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Bruce Wojick & The Struggle live at the 9th Ward at Babeville Friday, November 15 | $20 adv, $23 day of show | Doors at 7p, show
Bruce Wojick & The Struggle live at the 9th Ward at Babeville
Friday, November 15 | $20 adv, $23 day of show | Doors at 7p, show at 8p.
Bruce Wojick from Niagara Falls, NY is regarded as one of the most talented and respected guitarists and songwriters, in the Western, NY area. The veteran musician has been a mainstay on the area scene for nearly two decades, performing as a key component in two of the area’s best and most popular original rock bands–Gods Children and Klear, as well as the popular Strictly Hip, a tribute group who masterfully cover songs of the Tragically Hip.
Since 2001, he has been named the top original guitar player five times at the Buffalo Music Awards and has received several other guitarist awards throughout Western New York. Nationally, Wojick’s songs, have been featured in numerous television shows and films, including “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “X-Files”, “ER”, “Touched by an Angel”, “The Osbournes” and “E True Hollywood Story”, as well as the films “Vegas Vacation”, “The Station Agent” (Miramax), “Man of the House” (Disney) and “A Thousand Acres” (Meryl Streep and Jason Robards), as well as many more.
Bruce has opened for and shared the stage with several international recording artists to include The Goo Goo Dolls, Chuck Berry, Kid Rock, Alice Cooper, Government Mule, Puddle of Mudd, Creedance Clearwater (CCR), Heart and Boston.
In 2009, he decided to go solo and blend rock, soul, country and Americana, to form his own unique style. With the debut release of 99′ With a Bullet (four song EP) in 2010, his first full length self titled record in 2011 and with his band, The Struggle, CD No. 2: Rock-N-Roll Music With An American Heart released in January 2015, he is blazing a trail.
Doors 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Mind Chaser 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Kodiak 10:45 PM - 11:30 PM Cypher 11:30 PM-1:30 AM Cypher Cypher is a high energy progressive rock based band blending elements
Doors 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mind Chaser 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Kodiak 10:45 PM – 11:30 PM
Cypher 11:30 PM-1:30 AM
Cypher is a high energy progressive rock based band blending elements of funk, psychedelia, electronica, progressive, and many other genres attempting to generate their own sound like no other band before.
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15 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 16 (Saturday) 2:00 am
1110 Elmwood Ave Buffalo NY 14222
Sunday, November 17 DSP Shows presents Mandolin Orange live at Asbury Hall with Sunny War Tickets: on Sale Friday 6/28 10am General Admission Standing $25 advance, $30 day of show at
Sunday, November 17
DSP Shows presents Mandolin Orange live at Asbury Hall with Sunny War
Tickets: on Sale Friday 6/28 10am General Admission Standing $25 advance, $30 day of show at Ticketfly.com, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), or charge by phone at 877.987.6487
7pm Doors, 8pm Show
Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides of A Teardrop, due out February 1, it is more potent than ever. By all accounts, it is the duo’s fullest, richest, and most personal effort. You can hear the air between them—the taut space of shared understanding, as palpable as a magnetic field, that makes their music sound like two halves of an endlessly completing thought. Singer-songwriter Andrew Marlin and multi-instrumentalist Emily Frantz have honed this lamp glow intimacy for years.
On Tides of A Teardrop, Marlin wrote the songs, as he usually does, in a sort of stream of consciousness, allowing words and phrases to pour out of him as he hunted for the chords and melodies. Then, as he went back to sharpen what he found, he found something troubling and profound. Intimations of loss have always haunted the edges of their music, their lyrics hinting at impermanence and passing of time. But Tides of A Teardrop confronts a defining loss head-on: Marlin’s mother, who died of complications from surgery when he was 18.
hese songs, as well as their sentiments, remain simple and quiet, like all of their music. But beneath the hushed surface, they are staggeringly straightforward. “I’ve been holding on to the grief for a long time. In some ways I associated the grief and the loss with remembering my mom. I feel like I’ve mourned long enough. I’m ready to bring forth some happier memories now, to just remember her as a living being.”
For this album, Marlin and Frantz enlisted their touring band, who they also worked with on their last album Blindfaller. Having recorded all previous albums live in the studio, they approached the recording process in a different way this time. “We went and did what most people do, which we’ve never done before—we just holed up somewhere and worked the tunes out together,” Frantz says. There is a telepathy and warmth in the interplay on Tides of A Teardrop that brings a new dynamic to the foreground—that holy silence between notes, the air that charges the album with such profound intimacy. “This record is a little more cosmic, almost in a spiritual way—the space between the notes was there to suggest all those empty spaces the record touches on,” acknowledges Marlin. There are many powerful ways of acknowledging loss; sometimes the most powerful one is saying nothing at all.
SUNNY WAR opens the show:
Released on the heels of her critically acclaimed 2018 album, With the Sun, Sunny War’s new album finds her a little bit older, a little bit more mature, but looking back on the rocky roads of her past with a surprising amount of nostalgia. Shell of a Girl, coming June 14, 2019 on Hen House Studios with vinyl released by Org Music, was written in a burst of creativity in Los Angeles, and marks a new transition period, with Sunny moving from the Venice Beach boardwalk, where she first made her name, to the streets of downtown Los Angeles. Holed up in a studio apartment in an old halfway house that’s rumored to be haunted, Sunny muses “I think I’ve heard ghosts, but I’ve always heard ghosts everywhere.” These ghosts are reflected in the songs on the new album, either through the ghosts of friends who’ve passed away, from overdose or accident, or in the ghosts of who she used to be. “I feel like I’ve tricked myself into trying to be a part of the system that I swore I’d never participate in,” she says. “Now I’m worried about moving from a studio to a one-bedroom. It bums me out when the thing I’m happy about is paying the light bill. I’m never happy about something that’s real anymore.”
Growing up in Los Angeles’ punk scene, Sunny was hopping trains from a tender age, riding free on the rails and living homeless on the streets. Her music has always been raw, and she refuses to shy away from a brutally open honesty about the rougher parts of her life, but now that she’s gotten a modicum of comfort and routine, she finds herself looking back to what she remembers as the happiest time in her life. Far from her early days playing house shows with members of FIDLAR, and racing through punk sets with her band Anus Kings, Sunny insists she’s never lost touch with her punk roots, in fact she feels more punk than ever; “I’ve graduated to just hating everybody,” she says with a laugh.
Sunny War jokes that the songs on Shell of a Girl come from her attempts to write a radio-friendly single, inspired by wildly varied influences like commercial jingles that fascinated her as a kid, the cross rhythms of bossa nova guitar, even a peculiarly twisted version of circus classic “March of the Gladiators.” Recording again at Hen House Studios on Venice Beach with producer Harlan Steinberger and her musical collaborators Micah Nelson (Particle Kid) Aroyn Davis, Milo Gonzalez, Tato Melgar, Lesterfari Simbarashe, and Edith Crash rounding out the cast, Sunny moves freely between musical genres, anchored by her virtuosic, self-taught fingerstyle guitar work. Playing on a temperamental Guild acoustic guitar, that she’s named Big Baby for its tendency to squall and feedback, Sunny’s guitar work is as dazzling as ever, notes cascading out of the guitar in Art Tatum-ish flourishes.
Her songs cut deeply too, confessional at times, wounded at other times, and fiercely proud throughout. As Sunny explains the title song, “Shell,” “in relationships, people just treat somebody like shit. Then that person changes and they don’t recognize them anymore. If you keep attacking me, I’m going to morph into somebody who’s more defensive and more aggressive, so why are you surprised?” “Drugs Are Bad” attempts to reconcile Sunny’s own medicated childhood and our culture of medicating children with self-righteous parents who think that the only drug addicts are those that use street drugs. “Soul Tramp” speaks to the hobo’s urge to keep moving, to avoid routine, to keep from ever being bored. “A ‘soul tramp’ is somebody who constantly feels like they need to go somewhere all the time,” she explains. “You’re just fighting that feeling. The lyrics are inspired by train hopping. When I hopped trains, I was living off of food stamps and just drinking Night Train. Looking back now, I think that those were the happiest times of my life. Everything was so random. Something new was happening every day, it was always interesting.”
Moving further into adulthood, Sunny War feels herself pulled back to the wild days of her youth, to the adventure and freedom we all remember, though rarely with the intensity that she lived it. But that freedom came with a price. “Most of my travelling friends died from ODing or liver failure,” she admits. “The drinking was a really big part of it, but also heroin. Almost everybody I know is dead. Then I think, why did I gravitate towards these kinds of people and then I think, was I supposed to be dead?” It’s a question she asks explicitly on “Rock n Roll Heaven”, reflecting that “I wasn’t really planning to live past 27, so now I’m like, OK what happens? I feel like that old gag where two kids are standing on each other’s shoulders with a trench coat on, pretending to be an adult. I kept wondering if I’m the only one pretending or…?” Of course, she’s not the only one pretending, but few other artists ask such honest questions with such an earnest curiosity.
(Sunday) 8:00 pm
Asbury Hall at Babeville
341 Delaware Ave, Buffalo
Buffalo String Works (BSW) is excited to announce the next installment of our cross-cultural, interdisciplinary arts series The Bridge. For each of us, our family and our culture make up
Buffalo String Works (BSW) is excited to announce the next installment of our cross-cultural, interdisciplinary arts series The Bridge. For each of us, our family and our culture make up integral parts of our identity. In this concert Through Folk Music, Buffalo String Works presents music derived from deep, personal connections between composers and the folk music of their own cultures – from Italy and Ireland to Armenia, Nepal, Burma, and Hungary. The use of folk music as inspiration is a way for composers to form a bridge from themselves to their ancestry as well as from their cultures to new audiences. These musical bridges bring communities together, inspiring us individually and collectively, whether we are refugees, immigrants, or native Buffalonians.
This evening of folk-inspired music is performed by Buffalo String Works Teaching Artists and conducted by Jaman Dunn, Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and BSW Orchestra Director, on Wednesday, November 20 at 6:30pm at D’Youville Academic Center, 6th floor. As with all performances of The Bridge, admission is free and a social hour with light refreshments follows.
Repertoire includes Rumanian Dances, Belā Bartok; Libertango and Oblivion, Astor Piazzolla; Karen Song (trad. Burma); Resham Firiri (trad. Nepal); Groung, Mary Kouyoumdjian; Ancient Airs and Dances, Ottorino Respighi; and traditional Irish fiddle tunes.
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
D'Youville Academic Center 6th Floor
Corner of Connecticut St and Fargo Ave
On November 22 the Performing Arts Center welcomes Kim Waters with special guest Kayla Waters. Jazz saxophonist, composer and producer Kim Waters has scored more than a dozen #1 radio
On November 22 the Performing Arts Center welcomes Kim Waters with special guest Kayla Waters. Jazz saxophonist, composer and producer Kim Waters has scored more than a dozen #1 radio hits and has sold over a million albums. Kim has been a pioneer in melding jazz with R&B balladry into an unique urban jazz style. He is a founding member of the group The Sax Pack, has shared the stage wish such greats as Al Green, Isaac Hayes, Phyllis Hyman and Teddy Riley, and he composed and produced tracks for many jazz legends including Walter Beasley. Kim’s daughter, Kayla Waters, is an elite pianist, who’s first single “I Am” from her first record “Apogee” hit #1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Chart in 2017. Her talent has garnered her national recognition on the BET television network’s highly acclaimed “Black Girls Rock” awards show. Kayla has also played keyboards for musical giants including Gladys Knight and Marsha Ambrosius, and her new single “Zephyr” from her recently released album Coevolve also soared to success, hitting #1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz chart last fall.
The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus Our sixth annual free holiday concert to benefit charity returns to Rochester's iconic Stardust Ballroom. Special guests include ROCMusic Collaborative, the Hochstein Youth Singers, Spiritus Christi
The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus
Our sixth annual free holiday concert to benefit charity returns to Rochester’s iconic Stardust Ballroom. Special guests include ROCMusic Collaborative, the Hochstein Youth Singers, Spiritus Christi Gospel Choir and the Rochester Academy of Irish Dance. Donations of food and personal care items accepted at the door benefit Action for a Better Community.
(Sunday) 3:00 am - 5:00 am
Stardust Ballroom at the Edgerton Rec Center
41 Backus St., Rochester, NY 14614
The Buffalo State Performing Arts Center welcomes Peter White Christmas, with Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala and Lindsey Webster on December 6. Jazz guitar legend Peter White's #1 songs on the
The Buffalo State Performing Arts Center welcomes Peter White Christmas, with Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala and Lindsey Webster on December 6. Jazz guitar legend Peter White’s #1 songs on the Billboard Jazz chart include “Midnight in Manhattan” and “Bright,” and his album Perfect Moment has won CD of the year at the Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards. White will be backed by saxophonist Euge Groove (several #1 hits, and has performed with many icons including Tower of Power and Tina Turner), jazz multi-instrumentalist Vincent Ingala (has had many top 10 hits on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Songs chart, and has toured with notables including Chris Botti, Jonathan Butler and Dave Koz), and singer/composer Lindsey Webster (Billboard’s #1 Smooth Jazz Artist of 2016 and 2017). Together they will perform a festive arrangement of holiday favorites.
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Twelfth Night The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, Eric Townell music director, with The Nazareth Bach Children's Chorus, Karla Krogstad, Director Gjeilo Sunrise Mass Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite
The Rochester Oratorio Society Chorus and Orchestra, Eric Townell music director, with The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, Karla Krogstad, Director
Gjeilo Sunrise Mass Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No.3 Staneck Twelfth Night, NY Premiere
Ola Gjeilo’s sublime Sunrise Mass and Frank James Staneck’s Shakespeare cantata, “Twelfth Night,” inspire an uplifting tone to our darkest season. The Nazareth Bach Children’s Chorus, directed by Karla Krogstad, are featured special guests. The ROS Orchestra performs Respighi’s wonderful Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3.
$15-$20 adv, $25 day of concert
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(Friday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hochstein Performance Hall
50 Plymouth Ave. North, Rochester, NY 14614