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Nancy J. Parisi


DARIEN – Two classic rock bands shared top billing Sunday night at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center: Bad Company and Lynryd Skynrd played sets jammed with songs entrenched in the gritty, celebratory canon of rock ’n’ roll. No self-respecting drinking establishment of a certain ilk would neglect inclusion of at least one imperative greatest hits compilation from both of t…

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DARIEN – Two classic rock bands shared top billing Sunday night at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center: Bad Company and Lynryd Skynrd played sets jammed with songs entrenched in the gritty, celebratory canon of rock ’n’ roll. No self-respecting drinking establishment of a certain ilk would neglect inclusion of at least one imperative greatest hits compilation from both of t…

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Under Friday night’s balmy sky and glowing near-supermoon (the extra-large heavenly body will make its official appearance tonight), thousands converged for a stellar lineup of four bands with alternating U.S. and Canadian provenance. Despite the storied effects of lunar pull, the night remained a mellow affair – onstage and off.Buffalo Outer Harbor Concert Series showcase…

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Under Friday night’s balmy sky and glowing near-supermoon (the extra-large heavenly body will make its official appearance tonight), thousands converged for a stellar lineup of four bands with alternating U.S. and Canadian provenance. Despite the storied effects of lunar pull, the night remained a mellow affair – onstage and off. Buffalo Outer Harbor Concert Series showca…

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Western New York’s jam-packed summer concert calendar has been, at times, meteorologically challenged: thunderstorm with a chance of cancellation has been a trend. But rock ’n’ roll forges on.Fans of the long-running, classic-rocking band Boston may have had collective, sinking hearts on Tuesday afternoon as teeming rain and dark gray skies took over t…

LEWISTON – Artpark’s gorge-side summer amphitheater was a sea of sunny faces, music fans in an extra celebratory mood on Tuesday night: Canada Day, the first of July, is a scant few days away from Independence Day. It’s a big holiday week for both countries, marked with outdoor celebrations and fireworks on both sides of the border.The Tuesdays in the …

LEWISTON – Artpark’s gorge-side summer amphitheater was a sea of sunny faces, music fans in an extra celebratory mood on Tuesday night: Canada Day, the first of July, is a scant few days away from Independence Day. It’s a big holiday week for both countries, marked with outdoor celebrations and fireworks on both sides of the border.The Tuesdays in the Park concert on Canad…

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The third annual City of Night interactive arts party took place on the grounds of Silo City on Childs Street in Buffalo’s Old First Ward on Saturday. This was an opportunity to set foot on these industrial grounds that offer breathtaking views of several grain elevators, the Buffalo River and all its chugging boating activity. The event took place where the river t…

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The third annual City of Night interactive arts party took place on the grounds of Silo City on Childs Street in Buffalo’s Old First Ward on Saturday. This was an opportunity to set foot on these industrial grounds that offer breathtaking views of several grain elevators, the Buffalo River and all its chugging boating activity. The event took place where the river takes a …

It was absolutely appropriate that Saturday night’s tribute for club owner Pete Perrone, who ruled Mohawk Place with soft-spoken loving care for bands, staff and clubgoers alike, was a rollicking communal affair. The Town Ballroom was filled with the aura of Perrone and his late-great club – good bands, congenial crowd and plenty of drinks flowing freely. Band members said…

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Fundamental things about George Thorogood, blues-rock showman: He prances about the stage copying cocky Jagger moves, he flirts relentlessly with ladies closest to the stage, and he knows how to pace a proper boisterous set. He also begins shows with the incantation “And away we go!” Thorogood and his band The Destroyers, hard workers for the past four decades, played a ro…

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Fundamental things about George Thorogood, blues-rock showman: He prances about the stage copying cocky Jagger moves, he flirts relentlessly with ladies closest to the stage, and he knows how to pace a proper boisterous set. He also begins shows with the incantation “And away we go!” Thorogood and his band The Destroyers, hard workers for the past four decade…

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Spoken word and musical provocateur Lydia Lunch comes to Buffalo with her noise-rock outfit Retrovirus for a show at 8 p.m. June 30 in Hallwalls at Babeville. A famed pioneer of the grimy downtown Manhattan No Wave scene, Lunch hit clubs and adhoc venues in the late 1970s with her band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.Backing the DIY performer are guitarist Weasel Walter, drumm…

Spoken word and musical provocateur Lydia Lunch comes to Buffalo with her noise-rock outfit Retrovirus for a show at 8 p.m. June 30 in Hallwalls at Babeville. A famed pioneer of the grimy downtown Manhattan No Wave scene, Lunch hit clubs and adhoc venues in the late 1970s with her band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.Backing the DIY performer are guitarist Weasel Walter, drumm…