Intrepid Thursdays Week 1, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $5
I will be the first to tell you that jam is just not my scene, but the guys in Intrepid Travelers have a pretty cool idea up their sleeves for their month-long residency at Nietzsche's.
Every Thursday in September, a different local musician will join the quartet to open the show. First up is Sonny Baker (Sonny Baker Band, Lazlo Hollyfeld). The guitar wunderkind will deliver a solo set and maybe even sit in the the group for a couple of songs once the Travelers take the stage.
Future installments of Intrepid Thursdays will feature guest performances by Witty Tarbox, Space Junk and Dirty Blanket.
Schwervon!, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5.
The bare bones duo of Schwervon! has been delivering a charming collection of lo-fi indie pop since debuting in 2000. Despite not releasing anything new since 2014's "Broken Teeth," the group is frequently on the road, whether on its own headlining dates or opening up for the likes of Belle and Sebastian, Guided By Voices, Vampire Weekend and Speedy Ortiz.
The frequent Buffalo visitors' latest local gig will be its first since playing Sugar City in 2014.
On hand for local support will be alt-Allentown MC Jack Toft, Sugar City comedian Pat Kewley and basement punks Slow Mutants.
Fun fact: Former Buffalo mumblecore musician Damian Weber (now residing in New York City) produced the video for the duo's track "Muscle of Your Heart." Watch the clip below and then catch the real deal in person.
The Overcoats, 7 p.m. Sept. 10, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $10.
"Young," the debut record from the harmony-laden duo the Overcoats, is an elegant and soulful fusion of folk, pop and electronica. Shared this past April, the album is set to be road tested as the Brooklyn pair embarks on a headlining tour, one that includes a Buffalo date, to support the release.
The band has, unsurprisingly, caught the attention of NPR, landing a coveted spot behind Bob Boilen's desk for a great installment in the Tiny Desk Concert series (check it out below).
Fans of Dirty Projectors, Sylvan Esso and Lucius should find a new way to fill their Sunday nights now that "Game of Thrones" is done and head down to the Hawk to catch the intriguing act.