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A bitter ball

Those lovable bitter guys in the Disappointments take on Valentine's Day with a Bitter Ball Saturday in Mohawk Place. The anti-Valentine's Day Dance for Jilted Lovers includes polkas, country music and the theme "leave your lover behind." Host Abraham Lincoln will offer free love advice and a kissing booth. The evening kicks off with the indie lo-fi rock of Brendan Joseph Jonesing and Canadian rockers the Meligrove Band. The show starts at 10 p.m. Admission is $5, or $3 for those in formal attire.

Music in the Limelight

The Limelight Cafe was the place for touring folk acts to perform in Buffalo during the 1960s and '70s. Today that site, 385 Franklin St., is still a place for creativity as the Florentin Artists Studios. Beginning Thursday, the Florentin recalls the original folk spirit with a new weekly coffeehouse series hosted by Jim Iarocci. The show begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays, with a featured performer from 6-7 p.m., followed by an open mike/jam session that goes to 8:30 p.m. There will be free coffee and parking with baked goods sold to benefit local charities. The first guest is Jerry Raven, who ran the Limelight Cafe. Musicians, writers and poets, especially those with products to sell, are encouraged to contact Iarocci at 871-0296 or

Unveiling "Plastic Queen'

Rock quartet Veil hit the club circuit last March, racking up an impressive number of live performances. The result is heard on the group's second EP "Plastic Queen," being released in concert tonight in the Continental, 212 Franklin St. In addition to a more focused sound, guitarist and songwriter Stephen Perry says Veil strived to give "Plastic Queen" a raw, punkier edge in the studio.

Woody stops in

Relocated pop trio Woody returns home for a show Saturday upstairs in the Tap Room, 320 Pearl St. Woody is putting finishing touches on a five-song EP. Woody's revamped Web site is: Send info to: localmusicchat

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