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HThe Disaster is 20 Years Young! - Matt Taibbi

Sleeping With the Fishes: Fear Not, Buffalo--Corporate Welfare Will Save You! - Chris Abbey

No Moore Dissent: DLC Targets Populism, Man-Boobs- Matt Taibbi

Drowning the Scorpion: Debating a Neocon- Stan Goff

Condoleezza Rice is Going to Lick Your Beaver- Matt Taibbi


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MF Doom - Ketchup Samurai

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Happy Bhopal to You: The Disaster is 20 Years Young! - Matt Taibbi

Sleeping With the Fishes: Fear Not, Buffalo--Corporate Welfare Will Save You! - Chris Abbey

No Moore Dissent: DLC Targets Populism, Man-Boobs- Matt Taibbi

Drowning the Scorpion: Debating a Neocon- Stan Goff

Condoleezza Rice is Going to Lick Your Beaver- Matt Taibbi


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Bush Refuses to Pardon Turkey, Execution Proceeds as Scheduled

Kmart, Sears Merge to Create One Big Failure - Josh Righter



Departments:

Buffalo in Briefs

BEAST-O-Scopes

Page 3

Separated at Birth?

[sic] - Letters

The Straight Dope w/ Dr Rotten




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Movie Reviews:

Kino Korner

Music Reviews :

Arcade Fire

MF Doom - Ketchup Samurai

BEASTIVITIES

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Wide Right: Bills Still Have a Shot at 5th Super Bowl Loss - Ronnie Roscoe



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I Witless News - I. Gonzalez

Deep Fried - Jason Yungbluth

Bob the Angry Flower - Stephen Notley





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Top Ten Hacks of 2004 Election - Matt Taibbi

MEMRI Problems: Was Kerry's Election Bid Lost in Translation?- Chris Riordan

Pick of the Litter: Bottom-Feeding all the Way to the Top

Redwoods Evil, Must Be Destroyed: Bush Wants Some Wood- Kit Smith

Too Cool for School: City Honors Censorship - Al Uthman

Tortures - R - Us - Christopher Lord


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New Hotel on Baltic Ave: Boon or Burden? - Ian Murphy

10 Tips For Coping with your Dysfunctional Family this Thanksgiving

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Buffalo Music & Entertainment Guide

Wednesday, December 8

Live music.

Alternative Brews …Pro Jam, every week, Chicago Jack & The Marvelous Heptones, 8pm

Broadway Joe’s …One Push Wednesdays: An evening of skate & snow boarding cinema, 10pm

Club Infinity …Universal Grille, 7pm

Colored Musicians Club …Art Anderson Big Band, every Wed, 8-10pm

Cozumel …Open mic w/ Michael Disanto, every Wed, 10pm

E.B. Green’s …Jackie Jocko, every Wed, 6-10pm

Elmwood Lounge …Blankface, every Wed, 10pm

Evolution …Universal Grille, every Wed, 7pm

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

McGarret’s …Buffalo’s finest local groove bands and jam music, $2 Saranacs, 11pm

Merlin’s …Kick Williams, Rick Field, 10pm

Nietzsche’s …All Hank Trio, 9pm

Partner’s …Open Mic hosted by Dennis Reed. Drums, bass, & guitar amps provided, 10pm

Rendezvous

Spot Coffee …Pete Burakowski, 9pm

Tudor Lounge …Pamela Ryder’s Musicians Workshop, every Wed, 9pm

DJ’s.

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

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

Faso’s Grateful Bear …Ladies 80’s Night

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

La Luna …E-Love & Don spin rock, brit-pop, indie, & new wave, 10pm

Mulligan’s …DJ Doug every Wednesday, 10pm

Off The Wall …Transmission Indie: Indie Rock Wednesdays, 10pm-2am

Thursday December 9

Live music.

Broadway Joe’s …PS2 Tournamet: NHL 2004

Colored Musicians Club …Carol McLaughlin Band, every Thurs, 8-10pm

Groove,,,Warlock, Illmatic spin r&b, hip-hop, and reggae, 10pm

Comix Cafe …Mike Diesel: The People’s Comic, call 835-HAHA for reservations

Crocodile Bar …Universal Grille Band, 9pm

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

Lafayette Tap Room …The Mick Hayes Band, 830pm, free

McGarret’s  …The finest jazz-jam-funk bands every week, $2 pints of anything! 11pm

Merlin’s …Peter Williams, David Gilmet, George Skaros, 10pm

Nietzsche’s …Jim Whitford & Friends, 9pm

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

DJ’s.

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

Club Marcella …Ladies Night Thursdays, drag kings & queens perform @ 930 & 1130pm

Continental …Retro Thursdays (upstairs), 10pm

Frank’s …METAL NIGHT. The only one in the city. Stoner Metal Sandy throws down the grind. 11pm

Groove,,,Warlock, Illmatic spin r&b, hip-hop, and reggae, 10pm

658 Lounge …Last Minute DnB: drum n bass, 10pm, free

New World Record …DJ Zuk, soundscapes for the mind, every week 8-10pm

Opium Lounge … Depeche Mode vs. Kraftwerk: Back 2 the 80’s w/ DJ Mike Parker, vintage tunes, huge patio, 10pm

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

                 

Friday, December 10

Live music.

Alternative Brews …JJ Swing Big Band, 6pm

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

Broadway Joe’s …Breather Resist, Suicide Note, 10pm

Buffalo Icon …Holiday Showcase!! Woke Up in Vegas, Cherry Bing, Drawback, By Autumns End, Fillmore, and more, 5pm start

Club Infinity …KLEAR, The Foundation, Flatlined, doors 730pm, all ages

Comix Cafe …Mike Diesel: The People’s Comic, call 835-HAHA for reservations

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

Kabob & Curry …Worldly Improvisations of Purnima, great Indian food, 6pm

Lafayette Tap Room …Happy Hour w/ Jelly Jar, 5pm, free / Magic Red, 930pm

McGarret’s  …Rhubarb, 10pm

Merlin’s …Full Treble Stereo, Nothing Personal, Mother May I, 10pm

Mr. Goodbar …Roach, Hanabi, Orsons Well, 930pm

Mohawk Place …Willie & The Reinhardts, 730pm /  Ian Moore Luminaria Tour, The Kissers, 1030pm

Nietzsche’s …Refer to Manual, Anal Pudding, 1030pm

O Restaurant and Lounge … The Latin Jazz Project, 630-1030pm, FREE

Pearl Street Brewery …Scott Celani, every week, @ happy hour 530pm

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

Spot Coffee …Shambu, hotter than your mother, 9pm

The Tralf …Karrin Allyson, 8pm

Tudor Lounge …Dan Harper, The Designated Hitters, every Fri, 6pm, free

DJ’s.

Blu Lounge …Freestyle Fridays: Funk, soul, indie rock, breaks, 80’s, and anything else to get you moving, 11pm

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

Continental …Energy: Modulation w/ DJ Digital Pixie (downstairs) / Goth/Alt/Indie/DJ (upstairs), 11pm

Frank’s …Rewind Fridays hosted by Biz-E, with guest DJ’s spinning underground beats, 11pm

Jade …PLUSH Fridays: The finest in house music from Jubei, Ryan Lidell, and special guests. 10pm

O Restaurant and Lounge …DJ Skoobie, every Fri, 1130pm

Off The Wall …Rotating trip-hop, hip-hop, and abstrakt DJ’s. Come chill in Buffalo’s most unique retro-cafe-bar-restaurant-chill-space. 11pm

Opium Lounge …Latin Fridays: salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaton, 10pm-4am

Prespa …Foundation: Every Friday featuring deep house, downtempo, electro, & broken-beat in a casual sophisticated lounge setting, 10pm

658 Lounge …Funky Fresh Fridays: Breaks all night from DJ’s citra, devious, and special guests, 11pm, 18+

Sphere …Ladies Night, Ladies Free, 11pm

Saturday, December 11

Live music.

Alternative Brews …Speedy Parker Band, 9pm

Broadway Joe’s …Kosmic Barnyard, Jazz Barn, 9pm / Noble Truth, 12am

Buffalo Icon …Evan Dando (Lemonheads), w/ Last Conservative, The Old Sweethearts, 8pm

Central Park Grill …Ron Locurto Band, 9pm

Club Infinity …90 West, line dancing 7-8pm then the band!

Comix Cafe …Mike Diesel: The People’s Comic, call 835-HAHA for reservations

Continental …Undefined, Hesperus, Endface, 10pm

Cruise Inn …Three Man, 9pm

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

Lafayette Tap Room …John Riggi & The Cruisin Deuces, 930pm

Merlin’s …L’Dorado, La Cacahouette, Ken Reaume, The Telephonics, 11pm

Mohawk Place …Early Show: The Evictors 7pm / Flatbed, Soul Hitchhiker, 11pm

Nietzsche’s …Roque Science, Mark Webb, 10pm

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

Pokey Joe’s Club Bar …Blues Matinee hosted by Brent & The Accuratones, 2-6pm

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

Sheas …BARENAKED LADIES, call for time

Showplace Theatre …Breaking Benjamin, and more tba

Tralf …Kelley Hunt, 8pm

Xtreme Wheels …Bangerang, Rex Banner, Mechatama, Dead Standards, The City Creeps, 6pm, all ages

DJ’s.

Allen St. Hardware Cafe …Sick & Tone Atlas: Jazz soul and hip-hop sprinklings, every week @ 11pm

Blu Lounge …House music. Techno music. DJ’s Aeon & Josh Waxum, 11pm

Club Marcella …Cruzin Saturdays, live house trance techno with DJ Mighty Mic, 10pm

Continental …Alternative Dance CDJ (upstairs), 11pm

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

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

Off The Wall …Rotating trip-hop, hip-hop, and abstrakt DJ’s. Come chill in Buffalo’s most unique retro-cafe-bar-restaurant-chill-spot. 11pm

Prespa …Structure: house, breaks, electro, & electric beats in a lounge setting, DJ Scotty deja blu. 2 for 1 pints after 2am.

Rendezvous …Jubei, Kei, & Spectre, midnight

Sphere …Live to Air with Wild 101.1 DJ Noodles on the main floor, Lil Joe in the front lounge, 18+ to enter, 11pm

Steel Drums …SUMMER BREEZE SATURDAYS: Steppin Out Sounds (Reggae, Dancehall, Roots) w/ DJ Universal, Tony Vibes, & Mr. Woo, 2nd drink free!, 10pm

Utopia …Sexy Saturdays w/ Jon Boesche, 9pm

Sunday, December 12

Live music.

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

Faso’s …Initiation, 8pm

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

Mohawk Place …The Legendary Shack Shakers

Nietzsche’s …The Allen St. Jazz Band, never a cover charge, 730pm

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

DJ’s.

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

Le Metro (Elmwood) …”Sunday Skool” deep house, trip hop, chill-out soul, 11pm

Rendezvous

Spot Coffee …Dharma Lab spins broken beats & downtempo, come chill, 8pm

Monday, December 13

Live music.

Broadway Joe’s …Greenlight Booking presents Indie Night, 10pm

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

Merlin’s …Karaoke w/ Billy-Oke, every Mon, 10pm

McGarret’s  …Rhubarb fills in for Lazlo Hollyfeld, 10pm

Mohawk Place …Travis Morrison, Beauty Pill, Exit Strategy, 9pm

Nietzsche’s …Singer/Songwriter Showcase 830pm / Open Mike with Michael Meldrum, 1030pm

Tuesday, December 14

Live music.

Broadway Joe’s …Open Mic Tuesday w/ Hoaxium & Stinky Ben, every Tues., 1030pm

Comix Cafe …Dueling Pianos, every week, call 835-HAHA

Nietzsche’s …John Lombardo & Friends, 10pm

Trinity Episcopal Church …Hallwalls Presents: FRED ANDERSON TRIO, w/ William Parker, Hamid Drake, 8pm

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

DJ’s.

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 15

Live music.

Alternative Brews …Pro Jam, every week, Chicago Jack & The Marvelous Heptones, 8pm

Broadway Joe’s …One Push Wednesdays: An evening of skate & snow boarding cinema, 10pm

Club Infinity …Universal Grille, 7pm

Colored Musicians Club …Art Anderson Big Band, every Wed, 8-10pm

Cozumel …Open mic w/ Michael Disanto, every Wed, 10pm

Evolution …White Chocolate, 4 hr set!, 630pm

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

E.B. Green’s …Jackie Jocko, every Wed, 6-10pm

Elmwood Lounge …Blankface, every Wed, 10pm

Evolution …Universal Grille, every Wed, 7pm

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

Lafayette Tap Room …Rod Nickson, John Riggi, Pete Howard, & Jeff Whiting, 7pm

McGarret’s …Buffalo’s finest local groove bands and jam music, $2 Saranacs. 11pm

Merlin’s …Fogcutter, Super Rockstars, 10pm

Nietzsche’s …Mike Meldrum & Friends, 8pm

Partner’s …Open Mic hosted by Dennis Reed. Drums, bass, & guitar amps provided, 10pm

Rendezvous

Tudor Lounge …Pamela Ryder’s Musicians Workshop, every Wed, 9pm

DJ’s.

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

Broadway Joe’s …Script Pro presents: Hip-hop and Urban Culture, 10pm

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

Faso’s Grateful Bear …Ladies 80’s Night

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

La Luna …E-Love & Don spin rock, brit-pop, indie, & new wave, 10pm

Mulligan’s …DJ Doug every Wednesday, 10pm

Off The Wall …Transmission Indie: Indie Rock Wednesdays, 10pm-2am

Thursday December 16

Live music.

Colored Musicians Club …Carol McLaughlin Band, every Thurs, 8-10pm

Comix Cafe …Mike Dambra: If you can’t take it don’t go! Call 835-HAHA for reservations

Crocodile Bar …Universal Grille Band, 9pm

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

Lafayette Tap Room …The Mick Hayes Band, 830pm, free

McGarret’s  …The finest jazz-jam-funk bands every week, $2 pints of anything! 11pm

Merlin’s …Dislaced, As Summer Dies, 10pm

Mohawk Place …Amateur Thief, more TBA, 8pm

Nietzsche’s …Whatsie, The In Crowd, 8pm

Sphere …Hutch Tech Band Concert, 6-10pm

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

DJ’s.

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

Club Marcella …Ladies Night Thursdays, drag kings & queens perform @ 930 & 1130pm

Continental …Retro Thursdays (upstairs), 10pm

Frank’s …METAL NIGHT. The only one in the city. Stoner Metal Sandy throws down the grind. 11pm

Groove,,,Warlock, Illmatic spin r&b, hip-hop, and reggae, 10pm

658 Lounge …Last Minute DnB: drum n bass, 10pm, free

New World Record …DJ Zuk, soundscapes for the mind, every week 8-10pm

Opium Lounge … Depeche Mode vs. Kraftwerk: Back 2 the 80’s w/ DJ Mike Parker, vintage tunes, huge patio, 10pm

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

Friday, December 17

Live music.

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

Anchor Bar …Jimmy Gomes and the Jazz Example, every Fri, 10pm

Broadway Joe’s …Madd Graphix Tattoo Xmas Show!! W/ Pseudoslang, Reginoff, Mr. Lion, and more TBA, 10pm

Buffalo Icon …Mushroomhead, Bile, 3 Minutes of Hate, Fireborn, 7pm

Comix Cafe …Mike Dambra: If you can’t take it don’t go! Call 835-HAHA for reservations

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

HSBC Arena … KISSMAS BASH: Avril Lavigne, Simple Plan, Jo Jo, Vanessa Carlton, and more, 7pm

Kabob & Curry …Worldly Improvisations of Purnima, great Indian food, 6pm

Lafayette Tap Room …Billy McEwen Band, 930pm

McGarret’s  …Fred Slack’s is a Winner (featuring members of Rhubarb, Lazlo Hollyfeld, and Thought), 11pm, word life

Merlin’s …Amy Ryan & The Operatives, Hoaxium, Rogue Science, 11pm

Mohawk Place …Willie & The Reinhardts, 730pm / The Brutal Knights, The Blowtops, Trailer Park Tornados, 11pm

O Restaurant and Lounge …The Latin Jazz Project, 630-1030pm

Pearl Street Brewery …Scott Celani, every week, @ happy hour 530pm

Sapphire Lounge …Fudge, Rick James Dealer, 10pm

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

Tudor Lounge …Dan Harper, The Designated Hitters, every Fri, 6pm, free

DJ’s.

Blu Lounge …Freestyle Fridays: Funk, soul, indie rock, breaks, 80’s, and anything else to get you moving, 11pm

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

Continental …WBNY & Home of the hits present: End of Semester Rock Star Party, guest DJ’s and surprises all night (downstairs) 10pm / Goth/Alt/Indie/DJ (upstairs), 11pm

Frank’s …Rewind Fridays hosted by Biz-E, with guest DJ’s spinning underground beats, 11pm

Jade …PLUSH Fridays: The finest in house music from Jubei, Ryan Lidell, and special guests. 10pm

O Restaurant and Lounge …DJ Skoobie, every Fri, 1130pm

Off The Wall …Rotating trip-hop, hip-hop, and abstrakt DJ’s. Come chill in Buffalo’s most unique retro-cafe-bar-restaurant-chill-space. 11pm

Opium Lounge …Latin Fridays: salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaton, 10pm-4am

Prespa …Foundation: Every Friday featuring deep house, downtempo, electro, & broken-beat in a casual sophisticated lounge setting, 10pm

Sphere …Ladies Night, Ladies Free, 11pm

 

Saturday, December 18

Live music.

Alternative Brews …Mark Winsick Band, 9pm

Broadway Joe’s …Queen City Knights CD Release Party w/ Wide of Mark, League, 10pm

Buffalo Icon …Robber on High Street, The Dears

Club Infinity …Bareback Jack, line dancing 7-8pm them the band!

Comix Cafe …Mike Dambra: If you can’t take it don’t go! Call 835-HAHA for reservations

Continental …Annual FEMS Christmas Bash w/ special guest Anal Pudding, 10pm

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

Lafayette Tap Room …WNY Blues Society Amateur Jam 2pm / Studebaker John, 930pm

Merlin’s …Justin Guerin, The Wintersleepers, The Staylows, 11pm

Mohawk Place …Harvest Sum Records Xmas Party: The Old Sweethearts, Semi Tough, The Sleeping Kings of Iona, Johnny Nobody, Tracy Morrow, 10pm

Nietzsche’s …McCarthyizm Xmas Party: The Ifs, The Chesire Cat, The Transonics, 9pm

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

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

Showplace Theatre …This Day and Age, The Spill Canvas, Down To Earth Appraoch, What Truth Is, The Last Broadcast, 6pm, all ages

Tralf …The Eric Starr Group, 8pm

Xtreme Wheels …Another Day Faded, Ashes from Empire, And Many More, A Loss For Words, Wide of the Mark, Cherrybing, 6pm, all ages

DJ’s.

Allen St. Hardware Cafe …Sick & Tone Atlas: Jazz soul and hip-hop sprinklings, every week @ 11pm

Blu Lounge …House music. Techno music. DJ’s Aeon & Josh Waxum, 11pm

Club Marcella …”Boys Night Out”, live house trance techno with DJ Mighty Mic, 10pm

Continental …Alternative Dance CDJ (upstairs), 11pm

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

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

Off The Wall …Rotating trip-hop, hip-hop, and abstrakt DJ’s. Come chill in Buffalo’s most unique retro-cafe-bar-restaurant-chill-space. 11pm

Prespa …Structure: house, breaks, electro, & electric beats in a lounge setting, DJ Scotty deja blu. 2 for 1 pints after 2am.

Rendezvous …Jubei, Kei, & Spectre, midnight

Steel Drums …SUMMER BREEZE SATURDAYS: Steppin Out Sounds (Reggae, Dancehall, Roots) w/ DJ Universal, Tony Vibes, & Mr. Woo, 2nd drink free!, 10pm

Sphere …NO DOUGH SHOW: It’s our Snow Jam Shizzo. Featuring Pitbull, and more artists to be announced, 930pm

Utopia …Sexy Saturdays w/ Jon Boesche, 9pm

Sunday, December 19

Live music.

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

Faso’s Grateful Bear …Sonic Garden, 8pm

Merlin’s …Open mic, every Sun, 10pm

Nietzsche’s …The Allen St. Jazz Band, FREE, 730pm

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

DJ’s.

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

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

1:30am

Le Metro (Elmwood) …”Sunday Skool” Deep House, trip-hop, funky soul, 11pm

Rendezvous

Spot Coffee (Downtown …DJ Flip, Souo Station, 830pm, 1030pm

Monday, December 20

Live music.

Broadway Joe’s …Greenlight Booking presents Indie Night, 10pm

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

Merlin’s …Karaoke w/ Billy-Oke, every Mon, 10pm

McGarret’s  …Rhubarb, 10pm, FREE

Mohawk Place …DR Dirty Sanchez Reunion Show, w/ The Rabies, 10pm

Nietzsche’s …Singer/Songwriter Showcase 830pm / Open Mike with Michael Meldrum, 1030pm

Tuesday, December 21

Live music.

Broadway Joe’s …Open Mic w/ Hoaxium & Stinky Ben, every Tues, 1030pm

Comix Cafe …Dueling Pianos, every week, call 835-HAHA

Nietzsche’s …Redheaded Stepchild, 9pm

Sphere …Arts Council of Buffalo & Erie County present: Winter Solstice Chill Out, live art, music, and multimedia, 5-7pm

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

DJ’s.

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

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

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

Wednesday, December 22

Live music.

Alternative Brews …Pro Jam, every week, Chicago Jack & The Marvelous Heptones, 8pm

Broadway Joe’s …One Push Wednesdays: An evening of skate & snow boarding cinema, 10pm

Club Infinity …Universal Grille, 7pm

Colored Musicians Club …Art Anderson Big Band, every Wed, 8-10pm

Cozumel …Open mic w/ Michael Disanto, every Wed, 10pm

E.B. Green’s …Jackie Jocko, every Wed, 6-10pm

Elmwood Lounge …Blankface, every Wed, 10pm

Evolution …Universal Grille, every Wed, 7pm

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

McGarret’s …Buffalo’s finest local groove bands and jam music, $2 Saranacs. 11pm 

Nietzsche’s …More Than Me, 10pm

Partner’s …Open Mic hosted by Dennis Reed. Drums, bass, & guitar amps provided, 10pm

Tudor Lounge …Pamela Ryder’s Musicians Workshop, every Wed, 9pm

DJ’s.

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

Broadway Joe’s …Script Pro presents: Hip-hop and Urban Culture, 10pm

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

Faso’s Grateful Bear …Ladies 80’s Night

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Sleeping With the Fishes

Chris Abbey

What do dying urban centers need to keep them afloat when everything and everyone has long since moved out to the suburbs? A gimmick, of course, like the Arch in St. Louis or, even cooler, a Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of fame like Cleveland has! Too bad those ideas were already taken, and the only thing our leaders could think of is resurrecting the long dead Aud and turning it into a massive Bass Pro outdoor shop, along with a hotel and restaurant.


Happy Bhopal to You

Matt Taibbi

THE BHOPAL DISASTER had its 20th anniversary last week, and so was duly (and briefly) commemorated in the inside sections of a few American newspapers.

It is unlikely, however, that any public figures are going to pay tribute to what happened 20 years ago this week. Which is too bad, because as far as America is concerned, the week of Dec. 9 to 16 was the more important week of the Bhopal disaster. That's when we got over Bhopal.


Drowning the Scorpion

Stan Goff

When I was first invited by Dr. Stephen Smith to speak at Winthrop University in South Carolina, I was preparing a trip to Haiti and I didn't give much thought to how I would handle the engagement. I'd just finished being pole-axed by a bout of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and it was everything I could do to just pull the Haiti trip together. So I didn't pay much attention to the person who would appear with me - one Patrick Clawson - to represent "the other side" in a forum/debate billed as "What Next in Iraq? A Post-Election Perspective."


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Seeing your last rag/magazine complaining about the last Presidential elections made me laugh. You commies have nothing better to do but insult our President, our country and our troops. You all should go back and help your fellows brothers in the Ukraine, where there really was a corrupted and stolen election.


The Top 10 Hacks of the 2004 Election

Matt Taibbi

10 - GEORGE WILL, NEWSWEEK: Will uses big words and pompous literary references to dress up what are basically the brutish and vulgar thinking patterns of a non-union meat-packing plant owner. He is a pig in a lace hat.


MEMRI Problems

Chris Riordan

Stranded from intellect and worthwhile rhetoric in Utica, NY for the last few months, I have made a habit of visiting political discussion boards online for a dose of informed bantering and arguing. I tend to gravitate towards conservative cyber communities because I generally prefer arguing to agreeing.


Pick of the Litter

Pat Ragpicker

It's 4am on a winter night, and I'm parked on a dead end street near Kaisertown. It’s a secluded corner of the city I found by driving around aimlessly. I'm new to town, and penniless after buying my van with $700 I squirreled away the last time I got a paycheck. That was 7 months ago. Over those months, I managed to live off a few hundred bucks while sleeping in a warehouse closet and helping some friends make a TV show to try selling to a network.


Redwoods Evil, Must be Destroyed

Kit Smith

Nature is a bad and inconvenient thing. It must be stopped. That's why so many of us environmental scientists voted for Bush. He recognizes that endangered species are tasty, that Yellowstone is the most awesome place for snowmobiling in the whole world, and that those horrible California Redwoods are home to Satan himself.


Too Cool for School

Al Uthman

In the decomposing cesspool of Buffalo's public schools, City Honors has long been regarded as something of a gem. In fact, it is widely regarded as the best school the city has to offer, with the brightest kids around.


Tortures-R-Us

Christopher Lord

Iraqis wondering what the next phase of the Republicans' invasion of their country will bring should consider El Aguacate airstrip in Honduras. In 2001, 185 bodies were dug up there: the victims were the 'terrorists' and 'enemies of democracy' of the day.




O Buffalo

Al Uthman

It's time to face some unpleasant facts, Buffalo. This country may not be the best place for us anymore. On November 2nd, we all bore witness to a terrible turning point in our history; a bad lifestyle choice, if you will. We had the chance to reject the increasing madness of our nation's leadership, their blind march to pointless war and craven desire to take advantage of us in every manner conceivable, and we blew it. America has spoken, and it said "duh."


Love or 4-Hour Erections

Matt Taibbi

...If history is any guide, the DLC will spend the next four years trying to find a pious bomb-thrower to put up as the nominee- unless, of course, the poll numbers in a few years' time show that Barack Obama is good-looking, black and charming enough to get the party over the hump using the same basic playbook that worked so swimmingly this time.


10 Ultra-cynical Ways to Beat the Republicans

Why did the Democrats lose? At least in part, it's because they thought that being right would actually work in their favor. Let's face it, logic doesn't mean squat in politics. People say there's too much cynicism in politics today, but we think there really isn't enough. Cynicism works. The Republican Party has embraced it, and it has worked wonders for them. The Democrats have made some progress in this area, but they are still lagging badly. If there's any hope for the blue states, they must learn the lessons of Machiavelli and Rove. To help them along, the BEAST offers these suggestions.