10 Shows That Should Be On Your Radar in March

City Guide, Live Music


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on March 1, 2018

Photo from Wild Child’s Facebook

It’s almost impossible to be over-eager for summer at this point. The weather has certainly been letting up, but more importantly, nearly every day has seen another fantastic show be announced for the alway busy season here in Buffalo. While we count down the days until it’s arrival, make sure to take advantage of a number of great shows that March has to offer. In you need a little help making up your minds, here are the top 10 shows that should be on your radar for the month of March.



1. Jack

WHEN: March 1

WHERE: Mohawk Place

COST: $10

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The blog-worthy indie-punk duo will be celebrating the release of its debut full-length “Alchemical Rounds.” The pair will follow up the show with a 15 date tour with fellow local act dreambeaches.


2. Dynamo

WHEN: March 1

Where: Lockhouse Distillery & Bar

COST: $7-$10

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The Nashville jazz/funk fusion act will make a much welcome return to the Cobblestone hotspot after taking over the distillery back in October.


3. Resistance Dance Party

WHEN: March 2

WHEN: Sugar City

COST: $5 or $10/family

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The family-friendly counterpart to Transmission’s long running late night parties, eager dancers are encouraged to bring the little ones for some early evening fun. Proceeds will be donated to Buffalo Public Schools.



4. David Byrne

WHEN: March 6

WHERE: UB Center for the Arts

COST: Sold Out

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A trial run for his ambitious “American Utopia Tour,” the acclaimed Talking Heads frontman will return to the CFA stage to play to the quickest sold out audience in building history.


5. Joywave w/KOPPS & Humble Braggers

WHEN: March 7

WHERE: Town Ballroom

COST: $17

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Town Ballroom will be hosting a showcase of Western New York’s top electro acts as Joywave will bring BFFs KOPPS back to Buffalo to share stage with synth four-pack Humble Braggers.


6. Ugly Sun & Mutual Friends

WHEN: March 9

Where: Lockhouse Distillery & Bar

COST: $5

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Former MANDY K bandmates bring their current projects together for a double bill of on-the-rise garage rock and synth-pop.


7. Queen City Music Lottery: The Drawing

WHEN: March 10

WHERE: Sugar City

COST: Free

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For the fifth year running, prospective musicians of all skill levels will randomly have their names picked out of a hat and assigned a band. The new groups will all make their debuts at the Polish Library on June 2.


8. Joe Pug

WHEN: March 11

WHERE: Babeville’s 9th Ward

COST: $15

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The Babeville regular and Austin singer/songwriter will settle back into Babeville’s basement venue to play selections from his most recent album, 2015’s optimistic “Windfall.”



9. Wild Child

WHEN: March 25

WHERE: Buffalo Iron Works

COST: $15

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Quickly becoming a local favorite, Austin’s spirited indie folk-pop act will return for it’s latest go-around at the Cobblestone venue.


10. Sylan Esso

WHEN: March 30

Where: Town Ballroom

COST: Sold Out

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Hot as a pistol electronic duo will bring a sold out performance to the Theatre District venue to play cuts from its 2017 breakthrough album “What Now.”


+ Don’t Forget:

HYMNS @ Perks 3/2, Feverbox @ the 9th Ward 3/12, Screaming Females @ Mohawk Place 3/13, Moody Cosmos @ Curly’s 3/16, Hussalonia @ Mohawk Place 3/21, Sonny Baker @ Mr. Goodbar 3/23, Jouska @ Sugar City 3/27, the Irving Klaws @ Mohawk Place 3/30

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.
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