Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Metal Militia - Buffalo NY

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 ( 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? 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 my man Howard Stern does. 

The Observers - Buffalo NY

Monday, April 14, 2014

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.

Dark Horse Comics.

IDW Publishing.


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!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Stay Positive

"They suck so NO thanks!"

...that negative comment appeared in the decline section for a recent FB music event page, that comment and the mentality that produces those kinds of comments is one of the main reasons why I proudly created this local music blog. 
I will continue to support the local music scene and cast the WNY music scene in a positive light. 
I have encountered that kind of negative mentality in my own musical past and that is why I will continue to promote the local music scene on my music blog. 
I'm currently accepting local music CD's to review and promote on this blog, contact me @ if you or your band is interested in submitting a CD or 2, thank you.

Carl's Tattooing - North Tonawanda NY

Carl gave me a box of tattoo, biker, hot rod mags and 1 WWE mag so I decided to scan a few of them for your enjoyment before I recycle them...first is some cool KISS related tattoo art I happened to find while flippin' thru 1 of the magazines...

CHIKS by JFK & Perfect.

Along with being a master tattoo artist Carl Cederman is also a very talented rock and roll band photographer.
Thank You Carl! U ROK!