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MUSIC CHATTER

WBNY in the clubs

Buffalo State College radio station WBNY has long supported the original music scene on the airwaves. Now the station is bringing the music to the people in a new way. WBNY presents Astronaut Lost, Emerson and Dollar Canon, along with special guests, in concert at 11 tonight in Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. The 18-and-over show costs $3, with all of the door money donated to the American Red Cross. The show will be broadcast over the air and Internet. Check out wbny.buffalostate.edu to hear WBNY's new Internet streamlining.

Niagara County rocks

Klear is coming out of the studio and into the clubs this weekend with a 10 p.m. show today with guest Kevin Standing in Palmeri's Rock-n-Roll Nite Club, 1514 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls. On Nov. 5, vocalist Fred Shafer and the band performs in Media Play, 3050 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, at 11 p.m. as part of Midnight Madness . . . Rock quartet Seven Day Faith is back in J-14 magazine. The band is featured in the magazine's November issue that hit newsstands this week. SDF performs in the Hard Rock Cafe (U.S. side) at 10 this evening. Admission is $5.

A "Dearth' of Thiel

Singer-songwriter Carl William Thiel celebrates the release of his second CD, "Dearth," with a show tonight. Thiel and some of his best friends perform from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St. Helping out tonight are many of those heard on the CD, including: Tom Fenton and Frank Carey (guitars); Jim Iarocci and Gary Gorski (bass); Jim Palys (drums); Mark Humphrey (percussion); Mari Anderson and Ann Janish (vocals); Al Conrad III and Greg Straka (brass). Sassy Brass is also performing with Thiel tonight. Thiel said while "Dearth" is similar to his story-rich debut CD "Goat Songs," he is experimenting more this time around. "I'm adding snippets of answering machine messages . . . an old 78 rpm, frogs and street sounds. Additionally, he said, "Many of the nine songs are richly textured and feature beautiful harmonies by Ann and Mari and tasteful tenor sax solos by Greg Straka." As he's done in the past, Thiel draws from his full songwriting catalog, as "Dearth" includes songs from 1976 to 2000.

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