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Sammy Hagar
"A Journey Through The History of Rock" Featuring Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham, & Vic Johnson
Tuesday, 7/29/2014
Artpark Amphitheater
Lewiston, NY
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We caught up with Richard Fortus of The Dead Daisies and Guns n' Roses. To read our conversation, click here.

Rod Stewart and Carlos Santana play the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, NY. Check out our exclusive photos from the event here.

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Video interview - Gwar - Oderus Urungus


Concert review - Gwar - Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY - April 25, 2012

Review by John Jeffrey, photos by Thomas S. Orwat Jr.
Buffalo, NY - Gwar is the type of band that you either get them, or you don't.  There's no middle ground with Gwar, and one may argue that has either helped or hindered the group.  While Gwar had no problem selling out Buffalo's Town Ballroom (capacity being around 1,000), one would think that after 27 years, the band would be much bigger than they are at this point in their career.  It's clear that the band (led by vocalist Dave Brockie) doesn't worry about the people that don't 'get them,' as they give 100% in satisfying all of the Bohabs (Gwar fans) that do.

For full review and more photos, click here.


Concert review - Moody Blues - Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY - April 22, 2012

Review by Jack Pieri, photos by Thomas S. Orwat, Jr.

Niagara Falls, NY - Legendary "Prog fathers," the Moody Blues, celebrated and confirmed why they've been one of rock's most vital and underrated resources for 45 years!  Their appearance at the Seneca Events center was the last stop of their "Days of Future Passed" anniversary tour, giving their fans a stellar night of timeless tunes.  The show was a short, yet sublime (approx.) 90 minute set, which proved to be nothing less than a mystical, musical journey.

For full review and more photos, click here.


Interview - Cavo - Casey Walker

The St. Louis, MO modern rock band Cavo, just released their second major label recording entitled, "Thick as Thieves." The band which consists of members, Casey Walker - vocals/guitar, Chris Hobbs - lead guitar, Chad La Roy - drums and Brian Smith - bass, were able to side step the dreaded sophomore jinx that has derailed so many bands in the past. However, to get there, Cavo did have to overcome a bit of adversity, when they decided to "walk away" from their contract with Warner Brothers Records before recording commenced. But as it turns out, they were able to find a better home by signing with Eleven Seven Music, a label that focuses solely on modern rock bands.

The new recording, "Thick as Thieves" is an impressive and solid eleven track recording that really showcases the band musical progression and maturity since their moderately successful 2009 debut release, "Dark Days, Bright Nights." An unique aspect of this release was that three different producers worked on it, giving in a sense of diversity, without losing it's cohesiveness. The band's first single, the hard-hitting title track, was well received by fans and radio stations across the country. Cavo and the label are currently deciding on a follow-up single with leanings towards another rocking track, "Celebrity."

What follows is an exclusive RockMusicStar interview with Cavo's lead vocalist, songwriter, Casey Walker. During this chat, we discussed the new recording, their new label and much more.

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Concert review - Esperanza Spalding - UB Center of the Arts, Amherst, NY - April 18, 2012

Review/photos by Thomas S. Orwat, Jr. 

Amherst, NY - Grammy award winner and contemporary Jazz artist, Esperanza Spalding, kicked off her “Radio Music Society” tour at the acoustically brilliant Center of the Arts -  located on the University of Buffalo campus.  The appreciative crowd of approximately 1000, watched in awe as the 27 year old Berklee Music graduate performed a 90 minute set with an unparalleled level of sophistication, grace and elegance.  Spalding is a unique talent.  Not only is she a virtuoso on bass guitar and double bass, but she is extremely vocally gifted as well.  She has the vocal range of Whitney Houston and bass skills that could rival Billy Sheehan.  And although this was the very first show of her tour, Spalding and her incredible eleven piece band was well rehearsed and flawless through the evening.  Their uncanny ability to improvise on the stop of a dime was more than impressive.

For full review, click here.