Friday, March 30, 2007

Only Humen Upcoming Events

Wow-Last weeks PA excursion proved to be quite the road trip. Made a lot of new friends, from Maryland, Michigan, Ohio and other faraway places. Great time! This week we head out to Salamanca and Club Fuzions-Had a great time the last time we visited and expect the same tonite. Saturday takes us back to the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Then we'll be back in Erie on Tuesday for another return date at the Maplevale Food Show. Good eatin' that day! Shrimp the size of chicken wings!

Anyway-Remember the Boat cruise is coming Monday June 25th,'07 at 7pm. Tickets are $25 includes, admission, Live entertainment, pop, beer and the infamous party after with a light buffet. Call for tix-716.683.1671

Gotta go tune up to rock:
Friday 3/30 - 10pm
Fuzions Center St. Salamanca, NY
Saturday 3/31 - 9pm
Lakewood Rod & Gun Club Terrace Ave. Chautauqua, NY
Tuesday 4/3 - 5pm
Maplevale Food Show (Private) Erie, PA

Peace-Hope to see you all soon!

Only Frank, The Animal, Bruce "Almighty"

Alternative Brews April 2007 Calendar

Monday, March 26, 2007


Buffalo, N.Y. (March 23, 2007) – The Women's Ministry of the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg is pleased to present a Girls' Night Out evening featuring Christian comedian Kerri Pomarolli on Friday night, April 20th at 7pm. The church is located at 4999 McKinley Parkway in Hamburg, south of Buffalo. Tickets are $16 pre-sale or $18 at the door. For info on how to get tickets, visit or call 716-649-6335.

The Early November Announcement

After six years together, thousands of shows and a string of critically acclaimed CD’s The Early November has announced that they are taking an indefinite hiatus after this tour. No usual rock star baggage but rather a time to regroup and spend some time with family. But you still have a chance to see them as the band plays an intimate show at Club Infinity on April 10th. Also on the bill are The Rocket Summer, Melee and Nothing Stays The Same. Tickets are $11.99 and $14.00 and can be purchased at or at Club Infinity. You can thank the folks at After Dark Events for this one

Saturday, March 17, 2007

How I Caught a Byrd at the Mall

By Maria Sebastian

In the spring of 2005 I was invited to perform a live set at the Galleria Mall for Robbie Takac’s Music is Art Foundation Annual Instrument Drive.

The offer sounded refreshing for the opportunity to play original songs over my usual cover shows.

The mall enjoyed a fairly busy afternoon and the drive seemed a success. Shoppers listened in passing and some stayed a while to grin at the girl and guitar on a riser between the dollar store and Sears.

When my set was over I began wrapping cords as a friendly woman approached me with, “My husband and I love what you just did! You should share a show with him some time. He’s a folk singer playing in town tonight--Roger McGuinn.” She said his name expecting I should recognize it. Her husband leaned with one foot on a nearby wall: a sweet looking folkie in a top hat stopping at the mall between coffeehouse gigs in the mountains.

After a brief chat I took their card on which (Camilla) had written Roger’s booking agent info., as well as Mr. Folk Man’s advice over which microphone I should be using instead of the preamp on my jumbo Alvarez. I put their card between spare string packs in my gig bag, gave a genuine nice-to-meet-you, and carted my suitcase and guitar through a neon Spongebob hallway toward the parking lot.

Over coffee that night I Googled “Roger McGuinn” to see if I should line up a valley-view patio gig with this earthy couple. Maybe something downstate in the Catskills or Woodstock; haven’t been there in a while.

No one mentioned BYRDS.

My musician friends still pat me sympathetically on the head since for all the music trivia I thought I knew, I knew not that Roger McGuinn meant legendary Byrds guitarist—the man who introduced the 12-string Rickenbacker to rock music inspiring artists including Tom Petty and Bob Dylan—and putting folk-rock on the genre map.

I skimmed and scrolled and found an e-mail address that put me in direct contact with Roger. In the subject header I wrote “Well blow me down.” He replied the next day with “You should have opened for me last night.” But I had a gig in Batavia…

It took two years but I landed that opening slot. I will open for Roger McGuinn on Friday, March 30th at Rockwell Hall. People will be finding their seats for his set and it will remind me of passersby on the day I learned that, even at noon at the mall, it wouldn’t have been too cliché to ask “Come here often?”

For show details visit

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Singer/Songwriter Leah Zicari releases DVD

Buffalo DVD Release performance at Nietzsche’s

Rochester, NY – To celebrate the release of her new DVD, Bootlegged – A 20-Year Retrospective , Leah Zicari will give her first performance in Buffalo in over three years when she appears as one of the guest performers at the next “A Circle Of Friends” songwriter showcase at Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St., Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 8:00 p.m.

Bootlegged – A 20-Year Retrospective is a montage of photos, videos, television appearances and interviews spanning the past 20 years of Leah's career. From her 1986 classical guitar performance at her father's memorial concert to her 2005 opening act performance for comedienne Suzanne Westenhoefer, this DVD compiles a well-rounded variety of delightful material that takes you through the many facets of Leah's experiences as a performer. The viewer accompanies her on her journey from her early days of performing primarily in the GLBT circuit to the latter years of her career performing on the Indie singer/songwriter scene.

The DVD begins with a photo montage underscored by her song "This Is Me" (from her 2004 Pretty on Thursday CD) which sets the tone for the woman you are about to meet. Again. In it the viewer is taken through a myriad of emotions through the honest telling of her songs and her self-deprecating humor. Among the tidbits you will find Leah performing in an empty café wearing a nun's veil superimposed with video clips from Toronto's Dykes on Bikes, a revised version of her song "I Wanna Be Wrong", and a performance of the as yet unreleased song "Safe Hands". There is also a chapter called "Extras" with random clips that didn't quite fit the main chapter. And you’ll recognize several Buffalo artists, musicians and media personalities in these clips.

The DVD was conceived and produced by Rochester artist Joy Argento. Her seamless and clever treatment of the material makes for a viewing experience that will surprise and entertain all viewers, even if they are not familiar with Leah's complete oeuvre. Before it was even released, the DVD won the distinction of "Favorite Film" at the 2006 Pride In The Arts Festival. Whether you've followed Leah's career from the beginning or have only recently become a fan, this DVD will entertain and move you from beginning to end. said this: “ Bootlegged proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that [Leah] has always had "it" and that it is we who are missing the boat, not vice versa.”

Here’s what one viewer had to say: "It was lovely to see the woman behind such a beautiful voice. Never has a singer evoked such powerful emotions within me!" -Selyna Malinky, author (United Kingdom)

For information on the Nietzsche’s show, call (716) 886-8539.

For additional information and photo images:
Guitarlily Music
1029 Summitville Dr.Webster, New York
14580(585) 322-2114 •

Friday, March 09, 2007


Lancaster, N.Y. (March 8, 2007) – Narnia The Musical, based on C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , will have six area performances March 30th – April 7th, 2007. The musical will be performed at Love Joy Gospel Church (5423 Genesee Street, in Lancaster, New York) on March 30th at 7pm and March 31st at 1pm and 7pm. Then the production will move to the Lancaster Opera House for performances on April 6th at 7pm and April 7th at 11am and 3pm.

Narnia The Musical will transport audiences into a unique, enchanted world filled with creatures and spirits of myth and fable. Produced by Love Joy Gospel Church, the production will feature members of Lancaster Presbyterian Church, as well as members of Love Joy. From the opening song, “Aslan’s On The Move,” to the joy of “You Can’t Imagine (How Beautiful It Was),” Narnia The Musical is a breathtaking experience not to be missed.

Tickets are $12 per adult, or $10 for seniors (over 55), students (college ID), or children under 12. Group discounts are available for groups over 30. Tickets are available online at or by calling 716-683-1776.

Artpark Announces Second Audition Call for 2007 Musical!

Ethnically-Diverse Cast Sought for Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA!

(Lewiston, NY) Artpark & Company, Inc. is announcing a second call for auditions to fill several prominent, ethnically-diverse roles for its August production of the blockbuster musical, Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA.

This round of auditions will be held on Thursday, March 22 from 4pm to 7pm at Musicalfare Theatre, located on the Daemen College campus at 4380 Main Street in Buffalo. A specific emphasis will be placed on auditions for ethnically-diverse male and female singers/dancers, as well as middle-age male singers/actors. An accompanist will be provided and it is recommended that actors bring sheet music.

An appointment is not mandatory but actors may call for one at (716) 754-9000 ext. 242.
There are NO CHILDREN'S AUDITIONS for this production.

Artpark remains one of the area's few highly-recognized performing arts centers to fully-produce all of its own theatrical shows, from casting to set design, to direction and choreography.

The Earl W. Brydges Artpark is being operated by Artpark & Company, Inc. for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation under a license agreement.

Upcoming Features:

Tina Marie Williams-- talented young female singer/songwriter/guitaristfrom West Seneca with quite a local following, releasing her new CD,"Acceptable," March 24th at Eastern Hills Wesleyan's Ground Zero Club andthen again at The Tralf in downtown Buffalo on April 21st Email Rich

Narnia the musical-- The Narnia movie was a hit; now it comes to life todelight WNY families, as a musical performed at both Love Joy GospelChurch in Lancaster AND The Lancaster Opera House March 30th-April 7th. Email Uta

Benefit concert- Christ Theatre Ministry has set up shop at SouthBuffalo's Harvest House, teaching kids all about "the stage" and what ittakes to mount a production; Musician John Schmitt, who grew up in SouthBuffalo but now lives in New York City, comes "home" to do a benefit concert March 30th at Harvest House to raise funds for Christ Theatre Ministry. Email Linda

Oh, Mary Don't You Weep musical play-- Imagine 6 strong black female singers singing the roof off a place in a musical play that deals withChrist's death and resurrection from multiple Mary perspectives, performed April 7th and 8th at the brand new Elim mega church in Buffalo(other cities would kill for a new church building like this!) PauletteD. Harris from the Paul Robeson Theater directs. Email Barb

--Tell them Mark Weber connected you


Featuring Rob Falgiano and The Pyramid Big Band
(722 Main St., Buffalo, NY)
7pm Doors / 8pm Show / 18+ $10 presale / $13.50 day of show Tickets available at all Ticketmaster locations, charge by phone 852-5000, New World Record, and online at

Come celebrate the classic American music of the Big Band Era, and its biggest star Frank Sinatra. Buffalo’s own Rob Falgiano (vocalist) and the 10-piece Pyramid Big Band invite you to an evening of listening and dancing to the most popular hits of “The Voice” from every decade of his career, including: New York, New York; That's Life; Summer Wind; I've Got You Under My Skin; Fly Me to the Moon; My Way; The Lady is a Tramp; The Way You Look Tonight; and many more!

With over 250 million records sold worldwide, Sinatra and his music remain hugely popular more than 70 years after his first recordings. (Note: there will be a dedicated dance floor for this performance.)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Upcoming events for Hollydaze

Hello All - Upcoming events for Hollydaze are as follows:

Friday 3/16/07 "Sock -Hop" @ Fairview High School, 7460 McCray Road Fairview, PA. TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM w'Brian Best performing an accoustic show follwing this show.
Tickets: $10.00. Info & tics contact Mark @ 1-800-723-0649. This event is a Fundraiser for Scholarships. Bring your dancing shoes & Rock N' Roll Attitudes......................

Saturday 3/24/07 "Spring Sock - Hop" @ Depew/Lancaster Moose Lodge 1605
5437 Broadway, Lancaster, NY. This event is sponsored by women of the Moose.(Fundraiser) Time: 8:00 - til Midnight. 50's Dress & Dance Contests. Tickets $20.00 perperson... INCLUDES: Draft Beer....Wine...Pop & Snacks...Kitchen open: Food by Carol Misnic......
For tickets & further info contact Cheryl @ (716) 684-4182 for reservations & tables.....For tickets & reserved seating @ Hollydaze Band tables contact Rich @ (716) 285-6704.
Bring those dancing shoes & your Rock N' Roll Attitudes.............

Just a reminder for the Apr 07 & May 07 shows for Brian Best w/National Acts, check out Harvey Robbins website @

The Hollydaze Dancer's will be dancing on stage @ the April 20th show in Rochester,NH.... Thanks for all your support!

Davey O. March Calendar

Hello to everyone!!!

Welcome to March, and hopefully, some signs of Spring will not be far behind :)

I have some news before I get to the live date listings. Via my MySpace site, I was asked to submit materials to 2 radio stations, and as a result I am now receiving airplay on Leith FM in Scotland on the Americana OK program, which is also broadcast in New Zealand on sister station Gold Rush 1440. In addition, Houston, TX based Outbound Music has added "Transformation Road" to it's online Americana and Country programming. In addition, you can also request 'Transformation Road" on WRPI 91.5 FM. Broadcasting out of Renssalaer Polytechnic Inst., this station covers the Capital Dstric, including Troy, and Albany, NY. If you live in the region, please request the song for the Mostly Folk show, with Howard Jack on Sundays at 6:00 PM. Request can be made by email, or phone, (518)-276-6248 OK...onto the schedule:

Sunday, March 4th, Flavour Cafe & Lounge, 228 4th St., Troy, NY, 3:00 PM

Saturday, March 10th, ACTS Performing Arts Center, 1470 Church St., Alden, NY, 8:00 PM, $3.00 cover

Thursday, March 15th, Ms. Kitty's, 948 Main St. at Allen, Buffalo, NY, 9:00 PM $3.00 cover, with opening act The Darin Trio (Nicole Hynes, Tim Baldwin, Katie Miller)

Sunday, March 25th, The Barking Spider Tavern, 11310 Juniper Rd., Cleveland, OH, 9:00 PM Early opening show at 7:00 by Dan Berick

Tuesday, March 27th, Niagara University, Lower Level, Gallagher Center, Lewiston, NY, 12:30 PM, Noon Tunes Concert Series

We are also working on a Philadelphia date for this month; as soon as it gets confirmed, I will let all of you know!!! Hope to see you all very soon...thanks so much for all of your support!!!

Be well, be happy, be safe....Davey O. Press Kit:
Request "Transformation Road" in regular rotation locally on WLKK FM, 107.7 The Lake,

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