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Ratt ‘Back for More’ in return to Buffalo

Ratt ‘Back for More’ in return to Buffalo

Thomas Tedesco, Culture Editor

December 15, 2019

Legendary 80’s rockers Ratt took the stage in Buffalo for the first time in 12 years on Thursday night. The performance was the first stop of their “Merry XXXMAS” leg of the 2019 “In Your Direction” tour. The near-full capacity crowd of the new and improved Showplace Theater provided just...

Counterparts performs in their second home

Counterparts performs in their second home

Bethany Clancy, Culture Editor

November 26, 2019

The Private Room 2.0 Tour hits Buffalo

2019: The year of reunions

2019: The year of reunions

Thomas Tedesco, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

Band reunions are not a rare occurrence in the music business, but when they do happen, they are very unique and celebrated events. In recent years, bands such as Guns ‘N Roses and Black Sabbath embarked on extensive reunion tours that saw the return of original members to the bands’ lineups after...

Critique: The Drowsy Chaperone

Critique: The Drowsy Chaperone

Natalie Maloy

November 19, 2019

It was 8 pm on November 12, 2019. The beginning of Act 1. The lights go out. The entire audience is waiting for the show to begin. But then we see as one light fades out one stays lit to the side. Then loud and clear we hear, “I. Hate. Theater!”- The man in the chair. Extremely ironic as he was sitting...

Review: The Drowsy Chaperone

Review: The Drowsy Chaperone

Jessica Stoddard

November 19, 2019

"The Drowsy Chaperone," the second show in Buffalo State College Theatre Department's season, is an entertaining, feel-good musical. Written by Bob Martin & Don McKellar (book) and Lisa Lambert & Greg Morrison (music and lyrics), it has the light and simple storyline of a classic Golden Age musical,...

The 1975 pull back on latest release

The 1975 pull back on latest release

Thomas Tedesco, Music Writer

November 12, 2019

A couple of months removed from their last single, The 1975 are back with yet another song that sounds distinctly different than the last. When the band released their previous single, “People,” it was met with controversy and seen by many as a 180-degree turn in musical direction. With their newest si...

At Wit’s End Review

At Wit’s End Review

Jessica Stoddard, Reporter

November 11, 2019

At Wit's End is a one-woman show full of wit and insight into the real-life of a housewife. Journalist and sister duo Allison and Margaret Engel have written a play that follows the life of Erma Bombeck (Pam Sherman), told by herself. Erma highlights the ups and downs of motherhood and her life in...

The Wonder Years wrap up third Halloween extravaganza

The Wonder Years wrap up third Halloween extravaganza

Bethany Clancy, Culture Editor

November 5, 2019

For the past two years, the pop-punk band The Wonder Years has been doing Halloween cover shows in their hometown of Philadelphia and other cities on the East Coast. This year, the band has done something a little differently. Instead of two or three cities, the band chose eight special cities around the...

“Cold Cuts”: The rise and fall of Buffalo State’s music publication

“Cold Cuts”: The rise and fall of Buffalo State’s music publication

Thomas Tedesco, Music Writer

October 29, 2019

It was in the year of 1972 when Gary Sperrazza enrolled at Buffalo State College and joined the student-published magazine, “Strait.” It was there that he began to write about pop and rock music. In 1973, the “Shakin’ Street Gazette” was born and the first issue was published that October in S...

Fitz and the Tantrums release new album with “All the Feels”

Fitz and the Tantrums release new album with “All the Feels”

Thomas Tedesco, Music Writer/Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Nearly three years after the release of their highly acclaimed self-titled album that included the smash hit song, “Handclap,” pop band Fitz and the Tantrums return with their newest studio effort aptly titled, “All the Feels.” Clocking in at slightly over fifty-two minutes with seventeen songs ma...

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