All Fibs must pose
My vote in the "Most Hilarious Name for a New Buffalo Supergroup" category goes to the Groveling Pilsburys, who will honor the birthday of George Harrison inside Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St., at 6:30 p.m. next Friday.
Twisting the Harrison-Orbison-Dylan-Petty-Lynne moniker the Traveling Wilburys to meet their clearly devious needs, the Groveling Pilsburys -- Tom Fenton, Jim Iarocci, Jim Palys, Cathy Carfagna, Dave Meinzer, Doug Lambert and Tina Peel -- offers its third annual tribute to the "Quiet Beatle" during happy hour on the front-of-bar stage inside the club.
Oh, my sweet lord! Come wish Harri a happy.
Sarah Harmer arrives in town Wednesday evening, hot on the heels of the release of her new record, "I'm a Mountain," easily the strongest thing the Canadian songwriter has yet produced. Essentially a bluegrass affair, with Harmer's keen observational eye and warm, sultry voice providing continuity and familiarity, and a stellar cast of musicians lending agile support, "Mountain" has been earning critical kudos across the continent.
Even if you've seen Harmer before, this should be a special night of music, particularly considering that it's taking place inside the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., where great acoustics should complement this fairly stunning collection of new songs.
Tickets for Harmer's 7 p.m. show are available now at the Town Ballroom box office, Home of the Hits, New World Record and through Tickets.com. They're priced at $15.
Move over, Busker
Willem Hartong, leader of acoustic rock quartet Breaking Laces, was pictured in the New York Times last year, busking beside a large cardboard sign reading "I want to propose to my girlfriend, but I can't afford a ring." Times are tough for indie-rock legends in waiting, it seems.
Help Hartong scrape up the cash for that ring by supporting Breaking Laces' Thursday evening performance inside Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., beginning at 8 p.m. Check out the band's sound at www.breakinglaces.com.
An emo throwdown happens inside Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Williamsville, beginning at 6 p.m Saturday. Starting Line, Copeland, Gatsby's American Dream, Cartel and others will perform. Tickets are available now at the Infinity box office, or through Ticketmaster, for $15.