Thursday, April 24, 2014

Paul Panzarella Productions - Buffalo NY





Concert to Celebrate The Wedding of Rob and Irina Barrett, Terror Technologies, Axmen, Mad Posture, Cannibal Corpse, Monarch, Manic Jasper, Leviathan, Vile Records



The groom, and guitarist for Buffalo's own Cannibal Corpse, Rob Barrett.



BAND Schedule for the evening.


Rob Barrett.

AXMEN


MAD POSTURE



JIM


PETE


MIGWELL

MONARCH



JIMI


PETE

MANIC JASPER


LEVIATHAN


Special thanks goes out to Fattie King for posting these great pics.




Here's an downright Awesome FB photo album dedicated to the celebration posted by the world renowned "Fattie King", Thank You!
Here's another FB photo set posted by Greg "Terror Technologies" Hinaman
Thank You!




Congratulations Rob and Irina!


Space "SPACE" Ace kicked off the musical part of the celebration...


KEVIN from Space Ace/KISS THIS!

Academy Auction - North Tonawanda NY



www.academyauction.com

Special thanks to Matt.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Metal Militia - Buffalo NY


METAL MILITIA - FRIDAY, MAY 9th 2014
Metal Up Your Ass!


RockNRoll Heaven - West Seneca

The Metal Militia/Space Ace gig was great! 
For all of the Metallica and Metal Militia fans out there above is just a small sample of the current Metal Militia set list. 
Metal Militia plays the old school, heavy Metallica, when Cliff Burton played bass, yknow, all the good, thrash metal stuff from the 80's. 
Come out to see Metal Militia to hear the rest of their kick-ass set list!
Metal Militia, RockNRoll Heaven and Space Ace can be found on the Book.





Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Open Forums? What A Joke!

I am SO very glad! and thankful! I have this google blog site to promote the local Buffalo music scene in any way I see fit.
My love for music goes above and beyond just playing music in a band, promoting the Buffalo music scene is one of the ways I express my love for music and sound. I try to promote the scene in a positive light.
I've found that it's very easy to be negative but it's much, much harder to stay positive and be open minded.
Once again I have encountered alot of negativity in my music career (if I may be so bold as to call it a career)
and on the site I wrote about when I first posted this blog piece.



Darn it all banned again...oh well I sometimes wish we could go back to the pre-internet days when people had more common sense and people based their opinions on their fellow man on how they were treated in person. (Remember those days? When people used the phone to communicate instead of using non-verbal, web-based types of communication?) Instead, people form positive or negative opinions and judge people today on what they may or may not write in a tweet, text or on a public website. They may never, ever meet that person face to face. I think that's sad and I'm not a social butterfly by any stretch of the imagination.

For those of you out there in local, "open forum" music site land who may take what I or what someone else may have posted about you or your band seriously, please don't. If you don't want to play music or associate with me because of something I may have posted in the past on a website than that's ultimately your choice. Musicians with closed minds in any form are not good musicians in my book. The fact is that I'm a very easy going person and I work well with others...especially in a musical context! I'm painfully shy at times but have opinions and I enjoy expressing them in person or online. I found it easy to express my opinions through a local, open forum music website. After reading what others posted I thought, hey this website is kinda cool, so I decided to post a few things and I thought this "cool" music site (wnymusic.com) would allow me to express my opinions, after all it is a music related website. Musicians and creative minded individuals usually have strong opinions and enjoy expressing them usually through music but an online open forum is kinda the next best thing. I thought, let me join in and express my opinions for the world to see. "The voice of reason" chimed in so the tampering and deleting by the admins began and ultimately I decided to no longer participate, end of story.
Some of the other members on the site were quite rude and negative toward me but I never took any posts aimed toward me serious. WTF would I care if some anonymous or unanonymous poster decided to post a negative comment about me? It is an open forum right?...at least I thought it was. Anyway, I have more important things to worry about. I never once complained and asked for a negative comment aimed toward me to be removed.
Above and beyond what I may think the world is a cruel, cold place where negativity and back stabbing run rampant, Especially in the (fairly) small and jaded world of the Buffalo music scene.

I've recently been banned from an Open Forum local music website. This site claims to have open forums but if the admins don't like what you write it will be deleted, moved or tampered with in any way they see fit.
They will also reveal who you are whenever they feel the need, so anonymity is really not an option. An open forumed website should remain open!, users should be able to express individual, controversial opinions or obvious truths without the fear of these posts being deleted and anonymity should be a given. Betraying any users trust without recourse or tampering with posts will undoubtedly earn this site a bad reputation resulting in less site traffic.
The only other time that I've ever heard of people being banned from Open Public forumed website is when some famous radio celebrities said they banned people they didn't know from their sites because they always posted curse words and disparaging comments about everyone from everywhere (you know like graffiti on a bathroom wall) on all of their posts. I never did that.

To the admins of this site: According to First Amendment Freedom of expression is the American way. Playing it safe and picking and choosing what you want to keep and delete is ultimately a lame policy, which may result in a boring site, sometimes boundaries need to be pushed....like my man Howard Stern does. 

The Observers - Buffalo NY




www.facebook.com/theobserverssee

Monday, April 14, 2014

Paramount Music Center - Tonawanda, NY


Paramount Music Center is Open 1-7:30pm Monday through Thursday. 12-4pm on Saturday.


Paramount Music carries Jay Turner Electric Guitars.

Paramount Music offers school band instrument rentals.
Here's an instrument price sheet for the budding musician in your family.
Click on the price sheet scan to enlarge it.
 


Paramount Music supports Pet Connection Programs, Inc.



Paramount also carries pre-owned pianos, spinets, consoles, accordions and harps.


This music blog is a proud supporter of local music stores.
Check back for new pics of the latest and the greatest instrument arrivals that Paramount has to offer or simply call 835-1500, tell em JoTell sent ya!
Special thanks to Patti.

Queen City Bookstore - Buffalo NY




This music blog proudly supports local businesses' that have been kind enough to support my music blog and donate prizes to past musical events I have promoted.
Queen City Bookstore was kind enough, once again, to donate some KISS comics to giveaway @ the KISS THIS! 10/25/13 Halloween show @ Rock 'n' Roll Heaven. 





Archie Meets KISS is a brand new graphic novel from 2012 from Archie Comics.


CREATURES OF MIGHT!
Dark Horse Comics.





YOU WANTED THE BEST, YOU GOT THE BEST!
DRESSED TO KILL
IDW Publishing.



KISS GIRLS




KISS PSYCHO CIRCUS
Image Comics






In 1977 Marvel Comics published a full-color KISS comic book, titled, A Marvel Comics Super Special!: Kiss presenting the band Kiss as superheroes. Blood from each band member was drawn by a registered nurse and poured into the vats of red ink used for printing the comic at Marvel's plant in Depew, New York. 


KISS appeared in the very next issue H.T.D. #13.
This is the one that started it all way back in 1977. KISS first appeared in comic book form in Howard The Duck #12.


Special thanks goes out to Don's Atomic Comics, Dreamland Comics and Queen City Bookstore!!!