Stadium Tour Brings Nothing But A Good Time Out At Highmark

Concert Review
The Stadium Tour
Def Leppard
Motley Crue
Poison
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Wednesday August 10, 2022
Review & Photos: Joseph Suto

After many obstacles and roadblocks, the Stadium Tour finally found its way to Highmark Stadium on Wednesday. The tour which features Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, was a few years in the making. The tour was first announced in 2019 but was pushed back in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic. Unlike some concerts the atmosphere was unique as there had not been a package like this out at the stadium since 1988 when Van Halen’s Monsters Of Rock was in town. Continue reading

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In Conversation- Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe)

In Conversation
Steve Blaze
Guitarist
Lillian Axe
August 9, 2022

We had the honor to chat with Steve Blaze from Lillian Axe. We discussed the band’s upcoming new release From Womb To Tomb. We also discussed a variety of topics as well as a little Poetic Justice!!

 

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Metallica- Ranking The Albums

Album Ranking
Metallica
Joseph Suto
David Hens

With the upcoming huge show out at Highmark Stadium we sat down and ranked all 10 Metallica studio albums.

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Sensational Singers From The 90s Dazzle Crowd At Riviera

Concert Review
Paula Cole
Sophie B. Hawkins
Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Saturday July 30, 2022
Review: Joseph Suto
Photos: Joseph Suto

A pair of artists who got their start in the 90s appeared together Saturday night at the Riviera Theatre. Paula Cole and Sophie B. Hawkins teamed up for a dynamic show that left one wondering why they are not playing bigger venues at this point in their careers. Both artists performed at a high level which was felt by the appreciative, yet small crowd. I can honestly say this was one of the finest shows I’ve seen since the start of the pandemic. Continue reading

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38 Special Sets Downs Attendance Record

Concert Photo Gallery
38 Special
Batavia Downs
Rockin’ The Downs
Batavia, NY
Friday July 29, 2022
Photos: Joseph Suto

 

When arriving at the Batavia Downs Friday evening, I was amazed to see there was not a parking spot to be found. Upon entering the track I could see that this was the fullest I ever seen for a show. Sure enough when the Director of Marketing announced we had a new record for attendance it was no surprise. Once the schedule was released this year this was the one show I knew would draw well and boy did it ever. Continue reading

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Rage Against The Machine Made It Worth The Wait For Their Fans

Concert Review
Rage Against The Machine
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
Monday July 25, 2022
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto

Rage Against The Machine, the band known for bringing their political views to the forefront in their music finally made a Buffalo area appearance. Until this year, the band had not toured since 2011. It had been even longer that they made it to town, as going through the Buffalo concert history archives found them last playing Alumni Arena at UB in 1993. Some 29 years between shows. The tour would have hit town in 2020 but was moved to 2021 then again to 2022 due to the pandemic. Continue reading

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