This year is a leap year and you know what that means Buffalonians, an extra day of spin-the-wheel-anything-goes weather.
If you’re like us, February is when your Seasonal Affected Disorder goes up a notch, driving you crazier than blown calls in a Buffalo Bills playoff game. You need to do something, anything! Getting out of the house for some good vibes and loud music is a great way to jar loose some endorphins; probably according to science. So go ahead and peruse the list below of some of the best concerts this month.
(Some of these shows may be sold out, but obviously you can still find tickets on StubHub, Craigslist, Facebook, Tinder, Grindr, in your Valentine’s Day card, etc. C’mon guys, make love and don’t @ us.)
1. KISS + David Lee Roth
DATE: February 5th
LOCATION: KeyBank Center
COST: $35 – 995.50
Does it get any more Dad Rock than KISS and David Lee Roth!? Once taken seriously by legions of diehards, both of these acts are now neck-deep in irony and probably in on the joke. It’s all feel-good, ridiculous fun – exactly what you need in February.
DATE: February 14th
LOCATION: Tralf Music Hall
COST: $22 – 32
File under: Local Boys Who’ve Done Well. Soulive have been cranking out funky, jazzy and soul hits for more than two decades, earning a massive amount of respect in the process. The local lads have even played a few sets with Questlove of The Roots. Their occasional return to The Tralf should not be missed.
3. Blouses of the Holy
DATE: Feb 8th
LOCATION: The Cave
This annual Led Zeppelin tribute show is always a local music highlight and this year, it’s being held at a newly-opened venue: The Cave. Come out for the spot-on takes of classic Zeppelin tunes and to check out Buffalo’s newest live music spot.
4. Boyz II Men
DATE: February 15th
LOCATION: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino
COST: $55 – $125
Boyz II Men may be a 90s act, but you’d never know it hearing them sing in 2020. If you’re Grown and Sexy, this appearance isn’t to be missed.
DATE: February 22nd
LOCATION: Fallsview Casino
COST: $45.20 – 67.80
A massive band like Fitz, shouldn’t be playing a venue this small. But they are and you should take advantage of it.
6. The Toasters
DATE: February 23rd
LOCATION: Mohawk Place
Sound the Warped Tour Mom and Dad Alert. The Toasters are an OG ska band that have inspired everyone from Gwen Stefani to The Interrupters. Wear your dancing shoes.
DATE: February 26th
LOCATION: KeyBank Center
COST: $34.50 – 54.50
Indie pop concerts don’t get much bigger than this. If you like life-affirming sing-alongs, you need this show in your life.