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A tragic two nights

Concert promoters Funtime Presents this week announced a two-night stand with the Tragically Hip, to be held inside Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., on March 9 and 10. As anyone who has ever caught one of the band's more intimate gigs will surely attest, there is no Hip gig quite like a club Hip gig. Tickets are sure to disappear pretty quickly.

Funtime places the ducats on sale today at noon. They're priced $45 and can be found, while they last, at the Town Ballroom box office, Tops Markets or through Call (888) 223-6000 to charge by phone.


Earth moves at Mohawk

Terry Sullivan has been enjoying some serious critical acclaim for "The Earth Moves Around the Sun," his debut solo effort for Robby Takac's Good Charamel records. Next month, Sullivan and his band will head out to Los Angeles for a few showcases, including one gig inside the fabled Viper Room.

On Saturday, Sullivan will bid Buffalo a temporary au revoir with a 9 p.m. gig inside Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Call the club at 855-3931 for details. To see what's up with Sullivan, visit


Full Steam ahead

A busy week at Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St., kicks off this evening with a killer bill headlined by the Steam Donkeys, who will take the stage at 10:30 p.m. Earlier in the evening, the front-of-bar stage will be rocked by the torrid twang of Sun of Memphis, rattling glasses during happy hour, commencing at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, the trance-dance-jam geniuses of Lazlo Hollyfeld headline a bill that also includes New Clear Fusion and Wakos. This show starts at 10 p.m.

On Wednesday, singer Susan Peters fronts a jazz quartet featuring some of the finest players in Western New York, pianist Les Davis, bassist Buddy Fadale, drummer Lou Marino and trombonist Phil Sims, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Next Friday, the Fibs and guest Neville Francis provide a happy-hour soundtrack beginning at 6 p.m., and the twin-bill of Grateful Dead celebrants Sonic Garden and Allman Brothers historians Revival carrying on through the wee hours on the rear stage. Sonic Garden goes on at 10:30 p.m.


Gig picks

An evening of classy reggae inside the Buffalo Icon, 391 Ellicott St., takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday and will feature former I-Threes singer Marcia Griffiths and Leon & the Peoples. For more information on this show, visit

Melissa Ferrick comes to the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., on Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Visit or for more information.


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