Continuing an annual tradition that honors Phish’s 1991 performance at Nietzsche’s on their rise to worldwide renown, three Buffalo bands will take to that same Allentown venue to pay tribute with four nonstop hours of Phish songs without any repeats.
This year’s tribute will feature some new players as well as guests who’ve performed at past editions – having dazzled in dabbling into Phish covers at prior shows, new kids on the scene Read more
Extending a tradition that has helped establish Larkinville as a unique entertainment destination, Holiday Live at Larkin is returning for a third year with even more fun added to the free event that supports the Food Bank of Western New York.
Set for Friday, December 5th, in Larkin Square, Holiday Live at Larkin will once again be headlined by a two-hour performance under the heated, covered boardwalk from Robot Holiday, the local collective known for original, nontraditional holiday music which has again recorded a new album full of songs, “Between the Snowflakes.” In a new twist this year, Read more
Building on the success of last month’s four-band bill and instrument donation drive for Music is Art at Nietzsche’s, The Good Hood returns this Saturday, November 22nd, with a wildly different lineup.
Note: MiA is seeking more volunteers for the evening shift of 6-10pm – to join, contact email@example.com
By Seamus Gallivan
As an admirer of Music is Art (MiA) and Robby Takac’s tireless commitment to Buffalo through it since covering and volunteering at the inaugural event in 2003, I’m honored to have been asked to curate a stage at the 12th annual festival this Saturday, September 13th, in beautiful Delaware Park. Arguably Buffalo’s greatest one-day cultural expression, MiA is a kaleidoscopic feast for the senses, and teaming with The Park School of Buffalo‘s Untitled Album club, we’re adding to its greatness as a family-friendly event by presenting an evening of young up-and-comers on the Kids Village stage, located near the Rose Garden on the southern end of the grounds. Here’s our lineup: Read more
Summer is still in swing in Larkinville, as Food Truck Tuesday rolls through October and two weeks remain for both Live at Larkin free Wednesday concerts and the Thursday Larkin Market – including an extra fun finale to the 14-week concert series in Larkin Square.
The series finale on Wednesday, September 17th (5-8:30pm), brings a new twist with Total Request Larkin, headlined by Buffalo lounge legend Read more
Some summer nights, it seems the entire community is outdoors with music in the air, which is wonderful…unless your business depends on people gathering indoors. In effort to beat back these “dog days” at indoor concert venues and support a dog-related cause in the process, a tenured team of Buffalo musicians who care about both are gathering for an indoor-outdoor benefit at one of their favorite places to play, the Sportsmens Tavern. Read more
Words, photo and video by Seamus Gallivan
Goodness gracious, our weekly dual band encores at Live at Larkin have been a blast! Here are videos of the past three for anyone who’s missed them or would like to relive the “magic” - official term explained below. The first is the most recent, when Jony James Band and Dive House Union united to create what in my opinion was the greatest musical moment in Larkin Square history to date, and certainly the loudest ovation we’ve heard there. Read more
By Seamus Gallivan
Tonight at the Sportsmens Tavern (326 Amherst St, 7pm), acclaimed Washington Post and former Buffalo News cartoonist Tom Toles will mark his annual homecoming by drumming with local Americana outfit The Outlyers and special guests such as Mary Ramsey and Pauline Digati in what he describes as, “a night of adventure and variety,” all for the benefit of Investigative Post (IP).