Jony James is the first band to play in the Buffalo Dinosaur. That alone should tell you the respect that the Dinosaur has for Mr. James. Jony James has played both the Syracuse and Rochester Dinosaur Bar-B-Ques. Jony James is a guitar slinger and his band absolutely rocks the blues. Here is where to go for more info on the band.
Ben Kogan is a NYC musician who started making music as a teenager and hasn't stopped. The band’s hybrid Americana style has been described as “jamgrass” and Townes van Zandt-evoking folk. Their eclectic sound, steeped in Appalachian mountain music and the blues, takes its influences from Bill Monroe and Grateful Dead. The Ben Kogan Band provides a fresh take on traditional bluegrass compositions with soulful originals, pulsing bass lines, introspective lyrics and contagious melodies. Check them out here.
The Pale Green Stars is one of the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's favorite bands. Ask them what they play, you get “super high-throttle punkadelic pandemonium.” The band has smart lyrics, rocking music and a punk attitude. Here's where to find out more.
Robert "Freightrain" Parker, a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, leads this tight band as they blast out blues rock. Here's where to find more.
The fall leaves are dead and so is this entire weekend at the Dinosaur BBQ Buffalo! This lineup is great so we can't wait to hear what tunes they rip out!The Dead All Stars include: Todd Eberwine, Mark Hitchcock, Keith Lindner, and Kevin Kay.
Come jam with the band! Sign in to sit in with Mr. Monkey, our house band, or bring your band and take over the state! All levels of talent and experience welcome. Amps and drum kit provided.
John McConnell is a singer/songwriter from Oswego. His solo acoustic show has jazz, blues, folk, and funk. Here is where to find out more.
When it comes to the blues, Joe Beard is the real deal! He has four albums, including one with Ronnie Earl's band that won Offbeat Magazine's Blues Album of the Year in 1996. He was a friend of Rochester's Son House and has sat in with John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters. Here's what the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle says about Joe.
Brooklyn Soul Train is an eclectic and electric group of musicians! You ain't seen nothin' like them! From the days musicians could play and sing LIVE with no enhancements -- these guys are pure and authentic! Have a listen here.
American country music singer and former Nashville Star semi-finalist who leads a prominent unsigned touring act. Named one of Country Weekly Magazines “Top 10 Artists to watch in 2010" Sean Patrick McGraw has had quite the ride in the last two years. More info here.
GeriRig is a unique rock foursome, playing a cool mix of covers and originals — from alternative, to rock, to pop, to classic, and even some old standards. Based in Syracuse, N.Y.
Jessika Schreiber is a Buffalo, NY-based pop/rock vocalist. She is the lead singer of Jessika & The Feels, and can be seen singing with other numerous projects around WNY. More info here.
The Taint plays 90s alternative rock (Rage Against the Machine, Weezer, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc with some curveballs thrown in). The bands legendary live energetic shows have had more than their share of broken bones and taboos: “It’s is like watching a train wreck — You know it’s wrong but you just can’t avert your eyes!” The current line-up of killer players includes A.D. Zimmer (bass), Dave Kloch (guitar), Erik Welsh (drums) and John Akers (vocals).
The Longwood Jazz Project is a collection of Syracuse's top musicians drawn together as a creative outlet for contemporary and traditional jazz. More info here.
"Ampevene delivers a highly energetic, atmospheric environment, tearing the borders between every genre at their disposal. Ampevene continues to set the bar high for progressive rock throughout New York, keeping spectators on their heels from their improvisational clash of metal and jazz." - Karissa Doerr, NYS Music More info here!
Lisa Lee’s sultry, soulful voice with dusky blues tonality and silky sweetness sets her apart from the rest and it shows in her performances. Lisa performs a wide variety of popular hits from several decades, mixing a variety of musical genres including Classic Rock, Modern Country, Classic Country, Oldies, Blues, Ballads, Pop, Jazz and more. Learn more here.
Flannel Millennium will have you pulling out your old school duds and vamping your best slacker attitude to enjoy some of the best music ever!
Isreal Hagan has been the singer, bass player and leader of Syracuse R&B band Stroke for 29 years. In 2007, Hagan, 57, was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards Hall of Fame.
“Ghost Town Ramblers” Lou Kaplan and Kay Miracle take you to the edge of “Twang Town” with their all original Americana duo. Check them out here!
Join us for a Bluegrass Jam with Brendan Gosson of Steel Guapo and friends.
Dangerbyrd is: Alex Patrick - guitar and vocals, Alex Coté - guitar and vocals, Schuyler Skuse - bass, Trevor Lake - drums, Chris Coons - keyboard. Check them out here.
Feed your funk, soul, rock and blues appetite with the likes of Led Zeppelin, BB King, James Brown, Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers and originals. Like them on Facebook here.
Pub Rock band from Freienwil in Aargau, Switzerland. Check them out on Facebook.
Hanna PK and her band Hanna and the Blue Hearts. Hanna's music is hard to be put in one box, but the biggest foundation of her music comes from traditional blues, swing, and jazz. You may see her band rocking in Chicago blues and boogie style, you may see her collaborating with veteran jazz musicians as a jazz vocalist. You'll be in for a treat if you are an open-minded fan of straight-up blues and swing. More info here.
Rock with Teagan and the Tweeds, one of the best bands to come out of Rochester in recent years. The band rocks and Teagan is a songbird! Here's a taste. If you love live music and you haven't seen this band, get down to the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and check them out tonight!
Livingston Leo plays the blues. Here's where to have a listen and learn more.
“We’re gonna break out the hats and hooters” and celebrate the eccentric genius of one of rock’s favorite bands, as interpreted by CNY Songbirds Donna Colton, Maureen Henesey, and Joanna Jewett. The show also features musicians Kristopher Heels, Frank Neubert, Jim O’Mahony, Melissa Gardiner, Sam Paterelli, Jeff Stockham and Don Williams. The doors open at 4pm and the show starts at 5pm. We are not serving food upstairs, but you can grab an early dinner in the restaurant or order take-out and bring it on up. Buy tix here!
Nate Michaels is a musician raised in the Finger Lakes region in NY, with a wide range of music in my repertoire. Also a singer/songwriter in the country music genre. More info here!