Eagles Turn KeyBank Center Into Hotel California For One Night

Concert Review
Eagles
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
Thursday April 21, 2022
Review: Joseph Suto
Photos: Joseph Suto

Thursday evening the Eagles brought their Hotel California tour to KeyBank Center much to the delight of the robust crowd. The first set featured the Hotel California album played in its entirety. Drummer/vocalist Don Henley proclaimed “we will come back out and play you everything we know.” That they did as the band went past the 11 pm curfew by 6 minutes. Continue reading

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Cool As A Cat Al Stewart Still Delivers An Entertaining Show

Concert Review
Al Stewart and the Empty Pockets
Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Review: Joseph Suto
Photos: Joseph Suto

Thursday evening Al Stewart brought his current band the Empty Pockets to the Riviera Theatre and they tore through a 70-minute set featuring many of Stewart’s classic material from his long career. Stewart was in prime form all night injecting humor and perfectly timed one-liners into the many stories he told. Continue reading

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Tommy DeCarlo And Rudy Cardenas Kickoff Batavia On A High Note

Concert Review
Tommy DeCarlo
Rudy Cardenas
Batavia Downs
Batavia, NY
Friday June 17, 2022
Review: Joseph Suto
Photos: Joseph Suto

It was a great kickoff to the Batavia Downs “Rockin’ At The Downs” concert series Friday evening. Tommy DeCarlo the lead singer of Boston and his band put on a clinic of how to pull off playing the music of Boston to perfection. Also on the bill was Rudy Cardenas who played the music of Journey utilizing the same backing band as DeCarlo. Continue reading

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Album Ranking- The Legendary Deep Purple

Ranking The Albums
Deep Purple
David Hens
Joseph Suto

David Hens for www.musicnotherdrugs.com joins Joseph Suto to rank and discuss the 21 studio albums that Deep Purple has released during their long career.

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Concert Flashback 1973

Concert Flashback
Mimi Farina
Jim Croce
Century Theatre
Buffalo, NY
September 5, 1973

While September 5, 1973 may have seemed like an ordinary day in Buffalo, it actually stands out due to some interesting things that took place. That was the day Mimi Farina headlined the Century Theatre. Now many might say who is Mimi Farina? The answer is she was the sister of folk singer Joan Baez. Mimi also played guitar and according to Buffalo Evening News reviewer Jim Bisco, “She’s a very competent performer whose unassuming charm easily grows on an audience”. Continue reading

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Ranking The Albums: Led Zeppelin

Ranking The Albums
Led Zeppelin
With David Hens
Joseph Suto

No small task when David Hens from www.musicnotherdrugs.com and Joseph Suto decided to rank the studio albums fro the Mighty Zep! Sit back and relax as they break em down.

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The Gilmour Project Deliver Their Take Of The Pink Floyd Catalog

Concert Review
Gilmour Project
The Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Friday May 13, 2022
Review: Thom Jennings
Photos: Thom Jennings

The Gilmour Project came to North Tonawanda, a town just outside of Buffalo NY. on a Friday evening, and found a welcoming, sold-out crowd. As advertised,the group of seasoned players did not disappoint, and they handled the complex material in their own unique way. Continue reading

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