Saturday, May 28, 2016

McGee Art Gallery

"Colorfields: Summer Art show at McGee Art Gallery located at 10931 Main St. Clarence, NY 14031. Opening reception will be Saturday June 4 from 6pm-10pm and feature artwork by:
Enid Edelman, Barb Ernst, Eric Evinczik, John Farallo, Bill Huggins, Keilka Salsbury, Mary Wyrick, Sibel McGee, Faranack Benz Nader and Chris McGee.
show runs through Saturday, July 23.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Mike Zogaria - Buffalo, NY

Mike Zogaria - Almost Worth The Wait CD review

Almost Worth The Wait kicks off with Someone To Sing To. This song is a upbeat and catchy rock tune with a strong vocal line. This song beat out 30 other songs to win a free video shoot through the website Promoting Buffalo. The song has a 90's sound and is my favorite on the CD.
Check out the very cool video
Gray is up next and features Mike on harmonica and Mick Hayes on slide lead guitar. The song has a classic rock feel. I really liked the cool harmonica outro.
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Make It Up To You is a smart, mid-tempo rocker that features Mike Vealey on drums and keyboards. Mike keeps the groove flowing with some sweet acoustic guitar playing.
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Pistol starts off with some melodic harmonica playing by Mike. Pistol is a acoustic rock love song with plenty of sexual innuendo thrown in to keep the lyrics interesting.
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Rock Star Parking is a all out hard rocker that features a ripping guitar solo and a sweet rock guitar outro.
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My Misery is a ballad that highlights Mike on a great acoustic guitar intro. Heartfelt lyrics carry the song through a couple of cool rocking parts that keep the energy flowing.
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Come Home is a uplifting and well composed acoustic rock song.
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Something More continues in the same vein as My Misery as Mike carries the song through with some nice acoustic guitar playing combined with soulful lyrics.
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When Goodnight Means Goodbye is a uptempo rocker that packs a punch.
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Goodnight has a different mix than the rest of the songs and another acoustic rock song that includes a bongo track to keep the beat. Mike and his brother Mark wrote this song together.
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The bonus track Time also has a different sound than the rest of the CD. Time also features Mike's brother Mark on bass and lead guitar and Mike Argento on drums, piano and he also engineered the song.
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Mike Zogaria is a singer/songwriter from Buffalo, NY whose catchy songs, unique voice & relatable lyrics are quickly becoming fan favorites at shows and online. Mike is currently performing acoustic shows and has just released his first full length CD "Almost Worth The Wait", which is available now at his shows and on all major digital download sites including iTunes, CD Baby, Emusic, Amazon, etc.

For more about Mike Zogaria visit any of the links listed below !

Mike Zogaria - come home ep
I found this CD in a Lockport coffee shop...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Rick and Morty

I am sincerely thankful for the opportunity to write reviews for Queen City Bookstore and the Graphic Traffic Column in the Artvoice Newspaper. My next review will be for Rick and Morty Volume One. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.
Here's the link to the review:

Thank You Queen City Bookstore and Artvoice Newspaper.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Naturalists - Buffalo NY

The Naturalists

BIO: The Naturalists were formed in the first few months of 2014 in Buffalo, NY. After playing a few shows, gathering some fans and going to the Finals of ArtVoice's Battle of Original Music Competition, The Naturalists released their debut EP titled "Volume Unit" along with their debut music video "Long Walk". Volume Unit are songs composed by the band in the early months of formation. Since then, the band has grown into their own sound and have opened up for notable bands such as The London Souls, Beware of Darkness and Sons of Hippies.
---The Naturalists will be releasing their new single "Too Late" in physical and digital form on November 8th and will be touring in support of the release.

The Naturalists- Long Walk Official Music Video

The Naturalists are from Buffalo, NY and shot a music video for the single"Long Walk" off our debut EP "Volume Unit". It was shot in Buffalo, NY where the band is based and was directed by filmmaker Trevor Boyd and shot by Erik Kohler using his RED cinema camera.

 The Naturalists - Volume Unit Bandcamp