Dead' of winter
This is it. The week when the devout clubgoer feels the true chill of winter. There's not a whole lot of major concert activity going on.
This happens most years, and we all know it's coming. Not that I feel the need to go out every single night these days, but I still find this a little bit depressing. Even if you can't be at every club show, it's still somehow comforting to know that those club shows are happening.
Now here's what actually is going down during "dead week."
Nietzsche's is the "never say die" venue in Buffalo, and this week is no exception. A Band Named Sue plays a 6 p.m. happy hour set today, setting things up for the Son Of Memphis reunion show, with guests Shakey Stage, at 10 p.m.
On Sunday, Ann Philippone plays at 6 p.m., and the Allen St. Jazz Band featuring Rose Bond performs at 8 p.m. Monday's got the weekly Open Mic with Mike Meldrum; the Genuflektors play Tuesday at 10 p.m.; the Susan Peters Jazz Band arrives at 8 p.m. on Wednesday; and Thursday finds a 5 p.m. slot being filled by John Allen and Billy's Accordion/Saxophone Jazz Duo, with Garda arriving for a 9 p.m. show.
Mohawk Place doesn't quit either. The club is presenting the Blue Rocket Trio at 6 tonight, followed by a triple-bill featuring Chasing Static, Social Scientists and Young Lights, at 9 p.m.
Saturday's early show at Mohawk finds Qualia, Hold it High and Vox Humana joining forces. Later, a killer gig headlined by the Stay Lows will also feature performances from the Gifted Children and the Hunger Anthem, beginning at 9 p.m.