Music - Page 2 of 365 - The Buffalo News

Share this article

print logo

Has there ever been a public outcry for more bands to merge punk-rock snarl with the vocal sway of a Morrissey-esque lounge singer? No—but that didn’t stop Chicago’s Smoking Popes from expertly delivering such strange bedfellows in the early '90s. Led by the unconventional stewardship of lead singer Josh Caterer, the quartet debuted with that stylistic merger on 1…

When the Buffalo Sabres play the Las Vegas Golden Knights in Vegas on Tuesday, the day will have a hometown feel for the blue and gold. Strictly Hip, Buffalo's popular Tragically Hip cover band, will perform a special "tailgate" concert before the game at the Brooklyn Bridge Stage of the New York New York Hotel & Casino at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The band originally rece…

Rambunctious indie-rock trio Made Violent recently shared the music video to the new single "Unamused." The swagger-heavy new track will be featured on the band's forthcoming new EP "Squeeze," which is set to drop in the early months of 2018 Made Violent has received a considerable amount of attention since emerging from Buffalo a few years back, most notably via a b…

Marilyn Manson will bring his Heaven Upside Down tour to the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St.) in Niagara Falls on Feb. 9. The shock rocker, who recently cancelled nine tour dates after being injured in a stage accident, has rescheduled most of his U.S. tour dates for January and February, according to Rolling Stone. The Niagara Falls show wasn't part of the original tour,…

I was not convinced he had it in him. But Eminem took the opportunity during the recent BET Awards to reacquaint hip-hop with its core tenets. He free-styled a brutally impassioned topical discourse. And he did so for no personal gain that I can readily ascertain. In fact, the superstar risked alienating a healthy portion of his fan base. Or maybe not. Perhaps the peopl…

Eminem erupted in the Twittersphere for his anti-Donald Trump cypher, prerecorded then unveiled Tuesday at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, where the rapper did not mince words in expressing his beliefs on the present political state. Overshadowed by the national reaction to Eminem's passionate clip was a second video of Buffalo hip-hop artists Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine …

1) HRVST Festival, 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 14 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Tickets are $25 for a limited time with the code "EATRITE," but are otherwise $55 in advance and increase to $65 day-of. Commentary: The stage is set - albeit in a new location - for the inaugural HRVST Festival, a seven-band indoor show presented by 103.3 FM The Edge in RiverWorks. Frenc…

Blues John Lee Hooker, "King of the Boogie" (Craft/Concord-5 discs). It starts with "Boogie Chillen'" from 1948, just a man and his guitar, Mississippi Delta style. It ends, literally 50 years later, with the same blues on which Hooker collaborates with Eric Clapton. In between, on five discs, is a gloriously thorough and energizing exploration of the music of the bl…

Jazz Fred Astaire and Oscar Peterson, "The Astaire Story" (Verve, two discs). This, from 1952, is one of the greatest packages in the history of recorded jazz. And all the music from it is here on this reissue, including two bonus tracks--an alternate of "I Won't Dance" and a second version of the astonishing Astaire-less prestissimo rocket blues by Oscar Peterson th…

Bill Murray packed them in Wednesday in Kleinhans Music Hall. All ages were there, filling the seats to the rafters. And all night, that packed hall was silent. It wasn't just the star power, that it was Bill Murray, whom everyone knows from movies, before us on the Kleinhans stage. I think everyone got over that in five minutes. It was that the evening was so unu…

Next up in Alternative Buffalo's "Low Dough Show" series (also known by its street name of "You Saw Them First") will be a performance by rising act the Aces at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). The NPR approved Utah quartet has been generating some nice buzz with its playful, synth-laced retro pop. The group's debut EP "I Don't Like Being Honest" w…

The Nicastro Brothers and the Kensingtons will highlight the third annual “Rock for the Cure” concert next week to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Western & Central New York Chapter. The event will take place at 8 p.m. Friday in the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. Joe Nicastro and Tom Lillis, both members of the society’s local chapter board …

One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute, 10 p.m. Oct. 14, VENU (75 W Chippewa St.), $15-$20. If you still are looking to keep the party going after spending the day at the Phoenix-headlined (and recently relocated) HRVST Festival, then head down to the Chip Strip (you heard me) for a tribute to electronic titans Daft Punk. Since its debut in 1997, French house duo Daft Pu…

Sharon Jones The late singer's final recording, "Soul of a Woman," is a heart-melting swan song. Out Oct. 17. King 'HRVST' Phoenix – whose "Ti Amo" is stuck in my head - headlines the new HRVST Festival, at RiverWorks on Oct. 14. http://buffalonews.com/2017/08/15/manchester-orchestra-joywave-added-hrvst-lineup/ Son also rises Dhani Harrison, son of Beat…

When Walter Becker died in early September, I wasn't feeling so hot myself, and I didn’t really deal with the feelings his death conjured in me. Now that I'm beginning to mend, I've been thinking about the Steely Dan co-founder, recalling the many times I'd been lucky enough to see him perform, and pondering the fact that I've been listening to Becker's music since my…