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The Grapevine: David Cook, Dr. Dog among others performing in Buffalo this week

Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

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This week, Buffalo has a number of high-profile bands coming to town. From indie legends Dr. Dog to young indie upstarts Delicate Steve, the rock genre is a main feature in this week’s lineup.

There are also some bands from across the pond, a YouTube-famous drummer and an “American Idol”winner.This week, Buffalo has a number of high-profile bands coming to town. From indie legends Dr. Dog to young indie upstarts Delicate Steve, the rock genre is a main feature in this week’s lineup.

There are also some bands from across the pond, a YouTube-famous drummer and an “American Idol”winner.

Check out all the sweet shows that the Queen City has to offer this week.

Monday, March 7

Carcass – Waiting Room

Coming from across the pond, Carcass is a British death metal band from Liverpool. The band was active from 1985 to 1995. The group reformed in 2007 and is currently touring the world supporting Slayer on its Repentless tour.

The band absolutely shreds live sets and will be performing at the Waiting Room on Monday. If you want an adrenaline boost for your midterm week, this is it.

Tuesday, March 8

Peter Case – Sportsmen’s Tavern

Singer-songwriter and guitarist Peter Case is a local musician who is at the near-end of a relatively successful music career. In 1986, Case’s song “Old Blue Car” was nominated for a Grammy award. He has played with Roger Mcguinn of the Byrds, Mike Campbell and Jerry Marotta.

He is best known for his musical range. He can pull from a wide spread of genres, from rock ‘n’ roll to folk rock and the blues. He will be performing at the Sportsmen’s Tavern on Tuesday.

Wednesday, March 9

Dr. Dog – Town Ballroom

Dr. Dog is a popular indie and psychedelic rock band from West Grove, Pennsylvania that will be performing at the Town Ballroom on Wednesday.

The band first appeared in the scene with Takers and Leavers in 2007, which led to their debut album We All Belong, a pivotal album for the band’s success. Its first album was well received and the band appeared on multiple TV spots (“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”) to promote the album.

Currently the band is working on revamping their 2001 project Psychedelic Swamp, which is slated for a 2016 release.

Thursday, March 10

Joey Muha – Evening Star Concert Hall

Joey Muha is a YouTube-famous musician, whose advanced drumming techniques has been featured on pop culture websites across the Internet.

He has performed with multiple bands. In 2012, he was with death metal band Threat Signal and after a couple years he moved to a different death metal band, Jungle Rot.

Currently, Muha is touring around the country performing as a solo artist. He will be performing at the Evening Star Concert Hall on Thursday.

Friday, March 11

The Heavy – Waiting Room

The Heavy are a British rock band from Bath, England. The band is very guitar-centered, mainly focusing on neo soul, blues rock and garage rock aesthetics.

The band is currently touring to promote its third album Hurt & The Merciless, which will be released on April 1.

The band is having a huge year and plans on touring the festival circuit – they will be performing at South by Southwest, Free Press Summer Fest, INmusic festival and Coachella.

David Cook – Town Ballroom

Singer-songwriter David Cook, best known for winning the 7th season of “American Idol.” He is one of the most successful “American Idol” stars in recent years. His first album post-“Idol” entitled David Cook was certified platinum.

His fourth album Digital Vein was released in September 2015, an album he is currently touring and promoting right now.

He will be coming to perform at the Town Ballroom on Thursday, in case you ever dreamed of seeing the winner of “American Idol.”

Saturday, March 12

Delicate Steve – Nietzsche’s

Delicate Steve is the brainchild of Steve Marion, a multi-instrumentalist who performs mostly lyric-free songs centered around progressive rock, folksy rock, ’70s pop and surf rock.

The band has been especially prevalent in the indie rock scene and has collaborated with a number of musicians such as Dr. Dog, tune-yards, Mac Demarco and Sigur Ros.

The band will be coming to perform at Nietzsche’s on Saturday – it’s a perfect chill concert to unwind after midterms.

Brian Windschitl is the senior arts editor and can be reached at brian.windschitl@ubspectrum.com


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