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Next Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour at Sportsmen's is Aug. 6, features King Crimson prog rock album

King Crimson's seminal 1969 prog rock album, "In the Court of the Crimson King," is the next selection for the Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour series at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 in the Sportsmen's Tavern.

(Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

The previous three events in the Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour series were held before near capacity crowds. Those wishing to attend Aug. 6 are encouraged to arrive early, as entry is not guaranteed. There is no presale available.

Buffalo News Music Critic Jeff Miers and 97 Rock DJ Anita West co-host each event of the monthly series, held on select Mondays.

Each month, Miers and West select a classic album from one the great forms of American music, spin portions of it on vinyl live in the club and open the floor to questions. The evening is capped by a live performance from a hand-picked selection of Buffalo's finest musicians, who perform their own interpretations of selections from that month's album.

On Aug. 6, the band consisting of Bill Bunny (keyboard, vocals), Mike Bunny (guitar), Andrew Noto (bass) and Craig Weiss (drums) will perform "In the Court of the Crimson King" classics.

No advance purchase is available, but again, early arrival is encouraged. There is a $7 cover at the door.

Come out for happy hour drinks, classic vinyl, an intelligent discussion and the finest local music, all at the club the annual Ameripolitan Awards recently decreed "the finest venue for Americana music in the world."

Each Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour includes audience participation in the discussion about the featured album. (Harry Scull Jr./ Buffalo News)

Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour

When: 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6.

Where: Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St.

With: Buffalo News Music Critic Jeff Miers and 97 Rock DJ Anita West.

Featuring: King Crimson's "In the Court of the Crimson King."

What: Listen to songs, join a discussion and then hear a live performance by Bill Bunny (keyboard, vocals), Mike Bunny (guitar), Andrew Noto (bass) and Craig Weiss (drums).

Cost: $7 at the door.

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