By DANIEL J. KUSHNER AND FRANK DE BLASE The Rochester music scene is blessed with an abundance of individual artists and bands, in myriad genres, playing original music. But while those concerts dominate the concert calendars, it’s hard to ignore the creeping number of Facebook invites touting local “tribute shows.” These concerts, in which musicians…

by Mike Chaiken, The Bristol Observer On any given weekend across America, music fans will likely find a tribute band taking over the local nightclub. And on many theater stages across the country, groups playing note for note renditions of Pink Floyd, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and ABBA also will step through the curtain. There is…

If Adam Levine and his shirtless theatrics don’t interest middle-aged audiences of modern day, a band like Thunderstruck, pulsating AC/DC’s “Hells Bells” at an audience to teeth-jarring levels, can conjure feelings of youthful indulgence — mortgage and overtime be damned — if only just for an evening. And thus, tribute acts flock to Louisville venues,…