HIT LIST: Entertainment This Week

BIG MEAN SOUND MACHINE

Buffao Iron Works Fri May 12th 9pm $15

 

Big Mean Sound Machine is a ten-piece horn band that plays unrelenting dance music that combines world music, latin, blues, jazz and funk. So bring your dancing shoes and check out the band’s unique groove.

KISS THE SKY- JIMI HENDRIX RE-EXPERIENCE

Seneca Niagara Fri May 12th 8pm tickets start at $25

 

If you love Jimi Hendrix, you’ve got to see the show that’s received rave reviews from the remaining members of Jimi’s original bands. “Kiss The Sky is the only Hendrix tribute band that lives up to the hype” says Rolling Stone Magazine.

EVERYONE ORCHESTRA

Buffalo Iron Works Sat May 13th 9pm $22

 

The Everyone Orchestra founded and conducted by Matt Butler feat. Members of Moe, Twiddle, Dopapod, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Tauk & Hayley Jane with Sophistafunk. Butler creates an improvisational sound that keeps its performance dynamic getting the audience involved as an extended “choral” section.

BIFFY CLYRO

Buffalo Iron Works Sun May 14th 8pm $20

 

Biffy Clyro is a three-piece rock band from the UK that takes sonic influences from a lot of hip-hop and presents with attitude of a rock band. They will be performing tunes from their forthcoming set, “Ellipis.” NYC-based Spirit Animal opens the show and has been called an “unmissable live act.”

PALAYE ROYALE

Waiting Room Sun May 14th 6:30pm $12/$14

 

Palaye Royale is a fashion-art indie rock band that has been named champions of MTV’s “Musical March Madness” 2014. Palaye Royale has performed a string of successful sold-out west coast dates In California and Las Vegas.

TECH N9NE

Town Ballroom Tues May 16th 7pm $31/$35

 

TECH N9NE has consistently proved himself to be one of the hardest working rappers in the biz. With hits like “I’m A Playa,” “Caribou Lou,” “Riotmaker,” and “Everybody Move” TECH N9NE is the most successful Independent Hip-Hop artist in history.

GOJIRA

The Rapids Theatre Tues May 16th 8pm $35

 

French-based GOJIRA has been an ever-evolving experiment in an extreme metal band with roots in the hippie movement and an environmentally-conscious, new age mentality. Deafheaven & Code Orange opens the show.

 

  • Bruce Beyer

     “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every
    rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who
    hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

    –Dwight Eisenhower (thanks to Roger Waters)

  • Jesse Griffis

    Maybe it’s because I grew up in town with less than 1% minorities, but I’m not sure why the 70’s McD’s poster is racist. It looks silly and dated, for sure, but I don’t see the racism.

  • Mike_Chmiel

    I think it is the blatant pandering and adding an apostrophe to every word rather than a “g”, as if that is how they all talk. Also – the assumption that black people hate tipping.

    I was surprised to learn that McDonalds’ aggressive marketing to black people has been going on this long. Thought it was a relatively recent phenomenon.

  • Mike_Chmiel

    I think it is the blatant pandering and adding an apostrophe to every word rather than a “g”, as if that is how they all talk. Also – the assumption that black people hate tipping.

    I was surprised to learn that McDonalds’ aggressive marketing to black people has been going on this long. Thought it was a relatively recent phenomenon.

  • I think the implication that black people don’t want to get dressed up or tip is pretty condescending and racist. It plays to stereotypes and the tone of the language with the “dinnertimin'” is pretty ridiculous.