nightlife-ALTERNATEFriday, November 8 

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

RT & FJ Live

Rod Tucker & Freddie Joseph return to the stage after last night’s triumphant musical extravaganza! After all that buildup, you’re going to HAVE to stop in and see (and hear) what they’re all about.

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The Ozone Rangers

They’ve been doing their ZZ Top tribute stuff for a long time, and they’ll rock you with boogie-in-your-face Southern rock, Texas boogie blues-rock. It’s a rock-solid show.

Saturday, November 9

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

Live ‘N’ Kickin

This Buffalo-area trio has been a Gin Mill favorite for years, playing high-energy, danceable rock and roll, with a little bit of country thrown in for good measure!

Balloons, 6 p.m.

The Strangers

These Buffalo-area musicians do classic rock and party hits better than just about any band you’ll hear, getting your Saturday off to a great start.

Holiday Valley’s Yodeler Lodge, 4 p.m.

(For Beer and Wine Festival Ticketholders Only)

Big Leg Emma

This five-piece group from the Jamestown area fuses traditional folk, bluegrass and country with Americana roots rock and wraps it up in a jam band blanket that gives you a unique musical experience while you sip your beer and swirl your wine.

The Pub, 9 p.m.

Screamin’ Lou

A local quartet that can do it all, and they especially love their classic rock and blues covers to really pull you out of your chair and boogie!

Madigan’s, 8 p.m.

Leon and the Forklifts

They’ve been rockin houses for over 10 years with a wide variety of classic rock n’ roll, roots and R&B. Come listen to one of WNY’s premier bands.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Gin Mill, 7 p.m.

The Twobadours

They say two heads are better than one, and that also applies to troubadours Red Gray and R.P. Jones when they perform their laid-back list of favorites for the dinner crowd.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Joe Wagner and Friends

Tonight Joe will be joined by percussionist-vocalist Freddie Joseph, who will give Joe’s sound a bigger bit of rhythm while retaining his acoustic comfort vibe and flow.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

These two have been playing their respective instruments for over 75 years combined. You’d think they would be better musicians…and they are! Give them a listen and DON’T LEAVE!