Good Thursdays with Alternative Buffalo, 10 p.m. March 9, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.), free.
This week may be a good excuse to get out of the house and finally treat yourself to a Good Thursday night.
The popular alternative-rock radio station has been hosting its weekly takeover of the college bar for some time now, playing buzzing tracks from its influential #Altplaylist, giving away free station swag and offering tastings from the bar's impressive lineup of cask beers.
In case you missed it, upcoming sold-out shows from Andrew McMahon and the 1975 are being presented by Alt Buffalo, which means the only way to get a ticket these days may be through the station. If that isn't a good enough reason to roll the dice and pop in for a Good Thursday, then I don't know what is.
Cold Wave at the Cat Cave, 8 p.m. March 10, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5.
The recurring mixed-media dance party is once again set to return to downtown's go-to music venue.
Series DJs Colin Gabriel, Nicholas Reid and Manny Petty will be on hand to spin dance-heavy sets of goth-rock, synth-pop and, fittingly, coldwave (the French variant of the experimental post-punk genre) all night long.
Joining the trio of DJs will be a live performance from pieces, the dark synth project from TMMC bandmates Bill Nehill and Ed Hallborg, as well as live painting installations, tables from a variety of local artists and a selection of vegan foods and desserts, because why not.
Live Band Karaoke, 10 p.m. March 10, Studio at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.), free.
It's that time of the month over at the Waiting Room.
The Delaware Avenue venue's uber-popular monthly karaoke series is back with its 150-plus song catalog featuring some of the finest selections of emo, pop-punk and hardcore available for your singing pleasure.
The real kicker of the Waiting Room series is that a live band will be backing the want-to-be singers on stage, adding just a bit more credibility to those wishing to live out their rock-star dreams.
Expect to hear throat shredding, nostalgia-inducing cuts from Taking Back Sunday, Brand New, My Chemical Romance, Paramore, No Doubt, Operation Ivy, Rancid, Green Day and many more throughout the night.