Friday, November 30, 2007

This Week With The Strangers

This week, Buffalo's Party Rock Band, THE STRANGERS officially rolls into the the Holiday Spirit...or should I say spirits!

Saturday night, Dec.1, we'll be deckin' the halls with a whole group of nurses at Salvatore's Italian Gardens for the Sisters' Hospital Nurses Xmas party...but we've got some great stuff "On Tap" for next weekend that you can all join us for....

Next Friday night, Dec. 7 at 9pm, we'll be takin' that holiday cheer back to The DOG POUND, at 2443 Union Rd. near French in West Seneca with a double holiday purpose, as we help the biggest dog of them all, our own Jerry Wendling, celebrate his birthday.....looks like it sure could be a night that Jerry crawls out to his van after a boatload (and we're not talking about his of "Team Drinks"....

Next Saturday night, Dec. 8 starting at 7pm, you can all dust off your favorite summertime beer tent mugs and take it indoors for a little "Off-season OTA's", as THE STRANGERS will be firing things up at the BELLEVUE FIRE HALL, 511 Como Park Blvd, in lovely Cheektovegas, NY for their Annual Xmas Beer Blast and Dancing Fest---just an all-around awesome shindig-----for only $15, you can suck down all the beer you can until 1am, and rock all night with Buffalo's Party Rock Band!!!

Coming up over the next few weeks with THE STRANGERS:

Fri, Dec 7 - THE DOG POUND, West Seneca 9pm (Jerry's Birthday)
Sat, Dec 8 - BELLEVUE FIRE CO. XMAS BASH, Cheektowaga---open to the public....$15 includes beer,and pop----you can bring your own booze and snacks, and groups of 10 can reserve tables
Sat, Dec 22 - DOG POUND XMAS PARTY, West Seneca 9pmSat, Dec 29---our annual Holiday visit to BALLOONS, Ellicottville 5pm

...and we'll be rollin' out the 2008 schedule in the next week or so....


As always, for the latest, check out

MITCH GAWRYS: lead vocals, bass....
3JOEL MARTIN: drums, vocals....
JERRY WENDLING: lead guitar, vocals, table climbing & bar walking"Cuban"
PETE GROCHOWSKI: vocals, guitar...
KEN "The Colander" GAVIN on keys, percussion, vocals, & all-around entertainment value!

Thanks again for all of your continuing support, and we hope to see you soon!!!

The Forming's Upcoming Schedule

Friday, December 7, 2007 - 9pm-1am
Gowanda Moose
201 Aldrich St, Gowanda
RockNo cover charge

Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 6pm-10pm
Alleghany Salamanca Casino
RockNo cover charge

Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 6pm-10pm
Seneca Niagara Casino
Club 101
RockNo cover charge

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Noel Niagara: Works by Niagara Composers

On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at 3 p.m., the Niagara Vocal Ensemble will showcase its remarkable range and quality of sound with engaging works of the season at the Concordia Lutheran Seminary Chapel at Brock University.

Under the direction of founding conductor, Dr. Harris Loewen, the 13 female voices of the Niagara Vocal Ensemble have gained a reputation as one of Niagara's leading vocal choirs. All works performed are written or arranged by Niagara composers, complimented with a number of lyrics by Niagara poet-lyricists - thus the title Noel Niagara: Works by Niagara Composers.
The program includes works by composers Anne Adams, Matthew Tran-Adams, Pnina (Penny) Blake, John Butler, Harris Loewen, Timothy Phelan, Laura Thomas, Ronald Tremain, as well as others. The character of the program ranges widely from sentimental to joyful, with works performed both a cappella and accompanied by local pianist, Lesley Kingham, and guitarist, John Kott.

This concert is part of the Brock University Choral Series, a relatively new series that has emerged over the last few years. Former semi-finalists in the CBC National Amateur Choir Competition and a regular guest ensemble in the Stratford Festival of Canada concert series, the Niagara Vocal Ensemble has been closely connected with the Choral Series and with Brock's Department of Music.

Such programs from the Department of Music are a key part of the School of Fine and Performing Arts' mandate to connect the community with the breadth of talent and creativity at Brock University.

Noel Niagara: Works by Niagara Composers will be held at Concordia Lutheran Seminary Chapel, Brock University, on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15, and are available at the Centre for the Arts Box Office, 905-688-5550, ext. 3257, or at the door.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Benefit for K.W. Brothers

4 P.M. Doors Open for what could be one of the Biggest Parties of the Year. Live Music All Day Long.Good Old Fashion Musicthat will get you in the mood for a Foot Stomping Party. In Memory of one one of The Best Road Houses that ever StoodK.W. Brothers in Springville N.Y. on Rt.39 and Morton Corners Roads. Live Music all Day Longby some of the Hotttest Acts Donating their Time and Skills. This Benefit will Help the Family defray the Costs of the Funeral.
Its the Reopening for one Day this Saturday of K.W.BROTHERS a real Road House. They Rocked the Southtowns for years.With Live Entertainment and a great time all the the Time.


Skinner Hollow with Jim Perry Acoustic, Electric Rock and Roll Ron "The Harp" Mendez sitting in with who knows who. Maybe a Solo but Stop out and see Robins Vision of the Place openingone more time like like Thundering Motorcycles Rolling down the Road just like the Old Days.You could hear them for miles. Coming around the Bend. Everyone will be there, Brought to you in Part by Cyber

Rain Man Dj from the STMC doing what he does best Spinning the Tunes.
The Grind, Good Hard Core Music.

Guitar Center Guitar Givaway Win a Brand New Yamaha Acoustic with a Whole Box Full of Goodies.

Jacobis will Give Away Two Gift Certificates for an awesome Dinner.

Jlg Disturbing will have T-Shirts all Sizes in memory of one great Guy and one Great Club K.W.Brothers Road House Saloon

$10.00 Admissions. Ox and Pig and all the Fixings. All Kinds of Food will be on hand. The Beer will be Flowing with a New Liqueur Licenseall Day and Night Long.

50 /50 Michelle Bantin, Julie Grazier and Ron Mendez are putting together this Incredible Event for Robin Kurtzworth. Hope to see everyone there.Don't forget your Old Friend Robin Kurtzworth. As K.W.Brothers comes to Life again. One more Time. One More Great Time. This Sat.the 24th of Nov. Call 592-9905 for more info., History in the Making. Don't Miss It.....

Monday, November 19, 2007

Polish American Journal Releases Polish Village Christmas, Vol. II

Over 500 Years of Tradition on One CD

BUFFALO, N.Y. - As a follow-up to its highly-successful 1994 release, "Polish Village Christmas", the Polish American Journal has released the second in its collection of favorite Polish American Christmas carols, "Polish Village Christmas, Vol. II".

This CD features performances by four Polka Music Hall of Fame artists: Lenny Gomulka, Mitch Biskup, Jackie Libera, and Mike Nowakowski; and award-winning musicians and vocalists John Bartley, Eddie Biegaj, Patricia Blust, John Jaworski, Kyle Kohan, Mark Kohan, Jim Kucharski, Joe Macielag, Robin Pegg, and Larry Trojak. (See Biographies below for more information on each artist).

Unlike the first Christmas CD, which reanimated some lost and obscure koledy (carols), the new recording contains nineteen favorite songs that form the book of standard Polish carols.

Since the Middle Ages, carols have been at the heart of the Polish Christmas. First known records of melodies and texts date back to the 15th and 16th centuries, some even earlier.

There are two distinct types of Polish carols: the koledy, or church carols; and pastoralki, folk songs also referred to as shepherd carols. Both are featured on the new recording.

Koledy, among the most beautiful and moving of Polish carols, can trace their origins largely to monks in cloisters. The hymn Aniol pasterzom mowil ("Shepherds Heard the Angels Say"), for example, is a Polish translation of a Latin carol.

Although both forms are religious in context, the pastoralki are based on lively rhythmic dance forms, such as the "Krakowiak" or the "Mazurka". These lively carols are suitable for family singing around a Christmas tree and at social gatherings such caroling from home to home or at Christmas plays and pageants. Imaginative, their lyrics relate the story of the Nativity through familiar surroundings. In pastoralki, shepherds are the first to greet Jesus, a Polish fiddler lulls the newborn Savior to sleep, and Bethlehem is a village in Poland.

In addition to church and folk origins, many others carols are based on verses and prayers written by Poland's great poets.

The first Christmas recording featured performers mainly from the Buffalo area. In addition to Western New York favorites Joe Macielag, Robin Pegg, and Mark and Kyle Kohan, this follow-up project is national in scope, adding vocalists and musicians from Chicago, Minneapolis, Toledo, and Ludlow, Mass.

This combination of talent and traditional material makes this CD a winner before the shrink-wrap is removed, said PAJ Polka Magazine editor Steve Litwin. Growing up with this music and these musicians adds to the spirit of the project; it's one I wholly recommend to all.

PVC II is available from the Polish American Journal, P.O. Box 328, Boston, NY 14025, on-line at, or by calling (800) 422-1275. The CD is $15.00 plus $6.95 for shipping and handling.

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Established in 1911, the Polish American Journal is the nation's largest independent monthly Polish American newspaper published in the English language. Each edition contains informative articles by award-winning writers in all fields of interest to Americans of Polish descent, including Book Reviews, Folklore, Religion, Sports, History, News from Poland, Genealogy, and more. A one-year (12 issues) subscription is $20.00.

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Polish Village Christmas Vol. II Biographies

John Bartley
John Bartley came to Buffalo from Detroit in 1974. Throughout Western New York, he has played a variety of venues, including classical concerts, strolling violin, and a ten-year stint as fiddler in the celebrated Happy Richie's Polka Band. Bartley's passionate performances always reveal a frank, instinctive commitment to the music. Bartley performed on the PAJ's Polish Village Christmas CD.

Eddie Biegaj
Toledo native Eddie Biegaj has been an entertainer ever since he picked up his first instrument in second grade. This gifted vocalist and musician and has earned himself and his bands recognition from every major polka organization, a Grammy nomination, and scores of awards and honors. The founder of the nationally-acclaimed Crusade, Biegaj has also performed with the Twilighters, Polka Peddlers, Troubadours, and Holy Toledo, and was a co-founder of Polka Motion. Whether in church as a cantor or behind a concertina at a polka festival, Biegaj's charisma is fueled by his dedication to his music, heritage, family and fans.

Patricia Blust
Patricia Kaminski Blust has been teaching instrumental strings at Frontier Middle School, Hamburg, N.Y., since 2000. She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Music Education from SUNY Potsdam and the Crane School of Music, and Masters degree in Music Education from SUNY at Fredonia. At Frontier Middle School, she is assistant director of the fiddle club and co-advisor of the Music Club. Blust teaches cello and viola privately, and has been manager of the Southtowns Youth Orchestra since 2003.

Mitch Biskup
Mitch Biskup was born in Montreal, Canada. After moving to the United States and while in his teens, he became a member of the original Golden Brass polka band in 1969. The name of the group was later changed to the New Brass with Biskup serving as musician, vocalist, composer and master-of-ceremonies. Numerous recordings were produced as the band performed at most of the outstanding festivals and polka events in the country. For his efforts in the Polka industry, Biskup was accorded the highest honor of being inducted into the International Polka Music Hall of Fame in 1995. Although semi-retired from the polka scene, he still enjoys involvement in charitable and promotional events that positively impact the preservation of polka music. His charm and ability to remember names along with his gift of handling a microphone is still remembered throughout the Polka field.

Lenny Gomulka
As of the year 2007, Lenny has been a professional musician for 45 years. From being inducted into the International Polka Music Hall of Fame he has received every Polka Music Award possible and has garnered 12-Grammy Nominations. Gomulka has functioned as a studio musician and is heard on more polka recordings than anyone in polka music. He is the proud dad of a beautiful daughter Gina and a little son Teddy who was affectionately named after his Grandpa Ted Gomulka. Lenny enjoys all different styles and types of polka music and is the originator of the Push-Style polka sound of which he coined the term decades ago. Gomulka has been titled the most respected musician in polka music today. More on Lenny can be found at

John Jaworski
In his thirty-plus years of performing, John Jaworski has sung, played, and recorded with such groups as the Keynotes, Chi-Town Express, Stas Golonka, Stas Bulanda, and several more from the Chicago area. His latest recording was as a member of the Three Polish Tenors on Chicago Records. One of his musical achievements of which he is most proud was an old-country style album on which he collaborated and performed with Chet Kowalkowski. It was chosen by the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. as a recording which best typifies the Polish folk genre. Jaworski retired from the profession of teaching in June of 2006 after 34 years of service. He became a new dziadzia in February of last year. His family has been his greatest influence in keeping this great musical tradition alive.

Kyle Kohan
Kyle Kohan is no stranger to polkas and Polish folk music. An instrumental music teacher, she studied Polish ethnography, becoming a specialist several years ago in the vast body of Oskar Kolberg's research. Kohan was a member of Buffalo's Steel City Brass for over 20 years and has performed on over a dozen recordings. A board member of the Erie County Music Educators Association, she is also director of the Boston Town Band, and has performed with numerous orchestras in and around Western New York.

Mark Kohan
Mark Kohan has been performing and recording polkas and Polish folk music for over 31 years, 29 of those as leader of the Steel City Brass. Through the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and private funding, he has served as project coordinator, producer, and guest artist for numerous workshops, publications, and recording sessions, including the Polkas For Children recordings. Inducted in the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2003, he is the recipient of numerous awards and honors for his work as a musician, journalist, and historian.

Jim Kucharski
Jim Kucharski has been playing upright bass and bass guitar in the polka business for 20 years. He has performed with many Chicago area polka bands through the years, including Stas Golonka, The Ampol-Aires, Freeze Dried, and many others. Jim is also Program Director of the Polka Jammer Network (, an up and coming Internet polka radio site. This CD mark's Jim's 25th album recording to date.

Jackie Libera
Jackie Libera has been performing for 37 years with among others Heavy Chicago, Bay State IV, Jackie Libera & the Classix, and Maestro's Men. He has played on over 20 recordings for these bands and others, two of them were Grammy nominated. Libera was inducted into the IPA Hall of Fame in 2003 and has been a polka radio DJ on WESO in Southbridge, Mass. for almost 40 years.

Joe Macielag
For over fifty years, the name of Joe Macielag has been synonymous with polka music in Western New York. The leader of the Pic-A-Polka Orchestra is perhaps best known for his television show that aired in Buffalo in the 1960s with polka legend Frank Wojnarowski. Macielag and the orchestra has performed across the United States and Canada. The bands three recordings are considered among the best Eastern style polka recordings to come out of Buffalo. He is a past five-term president of the Western New York Division of the Polish American Congress, Inc. (PAC) and presently is a National Director of the PAC. In addition, Macielag still serves as a founding Director of the American Polish Advisory Council, a Board member of the National Polish American-Jewish American Council, and numerous other professional, fraternal, and choral groups. He is a popular lecturer and guest speaker on Polish folk music and history.

Mike Nowakowski
Michael Nowakowski has been involved in the polka field for over 40 years. President and executive producer of the Sunshine Label, he was inducted into the Polka Music Hall of Fame in 2005. To Nowakowski's credit, the Sunshine label has had nine Grammy-nominated recordings to date. Nowakowski himself received a nomination in 2002 for his accordion work on Jerry Darlak & the Buffalo Touch bands album "Let the Good Times Roll" and again in 2003 with their album "Polkas in Black & White". Over the years, he has performed and recorded with such groups as the Modernaires, Dynatones, and Sunshine.

Robin Pegg
In 2008, Robin Pegg will observe his 40th year as a musician. He began his polka career in 1973 with Matt Wasielewski & the Polka Jets, then moved on to appear with such bands as the Trel-Tones, Invictas, Sounds, Dynatones, Big Steve & The Bellares, and most recently with PhoCus. He has had the pleasure of recording with Li Wally Jagiello, and has performed with such legendary artists as Marion Lush and Eddie Blazonczyk. He is the recipient of a Grammy award for his work on the recording "Walter Ostanek and Friends".

Pegg released two recordings of his own, "Me, Myself and I" and "Going Out In Style" which was the first CD ever released nationally by simulcast with 30 polka IJs, DJs, and promoters.

Professionally, he has worked over 21 years in the electronic security industry.

Larry Trojak
Larry Trojak is a Buffalo-born singer/songwriter who was active in the polka field from the late 1960s until moving to Minnesota in 1989. One of the founding members of the Dyna-Tones, he appeared on a number of that group's LPs and was one of the driving forces behind the groundbreaking LP Live Wire (Volumes I and II). Today he lives in Ham Lake, Minnesota with his wife Karen and daughters Natalie and Maryssa, heads up his own marketing communications company, and dabbles in the occasional polka project.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Loudon Wainwright III to appear at Tralf on December 4th

Highly acclaimed singer songwriter Loudon Wainwright III will make a rare Buffalo appearance at The Tralf on December 4th. Wainwright is out on the road in support of his latest release Strange Weirdos, music from and inspired by the movie Knocked Up starring Seth Rogan and Katherine Heigl. Best known for his hit song “Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road” he is much more than that. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including a regular stint on the TV show M.A.S.H. as Capt. Calvin Spaulding the singing surgeon and appearances in the movies Elizabethtown and Aviator to name a few.

Since 1970 Wainwright has managed to release over twenty albums of his own recordings and appeared on CD’s from Buffalo’s own Willie Nile and others. Johnny Cash covered Wainwright’s song “The Man Who Couldn’t Cry” for his American Recordings compact disc. He is also the husband of Suzy Roche from singing group The Roches and dad of singer songwriters Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. To get tickets for this not to be missed performance check out

Monday, November 12, 2007

Kingdom Bound's CityFest Celebrates 20th Year Nov. 17th

Buffalo, N.Y. (November 12, 2007) – CityFest, an annual day-long concert event taking place in downtown Buffalo, will celebrate its 20th anniversary this year with an entirely new line-up of artists and speakers on Saturday, November 17. To accommodate the hundreds of young people expected to attend, CityFest will take place from 1 – 9pm at the downtown Buffalo Christian Center, 512 Pearl St., in Buffalo, behind Studio Arena. Doors open at 12:30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

According to spokesman Mark Weber, of, CityFest is sponsored by Kingdom Bound Ministries of Williamsville. Kingdom Bound is best known for its annual Christian music festival held each August at Darien Lake.

“CityFest is kind of like Kingdom Bound for the city of Buffalo,” says Weber. “It's a chance for anyone and everyone to come out for a day of intense Gospel hip-hop and reggae music with an urban flavor. Best of all, it's free, so lots of families find it's a great way to spend time together in a family-friendly environment, listening to music with positive messages.”

CityFest will feature music from a variety of urban artists, including Dunamis, a Jamaican reggae artist; Imagen, a Puerto Rican reggaeton artist; Mahogany Jones, the Queen of Free-Style; Lil' Dre, a Floridian rapper; and Roxy, a 15-year-old hip-hop prodigy. The day will also feature speaker Moses Aguayo from Rochester.

Rapper Michael Peace, the event organizer, encourages everyone in Buffalo and its surrounding suburbs to check out CityFest, noting that it's “highly energetic and youthful.”

CD Release Party for Mike Criscione's new CD "Balance"

A CD release party will be held for Mike Criscione's new CD "Balance" on December 1st at 8:30PM. The event will take place at The Central Park Grill which is located at 2519 Main St. in Buffalo NY (836-9466). There will be a $4 cover charge at the door. Opening the show will be Rob Falgiano. Closing the event will be The Scott Helfrich Project.

"Two-time winner of "Best Original Guitarist" at the Buffalo Music Awards, Mike Criscione's tenure as a musician has taken him through a number of angular phases. In his unlikely evolution from progressive rock guitarist, to singer/songwriter, to the live looping artist, right angle turns have been the norm. No stranger to the Buffalo music scene, Criscione cut his teeth playing with a variety of western New York rock bands most notably the critically acclaimed Riley, winner of 1998's "Best Original Rock Band" at the Buffalo Music Awards. From 2000 until 2004, he was a regular fixture in the solo acoustic circuit, often employing live looping of multiple instruments.

His current recording, BALANCE, features Criscione performing on over ten different instruments. Completely self-recorded, mixed, and mastered in his newly designed project studio, this, his first solo release, was recorded over a two and half year period. It's title is in reference to the rather unorthodox manner in which the record was completed. The overwhelming majority of the time spent on this project was between 5:30am and 7:00am, early enough in the day to not interfere with his family and day job. The tracks on BALANCE cover an impressive array of styles interwoven within an acoustic/rock foundation. Not only do they resonate with the full spectrum of modern instrumentation, but also (at times) complete orchestral scores and world percussion."

Friday, November 09, 2007

Buffalo Musicians Against Autism to Release Second Annual Holiday CD!!!

On November 17th, BMAA will celebrate the release of their second annual Holiday CD, entitled My Favorite Gift is You, with a release party at the Central Park Grill at 2519 Main Street in Buffalo. There will be bands from the disc, tons of auctions with items generously donated by local organizations including Guitar Center, the Buffalo Sabres, and Yorkville Sound, manufacturer and distributor of Yorkville, Traynor, Apex, ART, and Alto brands. $7 gets you in the door, a copy of the CD, and your first drink free. Additionally, there will be 30 cent wings all night and music by bands from the CD including The Viva Noir, John Moore (from 53 Days), Melissa Kate, Middleman, CrashPulse, and The Transonics.

Other bands featured on the disc include Taylor Made Jazz, Scott Celani, Kenny Berry, Matt Surowiec and the Tricentennial Band, Glenn Colton, and so many others! (19 songs in all!!!) Last year’s CD sold out, and this year’s promises to do the same! CDs will also be available at all Record Theaters, New World Record at their new Delaware location, and the new Barnes and Noble on Transit.

1 in a 150

These are the chances that a child born today will be affected by Autism, a complex neurobiological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. It is part of a group of disorders known as autism spectrum disorders (ASD) occurring in all racial, ethnic, and social groups and four times more likely to strike boys than girls. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended that all toddlers be screened twice before their second birthday.
In its mildest form, it impairs a person's ability to communicate and relate to others. At its worst, it can be totally debilitating, leaving the person incapable of relating to the world around them and shut off from the people who love them the most. While there is no cure, there are excellent programs in Western New York whose goals are to bring those affected back to the world.

Buffalo Musicians Against Autism was begun to help these programs reach that goal.

All proceeds from the show and sale of the CD and the benefit show will go to Autistic Services of WNY, The WNY Chapter of the Autism Society of America, Summit Educational Resources, and the Niagara BOCES Autism Program.

For more information, go to or phone 284-2503.

Gospel Music Minute to debut on WUFO 1080 AM this Monday

Buffalo, N.Y. (November 9, 2007) – The Gospel Music Minute update, a locally-produced, 3-minute spot, will begin airing twice daily on Buffalo's WUFO 1080 AM this Monday, November 12. Produced by's Mark Weber and WUFO's Duane Price, the Gospel Music Minute update will bring area listeners news about music artists and events from both a local and national perspective. Updates will air weekdays at 8:35 a.m. and 4:35 p.m. on the station.

The Gospel Music Minute is the brainchild of local Christian events promoter Mark Weber, who runs both, a regional site detailing Christian and family-friendly events in Toronto, Buffalo, and Rochester, and, a popular, internationally-known site with music news, reviews, and interviews covering a wide variety of artists and genres.

“I attended the recent Christian Heritage Festival at the Buffalo Christian Center downtown, and met some executives from WUFO who were impressed with my musical knowledge and pleasant demeanor,” says Weber. “They asked me to visit their station, and I suggested to them that I could share Gospel music news with their listeners. They loved the idea, so it's a go. WUFO has welcomed me with open arms.”

Weber, who is white, is unique because he's on a station with an almost exclusively black staff and listening audience.“

One of the things I aim to do is to help build bridges between whites, blacks, and people of all colors and ethnicities here in the Buffalo area,” says Weber. “And music is something that connects and can help unite us all, so I see my being at WUFO as a chance to help network together lots of different people, while informing them about artists worth listening to and events worth attending.”

WUFO 1080 AM is owned by Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation of Pittsburgh. The station is currently celebrating 45 years of continuous operation in the Buffalo area.

Gretchen Schulz and Doug Morgano performing a duo at The Sportsmen's Tavern

Gretchen Schulz and Doug Morgano will be stepping out as a duo on Wednesday November 24th for a 7:30 show at The Sportsmen’s on Amherst St. They will be performing original material along with some jazz standards and a few surprises for your entertainment. Maybe Doug will perform his killer version of “Stairway to Heaven” if you ask him nicely. Okay that ain’t gonna happen but you still have nothing better to do on a Wednesday night. Plus the early start time will have you home and tucked into bed early. Info at


Local Buffalo artist gaining national attention

FUSE TV, the premier cable music video channel for rock, alternative, punk, hardcore, emo, and indie music has teamed up with BODOG Music, the record company owned by BODOG Entertainment Group to sponsor FUSE TV’s BODOG Battle of the Bands, the reality TV show that scours the nation looking for America’s next big unsigned rock band.

Adam Zadok, (pronounced zâ-dock) the up-and-coming Buffalo based singer/songwriter who fronts a full rock band, beat out thousands of submissions nationwide to compete in the first round of the BODOG Battle of the Bands. On October 14th, the first round saw the band capture the attention of fans and judges alike propelling them to the semi-final round to be held at Cleveland’s legendary Peabody’s Concert Club on November 27th, 2007.

An accomplished acoustic performer, Adam has transformed his acoustic material into high energy rock songs. This hybrid of melody driven, power pop has propelled Adam and company into the modern rock genre. The comparison of the band’s refreshing new sound can best be described as Matthew Sweet meets the Foo Fighters.

Thousands of bands throughout the country will vie for the BODOG $1 million record deal, each having to succeed at a series of elimination rounds showcasing their music in front of local fans and a panel of 3 discriminating judges. Subsequent showcase rounds occur in different US cities culminating with the final 10 bands appearing on the popular reality TV show. In late November, destiny will bring Adam Zadok’s world face to face with a national audience in Cleveland, Ohio.

National exposure couldn’t happen at a better time for the band. Adam’s latest CD entitled “State of the Union” is receiving airplay at over 150 radio stations throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, including Buffalo’s own WEDG 103.3 and 107.7 The Lake.
In addition to the BODOG opportunity, MTV has licensed Adam’s music for future show productions. Based on the strength of the song, "Struck Out," the second track off “State of the Union,” MTV producers realized the potential of the power pop song and added it to the current season of their popular reality TV dating show, “NEXT.”


Buffalo, N.Y. (November 7, 2007) — Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church expects to fill its 2,200 seats when the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) visits for a 6pm concert on Sunday, December 2. The annual Christmas concert event will be held at Eastern Hills’ main campus, 8445 Greiner Rd., in Clarence/Williamsville, New York. Conducted by Paul Ferington, the BPO will feature excerpts from Hansel and Gretel, “Skaters' Waltz,” “Sabre Dance,” “A Gospel Christmas,” “Bellringer’s Holiday,” and “Sleigh Ride.” In addition, Greater Buffalo Youth Ballet, the Buffalo Juggling Club, and various soloists will make guest appearances. The concert will end with a Christmas sing-a-long.

"The Buffalo Philharmonic always looks forward to its visit at the Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church,” says Paul Ferington, BPO conductor for this special concert. “Not only is the sanctuary a marvelous place to perform, but the warmth and friendship of the church’s fellowship are so reflective of the true reason for the season."

Tickets for the BPO concert are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, and are available at Bender’s (Clarence) and Life Resources (Amherst), or from the Eastern Hills Box Office at 716-688-7165. For more information, please visit

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Naughty Dawg's Upcoming Dates

Friday, Nov 9th - 10PM - 2 AM
Classic Rock
25 West Main Street
Lockport, NY - 433-1227

Saturday, Nov 10th - 9:30PM - 1:30AM
Classic Rock
Ellicott Manor
16 Ellicott Place
Lancaster NY - 681-6183

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