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Night & Day

October 31, 2013

JENNINGS: Taj Mahal, Denny Laine among week's diverse acts

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Night & Day — There is one more choice, Merle Haggard will be at Kleinhan’s Music Hall in Buffalo. Haggard is a country music legend and has 38 number one singles, nearly 100 songs that have charted. Haggard has released 76 studio albums, and too many country music awards to mention. Tickets for his show start at $40 and are available at BPO.org.

On Saturday at Seneca Niagara’s Bears Den, blues guitarist Johnny Winter will be headlining. In the late 1960s Winter received what was at the time the largest advance for a recording contract from Columbia Records. He is considered by many music publications as one of the greatest guitarists of all time, and he performed at the original Woodstock. The show is sold out, but you can check Ticketmaster to see if they are releasing any tickets.

Next week on Tuesday, the Rapids Theatre will be hosting Asking Alexandria a “metalcore” band from England. They are not my cup of tea, but of you like hardcore metal and punk it is certain to be a great evening of music. Also on the bill, All That Remains, Sevendust, FOR TODAY, Emmure. I hadn’t been out to The Rapids in quite some time until Saturday’s show with USS. It is a great place to see a show. Tickets for this one are $27.50 in advance and available through Ticketfly.com.

Finally, our show on a tank of gas is in Rochester this Friday at The Main Street Armory which features Langhorne Slim and the Law. Their publicist sent me a copy of their latest al bum “The Way We Move,” which received universally good reviews. It is a great album. The band is playing a show for $10, and they have earned a reputation as a great live band, so whatever you spend on gas you will save on the ticket price.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day.

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