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Low go slow

Tonight, the Lowest of the Low play what the band is calling its last show for the foreseeable future, inside Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Clarence, beginning at 8 p.m.

The show caps a year of reflection and self-assessment by the members of the group. According to the band's Web site, the end result of all of this reflection is the decision to place the band on hiatus as a performing and recording unit while vocalist and songwriter Ron Hawkins makes a solo album and the other members pursue various outside activities.

This does not necessarily spell the end of the Low, however. Consider it more of a slowing-down period.

According to a message posted on the band's site, "We don't have any shows beyond (the Buffalo date) and won't be recording together in the near future. We're not saying that there won't be any more shows, as we are all still extremely fond of each other (in a very manly, Liberal Elite way, of course) and enjoy playing music together, but for now, it's not going to be a priority."

Tickets for tonight's show are $25, and they can be found at the Club Infinity box office and all outlets. Call Club Infinity at 565-0110 with questions.


New year revelry

The cornerstones of the Buffalo original music scene offer divergent evenings of New Year's Eve entertainment Saturday.

Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St., will host a party featuring performances by the Frame Up, the Audience, La Cacahouette, Damiera and DJ Snackboy. There will be party favors and the usual "Auld Lang Syne"-themed accouterments. Things get started at 9 p.m; $5 will get you in the door. Call the club at 886-8539 for more information.

Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., foregoes the live band route in favor of an evening of dance music. The Transmission Dance Party, featuring "the best in post-punk and New Wave from the '70s to the present," kicks off at 9 p.m. Call the Mohawk at 855-3931 for details.


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