Here comes Sunshine
Canada's King Sunshine is a pioneering ensemble in the area of "livetronica," the subgenre of dance music that blends electronic sounds and real-time musicianship into a thoroughly modern and intoxicating hybrid. Long a favorite of discerning Buffalo area concertgoers, the nine-piece band will headline a bill at 8 p.m. Sunday in Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.).
The show has even more to recommend it than the long-awaited return of King Sunshine. Our own Lazlo Hollyfeld will open the evening, with a set of new songs that will debut some personnel changes in this justly revered outfit.
In addition, between-band intermissions will be presided over by trip-hop/deep house DJ Percepter. All of this for $8 in advance, and $10 on the day of the show. Visit mnmpresents.inticketing.com for yours.
Back in 1991, when it was still making its way into the big time, Vermont foursome Phish performed a now-legendary pair of sets at Nietzsche's. The band's signatures can still be glimpsed on the venerable Allentown rock club's ceiling, should anyone doubt that this by now near-mythical event took place.
It's fitting, then, that Nietzsche's will host the inaugural run of the Good Neighborhood's Phish Tribute concert. Aqueous, Free Henry, Universe Shark and Sonny Baker & Scott Molloy of Lazlo Hollyfeld are all scheduled to celebrate the phrantically phenomenal Phish sound, beginning at 10 p.m. Saturday.
Admission is $5 and proceeds benefit Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. Learn more through www.thegoodneighborhood.com and www.bnriverkeeper.org.
The Found, White Bison and Velvet Elvis & Matt Smith share a bill at 9 tonight in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.)
Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar (253 Allen St.), hosts the all-house-music Animal Instinct Party, starting at 10 tonight with DJ Medison, Trakbenders, Lady Atram and Dr. Seb. Admission is $3.
Also at Duke's this weekend, the horn-heavy Higher Vibe celebrates the release of its debut effort, "105 Merimac" at 10 p.m. Saturday.
Wonder Crayon, Luanjie and Acoustic Mayhem play Nietzsche's at 10 tonight. The action will be split between the club's front and rear stages. This is said to be Acoustic Mayhem's final show for the immediate future.