nightlife-ALTERNATEFriday, April 19

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

RT Live

Back again, and with drummer Freddie (Thursday night) is Olean’s Rod Tucker on acoustic guitar and vocals. A true road warrior, Rod’s been gigging solo or in groups for three decades (he just turned 48), and together with Freddie’s percussive talents, they put out a great variety of good music, both classic and contemporary. Be prepared for a great musical evening!


Balloons, 7 p.m.

Scott Celani Band

A very talented singer-songwriter from Buffalo, Scott can lay claim to some of the most original and melodic songs from this area. He and his fellow band mates (this one is a quartet) are working on their fourth CD, and have opened for many famous acts all over the U.S and Canada. His show is melodic, hook-laden rock at its best and worth a listen.

Saturday, April 20

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

Joe Wagner Band

Most solo acts like to “stretch out” and upsize to a three- or four-piece ensemble, and Wednesday night icon Joe Wagner is no exception. His augmented band of steady friends and guests keeps Joe’s repertoire sounding upbeat, and includes a wide range of folk, rock and blues favorites, with Joe switching between guitar and bass.


Balloons, 6 p.m.

Buddy Hinds Band with Sandy Bandi

Drummer Buddy Hinds leads a high-energy quartet, playing very danceable classic rock and blues, and putting on a superior show of top-notch musicianship.


Wednesday, April 24

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Joe Wagner & Friends

In Ellicottville, skiing turns into golfing, but Joe on Wednesdays never changes. His acoustic comfort music transcends the seasons. So whether you’re wearing ski boots or golf shoes, always bring your “boogie shoes” to the Gin Mill every Wednesday night and partake of a nice mix of your favorite songs, helped out by Freddie’s spot-on percussion and vocals.

Thursday, April 25

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Freddie & Tuck

Even though it’s “mud season,” there’s nothing sloppy about these two performers. They’ll get you in the mood to start your EVL weekend off with a bang with a wide assortment of classic hits with some new ones mixed in as well. This two-man show sounds like a bigger group and is occasionally helped out by an augmented world percussion section. Enjoy!

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