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Hearing Aide: Ace Frehley's 'Space Invader'

Hearing Aide: Ace Frehley's 'Space Invader'When Ace Frehley releases an album, what you can expect to get from it can be summed up in one, single phrase. Let's be honest. It's going to have whatever he damn wants in it. Frehley is a rock legend. Yes, there is an emphasis on the word legend. He's a founding member of KISS. And, while they currently tour along with Def Leppard without him, he's got a another solo album on the shelves today. Listen to him, and he will point out that he continues to be the best selling member of the original band when you compare each member's [more]

Martina McBride in Utica in November

Martina McBride in Utica in NovemberLegendary Country music superstar, Martina McBride is to headline Utica's Stanley Performing Arts Center this November. On November 14, Martina McBride, one of country music's most cherished and admired artists, will perform at The Stanley Center for the Performing Arts in Utica for the first time. McBride has sold more than 14 million albums over her expansive career. In 1995, she earned membership into the Grand Ole Opry.  She has collected multiple Country Music Association, American Music Award, American Country Music, and Grammy awards and nominations. Four times she has received Country Music Association's "Female Vocalist of the Year" award. McBride is considered country royalty to [more]

Rock's Newest Stars, Nothing More, Offers High-Energy Performance

Rock's Newest Stars, Nothing More, Offers High-Energy PerformanceWhen Jonny Hawkins was cut from his San Antonio elementary school chorus, he adopted the belief that he couldn’t sing. But he loved music, and he isn’t a quitter, so he turned to drums. By the time he was in middle school, he had joined with Daniel Oliver and Mark Vollelunga to form the band Nothing More. As the group developed and began to seriously consider a career as a rock band, Hawkins began to question the life-long belief that he couldn’t sing. Questioning that belief allowed Hawkins to uncover a surprising and strong talent. Today he is lead singer [more]

Triumph: More than a Tribute to the Disco Biscuits

Albany's newest place to grab a bite to eat and catch a great live show isn't really that new at all. Parish Public House, formerly Red Square, has completely redone the whole establishment to make it a quaint southern style restaurant serving such Louisiana favorites as Boudin Balls, Alligator Bites, and of course the Po Boy. Don't let the charming decor fool you though, the Parish still has a stage and some of the best live music around. Saturday night was no exception, as Squid Parade and Triumph: A Tribute to the Disco Biscuits, had the place jumping. Squid Parade took [more]

David Gray takes NYC: Live on Letterman and The Theater at MSG

David Gray takes NYC: Live on Letterman and The Theater at MSGTwo gorgeous New York City nights were filled with the soulful vocals of David Gray who is touring in support of his new album Mutineers.  On July 30th he taped a performance for David Letterman: Live on Letterman, which aired the following evening, while on August 4th , Gray played to a packed house at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. Fans lucky enough to see either concert were graced with an energized performance that showcased a delightful combination of both new and old material. Attendees of Live on Letterman were treated to an hour long performance where David Gray introduced [more]

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Ray LaMontagne Lulls at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado

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Bella Terra, Back and Better Than Ever for 2014

The beautifully scenic back drop of Upstate New York, art, music, and vendors means it must be time for another year of Bella Terra. Since 2009 Bella Terra has made its mark on the Upstate festival scene bringing a collaboration of multi-genre … [Read More...]

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Hearing Aide: King 810 ‘Memoirs Of A Murderer’

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Furthur in Millbrook?

Back in May, we speculated that Furthur would not be making its way to Millbrook, N.Y., where Timothy Leary had established residency during his “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out” phase in the mid 1960s. We were wrong. The tour has the Dutchess … [Read More...]

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Aqueous Announces Fall Tour and Album Release Party

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No Takers for Glens Falls Civic Center

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Hearing Aide: Ace Frehley’s ‘Space Invader’

When Ace Frehley releases an album, what you can expect to get from it can be summed up in one, … [Read More...]

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Hearing Aide: King 810 ‘Memoirs Of A Murderer’

Flint, Michigan metallers King 810 have released their first full length album Memoirs Of A Murderer … [Read More...]

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Hearing Aide: Caustic Method releases ‘The Virus’

When I first met with Caustic Method in March to discuss their third album, The Virus, I was … [Read More...]

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Hearing Aide: My Plastic Sun Drops Majestic New EP ‘All of This’

Wednesday, August 13th marks the drop date for My Plastic Sun's latest EP entitled All of This, … [Read More...]

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Rock’s Newest Stars, Nothing More, Offers High-Energy Performance

When Jonny Hawkins was cut from his San Antonio elementary school chorus, he adopted the belief that … [Read More...]

Triumph: More than a Tribute to the Disco Biscuits

Triumph: More than a Tribute to the Disco Biscuits

Albany's newest place to grab a bite to eat and catch a great live show isn't really that new at … [Read More...]

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David Gray takes NYC: Live on Letterman and The Theater at MSG

Two gorgeous New York City nights were filled with the soulful vocals of David Gray who is touring … [Read More...]

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Ray LaMontagne Lulls at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado

Joined by opening act, The Bell Brigade, folk rocker Ray LaMontagne settled into a comfortable … [Read More...]

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Playonbrother Did Just That and Beyond at Larkin Square in Buffalo

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Interview: Mushroomhead Talks About GWAR, Tour and More

Over the course of almost 21 years, Mushroomhead has carved out their place as a lasting presence in … [Read More...]

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Interview: Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch opens up to UL’s Jim Gilbert and Jeff Ayers

Back in 1993, ‘nu metal’ was barely a thing in the musical landscape. But five young guys from … [Read More...]

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Interview: Rob Barrett of Death Metal Legends, Cannibal Corpse

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Interview: Suicide Silence’s New Lead Singer, Eddie Hermida

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Local Limelight: Getting to Know Wagner’s Agenda

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Interview: Erimha’s Kthien sat down with UL’s Jim Gilbert and Jeff Ayers

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Martina McBride in Utica in November

Legendary Country music superstar, Martina McBride is to headline Utica's Stanley Performing Arts … [Read More...]

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Furthur in Millbrook?

Back in May, we speculated that Furthur would not be making its way to Millbrook, N.Y., where … [Read More...]

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Aqueous Announces Fall Tour and Album Release Party

Buffalo’s Aqueous just announced their Fall tour schedule and, even with losing long-time drummer … [Read More...]

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