Charley Pride Takes Crowd Back To Simpler Times

Concert Review
Charley Pride
Seneca Allegany Events Center
Salamanca, NY
Saturday September 22, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Country Legend Charley Pride made an ultra rare area appearance at the Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino Saturday evening. If you happen to have been among the sold-out crowd you could not help to be reminded of earlier simple times as the nostalgic and timeless music of Pride resonated throughout the venue. Even at 84-years old the country crooner was able to wow the crowd with a near two hour performance. Pride belted out many of his 40 #1 country hits and sounded really strong in doing so. Continue reading

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The 70’s and 80’s Collided At The Riviera

Concert Review
Greg Kihn Band
John Ford Coley
Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Saturday September 8, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Saturday night the Riviera Theatre hosted the Greg Kihn Band and John Ford Coley. The two artists are as different from each other as night and day. Kihn used the early 80s for hitting his commercial peak while Coley along with his partner England Dan were all over the charts in the mid-to-late 70s. Continue reading

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Purple and Priest Still Have The Firepower, Shine At Darien


Concert Review

Deep Purple

Judas Priest
Darien Lake Amphitheater
Darien Center, NY
Wednesday September 5, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

 

As the summer concert season starts to wind down, Judas Priest and Deep Purple are just starting to warm up. Both bands returned to the Darien Lake Amphitheater Wednesday night to a very dedicated and loud crowd. It had been a long time since either band had played the venue. They both delivered high quality sets that left the fans begging for more. Continue reading

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Interview John Ford Coley

Interview
John Ford Coley
Singer
Songwriter
Musician
Producer
Actor
Monday August 20, 2018

Interviewed by: Joseph Suto

John Ford Coley is best known as one-half of England Dan and John Ford Coley. The duo amassed six top-40 hits with four of those cracking the top-10. In 1976 their biggest hit “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” peaked at #2 held off the top spot by Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music”. “England: Dan Seals went off to enjoy a successful career in Country Music before passing away in 2009. John Ford Coley also dabbled in acting, producing among other things before resuming active touring which continues today. These days you’ll find Coley out doing on average 50 shows a year. He touches down at the Riviera Theatre on September 8 as part of a double bill that also features Greg Kihn. Continue reading

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Blondie Soldiers On Minus Stein With Pollinator Tour

Concert Review
Blondie
Fallsview Casino Resort
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Canada
Friday August 24, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Blondie made their first appearance at Fallsview Casino Friday night much to the delight of the packed house. The band are currently still touring in support of their most recent effort, 2017’s Pollinator. They managed to keep the set fresh as it featured a good mix of hits along with a number of Pollinator songs. Continue reading

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Jeff Lynne and ELO Shine More Than Just Love In Toronto

Concert Review
Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Scotiabank Arena
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Saturday August 18, 2018
Review: Joseph Suto

Jeff Lynne brought his current concoction of ELO to Toronto last night. Simply dubbed Jeff Lynne’s ELO as he is the only member left from the days of past. The show was the first for Lynne in Toronto in close to forty years. A lengthy unexplained delay before the show made it seem even longer. Finally, at 9:40 the band took to the stage for a 90-minute extravaganza that left no one disappointed in anyway. Continue reading

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