November 5, 2019

This Friday marks the fortieth anniversary of the first rock concert I attended. The date was November 8, 1979. The venue was the Rochester War Memorial and the band was Styx, who were appearing in support of their “Cornerstone” album.
I was only 13 years-old at the ti...

November 5, 2019

In the early 1970s, Emerson Lake and Palmer was at the height of its popularity. The supergroup — consisting of keyboard wizard Keith Emerson from The Nice, King Crimson bassist/vocalist Greg Lake and drummer extraordinaire Carl Palmer from Atomic Rooster — filled stad...

July 30, 2019

One of the first things I do every Tuesday morning during the summer is check the weather forecast for Lewiston that evening. The night Chris Isaak was scheduled to perform at Artpark, there was a 90% chance of thunderstorms, so I was not surprised when the show moved...

June 30, 2019

Night and Day returns with a new interview from 2019 with Todd Rundgren. In this interview Todd talks about everything from Ian Hunter to Linda McCartney and how his fans have kept his career alive.

June 28, 2019

Burton Cummings is one of the most popular and acclaimed Canadian musicians of all-time. But if the singer-songwriter, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of the prestigious Order of Canada had been able to choose his own path, he may have been famous fo...

June 26, 2019

The progressive rock genre is known for its complex arrangements, lengthy songs with poetic lyrics, all of which don’t necessarily lend themselves to creating a party atmosphere. Asia was one of the first bands that moved the genre towards a more accessible sound, and...

June 19, 2019

The Mighty O’Jays and their “Love Train” rolled into Artpark on a warm summer night. Backed by a massive ensemble, the singing trio delivered a succinct set of their greatest hits that had all of Artpark dancing. If it is indeed their farewell tour, The O’Jays are goin...

June 12, 2019

There were times on Tuesday night when it was hard to tell where the stage ended, and the audience began. George Clinton’s Parliament-Funkadelic jammed the stage to capacity, with musicians and entertainers, and probably some family members and crew at times. There was...

June 5, 2019

With Canada at their back, Night Ranger opened the 2019 Tuesday’s in the Park series with “You Can Still Rock in America,” an appropriate anthem for a series that has hosted some of the best rock bands in the world. Night Ranger did what they were supposed to do, they...

March 25, 2019

 

 

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