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By Matt Chandler » Saturday, October 25, 2014

The Hit Men are quick to make a point to the audience: They are NOT a cover band. The crooning quintet, which formed in 2010, is made up of a group of longtime musicians with a collective body of w... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Saturday, October 18, 2014

In October, when we are drawn to probe the mysteries of death and the supernatural, there’s nothing like Rachmaninoff. And there is nothing like the specific Rachmaninoff repertoire the Buffalo P... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, October 18, 2014

Walking into the Tralf Music Hall for the second of Stanley Clarke’s two shows at the fabled venue on Friday evening, I fully expected to be captivated by the man’s talents as electric a... Read More

By Garaud MacTaggart » Thursday, October 16, 2014

Allen Toussaint and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band took to the Shea’s stage Wednesday night and delivered a 90-minute look at music from a New Orleans point of view. The house wasn’t fu... Read More

By Garaud MacTaggart » Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Buffalo Chamber Music Society began its 91st concert season with a solid bang on Tuesday night in the Mary Seaton Room of Kleinhans Music Hall. The Jerusalem Quartet, a fine unit celebrating its 2... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, October 13, 2014

From the beginning, the Forgotten Rebels had an attitude. The Hamilton, Ont., band released its first demo “Burning the Flag,” in 1977, just as punk rock was exploding in London and New ... Read More

Friday, October 10, 2014

By Mary Kunz GoldmanNews Classical Music CriticWhy a Rachmaninoff festival?A woman put that question to me at Friday morning’s Coffee Concert. Was it an anniversary or something, she asked, as ... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Thursday, October 9, 2014

When the lights went down and Esperanza Spalding appeared on the stage of UB’s Center for the Arts as if she’d just descended from a particularly gorgeous heaven, there was a moment of almost stun... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Saturday, October 4, 2014

Maybe it is wedded bliss and motherhood. Or perhaps it is the wisdom that comes with turning 40. But whatever the reason, it was a considerably less-angry Alanis Morissette that took the stage Saturda... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, October 4, 2014

“Hello, sexy people!” This is how Macy Gray greeted the assembled at the Bear’s Den in the Seneca Niagara Casino on Friday evening, after emerging languidly and luxuriously onto the stage dec... Read More
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