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The Buffalist: Sep 7-13

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“Flat top intervention
Bringing home a new invention
See it there in pieces on the ground
A television war between the cynics and the saints
Flip the dial and that’s whose side you’re on
Sleeping on the White House lawn ain’t never changed a thing
Look at all the washed out Hippie dreams”

“Flat Top” Boy Named Goo

-The Goo Goo Dolls
 

 

5.  Hank & Cupcakes/ Scajaquada Creeps/ Bryan Johnson and Family @ Nietzsche’s (Sep 10)

 

Coming all the way from Tel Aviv, Israel, Hank & Cupcakes will be lighting up Nietzche’s with their funky synthpop this Thursday night.  The duo, consisting of Sagit Shir and Ariel Scherbacovsky, met while in the Israeli Army (service is mandatory there) and were married a half a decade later.  Spending much of the 2000’s in New York City, they sharpened their musical abilities playing 3-4 concerts a week all over Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  No doubt they are going to rock Nietzche’s hard, but don’t sleep on the Scajaquada Creeps and Bryan Johnson and Family.  They are two outstanding local acts that you won’t want to miss. 

4. Buffalo Pink Dress Run @ D’Arcy McGee’s Irish Pub (Sep 12) 

Pink Run

Having raised over 37,000 for breast cancer research, 7th annual Pink Dress Run will be kicking off this week from D’Arcy McGee’s Irish Pub this Saturday and it ought to be a ridiculously fun time.  Participants are expected to of course where a pink dress, but feel free to get crazy and really get dolled up with a wig and makeup if you’re brave.  The race registration is at D’Arcy McGee’s from 930-10am (or here online), with the race kicking off at 10am and costing 30 bucks if you haven’t bought a ticket already.  All proceeds go to Roswell Park Cancer Institute, so the money will certainly be used for a great cause.  It’s fun and thoughtful events like this that make Buffalo a great place to live, so get out there and support if you’re around! 

3. Edgefest @ Outer Harbor  (Sep 12)

God damn this year’s Edgefest has a hell of a lineup.  Artvoice’s Jeffrey Czum already did a phenomenal write-up on this event so I’ll just send you his way.

2. The Buffalo Bills Home Opener @ Ralph Wilson Stadium (Sep 4)

It’s finally that time of year where Bills fans get to convince themselves that maybe, just maybe, this will be the year where we finally making the playoffs.  We know we’ll have those hopes expertly dashed by early November, but there is nothing like the excitement of the fresh beginning of a Bills football season.  The difference is, this year they might actually be pretty good.  I know, we’ve heard this before.  Every year for last 16 years we’ve heard it actually, and the team hasn’t made the playoffs each time.  The defense is stout and might be a top 3 unit in the league, so no problems there.  It’s really going to come down to new starting QB Tyrod Taylor and whether he can keep the offense moving forward.  He certainly has the talent around him to be successful, so we’ll see.  Call me cautiously optimistic.  Okay, I’m a homer… I’m really goddamn excited.  Hey ay AY ay!

1.  Music is Art Festival ft. Goo Goo Dolls @ Delaware Park (Sep 12)

 

As you can tell there is a lot going on this Saturday, what with everyone trying to get their last bit of summer in before jack frost comes back to town to drop a billion tons of snow on us.  If you aren’t feeling up for Edgefest or don’t want to fork over the cash, head down to Delaware Park for the 13th Annual Music is Art Festival.  With over 100 bands on 6 stages, you can look forward to a full day of a FREE good time.  Oh yeah, and Buffalo legends The Goo Goo Dolls will be playing.  A Boy Named Goo is one of my favorite albums of all time, and if you are a Buffalonian it should be for you too.  Go listen to it right now and let the nostalgia for the ’90s flow through you.  For a full list of events and things to do, check here and you can even download the official app!  See you there!  

Hot Takes:  Swervedriver @ The Waiting Room (Sep 8), Tinsley Ellis @ The Waiting Room (Sep 11), Sophistafunk @ Iron Works (Sep 10)

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you next week!

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