Buffalo Music and Events Calendar

Mar
18
Mon
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) |

https://www.facebook.com/events/1044627905738672/

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!

https://www.facebook.com/events/588306478310414/

Mar
19
Tue
Clutch – Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2019 at Town Ballroom
Mar 19 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Clutch – Book Of Bad Decisions Tour 2019 at Town Ballroom

https://www.facebook.com/events/349739545588914/

Mar
20
Wed
15th Annual Sabres Alumni Wine Festival
Mar 20 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

The Buffalo Sabres Alumni Association will host the 15th annual Sabres Alumni Wine Festival on Tuesday, March 19 at KeyBank Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by KeyBank, Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center and John W. Danforth, will feature wineries and restaurants from Buffalo, Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Attendees will have a chance to sample some of the finest wines and food that Western New York and Southern Ontario have to offer while socializing with Sabres legends and their wives. The festival will include music, auctions and raffles with unique items from the Buffalo Sabres and Sabres Alumni.

Tickets are $75 each. All attendees are asked to dress in business attire for the evening. There will be complimentary parking in the ramp adjacent to KeyBank Center and guests can use the 100 level bridge entrance to enter the event.

Restaurants and wineries that are interested in participating can find more information or sign up by visiting Sabres.com/winefestvendors.

https://www.facebook.com/events/389610528481080/

Mike Gordon at Town Ballroom
Mar 20 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Mike Gordon at Town Ballroom

https://www.facebook.com/events/328298727999293/

Mar
21
Thu
Sean McConnell at The 9th Ward at Babeville w Caleb Elliott
Mar 21 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

DSP Shows presents

Sean McConnell w/ Caleb Elliott
at The 9th Ward at Babeville

Tickets: On Sale Fri 11/9 10am $12 advance, $15 day of show, general admission standing, at Ticketfly.com or the Babeville Box Office (M-F 10a-5p), or charge by phone 866-777-8932

7pm Doors 8pm Show

As instant gratification becomes the norm and certainty is worn as armor, Sean McConnell is choosing patience and ambiguity — especially when it comes to himself. “I think embracing the blurry lines is a sign of getting older and just having more life experience,” he says. “It can be healthy to break your own boxes.”

Sean is home in Nashville, reflecting on the path he’s taken to recording Secondhand Smoke, his 13th album. A cohesive collection of modern folk music, Secondhand Smoke asks provocative questions about how we become who we are, what and whom we love, and the growth, pain, and freedom that come with accepting that some answers might elude us forever.

“The older I get, the more I find that is what it’s all about — that there is no way to answer it all,” Sean says. “Being comfortable with mystery is a positive thing in all aspects of our lives. I definitely explore that in these songs.”

A grassroots following now hundreds of thousands deep has turned to Sean for that kind of musical exploration for almost 20 years. Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Meat Loaf, Jake Owen, Brothers Osborne, Christina Aguilera, Buddy Miller and more have all recorded his songs — a dizzying list that spans not just styles, but generations. Success shows no sign of slowing: Sean earned his first no. 1 single on country charts in early 2018 with breakout artist Brett Young’s delivery of “Mercy,” which the two co-wrote. As a performer, Sean packs listening rooms and quiets unruly bar crowds. His sound — a warm tenor painting vivid stories over acoustic guitar often cushioned by keys or other strings — has prompted a diverse range of music scenes from the storied Boston folk community to Texas’s defiantly self-sovereign camp to warmly claim Sean as one of their own.

“My payoff is just making the music,” Sean says, then smiles. “Everything else is bonus.”

At 34 years-old, Sean has the catalog of artists twice his age. He released his first album at just 15, and until his acclaimed eponymous record in 2015, he did it all independently. “Bootstrapping your own career, you get to build at an organic pace that allows you to grow with your music,” he says. “It teaches you how most musicians do it. Overnight success is not the rule — it’s the exception. Most of us are doing it the other way.”

Sean’s first lessons in bootstrapping came from watching his parents, two professional musicians in Massachusetts. “I remember being obsessed with the smallest things, like the gig bag my dad would put all his gear in — his cables, his capos, and his strings,” Sean says. “Everything about music appealed to me. From an early age, I was just taken with it.” He picked up guitar and began writing about 10 — around the same time his family moved from Massachusetts to Georgia. He still remembers the first song he wrote. “It was called ‘Paper People,'” he says, with a laugh. “I wrote it when we moved. It was about dealing with those feelings of leaving family and meeting all these people I didn’t know.” Typical 10-year-old song fodder.

Secondhand Smoke is a stunning portrait of that Argus-eyed little boy, all grown up and grappling with what that entails. Recorded and produced by Sean over two months in his home studio, the album is a bona fide musical rarity: a 12-song set given time to marinate in its artist’s often isolated care. Excluding strings and synths, Sean played the instruments on the record. He co-wrote three songs and wrote the rest alone. The result is an intimate look not just at a moment in Sean’s life, but at unhurried creativity’s potential. “It was an amazingly intoxicating experience,” Sean says of the process. “This time around, there was no clock. I could create when the inspiration hit — it could be two or three in the morning. It felt amazing. Total creative freedom. No middle man, no reason for me not to see every thought through to completion.”

Brooding track “I Could Have been an Angel” sets the album’s tone: a reimagined 40 days shared by Jesus and the devil, wherein Satan wistfully points to his own promising beginning, shattered. The two set a pattern that is played out between humans next. The song is achingly sad, punctuated by mournful strings and carried by Sean’s sublime vocals. “That image in the first verse with Jesus and the devil flows into this bigger picture of how any of us could be anybody else, and how our circumstances dictate who we are and why,” Sean says.

Sean has a way of taking familiar stories — often with biblical roots — and revealing what they say about all of us now. In Sean’s hands, tales that once felt specific, or even narrow and unapproachably religious, unfold into universal longing and exchanges that feel like they were pulled yesterday from our own backyards. Clean and snarling electric guitar kicks off “Rest My Head,” as Sean explores compromise to haunting effect. He starts with Judas then turns relentlessly inward. “These are stories that people are familiar with, and they steer the ship in a certain direction, then leave you off at this ocean of possibilities that we didn’t plan on the story taking us to,” Sean says.

With its easy intelligence, lyrical cadence, and clear vocals dotted by “woo-oohs,” “Here We Go” demands comparisons to Paul Simon. “Wrong Side of Town” occupies the same rarified air. Over moody keys, Sean describes unfulfilled hopes born in a place defined by rust. “Greetings from Niagara Falls” explores how lonely following a dream can be. Standout “Shaky Bridges” pokes holes in the illusion of perfection and black-and-white choices. Gospel-tinged harmony singers back Sean’s honeyed delivery to create a goosebumps-inducing message that comforts even as it undermines what we think we know.

Distorted and brimming with desperation, “Say Goodbye” picks up on subtle changes that could foreshadow a relationship’s end. Featuring elaborate imagery, “The Devil’s Ball” reaches for love after rejection. Sweeping “I Don’t Want to Know” pleads for more of the same, whether it’s real or not, while empathetic “Another Song about a Broken Heart” recalls an ill-fated affair.

Imbued with grace that winsome strings help convey, “Everything That’s Good” is a stunning love song, written for Sean’s daughter. He calls it out as a favorite, along with the album’s title track. Cigarettes lit during rides in a smoky sedan bring a relationship between father and son to life. The song is personal, painful, beautiful, and forgiving.

“Music is a nuanced and multilevel experience,” Sean says. “Fewer and fewer people are taking the time to sit down and really listen to a song. I hope people give this record that space, and then just go on that journey — whatever that journey is, because it’s going to be different for everybody. I think that’s what music does best.”

Caleb Elliott
https://www.calebelliott.com/

Album being released on March 8th via Single Lock Records. Spotify playlists include Fresh Folk, Chill as Folk & Fresh Finds: Six Strings. Caleb also played cello on Sean’s album and will join him on stage throughout the tour.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1151623664986713/

Tonight – Can’t Swim with Homesafe – March 20 at Mohawk Place
Mar 21 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

6:00PM Doors | $15 adv | 16+ with ID

Wednesday, March 20th
After Dark Presents
Can’t Swim
with special guests
Homesafe
save face
Youth Fountain
Kill The Clock

TICKETS & INFO | https://aftr.dk/2QAm2Mc

Tickets are available without online fees at BLACK DOTS and After Dark (630 Elmwood Ave. | 716.893.2900) | Mon-Fri 10:30a–5:30p)

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https://www.facebook.com/events/266597494029382/

Mar
22
Fri
A Tribute to Pink Floyd’s The Wall
Mar 22 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Join us as we celebrate and recreate Pink Floyd’s epic multi-sensory Picasso.

Featuring some of the best musicians in Buffalo including: Damone Jackson, Jeff Miers, Blaise Mercedes, Erin Ward, Vin DeRosa, DJ Sike and many more TBA

With Visuals by Garbaz

https://www.facebook.com/events/811581792515708/

Crafter, Old Ghosts, Pure Heel, and Knee-Jerk
Mar 22 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Crafter (MA melodic hardcore)
Crafterhc.bandcamp.com

Old Ghosts (Buffalo hardcore punk)
Old-ghosts.bandcamp.com

Pure Heel (Buffalo punk)
Pureheel.bandcamp.com

Knee-Jerk (Buffalo punk)
Knee-jerkmusic.bandcamp.com

Doors at 7
First band at 7:30
$5

Flier coming shortly

https://www.facebook.com/events/321687318449119/

Street Food Dinner at Coles with Thin Man Brewery
Mar 22 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

Take a tour of the world this March with a meal inspired by some of the most memorable street foods we’ve experienced on our journeys!

Each course will feature a dish from a different country paired with a Thin Man Brewery beer curated and created by head brewer Rudy Watkins.

First Course: Peru
Shrimp Ceviche – Argentinian red shrimp, burnt tomato, lime, jalapeño, red onion, cilantro and fried plantains. Paired with Sauvage Alliance: Wild Ale Aged in cab sauv barrels

Second Course: Taiwan
Pork Belly Bao Buns – Triple cooked pork belly, steamed buns, kalbi sauce, green onion, cucumber, garlic chili sauce. Paired with Burning Money: IPA

Third Course: India
Butter Chicken Curry – Tandoori Chicken, rich tomato curry sauce, basmati rice, naan bread, riata sauce. Paired with Helter Kelter: Dry hopped unfiltered lager

Fourth Course: Mexico
Barbacoa Beef Tacos – Braised beef brisket, salsa verde, pickled onion, queso fresca, fresh coriander, lime, corn tortilla. Paired with Bliss: Imperial IPA

Fifth Course: Belgium
Belgian Waffle – Spiced chocolate sauce, fresh berries, boozy whipped cream. Paired with Awesome Jenkins: Imperial Stout

Get your tickets today and stay tuned for a closer look at the dishes!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2282245728722167/