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By Tim O'Shei » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

A funny thing happens when you interview comedians: They’re (usually) not funny. It’s a relentlessly consistent quirk, in the vein of hockey fighters being teddy bears off the ice and models wearing potato-sack clothes. (Well, OK. One of those... 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... 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... Read More

By Mac McGuire » Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Montreal space rockers the Besnard Lakes will make their long awaited return to Buffalo at the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.) on April 28. Led by the husband/wife pair of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas, the six-piece has been one of the genres finest... 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... Read More




Turn to the News critics when you are making decisions about dining, drinking, music, movies, theater, art and what is happening in WNY.

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... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Syracuse native Moody McCarthy returns to the Buffalo region Valentine’s Day weekend with two shows at Rob’s Comedy Playhouse on Feb. 13. With almost 25 years of experience, McCarthy’s stand-up presence disarms audiences with material that’s... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I admit, the first time I saw a music news story touting the rebirth of the prerecorded audio cassette as a favored medium for “millennials,” I nearly lost control of my bladder, so robust was my laughter.Though I’ve long argued that the resurgence in sales of vinyl records over the past several years is a direct... 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... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Monday, February 8, 2016

After review, the ruling on the field stands: Bruno Mars hit Coldplay, causing the band to fumble the ball, at which point, Beyonce recovered, though she tripped on her own ego just shy of the end zone. What happened there, people? What exactly was... Read More

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