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Community Music School Benefit to Take on Twenties Theme with “Life is a Cabaret”

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By Erin M. Waite, Development Coordinator, Community Music School of Buffalo

Travel back to the Roaring Twenties with “Life Is A Cabaret,” a cabaret-style show and fundraiser in honor of the 90th birthdays of Andy Anselmo, “New York City’s voice coach to the stars,” and Community Music School of Buffalo!

The event, which will be held will be held at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 24th, in the Read moreRead more

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Just Announced: Herd Fest

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From Seamus Gallivan: Big ups to Buffablog for organizing this music festival, and thanks for inviting The Good Hood to join the fun – in addition to bringing a Music is Art instrument donation drive to the table, we’re gonna “bring the hammer down” with a jam-packed showcase lineup, to be announced in full in May – for now, enjoy a video tease below and check out all the other participants in the inaugural Herd Fest!

From Buffablog:

Spring has arrived in Buffalo, and just like that, things are on the up.  With summer in the city nearly here, we are happy to announce our next big party plans. Rather than do another stand alone showcase, we decided to be a bit more ambitious this time around.   Read moreRead more

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Second Annual BuffaLoveFest Set to Reign Over the Zoo

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The Buffalo Zoo has announced the lineup for their second annual BuffaLoveFest, an event featuring all things “Buffalo.”

The inaugural BuffaLoveFest in 2013 was such a success that Zoo officials have decided to make the event bigger and better in 2014.

“We had a lot more people attend last year than we expected,” said Katie Jordan, the Zoo’s Senior Events Coordinator. “To accommodate a larger crowd, this year’s event will have more than double the amount of food trucks we had last year.”

Other additions include a special beer from Flying Bison crafted exclusively for BuffaLoveFest, a Read moreRead more

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Announcing – Spring Your Soul with The Doyle Brothers, Benefiting Women & Children’s Hospital

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On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, Buffalo-born pop music group The Doyle Brothers will come home from New York City to present “Spring Your Soul,” a concert benefiting Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo and the Kiss Cares for Kids Radiothon. The event will serve as the launch of the Spring Your Soul Foundation (SYS), through which the Doyles plan to present regular concert events benefiting community causes.

The Spring Your Soul concert will be held at the Forvm in Amherst (4224 Maple Rd., 8pm), and feature The Doyle Brothers, fellow Buffalo native and NYC-based multi-instrumentalist John Schmitt,  and Buffalo jam quintet Little Mountain Band. Tickets are $10 Read moreRead more

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Announcing, Second Annual Live at O’Larkin

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As Live at O’Larkin turns two, a wise Irish saying rings true – “The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.”

In 2013, the inaugural Live at O’Larkin welcomed over 1,500 people to Larkin Square on the Friday before Buffalo’s St. Patrick’s Day parades, the free event making its case as a new holiday tradition with live music and dance befitting Irish-American tradition along with an array of food and drink.

This year, on Friday, March 14th, from 5-8pm, the second annual Live at O’Larkin adds to the tradition as some 15 food trucks Read moreRead more

The Hall family and their Sportsmens Tavern - (L-R) Jason, Jeff, parents Dwane & Denise, Jason - photo by Peter Sloane

Sportsmens Tavern to Launch Music Foundation – Fundraiser Tonight

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By Seamus Gallivan

In a 2012 promotional video for Woodstock and Ulster County, the late Americana music patriarch Levon Helm lauded his local scene by placing it alongside a few hotbeds that came to mind, saying, “I would think Woodstock is right in there with Austin, Texas; Nashville; Memphis; Buffalo, New York – real musical towns like that.” Read moreRead more

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Announcing, Tribute to Original Music – Bearhunter, 10 Cent Howl, Albrights & Astrid Young

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As part of a primary focus on presenting local original music, The Good Neighborhood is adding a new branch to its Tributaries series supporting Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper by offering with each tribute concert a follow-up event featuring the same headlining bands at the same venue, only this time performing their own original music.

This new branch of the Tributaries series brings back to Nietzsche’s on Saturday, January 18th (9pm, $5 cover, 21 & up), three acts which in December performed there as part of the 3rd annual Neil Young Tribute – Buffalo bands Bearhunter and Ten Cent Howl along with Astrid Young, Neil’s younger sister hailing from Picton, Ontario. Also on the bill is inaugural Young Tribute act The Albrights, which will perform acoustic intermission sets in the front room of the Allentown music club. Read moreRead more

The Wooten Brothers - Victor, Joseph, Roy aka "Futureman" and Regi

Wooten Brothers in Buffalo Tonight and Beyond – Interview with Joseph Wooten [VIDEOS]

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By Seamus Gallivan/photos from Joseph Wooten

When the four Nashville-based Wooten Brothers arrive in Buffalo today to play the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St, downtown, showtime 8pm, $34), they’ll bring more than just Grammys and a status as world-renowned aces of their respective instruments. Rooted in their unique family brand of funk and soul, brothers Victor, Roy aka Futureman, Regi and honorary Buffalonian Joseph bring a warm, nurturing vibe that transcends sound and shoots straight to the soul. To put it frankly and personally for the sake of making the point, I rarely listen to recordings of bass virtuoso Victor Wooten, but he has been for 16 years one of my favorite musicians to see live, so captivating are both his jaw-dropping playing and peaceful, easy demeanor.

These, of course, are common traits among the Wooten Brothers. Joseph, in particular, has displayed them in Buffalo at great length over the past four years while not on the road as keyboardist with the Steve Miller Band, after a one-off headlining gig at a now-defunct downtown venue led to regular visits to speak at schools and soak in the scene Read moreRead more

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