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Week in Review

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

RIP Marge

Week in Review

Sunday, June 11th, 2017
A fashion fundraiser for the Stage of Nations Festival was held at Dinosaur Bar-b-Que on Wednesday. The featured designer was Van Dyke Apparel.

A fashion fundraiser for the Stage of Nations Festival was held at Dinosaur Bar-b-Que on Wednesday. The featured designer was Van Dyke Apparel.

Couturier’s Collection

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
Here's a look from the Van Dyke Apparel Collection of Missy Hope on the runway at the Dinosaur BBQ (Fundraiser for The Stage of Nations Festival).

Here’s a look from the Van Dyke Apparel Collection of Missy Hope on the runway at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Fundraiser for The Stage of Nations Festival).

Rock & Roux

Friday, December 9th, 2016
Bill Wharton, aka the Sauce Boss, played his regular December gig at the Dinosaur on Thursday night.

Bill Wharton, aka the Sauce Boss, played his regular December gig at the Dinosaur on Thursday night.

Bill Wharton is a traveling man. For a quarter century he’s been coming to Syracuse (in December no less) to spread good cheer, play his music, and cook gumbo. Last night he nearly went into chef attack mode when someone tried to rush ingredients into his cooking pot. The Sauce Boss plays when it comes to the blues, but does not play when it comes to his gumbo apparently.

Cooler heads prevailed and the roux continued to simmer.

The Sauce Boss stirs things up on stage.

Stirring things up on stage.

Week in Review

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

Something Had to Give

Friday, November 4th, 2016
Ryan Connors

Ryan Connors led the Dynamo Crew

When saw first saw Nashville-based Dynamo at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Q. we couldn’t believe so many musicians could fit onto the cramped stage. The band featured two drummers (including SUNY Oswego grad Nate Felty), two guitars, two keyboardists, three horns, and smooth vocalist (Dain Ussery). On the surface, this was just supposed to be a tour stop on the way to Buffalo, but the band spent some time here working on an album at Sub-Cat Studios in September, so it quickly morphed into a half juke joint, half back yard party.

We talked with one concert-goer who said he’d heard so much hype about the band that he had to come see for himself. He said left his girlfriend home (she was sick) to catch the show.

And what a show it was. Sometime after 9 pm, the crowded stage also gave way to crowded tables and walkways (including waitstaff bobbing their heads as they squeezed through the crowd) as music thundered from the ceiling mounted speakers.  Dynamo’s blend of funk, jazz and hint of reggae) featured incredible musical interplay and solos showing off the incredible dexterity of Ryan Connors on keys. Not to be outdone, the tight horn section of  Andrew Golden (trumpet), Kevin Gatzke (sax) and home-girl Melissa Gardiner (trombone), put in some major work.  Meanwhile, the rhythm section conjured up memories of The Brand New Heavies.

Dynamo is a band’s band and you could tell by the generous contingent of musicians in the audience. One middle-aged fan danced for nearly entire show at stage right.

RJ Bracchitta

RJ Bracchitta opened the show

Next time we’d love to see the band play the larger performance venue upstairs at the Dino.

The show was originally scheduled to begin at 8 pm, and to his credit opener, RJ Bracchitta had a great set, including a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Sir Duke.”

For more information on Dynamo, click here. For info about RJ Bracchitta click here.

 

Back for Bar-b-que

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
Nate Felty and Dynamo gave off a funky aroma at the Dinosaur BBQ this evening.

Dynamo, with Syracuse’s Nate Felty on drums, gave off a funky aroma at the Dinosaur BBQ this evening. The Nashville-based band’s tour takes them to Oswego and Buffalo next.

Here’s Johnny

Sunday, August 21st, 2016
 Johnny Rawls played the Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester and Syracuse this week.

Johnny Rawls played the Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester and Syracuse this week.

Memphis Rub

Friday, July 8th, 2016
John Németh kicked-off  the NYS Blues Fest at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que last night. He started off  with gospel inflection and slowly simmered to some red-hot blues.

John Németh kicked-off the NYS Blues Fest at the Dinosaur Bar-B-Que last night. The Boise-born, Mempis-based vocalist started off with a gospel inflection, and slowly simmered toward some red-hot blues (using nearly a dozen different harmonicas during the set).

Dancehall Style

Saturday, March 28th, 2015
Brother Num brought the rub-a-dub vibe to the Dinosaur on Friday evening.

Brother Num brought the rub-a-dub vibe to the Dinosaur on Friday evening.

Shout-out to trombonist Melissa Gardiner for sending out a reminder about her sitting in with the reggae artist Brother Num.