Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rage On The Stage / Battle Of The Bands

After a brief one year hiatus, Night-Life magazine is pleased to announce that Rage On The Stage is ready to roll. This year's battle of the bands event is being co-sponored by WWW.ALLWNYRADIO.COM and will be held at the Evening Star Concert Hall, 8810 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls, NY., every Thursday, starting September 24th!! With Kennedy CarPool, Theica, and If Paige Wins to kick off the event. All shows will begin at 8pm. All three bands will all play a 45 minute set that has to be mostly comprised of original music. Each band will be judged by Four Criteria. #1 - Musicianship; #2 - Stage Presence; #3 - Originality and #4 - Audience Participation. This is not a battle where bringing the most fans gets you an automatic win.

The Rage On The Stage will run for 13 straight weeks with semi-final rounds taking place in weeks #4, #8, #12. The Finals will take place on December 17, 2009 with the three semi-final winners and a wild card entry based on judges point totals. The grand prize will be awarded at The Finals. The first place winner will receive a recording package from Select Sound Recording Studio, 2315 Elmwood Ave. in Kenmore, NY (873-2717). The package consists of three days recording, editing, packaging, and production with a value of $2500.00. The CD will be sent out to major record labels, be played on WWW.ALLWNYRADIO.COM and receive a feature story in Night-Life Magazine. Second place is a $1000.00 Gift Certificate from a local music store, and the third place winner will receive $500 in merch prizes. Interested bands must be 18+ to play and sound and lights will be provided. To enter the contest email us at

The Niagara Music Forum is back by popular demand!

The Niagara Music Forum (NMF) is back by popular demand. For the 2nd year NMF will bring the music industry's best and brightest to Niagara. Check out the brand new website and register online to hear from industry experts who are at the top of their game, and connect with musicians and music industry professionals from across Ontario and New York.

· All registered attendees will receive the complete contact list of all attendees and speakers to help further build contacts and connections to other markets.
· There will be a lunch hour and the lunchroom will be opened for the NMF attendees to purchase lunch. A snack shop will also be opened during the course of the day.
· We will be hosting a social event for all attendees after the speakers present, so bring you're A game, business cards, etc.
· Ask a speaker a question on the website to ensure your question gets answered at the event on October 17th. See the "Speakers" section on the website to ask a question.
· Feel free to access anything in the "Media" section of the website to post on your Facebook, website or send to friends.
· Register today and secure your spot for the Music industry's most unique event: Niagara Music Forum: The Ultimate event to connect with musicians and music industry professionals.

See you there.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Gretchen Schulz/Doug Morgano Duo Dates

Monday, Sept 21, Gretchen and I will be at Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St.,doing the "Songwriter's Showcase", one set, starting at 9:00.

Wednesday, Sept 23, we will be at Sportsmen's, 326 Amherst St, starting at 8:30.

Friday, Sept 25, we are at The Lafayette Tap Room, 391 Washington St., for their "Happy Hour", 5:00 - 8:00.

Saturday, Sept 26, we are with the Ron Davis Trio, along with the great
Willie Schoellkopf, at The Rose Brook Golf Course, 12486 Beebe Rd., Silver Creek,
7:00 - 10:00.

Sunday, Sept 27, is our first appearance of the new season at The Glen
Park Tavern, 5507 Main St., Williamsville, (next to The Pancake House),
from 2:00 - 5:00.

Tuesday, Sept 29, is our first time at Double D's Queen City Grille, 1051
Sheridan Dr., Tonawanda, 8:00 - 11:00.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Saddle Up for Roswell Rides for a Cure

Champion rider and trainer will attend annual equestrian event to raise funds for Roswell Park
(Buffalo, NY) The fourth annual Saddle Up for Roswell event will again bring equestrian riders of all experience levels to Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center in Gasport, NY, on Saturday, September 19, 2009. This year’s event also will feature special guest Carol Kozlowski, a champion rider and trainer with 25 years of experience in advanced competition. As a nationally-ranked rider, candidate for the 1984 Olympic and 1985 Pan American games and accomplished coach, Kozlowski will lend her expertise and guidance to riders during the day’s competition.

Riders of all ages will compete in dressage, stadium jumping and cross country trials at the event as they raise funds in support of cancer research and patient care at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Participants have collected pledges from the community in support of the event, and many riders will carry the names of those they ride in honor or in memory of on their saddle pads.

The family- and spectator-friendly event will also feature a basket raffle, t-shirt sales and a refreshment stand.

“Saddle Up for Roswell has become a beloved tradition in the riding community and a great opportunity for people to get out and watch some exciting competitions for a good cause,” says event chairwoman Megan Gamin. “We encourage everyone—riders and spectators alike—to join us for this fun day in support of Roswell Park.”

Saddle Up for Roswell will take place at the Equestrian Center at 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road. For more information contact Sue Williams at (716) 772-2957. Additional details can be found at

To donate to Roswell Park Cancer Institute on behalf of this event, make checks payable to Roswell Park Cancer Institute and send to: Chestnut Ridge Equestrian Center, Saddle Up for Roswell, 7913 Chestnut Ridge Road, P.O. Box 372, Gasport, NY, 14067.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, founded in 1898, is the nation’s first cancer research, treatment and education center. The Institute was one of the first cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and remains the only facility with this designation in Upstate New York. RPCI is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers; maintains affiliate sites; and is a partner in national and international collaborative programs. For more information, visit RPCI’s website at, call 1-877-ASK-RPCI (1-877-275-7724) or e-mail

Friday, September 11, 2009


(Buffalo, NY) It‘s been 6 consecutive years, since Ida Goeckel, a local female musician and breast cancer survivor, started organizing the annual Female Musicians Fighting Breast Cancer music benefit. The 7th of these annual fundraising events is once again set to raise awareness and funds for Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Breast Care Center and Resource Center.

The event is to be held on Sunday, November 8, 2009, at Macaroon’s Nite Club (576 Dick Rd., Depew, N.Y..) Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with four area bands, featuring female members, donating their talent to perform starting at 2:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. This year’s performances will be another fine gathering of the best WNY area has to offer in each respective musical genre. They are: The easy listening sounds of Mystic Traversion, the uncharted fused waters of Whatsie, the best in country music from East of Eden, followed by WNY’s own answer to female fronted classic hard rock, Passionworks, as the headliner.

Prizes generously donated by local and national merchants will be raffled off throughout the show, with larger ticket items in a silent auction, as well as 50/50 splits run twice throughout the show. Admission to the benefit to witness all this talent under one roof will be just $10.00. There will be a cash bar and food to enhance the experience.

This unique fundraiser, sanctioned by the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation and Team Cure, donates 100% of the proceeds to Roswell Park’s Breast Care Clinic and Resource Center located at Elm and Carlton St. in Buffalo, N.Y. The mission of this benefit is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of breast cancer patients. The center provides patients with resources, research information, and treatment options related to breast cancer. In 2003, the program expanded its efforts to St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. Statistics now indicate that the older you get, the greater your risk for developing breast cancer. Chances increase from 1 in 233 for women up through their 30's to 1 in 8 up through age 85+. A smaller number of men are at risk as well. It is also the fifth leading cause of death in US women ( heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and respiratory disease exceed breast cancer). Approximately 40,000 women die each year from breast cancer. Many strides and advances have been made in both the early detection and subsequent treatment for breast cancer patients. Continued studies and research, just within the last 10-12 years, have greatly reduced the risk of recurrence and have given thousands of women and men diagnosed with breast cancer new hope for a bright future. New studies have also dispelled common myths or have had inconclusive cause and effect results. An example is the link between caffeine and breast cancer. To date, there is no evidence of such a link.

With greater concentration on pinpointing its cause and developing a cure, perhaps the next generation will no longer needlessly have to be concerned about the risk of breast cancer. In the meantime, it is important that those who have diagnosed receive the compassionate care and treatment that Roswell has to offer at its Breast Care Clinic, as well as arm themselves with the available up-to-date information at Roswell‘s Resource Center. The entire community is invited to support this worthy cause. For further information contact the F.M.F.B.C. benefit founder and organizer, Ms. Goeckel, at: and be sure to visit

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Free Songs from Test Tube Rhino

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Tuesday, September 01, 2009


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2009 (Buffalo, NY)--Join the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame for the release of its second compilation CD, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, at 8 p.m., at the Hard Rock Café – Niagara Falls, USA (333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls, NY – across from Niagara Falls State Park). The evening features live performances by Hall of Fame inductees The Headers, Gretchen Schultz with the Morvells, Joyryde, and Terry Sullivan. The all-ages event is free and open to the public.

The CD features songs by The Headers, Talas, Ed Bentley, Gretchen Schulz, Tommy Z, Taylor Made Jazz, Jim Ehinger, Terry Sullivan, The Morvells, Gurf Morflix, The Plimsouls (Peter Case), Willie Nile, Stan and the Ravens, Willie Haddath, Jim Whitford, and Joyryde. A number of the tunes by these Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Members offered on the Volume II CD are either versions of hits that have not been previously released on other CDs or they have been recorded especially for this CD. One example is “Rag Top” by the legendary Stan and the Ravens. This tune was recorded over 20 years ago and this CD is the only place it can be heard. “On The Road To Calvary” was recorded specifically for this CD by Willie Nile.

In addition, guests will be able to purchase the limited edition Buffalo Music Hall of Fame charity pin. Fifteen percent of the purchase price of each pin supports the community based program initiatives that are brought forth by the BMHOF.

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit corporation created for the cultural enhancement and enrichment of Buffalo and Western New York through the region’s musicians and music history. The BMHOF’s mission is to recognize, honor and preserve the history of the musical artistry that has contributed to the culture of Buffalo, NY and the United States. The BMHOF honors the achievements of the area artists who have created a musical legacy and educates the public about those achievements.

For more information contact Rick Mathews at or at 716-400-8934

Concert in the Church on Broadway

Saturday September 12th, 2009 - 7:00PM

St. Ann Church and Shrine
651 Broadway at Emslie
Buffalo, NY

Music by The Larry Salter Big Band

Tickets: $18.00 in advance / $20.00 day of

Advance Tickets call: 716.835.9020 OR 716.833.1536

Mail Check with Return Address by Sept. 1st 2009 to:

St. Ann Church and Shrine
P.O. Box 782
Buffalo, NY 14240

Also available at 10:00AM Mass, Sundays 9:15-11:30AM August Only


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2009 Quaker Arts Festival

The Quaker Arts Festival is scheduled to take place on Saturday and Sunday, September 19th and 20th, 2009. This festival which is one of the largest outdoor suburban arts and crafts festivals in the Southtowns area is held by the Orchard Park Jaycees in co-sponsorship with R.W. Publications are Each year, artists and craftsman numbering 250+ come together in Orchard Park to show off their most creative work in this juried show, which awards prize money totaling over $10,000 in a variety of categories on display at the show.

This very popular annual festival was first held over forty years ago by the Orchard Park Presbyterian Church, remaining on their property from 1961 to 1964, when it outgrew its location. In 1965, the Orchard Park Jaycees, a non-profit organization, assumed the duties of running the festival, and they are now into their fourth decade of coordinating, organizing, and presenting this premier arts and craft show. The Jaycees in turn use monies earned at the Festival to sponsor a variety of charitable events benefiting the Orchard Park community.

Located on the grounds of the Orchard Park Middle School Campus, at the corner of Route 20A and South Lincoln Avenue, the festival hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 20th, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 21st. Off site parking will be available at the casino area in Chestnut Ridge Park, where free shuttle buses will run back and forth to the craft show at half hour intervals each day.

In addition to the crafters, the pavilion on the school grounds will feature a full schedule of live entertainment both Saturday and Sunday. This year’s event will also feature a wide variety of food and beverages.

For more information on the Quaker Arts Festival, you can e-mail the Orchard Park Jaycees at, or call 716-667-ARTS (2787). If you are interested in displaying your arts or crafts at the Festival, you can also send a large envelope (#10), stamped and self-addressed to: Quaker Arts Festival, P.O. Box 202, Orchard Park, N.Y., 14127.

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