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By Matt Chandler » Friday, August 26, 2016

The country music scene is thriving in Western New York and never is that more apparent than when Florida Georgia Line comes to town. The duo played a sold-out show Friday at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, the latest stop on their “Dig Your Roots” tour. Fans of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley came early and... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, August 25, 2016

It was epic. The rain, the social media drama, the confusion over who and what exactly this was – none of it mattered in the end. The Claypool Lennon Delirium – that’s Les Claypool of Primus and Sean Lennon of John and Yoko – delivered an immensely satisfying show Thursday at Canalside, capping the venue’s... Read More

By Tim O'Shei » Thursday, August 25, 2016

DARIEN CENTER — I’ve spent most of my summer writing about the free-speech circus that’s swirling around politics: Communist anarchists who really just seem to want strong unions. Feeling-burnt Bernie Sanders supporters who are green with love for Jill Stein. Trump voters who’ve never felt empowered until a... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Between the traffic, the parking and the crowds, “Tuesday’s in the Park” at Lewiston’s Artpark can be generously described as challenging to navigate. But those who made the trek on Tuesday were treated to one of the finest evenings of music imaginable. Singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs made a stop in Lewiston and... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, August 20, 2016

I swore I’d be fine, that I wouldn’t lose it during the Tragically Hip’s show in Hamilton earlier this week, that I would be stoic and appreciative, and that’s it. I made it halfway through the second song of the night, “Courage.” From that point forward, I was a complete mess. To be honest, I’ve been a bit... Read More

By Nancy J. Parisi » Saturday, August 20, 2016

A three-act rock opera – a night of big, blustery music teeming with lyrical poetry – happened at Darien Lake amphitheater on Saturday night. It was the best that rock offers: majestic guitar flourishes, unabashed joy on and off the stage, and mega-smashes that have nestled into airplay/personal... Read More

By Jillian Deutsch » Saturday, August 20, 2016

Back in June, Christopher Smith, co-founder and vice president of Community Beer Works, was originally selling tickets for a beer festival at Larkinville scheduled for Aug. 20.When he heard about Tragically Hip frontman Gord Downie's terminal brain cancer diagnosis, and that the band's last show would be broadcast the day... Read More

By Nancy J. Parisi » Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday night’s second-last Canalside concert was, without question, Buffalo’s most vast and lusty summer dance party. The line-up, ranging from mega-hit hip-hop, to keys-propelled jazz, featured headlining T-Pain with two local openers – The Buffalo Spell and Radarada. Some said at the concert that 25,000... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, August 17, 2016

HAMILTON, Ont. - It was all there, in the way they took the stage at FirstOntario Centre on Tuesday night, huddled together in the center of the sprawling space, as if confined to the environs of a tiny practice room or an intimate club. The members of The Tragically Hip were finding strength in the brotherhood that has... Read More

By Nancy J. Parisi » Saturday, August 13, 2016

The blipping of concert ticket hand-scanning commenced, finally. It was a delayed and welcome sound for fans of midtempo, heartstring-yanking and radio-ready ’90s rock on Saturday night. Because of high winds and reports of a storm system bearing down on Niagara County at “8 or 9 o’clock,” according to an... Read More

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