August is here and my pick this week is…

The Joys – Outta My Head

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Tuesday: Artpark - Litle Feat, Jamie Holka Trio
Wednesday: Artpark - The Sadies, The Joys
Wednesday: Gateway Harbor - Mick Hayes & the Reinhardts and Joyryde 
Thursday: Lafayette Square - Los Lobos, JJ Grey & Mofro
Friday: Lockport Canal - Kansas, Reign of Kindo
Friday: Gateway Harbor - Urban Renewal
Saturday: Hard Rock Cafe NF - Tonic, Ryan Star, More Than Me, 
Ten Cent Howl, Thriving Ivory

Okay, I’m really late in writing this, so I’m going to cut the commentary really short. I can add some later, but right now want to get the schedule up. Continue Reading…

Pick for Old Home Week

Blues Traveler's John Popper

Click above to hear sound clips courtesy Blues Traveler, Audio Archive, Adam Hudson

Last week’s shows were pretty much can’t miss. Hope you got out and attended those you wanted to. I had a great time at the Lockport Canal Concert again seeing my old friends Free Henry. I got there too late to hear Bearhunter, but talked with them at the merch booth and picked up a couple CDs. Automaton was a pleasant surprise and I hope to see more of them.

Anyway, here’s what’s on tap for this week:

Tuesday: Artpark (outdoor) George Thorogood & The Destroyers, 
                      Tom Hambridge & the Rattlesnakes
Wednesday: Gateway Harbor - Wide Right, Boogie Monsters
Wednesday: Artpark - John Browns Body, Little Mountain Band
Thursday: Lafayette Square - Robert Randolph & the Family Band
Friday: Lockport Canal Concert - Rik Emmett, Wanted by The FBI, 
            Friendly Fire
Friday: Gateway Harbor - Widow Maker (probably not the Dee Snider band!)
Saturday: Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor ($) - OAR, Citizen Cope
Saturday: Hard Rock NF - Lou Gramm, Free Henry, McCarthyism and eXit!
Sunday: Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor ($) - Slightly Stoopid, 
             Cypress Hill

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Tough Picks this week

Call the boss, take some time off work, you won’t want to limit yourself to one or two shows this week. Let’s see what’s coming:

Tuesday: Artpark - Derek Trucks/Susan Tedeschi, Matt Schofield
Wednesday: Gateway Harbor - The Soul Barons, The Diva Show
Wednesday: Artpark - Matthew Good, Rob Falgiano Band
Thursday: Lafayette Square - Umphree's McGee, Tea Leaf Green
Friday: Buffalo Harbor - Crowded House, Lawerence Arabia
Friday: Lockport Canal Concert - Three Dog Night,  Leroy Townes,
            Rob Falgiano
Saturday: Buffalo Harbor - Eileen Ivers, Cherish The Ladies
Saturday: Hard Rock NF - BPO Plays Pink Floyd, Scott Celani
Saturday: Artpark - Great Big Sea (mainstage)

Several of these events have changed since first announced, 
possibly due to touring schedule conflicts. This is as up-to-date as 
I can find out.

Let’s look at this weeks shows… Continue Reading…

Pick for the first full week of July

Okay, if you were in any doubt about it being summer concert season, it’s now in full swing with the Independance Day holiday behind us and the rest of the season ahead. What’s on this weeks slate?

[Left: Amanda Nagurney]

Tues. - Artpark - The Guess Who, Son of the Sun
Wed. -  Gateway Harbor - Wanted Dead or Alive and Beatle Magic
Thurs. - Lafayette Square - Ozomatli, Rebelution
Fri. - Lockport Canal Concert - Gretchen Wilson,  Bareback Jack, 
                     Amanada Nagurney
Fri. - Gateway Harbor - Shadows Motown Review with 
                     Barbara St. Clair & Billy McEwan
Sat. - Hard Rock Cafe - The English Beat, with Giant Panda 
                     Guerilla Dub Squad and Floozie

Great holiday weekend, now it’s time to get to business. Let’s run through the who’s-who of the week: Continue Reading…

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