Buffalo Music and Events Calendar

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.”

https://www.facebook.com/events/647058565689241/

Feb
15
Fri
John Hoy Live At 189 Public House
Feb 15 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Live solo acoustic guitar

https://www.facebook.com/events/2591094667573414/

Eat, Drink, and be Messy | Valentine’s Day
Feb 15 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Forget a dozen roses, get a dozen ribs!

Join us for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s “Eat, Drink, and be Messy” Valentine’s Day affair. We’re celebrating Single Awareness Day with those more interested in satisfying their thirst & hunger instead of their hearts.

Scrap manners for saucy barbecue dishes and anti-love themed drinks like the “Thirst Trap” (margarita) or “A Stiff One” (1 or 2 finger-pour select spirits).

Order any 5 of our featured drink specials and get a little surprise from us! PLUS anyone who orders the “Lyft Home Alone” (White Lightning Lemonade) will receive 50% off to new or existing users who take a Lyft home from Dino.

*Must be 21 & over to participate

#DinoLove #EatDrinkandBeMessy #SingleAwarenessDay

https://www.facebook.com/events/502096873651709/

Eat, Drink, and be Messy at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Feb 15 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Forget a dozen roses, get a dozen ribs! 🍖

Join us for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que’s “Eat, Drink, and be Messy” Valentine’s Day affair. We’re celebrating Single Awareness Day with those more interested in satisfying their thirst & hunger instead of their hearts. 💔🔥

Scrap manners for saucy barbecue dishes and anti-love themed drinks like the “Thirst Trap” (margarita) or “A Stiff One” (1 or 2 finger-pour select spirits).

Order any 5 of our featured drink specials and get a little surprise from us! PLUS anyone who orders the “Lyft Home Alone” (White Lightning Lemonade) will receive 50% off to new or existing users who take a Lyft home from Dino.

To find out more about your Dino, please visit https://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/locations/.

*Must be 21 & over to participate

#DinoLove #EatDrinkandBeMessy #SingleAwarenessDay

https://www.facebook.com/events/2184639741795556/

Feb
16
Sat
Adoption Event
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Adoption Event @ Treats Unleashed | Amherst | NY | United States

Come an meet “Precious” who is looking for some love.

Free Screenings on Presidents’ Day Weekend
Feb 16 @ 11:30 am – Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm
Free Screenings on Presidents' Day Weekend @ North Park Theatre | Buffalo | NY | United States

This Presidents’ Day Weekend, The Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center is proud to sponsor two FREE documentary screenings:

CHISHOLM ’72: UNBOUGHT AND UNBOSSED (2004)
11:30 am Saturday, February 16th

**WINNER of the 2006 George Foster Peabody Award**

Recalling a watershed event in US politics, this compelling documentary takes an in-depth look at the 1972 presidential campaign of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman elected to Congress and the first to seek nomination for the highest office in the land.

THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN (2009)
11:30 AM Sunday, February 17th

From the PBS “American Experience” series:

On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Over the next twelve days, as a fractured nation mourned, the largest manhunt ever attempted closed in on his assassin, the renowned 26-year-old actor John Wilkes Booth. The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln recounts this great American drama: two tumultuous months when the joy of peace was shattered by the heartache of Lincoln’s death.

Dead Alliance Buffalo at Dinosaur BBQ Buffalo NY
Feb 16 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

The Dino welcomes Dead Alliance Buffalo back to the stage! Come catch ALL your favorite Dead tunes done the right way!
10PM
FREE SHOW
~~~ALWAYS GOOD SMOKE AT THE DINO~~~

https://www.facebook.com/events/811939195825819/

Fuzzy & The Rustbelts w/ Kate Mallen | CD Release at Babeville’s Ninth Ward
Feb 16 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

2018 WYRK Taste of Country Riser runner up, Fuzzy Thurston, and his band Fuzzy & The Rustbelts debut their new album “That Sweet Song” at Babeville’s – The Ninth Ward. F+R created a sound that appeals to a vast audience and draws from influences focused within the genre of Americana, folk, and country. Fuzzy has been compared to the likes of Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell and Bruce Springsteen. Since Fuzzy placed second in WYRK’s 2018 TOC competition he has been met with much praise and recognition. Visit www.fuzzyandtherustbelts.com .

Kate Mallen, will be opening the night. Kate began her career performing her original music in such New York City landmarks as CBGB’s, The Bitter End, Kenny’s Castaway and The Lion’s Den. In 2017, Kate won WYRK’s Taste of Country Riser competition and has been sharing her unique soulful Country sound and original songs with Country music fans around the city of Buffalo ever since. In 2018 she opened Buffalo’s Taste of Country concert featuring Thomas Rhett, Chris Janson, Scotty McCreary and Danielle Bradbury as well as the Jam in Valley and WYRK’s fall acoustic show, featuring David Lee Murphy, Carly Pearce and Tyler Rich. Kate has also performed with various national acts including Jimmie Allen, Walker McGuire, Drew Baldridge, Jon Langston and Eric Van Houten.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/250999035577724/