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Artvoice's weekly round-up of featured events, including our editor's pick for the week: New Found Glory, performing at the Town Ballroom on Tuesday, October 21.

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New Found Glory

Tuesday, October 21

It’s safe to say that much of modern pop-punk can be traced back to three bands: Green Day, Blink-182, and New Found Glory. In some respects, New Found Glory as a band is more responsible for shaping the careers of the very bands they are playing with on the current Glamour Kills Tour than the other two bands combined. Starting back in 1997, the band began their career opening for the likes of skate punk acts like NOFX. After two relatively successful records, the band released Sticks and Stones, featuring one of their most popular hits, “My Friends Over You.” This was quickly followed up by their highest charting record to date, Catalyst, which peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. The album’s first single, “All Downhill From Here,” became their highest charting single and still remains a favorite at shows. The band’s next two albums marked a bit of a departure, as their songwriting drifted from upbeat pop-punk into more heavy, riff driven territory. However, the band’s next album, Radiosurgery, saw a great return to form for the Florida five-piece. However, that number would soon change, as a series of events unfolded that led to the release of chief songwriter and guitarist Steve Klein. The band decided to move forward as a quartet and with guitarist Chad Gilbert helming the writing, the band began work on their latest record Resurrection. The album is the perfect mix of their pop punk legacy and roots of mixed with the heavier sound of their pre-Radiosurgery albums. The songwriting is both hopeful and bitter, and captures everything that inspired so many young pop-punk bands perfectly. This record shows why New Found Glory is still one of the biggest influences in a genre that seems to have been resurfacing at a more rapid pace than ever. You just have to remember: all these young bands singing about their friends and leaving town and bad breakups and loneliness? Yeah, New Found Glory was doing that before it was cool. And they’re picking up right where they left off. You can be a part of the action on Tuesday (Oct 21) when New Found Glory plays at the Town Ballroom with openers We Are the In Crowd, Candy Hearts, and Fireworks.

- kris kielich

6:30pm Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 / $20 advance, $24 day of show.

Friday, October 17

Tory Lanez

At age 22, Tory Lanez is just getting started. The young rapper, who rose from the streets of Toronto, already has a cult following known as SWAVENATION. With his auto-tuned, high frequency voice, Lanez slides through fresh, pop flavored hip hop verses on songs like “Know What’s Up” feat. Kirko Bangz. Once you get a taste of Lanez’s unique delivery and voice quality, it’s easy to identify him on any track pretty quickly. “Know What’s Up,” was a break out track for Lanez, racking up over a million plays on Youtube. The track was produced by DJ Mustard, who is having a career year of his own, winning awards like Producer of the Year, MVP of the Year, and DJ of the Year at last week’s BET Hip Hop awards. Only Drake took home more awards than Mustard. Lanez has also recently worked with producers like Ryan Hemsworth, RL Grime, and Noah Breakfast, who have only helped to diversify his already tight style. With producers like Mustard and Hemsworth—who wrote the wobbling, bassy beat for “Mama Told Me” the second track from Lanez latest record, Lost Cause—on his side, the young MC is poised to make some moves this year. Catch him at the Studio at the Waiting Room on Friday (Oct 17) with Blair Copeland, G Premacy and Krame, Young World, and Brian Gonser.

-cory perla

6:30pm The Studio at The Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave (852-3900 / $12 advance, $15 day of show

Saturday, October 18


It started in Plains, Pennsylvania circa 2005 with just a mandolin and a 12-string guitar. JP Biondo and Mickey Coviello, barely legal, captivated patrons of the River Street Jazz Cafe. Subsequently, their duet grew into a six-piece, known as Cabinet. Cabinet plays dynamic, high-volume shows, where dancing is contagious. Bluegrass instrumentation produces a sound that’s deeply rooted in the Appalachian tradition, while encompassing elements of rock, jazz, folk, and psychedelia. Their tunes are marked by soaring vocals and harmonies that compliment intricate melodies. Cabinet is the kind of band that aims to capture the raw exhilaration of their live shows on their studio albums. They’ve recorded several albums in front of a live audience, including their latest, This Is Cabinet - Set II. The album is driven by passionate harmonies and gorgeous instrumentation. These tracks warm the soul and invoke feelings of happiness (no really, they do). They sound like they should be played against a scenic, countryside backdrop. One that’s crowded with trees of brightly colored leaves. There’s a comforting familiarity to these tracks. Though Cabinet may have an ear in the past, they don’t regurgitate old styles. Their focus is celebrating the contemporary with an eye towards the future Cabinet will play at Mohawk Place on Saturday (Oct 18).

- kellie powell

8pm Mohawk Place, 47 E Mohawk Street ( $10 advance, $12 day of show

Saturday, October 18

Neglia Ballet presents Baby Yaga

The spookiest season of the year is upon us and this is when Neglia Ballet usually takes the opportunity to present their stirring rendition of Baba Yaga. Baba Yaga is a supernatural entity from Slavic folklore. The entity, which takes the shape of a fearsome, Medusa-like woman with a long nose, is like our western version of a witch, mixed with aspects of vampirism and zombie-ism (she has a ferocious appetite but is forever as thin as a skeleton. She uses a broom, not as a vehicle, but instead to clean up the macabre messes she makes). Neglia’s production of Baba Yaga features music from three Russian masters: Mussorgsky, Stavinsky, and Glazunov, and, as usual, the magical sets have been design by David Butler and Mark DiVincenco. This is a family friendly production. Executive Director of Neglia Ballet, Heidi Halt Neglia says, “You don’t have to be a ballet aficionado to appreciate the show. It’s whimsical, full of color and has great music. Our original choreography is classical with quirky twists, definitely not the typical ‘prince and princess’ ballet—this one will spook you and make you laugh.” In celebration of their 15th anniversary, Neglia Ballet has partnered with Veteran Tickets Foundation, Buffalo Public Schools and Arts Services Initiative to provide free tickets to local veterans, BPS students and SNAP recipients for this performance of Baba Yaga at Shea’s Performing Art Center on Saturday (Oct 18).

- cory perla

2pm Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (847-1410 / $23.50-$46.50

Sunday, October 19

White Fence

At first, Tim Presley, aka White Fence, sounded like he could be Ariel Pink’s best friend with his collection of lo fi static-rock tracks. Now, with the help of producer Ty Segall, White Fence has moved from the mosaic AM radio fuzz-frenzy of records like Family Perfume Vol. 1, to the psychedelic garage-folk sounds on his latest release, For The Recently Found Innocent. As the first White Fence album recorded outside of Presley’s bedroom studio, it transcends the homemade four-track tape sound of his previous albums, opting instead a for a garage-rock studio sound, aided by Segall’s expertise in the area. This is not the first time that Presley and Segall have collaborated: in 2012 the pair released Hair, a lo fi, psychdelic rock album, which was originally intended to be a split but ultimately became a full on collaborative effort after the two realized their sonic similarities. In a sense, For the Recently Found Innocent is the next logical step in the duo’s journey through the depths of 1960s style psychedelic rock. It’s hard not to compare songs like “Goodbye Law” to Rubber Soul era Beatles, but just when you think Presley is becoming a little too predictable, he ramps up the feedback and sneaks a little bit of punk rock or some Frank Zappa-esque weirdness into his retro 1960s sound. Don’t miss White Fence at the Tralf Music Hall on Sunday (Oct 19).

- cory perla

7pm The Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. (852-2860 / $12 advance, $14 day of show

Sunday, October 19

William Parker: In Order to Survive

Any musician who plays with William Parker is instantly taken to the next level. Parker is a master bassist and composer known for his improvisational skills. When he and his band—Rob Brown (alto sax), Kidd Jordan (tenor sax), Lewis Barnes (trumpet), Steve Swell (trombone), Dave Burrell (piano), and Hamid Drake (drums)— known as In Order To Survive, lock into a groove, there is no telling where they’ll take you with their subtle, exploratory jazz movements. His band mates are no slackers though; Jordan is one of the most influential figures in improvised music today, and Burrell’s compositions are known worldwide (you’re probably heard him on a recent NPR broadcast paying tribute to Duke Ellington or Louis Armstrong). But when they get together, Parker’s vision leads them to transcendent places. Improvisation is only one of Parker’s many musical faces, though. As talented as he is in guiding his group through cosmic jazz journeys, he’s equally as talented in composing everything from operas, to ballets, and film scores, to soliloquies for solo instruments (in addition to bass, he also plays double reeds, tuba, shakuhachi, and gembri among other instruments). On Sunday (Oct 19) Parker will bring In Order To Survive to Babeville’s Asbury Hall as part of a special celebration of Hallwalls 40th anniversary. The group will perform a new suite of compositions entitled “Cosmic Revelations.”

- cory perla

8pm Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave. (852-3835 / $20 general admission, $18 students/seniors, $15 members

Wednesday, October 22


The men behind Papadosio are modern, innovative, captivating hippies of music. They recognize that the “information age has a sound,” sewing together progressive rock with electronica, tribal rhythms with folk music on top of soaring psychedelic riffs; they are not afraid to wink at R&B and jazz as well. Papadisio comes to spread a unifying vibe and beckon audiences to reject artificial barriers of wealth, class, and other social constructions by enjoying music under the flag of humanity. Lyrics often touch upon the ideals of conservation, tolerance, and mind-expansion; sometimes they include spoken word and sound bites from speeches. On the other hand, their long pieces are meditative in nature, often giving listeners the space to really engage with the music without the distraction of lyrics. Papadosio was born out of Athens, OH, although the nomadic band is often on the road and now calls Ashville, NC their home. Through their numerous performances at summer festivals and as club headliners, they have built a dedicated following by mesmerizing audiences with their engaging stage presence and dazzling light shows. In fact, there are two “non-performing” members of the group who are solely responsible for the lighting and projection. The Papadosio experience is one that blends music, art, science, and spirituality or as they like to call it, “Revolutionary technology meets an evolutionary message.” The all-ages show presented by MNM Presents at Town Ballroom will start at 7pm on Wednesday (Oct 22). They will be joined by Vermont reggae-funk band, Twiddle.

- adele jackson-gibson

7pm Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. (852-3900 / $17.00 advance, $20.00 day of show