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Mohawk Place to host heavy metal showcase

Mohawk Place will be showcasing eight heavy metal bands in a show on May 1 headlined by The Impurity.

Tugboat, The Freeeek, BigBottleRocket, Crooked Gener8ion, Rust City Project, Shane Archer Reed and Kodie Hertel are among the other bands that will be performing.

The show will be mainly heavy metal acts and this should serve as no surprise considering Mohawk Place’s eclectic repertoire of bands, housing groups that play music ranging from bluegrass to pop rock and metal.

The Impurity has made its name known in the Buffalo area since forming in 2012 by opening for such big-name acts as Quiet Riot, Survivor and Cinderella. The band has played many local venues including Rockin’ Buffalo Saloon in West Seneca, Sugar City and Evening Star Concert Hall in Niagara Falls, and has hit the road for gigs in such places as Pittsburgh.

The Impurity and the other bands on the bill have their roots in classic heavy metal, but try to add a hard-edged, modern twist to the classic metal sound. For example, Tugboat’s bandcamp.com site claims that its sound is “Sabbath-esque heaviness with modern hardcore aspects.”

Doors open at 5 p.m. May 1 in Mohawk Place (47 East Mohawk St.). Tickets are $5 advance or $7 at the door. It is a 16-and-over show.

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