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Dark Star Orchestra with Soulive, and Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Dark Star Orchestra with Soulive, and Elvis Costello & The Imposters

Friday & Saturday, June 24 & 25

Buffalo Place Rocks the Harbor kicks off this Friday (June 24) at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf with Grateful Dead tribute band Dark Star Orchestra (pictured) and support by upstate New York rock band Soulive. Dark Star Orchestra formed in Chicago in 1997 and have played over 1,600 shows in the guise of the Dead. Expect a trip through 1960s psychedelic rock memories, as Dark Star is known for their passionate attention to detail. On Saturday (June 25), the Harbor will again be packed for Elvis Costello & the Imposters. Not many musicians could put together 38 hit songs, but Elvis Costello can, and he has put them together in a rather odd way. On his latest tour—with long time band the Imposters—dubbed “the Revolver Tour,” Costello took 38 of his favorite cuts, like “Radio, Radio,” “Veronica,” and “Pump It Up” and put them on a spinning “wheel of fortune.” Where the needle lands determines which song Costello plays next, ensuring a unique set list every night. Whether or not Costello will have his spinning wheel of hits when he comes to the Erie Canal Harbor on Saturday is unknown, but either way, expect to hear some pub rock favorites. Also, lookout for two post-Rocks the Harbor performances, presented by the Good Neighborhood at the Pearl Street Grill. On Friday local Lazlo Hollyfeld side-project Logo City perform, followed on Saturday by the Albrights’, Ask, Tell CD release show, with proceeds going to the Give For Greatness campaign. Both post-Rocks the Harbor shows start at 9:30pm with a $3 cover. —cory perla

Friday and Saturday June 24 & 25, 6pm. Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf. $10.