The Probables in Buffalo,NY!!
Friday September 28th 2018
The Sportsmen’s Tavern
326 Amherst Street
The Probables 9:30pm
presented by Blue Moon Management
The Probables Bio
The Probables are a feel-good, folk-grass band from the rolling hills of western New York. The band formed in March of 2016 and hit the ground running by releasing their first EP in July of the same year. Their dedication and passion for the music can be heard from deep within their original songs that are only one part of their repertoire. With traditional bluegrass and rock -n- roll roots, the group’s goal is to fuse Folk, Bluegrass, and Roots-Rock music to deliver a unique soul reaching sound to their listeners.The Probables consist of 5 members. Steve Johnson, lead singer, is the former front man of Big Leg Emma. Tom Hodges, the former lead guitar player from Big Leg Emma currently plays the mandolin and sings high harmonies, while Dylan Derby, formally of The Derbines is on stand-up Bass. Matt Gronquist, formerly of The Naked Apes, plays the accordion and fiddle while complimenting Steve and Tom’s vocals in a beautiful three part harmony,Corey Kertzie, the former drummer from Big Leg Emma completes the sound with fun, yet danceable flavor .The group’s distinctive name was decided upon during a booking exchange with the organizer of the annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman, NY. The band had not yet chosen a name when they expressed interest in making a debut at the annual festival. The organizer of the festival, responded, “I’ll probably book you, so I guess we should just call you ‘The Probables”. The rest is history.So much great music comes from the great state of New York that it can be a bit overwhelming sometimes to wade through all the new releases. The Probables broke though the stack for me and made an impression with their new EP The Home. They call it Folk grass and I tend to agree. Song writer and singer Steve Johnson gives us some great folk lyrics but I think Its Matt Gronquist on Accordion, Fiddle and Mandolin who crosses it over into that wonder blend of Bluegrass and Folk that makes this band a instant fave. The songs “I’m Home” and “Homeward Bound” were instant standouts for me and should be added to any Bluegrass or Folk radio rotation. Written by Angela Miakoda ” Roots Music Report”
Friday, September 28th – Iron Works 5-Year Anniversary Party with Workingman’s Dead (Grateful Dead Tribute)
-Doors: 8:00pm, show: 9:00pm
About Workingman’s Dead:
Grateful Dead music for deadheads, by deadheads. Your favorite local GD tribute band’s favorite local GD tribute band!
Mark Chamberlin – Bass
Mike Hogan – Guitar/Vocals
Doc Brown – Guitar/Vocals
Rick Ruhmel – Keys/Vocals
Justin Thyme – Drums
Rob Oishei- Drums
Chad Grant & Coming of RAGE Productions present
Buffalo Metal Fest 2018
doors at 11:00, bands start at 12:00
$15 at the door for 15 bands
Bands (in no particular order)
Post Mortal Possession
From The Hellmouth
Rip Open The Sky
Prepare for the Mindscan
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More sponsors and other info TBA
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Thu, 19 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM
Presale : Tue, 17 Jul 2018 at 10:00 AM
An evening of storytelling for adults, featuring Spin-a-Storytellers Craig Werner and Pat Feidner. Open Mic to follow the main performance.
International Superstar André Rieu and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra will return to KeyBank Center on September 29, 2018 at 8:00pm.
André Rieu is quite simply a musical phenomenon like no other. Each year his amazing live concerts attract more than 600,000 fans and outsell mega artists such as Bruno Mars, AC/DC and Rihanna in the Billboard’s Top 10. The iconic Dutch violinist, conductor and founder of the Johann Strauss Orchestra has sold a massive 40 million CDs and DVDs and notched 30 Number 1 chart positions. After the incredible success of his 2017 US tour, 2018 will bring André back to the United States and Canada in an 11- date arena tour.
On stage André’s incredible musical prowess, passion and charisma make for a magical spectacle. His romantic and fun shows are the only ones where people regularly jump to their feet and dance in the aisles. It’s not uncommon to see devoted American fans laughing, weeping, clapping, dancing and embracing when they listen to the beautiful waltzes, film scores, spirituals, musicals, folk songs and marches and André’s precious Stradivarius violin from 1732; his shows are a perfect mix of thrilling, romantic, festive and emotional melodies combined with surprises, balloons, beautiful soloists and of course André’s great sense of humor.
“I’m so excited to return to the USA and Canada in September.” says André Rieu. “People write to me, telling me that it takes them two weeks to get back to normal after one of our concerts. It is simply fantastic to feel this energy and joy every evening.”
André and his 60-piece Johann Strauss Orchestra (the largest private orchestra in the world) created a global revival in waltz music, staging spectacular extravaganzas which are second to none. André’s concerts are a feast not only for the ears but also the eyes! Having received over 500 Platinum Awards, three Classical Brit Awards for “Album of the Year” and billions of Youtube views, André is one of the biggest touring artists in the world. His album “Shall We Dance” is out on Decca Gold.
Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $113, $93, $73 and $53 (includes $4 facility fee) and can be purchased at the KeyBank Center Box Office, www.andrerieu.com, online at www.tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. No service charge applies at the KeyBank Center Box Office. Dates and times subject to change without notice.
Buygore University Tour
w/ GG Magree & Benda
@ Town Ballroom
$25 adv / $30 dos . 18+
Doors / Show 8pm . 18+
w/ special guests
Saturday September 29th – Amy Helm w/ The National Reserve
Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm – Tickets: $20 ADV/$25 DOS/$40 VIP – Ages: 18+
Amy Helm sought what she calls a “circular sound” for her new album. It’s a well-rounded one, one marked by streaks of Americana, country, blues, and gospel, and the kinds of four-part harmonies that can burst open a melody and close the loop of an octave. And sentimentally, it’s a sound that represents the feeling of community.
This Too Shall Light, due September 21st on Yep Roc Records, comprises 10 songs produced by Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Joe Henry. Helm left her home and comfort zone of Woodstock, NY, choosing to record in Los Angeles within the confines of just a four-day window. The musicians were directed not to overthink the songs, and Helm herself barely performed any of the selections while leading up to the recording. As a result, the sessions forced fast musical trust among the collaborators and yielded the vibrant instrumental improvisations heard throughout This Too Shall Light.
Although a profound songwriter herself, Helm and Henry jointly arranged a diverse collection of songs for the record, which range from Rod Stewart’s “Mandolin Wind” to Allen Toussaint’s “Freedom for the Stallion” and even the Milk Carton Kids’ “Michigan.” The title track in particular, written by Hiss Golden Messenger’s MC Taylor and Josh Kaufman (Josh Ritter, Bob Weir, Craig Finn), is a brilliant summation of the record’s sound and spirit. Seemingly a play on the old adage that “This too shall pass,” Helm’s voice veers from commanding to supplicating within a single soulful verse, as she manipulates that message so that light leads throughout even the darkest of times.
A lifelong musician and music-lover, Helm’s parents —The Band’s legendary drummer and singer Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus — guided her training and influences. She later became a founding member of the alt-country collective Ollabelle and served as a backing musician in her father’s Midnight Ramble Band. And on This Too Shall Light, Helm says that two songs in particular pay homage to Levon — “The Stones I Throw,” a song he released in 1965 with Levon and the Hawks, and the closing traditional number, an a cappella version of the hymnal “Gloryland,” which was passed from father to daughter.
While This Too Shall Light is only Helm’s second album under her own name, it serves as a comprehensive portrait covering her life’s journeys and recoveries; They’re the stories that, no matter where they take her, seem to end and begin in the same place like a circle.
Football, Food, and Fun[draiser]: A Tailgate for Clean Air
Sunday, September 30th, 2018: 12pm – 4:30pm
Tickets: $22 presale, $25 at the door
-Bocce Club Pizza and wings
-Two Great Lakes Brewing Company beers
-Specialty menu from Left Coast Taco at Buffalo Iron Works
-Specialty cocktails by Lockhouse Distillery & Bar
-Buffalo vs. Green Bay game on the big screen
-Best Zubaz competition
ALL proceeds for this event benefit Clean Air Coalition of WNY: Organizing for Health and Justice
See you on September 30th for this special fun[draiser]!!
Elissa turns 50(!) on September 25th and we’re having a party to celebrate! Mark your calendar for *September 30th* at Misuta Chow’s, 521 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14203.
Your first drink, light appetizers, and cake are on us. The semi-private party will be on the second floor, but guests will be able to walk around and enjoy the entire Japanese/Tokyo-style “barcade.”
(FYI: all the arcade games take quarters and there’s also an app you can download to pay.)
Street parking is available all around that area (including on Main St. itself, which is now open to car traffic, if you haven’t been downtown in awhile). It’s free on Sundays, and the Mohawk parking ramp is also close by.
Your presence is your gift. We really hope you’ll be able to join us! (Significant others – especially those not on Facebook or missed accidentally – and close friends are welcome.)
If you don’t know anything about Misuta Chow’s, here’s an article from the Buffalo News: