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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America Show Why They Are Masters Of Their Craft

Concert Review
America
Seneca Allegany Events Center
@ Seneca Allegany Casino
Salamanca, NY
Saturday July 7, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

This year marks the 48th anniversary of rock band America. That is 48-years of playing an average of nearly 100 shows per year. These guys had no idea when they first formed the band in 1970 that they were really in it for the long haul. There is rarely a summer that doesn’t go by that these cats aren’t playing somewhere in the western New York region. Saturday evening, they pulled into the Seneca Allegany Events Center and delivered their set of “gold”. Continue reading

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Styx Deliver Pristine Show On A Gorgeous Night

Concert Review
Styx
Joan Jett
Tesla
St. Joseph’s Health
Amphitheater @ Lakeview
Syracuse, NY
Thursday June 28, 2018
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

“This is my favorite part of the show,” proclaimed vocalist, guitarist Tommy Shaw as he went on to introduce original founding bassist Charles Panozzo. With that intro the band launched into one of their finest performances of the night, the classic rock gem “Fooling Yourself (The Angry Young Man)” on a clear crisp night out at the St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse, NY. The show also featured Joan Jett & The Blackhearts as well as the rocking quintet from Sacramento, Tesla. Continue reading

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