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The Cars' self-titled debut planned for Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour on Feb. 10

The Cars' self-titled debut is the selection for Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 in the Sportsmen's Tavern. The 1978 album includes tracks like "Just What I Needed," "Good Times Roll" and "My Best Friend's Girl."

Jeff Miers and Anita West. (Harry Scull Jr./Buffalo News)

Buffalo News subscribers can purchase a discounted $5 ticket in advance here. Non-subscribers can purchase a $10 ticket in advance here, or subscribe to The News at BuffaloNews.com/subscribe to become eligible for the discounted Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour rate.

Entry is unlikely without a presale ticket. The last four Gusto Vinyl Happy Hours sold out prior to the event. If the event does not sell out via presale, however, a $10 cover will be charged at the door for those without tickets. It is highly recommended those planning to attend purchase presale tickets, though. If you wish to secure a seat for the evening, it is recommend you arrive shortly after the Sportsmen's Tavern opens its doors at 5 p.m.

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. On Feb. 10, the band will include Mark Porter (vocals), Nelson Starr (vocals, guitar), Eli Porter (bass), Dan DeLano (keys), Ryan Nogle (drums) and Miers (guitar).

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 concludes with 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. (John Normile/Special to The News)

Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour

When: 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10.

Where: Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St.

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

Featuring: The Cars' 1978 self-titled debut album.

What: Listen to songs, join a discussion and then hear a live band performance from Mark Porter (vocals), Nelson Starr (vocals, guitar), Eli Porter (bass), Dan DeLano (keys), Ryan Nogle (drums) and Jeff Miers (guitar).

Cost (new pricing structure): Buffalo News subscribers can purchase a discounted $5 ticket in advance here. Non-subscribers can purchase a $10 ticket in advance here, or subscribe to The News at BuffaloNews.com/subscribe to become eligible for the discounted Gusto Vinyl Happy Hour rate. Entry is unlikely without a presale ticket. The last four Gusto Vinyl Happy Hours sold out prior to the event. If the event does not sell out via presale, however, a $10 cover will be charged at the door for those without tickets. It is highly recommended those planning to attend purchase presale tickets, though.

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