What’s Good 9/29-10/5

Our weekly guide to what’s going on around Buffalo and in the world of pop culture

Friday, 9/30

The Gaslight Anthem (The Rapids Conert Theater, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls, NY, doors 8pm)
These Jersey punks broke up in 2015, but reunited in March and have a new album on the way, so it might be worth the trip to Niagara Falls to see the re-energized quartet.

Enterglactic (Netflix)
Kid Cudi stars in this beautifully animated series about an artist trying to make it in New York while romancing a photographer (Jessica Williams). Cudi’s album of the same name is due out the same day.

New Movies This Week:

Bros (in wide release)
Billy Eichner and director Nicholas Stoller (Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Five-Year Engagement) co-wrote this gay romcom (partly shot in Buffalo!), about a neurotic museum curator (Eichner) who falls for a more confident himbo (Luke Macfarlane). With supporting turns from Ts Madison, Bowen Yang, and Harvey Fierstein.

Avatar (in wide release)
James Cameron’s record-breaking all-CGI remake of Disney’s Pocohontas is back in theaters, in preparation for its long-in-the-works sequel. 

The Greatest Beer Run Ever (Apple TV+)
Peter Farrelly directs this based-on-a-true-story war comedy in which Zac Efron sneaks into Vietnam during that country’s civil war, to deliver beer and messages from back home to his friend Russell Crowe.

Saturday 10/1

The Lizards (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., doors 8pm, $15)
This upbeat punk trio from Barcelona are touring the states and seem like they put on a fun show.

Puddle of Mudd (Showplace Theater, 1065 Grant St.)
The quintessential 2000s nu-metal band has changed lineups several times over the years, but singer Wes Scantlin is still going, and less prone to throwing tantrums onstage.

Sunday 10/2

100 Years of Broadcasting in Buffalo (The Buffalo History Museum, 1 Museum Ct., 6pm, $5 for non-members, free for members)
Author and pop culture historian Steve Cichon delves into Buffalo’s past on TV and the radio, drawing from his book 100 Years of Buffalo Broadcasting Vol 1: 1920 to 1970.

Wednesday 10/5

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., doors 7pm)
This side project of members of NOFX, Lagwagon, and Swingin’ Utters has a heck of a lot of fun playing punk covers of non-punk songs. (They’ve done an album of punk covers of country songs, and one of hits by pop divas.)