Thanksgiving Eve at Imagine Event Center.
When: Friday, Nov 23, 2018 9:00 PM (Doors open at 8:00 PM)
Ticket Price: $10.00 – $15.00
Door Time: 8:00 PM
Restrictions: 18 & over
Funktional Flow: Hailing from Buffalo, NY, Funktional Flow is a multi-genre quintet heavily rooted in rock and reggae, with a funk foundation. Over the past six years, the band has released three albums and played hundreds of shows throughout the Northeast and beyond. With the release of the newest album “Time Will Tell” on March 5th 2016, Flow is poised to take it to the next level and branch out nationally. Flow is heavily influenced by Sublime, Umphreys McGee, Moe, and Blind Melon but maintains a fresh, high energy sound that results in a diverse catalog of music.
Since the bands establishment in 2010, Funktional Flow has played notable music festivals such as Catskill Chill, The Great Blue Heron, A Bears Picnic, Buffalove Music Festival and Night Lights Music Festival. They also host their own festival, “Flow Fest”, at Woodlawn Beach located on the shores of Lake Erie, just outside of Buffalo, NY. Funktional Flow has shared the stage with many notable acts including; Warren Haynes, Railroad Earth, Rusted Root, New Riders of the Purple Sage and members of Little Feat. The Flow has succeeded in making a name for themselves throughout the North East and beyond; continuously earning recognition from musical publications. Recently the band was voted “Best Original Alternative Band” in Western New York. Also featured in Relix magazine’s “On the Rise” section and was a previous winner of the coveted Artvoice “Best of Buffalo” award. Dubbed a multi-genre monster, Funktional Flow is best experienced in its natural state, a live performance.
Special Guests: Kaleidoscope Sky will open!
Strange Music is pleased to announce Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour 2018 with Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Futuristic and Dizzy Wright. To make this tour extra special, for the first and only time ever, we’re offering a VIP package with over $500 in merchandise to go along with the artist Meet & Greet and a ticket to the show of your choice. This package also includes 4 VIP package exclusive Bou Lou merchandise items! Don’t let the chance to experience Tech’s Independent Grind Tour like a VIP pass you by. Keep in mind, there’s a limited number of VIP packages per show – so don’t wait to get yours! Head over to strangevip.com for more information and to select the show you want to attend – you’ll get an amazing package of VIP merchandise and an artist Meet & Greet. Click here and experience Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour 2018 in VIP style!
Featuring Strange Music artist(s) Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko
Local Support from Apache Chief
General Admission Tickets – http://thewestcotttheater.com/event.cfm?id=285223&cart
VIP Tickets – https://strangemusicinc.net/links/vip/2569
Ages – All
Doors Open Time – 7:00 PM
VIP Start Time – 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 24th: Workingman’s Dead (Grateful Dead Tribute) w/ Dave Ruch & Friends
-Doors: 7:00pm, show: 8:00pm
-Tickets: $10.00 advance, $15 day of -show.http://buffaloironworks.tunestub.com/event.cfm?cart&id=288640&fbclid=IwAR0-iCzaQnGbFZMPZJ5S3exLcAqv_hRY4MH7TYaHS4OQ-OZH-Cf3-PUgmgA
Workingman’s Dead returns to Buffalo Iron Works on Saturday, November 24 for their annual Thanksgiving Weekend celebration. Workingman’s Dead will be serving up two full sets of straight no chaser Grateful Dead music. Along for the ride this year is very special guests Dave Ruch & Friends. With a menu of Americana from Dylan, NRPS and the Band, to Paul Simon, New Orleans and “Shoobie Doobie” you never know what’s next up their sleeves!!! Doors open at 7pm. Music starts at 8pm. Pre-sale tickets $10 Day of show $15.
Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Tue, 8 May 2018 at 12:00 PM
Resale Presale : Mon, 16 Apr 2018 at 10:00 AM
Club Seating : Thu, 19 Apr 2018 at 08:00 PM
My One Buffalo Presale : Mon, 7 May 2018 at 12:00 PM
Sponsor Presale : Mon, 7 May 2018 at 10:00 AM
Sunday November 25th – The Marcus King Band w/ Special Guests
-Doors: 7:00pm, Show 8:00pm
-Tickets: $18 ADV/$22 DOS
About The Marcus King Band:
Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader. At only 20 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is evident throughout The Marcus King Band, the young phenom’s 2nd full-length LP and first for Fantasy Records.
Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls “soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock,” the album highlights King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts.
Raised in Greenville, South Carolina, King was brought up on the blues, playing shows as a pre-teen sideman with his father—bluesman Marvin King, who himself was the son of a regionally-known guitarist—before striking out on his own. Going beyond the sonic textures of his acclaimed 2015 debut album, Soul Insight; The Marcus King Bandbroadens his sound, touching upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana in the process. His band gets in on the action too, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Ever the multi-tasker, King bounces between several instruments, handling electric and acoustic guitar — as well as pedal and lap steel — while driving each track home with his soulful, incendiary voice.
Having spent the past year tirelessly playing ever-larger venues and festivals to a burgeoning fan base, The Marcus King Band was written on the road and recorded during a series of live takes at Carriage House Studios in Stamford, CT. The album captures the energy of the band’s blazing live show, as well as the talent of a rising young songwriter reaching well beyond his years.
“The majority of our songs are specific to situations I’ve lived,” King explains. “I write as a form of therapy, to release my emotions into a musical expression. I want people to know they’re not the only ones going through that pain. Music is the true healer. And when we perform, we want the audience to leave feeling as tired and as emotionally freed as we do. It’s all about getting the stress of the day off your chest. It’s like therapy.”
The Marcus King Band features Jack Ryan on drums and percussion, Stephen Campbell on bass, Matt Jennings on keys and organ, Dean Mitchell on saxophone, and Justin Johnson on trumpet, trombone and backing vocals. Joining the band on the new album are a number of mentors and collaborators, including Derek Trucks (who plays guitar on “Self-Hatred”).
No guest plays a bigger role than Warren Haynes, though. A longtime champion of King’s songwriting and guitar prowess, Haynes produced every track on The Marcus King Band (and contributed his trademark slide guitar on “Virginia”), expertly capturing the group’s live sound for a cohesive collection reflecting the band’s expansive explorations.
“Marcus is the first player I’ve heard since Derek Trucks to play with the maturity of a musician well beyond his age,” Haynes says. “He’s very much influenced by the blues, but also by jazz, rock, soul music, and any timeless genres of music. You can hear the influences, but it all comes through him in his own unique way. He has one of those voices that instantly draws you in, and his guitar playing is an extension of his voice and vice versa.”
A childhood introvert who leaned heavily on music as a way of expressing himself, King fills The Marcus King Bandwith a mix of biographical tunes and fictional story songs. “At the time I wrote ‘Self-Hatred,’ says King, “the girl I was seeing really hurt me. Broke my heart, took all of my insecurities and used them against me…she told me she hated herself for what she had said and done to me. I told her I knew exactly how it feels to hate yourself. ‘Self-Hatred’ is within you and me.”
“Devil’s Land” is loosely based on his grandfather, who worked on a farm during his younger years, while the story behind the track “Rita Is Gone” was inspired by the television show Dexter. Meanwhile, songs like “Guitar In My Hands” peek into King’s personal life — a life filled with highway mile markers, truck stops, and a nightly rotation of stages, all waiting to be filled with the sound of a genre-bending band on the rise.
“This album is a big melting pot of different kinds of music,” says King. “It’s the sound of everyone taking their own influences and collectively coming together as a group. We’re all really hungry to play, and we’re so passionate about this music. I want people to feel the same thing we feel — to leave the show feeling some sense of release. It’s almost like the show ends, and everyone can take a deep breath together.”
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Wednesday, November 28th – An Evening with Pink Talking Fish
-Doors: 8:00pm, Show: 9:00pm
-Tickets: $14 ADV/$18 DOS
About Pink Talking Fish:
Pink Talking Fish is a Hybrid Tribute-Fusion Act that takes the music from three of the world’s most beloved bands and creates a special treat for fans of the music.
Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish are all more than just bands… they are Phenomenons. Their creations have artistically inspired people and their mind-blowing live performances have brought people together to form a special sense of community around the love for their favorite band.
Although the music from each act is different, Pink Talking Fish has discovered that fusing the material together creates an amazing story. The epic emotion of Pink Floyd…. The funky, danceable layerings of The Talking Heads…. The multitude of styles, unique compositional structures and pure fun of Phish…. to merge these three into one gives music lovers a special experience.
Pink Talking Fish features Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar. This is a band created by musicians who love the music of these acts. It’s purpose is to heighten people’s passion for this music by creating something fresh and exciting for fans.
The band is currently crushing tour and making big moves in the summer festival scene including appearances at: Wanee Music Festival, Peach Festival, StrangeCreek Campout, Great North and more! They also are just coming off of 3 SOLD OUT #BakersDozen shows in NYC.
Discovering connections is part of the fun: Pink Floyd’s “On The Run” seamlessly fitting in the middle of the composition of Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself”. Perfectly placing Phish’s “Sand” into the groove of The Talking Head’s “Slippery People”. Segued collections from all three acts such as Run Like Hell > Making Flippy Floppy > Piper > Run Like Hell or Mike’s Song > Have A Cigar > Once In A Lifetime > Weekapaug Groove. These ideas are the spirit behind Pink Talking Fish.
The story is ever evolving. The experience is always exciting. Come join Pink Talking Fish for the ultimate fusion tribute and celebrate the love of this music in unique fashion.
Join Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz as he rings in the holiday season at his Annual Holiday Party at the Terrace Room at Statler City on November 29 from 5:00 – 7:00. Food, drink and great holiday cheer will be had by all.
•$99 per person
•$500 Bronze Sponsorship
•$1000 Silver Sponsorship
•$2500 Gold Sponsorship
•$5000 Platinum Sponsorship
To RSVP, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks may be made out to Friends of Mark Poloncarz and mailed to P.O. Box 87, Buffalo, NY 14201
Proceeds from the event will go to Mark Poloncarz’s political campaign: Friends of Mark Poloncarz.
7:00PM Doors | $15 adv | 16+ with ID
Thursday, November 29th
After Dark Presents
Big D and the Kids Table
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Tickets are available without online fees at After Dark (630 Elmwood Ave. | 716.893.2900) | Mon-Fri 10:30a–5:30p).
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