Buffalo Music and Events Calendar

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pub Crawl
Mar 17 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Here you go, with 27 hours to spare!

Same schedule as last year. We will probably just stay at Founding Fathers at the end as it never seems like people want to go elsewhere but the option is there…
12pm-1pm – Brick Bar
1pm-2pm – Gabriel’s Gate
2pm-3pm – Frizzy’s
3pm-4pm – Fat Bob’s (on Virginia Place)
4pm-5pm – Troop I (just south of Mother’s on Virginia Place)
5pm – hug the tree (on Franklin)
5pm-6pm – Founding Fathers (Edward near Delaware)
6pm – on – TBD (not a bar name – stands for To Be Determined)


Donny Frauenhofer Band LIVE wsg Shoot Ya String Band
Mar 17 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

The #DonnyFrauenhoferBand is back! If you’ve enjoyed our Frank Zappa, Aretha Franklin, Little Feat, Tenacious D, or Disco Night tributes of the past, gear up for a full show of ORIGINAL MUSIC! Featuring Cody Barcroft and #ShootYaStringBand performing up front between sets!

Only $5 at the door for 2 sets of #funk #jazz #fusion on the main stage and 2 sets of #pickin up front by the bar!

We’ll see you there!

Donny Frauenhofer is a virtuosic multi-instrumentalist, bandleader, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger, and educator from Buffalo, NY that has been making big waves both regionally as well as nationally in several genres since the start of his professional career. Dipping his toes into multiple scenes, Frauenhofer has become a recognizable name in the jam scene circuit as keyboardist/vocalist with nationally touring act Intrepid Travelers (dubbed “Improvisation Kings” by The Buffalo News Gusto) and their performances at festivals such as Summer Camp Music Festival, Night Lights Music Festival, Some Kind of Jam, Woodhenge Sustainability Festival, among others.

Regionally, Frauenhofer can be found performing all over New York State and beyond, playing in too many projects to count. Truly a rarity, Frauenhofer has shown the versatility as a pianist/keyboardist to perform as a side man in both musically complex academic settings with classical and jazz vocalists, as well as being the first call for local and regional tribute projects such as Allman Brothers’ Band, Phish, Steely Dan, Grateful Dead, Herbie Hancock, Prince, Frank Zappa, Weather Report, James Brown, John Williams, as well as plenty more.

Endlessly in the pursuit of growth as an artist, Donny Frauenhofer takes these diverse influences and puts them on full display in DFB, or Donny Frauenhofer Band. Essentially a supergroup, DFB consists of a rotating cast of some of Buffalo’s best young musicians and takes the tight, rhythmic complexity of Frank Zappa’s music, adds a harmonic layer largely influenced by jazz traditions, and provides an open improvisational approach akin to the traditions of the modern jam band.

Largely known as Buffalo’s best kept secret, the secret may be starting to spread with nominations for “Best Jazz Pianist” in JazzBuffalo’s Reader’s Poll 3 years running, and an award for “Best Jazz Fusion Act” with THE TRUTH, a group he helps compose and arrange for. Constantly rejecting and reinventing narrow labels to expand his craft, Frauenhofer truly best represents an incoming generation of musicians that embrace and access an infinite amount of influences.

“From all walks of life. To describe his stance otherwise, would be demarkative at best. He might be said to epitomize the phrase ‘if an egg floats, wear it’. His passion for his craft is unwielding and adematous, and he wouldn’t be caught dead in a corner if a butcher asked him twice.”

– Dr. David Gaita


Greg Farley, Little Summer, Tyler Bagwell
Mar 17 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Saturday, March 16
7pm doors/8pm show, $7

From the Hudson Valley, former Felice Brother
Greg Farley

Little Summer

Tyler Bagwell

Greg Farley was born in Highland, NY, a small town on the Hudson River. His dad was a teamster who drove tractor trailers and his mom worked at the A&P.

In 2006 he began touring out of his car playing house shows, small bars, and on the street, burning CDs, wrapping them in road maps, stamping GF on the front. From the east coast to California and back, he saw landscapes and cities that most of the people he grew up with never got the chance to see.

Upon returning he was lent a fiddle by a good friend, took up learning some old time, and joined The Felice Brothers. He played with them for the next ten years, working other jobs in his down time: He mucked stalls on a horse farm, waited tables at a vegetarian restaurant, worked as a carpenter, arborist, woodworker, and sawmill operator. Played with Conor Oberst a bit.

Through it all, his music was the only constant. Now, striking out on his own with his debut LP Taker Easy , recorded in Stanfordville, NY with producer/engineer Nick Kinsey, he mines his own history for stories of class struggle, nature, love, pain, work, and family, all set against the backdrop of the northeast.

End of the day, Farley has nothing to lose and something to say, and he’s saying it from the gut.

Here’s a nice piece on him: https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Musician-Greg-Farley-playing-River-Street-Pub-on-12774687.php


Mother Mother at Town Ballroom
Mar 17 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Mother Mother at Town Ballroom


St Patrick’s Parade Crikwater, The Observers, Middlemen 9th Ward
Mar 17 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

St Patrick’s Day Parade with Crikwater, The Observers, and Middlemen

Enjoy St Patrick’s Day Parade at The 9th Ward! The parade goes right past our doors. Come on inside and join us for great local live music and cash bar – 1pm until 5pm

$4 cover at the door


Born in the rustbelt Irish American neighborhood of South Buffalo, NY in 2010, Crikwater have become the premier Irish American Traditional Folk Band in Western New York. The pub-scene veterans offer up a mix of fiery fiddle tunes, rowdy pub sing-a-longs, elegant ballads & original songs, and have appeared numerous times at both the Buffalo Irish Festival & South Buffalo Irish Feis & Expo.

The Observers

The Observers take you on a journey of human experience. Their shows allow you to travel through a myriad of emotions from tear in your beer ballads, to remain in your brain melodies, and even down home, foot stompin’ hootenannies.


The band got its start in 2013 when Tom Maynor and Dan Nolan, two middle school teachers who had performed with students and colleagues over the years, decided to perform on a regular basis throughout Buffalo and other parts of Western New York. While the band started off covering songs by The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Wilco, the Band, Tom Petty and others, their current set list features mostly original material. The songs are best described as folk-rock with strong harmonies.


The New Motif at Sticky Lips BBQ
Mar 17 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

>>> The New Motif <<<


$4 cover

social media: https://www.facebook.com/thenewmotif
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqcG_jzAgss
audio: https://thenewmotif.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-ahg-2018
Relix Winter Playlist: https://relix.com/playlist/

The Reciprocal Boogie Winter Tour 2019 is in support of the debut album “The Reciprocal Boogie” recorded at Iron Wax Studios with Producer and Soulive drummer Alan Evans

*SINGLE TRACK* Out Now! -On all digital streaming platforms (The New Motif – Swerve) Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7AIgUaeg0j2T5pkUpaxY6D?si=dVnf9wbLT3ORWVMn5s-Oog

**FULL ALBUM** “The Reciprocal Boogie” available for Pre-Order at www.thenewmotif.com/shop
Out everywhere including Spotify & Apple Music 1.26.19!

The New Motif is:

Cory Schechtman: Keys/ Saxophone
Dennis Angelo Christiano: Guitar/ Vocals
Dan Kelly: Bass/ Vocals
Sean Ball: Drums/ Vocals

An eclectic jam/funk band, infusing deep psychedelic grooves with improvisational techniques. The ambitiously crafted keyboard mastery, expressive saxophone and immaculate guitar shredding meld into a dynamic fusion. Their intricate funky bass and drums render addictive grooves binding band and crowd creating the “reciprocal boogie.” Live performances of their extensive original repertoire spawn multifaceted jams and memorable moments.


Who’s Bad – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience at The Rapids Theatre
Mar 17 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

WHO’S BAD – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
For Immediate Release
Rapids Theatre Official Press Release

WHO’S BAD – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience
The Rapids Theatre
1711 Main St. Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Saturday, March 16th 2019 Doors: 7pm Show: 8pm
Ticket Info:
Tickets $25 in advance, $30 Day of show (if available). All ages show, anyone under 16 with adult 18+
On sale Friday, October 19th at NOON Est and available at The Rapids Theatre box office, www.ticketfly.com, and charge by phone 877-435-9849

Direct Ticket Link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1777718

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band (546 words)
Who’s Bad’s live performance is an unrivaled celebration of pop music’s one true King. Their power-packed performance of Michael Jackson’s expansive catalog has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has awed even the skeptics, selling out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 in December of 2010, the venue where the King of Pop was slated to end his career with a 50-show “This Is It” concert series. Beyond this unparalleled achievement, Who’s Bad has checked some of the world’s most famous pavilions off their ‘to-do’ list, selling out their first tour of China with stops at Ningbo’s Grand Theatre and Hunan Grand Theatre in Chengsha. Never neglecting Michael’s U.S. fans, Who’s Bad has packed The House of Blues in Houston, Dallas, and New Orleans; rocked DC’s 930 Club and returned to their native Chapel Hill, NC boasting larger, more eagerly-awaited performances with every romp around the globe. Sold-out shows from Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre and LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre and Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell the story: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production.
Who’s Bad has earned its name by paying studious attention to Michael Jackson’s every original groove and gravity-defying dance move, boasting over 100 years of professional experience and a team of dancers with resumes that include Broadway productions such as Phantom of the Opera. Vamsi Tadepalli (Who’s Bad founder, composer, and saxophonist) assembled a cast of North Carolina’s premiere musicians and, from Who’s Bad’s inception, believed in the band’s boundless possibilities. The velvety vocals and pinpoint choreography of frontmen Joseph Bell and Taalib York’s combined with the six-piece band’s synchronized dance routines, blaring horns and down-deep rhythms, results in a performance delivered with soul and precision superseded by no one but the King himself. They’ve shared stages with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, The Backstreet Boys, The Four Tops, Boys II Men, and hip hop superstar, Pitbull. Captivated fans include LIVENATION’s Anthony Nicolaidis who calls Who’s Bad, “the real deal,” and Michael Jackson’s longtime friend and manager Frank DiLeo who proclaimed after Who’s Bad show in Nashville, TN, “the show was great….Michael would have been proud!”
Whether you idolized the Jackson 5, fell in love to Human Nature, or learned to moonwalk to Billie Jean, Who’s Bad is THE ULTIMATE music-and-dance driven Michael Jackson homage. This band of professionals relentlessly elevate the legacy of pop music’s King, always pushing themselves to be more precise, to raise the level of excitement and awe, while embodying Michael Jackson’s mission to bring people together of all races, genders, and cultures through music. As the curtain opens on a Who’s Bad performance, every MJ fan feels the adrenaline, screams at the sight of that unmistakable silhouette, and succumbs to a surefire Michael Jackson sing-along. The energy is purely magnetic, the musicianship is first-rate, the dance moves deftly inspired. Who’s Bad is a tribute befitting a King and their high-octane execution of MJ’s music and dance has catapulted them to the exclusive rank of Ultimate!

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band (Abbreviated, 133 words)
Who’s Bad’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 where the King of Pop was slated to end his career. Over 100 years of collective professional experience and sold-out shows at every major House of Blues, Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre, LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre as well as international pavilions such as Ningbo Grand Theatre (China), Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell the story: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production.


Workingman’s Dead Live at Sportsmen’s Tavern 3/16
Mar 17 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Workingman’s Dead returns to Sportsmen’s Tavern for two full sets of straight no chaser Grateful Dead music on Saturday, March 16 at 8:30pm. Admission $10 at the door.


Lecherous Nocturne & Olkoth (Brad Parris of NILE)
Mar 18 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

FTMP Events Presents:

Lecherous Nocturne, Olkoth (feat: Brad Parris of Nile), & Begat The Nephilim
w/ Vertigo Freeway & Gates Of Exile

Sunday, March 17th
$10 Presale, $13 Day Of Show
18+ (ID Required) – No ID/No Entry
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Tickets: http://www.purplepass.com/Lecherous031719

at: Mohawk Place
47 E Mohawk St
Buffalo, NY 14203

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Lecherous Nocturne : https://www.lecherousnocturne.net

“Since their debut in 1997, Lecherous Nocturne have pushed the boundaries of death metal to extreme limits and even crossed the threshold through the blackened spectrum, abolishing any limitations some may confine to most technical subgenres. Conventional song structures and solos are void in their songwriting, with only the drive of leaving a ferocious trail of technical viciousness in their wake. The strength of their self-titled E.P. landed the band a two album deal with Unique Leader Records, which was followed by a series of nationwide tours with the biggest names in the genre. After touring on “Behold Almighty Doctrine,” the group inked a deal with Willowtip Records and has since released their highly acclaimed 2018 record “Occultaclysmic.”
“Occultaclysmic could very well be one of the year’s best technical death metal records.” -Decibel Magazine

Olkoth : https://www.facebook.com/OlkothBand/

* American Blackened Death Metal
Rhythm Lead Guitar Vocals: Zach Jeter | Rhythm Lead Guitar: Hunter Ross | Bass Vocals: Brad Parris (Nile) | Drums Vocals: Joshua Ward (Rapheumet’s Well) |


Ponder w/ Mosswalk: St. Paddy’s Day Party at Buffalo Iron Works!
Mar 18 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

It’s Saint Paddy’s Day…LET’S PARTY!

Sunday, March 17th: ponder w/ Mosswalk St. Paddy’s Day Party

-Doors: 6:30pm, Show: 7:30pm
-Tickets: $5 ADV/$7 DOS
-Ages: 18+

About ponder:
Groove-oriented rock quartet from Buffalo, NY specializing in funky jam solutions and soulful songwriting since 2016.

ponder has made a name for themselves playing venues and festivals around western New York and its surrounding areas, as well as sharing the stage with such touring bands as New Politics, LITZ, Jimkata, After Funk, The Werks, BIG Something, and Kung Fu.

In 2017 ponder added featured musician Andy Fisher (trumpet), with full time members Sam Shafer (guitar/vocals), Marcus Peters (drums), Andy Hogan (bass/vocals) and Gabe Birkby (vocals/guitar).

With plans to release new music, as well as some other surprises, 2018 has been a formative and exciting year for the group. The band is currently working in their DIY studio to garner material for upcoming spring tours.

Listen on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2r58muj
Follow on Instagram: https://bit.ly/2V8fN1J
YouTubes! https://bit.ly/2EH6Kiu
Apple Music: https://apple.co/2V2SW7r

About Mosswalk:

Emerging from the abundant soundscape of Buffalo, NY, Mosswalk is a troupe of musical adventurers focused on dynamic songwriting, sonic exploration, and an immersive live experience. Prepare for a unique odyssey along paths of melody, harmony, and rhythm!