Music - The Buffalo News

Veteran South African rock band Seether returns to the Rapids Theatre for a show at 7:30 p.m. May 17. The band is touring in support of its seventh full-length studio album, "Poison the Parish," produced by frontman Shaun Morgan and the first release via Morgan's new label imprint, Canine Riot Records. Tickets range from $32.50 for general admission to $295 for a sid…

Buffalo is a big music town. Buffalo is also a big drinking town. Naturally, we make a big deal out of  Mardi Gras around here, despite being some 1,300 miles north of New Orleans, the city of the event's birth, and not so coincidentally, the birthplace of American music. Paris and New Orleans are the cities most strongly associated with the pre-Lenten carnival, but wi…

Canadian baritone Denzal Sinclaire came to fame tackling one of the biggest challenges imaginable -- paying tribute to the silken voice of Nat "King" Cole. Born in Toronto in 1969, Sinclaire does not set out to imitate Nat Cole note for note. But he has internalized Cole's style and soul. Audiences have embraced his crooning: He has been nominated multiple times for Canada…

"It's a Long Way Home," but the Goo Goo Dolls always find their way back here. John Rzeznik and Robby Takac return for a show at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center as part of the band's "It's a Long Way Home Tour." Phillip Phillips opens. Reserved seats are $20 to $85, lawn tickets are $20 and a lawn four-pack is $60 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Ma…

Autopilot. 8 p.m. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. Alternative rock trio from Saskatoon. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.com. $5. Open Mic Night. 8 p.m. Gene McCarthy's, 73 Hamburg St. Show your musical talent every Monday at this open mic night. 855-8948. genemccarthys.com. Free. Pub Quiz. 8 p.m. Shannon Pub, 2250 Niagara Falls Blvd, Tonawanda. Bring your friends for Sh…

Country star Brantley Gilbert, whose last two albums have peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. country music charts, will perform July 30 at Darien Lake. The champion of "bro-country" will be joined by openers Tyler Farr and Luke Combs for the stop on the Devil Don't Sleep Tour. Tickets, which range from $25 to $56.25, go on sale at 10 a.m. March 3 through LiveNation.com, Ticket…

10th Annual Mardi Gras Jam. 12 p.m. Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St. A matinee show featuring zydeco and brass music. 874-7734. sportsmensbuffalo.com. $15. "After the Revolution." 2 p.m. Jewish Repertory Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst.The story of promising lawyer Emma Joseph who proudly carries the torch of her family. 688-4033. jewishrepertorytheatre.c…

Kleinhans Music Hall took on a Hollywood sheen on Feb. 25, as superstar violinist Itzhak Perlman played movie music with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. And at times, it really felt as if we were in a movie. Perlman turned Kleinhans Music Hall, good naturedly, into the Itzhak Perlman Show. As JoAnn Falletta and the orchestra looked on laughing, the master took t…

Lawyers for the Arts. 1 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. Eleven Bands comprised of lawyers play in benefit for area cultural and arts groups. 852-2860. tralfmusichall.com. $22. "Sophisticated Ladies." 3:30 p.m. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst. MusicalFare production of a stylish and brassy musical revue celebrating the legendary Duke Ellington and his mus…

Two deservedly prominent Western New York arts organizations - the BPO and Lehrer Dance – combined for an impressive concert at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts with a program that combined old and new into a nearly seamless whole. While the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is used to being a heavyweight on the scene, this event was built around Jon Lehre…

Thundercat, aka Stephen Bruner, might not be a household name yet, but if you've paid any attention to a trio of the most game-changing albums released over the past few years – Kamasi Washington's "The Epic," Flying Lotus' "You're Dead!" and Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" – you've heard the bass maestro's magic. You can’t miss the man's influence on every…

It will be a triple dose of John Mayer when the popular singer and songwriter returns for his nearly annual summer stop at the Darien Lake Performing Arts for a show at 7 p.m. Aug. 27. On Mayer's "The Search for Everything Tour," each concert will sets by the full band, solo acoustic and John Mayer Trio. Tickets are $59 to $125 for reserved seats, $36 for lawn and $1…

1) Blizzard Ball, 8 p.m. Feb. 25 in Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum (453 Porter Ave.). Tickets are $60 and can be purchased here. Commentary: The Allentown Association presents a party to celebrate Buffalo's resilience against historic winter storms, coinciding with the 40th anniversary of the Blizzard of '77. While the open bar from 8 to midnight, two DJs and foo…

From classic rockers to shows for kids, tickets are going on sale today (Feb. 24) for a multitude of concerts. Here's a look: Ben Roy and Adam Cayton-Holland. 8 p.m. May 4. Bear’s Den Showroom, Seneca Niagara Casino, 310 Fourth St., Niagara Falls. 877-873-6322. Tickets start at $20 and go on sale at noon Feb. 24 (8 Clans or Players Club Store, ticketmaster.com, 800-74…

Head North. 6 p.m. The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. Local pop-punk band with a high-energy show and fan base. 853-5483. waitingroombuffalo.com. $10-$12. The Strictly Hip. 7 p.m. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. Tragically Hip tribute band plays the set list from Marine Midland Arena on Feb. 10, 1999. 852-2860. tralfmusichall.com. $10-$12. "It Shoulda Been You." 7:30…