Tuesday, June 28, 2016
NIAGARA FALLS -- The Stolen and 2016 "The Voice" contestant Mike Shiavo will headline a July 10 show at the Evening Star Concert Hall.
The Stolen, a pop/rock band from Old Bridge, NJ, consists of of Dom Cuce on vocals, Rob Chiarappa on guitar and vocals, Kevin Smart on bass, and Mike Chiarappa on drums. The quartet formed in 2005 as neighborhood friends who began performing their favorite covers at shows and built quite a following from taking top hits and adding their own melodic twist.
They began writing and performing their own material in 2009, developing a devout following by touring the U.S. and Canada, opening for heavy-hitters Neon Trees and All American Rejects.
Following Adults, the band released “Chardonnay” an emotionally right tune released in 2015, produced by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer). The current tour promotes their latest offering, "I’m So Dead," co-produced by guitarist Rob Chiarappa and Mike Oettinger (Man Overboard, Transit) and mastered by Grammy-nominated German Mastering engineer Robin Schmidt (The 1975, The Black Keys, Mumford and Sons).
Mike Schiavo, aka Spots, a contestant on the 2016 season of The Voice, is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter raised in Colonia, NJ. His biggest inspiration is The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis Presley.
Schiavo's style of pop-rock has been stealing hearts all over the world through Youtube where his channel has received almost half a million views and is a member of the Awesomeness TV Network. Mike's music career quickly took off and now you can see him performing with numerous national acts. Mike's popularity, success, and talent are leading him to take over the music industry.
Watch Schiavo's Voice audition here: https://youtu.be/trXlLyH9iiY
Also playing on the bill will be local bands So Far So Good, Mom Said No, One Way to Nowhere, and Shane Archer Reed, among others. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the 18+ show. Pre-sale tickets are available online.
The bill is a presentation of For the Music Productions.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
BUFFALO -- For more than two decades, Lettuce have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. Now, on their fourth studio album "Crush," drummer Adam Deitch, guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno, bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, and trumpet player Eric Bloom deepen that sound by channeling the sonic freedom and infectious energy of their incendiary live show.
The follow-up to 2012’s "Fly," "Crush" finds Lettuce brilliantly infusing their psychedelic and hip-hop sensibilities into bass-heavy funk. With its spidery guitar work and hypnotic beats, “Phyllis” is a delicately sprawling epic that embodies what Deitch refers to as “a chill-hop vibe that’s kind of the flip-side of all that powerful uptempo funk that people might expect from us.” On “Get Greasy,” Lettuce give a nod to the groove-fueled EDM subgenre known as future funk, building off its highly danceable rhythm with a blissfully loose and horn-laced arrangement. And on “He Made a Woman Out of Me,” guest vocalist Alecia Chakour lends her bluesy growl to a scorching take on Bobbie Gentry’s 1970 country-soul classic.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 716-852 -2860.
Image courtesy LettuceFunk.com.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
All WNY Radio has been all-local for 24 hours a day, seven days a week for over 10 years now, airing thousands and thousands of musicians, live concerts, talk shows, the news and more.
The advent of All WNY News has lead to significant growth in listenership for All WNY Radio, but we're always looking for more -- listeners and artists alike. The current All WNY Radio playlist is comprised of 199 tracks from 72 different artists of all genres.
So bands (and solo artists), submit your latest MP3s and we'll get them on air -- not one hour a week on Sunday, but all day every day. It's what we do. And we're going to keep doing it for another 10 years.
If you have any questions, contact All WNY Radio program director Scott Leffler at email@example.com.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Friday, April 01, 2016
Our kickoff concert had three bands and "cheap beer," as the newspaper advertisement so proudly displayed.
Over the years, we've had a lot of bands -- and a lot of cheap beer. But one thing that has not changed is our commitment to the local music scene.
Leading up to the 10th anniversary, we've been busy on a pretty major undertaking -- a brand new companion website to AllWNYRadio.com. The all-new AllWNYNews.com aims to do the same thing for local news that AllWNYRadio.com has done for local music -- give it an outlet.
The sites are pretty deeply engrained into one another, as is the new AllWNYAwards.com, which will serve as the landing pad for the All WNY Music Awards, as well as another annual awards campaign, which we'll discuss more later.
But for now, check out All WNY News ... and let us know what you think.
- Scott Leffler
- The Man With the Plan