MUSIC

 

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The BPO presents The Best of Billy Joel and Elton John performed by Michael Cavanaugh on February 23

 

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Pop / Rock

 

February 1

Absolute Journey

Formed in Toronto in early 2014, this tribute quintet proposes faithful reproductions enriched with audience interactivity, projections, backdrops, and true-to-the-original costume changes.

8–10 p.m. at Riviera Theatre

(67 Webster Street, N. Tonawanda)

Rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413

 

February 2

Unraveling the Wilburys

Celebrate the music of the legendary British–American supergroup consisting of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty played flawlessly by one of Nashville’s best cover bands.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino

(310 4th Street, Niagara Falls)

Senecaniagaracasino.com, 299-1100

 

February 3

Mighty Mystic Album Release

One of the leaders in US reggae, who has gripped the scene with ferocious conviction and an uncanny ambition, releases his newest album, Enter the Mystic.

4–6 p.m. at Sportsmen’s Tavern

(326 Amherst Street)

Sportsmensbuffalo.com, 874-7734

 

February 8

Satisfaction: The International Rolling Stones Tribute Show

Experience a one-of-a-kind tribute band, now in its 18th year, honoring the legendary rock band.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino

(310 4th Street, Niagara Falls)

Senecaniagaracasino.com, 299-1100

 

February 9

Chicks with Hits

It’s the ultimate girls’ night jam session, featuring Pam Tillis, Terri Clark, and Suzy Bogguss playing a host of hits and covers with acoustic guitars, a little bit of percussion, and some bass.

7 p.m. at Seneca Allegany Casino

(777 Seneca Allegany Boulevard, Salamanca)

Senecaalleganycasino.com, 877-873-6322

    

John “Dr. Dirty” Valby and Eye Candy Vixens Burlesque

Valby has made a career out of poking fun at his audiences, stretching the limits of free speech, and satirizing current events from behind the piano. Valby is joined by the Eye Candy Burlesque Vixens.

8 p.m. at Riviera Theatre

(67 Webster Street, N. Tonawanda)

Rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413

 

February 10

Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

Having performed in some of the most legendary venues in America with many prominent musicians of our time, the young guitarist, singer, and songwriter has already earned himself a reputation as an accomplished artist.

9 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works

(49 Illinois Street)

Buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

February 13

Galactic

This seminal New Orleans band has consistently pushed artistic boundaries on the road and in the studio, approaching their music with open ears and drawing inspiration as much from the sounds bubbling up from their city’s streets as they do from each other.

8 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works

(49 Illinois Street)

Buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

February 15

Avery*Sunshine

Bringing people together through her riveting stage performances, Avery*Sunshine is known for her candid and often humorous stage banter and optimistic anthems about love and life.

8 p.m. at Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall

(Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Avenue)

Buffalostatepac.org, 878-3005

 

February 16 

Brian McKnight  

Buffalo’s own McKnight has carved his place in R&B history as a talented musician playing nine instruments including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn, and trumpet.

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino

(310 4th Street, Niagara Falls)

Senecaniagaracasino.com, 299-1100

    

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Praised for creating emotive, clever rock with his Los Angeles-based bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin, the prolific pianist-performer McMahon began pursuing solo projects around 2014.

7:30 p.m. at Rapids Theatre

(1711 Main Street, Niagara Falls)

Rapidstheatre.com, 205-8925

 

February 17

Sugar Mountain: A Neil Young Tribute

This ensemble of veteran musicians from New Jersey faithfully replicates the songs of one of our era’s most influential and beloved singer/songwriters, Neil Young.

4–7 p.m. at Sportsmen’s Tavern

(326 Amherst Street)

Sportsmensbuffalo.com, 874-7734

    

Cherub

Sweethearts Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber search for the perfect combination of string plucking, button pushing, and knob turning to craft the ideal sound to make you forget your world and step into theirs.

9 p.m. at Buffalo Iron Works

(49 Illinois Street)

Buffaloironworks.com, 200-1893

 

February 19

Postmodern Jukebox

Known by millions for its time-tripping performances of current hit songs in vintage jazz, blues, and pop styles, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox performs “Welcome to the Twenties.”

8 p.m. at Riviera Theatre

(67 Webster Street, N. Tonawanda)

Rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413

 

February 20

Sevendust

This alternative metal band from Atlanta was formed in 1994 by bassist Vince Hornsby, drummer Morgan Rose, and guitarist John Connolly and is still rocking hard today.

6 p.m. at Rapids Theatre

(1711 Main Street, Niagara Falls)

Rapidstheatre.com or 205-8925)

 

February 22

Glass Tiger

The dynamic Canadian rock band from Newmarket, Ontario, captured the moment of the mid ’80s with top-ten hits like “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)” and “Someday.”

8 p.m. at Seneca Niagara Casino

(310 4th Street, Niagara Falls)

Senecaniagaracasino.com, 299-1100

    

Bruce in the USA

Much more than just another tribute, this high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The East Street Band show.

8 p.m. at Riviera Theatre

(67 Webster Street, N. Tonawanda;)

Rivieratheatre.org, 692-2413

    

Blake Shelton

Shelton has a history of demonstrating his support for the people in whom he believes; when he realized that fans across the country needed to hear music from his friends and heroes, he decided to bring them all out on the road for his “Friends & Heroes 2019” tour.

7 p.m. at KeyBank Center

(1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza)

Keybankcenter.com, 888-223-6000

 

February 23

The Best of Billy Joel and Elton John

Another BPO Pops concert on February 23 presents the music of Billy Joel and Elton John performed by Michael Cavanaugh, pianist and vocalist, and the star of the “jukebox musical,” Movin’ Out. The show, which opened in 2002 and ran for three years on Broadway, was conceived by dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp and featured the music of Billy Joel. Since 2008, Cavanaugh has appeared with the Boston Pops and other symphony orchestras performing the music of Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor, Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney.

8 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

Kleinhansbuffalo.org, 885-5000

 

Badfish

This Sublime tribute band continues to channel the spirit of the band with a fury—and a dose of sympathy; featuring Bumpin’ Uglies and Roots of Creation.

7 p.m. at Town Ballroom

(681 Main Street)

Townballroom.com, 852-3900

    

Michael Cavanaugh

A charismatic performer, musician, and actor, handpicked by Billy Joel to star in the Broadway musical Movin’ Out, Cavanaugh evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man himself.

8 p.m. at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

Bpo.org, 885-5000

 

February 26

A Bowie Celebration: A David Bowie Alumni Tour

Join key alumni musicians of David Bowie’s bands from across the decades, anchored by his longest standing member Mike Garson, for an unforgettable and critically acclaimed evening of Bowie songs featuring world class vocalists and an ever rotating mix of hits and deep cuts.

7 p.m. at Town Ballroom

(681 Main Street)

Townballroom.com, 852-3900

 

February 27

Coheed and Cambria

An American progressive rock band from Nyack, New York, formed in 1995, the group’s music incorporates aspects of progressive rock, pop, heavy metal, and post-hardcore.

7:30 p.m. at Rapids Theatre

(1711 Main Street, Niagara Falls)

Rapidstheatre.com, 205-8925

    

Michael Bublé

After a lengthy absence, heartthrob/crooner Bublé returned to the stage this past August for shows in Dublin, London, and Sydney. Every full priced ticket purchased for the tour includes a standard CD or digital copy of Bublé’s highly anticipated new album Love.

7:30 p.m. at KeyBank Center

(1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza)

keybankcenter.com, 888-223-6000

 

Classical

 

February 2

The Butterfly Lovers Concerto: Celebrating Chinese New Year 

Usher in the Year of the Pig and celebrate the musical legacy of China with a performance of one of the most popular pieces of Chinese music ever written.

Through February 3 at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

Bpo.org, 885-5000

 

February 5

Heath Quartet

Formed in 2002 at the Royal Northern College of Music, the charismatic and sought-after quartet became the first ensemble in fifteen years to win the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artists Award.

8 p.m. at Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

Kleinhansbuffalo.org, 885-5000

 

February 15

Holst’s The Planets

Conducted by JoAnn Falletta and paired with Scriabin’s Poem of Ecstasy, this stellar concert transcends the everyday.

Through February 16 at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

Bpo.org, 885-5000

 

February 21

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert

The BPO performs every note from John Williams’ unforgettable score of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone live while audiences relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a forty-foot screen.

Through February 22 at Shea’s Performing Arts Center

(646 Main Street)

Sheas.org, 847-0850; for tickets 800-745-3000

 

Jazz

 

February 7

Dissension: A lyrical love story

Amina the Empress and Brandon Williamson are your guides on this quest through love, lust, temptation, and the road to self-discovery in this playful, engaging, and soulful collaborative performance. It is the perfect blend of music, poetry, comedy, soul, and heart.

6:30 p.m. at PAUSA Art House

(19 Wadsworth Street)

Pausaarthouse.com, 697-9069

 

February 9

Swingin’ with the Hot Sardines

Music made famous during the Roaring ’20s catches fire again through brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies, and vocals from a chanteuse who transports listeners to a different era.

8 p.m. at Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Kleinhans Music Hall

(3 Symphony Circle)

Bpo.org, 885-5000

    

Carina and The Six String Preacher

The duo’s latest EP, Why You So Wild, Crocodile? features five original tracks, including “Cabin Fever” and “Forget About Me.”

​6:30 p.m. at PAUSA Art House

(19 Wadsworth Street)

Pausaarthouse.com, 697-9069

 

February 10

Jazz on Second Sundays

The Buffalo Jazz Collective showcases some of the region’s top jazz musicians.

2:30 p.m. at the Buffalo History Museum

(1 Museum Court)

Buffalohistory.org, 873-9644

 

February 16

Elliot Scozzaro Quintet

Scozzaro is a saxophonist and educator from Buffalo who always brings a high level of creative energy and careful organization to his performances.

6:30 p.m. at PAUSA Art House

(19 Wadsworth Street)

Pausaarthouse.com, 697-9069

 

February 23

Daniel King Band

King combines traditional flamenco guitar technique with Caribbean island rhythms in a new sound inspired by years of living in Puerto Rico that captures the essence of the Caribbean.

6:30 p.m. at PAUSA Art House

(19 Wadsworth Street)

Pausaarthouse.com, 697-9069

 

February 26

Buffalo State Jazz Ensemble

Under direction of Rick Fleming, the ensemble introduces students to the great American art form of jazz and shares it with audiences.

7:30 p.m. at Performing Arts Center at Rockwell Hall, Buffalo State College

(1300 Elmwood Avenue)

Buffalostatepac.org, 878-3005

 

 

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