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Global warming is real, you guys.
“In like a lion, out like a lamb” used to be a lot closer to “in like a lion, out like a lion”, but lately it’s been a lot closer to “in like a lamb, out like one of those sad animals at the zoo that clearly needs a much bigger habitat.”
All this is to say: It’s March. These are good shows happening in March.
(Some of these shows may be sold out, but obviously you can still find tickets on StubHub, Craigslist, Facebook, pull tabs at the VFW post, the floor of a South Buffalo bar on St. Patrick’s Day, etc. C’mon guys don’t @ us.)
1) Reel Big Fish
DATE: March 3rd
LOCATION: Town Ballroom
Ska is a type of music with a long, proud tradition that stretches back to 1950s Jamaica and 70s London. Whether or not Reel Big Fish are a “real ska band” that is a part of that proud tradition is up for debate, but they’re a fun band either way.
2) Bear Hands
DATE: March 7th
LOCATION: Mohawk Place
COST: $18 (adv)
Bear Hands are one of those bands with songs on the radio, but somehow still remain a bit anonymous. The upside of that is that you can get to see a really good band, in a small club for pretty cheap. Do it!
DATE: March 8th
LOCATION: Buffalo Iron Works
COST: $25 (adv), $30 (day of)
Sloan may not have become as popular as Barenaked Ladies or The Tragically Hip, but they’re a Canadian icon nonetheless. Echoing the classic sounds of The Who, Sloan have been playing packed shows in Buffalo for the better part of two decades.
4) The Get Up Kids
DATE: March 8th
LOCATION: Rec Room
COST: $20 (adv)
Before emo was a punchline, The Get Up Kids were the coolest band in the world. That said, everything goes in cycles and emo bands like TGUK are on the rise again.
5) Vinny Barbarino Experience
DATE: March 13th
Punk covers of popular songs is basically its own genre at this point and locally, the Vinny Barbarino Experience have been scuzzing up pop hits since the 90s. This is a really fun and cheap show that was probably not on your radar, until now.
6) Village People
DATE: March 13th & 14th
LOCATION: Seneca Niagara Casino & Resort
COST: $65 – 75
This Bucket List Show of the Month is perfect for anyone who loves disco, the 70s, gay kitsch and/or wedding playlists.
7) Super Tugger St. Paddy’s Day Party
DATE: March 14th
LOCATION: Tudor Lounge
The Old Neighborhood (Olde Neighbourhood?) Parade always has great after parties and Super Tugger is playing more of a party band that play some Irish rock kind of sound. Between Super Tugger and Jackdaw, the Irish jams will be blasting. Pick your poison.
DATE: March 19th
LOCATION: Fallsview Casino
COST: $50.85 – $73.45
This Dad Rock Show of the Month features a lot of hits. Also, it’s at a casino, so you can always puff a few butts at the bar and put the rent money on black.
9) Donna the Buffalo
DATE: March 27th
LOCATION: The Tralf
Donna the Buffalo are not from Buffalo. Yes that’s false advertising, but please don’t hold that against them. The band’s mix of zydeco, folk and blues always kickstarts a party.