By: Katy Siwirski
Summertime is wrapping up, but there is still time for some awesome concerts to go and enjoy! It’s time to kick in the new season approaching with a variety of shows coming up this month. Did your favorite(s) make the list? Read below, and find out.
The first show on the list is the sold-out A Day To Remember show at Buffalo Riverworks, featuring Fever 333 and Wage War. Unfortunately, I missed the deadline to get tickets to this one. The headliner, sometimes simply referred to as ADTR, has been around since 2003, continuously producing hits for a variety of listeners. Their debut album, And Their Name Was Treason, dropped in 2005, selling over 10,000 copies. This album holds popular hits by the band that were later remastered. This includes “Heartless”, “You Should Have Killed Me When You Had the Chance”, and “You Had Me at Hello”. Their second studio album, For Those Who Have Heart, released in the beginning of 2007. This is my personal favorite album from these guys, and it has a lot of popular hits on it. These hits include, but are not limited to, “The Plot to Bomb the Panhandle”, “Monument”, “Colder Than My Heart If You Can Imagine”, and “Here’s to the Past”. Finally, the band’s biggest hit record, “Homesick”, was released in 2009. It features a variety of hits that helped the band gain the wide variety of popularity that they have today. The album kicks off with “The Downfall of Us All”, and doesn’t stop there. Check it out yourself, if you already haven’t. You won’t regret it. If you were able to get a ticket to this show, be ready for an uprising, energetic time with some really talented individuals!
Our next band is Sound Tribe Sector 9, also simply known at STS9. Simply put, they describe themselves at “post-rock dance music.” After taking a listen for myself, I can say this is very accurate. This group has been around since 1998, and has headlined a variety of major festivals. These include Moogfest, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and the Electric Forest Festival. They have also partnered with a variety of non-profit organizations over the years. Their 2005 album Artifact reached #12 on Billboard’s Top Electronic Albums. Their EP When the Dust Settles features some of their most popular hits, according to Spotify. These talented folks have done a lot for the community around them, and their catchy, upbeat sounds surely reflect that. They will also be playing at Buffalo Riverworks on Thursday, September 19. This is one I may have to check out, and I hope you do, too!
Our next featured show is Kristine Meredith Flaherty, also simply known as K.Flay. She is a singer, songwriter, rapper, and musician that described herself as a “genre-defying” artist. As a note to younger listeners, she likes to use a variety of explicit language. Her first album, Life as a Dog, featured the hit “Make Me Fade”. This song has influences of rap beats, smooth vocals, and electronic beats in the chorus that perfectly describes her self-established style. Her next album, Every Where is Some Where, featured her biggest hits. My personal favorite is “Blood in the Cut”, which perfectly blends her rock and electronic blend of sounds. This album reached number one on the US Heat charts, upon its release. You can check out this sassy lady at Town Ballroom on September 21.
Remember, the end of summertime does not mean the end of concert season! Buffalo and its surrounding areas have a variety of indoor venues to have some astounding concerts at. Read the left panel to find out some more shows that are coming up this month. If you are a fan of supporting local musicians, check out by good friend Greg Burt at FTMP Events. All bands and artists have to start somewhere, so play your part and support your locals.