12 September Shows That Should Be On Your Radar

Written by Mac McGuire
Published on August 29, 2016


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While the insufferable humidity that consumed summer 2016 in Buffalo has thankfully subsided, the summer concert season still has a few weeks left until we switch gears for what appears be a rather tough winter ahead. Until then, make sure to take advantage of the diverse batch of shows hitting the Buffalo area all month long. If you happen to be looking for some of the best the city has to offer in the coming weeks, here are the 12 shows that should be on your radar for the month of September.
 

 

1. Diamond Nights

DATE: September 3rd
LOCATION: Milkie’s on Elmwood
COST: $5
Facebook Event
WNY born DJs Mario Bee, Crop Top, Much Many, and Chauncey Tails will help kick off a new monthly electronic/dance/hip hop series indebted to the former lounge mainstay Lance Diamond.

 

2. Ra Ra Riot

DATE: September 7th
LOCATION: Waiting ROOM
Cost: $1.03
Facebook Event
The Syracuse University chamber-pop turned indie dance-rock unit plays an ultra-affordable set at the Delaware venue as part of the Edge’s “New Rock Now” series.

 

3. Show Me The Body

DATE: September 8th
LOCATION: Mohawk Place
COST: $10
Buffalo-based punk label Peter Walkee Records will present the slugy Queens hardcore trio at dowtown’s go-to live music venue.

 

 

4. Joey Sprinkles

DATE: September 10th
LOCATION: Little Baltimore
COST: $3
Facebook Event
The dancey ex-Cloud Nothings member leads a night of Rust Belt-bred indie rock at the West Side living room hot spot.

 

5. As If: 90/00’s Dance Party

DATE: September 16th
LOCATION: Mohawk Place
COST: $5
Facebook Event
Mohawk will host a night full of nostalgia-infused dance numbers from the childhoods of most millennials.

 

6. The Felice Brothers

DATE: September 18th
LOCATION: The Tralf Music Hall
COST: $20
Facebook Event
The Upstate NY twangy Americana band will make good on its much awaited rescheduled date following an early 2016 postponement.

 

 

7. The Growlers

DATE: September 24th
LOCATION: The Tralf Music Hall
COST: $20
Facebook Event
California’s beach-goth group will bring an evening psych-tinged surf rock to the theatre district music venue.

 

8. Mutual Benefit

DATE: September 24th
LOCATION: Mohawk Place
COST: $12
Facebook Event
The tender chamber-folk project will team up with autumnal Boston psych-folk outfit Quilt for a double bill at the downtown music venue.

 

9. Yes Yes

DATE: September 24th
LOCATION: Milkie’s on Elmwood
COST: $5
Facebook Event
The sometimes Buffalo ex-pat, hyper-folk musician makes a rare local performance at the Elmwood Village Lounge.

 

10. Electric Six

DATE: September 28th
LOCATION: The Studio at Waiting Room
COST: $13
Facebook Event
The boisterous, genre-blending Motor City group backs its latest return to Buffalo in support of its 12th studio album Fresh Blood for Tired Vampyres.

 

11. Pinkerton 20th Anniversary Tribute Show

DATE: September 30th
LOCATION: Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar
COST: $5
Facebook Event
Members of Rochester acts the Ginger Faye Bakers, Pleistocene, Talking Under Water, and more team up to play the LA alt-rock band’s classic sophomore album from front-to-back.

12. Johnny Nobody

DATE: September 30th
LOCATION: Mohawk Place
COST: $5
Facebook Event
The long-time Mohawk regulars will make a long awaited return to the stage to celebrate the release of its new record Die Like Dogs.

 

+ Don’t Forget:

Full of Hell/The Body @ Sugar City 9/4, Bethlehem Steel @ Mohawk Place 9/7, Eskimeaux @ the Studio at Waiting Room 9/9, Super American @ Nietzsche’s 9/10, Matt Script @ Milkie’s on Elmwood 9/15, Somos @ the Studio at Waiting Room 9/22, Metric @ Artpark 9/23, Feverbox @ Nietzsche’s 9/23, Clutch @ Town Ballroom 9/28
 

WRITTEN BY

Mac McGuire

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