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Infringement Festival Fundraiser

Well, it seems that time of year is fast approaching again. I mean Infringement Festival time, of course. From July 22 to August 1, the streets of Allentown will be filled with all kinds of wild art, from poets to puppeteers, dance companies to comics, and let us not forget the bands. O my, the bands. Musicians of every style will be performing all around for 11 glorious days, singers in the street, guitarists in a gutter or two, and so on. There might just be someone with a guitar in your closet right now. The all-volunteer Buffalo Infringement Festival has grown in leaps and bounds since its inception in 2005. This might just be the biggest summer yet for the fest, with over 400 acts waiting in the wings to unleash weird, beautiful art on the Queen City.

The road to the Infringement Festival begins this Saturday (June 19) at Nietzsche’s with a special social/fundraising event. There will be an erotic bake-off, with awards to be given for best dirty sweets. Who wouldn’t want a trophy for “sexiest cake” displayed on their mantle? The musical line-up for this benefit show is monumental, two stages to host some of Buffalo’s best bands including: the Bloodthirsty Vegans, I Was the Scarecrow, Gilded Masters of Acid House, Harold Black & The Entire Planet, Chasing Static, Goat Booger, DJ Medison (Queen City Cartel), Tokyo Sunshine, and a special appearance by Skitchy. The show starts at 9pm. Your $5 will help keep this staple of the Buffalo art community alive and well. The Queen City, she’s a beauty all right.

peter vullo

Saturday, June 19, 9pm. Nietzsche’s (248 Allen St.). $5