OC in the house
After serving an apprenticeship touring with the likes of the Donnas, Sugarcult, Motion City Soundtrack and as part of the yearly Warped Tour jaunt, Orange County quartet Melee has taken to the road with friends the Early November, the Rocket Summer and Quietdrive for a modern punk-pop tour de force.
The bands all arrive in Club Infinity, 8166 Main St., Williamsville, at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call 565-0110 or visit www.clubinfinityonline.com for details.
The band 53 Days will perform tunes from its album "Weight of the World" -- according to the band, 30 modern rock stations across the country are currently spinning that album's single, "King of the Broken Hearts" -- with a show inside Nietzsche's, 248 Allen St., on Saturday.
The power-pop band will be joined by guests Floozie -- also poised to drop a new album in the coming weeks -- and Adam Zadok. Doors for the show open at 9 p.m., and the music starts promptly at 9:30 p.m.; $5 at the door gets you in. Call Nietzsche's at 886-8539 with questions.
On Tuesday, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., hosts a vibrant triple-bill featuring Catfish Haven, Lucero and American Princess. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $12. Find them now at New World Record or through Ticketmaster. Visit www.mohawkplace.com for additional info.
A mind-up hip-hop show visits the Evolution Entertainment Complex, 2095 George Urban Blvd., at 7 p.m. next Friday. Gym Class Heroes will headline and share the bill with This Providence and Young Love. Tickets are $15 at the Evolution box office or through Ticketmaster.
Perennial Buffalo favorite and former Max Webster mastermind Kim Mitchell hits the Tralf, 622 Main St., at 7 p.m. next Friday. Tickets are priced $20 advance, $24 on the day of the show. Find them now at the Tralf box office or through Ticketmaster.
On April 14, Soundlab hosts a cutting-edge underground gig featuring Mono, World's End Girlfriend and the Drift. The show begins at 9 p.m., and tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.bigorbitgallery.org/soundlab.