Buffalo Music and Events Calendar

Feb
13
Wed
Space Jesus: Temple of Noom Tour – Buffalo
Feb 13 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

MNM Presents

Temple of Noom Tour
Space Jesus
w/ Buku, Of The Trees, & Huxley Anne
Tue Feb 12 2019
at Town Ballroom

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SPACE JESUS
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Space Jesus is the feeling you get when you travel through a wormhole in a fresh pair of Jordans. Jasha Tull was born in New Jersey and raised on hip hop. With his alarm set to NYC’s Hot 97 throughout elementary school, Jasha started making beats at a young age, and created Space Jesus as a vessel to express his personal experiences through music.

With a focus on alien basslines, gangster beats, and future feels, the Spaceman imprints his signature sound onto each genre he graces. After building a reputation for his dynamic live performances, and with appearances EDC, Electric Forest, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and beyond under his belt, Space Jesus continues to explore the auditory universe in search of lower frequencies.

BUKU
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twitter.com/bukudatdude

OF THE TREES
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HUXLEY ANNE
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https://www.facebook.com/events/484863215356558/

Storytelling with Spin-a-Storytellers
Feb 13 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

An evening of stories old and new. Free, good will donations accepted.

https://www.facebook.com/events/620064835102742/

2019 Labatt Pond Hockey
Feb 13 @ 9:38 pm – 9:38 pm

BUFFALO POND HOCKEY KICKOFF
SIGN YOUR TEAM UP HERE
SIGN UP FOR THE VENDOR VILLAGE

The 2019 team registration will start at noon on Saturday November 10th, 2018.
(Team payment of $300 due at registration)
Welcome to the kickoff of the 12th annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament!
Labatt Blue and Buffalo RiverWorks are excited to announce that this year the tournament will be bigger than it’s ever been. There will be a single weekend tournament for players this year that will take place February 14th – February 17th, 2019.
Here are the highlights of the 2019 Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament:

The tournament games will take place on Friday through Sunday, with game starts 8am until 11pm all (3) days.
Playoffs will be played throughout Saturday and Sunday.
All teams should plan on playing during the day on Friday February 15th.
All teams will play on 2 of the 3 days of the event.

In addition to more hockey action this year, there will also be new activities that both players and fans can also enjoy throughout the week at Buffalo RiverWorks.

Skills Competition Thursday
Battle of the Bands
Labatt Blue Silo Tower Tours inside RiverWorks Brewery, Zip Lines & Silo Rock Climbing (weather permitting)
Urban ropes course (NEW)
Sabres Alumni appearances & Video Feed for Sabres game
Vendor Village

Dillon Francis
Feb 13 @ 9:38 pm – 9:38 pm

MNM Presents hosts
Dillon Francis 
w/ special guests tba
Saturday March 2, 2019
Buffalo Riverworks
Doors/Show 8pm . 16+ . $25-$40

Dillon Francis
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Excision: APEX 2019 Tour
Feb 13 @ 9:39 pm – 9:39 pm

MNM Presents
APEX 2019 Tour
Excision Ft. The Paradox
Squnto, Sullivan King, He$h
Sun March 10 at Buffalo RiverWorks
TICKETS ON SALE FRI NOV 16 AT 1PM
LIMITED FAN CLUBS — NOV 15 AT 1PM
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EXCISION
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Excision shows are like no other. A virtual apocalypse of twisting and morphing sounds turn massive crowds into a frenzy. Earth-shattering walls of bass relentlessly smash upon the bodies of headbanging fans around the world.
Hailing from Kelowna, British Columbia, Excision’s diverse skills as a DJ and producer constantly test the limits of electronic music with vastly different sets that encompass a full range of genres. The things you see and hear during the precious time you are engaged by Excision’s sounds will eclipse your mind for a lifetime.
With 10+ years of constant touring under his belt, two major music festivals to call his own in Bass Canyon (August – Washington) and Lost Lands (September – Ohio), multiple chart-topping hits and millions of screaming fans around the world, Excision has proven himself as the true champion of Bass Music.
Excision’s fourth full length studio album Apex (2018) adds another
groundbreaking achievement to his already staggering collection of original music, following up from Virus (2016), Codename X (2015) and X Rated (2011), plus countless singles, collabs, mixes and EPs over the last decade.
In recent years, Excision has elevated his personal brand to new realms: a curator, entrepreneur, tastemaker and world class musician all in one bass-heavy package. Whether it’s music production, curating music festivals or engaging with his fans, Excision brings constant innovation, attention to detail and relentless hard work to everything he does.
SQUNTO
soundcloud.com/squnto
facebook.com/squnto
twitter.com/squnto
youtube.com/user/sQuntoDubstep
instagram.com/djsqunto
Sullivan King
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facebook.com/SullivanKingMusic
instagram.com/SullivanKing/
instagram.com/SullivanKing/
HE$H
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facebook.com/heshdubz
instagram.com/heshmane/
twitter.com/theofficialhesh
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Thawfest 4
Feb 13 @ 9:39 pm – 9:39 pm

APRIL 5th 2019 – Buffalo RiverWorks
REG ADMISSION: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW
VIP ADMISSION: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW 
VIP + BREWERY TOUR: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW (Limited Availability)
This event will sell out so get your tickets before they are gone! More info at Thawfest.com

GRIZ – Ride The Waves Tour
Feb 13 @ 9:39 pm – 9:39 pm

MNM PRESENTS – GRIZ – RIDE WAVES TOUR – GRiZ W/ SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
THURSDAY MAY 9 – BUFFALO RIVERWORKS – 359 Ganson St. Buffalo NY
7pm . All Ages . $25-$149
GRiZ
mynameisgriz.com
facebook.com/mynameisGRiZ/
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instagram.com/griz/
To his friends and family, he goes by Grant Kwiecinski, the 28-year-old kid from north Detroit who grew up on a healthy diet of American funk, golden-age hip-hop, and dance music. To the rest of the world, his name is GRiZ, the Denver-based multifaceted artist who’s funkin’ up dance floors worldwide with his self-described “future funk” sound, which mixes electronic music with his fiery live saxophone, energetic funk, and sweeping electro-soul.
GRiZ has remained one of the leading independent artists in electronic music throughout the years, from his 2011 debut album to his breakout album Good Will Prevail (September 2016), which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Electronic chart and charted on the Billboard 200 chart—an impressive feat for a free release. GRiZ is now preparing to release his new album Ride Waves (self-released, out April 5, 2019). As his most creatively ambitious and most personal project to date, the 14-track album features collaborations with major artists like Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Matisyahu, DRAM, and Bootsy Collins and sees the producer taking his sound toward uncharted territories in hip-hop, pop, and dance music, all while keeping the funky GRiZ sound intact.
The album, which comes after GRiZ’s extended, eight-month-long social media blackout to refocus on personal self-discovery and his own artistic growth, is led by the double-single “It Gets Better,” featuring multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated rapper/singer DRAM, and “Can’t Get Enough,” the latter of which features GRiZ’s own vocals for the first time ever. Elsewhere, GRiZ enlists hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg and up-and-coming Chicago rapper/producer ProbCause on the funk-rap hybrid “My Friends and I Pt. 2”; hip-hop star and actor Wiz Khalifa on the uplifting soul track “Find My Own Way”; and reggae singer/rapper Matisyahu on “A New Day.”
A champion of the live electronic landscape, GRiZ’s live shows—which mix improvised saxophone, guitar, and vocals—have become massive draws around the world. In addition to mainstage performances at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands, as well as headlining sets at Electric Forest and Lightning in a Bottle, GRiZ has headlined and sold out the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver for four consecutive years and counting. He also debuted the 15-piece GRiZ Live Band at the iconic venue in 2017.
Outside of music, GRiZ dedicates his time and energy to his ongoing charity work and community activism. Via his annual run of GRiZMAS holiday shows at Detroit Masonic Temple, which has sold out every year since launching in 2014, and the coinciding 12 Days of GRiZMAS series, he has raised funds for music education programs within public schools across the greater Detroit area. Over the years, GRiZ has donated well over $100,000 as part of the GRiZMAS shows. In November 2018, GRiZ partnered with LGBTQ nonprofit organization It Gets Better, created by renowned writer Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller, to help raise $7,000 on Facebook alone on Giving Tuesday. GRiZ, who came out as gay via an open and personal blog post on Huffington Post during Pride Month (June) in 2017, is a vocal supporter and active member of the LGBTQ community. He will continue working with It Gets Better over the next year, with planned support around Pride Month 2019. The organization will also use GRiZ’s track “It Gets Better” as part of its educational videos.
Sax man. Producer. DJ. Musician. GRiZ is all of the above—and then some. But beyond everything, GRiZ is the shining force of positivity who’s here to teach the world how to do one thing: Show Love, Spread Love. It’s the driving mantra that’s come to define the core of everything GRiZ. “I’m just here to spread good vibes, my friends,” the jovial producer says. “It all comes down to spreading the good word and sharing the love.”www.mynameisgriz.com
W/ SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
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Feb
14
Thu
Buffalo Dead All Stars Reid/Reed Fest
Feb 14 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Dennis Jr Reed and Mike Reid join in the fun.

https://www.facebook.com/events/366066803951074/

Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop
Feb 14 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

7:00pm – 10:00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/637212476694048/

Galactic ft. Erica Falls w/ High and Mighty Brass Band – FEB 13
Feb 14 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Wednesday, February 13th – Galactic ft. Erica Falls Already Ready Already Tour w/ HIGH & MIGHTY BRASS BAND

-Doors: 7:00pm, show: 8:00pm
-Tickets: $29.50 ADV/$35 DOS
-Ages: 18+

The Big Easy in Buffalo 12th Annual Mardi Gras Jam

About Galactic:
It’s been more than 20 years since Ben Ellman, Robert Mercurio, Stanton Moore, Jeff Raines and Rich Vogel began exploring the seemingly limitless musical possibilities born out of their work together as Galactic. Since then, the seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.

A key part of that creative spark comes from the teamwork of Mercurio and Ellman, whose ever-evolving production and arranging skills helped usher the band into a new phase of studio work beginning with the loop-centric “Ruckus” in 2007. A series of albums focused around specific concepts like Carnival followed, as did collaborations with guests hailing from worlds outside the one Galactic calls its own.

On “Into the Deep,” the band members look within themselves instead, drawing inspiration from people and ideas that have long been close to their hearts – and, in turn, close to the development of their unique sound. Shot through with soul, funk, blues and rock, the result is an organic riff on elements of Galactic’s past, filtered through the lens of where they’re headed in 2015.

“I see this album as a kind of culmination of all of our collaborations or experiences, from [trombonist] Corey Henry to the people we met on the road, touring,” says Mercurio, referencing Ellman’s first full-time gig in New Orleans, which kicked off when Henry hired him into the Little Rascals Brass Band in 1989.

“The previous albums took us in the opposite direction,” Mercurio says. “We collaborated with rappers that we had never dealt with and even on the New Orleans tracks, we didn’t have working experience with most of those artists before the recordings.”

In contrast, “Into the Deep” contributors like JJ Grey, David Shaw and Maggie Koerner spent significant time touring with Galactic. A few years ago, Mavis Staples sat in with the band, all of whom are longtime fans of the legendary singer’s R&B-meets-gospel soul style. They caught up with Macy Gray when she performed a memorable concert at Tipitina’s where Ellman says he could see from the outset “how much she cares about the music.” And each of the players had also developed a deep appreciation for the Honorable South’s Charm Taylor, whose contribution, “Right On” was written specifically to suit her vibe.

“Quint Davis [the producer of] Jazz Fest always has a couple people he books at the festival that aren’t big names but that Quint knows are going to be super cool,” says Ellman. “That’s how we met Brushy One-String. We originally wanted to bring him in to do anything, just to see what would happen. But when we heard his song ‘Chicken in the Corn,’ we really wanted to do our version of it.”

In the end, he joined them on the road for over a month, collaborating with the band onstage at each show.

For the instrumental tracks, Galactic mined the interests and tastes they’ve cultivated together for years in New Orleans. “Buck 77” was written via improvisation, a long-standing cornerstone of their live shows. The funky bass line and tumbling guitar part on “Long Live the Borgne,” meanwhile, represents an updated, more composed take on some of the concepts that made early albums like “Coolin’ Off” so strong.

As for the opener “Soogar Doosie,” Ellman points out Galactic tends to record at least one track on each album that speaks to the band’s collective love of brass band music.

“We write [those songs] with the idea of how awesome it would be to hear the Rebirth going down doing the street in a second line playing one of our songs. We try to think of a real second line song that would get people slapping stop signs and dancing on cars,” he says.

The album, Ellman says “is all about people. It’s these connections we’ve made over 20 years. They’re people in our orbit that have come into our little world and affected us in some way.”

It’s also about how the individual musicians within Galactic have grown over time. When it comes to trying new approaches as players, producers, songwriters and arrangers, Ellman muses, “it’s an evolution.”

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