Local music fans have long been supportive of Moxy Fruvous. The Canadian band started playing local gigs in the early '90s, and now Moxy Fruvous is ready to capture the rest of the States with its current album, "You Will Go to the Moon." The CD harks back to a mid-'60s pop/rock sound that includes a spaced-out cover of the Bee Gees' "I've Gotta Get a Message to You." Moxy Fruvous performs tonight at 9 in an all-ages show in the Tralf, 100 Theater Place, and again on Saturday at 9 p.m. in an over-21 concert. Also performing this week at the Tralf: the Sam Rivers Trio, Monday at 8 p.m.; Robert Hunter, Tuesday at 9 p.m., and Robben Ford, Wednesday at 8 p.m.
SCENE'S BIG FIVE
1. Love Spit Love: Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Funhouse, 1830 Abbott Road. Richard Butler, of the Psychedelic Furs, creates alternative sounds with Love Spit Love.
2. Kama Sutra: Saturday at 11 p.m. in Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St. Local band Kama Sutra and lead singer Andrea DeGolier return after nearly a year's absence. Seven Day Faith opens.
3. Bill Kirchen: Saturday at 11 p.m. in Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Kirchen plays roots rock with a '50s swagger. His new live album is called "Hot Rod Lincoln."
4. Queen Bee & the Blue Hornets: Saturday at 10 p.m. in the Lafayette Tap Room, 391 Washington St. Queen Bee and the boys rock the blues. Little Charlie and the Night Cats open.
5. Terry Sullivan and Dollywatchers: Saturday at 11 p.m. in the Continental, 212 Franklin St. Sullivan, a member of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, and his band play hard-driving rock music.
BIG BEAT STORY OF THE WEEK
This is the opening weekend for the new club Rock 'n' Roll Heaven, 207 Youngs Road. Rock band Honeymoon Suite performs tonight at 10. Honeymoon Suite has been recording for nearly a dozen years, with a string of hit singles and world tours. The Canadian group features singer Johnnie Dee, along with Derry Grehan, Peter Nunn, Tim Harrington and Creighton Doane.
AROUND AND ABOUT
Genesis is coming back to town. The veteran band, with new lead singer Ray Wilson, is on tour in support of the group's current album, "Calling All Stations." Genesis plays Marine Midland Arena on Nov. 8. . . . Garth Brooks, Shawn Colvin, Celine Dion and the Fugees are among the acts scheduled to perform a nationally telecast benefit concert for UNICEF on Dec. 10. . . . Fran Marranca, a Buffalo native, performs her pop music stylings Thursday at 9 p.m. in Nietzsche's. . . . Billboard No. 1, Oct. 3, 1989: "Miss You Too Much," by Janet Jackson.
Captain Tractor plays Celtic rock tonight at 11 in Mohawk Place. . . . Sudden Urge brings blues sounds Thursday at 9 p.m. to the Calumet, 54 W. Chippewa St. . . . Scene quiz: Who said, "I started out learning classical music at the age of 4"? Was it Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Rotten or Billy Joel? Answer: Joel . . . Hamel on Trial plays an in-store performance Saturday at 2 p.m. in New World Record, 512 Elmwood Ave. . . . Billboard No. 1, Oct. 3, 1979: "Sad Eyes" by Robert John. . . . Tom Fenton headlines a reggae jam Sunday at 9 p.m. in Nietzsche's.
Little sister Janet Jackson has a new album due out Tuesday, and pop punk rockers Green Day issue a new release on Oct. 14. . . . Country singer Tracy Lawrence just divorced his wife of six months, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. "Out of respect and love for her, it's time to move on," said Lawrence. Lawrence's hits hit records include the song "Any Fool Can See." . . . Fiona Apple, young singer-songwriter, will come to Buffalo to play in the University of Buffalo's Center for the Arts, Amherst Campus, on Oct. 28. . . . Elton John's tribute to Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997," is No. 1 on the Billboard singles charts this week. . . . Billboard No. 1, Oct. 3, 1967: "The Letter" by the Box Tops. . . . This week's words to live by, courtesy of Rod Stewart: "Wake up, Maggie, I think I got something to say to you."