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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.

Friday
Jun222012

Concert review - Roger Waters - First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY - June 21, 2012

Photos, review by Thomas S. Orwat, Jr.

Buffalo, NY - Former Pink Floyd leader and rock legend, Roger Waters, brought his 1979 semi-autobiographic concept record and epic masterpiece, "The Wall," to life in front of awestruck, sold-out crowd on this first official day of summer.  This show was nothing short of extraordinary, with some of the most modern, state of the art effects utilized, great visuals and a crystal clear sound mix.  This was rock theater brought to another dynamic level.  It took Waters thirty years to finally have technology catch up with his conceptual demands and aspirations for his masterpiece.  But, now at the young age of 68, Waters can finally relish in the fact that the live performance of "The Wall" is just as brilliant as the record.

Waters was in great spirits on the evening, smiling and jumping around the stage, his backing band was comprised of veteran session musicians that included ex-Saturday Night Live band leader GE Smith on guitar.
 
The Roger Waters' "The Wall" tour  will be playing across the east coast of North America for the next month.  If you get a chance, you absolutely must check this truly spectacular show out!

To see more pictures from the show, please click here.



Wednesday
Jun202012

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

By John Jeffrey

Hot on the heels of a stellar WNY performance by vocalist Lou Gramm (Lou played a sold out show at the Bear's Den - inside of the Seneca Niagara Casino - this past April), the band who is responsible for Gramm's claim to fame, Foreigner, is headlining the 2nd week of Artpark's "Tuesday in the Park" in Lewiston, NY on June 26th.
 
While the group no longer features Gramm as their singer, Foreigner is in fact, touring without any of the original members of band.  Founding guitarist Mick Jones underwent heart surgery in February (who's position is being filled in by Rod Stewart guitarist, Bruce Watson) and now joining him on the sidelines is keyboardist, Michael Bluestsein, who is being treated for colorectal cancer (no word on his replacement).
 
If you're a fan of the music of Foreigner, don't allow any of the setbacks deter you from checking out the show.  The core of the new lineup features bassist Jeff Pilson (Dokken) and vocalist Kelly Hansen, both of whom have been permanent members of the band for the better part of the last decade.  Anyone who has seen a recent Foreigner show knows that Hansen single handedly carries the show, as not only is he capable of hitting all of the notes - just like on the records - but his stage presence and energy is second to none.  If you were lucky enough to catch their opening slot for the Journey show, last year at Darien Lake, you'll be in for a real treat to catch their full headlining set at Artpark.  Don't miss out!

To purchase tickets for this event, please visit www.artpark.net

Friday
Jun152012

EXCLUSIVE Video - Ringo Starr - Press Conference - pt 1


Check out this exclusive video here at www.RockMusicStar.com. I asked the last question in this segment. Thomas S. Orwat, Jr.