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