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LIVE: Goo Goo Dolls @ SPAC, 7/31/11

Friday, August 12th, 2011
Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls

Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls

In the darkness of the SPAC amphitheater stage, the first spotlights started to slowly flicker and rotate building momentum in sync with a loud, ominous, organ-like drone heralding the impending appearance of Buffalo’s favorite musical sons, the Goo Goo Dolls.

Bounding on to the stage in silhouette, the bandmembers took their positions and to the count of the pounding drum beat the stage exploded in a frenzy of lights and pulsing sound as bassist Robby Takac and guitar-wielding frontman-vocalist Johnny Rzeznik launched into the oh-so-befitting-for-the-evening, “Last Hot Night.”

What a difference from their early punk-rock days playing at 288 Lark…

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Jim Creeggan, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Jim Creggan

Jim Creeggan

“I think it was ‘2112’ by Rush.

Either that, or it was April Wine.”

Jim Creeggan and his Barenaked Ladies bandmates will step into the spotlight at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sunday to play 99.5 the River’s Summer Night Out along with the Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch and Parachute. Showtime is 6:30pm. Tix are $35, $45 and $55; lawn $20.

Ed Robertson, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Ed Robertson

Ed Robertson

“I think the first album that I ever bought with my own money was Kenny Rogers’ ‘Greatest Hits.’ Yes, it definitely was. On vinyl, of course.

I bought it at Zounds, this record store near my house, and right away I went home and learned ‘The Gambler’ and ‘Coward of the County.’ I was into country music.”

Ed Robertson and his bandmates in Barenaked Ladies will return to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sunday, sharing the stage with the Goo Goo Dolls, Michelle Branch and Parachute as part of 99.5 the River’s Summer Night Out. Showtime is 6:30pm, and tix are $35, $45 and $55; lawn $20.

Barenaked Ladies @ SPAC

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Barenaked LadiesCanadian pop-rockers Barenaked Ladies have been added to the bill for radio station 99.5 The River’s Summer Night Out at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Sunday, July 31. The show, which begins at 6:30pm, will also feature Michelle Branch, Parachute and headliners the Goo Goo Dolls. Tix are $35, $45, $55; lawn $20.

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