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By Ben Tsujimoto » 12:48 PM

1) Valentine's Day activities, various times in various places (but Valentine's Day is Feb. 14, if you're behind). -- Where to get local aphrodisiacs -- in food! -- Beer-focused Valentine's Day events, via Kevin Wise -- Just Pizza's heart-shaped pie celebration, via Emeri Krawczyk -- New flavors from Blue Table... Read More

By Daniel Bauer » 11:00 AM

Brandon Schlia, vocalist and bassist for local post-punk act Red Heat, lays out his solution to existential panic in the lead single “Dread” off the band’s newest release, “Animals:”“Somehow, every day, I decide to fully and completely ignore it.”It’s not the most sustainable solution, but it might be the... Read More

By Michael Farrell » 8:00 AM

Despite gleaming new downtown locales, refurbished buildings and an ever-improving sense of self, Buffalo will always be a gritty city. Craft beers and jovial Matt and Kim-served beats aside, it still marches to the beat of guitar rock riffs, ones served up by dudes who once carried combs in the back pockets of their... Read More

By Dan Herbeck » Thursday, February 11, 2016

There’s no mistaking the pride in Mary Wilson’s voice as she talks about the accomplishments of the Supremes, the Motown singing group that she belonged to in the 1960s and 1970s.It’s not just that the Supremes recorded an amazing 12 No. 1 hit songs in the 1960s, or that they were selected to the Rock and Roll Hall... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Imagine if a group of brothers grew up in creek house in the Catskills, became skilled multi-instrumentalists and, eventually, produced roots-reared tracks that are as rife with evocative lyrics as they are full of boot-stomping bombast. Envision no more. This family dynamic exists, and it beats in the form of the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Buffalo’s preeminent sultan of sultry saxophone, Will Holton, has outdone himself with the lineup for his annual Valentine’s Day weekend show at the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). In addition to a typical Holton program of prime R&B-tinged jazz and soul, the Feb. 13 show will celebrate five years of Holton’s... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Samuel’s Grande Manor has a grand idea – to bring back the feel of the old-time supper club. The Pezzino family, who own the Clarence restaurant, are testing the idea out in an 800-seat venue called the Diamond Room. The name sparkles with retro glitz – and might bring back memories of Buffalo legend Lance... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, handsome and well-coiffed, has his own unique warmth. Every time he comes to Kleinhans Music Hall he packs the place, and with reason. “He puts his all into everything he does,” The News observed the last time he was here, joining the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert in 2014.... Read More

By Kris Kielich » Monday, February 8, 2016

When Metro Station burst onto the pop-rock arena in 2008 with the smash hit, “Shake It,” high school kids across America couldn’t stop dancing. Founded by Trace Cyrus (yes, brother of the Miley Cyrus) and Mason Musso (brother of Disney star Mitchell Musso), the synth pop-punk group seemed to be on a neverending... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, February 5, 2016

1) Madd Tiki Winter Luau, 4 p.m. to midnight on Feb. 6 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.) Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here. Commentary: Usually the winter luau falls in the dead of winter that makes you fondly covet warmer times. But it will be around 40 degrees on Saturday with minimal snow on the ground.... Read More

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