Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Whiskey Reverb - Buffalo, NY

The Whiskey Reverb: Proverbs Bi-Polar & The Body Electric CD

#12 A2J (Vocals, Synths) Rockin' The House!

Jamey Kern (Vocals, Guitar)

Jim Candytree chillin' on the mic.

Pics are from the Buffalo Original Music Show at The Tralf.

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Vincent James Explosion, CD Release Party, May 6th, Sportsmen's Tavern, Buffalo, NY


Vincent James

JIM VINCE JERRY...The Vincent James Explosion.

Speaking of Original Music, The Vincent James Explosion is throwing a CD release party at The Sportmens Tavern (
http://www.sportsmenstavern.com) on Sunday, May 6th, for their newest release "VJX IV". Any jazz-fusion music fans out there will absolutely love this band. Jim, Vince and Jerry are all top-notch, experienced, award-winning musicians. A good, heavy dose of rock, blues, acid jazz and funk are all thrown into the musical mix for a pleasurable listening experience when The Vincent James Explosion performs live and on CD.

I have all of the VJX CD releases and they are always in heavy rotation on my CD player and on my 32 gig memory stick.

The Vincent James Explosion can be found on Facebook, Myspace, Youtube and Reverbnation.
I have been asked to cover this performance for my musical blog and I will be posting pictures and posting all of the CD art for the entire world to see.

Not only does The Vincent James Explosion deserve exposure and recognition for their great original music but so does the entire Buffalo Music Scene, Especially! the original bands, that's why I'm happy to cover VJX and the Buffalo Music Scene for this musical blog.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Dream Aria

Update 7/30/12: Dream Aria have just completed a new video, check it out  www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUd4MQx1-VQ&feature=share

Dream Aria -
The music they create has no rules or boundaries. They feel it as a powerful mission to please the audiences by taking them to a long “Dream Aria” journey. And here is why the journey is called“Dream Aria”:
Dream: A succession of images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep. An involuntary vision occurring to a person when awake. A vision voluntarily indulged in while awake: daydream, reverie something of an unreal beauty, charm or excellence.
Aria: A lyrical song for a solo voice with orchestral accompaniment, generally expressing intense emotion. It’s found in opera. A deep harmony passage. The vocal-singing expression for a solo singer, adding chorus and instruments based on lyric and/or dramatic and poetic narrative.

Dream Aria have recorded three CDs all have recieved critical acclaim

In the Wake
Musical Discoveries says "Tremendously powerful rock textures and operatic range of Ann's voice intertwine , Dream Aria is a very talented ensemble fronted by an outstanding vocalist " 5/5

Melodic Net says "This is a very special record"
Grave Concerns says "Dream Aria bring a unique sound to a world weary of sameness and genre-jacking Bravo"

Silhabbit says "This is a pleasantly chilled ballad which had me asking how come Celine Dion got so famous? Ann sounds so much better"

The Ripple Effect says "Dream Aria have created the most amazing of albums"

Puregrainaudio says " Transcend is a record to be reckoned with"
Absolute Punk says "Transcend is an album that leaves an indelible mark on its listener.There is so much in the album that makes it feel like the soundtrack to your life , it is an album that takes many artists a life time to make but it is really nice that Dream Aria can make this kind of album now."
Hybrid Magazine says "Dream Aria sophomore release Transcend is music that is made to be treasured . Its musical significance is parallel to Enigma and Delerium "
Ultimate Guitar says "Each song is like its own mini-masterpiece implanting epic sounding"
Metal Whisper says "I would give this album 10 out of 10 as it is an exciting album that everyone can enjoy lestening to"
Musical Discoveries says "Dream Aria are amongst a rare bred of bands producing quality female fronted progressive rock music Bravo"

Fallen Angel
Hard Rock Haven says "The complex arrangements and the depth of the music make this album a treat for the ears. With a little luck Fallen Angel may be the album that lifts Dream Aria from myspace to the big time"
Musical Discoveries says "releasing the masterpiece Transcend in 2008 on this new project and clearly have a lot more music in their future Brovo 5/5

Dream Aria have performed at:
Lee's Palace
Opera House
Image FM

Dream Aria News
app for Android
new video almost done
myspace site has over 260,000 friends
Fallen Angel video over 30,000 views

Dream Aria "Fallen Angel" CD cover

Dream Aria is

Ann Aria Burstyn: lead vocals
Ann Aria is gaining world wide attention for her unique vocal styling, while growing up both her parents performed in the Winnipeg symphony and recently shared a stage with her childhood idol Glenn Hughes {ex Deep Purple, Black Sabbath}
Don Stagg: keyboards
Don founded Dream Aria and is the principal writer , also was a member of 7th Temple where there album "Under the Burning Sun" has gain cult classic selling for as much as $300 US
Garry Flint: drums
Garry is the drummer and producer for Dream Aria former member of well known Canadian band National Velvet {signed with Capital Records}
Jon Casselman: bass guitar
Mark Crossley: lead guitar
Mark also was a member with National Velvet

other musicians who have performed with Dream Aria
Kurt Schefter: Kurt is the guitar player for world renowned recording star Alannah Myles
Tim Welch: Tim also was a member of National Velvet

Dream Aria's online links...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Slim Kicker

I'd like to let you know about a new and exciting website that I was recently referred to that takes a new approach to losing weight and turns eating healthy and getting fit into a online social game, where you can make friends and along the way earn points and level up for eating healthy, and exercising. Each level presents different challenges, such as quitting soda for a week. You can also upload an image of something you'll reward yourself with when you level-up, such as new clothes, or a vacation spot. There's also giveaway challenges that only people in a certain level can join. Overall, it's a whole new online approach to keep people healthy, motivated and accountable.

So, the site is slimkicker.com. The folks @ slimkicker.com have really tried to make it a site that keeps you motivated and excited. It's also more than just a "game" - slimkicker.com provides personalized, actionable advice along the way to help people make better choices in their lives.

Have a great weekend. Please feel free to forward this site to people who might find this useful in their lives.

Thank You, Joe