Strictly Hip performs "Live Between Us," 8 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.), $10.
Throughout January, Strictly Hip has been tackling front-to-back renditions of some of its favorite albums by the Tragically Hip. For the concluding show of its month-long residency, the group will take on "Live Between Us," the tight-knit live album (the first from the band), recorded during the beloved Ontario band's 1996 tour in Detroit's Cobo Arena.
Previous shows have seen the band cover classic Hip albums "Up to Here," "Road Apples" and "Fully Completely."
Past installments of Strictly Hip's cover series have sold out, so don't sleep on your final chance to take in this series.
Silent Disco at Canalside, 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at Canalside (44 Prime St.), $5-$20.
A favorite of music festivals, the silent disco concept has been floating around since the early-mid 1990s when the U.K. festival Glastonbury used the idea to broadcast football games after curfew. About a decade later, Manchester, Tenn.'s Bonaroo coined the term, and has since become a popular excuse for festivalgoers looking to keep the party going late into the night.
Canalside will present a rare outdoor, winter version (a similar event was presented at Artpark last summer) of the disco, utilizing the strengths of the waterfront's seasonal playground. Buffalo's John Ceglia (a Studio 54 disc jockey), AdLyb and DJ Yes will be providing a mix of hip-hop and Top 40 to toggle between from three color-coded music stations throughout the evening.
For $5, you can rent a pair of headphones or buy the $20 package which includes a beverage, skate rental and admission to the rink.
80s Live Band Karaoke, 10 p.m. Jan. 28 at Waiting Room (344 Delaware Ave.), $5.
Buffalo is in the midst of a love affair with nostalgia. 1990's-indebted tribute bands like Soul Patch and Kurt & the Loders frequently play sold-out shows while popular throw-back DJ nights sprinkled around town are tackling everything from emo heavyweights to the best of soul, Motown and funk.
Waiting Room has another slice of nostalgia to throw into the mix. The venue's ongoing, multigenre live band karaoke series returns with a night full of 1980s hits from the likes of the Cure, Madonna, Hall and Oates, and the Police.
Rather than singing along to a meddling backing-tracks, the series' house band Invisible Touch will play live tracks while would-be vocalists take on the role of lead singer.
Pro tip: Get there before 11 p.m. to avoid the cover.