By: Joseph Suto
To say 2020 was a bad year for many is the understatement of the century. Live music came to a complete halt hurting not only the artists and their crew but venues across the world. Putting on a show involves many other businesses such as catering, security, lightning and sound etc. To make matters worse we lost some really great artists this past year. Here is the list of these artists that are now gone but far from forgotten. Continue reading
Top Concerts From 2020
By: Joseph Suto
The year 2020 started off very good with a slew of great concert announcements. Fans looked forward to spending their summer at their usual hot spots of amphitheaters, arenas and for many great festivals and outdoor events. But once March hit things took a turn for the worse when the pandemic roared in full force, putting an immediate end to many planned summer tours. Every few hours it seemed Live Nation was sending out press releases announcing postponed or cancelled tours. Continue reading
Top 5 Holiday Songs
December 24, 2020
By: Joseph Suto
It seems with each passing year we get more and more Holiday songs to enjoy for the Christmas season. Here we ranked our all-time favorite original songs as well as picked out two new songs released this year which should become classics.
1. Christmas All Over Again- The song was written and performed by Tom Petty. The song appears on A Very Special Christmas 2 album released in 1992. This song is infectious and has also been recorded by The Goo Goo Dolls this year. Continue reading
Review: Joseph Suto
A very wise friend once told me you can’t really judge an album properly until hearing it at minimum five times. This has been a guideline I still follow to a “T” some thirty years later. Affectionately and appropriately I have deemed this as the Langerman Method in his honor. This ties in perfectly to the new album from AC/DC. Power Up is the band’s latest album and their first since 2014’s Rock Or Bust. After just one listen I could honestly say it is clearly the band’s best complete album since Flick of the Switch. Continue reading
26 East: Volume 1
By: Thom Jennings
When I interviewed Dennis DeYoung a few years ago he said he was working on a new concept album. The concept was “don’t suck.” That album has arrived, and it doesn’t suck.
DeYoung has done a masterful job promoting 26 East, Vol. 1. When I first heard that the album had an official release date I contemplated reaching out to Dennis’ manager-who has always been extremely accommodating over the years-but I decided I wanted to experience this album just like I did with all of those Styx albums in the good old days. On vinyl, and on the date it was released to the public. Continue reading
Retro Concert Review
Seneca Niagara Events Center
Niagara Falls, NY
Saturday September 2, 2006
Review/Photos: Joseph Suto
Every now and then we will go through the archives of Joseph Suto and post reviews written from days past.Here is one that was significant with the return of the Original Asia. This show was just the band’s 4th since they had last played together in 1983.
The Seneca Niagara Events Center witnessed an event many never thought they’d see again Saturday evening. The return of Asia featuring guitarist Steve Howe, singer/bassist John Wetton, drummer Carl Palmer and keyboardist Geoffrey Downes all playing together on the same stage again. It had been twenty-three years since the “Original” Asia last performed together. The current reunion trek kicked off with a concert Wednesday in Rochester. This show marked the band’s fourth since reforming. Early indications show the band hasn’t missed a beat playing to capacity crowds already. Continue reading