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Randle and the Late Night Scandals – just “Randle” to the band’s ever-growing fan base – first came to my attention a few years ago, when I wandered into Nietzsche’s one night and they happened to be playing the satellite stage in the front of the club. I was immediately struck by the swampy, sultry, blues-based vitality of their jams, and also by the undeniable charisma of singer and front-woman supreme Amanda Markovich–Rabb.

Watching this band grow and evolve over the past couple of years has been a real treat.

Since that time, the band’s sound has expanded to admit a broader variety of influences, from soul & R&B to funk and good ol’ rock ’n’ roll. Fittingly, as Randle evolved and diversified, its audience grew concurrently. So we’re getting more opportunities to see Randle on bigger stages.

This weekend provides just such an opportunity: Randle and the Late Night Scandals will take part in the TGI Fridays Old Falls Street Concert Series (101 Old Falls St. in Niagara Falls) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Admission is free. Visit Old Falls Street's website for more info.