What’s Good – January 25-31, 2023

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

Thursday, 1/25

Flow Bros: Unplugged (9th Ward, 341 Delaware Ave, 6:30pm, $8adv/$10)
Flow Bros is a rotating cast of local musicians; this lineup includes Peter Heuer, Elton Hough, Brad Robbins, Judd Sunshine, and Kyle Yagielski.

Matt Michaud Trio (PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St, 7pm, $10/$14)
This guitar-keyboard-drums trio pays tribute to 90s jazz-funk outfit Soulive.

Matthew Blue (Duende, 85 Silo City Row, 6pm)
Local guitarist and songwriter plays folk, bluegrass, and traditional Irish music.

War All the Time (Town Ballroom, 681 S Main St, SOLD OUT)
with Rival Schools, Many Eyes.

DC Youngfly (Helium, 30 Mississippi, all shows SOLD OUT)
This Atlanta comic was one of Variety‘s 10 Comics to Watch in 2019, hosts the comdy podcast 85 South, and has sold out five shows at Helium this weekend.

Karaoke Night (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 9pm)

Friday, 1/26

Farrow album release (Town Ballroom, 681 S Main St, 7pm, $20adv/$30, 16+)
Farrow celebrates their new album, Organize, with guests Grosh and Sunday Reign.

Reefer Madness (Shea’s Smith Theater, 650 Main St, 6:30pm, Thu-Sat 7:30pm/Sun 3pm, $45, through 2/11)
A musical based on the overwrought 1930s cautionary film about the dangers of the devil’s lettuce.

John Bacon Quintet (PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St, 6:30pm, $13/$15)
Hard bop and modern jazz originals.

Kidd Kyle & the Big Deal (Duende, 85 Silo City Row, 6pm)
High energy jazz for all ages.

The Strictly Hip (9th Ward, 341 Delaware Ave, 8pm, $25)
The last week of this Tragically Hip cover band’s month-long residency focuses on the band’s 1993 concert documentary Heksenketel. With Erin Hoyle & Ian Liedke.

4th Friday Poetry Series (Dog Ears Bookstore, 688 Abbott Rd, 6-8pm, $5)
Featuring poet and writer G.S. Murphy.

Live Band Karaoke (Rec Room, 79 W Chippewa St, 10pm, $8)
Sing your favorite pop songs in front of a live band.

New Movies This Week

Miller’s Girl (Quaker Crossing, 3450 Amelia Dr, Orchard Park)
A student and teacher (Jenna Ortega and Martin Freeman) enter into a complicated relationship following a creative writing assignment.

Underdoggs (Amazon)
Snoop Dogg, Mike Epps, and George Lopez star in this underdog sports comedy.

Saturday 1/27

Winter Youth Jazz Festival (9th Ward, 341 Delaware Ave, 6pm, $15)
Music Is Art presents this performance by young musicians, including Alexander Jazz Experience, Blue Devil Big Band, and groups from Global Concepts Charter School, and Kenmore East, Lockport, North Tonawanda, Starpoint, and Tonawana high schools.

Codes (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 7pm, $30)
With Larry Benjamin, Snack Factory.

Sven Coolson Septet (PAUSA Art House, 19 Wadsworth St, 6:30pm, $12/$15)
This performance re-creates some of saxophonist Stan Getz’s most celebrated solos.

Bell Canto String Quartet (Duende, 85 Silo City Row, 1-2pm)
The Bell Canto Quartet met at UB, and perform as part of Duende’s Mimosas & Minuets chamber music series.

Comienzos (Duende, 85 Silo City Row, 6-8pm)
This marimba/accordion/bass trio plays a repertoire of traditional Central American, Brazilian, and European music.

Sunday 1/28

The Dirty Show (Helium, 30 Mississippi St, 8pm, $20)
Comics work blue and push the envelope. Featuring Kevin Andrews, Justin Brown, Chris Hasenauer, Andrew Joslyn, Jacob Morrison, Chris Plumer, Kevin Thomas, Kyle Tonaus, Katarina Valentine, Clayton Williams, and Jesse Winterhalter.

Dylan LeBlanc (Iron Works, 49 Illinois St, 7pm, $20adv/$25)
With Jarrod Dickenson.

Pure Ink Poetry Slam (Lorna C. Hill Theater, 429 Plymouth Ave, 6-8pm, $10/$5 for poets)
Spoken word and poetry slam, without specific themes or requirements. Open to all competitors.

John Bacon Jazz (Duende, 85 Silo City Row, 4-6pm)

Tuesday 1/30

The Steam Donkeys (Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St, 6-8:30pm)

Rustbelt Comedy Showcase (Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St, 9pm, FREE)

Open Mic Night (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 6-9pm)

Dragula Viewing Party & Drag Show (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 9pm; $10)

Wednesday 1/31

Comedy Open Mic (Milkie’s, 522 Elmwood Ave, 9pm)