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Saturday
Jul222017

Concert review - The Warped Tour 2017 - Darien Lake PAC, Darien, NY - July 13, 2017

By John Jeffrey
 
The Warped (Concert) Tour 2017 (presented by Vans) is the yearly music festival sponsored by Journeys, Monster Energy, Alternative Press, Epitaph Records, Full Sail University, Music Saves Lives, and several other music-related organizations.
 
The 2017 line-up announcement show was held on March 22nd at Full Sail University's campus in Orlando and was streamed online via webcast.  The main tour, which began June 16th, will run until August 6th in North America.  Following the tour, there will also be a sponsored cruise titled, "Warped Rewind At Sea," that will travel between New Orleans and Cozumel from October 28th to November 1st.  The cruise will include performances by a variety of bands from past Warped Tour lineups as well.
For full review and photos, click here
Thursday
Jul202017

Concert preview - Blondie & Garbage -RAGE AND RAPTURE TOUR - Artpark, Lewiston, NY - July 25, 2017

Lewiston, NY - The legendary, Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inducted band, Blondie, along with Alt rockers, Garbage, will be performing at the majestic Artpark ampitheather this Tuesday. 

Blondie, who was formed in New York City during the fall of 1974 by vocalist/songwriter, Debbie Harry, and guitarist, Chris Stein, quickly developed a reputation for being a great live band, performing regularly at Max's Kansas City and CBGB's.

Blondie would soon dominate the music charts during the late 70's and early 80's with a string of hits that included: "Call Me," "Heart of Glass," "Rapture," and "One way of Another."  They are considered one of the pioneers of the New Wave genre.

In 1982, Blondie broke up, as Debbie Harry embarked on a solo career.  The band then returned in 1997, with a slightly different line-up.

Last May, Blondie released their 11th studio album, 'Pollinator,' which debuted and peaked at number 63 on the US Billboard Top Albums chart.  Many consider, 'Pollinator,' a return to the vintage Blondie sound.  This album also features a guest appearance by ex-Smiths' guitarist, Johnny Marr, who wrote and performed on the track, "My Monster."

Blondie currently consists of Debbie Harry - vocals, Chris Stein-guitar, Clem Burke - drums, Leigh Foxx - bass, Tommy Kessler- guitar and Matt Katz-Bohen - keyboards.

Blondie & Garbage - 'Rage and Rapture' tour! This is the must see event of the summer!!! Show time is at 6:30pm and tickets for this event can be purchased by clicking here.  

Monday
Jul172017

Concert review - Fuel / Marcy Playground - The Evening Star, Niagara Falls, NY - July 12, 2017

Photos/review by Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

Niagara Falls, NY - 90's rock, chart toppers- Fuel and Marcy Playground, performed in the intimate setting of The Evening Star last Wednesday evening.  Fuel played an intense, high energy, ten-song set, which left their faithful fans wanting more.  The band, led by founder singer/songwriter/guitarist- Brett Scallions, is currently touring North America with a new line, which now includes: Jason Womack - guitar, Phil Buckman - bass and Shannon Boone -drums.

For more, click here

 

Wednesday
Jul122017

Interview - Greg Kihn

By John Jeffrey

Greg Kihn is an 80's music icon, mostly known for his two catchy, chart-topping hits, “The Breakup Song (They Don’t Write ‘Em)" in 1981 and the 1983 smash single, “Jeopardy,” which charted at #2 on the Billboard Top 100.  First signed in 1973 to the now legendary record label, Beserkley Records, Greg was the focal point of a roster at that time, which included Jonathan Richman, Earthquake and The Rubinoos - artists who all performed and recorded melodic pop music with a strong 60's pop sensibility.  In 1976, after his debut on the compilation 'Beserkley Chartbusters,' he recorded his first album with his own ensemble - The Greg Kihn Band - comprising Robbie Dunbar (guitar), Steve Wright (bass), and Larry Lynch (drums).
 
Throughout the 1970s, Kihn released an album each year and built a strong cult following through constant touring, becoming Beserkley's biggest seller.   Kihn scored his biggest hit with "Jeopardy" (1983), from the 'Kihnspiracy' album.  Greg’s groundbreaking video for “Jeopardy” became one of the first concept videos and was played extensively on MTV during the early days of the then fledging video channel.  The Greg Kihn Band also spent much of the 80's touring with the likes of Journey, The Rolling Stones and the Grateful Dead, and also appearing on popular TV shows including Solid Gold, American Bandstand and Saturday Night Live.
 
Kihn also carved out a very successful 16 year career as a top rated DJ on KFOX in San Jose, California, rising from a late night host, to becoming one of the top-rated morning jocks in his area - the nation’s fourth largest market - before leaving the station in 2012.
 
Just releasing his first album of all new material in 21 years, entitled 'ReKihndled,' Kihn is now doing some touring, featuring his son, Ry Kihn, on lead guitar.  The Greg Kihn Band will be performing in the WNY area when they perform a free show at the Canal Side Concert Series on July 29th.
 
Rock Music Star recently had the opportunity to speak one-on-one with Greg Kihn, discussing his latest CD release, having his son performing by his side onstage, and reflecting back on his 40+ year music career.

For full interview, click here.

Friday
Jun302017

Concert review - Doyle, Davey Suicide - The Evening Star - Niagara Falls, NY - June 29, 2017

 

Photos by Thomas S. Orwat Jr.

 Niagara Falls, NY - Former guitarist of the Misfits, Doyle Von Frankenstein, brought his band, Doyle, into town for an evening of intense, hard rock.  Doyle, which in addition to Doyle Von Frankenstein, also consists of Alex Story- vocals,  Brandon Pertzborn - drums, and Brandon Strate - bass, played a high energy, 14-song set to a small, but dedicated audience. 

For full interview, click here.