nightlife-ALTERNATEFriday, April 26

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

RT Live

RT stands for Rod Tucker, who usually plays with drummer Freddie Joseph every Thursday, is just a solo act this week. Rod’s “drummer” will most likely be the electronic type. His repertoire is pretty much the same, but he mixes it up a bit differently … maybe less rock, more folk, easy listening, etc. You’ll notice the difference from “Fred & Tuck,” and as Rod say, “Drum machines never complain!”

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The Ozone Rangers

These ZZ Top look-alikes have been gigging these parts for a long time, and will rock on with many other kinds of boogie in-your-face songs — and not just from their idols — Southern rock, classic rock, and ALWAYS steady as a rock!

Saturday, April 27

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

Ray D. O’Flyer

This quartet — Martin, Jim, Roger, and Warren — are from the Salamanca and Jamestown area (except for Jim, who is imported from Warren, Pa.) and are no strangers to the Gin Mill. Their performance is always first rate, and they play what they call “Southern Fried Boogie-Billy.” It sounds like high-energy classic Southern rock and blues, but it also sounds like a great time!

The Pub, 9:00 pm

John Doe Perry


Balloons, 6 p.m.

The Stevie Project

Returning to Balloons, this tribute trio is aptly named after their primary inspiration (NOT Stevie Nicks), and if you close your eyes and listen, you’d think Stevie Ray Vaughan himself was playing right here in Ellicottville. (Trivia note: Vaughn died in a helicopter crash on Aug. 27, 1990.) Their brand of Texas-style blues is expertly performed by Joseph, Russell and Hugh, with that “something extra” you blues fans will love.

Monday, April 29

Madigans, 9:00 pm

Mondo Monday

Yes, he’s back…”The Reverend” Shad Nowicki has fully recovered from his “operation”, and his deadly tenor, clever compositions, (nearly) and overall good-time feelings he brings to “the Church”, along with “the usual suspects” have been sorely missed for these past months. Welcome back, Shad..

Wednesday, May 1

Gin Mill, 8 p.m. 

Joe Wagner & Friends

April showers bring May flowers, and for May Day, it brings us Joe Wagner along with Freddie on percussion and vocals — and let’s not forget those famous Gin Mill Chicken wings on special. His eclectic mix of acoustic hits blended with his harmonica solos have been keeping guests coming back for 29 years!

Thursday, May 2 

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

This duo’s name is a takeoff on Rod’s father’s old band “Nip and Tuck,” but the homage ends there, because they do a lot more than country. Classic Rock, old jukebox hits, even newcomers like Mumford & Sons are given their special big and full acoustic treatment. A great vibe is guaranteed for all!

The Pub, 9 p.m.

DJ Felony (alias Keith) prides himself on putting on the best sound and light show in the area. Open format karaoke and top tunes keeps the action going all night long in Great Valley.nightlife-ALTERNATE

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