The Grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo's sonic selections


Buffalo is gearing up for spring with a packed lineup of performances, ranging from shows at Mohawk Place to the iconic Town Ballroom. Local venues are bringing in some incredible talent, which means this week’s lineup is worth seeing.

Thursday, March 30

Beach Slang – Town Ballroom

American punk band Beach Slang, based in Philadelphia, is making its way to Town Ballroom this Thursday.

Travelling with Minus the Bear and Bayonne, the loud and aggressive group is touring in promotion of their recent EP, Here, I Made This For You (Beach Slang Mixtape Vol. 2). If you are looking to an epic punk rock performance, this show is perfect. Beach Slang hasn’t made their way to Buffalo in over two years, so if you are interested, this would be a great opportunity to catch them live.

Thursday, March 30

Digisaurus – Lockhouse Distillery

Ohio-born rocker Digisaurus is stopping at Buffalo’s own Lockhouse Distillery on Thursday during his spring tour. The one-man-show is a fluid mix of indie and alternative, with a twist of dance produced beats.

His unique and inviting sound makes his live performances extremely fun for both his loyal fans and new music lovers. The show is set to kick off at 8 p.m. and is sure to be electrifying.

Friday March 31

Marc Berger – 9th Ward at Babeville

Folk-rocker Marc Berger will be stopping by downtown Buffalo this weekend to bless the Queen City with his easygoing Americana rock.

The singer/guitarist has performed at major festivals including SXSW and opened up for legendary artists including Bob Dylan. Tickets are $10 advance and $15 day of.

If you’re looking for a more laid-back way to start your weekend, check out Marc Berger this Friday.

Saturday, April 1

As If Dance Party: ’90s & ’00s UK Dance Party - Mohawk Place

Today’s college students often consider ’90s & ’00s jams the best, since it’s the music they grew up listening to. If you are looking to let loose and enjoy some classics, Mohawk Place has got you covered.

DJs Gabtron & Garbanzo will be fresh off the plane to provide the vibes this weekend. The April Fool’s Day Party kicks off at 10 p.m. and is sure to keep you on your feet.

Be sure to bring your Von Dutch hat and distressed jeans to enjoy the best ’90s & ’00s euro pop has to offer.

Saturday, April 1

Mojo Stone – The Music Room

Come support fellow UB student-rockers Mojo Stone this Saturday as they gear up to perform hits off their first album as well as some newer tunes. The band carries a Led Zeppelin flavor mixed with other classic rock and punk influences.

The group has been together since 2014 and is still going strong while working on its second release. The band is a frequent flyer at other local venues such as Mohawk Place and The Evening Star.

If you’re a fan of classic rock, ska or punk, you won’t want to miss this chance to get your mojo on.

Sunday, April 2

Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness: Zombies in America Tour – Town Ballroom

McMahon is a California based singer/songwriter who just released his highly anticipated second studio LP, Zombies on Broadway. Songs such as “Cecilia And The Satellite” and “High Dive” have gone radio famous amongst indie and alternative stations nationwide.

McMahon’s current tour in promotion of his new record has been hitting cities all across the country to sold out crowds.

His stop at the popular Town Ballroom on April 2 should be no different. Be sure to listen to his most recent record and check out his dynamic live show on Sunday.

Jake Heffez is a staff writer and can be reached at