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10 Shows to Put On Your Radar in February

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Strfkr plays Feb 11 at The Waiting Room / Photo courtesy of Strfkr

As the holiday hangover has appeared to have passed, Buffalo has now entered that stretch where we kind of just wait around for spring – also the Buffalo Bloody Mary Fest presented by Compeer 😉 – to arrive. Luckily, after a rather slow January, local music fans will have a number of opportunities to get out the house. Here are the 10 shows that should be on your radar in February:

 

The Cure vs The Smiths Dance Party

DATE: February 3rd

LOCATION: Buffalo Iron Works

COST: $5

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The flagship event from the long-running Transmission Dance Party series returns to the Cobblestone District venue to, for the 14th year and counting, decide once and for all world supremacy between two of music’s most defining and influential post-punk acts.

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Moon Hooch

DATE: February 9th

LOCATION: Buffalo Iron Works

COST: $10

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The strong start to the month continues at Iron Works as the explosive, genre-bending NYC trio returns to Buffalo for an evening of can’t-miss jazz, funk, and electronics.

 

Trunkweed

DATE: February 9th

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $5

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Baltimore’s rowdy and anthemic surf-punk outfit will headline a rather full bill at the old ‘Hawk.

 

 

Lemuria

DATE: February 10th

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $13-$15

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Beloved Buffalo emo trio Lemuria makes an always welcome local appearance smack dab in the middle of its current “Get Better” winter tour at the downtown live music hub.

 

Delicate Steve

DATE: February 10th

LOCATION: Nietzsche’s

COST: $10-$13

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After delivering an exhilarating performance in Allentown last year, the New Jersey-based multi-instrumentalist Steve Marion will make a quick turnaround to deliver another round of experimental, genre-spanning pop.

 

Strfkr

DATE: February 11th

LOCATION: Waiting Room

COST: $20-$23

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The sort of NSWF titled act out of Portland specializes in a danceable brand of electro-pop that should be the perfect excuse to get you moving at the Delaware Ave venue.

 

 

The Public Presents Ugly Sun, the Slums, and Cooler

DATE: February 16th

LOCATION: Nietzsche’s

COST: $5

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The latest edition of the Public Presents music series brings together a trio of up-and-coming locals with sounds ranging from emo to garage to post-hardcore.

 

Steak & Cake Records 6 Year Anniversary Party

DATE: February 17th

LOCATION: Curly’s

COST: $5

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Buffalo’s long-running DIY label will celebrate six years of music and over 120 releases by hosting an eclectic batch of label alumni and favorites including Anthony DelPlato, Sonny Baker, Yellow House and more.

 

Seth Faergolzia & the 23 Psaegz

DATE: February 18th

LOCATION: Nietzsche’s

COST: $5

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Rochester’s orchestral, freak-folk makes a rare Buffalo appearance to play selections from group ring leader Faergolzia’s 20+ albums of work.

 

GZA

DATE: February 25th

LOCATION: Waiting Room

Cost: $25-$30

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Despite not having a new release since 2008’s Pro Tools, one of founding member of the influential hop-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan will make a buzz worthy appearance at the club.

 

Don’t Forget: Johnny Cash Bday Bash @ Nietzsche’s 2/3, The Soft Love @ Mr. Goodbar 2/4, Kurt & the Loders @ Buffalo Iron Works 2/10, The Tins @ Lockhouse 2/11, Soul Night @ Milkie’s on Elmwood 2/11, Palberta @ Sugar City 2/13, Tyler Mendola @ Milkie’s On Elmwood 2/17, The Leones @ the 9th Ward 2/18, COIN @ Studio at Waiting Room 2/20

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