Two years ago, the only Christmas party happening at Mohawk Place involved whatever festive-minded wildlife inhabited corners inside the fabled club’s shuttered doors.
But that was before the venue was resurrected, spit-shined and able to reclaim its rightful place as Buffalo’s premier corner rock joint. This deserves an annual celebration in and of itself. Thankfully, the local music community has decided to plug in and herald the holidays with the Mohawk’s Christmas Party, set to launch at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 19.
Aside from hoisting craft drafts and PBR cans to the season, revelers can inhale feedback from the local likes of Brass Pro and the Waterfront Revivalists, Surfin’ Cadavers, the Bi-Polaroids, Pine Fever and the mighty Irving Klaws. Though not typically thought to rival the snow-coated recorded works of either Bing Crosby or Nat King Cole, all pack an amplified punch that will punctuate the night’s celebration with the Fender wail or bass drum thump missing from your comparably tame caroling ventures.
Doors open at 8 p.m., with admission $5.
– Michael Farrell