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Friday
Jul062012

Concert review - Huey Lewis and the News - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - July 3, 2012

Photos/review by Thomas S. Orwat, Jr.

Lewiston, NY – The 1980’s chart topping, hit machine known as Huey Lewis and the News, performed to an enthusiastic, music loving sold-out crowd on a humid, overcast Independence Day eve.  This event was part of the “Tuesday at the Park” summer concert series at the beautiful Artpark outdoor facility.  This has become the place to be in WNY on Tuesday evenings for music fans of any age, with great legendary live acts at a ridiculously affordable price.

For full review and more photos, click here.

Wednesday
Jul042012

Interview - Styx - Lawrence Gowan

In 1999, when founding Styx songwriter, vocalist, and keyboardist – Dennis DeYoung left the legendary classic rock band, due to health reasons, many fans and industry insiders assumed it was over for Styx.  However, the remaining members Tommy Shaw and JT Young wanted nothing to do with that notion and decided to find the best rock vocalist/keyboardist to around to replace DeYoung.  That’s exactly what they did when they hired the innovative Scottish born, Canadian musician Lawrence Gowan, who was a huge star in Canada with his progressive pop band Gowan.  The addition of Lawrence Gowan immediately gave the band a well needed shot of adrenaline, with his high energy performances.  Styx was once again a Rock band.  The band was so pleased with the addition of Gowan, that when DeYoung wanted to return to the line-up, his request was politely declined.

Currently, Styx is wrapping up a major North American tour, co-headlining with Reo Speedwagon and the mighty Ted Nugent.  They also recently released a live DVD, in which they performed their two classic albums “Pieces of Eight” and “Grand Illusion.”

What follows is an exclusive RockMusicStar interview with Lawrence Gowan.  During this interview we discussed the current tour, the bands thoughts of recording a new CD and his upcoming sold-out, solos shows at the Fallview Casino in Niagara Falls, Ont.

For full interview, click here.

Monday
Jul022012

Concert review - Foreigner - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - June 26, 2012

Review/photos - John Jeffrey
 
Lewiston, NY - This past Tuesday was Artpark's 2nd installment of their annual "Tuesday in the Park" concert series, and while the opening week started out strong with Kansas, many people felt that week #1 was really just a warm up for week #2, with Foreigner coming into town.

For full review and more photos. click here.

Friday
Jun292012

Concert review - Fountains of Wayne - Buffalo Habor, Buffalo, NY - June 28, 2012

Review/photos - Thomas S. Orwat, Jr.

Buffalo, NY - It was the perfect summer evening, with temperatures in the low 80's and a little breeze off of the lake.  Add to that, buckets of affordable cold refreshments and most importantly, a free concert featuring the New York City based alt-rockers - the Fountains of Wayne.  The crowd of over 3000, rocked the evening away to the jangly sounds of the band that brought us the 2003 mega-hit "Stacy's Mom."

For full review more photos, click here.

Sunday
Jun242012

CD review - Lita Ford - "Living Like a Runaway"

by John Jeffrey

To preface my review, I have to point out that I have never been a diehard Lita Ford fan. I totally acknowledge and respect her skills as a guitar player, and like many people, I dig her handful of hits, but for the most part, (as a songwriter) I find her material very 'hit or miss.' I often feel that a lot of the mediocre stuff that she's put out, she's been given a pass for, because of her notoriety as a original member of the Runaways and because she's a 'hot chick' who plays rock and roll.

For full review, click here.