Sunday, December 27, 2009

Naughty Dawg

Pat and Julie Ann 2009 Best Instrumentalist BMA award winner.

Naughty Dawg summer '09 group shot.
Naughty Dawg is talented, high energy and stylish 6 piece group of musicians who are very diversified in their song list. Naughty Dawg play all your favorite Rock/Country/Funk & Dance cover tunes. Congratulations to Julie Ann who won the best instrumentalist award @ the 2009 BMA awards!
Naughty Dawg will be appearing at a venue near you, Check out to see where Naughty Dawg will be appearing next.
Thank You, Naughty Dawg!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Kaleo Futuristo "The Future Is Now"

Kaleo Futuristo has been described as a Hip Hop combo of Andre 3000 and Eminem, Kaleo is being recognized worlwide as a up 'n coming new talent.
Visit and for all the latest info on Kaleo.
Thanks Kaleo!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

CD Review of The Vincent James Explosions 2009 Release "Blown"

2/12/2010 Flyer, Thanx Vince and Dad!!

CD Review:

On Track 1 "Blown" both the Guitar and Bass make their presence instantly known, I really dig the Bass sound and the Guitar sweeps and fast blues/metal lead breaks. The psychedelic middle pt. is great and the Bass/Drums stacatto fills @ the end, blew me away.

"Big Poppi" has some Awesum Jeff Beck inspired soundz.

#3 "Merrimac St." is a pure Jazz/Sex groovefest.

Track #5 "Love Is The Word" starts off mellow 'n jazzy then, The VJX turn it in 'n out into a rock inspired throw down with some blazing rock solos and a Bass solo thrown in @ the end for good measure.
Track 6 is a funky rocker thru 'n thru with some interesting sounding sample trax which add to the track rather than detract from it.

#7 Naurel strikes me as a Jeff Beck, melancholy Guitar instrumental, which I really, really enjoyed being a big, big J.B. fan myself. The title name may be an interesting take on someones name?...

"City Slicker" has some inspired Stevie Ray Vaughn type soloing exposing yet another skill Vincent James has mastered and obviously enjoys playing.

Any serious fan/student of the Guitar should check out this CD. Funk, Blues and Rock fans will not be disappointed by this CD.

Check out The VJX @ The Central Park Grill every month.

Vince also works his magic with another local band, The Rod Nixon Project.

All The Vincent James Explosion releases are available Music City, tell 'em JoTell sent ya!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Glenn Colton, 2009 Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Inductee

The Glenn Colton Christmas Album is a great holiday CD for the entire family. This highly entertaining CD is full of all the holiday favorites that we all grew up with. Kiddies will be able to learn these songs easily while having fun and I think parents will like the CD too! I liked his reading of "The Night Before Christmas" - it adds a special touch to the CD. Included on this CD is a version of "Must Be Santa" which was also covered on Bob Dylan's new Christmas CD, both versions are "hip" and enjoyable to listen to. There's even some songs that I haven't heard since I was a wee little kid myself, like "Up On The Rooftop". I highly recommend this for your children.
I recently had the pleasure of witnessing Glenn Colton working his magic live and in color, he puts on a highly entertaining family show, all the kids in attendance had a great time.
Glenn has been performing for Buffalo audiences for a long time and he has perfected his craft and sharpened his skills over the years. Glenn's performance was a professional, seemless presentation of singing, guitar playing and entertaining, knowing exactly what to say and what to play to keep the audience interested and entertained the entire show.
Glenn's music, performace schedule and booking information are all available on his website, goto for all his information.
Thank You, Glenn! You Rock!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Queen City Bookstore - Buffalo NY

All interior photos provided by Emil Novak. Thank You, Emil!!!!

Established in 1969 Queen City Bookstore is one of, if not, the most popular comic book stores in all of Buffalo.
In terms of the volume of new and back issue comic quantities available Queen City is certainly the best.
Queen City's main focus is comics and they also carry many comic collectibles, specialty toys and action figures for all ages to enjoy and collect.
Queen City's knowledgeable, friendly, outgoing staff will be glad to help you with any special orders you have and they also have a subscription department to fulfill any monthly orders you need.
So whether you're an avid collector looking for that rare back issue to round out your collection or just a casual reader stop by Queen City Bookstore, 3184 Main St., Buffalo N.Y. 14214 and get your comic fix today.
Phone 716-833-6220
Fax 716-833-1781
Thank You, Emil!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sudden Urge '09

Mike with his "brand new" G&L.


This is a nice shot of Caitlin from my last Brennans gig playing electric bass for S.U..
Brennans is a nice venue for bands, food and Sabres hockey.
Always a great partying crowd for S.Urge and pretty much every other band who plays there.

wheres Steve?...

Thank You Mike, Caitlin and Steve.

VISIT/GOTO/SEE: For Complete Updated Sudden Urge Info and complete upcoming schedule.

BM Linx "The Portable Genius"

The Portable Genius, BM Linx's 2006 debut release is best described, in my humble opinion, as a New wave version of N.I.N.s with a good dose of Punk/Metal Angst throw in for good measure.
Track 4 "Some Girl" has a really nice, melancholy keyboard intro.
"The Guest List" has a sweet, distorted guitar intro and some special punk/rap like lyrics.
I really enjoy the light and airy, spacy retro feel of "Freezing".
"The Chance" has some great upfront bass playing, rebel/punk/metal lyrics and some awesome psuedo metal guitar solos.
My favorite U.O. remix is UO vs. Jason Tyler.
Overall my fave Understanding Orange version is the version on "Black Entertainment" having heard that version first.
Good Job guys, hope to see you back in Buffalo soon.

Tony Diodore and Andrew Griffiths.