The grapevine 10/5 - 10/11

A weekly listing of Buffalo’s concerts


Monday, Oct. 5

Reckless Kelly – Sportsmen’s Tavern
This five-piece Austin-based Americana country rock band Reckless Kelly has been around since 1997. The group is named after Australian bank robber Ned Kelly. It found its fame in Austin, where it would have a weekly Monday concert at a local bar, often selling out each show. The band will be coming to Sportsmen’s Tavern on Monday.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Melissa Ferrick – Babeville

Melissa Ferrick got her beginning playing in coffeehouses in East Village in New York City. She was picked up to tour with Morrissey and then signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records not long after that. After a rocky relationship with Atlantic, Ferrick left and started her own label, Right On Records. Currently, the singer-songwriter is on tour and will be coming to Buffalo’s Babeville on Tuesday. Her easy, downplayed style is centered on acoustic and percussive instruments.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Mac Miller – Town Ballroom

Mac Miller’s inauspicious start as a college rapper quickly evolved into one of the most promising rappers in the industry right now. His most recent album, GO:OD AM, dropped Sept. 18 from Warner Bros. Records and he is currently on tour promoting it. The 23-year-old will be coming to turn up in Buffalo at Town Ballroom. The concert is an opportunity to see one of the biggest names in rap right now at one of the more intimate indoor venues in the city.

Thursday, Oct. 8

The Dodos – Mohawk Place

The Dodos, consisting of California natives Meric Long and Logan Kroeber, was founded in 2005 in San Francisco. The band, on tour to promote its latest album Individ, will be coming to the Mohawk Place on Thursday. In their 10 years, The Dodos have quietly become one of the most consistently talented bands in the alternative folk genre, meshing simplicity and complexity into its unique, rich sound.

Friday, Oct. 9

Joywave – Waiting Room

Joywave, an indie rock band from Rochester, is best known for its song “Dangerous,” which reached number one on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. The band has appeared on numerous late night TV shows, including “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Late Night with Seth Myers.” The band, on the cusp of truly making it big in the industry, is touring the country promoting its first album, How Do You Feel Now? The band is coming to the Waiting Room on Friday.

Saturday, Oct. 10

Blitzen Trapper – Town Ballroom

An experimental country-folk band from Portland, Blitzen Trapper has been slowly gaining fame in the industry, following its numerous releases over the years starting with Furr, the band’s first critically acclaimed album. Signed by industry giant Sub Pop, the band will be coming to Town Ballroom touring its newest album All Across This Land, released Oct. 2.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Chris Cornell – Center for the Arts, UB

Singer-songwriter Chris Cornell is best known for his association with Soundgarden and Audioslave. He is also known for his collaborations with Temple of the Dog. A lifelong member of the music industry, Cornell is famed for his influence in the ’90s grunge movement. He has had a far-reaching effect in music culture, from his grunge roots to his grandiose vocals. The musician will be coming to Buffalo as a solo artist, performing at the Center for the Arts on Sunday.

Brian Windschitl is the senior arts editor and can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @_brnwnd.