Rock Hall Still Has Many Glitches

Commentary By Music Writer Thom Jennings

Rundgren from an outdoor show in Buffalo in 2013

The latest slot of Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees raised the ire of Todd Rundgren fans-like me. While I’ll be the first to admit I drank the Rock Hall Kool-Aid after TR came in third place in the “fan” voting, the Rock Hall has been transparent when it comes to the fact that the fan ballot amounts to one vote out of around 1,000. In other words, it may feel good to vote for your favorite artists, but the main purpose of the fan ballot is to collect email addresses, not influence the outcome. Continue reading

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Photo Gallery- Generation Axe

Photo Gallery/Generation Axe/The Rapids Theatre-Niagara Falls, NY/ Saturday November 24, 2018/Photos: Jenipher Nyari

Vai and Malmsteen perform

Here is a Gallery from a recent show at The Rapids featuring Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Nuno Bettancourt and Tosin Abasi.  Continue reading

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Jewel Keeps It All In The Family

Jewel performed at Seneca Allegany Saturday night.

Concert Review/Jewel Handmade Holiday Tour/Seneca Allegany Events Center/Saturday December 8, 2018/Review & Photos: Joseph Suto

Jewel brought her Holiday tour to Seneca Allegany Casino on Saturday. It was no ordinary show. Sure she played a healthy dose of holiday music but she also played a set of her own tunes as well. What made this show different was the fact she brought her family with her. Opening the show was her dad Atz Kilcher alongside her brothers Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher.  After a handful of songs Jewel came out. Continue reading

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Kissmas Bash A Glimpse Of What It Once Was

Concert Review
Kissmas Bash 2018
KeyBank Center
Buffalo, NY
Thursday December 6, 2018
Review and Photos: Joseph Suto

Marshmello performs at KeyBank Center Thursday evening

Kissmas Bash 2018 landed inside KeyBank Center this past Thursday. Unlike other years it was not sold-out. Perhaps it was due to the lack of drawing power. The only names that stood out were Marshmello and Sabrina Carpenter. Other acts on the bill included Lauv, Bryce Vine, Loud  Luxury, Cheat Codes and opener Madison Beer. Regardless there still was a very healthy crowd that came to see what this years version offered. Continue reading

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It’s A Family Affair for The Nelsons

Concert Review
Christmas With The Nelsons
del Lago Resort & Casino
Waterloo, NY
Saturday December 1, 2018
Review: Joseph Suto
Photos: Joseph Suto

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson brought their Christmas with the Nelsons show to the Vine at del Lago Casino & Resort Saturday evening. The show was a celebration as well as a reflective time for the duo. They were accompanied by guitarist Scotty Bratcher, violinist Molly Cherryholmes and Roxy Blue drummer Scotty Trammell. Continue reading

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Emmett Shines In Possible Final Stateside Visit

Concert Review
Rik Emmett
w/Dave Dunlop
Riviera Theatre
North Tonawanda, NY
Saturday December 1, 2018
Review/Photos: Thom Jennings

On Saturday December 1, Rik Emmett performed at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. It was not just another tour date, it was Rik’s last scheduled performance in the United States for the foreseeable future. Rik performed an acoustic set with his longtime musical companion and collaborator Dave Dunlop. Continue reading

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