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Band of Horses @ Town Ballroom

The first time that I ever saw Band of Horses, they opened for My Morning Jacket in Toronto at Echo Beach @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (last summer). I had been looking forward to the show for quite some time. When we got to the show we wandered around the grounds for a while as a crowd gathered on the beach in front of the stage (someone from Canalside should attend a show at this venue to see how well it’s done.)

When Band of Horses first took to the stage my wife and I began to hoot and holler, since that was the band that we had come to see. A few years earlier I managed to catch My Morning Jacket when they opened up for Wilco at the Albright-Knox. At the time, My Morning Jacket blew the socks off Wilco, which is what I was hoping Band of Horses was going to do to My Morning Jacket. I was not let down for one second.

Apparently the Toronto crowd didn’t quite get that Band of Horses was the superior band (at least in my mind), and stood in a zombie-like stance as BOH played their insanely killer set. By the time BOH was walking off the stage, I was hooked on the band’s live performance and vowed that I would catch the band in Buffalo soon enough. When My Morning Jacket took the stage, the crowd went wild, but I couldn’t get the previous performance out of my head. Mind you, MMJ is a great band (from mesmerizing drums to wailing vocals)… it’s just that there’s something about the non-stop string of powerhouse songs that BOH puts together that manages to elevate the experience.

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Band of Horses is coming to Town Ballroom. It’s a show that will be very memorable considering the intimacy of the venue. Tickets go on sale this Friday…

BAND OF HORSES with MIDLAKE | Produced by Funtime Presents

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
7:00pm door / general admission

On sale THIS FRIDAY ($32.00 advance / $35.00 day of) available online at TICKETFLY.COM and Town Ballroom box office. Town Ballroom box office is open Monday-Friday 12-5pm. Call to charge by phone 1.877.987.6487


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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