Who: Jameson Butler What: The Swellers When: Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Where: Mohawk Place Why: Arguably the biggest up-and-coming band in pop punk makes a stop in Buffalo to win over some new fans. Who: John Hugar What: Broken Social Scene When: Saturday at 8 p.m. Where: Town Ballroom Why: Indie-rock legends return to Buffalo to show off one of the most intense live shows out there. Who: John Connelly What: Pauly Shore When: Saturday at 6 p.m. Where: The Dome Theatre Why: Pauly Shore is quite possibly the most important comedian of our time.
Show: "Boardwalk Empire" Channel: HBO Grade: A- Put Martin Scorsese on a new HBO show and the viewers will tune in. More than 4.8 million people caught the series premiere of "Boardwalk Empire," HBO's newest hyped-up series with big names and an even bigger production cost.
Artist: Luke Doucet and The White Falcon Album: Steel City Trawler Label: Six Shooter Release Date: September 21 Grade: B- The crisp, bluesy opening guitar riff of Luke Doucet and The White Falcon's sixth studio album, Steel City Trawler, hints at a direction worth getting excited about for any fan of classic rock inspired. Unfortunately this direction is never fully realized. The album's overall tone tends to lean more towards the world of alternative rock, similar to that of the Wallflowers and the Barenaked Ladies. As the album progresses, it gradually evolves into a genre-defying combination of blues, rock ?n' roll and contemporary pop mixed with maracas and a drum roll in track one, "Monkeys," that would make legendary drummer Keith Moon of The Who proud. "The Ballad Of Ian Curtis," a song that starts with a muddy, ominous beat and ascending bass line attempts to build anticipation.