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City of Night

6pm-12am Republic Street in the Old First Ward ( FREE

The 4th annual City of Night, the interdisciplinary arts event, will be taking place along Republic Street in the Old First Ward this Saturday evening from 6pm – midnight. In keeping up with the spirit and energy of place-making through the arts, The Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo (ELAB) is excited for the new opportunity and challenge of moving City of Night from Silo City across the river to the historic neighborhood of South Buffalo’s Old First Ward. Over the next three years, ELAB plans to celebrate the rich history of this area with is industrial past, grain elevators, parks, and canals by bringing the arts to the Ward. In a similar fashion to previous years, City of Night will have art installations indoors and out, all compiled by local and regional artists. There will also be music, interpretive dance performances, spoken word, and opportunities for guests to get involved in the process of making the art and music themselves. VIP Night begins on Friday (7/17) and will be held inside the Barrel Factory. This provides a unique opportunity for guests to get a more intimate view of the art installations and meet the artists who have ccreated the artwork, with special History Tours given by local historians and authors. VIP Night tickets are $75.00 and are available for purchase at The main City of Night event on Saturday is completely free and open to the public. This is a great community event that continues to grow each year, so don’t miss out on your chance to support the art community that makes Buffalo so great.

> AV Staff

The Eagles

8pm First Niagara Center, One Seymour H. Knox III Plaza (855-4100 / $65-$179.50

The Eagles have been one of the most successful American bands in history. Originally formed in 1971, they have enjoyed a long and prolific career that includes six Grammy Awards, five American Music Awards, and six number one albums. They have sold over 150 million records worldwide, including 32 million copies of Hotel California and 42 million copies of “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975),” which was the best-selling album of the 20th century in the U.S.. Influenced by 1960’s bands such as the Byrds and Buffalo Springfield, the Eagles pioneered their own signature sound which, at the time, was known as “California Rock.” However, their bluegrass influences always were obvious, with mandolin, pedal steel, and banjo always a mainstay of their music. Although their career peaked in the mid-1970’s, and the band broke up in 1980, the Eagles have toured intermittently since their reunion in 1993. Take the chance to see them on Saturday night. They’ll be livin’ it up at the First Niagara Center. What a nice surpirse. Bring your alibis.

> Greg Mach

Whitey Morgan & The 78's

8:30pm Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. (874-7734 / $20-$24

It doesn’t matter if you call it honky-tonk or insurgent country. For fans of Whitey Morgan, all that matters is that it’s the real deal. The flint-native musician is headed to Sportsmen’s Tavern this Saturday night (7/18 @ 8:30pm) to kick off a powerful set fueled by an audience hungry for hard-edged, authentic country music. Free of a major label record deal. Morgan and his band, the 78’s, are feeling confident and optimistic as they lead the way for the sort of country missing from modern Nashville assembly-line gloss. “Let them do what they’re doing down there because it’s not affecting me at all,” Morgan said. “The more they ruin country music, the more fans I’m getting, the more ground I’m gaining.” The burley, bearded 37-year old just released a new album back in may called Sonic Ranch and it might be everything you’d expect from a group of outlaws. Staying close to the sound and subject matter of classic desperado artists like Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard and David Allan Coe, Morgan is poised to bring this hard-worn brand of country to the next generation. Grab a dirty glass of whiskey and drink your troubles away as Whitey Morgan @ The 78’s show you what real country music is all about. The Steam Donkeys will be opening up the show so make sure you get there early.

> Jeffrey Czum


11am-6pm Delaware Park Marcy Casino, 199 Lincoln Pkwy (886-0088 / $20-$60

Jocelyn Ryann and Cheryl Scheff of H.E.A.L. BFLO (Healthy, Energy, Art, Love) will be hosting their 2nd Yoga Retreat this Sunday (7/19 @11am-6pm) at the Marcy Casino @ Delaware Park. Their goal is simple; they want to inspire Buffalonians to live healthier lives, through exercise, proper diet, art, music, and spiritual energy. This all day event will feature an all-day indoor/outdoor Yoga retreat, taking place in and around the venue at Hoyt Lake. Whether you’re a beginner or have been practicing for years, there’s always something new to learn. On the bottom floor of the casino, you can participate in yoga classes and workshops taught by some of the area’s top instructors all while enjoying live music and a complimentary lunch. The upstairs will be a kids retreat which includes yoga, music, and art classes all set out to give your child (ages 4-12) the ultimate H.E.A.L. experience. Surrounding the Marcy Casino along Hoyt Lake will be local artists, businesses, food, and music all free for the public to shop and enjoy. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be going into building a Yoga/Meditation Room at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. This will be a wonderful event that’s aimed to spread positive energy throughout the community in Buffalo.

> Jeffrey Czum


8pmMohawk Place 47 E Mohawk St. ( $12-$14

The Brooklyn bases band Liturgy turned heads with 2011’s genre-defying Aesthethica, which dared extreme-metal listeners to rethink what defined metal and welcomed curious neophytes to bold, adventurous new music. Rooted in the fast tremolo picking and soaring blast drum beats of black metal as well as tinkering with bizarrely catchy atonality and syncopation, building massive squalls of noise and melodies in the process, this band hits hard and fast. After Aesthethica, Liturgy’s future was unclear. Drummer Greg Fox, whose rapids fire “bursts beats” were a crucial part of the band’s sound, left, as did bassist Tyler Dusenbury, while singer-guitarist Hunter Hunt-Hendrix and guitarist Bernard Gann continued to perform with a drum machine. Hunt-Hendrix, meanwhile expressed a desire to move from the sounds of Aesthethica on the next release, going as far to hint at using electronics and, most interestingly, “bells.” Percussion instruments (glockenspiel, especially) are featured on their 2015 release, The Art Work, but typical of Hunt-Hendrix and his band mates ¬–Fox and Dusenbury have since rejoined– that’s just the start of it. Bagpipes, strings, horns and synth highlight a radical shift in direction that embraces classical music, EDM and even rap. It’s pretty interesting to say the least, but somehow it works. These guys will be performing at Mohawk Place on Monday night (7/20 @8pm)

> Corey Matthews

The Tallest Man on Earth

7pm Asbury Hall @ Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave (852-3835 / $26

In the nine years since Kristian Matsson released his first recording under the name the Tallest Man on Earth, he’s been a one-man band in the folk tradition. A singer-songwriter with a guitar, self-producing his often lo-fi recordings and touring solo. After all, it’s not the Tallest Men on Earth. Mattson will be ramblin’ on in to Buffalo when he performs at Asbury Hall on Wednesday night (7/22 @7pm) in support of his new album, Dark Bird Is Home. The release begins in a downbeat and doleful mode, with his elemental basics set quietly against occasional washes of sad synthesizers that spread the sound far and wide. By “Darkness Is The Dream,” his open-tuned guitar chords ring in to create a feeling of optimism and for the first time, we hear a backing band. Full band arrangements are commonplace on this record resulting in a sound that’s similar to a rock n’ roll Dylan. The entire album was written and recorded on the road in various studios, hotel rooms and venues, a common theme for a travelin’ folk artist. This is one show you won’t want to miss.

> Jeffrey Czum

News, Brews & Rock 'N' Roll

7pm Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. (874-7734 / $25 advance $30 Day of

Investigative Post will be hosting its annual “News, Brews & Rock ‘n’ Roll” fundraiser this Wednesday evening at Sportsmen’s Tavern. This year, Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Tom Toles returns with the band The Outlyers. Toles started his career while working on UB’s student newspaper The Spectrum. His work later appeared in the Courier-Express and then the Buffalo News. Years later, he accepted an offer to join the Washington Post, working for the same paper as legendary political cartoonist Herblock. In addition to his incisive and humorous commentary he provides, he is also a board member of Investigative Post (The non-profit investigative reporting center founded by Jim Jeaney, a veteran of the Buffalo News.) The mission behind Investigative Post is simple; to produce investigative and analytical reporting on issues of importance to Buffalo and Western New York, and train young reporters in the craft of investigative journalism. Expect a great musical performance from Told and the Outlyers as well as guest performers Mary Ramsey (1000 Maniacs), Pauline Digati (Pauline and the Perils), Buck Quigley (Steam Donkeys) and Bob Kozak. In addition to the music, this benefit will feature an auction of several of Tom’s original cartoons drawn for the Washington Post. Make sure you come down to support the good work Investigative Post does for the community of Buffalo.

> AV Staff