By Freddie Joseph

The Depot

There will be continual ski flicks on the big-screens at the Depot. Chris “Moose” Brown promises nothing but the best classic ski videos, because the Depot “works hard to keep the ART in PARTY”!


Friday Feb. 1

Gin Mill, 9:00 p.m.

RT Live

Rod Tucker is a little shy, hence the initials (he’s hiding from the CIA), and he’s usually joined by his Thursday partner Freddie Joseph on percussion. The vibe on Fridays is a bit more experimental … they both have a lot of classic rock, pop and country they haven’t brought out yet, so you never get a fixed set list. Come on down!


Balloons, 7:00 pm

Black Widow

A Buffalo-area quartet, they are always high up on fans’ lists as one of the top rock bands and that “rock” category covers a lot of ground – hard and not-so-hard to classic favorites. This band is definitely not for the faint of heart, so rock on!


Saturday Feb 2

Gin Mill, 9:00 p.m.


This is a very versatile quartet from the Buffalo area playing the best cover songs (for those of you not familiar with music industry terms, a cover song is one that was previously recorded by another artist), so you’ll hear many favorites that will bring back some great memories.


Ballons, 5:00 p.m.

Bleeding Hearts

Back in town again (they were at the HV Lodge last Saturday), this five-time Buffalo Music Awards winner plays a great mix of favorite hits from the ‘60s and ‘70s, retro ‘80s and alternative ‘90s, as well as today’s chart toppers.


Monday, Feb 6

Gin Mill, 6:00 p.m.

Homemade Jam

They say “absence makes the heart grow fonder,, and this also applies to the every-other weekly appearance of Homemade Jam. With Pete Boberg on bass and vocals, Larry Cziak on guitar, Liz “Red Door” Boberg on vocals, and special guest Chris Gerwitz on banjo, you’ll hear a really pleasant mix of standards, country and bluegrass. Enjoy!


Wednesday, Feb 6

Gin Mill, 8:00 pm

Joe Wagner N’ Friends

Every Wednesday night (with VERY FEW exceptions), Joe has been playing here for 29 years! I’m doing the research to see if this is some kind of record. Along with Joe’s eclectic blend of  pop, folk and rock favorites, the wings have been featured here for that time as well. You haven’t experienced EVL until you’ve seen Joe!


Thursday, Feb 7

Gin Mill, 8:00 pm

Freddie N’Tuck

Between these two guys, they have 50+ years of “gigging” and this month marks the second anniversary since these two got together. Freddie called up Rod one day to play a private party here (without even one practice), and they gelled immediately. Acoustic/percussive versions of new and old classics make them sound fuller than most duos.


The Pub, 9:00 pm

DJ Felony

One of the area’s top entertainers (he doesn’t just stand there like a human jukebox), DJ Felony has a light show, trivia, karaoke, and great music.


Madigans, 9:30 pm

Party Squad

A Madigan’s staple during ski season for over 20 years, this band does it all and with a style that keeps patrons coming back. Their “song universe” covers the big songs of the last 50 years and beyond. So have some fun with the “Squad.”


Balloons, 9:00 p.m.

Funktional Flow

This quartet from the Buffalo area synthesizes all kinds of music to create its own unique sound from upbeat reggae to a funky blues jam, all the while playing for a wide appeal.

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