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Saturday, May 23, 2015

For Debby Ryan, the simplest and – many would say – smartest path would be to spin her mouse-eared street cred into splashy, lucrative and (most likely) short-lived singing career. But the... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, May 22, 2015

A Memorial Day pops concert can be a tough call. Because it is a tribute to the fallen, it can’t be too jaunty. At the same time, you don’t want it too somber, either.That means that... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, May 21, 2015

On paper, at least, it looks like a strange marriage. The dense psychedelia and foreboding prog-thrash of Mastodon and the gritty, earthy stoner-metal of Clutch suggest an uneasy union. But when... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, May 14, 2015

The band wore mittens. Listeners huddled in hoodies. But summer at Larkinville is up and running. Luckily, the featured attraction at the first of Larkinville’s Food Truck Tuesdays was the Joey... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, May 2, 2015

In the second act of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s James Bond concert on Saturday, we got a pop James Bond Quiz. “What was not a James Bond quote?” was the question. And there were... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Saturday, May 2, 2015

Rock with a twang. Country, but not too country. New country. Leading up to Eric Church’s Friday show at First Niagara Center, I surveyed some longtime Church-going friends as to how... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, April 30, 2015

Todd Rundgren has been many things over the course of his 40-plus years in the music business. Pop auteur; Singer-songwriter; Producer; leader of a progressive rock band; Anglophile; Artist eager to... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Saturday, April 25, 2015

It’s been six years since Ed Kowalczyk walked away from his multiplatinum-selling band Live and embarked on a solo career. On Friday night, Kowalczyk paid a visit to Niagara Falls, where he sold... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, April 24, 2015

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Friday Coffee Concert was historic in a way. In addition to the usual jelly and jimmied doughnuts, they had paczki and fastnachts. These pre-Lenten pastries... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, April 18, 2015

We didn’t get the first draft pick. But we got the Hip. So quit cryin’ in your beer. Speaking of teams, the Tragically Hip have always been a great one, a five-man unit capable of finding the... Read More

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