Nick Veltri and Doug Morgano have a history of showcasing local music, and the duo will offer another R & B and Soul Revue Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Calumet Arts Cafe, 54 W. Chippewa St. Veltri and Morgano, both members of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, have lined up another all-star roster of local talent that includes Gretchen Schulz, Billy McEwen, Barbara St. Clair, Willie Schoellkopf, Harry Stewart, John Brady and Lou Pride.
SCENE'S BIG FIVE
1. The Drovers: Sunday at 9 p.m. in Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St. The Drovers, from Chicago, combine Celtic rock and folk sounds in a unique blend of styles.
2. Steve Owen: Tonight at 11 in Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Alternative country sounds from Owen, who comes from San Francisco.
3. Lonnie Brooks: Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. in the Calumet. Brooks plays hot guitar roadhouse blues.
4. Howard and the White Boys: Tonight at 10 in the Lafayette Tap Room, 391 Washington St. Young Chicago band inspired by B.B. King and Muddy Waters keeps the blues alive.
5. Turning Virtue: Saturday at 9 p.m. in the Tralf, 100 Theater Place. Local alternative band, and David Kane, playing original music.
BIG BEAT STORY OF THE WEEK
The Goo Goo Dolls have apparently settled their differences with Warner Bros. Records. The Buffalo band has renewed and extended its deal with Warner Bros. by signing an exclusive, long-term contract. Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac of the Goos will also appear on an upcoming Fleetwood Mac tribute album. The group also may appear at a meeting of the Buffalo Music Collective in early November.
AROUND AND ABOUT
Correction: Genesis will not play Marine Midland Arena in November. The band's label released a Buffalo tour date for November, but the group will not perform here. . . . David Lindley, guitarist with Jackson Browne, performs his own show Sunday at 5 p.m. in the Calumet Arts Cafe.
Big week at Nietzsche's, with a Planet-sponsored gig Saturday at 10 p.m. featuring God's Children, Girlpope and the Tails. Outer Circle Orchestra performs at the club tonight at 11. . . . A greatest-hits collection from the late Roy Orbison will be released Oct. 28 by DCC Records. . . . Billboard No. 1, Oct. 10, 1980: "Another One Bites the Dust," by Queen.
New Green Day album is due out Tuesday, and aging metalhead Ozzy Osbourne will release a greatest-hits package later this month. . . . Tim Baldwin plays original music Saturday at 11 p.m. in Mohawk Place, and Groovelily, from New York City, is also on the bill.
Bad boy brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher of Oasis reportedly are feuding with ex-Beatle George Harrison. Noel even took a shot at Oasis, saying joining the band "was the biggest mistake I ever made." . . . Scene quiz: Who said, "There's a side of me that will always be a punk"? Was it Yanni, Al Gore or Billy Joe? Answer: Billy Joe, of Green Day.
The Be-Bops play the oldies tonight and Saturday at 11 at T-Birds in the Garden Village Plaza in Cheektowaga. . . . Billboard No. 1, Oct. 10, 1970: "Cracklin' Rosie," by Neil Diamond.
Carolyn Ferrini performs numbers from her new CD, "Rhythm and Jazz," Thursday at 8 p.m. in the Tralf. . . . Stevie J, known as Steve Jordan when he attended Bennett High School, continues to make his mark in studio production, working with national recording acts. . . . Testify, the Buffalo-based Christian acoustic duo, this weekend plays the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. . . . Ray Roehner will perform at the Jethro Tull convention in Burlington, Vt., this weekend. . . . The Irving Klaws play an in-store gig Saturday at 3 p.m. in New World Record, 512 Elmwood Ave. . . . . . . Billboard No. 1, Oct. 10, 1959: "Mack the Knife," by Bobby Darin. . . . This week's words to live by, courtesy the Rolling Stones: "I sit and watch as tears go by."