nightlife-ALTERNATEBy Freddie Joseph

Friday, May 10

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer

Ron and Terry are back again with their unique interpretations on a wide variety of music genres, especially classic pop and rock. Frontman Ron has a great rapport with the audience, making your evening all that more fun.

Balloons, 7 p.m.

Vitamin D Band

Fronted by guitarist / vocalist / songwriter Vincent DeRosa, this versatile Buffalo quartet lays down a tight, smooth groove covering pop, rock, reggae, roots and soul favorites, plus some great stuff composed by Vincent himself.

Saturday, May 11

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

3 Easy Pieces

This trio is the “super-size” version of Thursday’s Fred & Tuck show. Along with bassist/vocalist Jeff Johnson, they perform a great mix of classic, modern, rock and country favorites. Between these three, there is about 75 years of live performing … and it shows!

Balloons, 6 p.m.

The Tommy Z Band

If you’re a blues lover and haven’t seen Tommy Z, then you’re in for a big treat. He and his band have been on top for many years and are always a Balloons favorite. Tommy was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2007, and has a new CD out. Tonight is the time to catch a real WNY music legend!

Monday, May 13

Madigan’s, 9:30 p.m.

Mondo Monday

Shad Nowicki (The “Reverend” ) and “The Deacon” are back to convert newcomers and keep the congregation fulfilled with their brand of self-penned hip, madcap musical doctrine that always entertains and brings a smile to your face … and may the Mondo be with you!

Wednesday, May 15

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Wagner & Winston

After a five-month repose in northern New Mexico, guitarist/vocalist John Winston returns to Wings & Wagner Wednesday at the Gin Mill. These two have been playing together for almost a decade and go together like peanut butter & jelly.  Joe and John’s repertoire is real “comfort music” that everyone can hum along to. Welcome back, John!

Thursday, May 16

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

However these two are billed, the Freddie & Friends version with Rod Tucker always sounds good. They can be counted on to bring you to the dance floor, or keep you comfortable in your seat and taken care of by a great staff! As Freddie always exclaims at the break: “DON’T LEAVE!”

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