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Ivor Davis knows exactly where he was 50 years ago today – hanging out with the Beatles.As the West Coast bureau chief for the London Daily...

By Tim O'Shei » Saturday, August 30, 2014

It was a golden performance. But “Platinum”? In name only. Playing to a jammed crowd Friday night at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center,...

Friday, August 29, 2014

Discuss upcoming concerts, new releases and more with News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers during his weekly live chat at noon...

By Michael Farrell » Friday, August 29, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of a pair of noteworthy dates in the esteemed annals of Western New York concert history. On Aug. 25, 1984,...

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sheryl Crow does not look 52. You don’t need me to point this out. You can tell for yourself. More significantly, Crow doesn’t sound 52...


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By Jeff Miers » Thursday, August 28, 2014

So this is it. The last go-round for the gloriously grimy quartet of Los Angeles pop-metal pretty boys – er, well, they were pretty at one time,...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PopAriana GrandeMy Everything[Republic]∆∆∆Ariana Grande has a great voice. It’s a four-octave marvel that the 21-year-old...

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, August 28, 2014

“Remember, now, this isn’t your parents’ country music,” said Mike Stinson once on TV’s “Honky Tonk Happy Hour.” He added, deadpan:...

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, August 28, 2014

Many in the local music scene have expressed some ambivalence about it, but now that Mohawk Place is officially reopening, only a cynic could deny...

By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, August 27, 2014

To see a traffic-clogged, dance-driven, effects-heavy concert at Darien Lake Performing Arts Center is typical. From dark metal to Christian rock to...

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