Saturday, June 27, 2009


WHAT: Nyckel City presents its First BUFFALO MUSIC XPERIENCE. Come see a
variety of Buffalo musicians as they perform at the Town Ballroom on Main
Street. This concert is the first in a series in which we want to
diversify and encourage the Buffalo music scene. Spanning different
genres of music we are striving to bring a collaboration between Buffalo
musicians and Buffalo music audiences. Come join the fun, creativity, and
power of Nyckel City's First: BUFFALO MUSIC XPERIENCE.

DATE: July 10, 2009

TIME: 7pm doors (8pm show)

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

Edreys (
Displaced (
Summur Reign Revolution (
Off the Cuff (

$15 pre sale
$17 at the door

18 + with VALID ID

716 479 3880 and all locations as well (when it gets set up on the site)


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Roaming Buffaloes Partners with Kids Escaping Drugs for Blues, Brews, & BBQ

June 12, 2009 (Buffalo, NY) Roaming Buffaloes, Western New York’s Premiere Adventure and Social Networking Club, is hosting an event on July 17 called Blues, Brews, & BBQ to benefit Kids Escaping Drugs.

Roaming Buffaloes has partnered with Kids Escaping Drugs to give Western New Yorkers a night of food, friends, and music in order to get the community involved in supporting a special cause. Flying Bison Brewing Company will provide some of their signature brews and serve as the backdrop for the night’s festivities. The Jony James Band, voted best Blues act by Artvoice in 2006, 2007, 2008 is set to perform their characteristic Blues music. Barbecue will be provided by BW's Smokin' Barrels BBQ, and will feature a selection of chicken, pulled pork, and ribs.

Tickets include admission to the event, food, beer, and music and are purchased at for $25 each. A portion of each ticket price and the proceeds from a prize raffle go directly to Kids Escaping Drugs. Roaming Buffaloes is opening up Blues, Brews & BBQ to benefit Kids Escaping Drugs as an event to club members and non-members alike to give the public an opportunity to show their support. This is a 21+ event.

Roaming Buffaloes is an adventure and social networking club focusing on outdoor activities, day and weekend trips, social events, and family friendly events for Western New Yorkers. It was created to take advantage of Western New York’s best resource—its people. They are committed to helping people realize that Western New York is a great place to live, work, and play.

Roaming Buffaloes welcomes adults and families of all ages and backgrounds –married or single—all are welcome to join. Visit to view the full calendar of upcoming events and to become a member.

Blues, Brews & BBQ to benefit Kids Escaping Drugs
July 17th, 2009 from 6pm- 9pm
At Flying Bison Brewing Company
491 Ontario Street
Buffalo, NY 14207
Price: $25


Legendary Female Rocker Recruits Guitar Guru Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal for
Her Touring Band

Lita has added another dimension to her upcoming tour by enlisting
fellow guitar giant Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal to duty by playing in her
backing band.

“I’m really looking forward to getting out on the road with
Bumblefoot,” says Lita, who’ll break a 15-year touring hiatus with the
jaunt, which will be preceded by a slew of festival dates both in the
states and in Europe. “It only took a couple of practices before we
really connected -- and that hardly ever happens. I’ve played with
some terrific musicians, but this combination is really something

Lita should know something about the qualities that make a musician
special. Throughout a career that stretches back to her mid-‘70s work
with groundbreaking all-female punk pioneers The Runaways, she’s been
acknowledged as a masterful string-slinger by dedicated fans and peers
alike, with nods from the folks at The GRAMMY Awards and seven Metal
Edge Readers’ Choice Awards, among other kudos.

She opted to put that part of her life on hold in the mid-‘90s,
however, when she married fellow rocker Jim Gillette (best known for
his work in Nitro) and concentrated on raising sons James and Rocco.
The family went about as far from the glammy Hollywood rock lifestyle
as possible -- moving to a quiet Caribbean island where tending gardens
and fishing replaced headbanging and crafting guitar solos as pastimes.

“We’re at a point where we can take the kids out with us, and let them
be part of the action,” says Lita, who proudly points out that her sons
have never spent a night in the company of a nanny or a babysitter.
“My oldest is a really tough, cool kid. He’s 12 and he loves being a
roadie -- he’ll run across stage with my Gibson and work the place like
a total professional.”

Bumblefoot, of course, brings his own unique brand of professionalism
to the mix. After more than a decade of winning fans and influencing
players as a solo artist and session musician, the New Yorker bulldozed
his way into mainstream consciousness as the primary guitarist on Guns
‘N Roses’ Chinese Democracy -- a gig that didn’t get in the way of his
own prodigious release schedule, documented at

“I was so impressed by the different styles I heard from him,” says
Lita, by way of explaining her decision to team with Bumblefoot. “He
can be really heavy one minute and totally subtle the next. It gives
us an extra dimension.”

Lita and her band -- besides Bumblefoot, the crew includes Trixter
bassist PJ Farley, drummer Dennis Leeflang and keyboardist Michael T.
Ross -- will treat fans to an incendiary blend of classics from her
catalog and soon-to-be fan favorites from her loud ‘n’ lusty new album,
Wicked Wonderland, which is set for release this fall.

“Getting out on the road again is gonna be such a trip,” says Lita.
“It’s not like getting back on a bicycle -- it’s more like going back
to the gym and starting to really work out again after a long break.
But I’m definitely in shape and back up to lifting the heavy weights
again. It’s gonna be a blast for everyone.”

Jun. 26 - Bang Your Head!!! - Balingen, Germany
Jun. 27 - Gods of Metal - Milan, Italy
Jun. 30 - Rockwave - Athens, Greece
Jul. 03 - Summerfest - Milwaukee, WI
Jul. 04 - Bridgeview MusicFest - Bridgeview, IL
Jul. 17 - Monndance Jam - Walker, MN
Jul. 24 - Molson Canal Concert Series - Lockport, NY
Jul. 26 - Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
Aug. 03 - Buffalo Chip - Sturgis, SD
Aug. 22 - Rock Gone Wild - Algona, IA
Sep. 05 - Taste of Cleveland - Cleveland, OH

Friday, June 19, 2009


Buffalo, N.Y. (June 19, 2009) - Kingdom Bound Christian Music Festival will offer attendees great value for their money this August 2-5 at Darien Lake Theme Park Resort with over 80 inspiring concerts and seminars. Internationally-known, multi-platinum selling artists Salvador, Casting Crowns, Israel Houghton, and Newsboys will be nightly headliners at the park's open-air Performing Arts Center in Darien Center, New York, halfway between Buffalo and Rochester.

"Sunday night, August 2nd, Salvador will kick things off with a Latin-tinged 'praise party,' Monday night will be Casting Crowns featuring men and women in a band that will have everyone singing along, Israel Houghton's style brings together people from different races and ethnicities on Tuesday night, and Wednesday night's concert by Newsboys will be a rock show that's quite the spectacle, so I expect this year's Kingdom Bound will appeal to a very broad audience," says Mark Weber, of

Kingdom Bound, one of North America's largest and longest running events of its kind, typically attracts about 55,000 people from all over the United States and Canada for four days of faith, fun, and fellowship through concerts and seminars.

"This year, people are being extra careful with how they spend their money. For as little as $135 per person, Kingdom Bound attendees get access to Darien Lake's more than 40 rides and attractions including a water park, and more than 80 concerts and seminars, plus on-grounds accomodations for four nights," says Weber. "Staying on grounds for the entire festival is a great value for your vacation. Lots of people are dusting off their tents this summer because it's so affordable."

Kingdom Bound starts on Sunday evening, August 2, and continues through Wednesday evening, August 5, culminating in a concert by longtime festival favorite, the Newsboys. Other musical guests at this year's festival include Blues Counsel, Bluetree, Ceili Rain, DecembeRadio, Downhere, Elias, Everyday Sunday, Family Force 5, Fireflight, Francesca Battistelli, Hawk Nelson, Hello Kelly, Jason Upton, Laura Story, Lenny LeBlanc, Manafest, Manic Drive, Matt Maher, Matthew West, Mitch McVicker, Natalie Grant, New World Son, Paul Baloche, Phil Joel, Pillar, Relevant Worship, Red, Remedy Drive, Robin Mark, Sanctus Real, Since October, Skillet, Unspoken, and We As Human. Speakers will include: Wes Aarum, Keith Davis, Jerry Gillis, Bob Lenz, Ryan Loos, Justin Lookadoo, David Nasser, Dr. Matthew Sleeth, and Brett Ullman. In addition, this year's Kingdom Bound will feature an Urban Worship night on Sunday, along with several guest "Holy Hip-Hop" artists.

Kingdom Bound 2009 event or day pass tickets are now on sale, and include admission to the majority of Darien Lake's amusement park rides. Specially-priced "after 5pm" tickets are available for commuters. Campsite/RV/Hotel packages are also available. Call 800-461-4485 or visit today for more information, tickets, or reservations.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ride for Recovery

Ride for Recovery
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009

Gargoyle Park, Olean, NY
Registration 10am, bikes out at 11am
Driver $20, Passenger $10

The 80-mile ride will take participants on a scenic tour of Cattaraugus County beginning and ending at Gargoyle Park in Olean. This alcohol and drug free event is a fundraiser for the Council on Addiction Recovery Services: a not-for-profit organization serving Cattaraugus County for 35 years providing outpatient counseling, prevention services, and residential services for those affected by alcoholism and substance abuse as well as gambling treatment. There will be a flea market, a pig roast, children's activities, a health fair, and live music featuring Buffalo's Party Rock Band, the Strangers, Bird Swamp Bob and the Four-Point Bucks, and Seasons Change. The ride is $20 for a driver and $10 for a passenger. If registered before Sept. 1, the fee includes a T-shirt for each. After that date, T-shirts are on an availability basis or you will receive a $5 food coupon. Registration forms available at Vendors and event sponsors needed. Call 716-373-5202 ext. 521 or e-mail

LatinFest to debut in Hamburg July 11th

Buffalo, N.Y. (June 17, 2009) - The Buffalo area's newest summer festival, LatinFest, makes its debut July 11th, at 5pm. The event, which is free to the public and will feature free parking, food, dancing, live music, and kids' games/activities for teens, will take place on the grounds of the sprawling Wesleyan Church of Hamburg campus, located at 4999 McKinley Parkway, in Hamburg.

"I wanted to have a family-friendly, cultural event in the Southtowns," says event organizer Johnny Juarez, who is also an international recording artist. "This event is for everyone, and will feature a flag parade, so I encourage you to bring a flag representing your country of origin. It will be a great time for Western New Yorkers to come together for a nice night of fun, dining and dancing, Latin-style."

LatinFest will feature Spanish speakers, singers and recording artists. Whether or not you speak Spanish, you're welcome to come enjoy this "Spanglish" (English-Spanish) event, a first of its kind for Western New York. For more information, please call Vanessa Juarez at 716-649-6335 or email

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Griffin’s Sports Bar and Lou’s Family Restaurant in association with the Swiftwater Business Association present MUSIC ON MAIN. Music on Main is a family friendly street festival that will take place on Thursday evenings in the City Of Tonawanda. Every Thursday from June 18 to August 27 Main Street in Tonawanda from Young Street to Adam Street will be closed to traffic for a FREE outdoor concert. In addition to the areas hottest bands, the event will feature refreshments including hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, sausage, Beef On Weck, popcorn, ice cream, soft drinks, Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Coors and Coors Lights beer, along with FREE VIP parking for motorcycles inside the venue. Plenty of Free parking for cars.

This Thursday June 18th is The Michael Bly Band followed by Rip & The Bandogs June 25, Dave Viterna Band July 2, Dave Constantino Band July 9, Mother May I July 16, Bleeding Hearts July 30, Bareback Jack August 6, Willie Haddath Band August 13, Soul Barons August 20 and closes with the Boogie Monsters on August 30.

In the event of rain the shows will move inside Griffins Sports Bar @ 11 Main St. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Children With Diabetes.

Bring a lawn chair and your dancing shoes for the Hottest new event in the Tonawanda’s Music On Main- Thursday evenings on Main Street in Tonawanda! For more info contact Griffins @ 743-8878 or . Event produced by Starstruck Productions.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Bob James, Class of 2008 Inductee, has been a mainstay in our area for
helping many different charities in our area as well as having a diverse
career in activism, music, and education. We at the BMHF are proud to
be partnering with Bob in his planning of a series of events and programs
where the best of Buffalo can positively impact the brightest of Buffalo.
With help from the BMHF Members, Bob's program is one of tutoring
and mentoring talented and enthusiastic young people.

The first part of the journey kicks off on Monday June 22 when Tunes4Food
takes place on Niagara Square. The event which will be directly in front of
City Hall will be a 25 hour marathon of music during which the public
is asked to donate food that will be collected by the Food Bank of WNY.
Music starts at Noon on Monday, June 22, and continues non-stop until
Tuesday at 1pm.

We are looking for support from our Inducted Members. The following
slots have been held open for BMHF participation:

Monday 3:00 - 3:30 PM
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:00 AM
Tuesday 11:00 - 11:30 AM
Tuesday 11:30 - 12:00 Noon

This is a non-paying gig - there is a donated back-line so participation
would consist of walking up, plugging in, and performing. Single performers
or full bands are welcome. Contact Bob James at .

For more information, please go to . All the media
has been contacted and continuous media coverage is expected.

I can be reached at 716-400-8934 or at if you
have any questions.

Rick Mathews
Buffalo Music Hall of Fame

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Founders' Day June 14th at Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe is continuing its dedication to its “Love All, Serve All” mantra by honoring the men and women who serve and protect the public every day.

Flash your badge on June 14, 2009 and receive any HRC LEGENDARY BURGER for only 71 cents!

Enjoy a burger from Hard Rock’s Legendary Experience menu, which includes six delectable, grilled Certified Angus Beef burgers, hearty enough to satisfy anyone’s hunger(Legendary Burgers are normally priced at $13.95)

Hard Rock Summer Live Music Events!

June 5 – Free Music Friday @ 10 PM – 2 AM
Featuring: Rock Bottom

June 12 – Free Music Friday @ 10 PM – 2 AM
Featuring: The Stevie Project

June 13 - Hard Rock at the Falls Concert @ 5 PM (free outdoor concert)
Featuring: Donna the Buffalo, Charity Nuse & the Drive, A Potters Field

June 19 – Free Music Friday @ 10 PM – 2 AM
Featuring: The Todd Eberwine Band

June 26 – Free Music Friday @ 10 PM – 2 AM
Featuring: Thirteen Moons

July 10 - Free Music Friday @ 10 PM – 2 AM
Featuring: eXit!

July 11 – Hard Rock at the Falls Concert @ 5 PM (free outdoor concert)
Featuring: Sugar Ray, Parachute, Michael Tolcher,
and The Innocent Bystanders

July 17 - Free Music Friday @ 10 PM – 2 AM
Featuring: Bleeding Hearts

July 24 - Free Music Friday @ 10 PM – 2 AM
Featuring: Naughty Dawg

July 31 - Free Music Friday @ 10 PM – 2 AM
Featuring: The Todd Eberwine Band

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Allendale Rocks on June 13th and 14th

Music is Art and Theatre of Youth collaborate to bring you Allendale Rocks on June 13th and 14th!! Two days featuring 12 of Western New York's finest local bands across all genres. Located at Allendale Theatre $10 gets you in for a whole day of great music, $15 for both days!! Proceeds benefit Music is Art and T.O.Y. Here's the final schedule:

Saturday, June 13th
12:00pm Image Urban Arts
1:00pm Wenzday Atemz
2:00pm 6pHoot12(feat. Eric Crittenden & Tony Aversa of Salt Peter)
3:00pm Myron & the Id
4:00pm Abominable Killer Snowmen
5:00pm The Steam Donkeys

Sunday, June 14th
12:00pm Sleepless City
1:00pm Inlite
2:00pm Skiffle Minstrels
3:00pm Infinity Blues Project
4:00pm Dali's Ghost
5:00pm Type Relevant

The final line up is looking great!! BE there!!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Patsy Silver Sings Variety Show

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Benefit Concert for Bobby Jone

In his first concert appearance since his amazing recovery

Sunday June 7, 2009 at 7:00PM
The Tralf
622 Main Street Buffalo, NY

Advance Tickets $20.00 / At the Door $25.00

Charge by Phone 716-852-5000,, Tralf Box Office 716-852-2860

Special Guest:Colleen Williams, Bobby Militello, Doug Yeomans and Lo Blu Flame
And Featuring: The Bobby Jones Trio with Jim Kurzdorfer and Jeff Meister
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4th Annual Motorcycle Run

Please join us for our 4th Annual Motorcycle Run to Benefit the
Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund.

June 7, 2009
Registration at 10:00 a.m.

Bergholz Fire Hall
2470 Niagara Rd., Wheatfield
Registration Fees:
$15. for rider — $10. for passenger
Complementary coffee & doughnuts
Collectible T-Shirts & other giveaways

Join us for the “After Party” at
Porter on the Lake Park
Dietz Road, Porter, NY
Starting at 2:00 p.m.

Food, Beer, Vendors, The Buffalo Jills,
Featured Performers:
DJ: Dr. Rock
Local Band: EXIT

New this year - A Cruise Night!!!

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