nightlife-ALTERNATEBy Freddie Joseph

Friday, Nov. 22

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.

RT & FJ Live

Thursday night favorites Fred & Tuck are back after a good night’s sleep to give the Gin Mill patrons a great night’s worth of rock, alternative, blues and country classics, full of high energy so you can fill that “big” dance floor … and don’t leave!

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The A List

The Niagara Falls area’s favorite band loves to have fun on stage while playing classic pop, rock and dance favorites, covering all styles and eras … a truly versatile group.


Saturday, Nov. 23

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.


This versatile local trio has been playing solid rock and roll for over three decades, and always a crowd pleaser when they play here at the “Mill.” Led by frontman Ron Kirchner, their show is always tight and first-rate.

Balloons, 6 p.m.

Rod Horning Project

This Buffalo-area group plays a nice mix of 60s thru 80s rock, blues, jazz and “anything else that gets in our way” … an eclectic set list with jam band overtones, they will also be celebrating the release of their new CD “Take It Easy.”

Madigan’s, 7 p.m.

Shenanigans at


This is the 4th annual fundraiser and party for the Enchanted Mountain Roller Derby, and features three live acts: solo guitarist/vocalist  Ade Adu, Buffalo’s most awesome party-rock band Counterfeit, and local “swamp metal” rockers DredNeks. Party on!


Tuesday, Nov.26

Gin Mill, 7 p.m.

The Twobadours

Messrs. Gray and Brown bring you their informal, down-home versions of country, blues, folk and rock in their unique laid-back, campfire style … just for the fun of it!


Wednesday, Nov. 27

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Joe Wagner & Friends

With John in sunny New Mexico, Joe is calling up a few different sideman friends to keep him company on stage and fill out his acoustic comfort style with some great musicianship.

Thursday, Nov. 28

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

Messrs. Joseph & Tucker love an enthusiastic audience, so they always come through for them with their big duo sound and eclectic repertoire. So come in, listen, and … DON’T LEAVE EARLY!