. Joining him were his brother Larry Gowan on bass, guitarist Bob McAlpine, keyboardist Ryan Bovaird, background vocals Sate and his fellow Styx mate Todd Sucherman on drums. Continue reading

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