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Buffalo's weekly comprehensive concert breakdown

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Buffalo has a jam-packed lineup this week. There aren’t many cities hosting a tribute to classic rock legends on one day, and then country stars and up-and-coming rappers performing the next day. But Buffalo isn’t just any city.

Buffalo is a city proud of its standing in the music industry. Venue promoters strive to bring in a wide variety of genres, from funk to jam bands. That’s just the type of city Buffalo is. Here is the next weekly list of concerts in the Queen City.

Monday, Feb. 16

The Pink Floyd Experience – Town Ballroom

Gus Beaudoin started playing bass guitar at age 13, in 1965. Since then, Beaudoin’s musical talent has led him to become one of the leaders of the world’s most renowned Pink Foyd tribute band. In 1997, Beaudoin started a Pink Floyd tribute band with bandmates Tom Quinn, guitarist, and Randy McStine, guitarist. Their love of Pink Floyd has taken them on a journey around the world, playing at any venue that will host them. Buffalo, a frequent pitstop for The Pink Floyd Experience, will surely be a memorable concert at The Town Ballroom, and is highly suggested for any classic rock lovers.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Lady Antebellum – Seneca Niagara Casino

The American country group, consisting of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and David Haywood, will be coming to Buffalo on a two-date tour. Tuesday will be the second and final night Lady Antebellum comes to Seneca, New York to perform. The country super group has been nominated for numerous Grammy awards, winning Best Record, Song and Country Album of the Year in 2011. For any true country enthusiasts looking to see one of the best country bands in the world right now, Lady Antebellum will be coming to Buffalo not once, but twice.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

The Blind Owl Band – Sportsman’s Tavern

The Blind Owl Band is a high-energy mix of folk, folk rock, country and bluegrass. The result is a sound that is a collective mass of twanging guitar, bass, banjo and mandolin, in the eclectic style of the band. Their live shows are no different – each show is wild. This week, Blind Owl Band will be the most distinctive concert, their fusion of genres is an experience to behold.

Thursday, Feb. 19

City Under Siege – Nietzsche’s

A group of Buffalo natives, City Under Siege has worked hard to find a local fanbase in Buffalo. The band – led by John Wittlinger as lead singer and guitar, Ryan Wiesner on drums and Matt Buscarino on lead guitar – has a blend of rock, dance and pop influences that gives them a charming pop rock sound. Come to support some locals this Thursday – the band’s music is easily danceable and very likable.

Friday, Feb. 20

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong – Waiting Room

With their mix of funk, rock and electric genres, the Pigeons Playing Ping Pong can most be identified as a jam band. The four-member group from Baltimore comprised of Greg Ormont, Jeremy Schon, Ben Carrey and Dan Schwartz has made it their goal to bring groovy riffs and jams to any and every concert they play. They have a special ability to give a high-energy show for every performance, despite their incredible 200 plus dates per year. The band is talented and experienced - they will play music that will send your legs and hands dancing in different directions. For fans of funk and jam bands, come party with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong this Friday.

Saturday, Feb. 21

Moost & Twist – Waiting Room

This rap duo has been on the cusp of breaking into the mainstream rap scene every since they starting posting music videos to YouTube in 2013. Since then, the two 21-year-old Philadelphia natives, DeQuincy “Moosh” Coleman and Oliver “Twist” Geighan have been trying to get their names out there by touring around the US. In 2014, Moosh & Twist debuted their first EP, which reached the top 5 of iTunes’ hip-hop charts. The duo has not truly “made it” yet, but consistently draw a healthy crowd to their shows. They have built a small and dedicated fan base over the years. For hip-hop lovers on the search for a new group to love, check out Moosh & Twist’s concert at the Waiting Room.

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