Beastivities

Selective happenings in the B-lo. The Beast recommends live music & alcohol as the best form of entertainment.


Tuesday, April 13

Allen St Bar & Grill …Chilled Beats, Scotty and Snackboy spin dub, downtempo, underground hip-hop, every Tues, 10pm-3am

Broadway Joe’s …Open Mic w/ Joe Childs and The Demons, every Tues, 1030pm

Blu Lounge …DJ Two-Ten and DJ E-Rock spin all that is rock, 10pm, FREE

Central Park Grill …Open Mic hosted by Joe & Chris, 930pm

Crocodile Bar …Karaoke w/ Mary Ann the Singing Bartendar, 10pm

Iberia …No Wave Tuesdays, every Tues, 10pm

Jade …BIG DUBS: International Drum n Bass weekly event. 11pm 18+

Lafayette Tap Room …Call for bands…Amateur Talent Search Every Tuesday, 730pm

Mohawk Place …Clemente, Michael Weber, 8pm

Mulligan’s Brick Bar …DJ Fritz, every Tues, 10pm

Nietzsches …Redheaded Stepchild, 9pm

Route 66 …Jer Hoyle & Justin Kubiak, every Tues, 10pm

Showplace Theater …Orange Peel Records Tour: Steel Train, The Berlin Project, Dexter Danger, and more, 6pm

Tralf …Kim Wilson’s Blues Revue, 8pm

Ya Ya’s Brewhouse …Fat Tuesday every Tuesday! LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales, Buffalo’s finest oyster bar, every Tues, 6-9pm


Wednesday, April 14

Allen St Bar & Grill …DJ DR No aka Lazy G aka The New Dictator aka Dave G spins garage-soul punk rock & roll yo.

Blu Lounge …Trip Hop, Downtempo, & Dancehall featuring Paaj, Hippe, & special guests, 1030pm, FREE

Club Marcella …Our Showgirls hosted by Ms. Fanta-See, 1030pm

Franks ...Buffalo’s only hip hop weekly: Underground Hip Hop w/ Biz-e & MC Reginoff, special guests, 11pm, ladies FREE

Heroes (Willliamsville) …Karaoke w/ Johnny Saffire, 9, FREE

Lafayette Tap Room …Pro Jam hosted by Billy B., every Wed, 9pm-1am Open Jam..musicians welcome!

Merlins …Jamie Moses Band, every goddamn fucking weak

McGarret’s (formerly Heenans) …Buffalo’s finest local jam bands, every Wed, $2 Saranacs, 11pm

Mohawk Place …The Figgs, Jake Brennan, Mike Viola, The Transonics, 8pm

Nietzsches …3 Man Hill, 9pm

Rendezvous …Now featuring FREE live music every Wed! 10pm


Thursday April 15

Blu Lounge …Freeform: Guest DJs (house, techno, drum ‘n bass, & more), 10pm

Broadway Joe’s …Sweatin Like Nixon, $1 blues!, 9pm

Comix Café …Dan Pordum: The Superman of Comedy, call 835-HAHA

Continental …Underoath, The Bled, Since By Man, Sullivan, 6pm, $8

Upstairs at the Continental …Retro Thursdays, 10pm

Crocodile Bar …Universal Grille Band, 9pm

E.B. Green’s, Hyatt Regency …Jackie Jocko & Joe Peters, every Thurs, 7-11pm

Evolution …Evolve: House & Trance DJ’s weekly, 10pm

Iberia …Soulness 2 w/ Malik and R.O.B, 10pm

Lafayette Tap Room …The Mick Hayes Band, every Thurs, 830pm

McGarrets (formerly Heenans) …The finest jazz-jam-funk bands every week, $2 pints of anything!, 11pm

Merlins …1-4 the Ditch, Hanabi, Middleman, 10pm

Mohawk Place …The Old Sweethearts, Johnny Nobody, Dai Atlas, 8pm

Nietzsches …Mark Winsick Band, 9pm

O Restaurant & Lounge …Retro Thursdays, DJ Bud Redding, 10pm

Opium Lounge …House & Breaks in a beautiful club. 3 half-hour open bar segments every week! Dress to impress, 11pm

Roxy’s Green Room …Bassline Thursday with Soul Disciples (jazzy grooves, classic disco, house anthems, trip hop), 10pm (21+)

Third Room …DJs Chief and Chris (old school, new school, and underground hip hop), every Thurs, 10pm

Tralf …LEO KOTTKE, one guitar-no vocals, 18+, 8pm, $24

Tudor Lounge …Jony James every Thurs, 8pm, FREE


Friday, April 16

Alternative Brews …Harmonica Dean & The Blue Lights, 6pm

Anchor Bar …Jimmy Gomes and The Jazz Example w/ vocalist Dodo Green, every Fri, 10pm

Basement …DJ G Nice (hip hop, R&B), every Fri, 10pm-close

Blu Lounge …Ashley Knuckles, Biz-E, Your Mom, spin Trip/Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, every Fri, 11pm

Broadway Joe’s …Nero, 10pm

Club Marcella …DJ Doogie & Charles Masters (dance music) on the main floor; Joe the D (hip-hop, R&B) in the VIP room, 10pm

Comix Café …Dan Pordum: The Superman of Comedy, call 835-HAHA

Continental …Your Enemies Friend, Jupiter Jefferson, Neyko, 9pm, $5

E.B. Green’s, Hyatt Regency …Jackie Jocko & Joe Peters, every Fri, 6-10pm

Franks …SUPERFOXY Fridays: Celebrating old school soul music & FILMS! 11pm

Iberia …Dis’Co Fridays, Dirwood & Twist bring down the House, 11pm

Jade Lounge …DJ Colette, 1 hr OPEN BAR!! 10pm Call 840-9501 for VIP tables

Lafayette Tap Room …Billy McEwen Band, 930pm

Merlins …Mini Motor Punch, 716, 11pm

Mohawk Place …I AM THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, The Paper Lions, 11pm

Nietzsches …Melissa Ferrick, Pam Ryder, 10pm

O Restaurant and Lounge … The Latin Jazz Project, 630-1030pm, FREE, DJ Skoobie, every Fri, 1130pm

Off The Wall …Rotating trip-hop, hip-hop, and abstrakt DJ’s. Come chill in Buffalo’s most unique whatchamacalit. DJ’s Dr. Wisz, Scotty, Zuk, Brandon Chase, and more, 10pm

Shadow Lounge & Restaurant …Buffalo’s only piano bar & lounge featuring Lyn Cala & friends, 630-1030pm

Showplace Theater …Till Further Notice, Byrus, Not Enough, 7pm, 16+

Tralf …Junction West & The Hitman Horns, 8pm


Saturday, April 17

Alternative Brews …Speedy Parker Band, 9pm

Blu Lounge …DJs Ma G, The Great Migration & Snackboy (beats, indie, hip hop), 11pm

Broadway Joe’s …Joe’s First Annual Battle of the Bands!! See 2 dozen bands battle it out for thousands of dollars in studio time, and a ridiculous amount of other prizes! This all goes down at 6pm

Club Marcella …Two dance floors with three DJs (house, techno, hip-hop, R&B, trance, disco, old school), every Sat, 10pm

Comix Café …Dan Pordum: The Superman of Comedy, call 835-HAHA

Continental …URGE OVERKILL, midnight, $20

E.B. Green’s, Hyatt Regency …Jackie Jocko & Joe Peters, every Sat, 7-11pm
Elmwood Lounge …Lance Diamond Show, every Sat, 11pm-3am

Groove …College Night (R&B, hip hop, reggae), 10pm, 18+

Iberia …SLUT: Funky house, techno, & breaks from DJ’s 3PO & KAZ, 11pm

Lafayette Tap Room …Howard & The White Boys, 930pm

Merlins …Hendrix Rock Prophecy: A Jimi Hendrix Tribute, 11pm

Mohawk Place …Stateside, James O’Brien & the Church of the Kitchen Sink, Greg KLyma, Vox Humana, 10pm

Mulligan’s Brick Bar …DJ College, every Sat, 10pm

Nietzsches …BEAST RECCOMENDS: SCHLEIGHO w/ special guests Lazlo Hollyfeld, 1030pm

O Restaurant and Lounge …David Kane Quartet, every Sat, 7-10pm, FREE

Off The Wall …Rotating trip-hop, hip-hop, and abstrakt DJ’s. Come chill in Buffalo’s most unique whatchamacalit. DJ’s Dr. Wisz, Scotty, Zuk, Brandon Chase, and more, 10pm

Shadow Lounge & Restaurant …Buffalo’s only piano bar & lounge featuring Joe Carnivale & friends, 700-10pm

Showplace Theater …Minkus, Lost Cause, Primary Species, 7pm, 16+

Sphere …Kiss 98.5 Live to Air w/ DJ Anthony & Charles Masters, 1030pm

Tralf …Tom Stahl & The Dangerfields, Bob Farmer, 8pm

Utopia …Sexy Saturdays w/ Jon Boesche, 9pm


Sunday, April 18

Iberia …Neon Scene, Britpop w/ Aaron & Mike, every Sun, 10pm

Crocodile Bar …Strictly Hip plays the music of Tragically Hip, 9m

Club Marcella …"Life’s a Drag" hosted by Miss Understood w/ DJ Frankie, every Sun, 11:30pm & 1:30am

Merlin’s …Open mic w/ Lana & Mike Hund, every Sun, 10pm

Mohawk Place …BEAST RECOMMENDS!: Aloha, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Sleeping Kings of Iona, 8pm

Nietzsches …Allen Street Jazz Band, never a cover charge, 730pm

Spot Coffee Downtown …Dharma Lab: downtempo beats, 9pm

Tralf …2nd Annual Memorial Tribute to Al Tinney. Over 20 musicians will take the stage! 4pm

Tudor Lounge …The Jony James Band, every Sun, 7pm, FREE


Monday, April 19

Broadway Joe’s …210 & Then Presents: International Indie Bands, 930pm

Elmwood Lounge …Clopex plays every Monday, 930pm, FREE

Frizzy’s …Lazlo Hollyfeld plays 2 sets, every Mon, Buffalo’s hottest Mon night!, 10pm, FREE

Iberia …Spanish Fly with DJ Scoobie, every Mon., 7pm

Merlins …Karaoke w/ Billy-Oke, every Mon, 10pm

Mohawk Place …Scout Niblett, Decahedron, The Sonic Boom Project, 8pm

Nietzsche's … Songwriter Showcase, 830pm / Open Mic, 1030pm, FREE


Tuesday, April 20

Allen St Bar & Grill …Chilled Beats, DJs Scotty and Snackboy spin reggae, dub, downtempo, underground hip-hop and indie rock, every Tues, 10pm-3am

Broadway Joe’s …Open Mic Tuesday w/ Joe Childs and The Dirty Dozen, every Tues., 1030pm

Blu Lounge …DJ Two-Ten and DJ E-Rock spin all that is rock, 10pm, FREE

Central Park Grill …Open Mic hosted by Joe & Chris, 9:30PM

Comix Café …The Dueling Pianos, every Tues. call 835-HAHA

Continental …Moneen, The Fight, Chronic Future, Wide of the Mark, 6pm, $8

Iberia …No Wave Tuesdays, every Tues, 10pm

Jade …BIG DUBS: International Drum n Bass Weekly. 11pm 18+

Lafayette Tap Room …Call for bands…Amateur Talent Search Every Tuesday, 730pm

Mohawk Place …Solea, The Fakers, Circle & Square, Running From Dahrma, 8pm

Mulligan’s Brick Bar …DJ College, every Tues, 10pm

Nietzsches …Need A New Body, 8pm . Redheaded Stepchild, 11pm

Showplace Theater …Happy 420 Party!!: One World Tribe, New 44’s, Rhubarb, and more, 6pm


Wednesday, April 21

Blu Lounge … Paaj, Hippe, & special guests spin Dub, Trip-Hop, Downtempo, & Dancehall, 10pm

Broadway Joes …Joe’s pick of the month: Critically acclaimed guitarist ALEX SKOLNICK, 10pm

Club Marcella …Our Showgirls hosted by Ms. Fanta-See, 1030pm

Elmwood Lounge ...Open mic with Chris Nathan, every Weds., 10pm-2am

Franks ...Buffalo’s only hip hop weekly: Underground Hip Hop w/ Biz-e & MC Reginoff, special guests, 11pm, ladies $0, guys $3

Heroes (Willliamsville) …Karaoke w/ Johnny Saffire, 9PM, FREE

Lafayette Tap Room …Pro Jam hosted by Billy B., every Wed, 9pm-1am Open Jam..musicians welcome!

McGarret’s (formerly Heenans) … Buffalo’s finest local jam bands, every Wed, $2 Saranacs, 11pm This week: Cerulean City.

Merlins …Jamie Moses Band, every single fucking weak

Mohawk Place … New Model Army, The Barrel Harbor, 8pm

Nietzsches …Mike Meldrum & Friends, 9pm

Rendezvous …Now featuring FREE live music every Wed! This week: 6 members of One World Tribe (world beats), 10pm

Tralf …Average White Band (classic funk), 8pm

Tudor Lounge …Open Mic with Curt Rotterdam, every Wed, 10pm


Thursday April 22

Blu Lounge …Freeform: Guest DJs (rock, hip hop, indie, house, drum ‘n bass & more), 10pm

Broadway Joe’s …Sweatin Like Nixon, $1 blues!, 9pm

Comix Café …THE SANDMAN! America’s #1 comedy hypnotist is back. You’ll be amazed at what your friends will do on stage. Call 835-HAHA

Corsi’s …Anal Pudding, FREE, 10pm

Upstairs at the Continental …Retro Thursdays, 10pm

E.B. Green’s, Hyatt Regency ... Jackie Jocko & Joe Peters, every Thurs., 7-11pm

Iberia …Soulness 2 w/ Malik and R.O.B, 10pm

Lafayette Tap Room …The Mick Hayes band, every Thurs, 830pm

McGarrets (formerly Heenans) …The finest jazz-jam-funk bands every week, $2 pints of anything! 11pm This Week: DEXTER GROVE!

Merlins …Am I Lost, Levi Ride, 10pm

Mohawk Place …Marah, Lucero, Gingersol, Semi-Tough, 8pm

Nietzsches …David Kane Quartet, 9pm

Opium Lounge …House & Breaks in a beautiful club. 3 half-hour open bar segments every week! Dress to impress, 11pm

Roxy’s Green Room …Bassline Thursday with Soul Disciples (jazzy grooves, classic disco, house anthems, trip hop), 10pm (21+)

Showplace Theater …Allister, Punchline, Hidden in Plain View, Grover Dill, 6pm, 16+

Third Room …DJs Chief and Chris (old school, new school, and underground hip hop), every Thurs, 10pm

Tralf …EMERGENZA 4 DAY MUSIC FEST! Tonight: Led Astray, 3 Days Old, 1-4 the Ditch, Inadaze, NBCM, The Summer Reign Revolution, Hesperus, Ego Star, Emery Nash, 8pm

Tudor Lounge …Jony James every Thurs, 8pm, FREE


Friday, April 23

Alternative Brews …Groove Medicine, 6pm

Basement …DJ G Nice (hip hop, R&B), every Fri, 10pm

Blu Lounge …Ashley Knuckles, Biz-E, Your Mom, spin Trip/Hip-Hop, Soul, Funk, every Fri, 11pm

Club Marcella …DJ Doogie (dance music) on the main floor; Joe the D (hip-hop, R&B) in the VIP room, 10pm

Comix Café …THE SANDMAN! America’s #1 comedy hypnotist is back. You’ll be amazed at what your friends will do on stage. Call 835-HAHA

Continental …Liquid Violence, Darkling, South of Nowhere, 9pm, $4

E.B. Green’s, Hyatt Regency …Jackie Jocko & Joe Peters, every Fri, 6-10pm

Franks …SUPERFOXY Fridays: Celebrating old school soul music & FILMS! 11pm

Iberia… DJ Big Daddy Chief, every Fri, 10pm

Lafayette Tap Room …Rod Nickson Project, 930pm

Merlins …Mommy Super High, The Apology, Hanabi, 11pm

Mohawk Place …Willie & the Reinhardts, 7pm . The Burden Brothers, Grand Schematic, 10pm

Nietzsches …Mission Past, 11pm

O Restaurant and Lounge …The Latin Jazz Project, 630-1030pm DJ Scoobie, every Fri, 11pm

Off The Wall …Rotating trip-hop, hip-hop, and abstrakt DJ’s. Come chill in Buffalo’s most unique whatchamacalit. DJ’s Dr. Wisz, Scotty, Zuk, Brandon Chase, and more, 10pm

Shadow Lounge & Restaurant …Buffalo’s only piano bar & lounge featuring Lyn Cala & friends, 630-1030pm

658 Lounge…Operation Putank: DJ’s spin happy hardcore, breaks, and electrohouse, 10pm, 18+

Showplace Theater …Half Way There, A New Beginning, Custom Made, 7pm, 16+

Sphere …ART OF FASHION: Spring Fashion Show 8pm-11pm, $20 (portions to benefit Children’s Hospital)

Tralf …EMERGENZA 4 DAY MUSIC FEST! Tonight: Turning Virtue, Sardonic Grin, Full Treble Stereo, 716, Mad Yellow Sun, Crittenden, Elavation, Baron Zamedi, Gil Transit, 8pm

Tudor Lounge …Karaoke w/ Sing to Ming, 10pm, FREE


Saturday, April 24

Alternative Brews …Robin & the Rubes, 9pm

Blu Lounge …DJs Ma G, The Great Migration & Snackboy (beats, indie, hip hop), 11pm

Broadway Joe’s …Joe’s First Annual Battle of the Bands!! See 2 dozen bands battle it out for thousands of dollars in studio time, and a ridiculous amount of other prizes! This all goes down at 6pm

Club Marcella …Two dance floors with three DJs (house, techno, hip-hop, R&B, trance, disco, old school), every Sat, 10pm

Comix Café …THE SANDMAN! America’s #1 comedy hypnotist is back. You’ll be amazed at what your friends will do on stage. Call 835-HAHA

Continental …BEAUTY PILL: The cigarette girl from the future. W/ Wiley, The Return, 9pm

E.B. Green’s, Hyatt Regency …Jackie Jocko & Joe Peters, every Sat, 7-11pm
Elmwood Lounge …Lance Diamond Show, every Sat, 11pm-3am

Groove …College Night (R&B, hip hop, reggae), 10pm, 18+

Iberia …Voluminous Saturdays w/ Deep Soul Plug, every Sat, 10pm

Lafayette Tap Room …The Beginner & Intermediate Amateur Musician Open Jam. Electric part, acoustic part. 1pm-5pm, call for details. Debbie Davies Band, 930pm

Mohawk Place …Concubine Forming, The Sonic Boom Project, Sparrow Sound Signal, 10pm

Mulligan’s Brick Bar …DJ College, every Sat, 10pm

Nietzsches …Sonic Garden: music of the Grateful Dead, 11pm

O Restaurant and Lounge …David Kane Quartet, every Sat, 7-10pm, FREE

Off The Wall …Rotating trip-hop, hip-hop, and abstrakt DJ’s. Come chill in Buffalo’s most unique whatchamacalit. DJ’s Dr. Wisz, Scotty, Zuk, Brandon Chase, and more, 10pm

Shadow Lounge & Restaurant …Buffalo’s only piano bar & lounge featuring Joe Carnivale & friends, 700-10pm

658 …Xerohour presents the dirty beatz: House, trance, & breaks with different talent every time, 18+, 11pm

Sphere …CHICKS WITH DECKS TOUR!!! DJ Irene, DJ RAP, Suzy Solar, Dayhota, and more, 10pm

Tralf …EMERGENZA 4 DAY MUSIC FEST! Tonight: City Powered Radio, Without Jade, Displaced, Liquid Forest, Total Protonic Reversal, Pamela Ryder, The Outcome, Roadhouse Gypsies, Lareau, 8pm

Tudor Lounge …Moloko Plus, 11pm

Utopia …Sexy Saturdays w/ Jon Boesche, 9pm


Sunday, April 25

Broadway Joe’s …Tribute to Dave Matthew’s, 1030pm

Iberia …Neon Scene, Britpop w/ Aaron & Mike, every Sun, 9m

Crocodile Bar …Strictly Hip plays the music of Tragically Hip, 10pm

Club Marcella …"Life’s a Drag" hosted by Miss Understood w/ DJ Frankie, every Sun, 1130pm &

1:30am

Comix Café …THE SANDMAN! America’s #1 comedy hypnotist is back. You’ll be amazed at what your friends will do on stage. Call 835-HAHA

Merlin’s …Open mic, every Sun, 10pm

McGarrets (formerly Heenans) ...Loose Life Sundays w/ Rhubarb (funky acid jazz), 11pm

Mohawk Place …Sharon Jones, The Dap Kings, 8pm

Nietzsches …The Allen St. Jazz Band, FREE, 730pm

Showplace Theater …Juliana Theory, Anberlin, This Day and Age, Bayside, 6pm, 16+

Tralf …EMERGENZA 4 DAY MUSIC FEST! Tonight: Sanity, Any December, Tom Stahl & the Dangerfields, Trailer Park Mafia, 4th Definition, The 5th Street Band, Groundless, Bitpart, 8pm

Tudor Lounge ...The Jony James Band, every Sun, 7pm, FREE


Monday, April 26

Broadway Joe’s … 210 & Then Presents: International Indie Bands, 930pm

Comix Café …THE SANDMAN! America’s #1 comedy hypnotist is back. You’ll be amazed at what your friends will do on stage. Call 835-HAHA

Elmwood Lounge …Clopex plays every Mon, 930pm, FREE SHOW

Frizzy’s …Lazlo Hollyfeld plays 2 sets, every Mon, Buffalo’s hottest Mon night, 10pm, FREE

Iberia …Spanish Fly with DJ Scoobie, every Mon, 7pm

Nietzsche's …Songwriter Showcase, 830pm / Open Mic, 1030pm, FREE


Tuesday, April 27

Allen St Bar & Grill …Chilled Beats, Scotty and Snackboy spin, dub, downtempo, underground hip-hop, every Tues, 10pm-3am

Broadway Joe’s …Open Mic w/ Joe Childs and The Dirty Dozen, every Tues, 1030pm

Blu Lounge …DJ Two-Ten and DJ E-Rock spin all that is rock, 10pm, FREE

Central Park Grill …Open Mic hosted by Joe & Chris, 930pm

Comix Café …THE SANDMAN! America’s #1 comedy hypnotist is back. You’ll be amazed at what your friends will do on stage. Call 835-HAHA

Iberia …No Wave Tuesdays, every Tues, 10pm

Jade …BIG DUBS: International Drum n Bass Weekly. 11pm 18+

Lafayette Tap Room …Call for bands…Amateur Talent Search Every Tuesday, 730pm

Mohawk Place …The Butchies, Kimya & Dawson, The Missing Planes, The Sweater Kittens, 8pm

Mulligan’s Brick Bar …DJ Fritz, every Tues, 10pm

Nietzsches …Redheaded Stepchild, 9pm

Ya Ya’s … Fat Tuesday EVERY Tuesday! LeeRon Zydeco & the Hot Tamales, Buffalo’s finest oyster bar, every Tues, 6-9pm


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