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Christmas in Hell: No, Virginia, There is no Santa Claus- Matt Taibbi

Disinformation Age: America Loves a Good Liar- Allan Uthman

Power 1, Truth 0: RIP Gary Webb, Journalism - Michael Manville

Insane in the Ukraine - Matt Taibbi


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Celebrity Holiday Greetings

Ridiculous Gift Guide

Tips on Buying Thoughtless Gifts

Giambra Admits Drinking Live Sea Monkeys

Area Child Expects Lame Christmas Gifts

Paris Hilton's What Hot & What's Not in 2005

Advice From John Ritter's Ghost



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Separated at Birth?

[sic] - Letters

I HATE YOU: The Senate, Slaves to the South

DJ's Notes from the Big House

The Straight Dope w/ Dr Rotten




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Kino Korner



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Bob the Angry Flower - Stephen Notley


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



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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 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 & snowboarding 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

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 23

Live music.

Broadway Joe’s …Local Showcase #68: Undefined, The Ducinals, Vacancy, and more TBA, 10pm

Buffalo Icon …Standard of Living, A New Beginning, Already Famous, Drawback, Jettson, 630pm

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

Continental …The Continental Christmas Party w/ The Habit, Rhubarb, Swagger, Ghostrunner, and DJ Adrian, 9pm

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

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 …Hanabi, Hesperus, 10pm

Mohawk Place …3rd Annual Joe Strummer Tribut Show w/ Rebel Waltz Orchestra, The Prisoners, Semi Sweets, John Lombardo, 9pm

Nietzsche’s …Rick Smith & Friends, 6pm / Liz Abbott, 930pm

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), new Fake CD Release Party, 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 24

Live music.

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

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

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

Mohawk Place …Willie & The Reinhardts, 730pm /

Nietzsche’s …Tim Baldwin & Friends, FREE, 8pm

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

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

Broadway Joe’s …Christmas Eve party: DJ Depree (rare soul, undeground, classic hip hop), free wings, 6pm

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 …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

Baby Jesus loves you.

Live music.

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

Merlin’s …Jupiter Jefferson, Swagger, Kick Williams, 10pm, FREE

Nietzsche’s …Mitch’s Infydels Reunion Show, 10pm

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

Shadow Lounge & Restaurant … Joe Carnivale, solo pianist, 7-10pm

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+

Left Bank …Le Tranquil: smooth, vibrant music in a classic 1885 atmosphere. Deep house, electro, retro, trip hop, and funk. DJ’s 3po & Timas, special guest every week, 12am

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 26

Live music.

Comix Cafe …ComedySportz All-Improv Show, 730pm

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

Lafayette Tap Room …Dr. Z’s Post Christmas Bash, 8pm

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

Nietzsche’s …Sons of Memphis Reunion Show, Those Damn Burritos, 8pm

Sphere …Melodius Productions presents: The After Christmas Party w/ Annetta Bonner Martin of the Platters, Special Blend, & Ugetsu, 6pm

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 27

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

Mohawk Place …Ansley Court, 50 Amp Fuse, Global Village Idiots, 9pm

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

Tuesday, December 28

Live music.

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

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

Continental …Metal Blade Records Showcase: Sons of Azrael, The Red Death, Bleed for Me, Fireborn, Thoughts Lost, 7pm

Mohawk Place …City of God, AKP, 9pm

Nietzsche’s …Redheaded Stepchild, 10pm

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 29

Live music.

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

Broadway Joe’s …One Push Wednesdays: An evening of skate & snowboarding 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

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

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

Merlin’s …Chump Foundation (former 62 South members), 10pm

Nietzsche’s …The Thirds Reunion Show w/ Joe Head, Jim Brucato, Charley O’Neil, 8pm

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 30

Live music.

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

Comix Cafe …Nick Siracuse, writer for Jay Leno, call 835-HAHA

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 …Missing Planes, Penetrating Green, Tiger Cried Beef, 930pm

Mohawk Place …The Imports, The Pavers, Brickey & the Brawlers, 8pm

Nietzsche’s …Numoniker Reunion, 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

Broadway Joe’s …Welcome back Cutler! An evening of rare jazz/soul, underground, & classic hip hop w/ DJ Cutler, Tone Atlas, and guests, 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

New Year’s Eve

Live music.

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

Broadway Joe’s …Left of Oblivion, Amy Ryan & The Operatives, special guests, 10pm

Comix Cafe …New Years Eve Party. All tickets pre-sold only. Call 835-HAHA for details

Continental …Darkling, Undefined, Haunted By Angels, Thrown to the Wolves, Low Road Revival, 9pm

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

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

Merlin’s …Molotov Cocktail Inc., Roadhouse Gypsies, Handsome Jack, 11pm

Mohawk Place …Willie & The Reinhardts, 730pm / After Midnight, The Limits, 9pm

Nietzsche’s …Allen St. Jazz Band, Pamela Ryder, Alison Pipitone Band, 9pm

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

Pearl Street Brewery …New Years Eve w/ CASH ONLY

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 …Goth/Alt/Indie/DJ (upstairs), Tonight: Headscan CD Release Party, 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 …NYE: Free Buffet, Open Call Bar from 10pm-1am!! Wild 101.1 Live to Air, come join the party @ 10pm, all night liquor license

 

Saturday January 1st

Live music.

Broadway Joe’s …Minuet, Clearmotive, & more TBA, 10pm

Comix Cafe …Nick Siracuse, writer for Jay Leno, call 835-HAHA

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

Merlin’s …The Dulcinals, Apology, My Last Heartbreak, 11pm

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

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

Shadow Lounge & Restaurant … Joe Carnivale, solo pianist, 7-10pm

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+

Left Bank …Le Tranquil: smooth, vibrant music in a classic 1885 atmosphere. Deep house, electro, retro, trip hop, and funk. DJ’s 3po & Timas, special guest every week, 12am

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

Utopia …Sexy Saturdays w/ Jon Boesche, 9pm

Sunday, January 2

Live music.

Buffalo Icon …LEAGUE, By Autumn’s End, Sleeping Girl Drowning, Between Walls, Fillmore, 6pm

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

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, January 3

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

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

Tuesday, January 4

Live music.

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

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

Dome Theatre …Hatebreed, Agnostic Front, Diecast, Love is Red, Autumn Offering, 6pm

Nietzsche’s …Redheaded Stepchild, 10pm

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, January 5

Live music.

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

Broadway Joe’s …One Push Wednesdays: An evening of skate & snowboarding 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 …Tina Crapsi & Friends, 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

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Disinformation Age

Allan Uthman

....The problem with the left is that our whole model of changing opinions—that contrary facts will alter people’s views—is inherently flawed. Mundane, oafish Americans, in a national competition to see how many $3.99 “support our troops” ribbon magnets they can fit onto the backs of their Suburbans, simply aren’t interested in reality...Let’s face it; there is a sizable chunk of the population who deny the validity of evolution—evolution. Who are we kidding, thinking we can make them see the errors in Social Security privatization?


Christmas in Hell!

Matt Taibbi

NO ONE NOTICED, of course, but last year, I did not file a column on Christmas week. This was not because I was too busy with a long schedule of holiday merry-making.

On the contrary: As editor Jeff Koyen can attest, I actually tried to write a column on Christmas last year. I spent three long days reading and rereading the old New York Sun's hideous "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" column, and tried to come up with a satisfying counter-argument. The opening was easy enough:


Celebrity Holiday Greetings

Hey everyone! Aren't my tits great? Truly they are a gift unto us from the Holy Father. I'm so hot for Jesus!

Please buy Nick's album. He could really use the help.

 


Power 1, Truth 0

Michael Manville

On December 12th I opened my Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times and saw in the obituaries that Gary Webb was dead. More specifically, I saw that Gary Webb had killed himself. He had, it seems, shot himself in the head. When movers arrived at his house on Saturday they found a note on the door that said "Please do not enter. Call 911 and ask for an ambulance."


Ridiculous Gift Guide

Matt Taibbi

The Devito Code: A new and baffling sequel to the much-lauded Da Vinci Code, involving a murder mystery in Hollywood which leads to the pointlessly protracted revelation of a secret code interspersed throughout the body of work of actor/director Danny Devito.


Insane in the Ukraine

Matt Taibbi

I've been trying to avoid the subject of Ukraine, not only in this column, but in general. Like anyone with strong ties to Russia, I have a whole range of feelings about Ukraine and Ukrainians, not all of them generous.



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.



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.



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."



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.