Buffalo Music and Events Calendar

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour at Town Ballroom
Feb 27 @ 6:09 pm – 6:09 pm

A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour at Town Ballroom features an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie songs with world-class vocalists and an ever-rotating mix of hits and deep cuts. Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson along with other amazing Bowie band alumni including Earl Slick and Carmine Rojas along with Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones), Corey Glover (Living Colour) and drummer Lee John.


Herb Smith Freedom Trio
Feb 28 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Peter Chwazik and 9-string electric bass and guitar
Joe Parker on drums and percussion

Tickets: $10 at door.


COHEED AND CAMBRIA w/ Maps & Atlases
Feb 28 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

COHEED AND CAMBRIA live at The Rapids February 27th
For Immediate Release
Rapids Theatre Official Press Release

103.3 The Edge Presents: COHEED AND CAMBRIA with special guests Maps & Atlases
The Rapids Theatre
1711 Main St. Niagara Falls, NY 14305
Wednesday, February 27th Doors at 6:30pm Show at 7:30pm
Ticket Info:
Tickets $32.50 GA in advance $37.00 GA Day Of Show (if available) $52.50 VIP Gold Package, $112.50 VIP Platinum Package. All ages show, anyone under 16 with adult 18+
On sale Friday, November 16th at 10am 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/1789373
“The Color Before the Sun, the eighth studio album from progressive post-hardcore visionaries Coheed and Cambria, finally sends this band of space cadets crashing down to Earth. After traversing the outer limits of science fiction over seven acclaimed albums and more than 20 comic books, founder and songwriter Claudio Sanchez is ready to explore his emotions nakedly, plainly and unabashedly. No conceptual framework, no galaxy of characters, no seven-minute epics, no places for the band, as he quips, to “put a laser beam on it.”
“I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record,” says Sanchez. “I’ve always said in the past that there’s never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it.”
While the most conceptually abstruse Coheed records have always had a foundation in reality, The Color Before the Sun marks the first time Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective — the anxiety of fatherhood, the disorienting feeling of losing a home, the reflections had during early-morning walks. His own story is told through big, bright, driving, colorful songs that beam like power-pop, crunch like vintage ’90s emocore and float with the expansive feel of space-rock.
Recorded by Grammy-nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Eric Church) at Nashville’s Neon Cross Studios, Sun also marks the first time Coheed has ever recorded their music live in the studio — Sanchez playing alongside guitarist Travis Stever, drummer Josh Eppard and bass player Zach Cooper with minimal overdubs.
“Again, it was that exposed honesty,” says Sanchez. “I wanted the blemishes to create the charm…. Let those accidents just happen, let’s not microscope it.”
The concise, 10-song Sun follows Coheed’s sprawling, two-part opus Afterman: Ascension and Afterman: Descension. Both Top 10 debuts, they serve as a “punctuation mark” to the seven-album Amory Wars saga that included 82 minutes of music and a hardcover coffee table book. Around the time of those records’ completion, Sanchez and his wife left their cozy, secluded home in New York’s Hudson Valley for a more nomadic life, attempting to find their place in the world. After travelling to California, Florida and Paris, they ultimately fell in love with Brooklyn, leaving their quiet home for a cramped brownstone in Park Slope. Used to working in solitude, Sanchez instead found himself writing music in the middle of a railroad apartment.
“Normally…I need to kind of get into my own head and create these characters,” says Sanchez. “So I felt very exposed. I knew that our neighbors could hear me. At one point somebody had asked if a woman was in the apartment singing, and I was like, ‘Aaaah!’ I think that subconsciously leaked into the music that I actually created. I kind of gathered this collection of songs that very much chronicled the situation I was feeling there. I didn’t understand who I was, what I wanted to be. I was writing these songs that weren’t part of a formula. It just felt foreign.”
During the process, he also discovered his wife was pregnant with his son, Atlas, and the anticipation of being a father started to influence his songwriting. The tender acoustic ballad “Ghost” has Sanchez pondering what type of parent he will be; the explosive, deceptively triumphant “Atlas” anticipates what life will be like leaving his first-born son when he goes on the road; “Here to Mars” is a simple, hard-chugging love song to his wife.
The destroyed home on the album cover is no metaphor. The tenants who had rented Sanchez’s house upstate had abandoned it, leaving some demolished floors, the residue of a colony of plants and the stench of marijuana. It’s speculated that the home where Coheed and Cambria created their last four records — writing upstairs and rehearsing in the basement — was totaled after the residents turned it into a grow-house. Songs on Sun deal with the transient feeling of Sanchez not knowing whether to stay on the “island” of a Brooklyn block, or in the comforting country confines of his home, whether destroyed (“Colors”) or intact (“Island”).
Though never leaving our own solar system, The Color Before the Sun, may be Coheed and Cambria’s most important saga — a story that’s sketched less like an explosive Image Comics title and more like an introverted Drawn and Quarterly book, less like Todd McFarlane and more like Adrian Tomine.
“That’s always sort of been the reason for the concept, was that it was a curtain to hide behind,” says Sanchez. “I always found it very hard to be that heart-on-your-sleeve songwriter. Maybe it’s the fear of judgment or whatever. I felt like if I could just hide behind these fictitious characters, then nobody will judge me. They’ll judge the work, but it won’t stain me. It’s almost like trying to distance myself from the art, whereas this time I’ve sort of embraced it and allowed it to be me.”


Michael Bublé | KeyBank Center
Feb 28 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Michael Bublé will return to KeyBank Center on February 27, 2019 at 7:30pm.

This past August, Bublé returned to the stage after a lengthy absence for shows in Dublin, London and Sydney where he performed for over 150,000 fans. He has already completed five sold out world tours, won four Grammy Awards and sold over 60 million records over the course of his extraordinary career.

Every full priced ticket purchased for the tour includes a standard CD or digital copy of Michael’s highly anticipated new album love. love is Michael’s 8th major studio album for Reprise Records and will be available November 16th.

Tickets are on sale now. Tickets are $144, $89.50 and $69.50 (includes $4.50 facility fee) and can be purchased at the KeyBank Center Box Office, online at www.tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. No service charge applies at the KeyBank Center Box Office. Dates and times subject to change without notice.


Funktional Flow w/ Sentinel 6 at Buffalo Iron Works – FEB 28
Mar 1 @ 12:00 am – 4:30 am

Join us for this very special residency with Funktional Flow! The final date is THU, FEB 28th (rescheduled from JAN 30th because of the Polar Vortex)

Each week Funktional Flow will bring in a different special guest opener and each week will feature a different theme!

The concerts take place on the following dates
– Wed, January 9th – Luau Night w/ The Space
– Wed, January 16th – 70’s Funk Night w/ Flux Capacitor
– Wed, January 23rd – FF Unplugged w/ Mike Gantzer and David Loss of Aqueous
– Thurs, February 28th – Flow and Friends! – Rescheduled Date

We’re also offering a limited edition 4-show pass for only $30.00. This pass will get you in to all 4 shows at a discounted rate!

Keep an eye out for the special guests, we’ll be announcing them soon. We look forward to making hump day in January extra fun!

Ticket Price: $10.00 – $30.00
Door Time: 7:00 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.


Travis Scott
Mar 1 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Travis Scott has announced a second leg of his “ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE” tour. It will make a stop at KeyBank Center on Thursday, February 28 at 7:30pm.

Set to be some of his most explosive performances yet, the second leg of the tour follows an initial leg that included dates at historic venues like New York City’s Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles’ The Forum, with a special homecoming ASTROWORLD Festival in Houston that took place on November 17th.

The Houston rapper’s live shows have become the stuff of a legend with Billboard writing “Travis Scott’s penchant for raging, off-the-wall live shows have become an essential part of his career.” Speaking about the early shows of the first leg of the “ASTROWORLD: WISH YOU WERE HERE” tour, Complex says, “this show is worth whatever effort you have to put forth to catch it.”

Tickets go on sale Thursday, December 20 at 10:00am. Tickets are $129.95, $99.95, $79.95, $59.95 and $39.95 (includes $4.50 facility fee) and can be purchased at the KeyBank Center Box Office, online at www.tickets.com, or by calling 888-223-6000. A random handbill policy will be in effect. A limited number of handbills are available now. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees. No service charge applies at the KeyBank Center Box Office. Dates and times subject to change without notice.


Travis Scott: ASTROWORLD – Wish You Were Here 2
Mar 1 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Sale Dates and Times:

Public Onsale : Thu, 20 Dec 2018 at 10:00 AM


Adrian Belew with opener Saul Zonana
Mar 1 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Adrian Belew is the world’s greatest experimental whammy twang bar, czar rhino and stunt guitarist extraordinaire. With a resume that features some of the biggest names in music including David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Paul Simon and Tori Amos, Adrian is famous for pushing the boundaries of the guitar in both technical and tonal exploration.

Thursday February 28, 2019
ESI Events Presents

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
General Admission Event
21+ Admitted | 16+ Admitted With Parent


Call for Artists: Public Art on Oliver Street
Mar 1 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Art On Oliver Street- A Public Art Initiative

Deadline for Submissions: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5PM

Lumber City Development Corporation was awarded funding through the OATH Community Benefit Fund to fund public art on Oliver Street. This initiative known as “Art on Oliver Street” will officially launch in Spring 2019.

This is a 3-part project that will include:

1. Installing approximately 24 reproductions of artwork in the windows of vacant and underutilized storefronts on Oliver St. between Thompson & Wheatfield Streets.

2. The creation of a 3D installation display in a storefront on the corner of Oliver & Thompson Streets.

3. The creation of a mural by Chuck Tingley at the DHU Strand Theatre located at 540 Oliver Street.

**We are seeking artists who wish to participate in this program.
Please refer to the Call for Artists submission forms via the link below for more information.

All entries are due on March 1st 2019 at 5 PM, and the selection process will begin mid-March 2019. All submissions must be submitted via email (see the calls for work below for more info).

Through this project, we hope to create a “walking art gallery” on Oliver Street which will not only immerse pedestrians in the local arts community, but will bring attention to buildings, promote walk-ability, and beautify this key corridor in North Tonawanda.

View the calls for work here: http://www.project308gallery.com/public-art-on-oliver.html


Tines w/Soul Butchers, Facility Men, Sutphin (Wichita, KS)
Mar 1 @ 6:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Thursday, February 28
7pm doors/8pm show.

White hot rock in the deep of winter with touring band Sutphin from Wichita, Kansas. Post-punk, high energy, brick rock. https://sutphin.bandcamp.com/album/medicine-machine

First up will be Tines.
Hard Prog, Proto Metal, seventies style.
Latest release: https://tinesrock.bandcamp.com/track/playing-by-the-diamonds

Then Soul Butchers will deliver the goods with their hard rock, country-blues, punk-funk sensibilities. These charismatic rockers are always a crowd pleaser.

Sutphin goes on third, followed by
Facility Men
“Abandoned warehouse rhythms”.
Riff-driven, post-hardcore, discordant-yet-melodic punk.

Let’s rock!