What’s Good 3/9-3/15

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

Friday, 3/9

Dan Soder (Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St, 8pm, $27)
This stand-up has also appeared on Billions, Drunk Parents, The Standups and Inside Amy Schumer, and co-hosts SiriusXM’s The Bonfire

Friday, 3/10

Fit For a King w/Northlane, Alpha Wolf, Kingdom of Giants (Town Ballroom, 681 Main St, 6pm, $25)
Texas metalcore band Fit For a King lead a night of hard rock. Heavy metal group Northlane are from Blacktown, Australia, which based on the name is clearly the most metal town in Australia.

Black Violin (Rockwell Hall Performing Arts Center, Buff State, 1300 Elmwood Ave, 8pm, $42.50)
NPR announced that this classically trained hip-hop violin duo, “will keep classical music alive for the next generation.”

Farrow w/Stress Dolls, Marina Laurendi (Rec Room, 79 Chippewa St, 6pm, $10/$15 day of)
Local soul outfit Farrow have made waves at the North by Northeast and Borderland music festivals. Stress Dolls is the stage name of Chelsea O’Donnell, a songwriter with a big voice. And Laurendi plays moody indie rock.

Start Making Sense (Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave, 8pm, $22)
In the likely event that you couldn’t swing tickets to American Utopia, this 7-piece Talking Heads tribute act is the next best thing.

TayTay (Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 7pm, $20)
This Taylor Swift-themed dance party includes raffles of autographed merchandise.

New Movies This Week

Scream VI (in wide release)
A young cast, including Jenna Ortega, Melissa Barrera, and Jasmin Savoy Brown, try and rejuvenate the venerable self-aware slasher franchise.

65 (in wide release)
Adam Driver fights dinosaurs with futuristic weapons on prehistoric Earth, in what’s sure to be the best worst movie of the year.

Champions (in wide release)
Woody Harrelson stars as a basketball coach who has to lead a team of mentally handicapped players to the Special Olympics as court-ordered community service. Directed by Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary co-director Bobby Farrelly, so expect his usual mixture of inappropriate humor and surprising heart.

Saturday 3/11

Glazed w/Ashford, Oh Summer Days!, Amphobia, Autoignition (Mohawk Place, 47 East Mohawk St, 7pm, $12)
Glazed describes themselves as a “gateway band” from Jacksonville, FL. We have no idea what that means, or why so many of their opening bands start with A, but it’s a lot of music for twelve dollars.

Brian McKnight w/After 7 (Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St, 8pm, $35)
R&B star McKnight has sold over 30 million albums, and returns to his hometown Saturday to play the hits.

Nikki Glaser: The Good Girl (Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave, 7pm, $50.50)
Glaser has hosted numerous TV shows and podcasts, but she’s still at her best as a stand-up, and is touring behind her recent HBO special Good Clean Filth

Shamrock Run (Old First Ward Community Center, 62 Republic St, 9am, $35)
This 8k race is in its 45th year, and draws thousands of runners for what’s considered the beginning of race season in Buffalo.

Sunday 3/12

David Cross (Asbury Hall, 341 Delaware Ave, 8pm, $39.50)
The comedy legend (Mr. Show, Arrested Development, numerous terrible children’s movies) brings his “Worst Daddy In the World” stand-up tour to Babeland. 

Screaming Orphans (Buffalo Irish Center, 245 Abbott Rd, 3pm, $25)
Get a jump on St. Patrick’s Day with this Celtic folk-pop group, straight from Donegal. 

Dogs In a Pile (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 8pm, $12)
Ths Asbury Park group combines rock, funk, jazz, and psychedelia.

95th Academy Awards (ABC, 8pm)
We usually spend every year mad at who wasn’t nominated, but the Oscars showed a lot of love to the cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once, and we are here for it.

Tuesday 3/14

Richard Lloyd Group (Mohawk Place, 47 East Mohawk St, 6:30pm, $15)
Tom Verlaine’s recent passing gave us all a moment to remember how great punk pioneers Television were. Verlaine’s bandmate Richard Lloyd is still going; don’t miss your chance to see the legendary guitarist in action.

Subject Board of Directors Meeting (9pm, Google Meet)
Subject is student-run and managed by a non-profit. Our board meetings are open to the public, in case you want to make suggestions or see how the sausage gets made. You can also join our Discord channel to learn more about the site and pitch an article, radio show, or podcast, or otherwise get involved.

Superman & Lois/Gotham Knights (8pm/9pm, The CW)
While James Gunn tries to salvage the mess that is the big-screen DCU, DC’s television output is humming along with a block of Superman and Batman for comics fans of all ages.

Wednesday 3/15

Selma Blair (UB Center For the Arts, 7pm, $50)
The veteran actress (Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, Hellboy, American Crime Story), discusses her life, career, a diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, and her 2022 book Mean Baby, as part of UB’s Speaker Series.

Soraia w/The Idiot Kids, Starjuice, Stress Dolls  (Mohawk Place, 47 East Mohawk St, 7pm, $10)
The hard-charging Soraia come with endorsements from Joan Jett, and Steven Van Zandt (who signed them to his label), and are playing Buffalo for the first time.

Danny Lopriore (Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St, 7:15pm, $25)
This stand-up also hosts the podcast The Basement Yard.

Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
The feel-good hit of the pandemic returns for its third and final season, as Jason Sudekis’ upbeat American has to coach motley English soccer team AFC Richmond team against his resentful protege Nate, who now coaches the better-funded West Ham. Look for episode reviews here on Subject.