nightlife-ALTERNATEWednesday, Nov. 27

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Joe Wagner & Friends

Thanksgiving Eve is traditionally the biggest night in the bar/tavern business, and what better place to celebrate it than the Gin Mill, with some “hot” wings and “cool” tunes from Joe Wagner and his special, singing sidemen. Happy Thanksgiving! (P.S. The Gin Mill will be closed Thanksgiving day, so no Fred & Tuck this week.)

The Pub, 9 p.m.

The Midnight Riders

They are six local musicians, ranging in age from 21 to 66, who love their Southern Rock & blues, and with their dueling guitar solos will knock you out with their authentic artistry.

Friday, Nov. 29

Gin Mill, 9 p.m. 

2 Guys Drinkin’ Beer

If “you guys” had enough turkey Thursday, it’s time to really party with the “2 guys” tonight. Ron & Terry will soon get you out of those holiday doldrums with their expert renditions of all your favorite classics. Party on, guys!

Balloons, 7 p.m.

Scott Celani Band

With five albums of original songs to his credit, Scott is a truly original Buffalonian who writes his acoustic pop/rock songs with simply structured hooks, forms and melodies and, along with his tight group, gives a classic, clean performance you will surely remember.

Saturday, Nov. 30

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

Sean Patrick McGraw

Sean has received much national exposure, opening for Trace Adkins and Toby Keith, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and is a former “Nashville Star” semi-finalist. His music style is country-rock and he describes himself as “Lyle Lovett singing Springsteen songs while wearing Dwight Yoakum’s hat!”

Balloons, 6 p.m.

The Electras

Balloons’ forte has always been showcasing the best blues bands, locally and regionally, and Buffalo’s Electras follow that tradition: a quintet who’ve all paid their “blues dues” and specialize in Chicago-style blues … always hot and jumpin’!

Tuesday, Dec. 3

Gin Mill, 7 p.m.

The Twobadours

Just two guys (drinkin’ pop), who do down-home, laid-back versions of pop, rock and country favorites better than anyone I know. You will adore the Twobadours!

Wednesday, Dec. 4

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Joe Wagner & Friends

With friends like Joe’s, who needs to stay home? Almost nobody every Wednesday night, when his friends give him a little help with all those great acoustic comfort songs he’s made a mid-week staple here for over three decades!

Thursday, Dec. 5

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

These two gentlemen put out a “big duo” sound. Close your eyes and their classic rock, pop and country songs have a bigger soundscape than your average duo. Please stay and give them a listen tonight.