The Who's 1971 "Who's Next" album, featuring "Baba O'Riley," is the selection for Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour at 7 tonight in the Sportsmen's Tavern.
Buffalo News Music Critic Jeff Miers and 97 Rock DJ Anita West co-host each event of the series, held on the second Monday of 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 and discussion.
The evening is capped by a live performance from a hand-picked selection of Buffalo's finest musicians, who perform their own interpretations of tracks from that month's album. Tonight, the band will include Ed Schubauer (vocals), Damone A-Miracle Jackson (drums), Tom Scime (keyboards), Dave Herr (bass) and Jeff Miers (guitar).
Those wishing to attend are encouraged to arrive early, as entry is not guaranteed. There is no presale available. 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 decreed "the finest venue for Americana music in the world."
Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour
When: 7 p.m. today.
Where: Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St.
With: Buffalo News Music Critic Jeff Miers and 97 Rock DJ Anita West.
Featuring: The Who's "Who's Next," performed by Ed Schubauer (vocals), Damone A-Miracle Jackson (drums), Tom Scime (keyboards), Dave Herr (bass) and Jeff Miers (guitar).
What: Listen to songs, join a discussion and then hear a live performance of songs on the album from local musicians.
Cost: $7 at the door.