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On the Town

The News on Tuesday reported that the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., had been temporarily shut down by the city. According to the club's owners, all scheduled shows -- including the make-up date for moe. on Feb. 7, Breaking Benjamin's Feb. 10 gig, Keller Williams' Feb. 22 appearance, and the March 9 and 10 Tragically Hip two-night stand, which sold out in a matter of minutes last week -- will take place as scheduled.

Sadly for fans of Canadian power-pop mainstays Sloan, that band's scheduled appearance at the Town last Friday was canceled at the last minute due to the conflict between the club and the city. The show has been rescheduled for March 13. Tickets for the original date will be honored at the rescheduled gig. Those unable to attend the make-up date can return their tickets for a refund at the point of purchase.

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Get your '80s on

It's a big weekend for gravity-defying hair, leg-warmers, Adidas and Aqua Net.

Some of us would like to forget about the '80s. Desperately. Others wish they'd never ended. But whether '80s music is something you can only swallow with a healthy dose of ironic distance, or you hold drum machines and oversize belts dear to your heart, this weekend will have you busting out your Madonna moves and lacquering up that mullet with gusto.

Tonight, Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Williamsville, welcomes the second annual World's Biggest '80s Party, this year featuring guests Rob Base, DJ EZ Rock and others. The show starts at 7 p.m., and more info is at

On Saturday, the Buffalo Icon, 391 Ellicott St., hosts the Madonna vs. Prince Dance Party, which kicks off at 10:30 p.m. More information can be found at


Gig picks

Tonight, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., presents a full evening of bands, beginning with an early show featuring Flatbed at 7 p.m., and a late show with a triple-bill featuring Harvest Sum records artists Johnny Nobody, the Old Sweethearts and Vera Lena, beginning at 11 p.m. Admission is $5 for the early show and $5 for the late show. Call the club at 855-3931 for details.

On Saturday, the Sportsmen's Tavern presents a blues and soul-jazz matinee featuring the Ronnie Davis Combo, with Doug Morgano, Rob Lynch and Jim Whitford. The show starts at 3 p.m.

Next Friday, Mohawk Place presents an evening of serious rock 'n' roll guitar, as the Roadhouse Gypsies, Pink Tiger and the Blue Rocket Trio join forces, beginning at 10 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call Mohawk Place at 855-3931.


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