Honoring Buffalo musicians
Ballots for this year's Buffalo Music Awards will run in Night-Life magazine beginning Monday through October and online at www.bestofwny.com. Industry professionals (musicians, writers, technicians, etc.) are urged to fill out a ballot for the Nov. 15 awards show to be held in the Funhouse in Lackawanna. Ballots cover a variety of musical styles -- both cover and original -- including rock, punk and R&B.
Live on BNY
Buffalo State College radio station WBNY has released its upcoming fall lineup of "Glorified Rehearsals." The live-to-air performances start at about 9:30 p.m. each Thursday and last about one hour in the Checkerboard Lounge. The shows are free and open to the public. Here's October's lineup: Misconstruity, Thursday; Chesterfield, Oct. 11; Salt Peter, Oct. 18; and Stemm, Oct. 25. The WBNY Local Show Music Awards is slated for Dec. 27.
Punk it up
The biggest punk/psychobilly festival this city may ever see takes place this weekend in Frank's Tudor Lounge. The "Two-Day Bender Show" is an all-ages festival produced by SAVOi! Records. On Saturday, Bluer Skies opens at 4 p.m., followed by Silent Treatment, Mokba, Trailer Park Tornados, Bloody Hollies, Dr. Dirty Sanchez, Concubine Forming, Switch 86, the Tosspots, the Snot Rockets and Johnny Revolting. On Sunday, Emerson starts things off at noon, followed by Generation Riot, Heredity Unknown, Children in Heat, Dropkids, the Budgets, the Razzles and Doombuggy. The Tudor Lounge is located at 335 Franklin St. Call 855-9643 or go online at www.savoylounge.homestead.com/savoylounge1.html
Event helped out
Dave Schulz is happy to report that $16,000 was raised for the American Red Cross at Sunday's "Care Package from Buffalo" benefit in the Tralf. "About 30 different businesses and all the bands got together to help. We couldn't have done it without them," he said. Catch Schulz and C.O. Jones performing 11 p.m. Saturday in the Crocodile Bar. It will be the last chance for a while -- Schulz leaves Sunday for L.A., where C.O. Jones will finish work on a new CD with Goo Goo Doll Robby Takac.
-- Toni Ruberto