nightlife-ALTERNATEBy Freddie Joseph

Friday, Sept. 20

Gin Mill, 9:00 pm

Live & Kickin’

This Buffalo-area trio has been a Gin Mill favorite for years, playing high-energy, danceable Rock N’ Roll, with a little bit of country for good measure.

Balloons, 7:00 p.m.

Lil’ Ronnie & the Grand Dukes

This quintet of Southern gentlemen, led by harpist & vocalist extrordinaire Ronnie Owens, put on a superlative show of roots rock’n roll, blues and r&b, with both classic covers and originals.


Saturday, Sept. 21

Pumpkinville, 12 p.m.

Hintz of Thunder

This band featuring lead vocals by Mandy Hintz plays a combination of the latest singles of today to the forgotten favorites of the yesterday.

Monroe St. Main Stage,

1p.m. Mid Life Crisis

Former Chubby Checker tour guitarist Davey Zee leads this talented band that plays a little bit of everybody from the 50s, 60s and 70s – from the Beatles and the Doors to Johnny Cash and Elvis.

Pumpkinville, 3-6 p.m.

2 Guys Drinkin’ Cider


Ron and Terry are the core of the band West, but this duo has the vocal and instrumental energy of a full band in a compact package with a classic song list, too. They are always “up,” and you will be too when you see them perform.

Balloons, 7 p.m.

The Andy Poxon Band

Another great group from the Ellersoul Records stable, this trio led by youthful, master blues guitarist Andy Poxon (sporting a red afro)knows its roots and blues music. Its style, once described as the “future of blues,” captures the full impact of rock and blues in its most basic form.


Madigans, 8 p.m.

The Untouchables

This quartet from the Jamestown area puts on the most fun-loving oldies rock and roll show you’ll ever see. They know the music well and their enthusiasm spills out into the audience like the old-time rock and roll we all love.

Gin Mill, 9 p.m.


This versatile local trio has been playing solid rock and roll for over three decades, and is a recurring favorite at the Gin Mill. Led by front-man Ron, their show is always tight and first-rate.


The Barn, 9 p.m.

The Heritage

One of the best bands from the Buffalo area, this reduced version does new and old country and rockabilly, covers and originals – and nobody does it better. Come on in and give them a listen.

Ellicottville Brewing

Company, 9 p.m.


An exciting funk and rhythm and blues band from the Jamestown, NY area, these five guys know how to lay down a serious groove for your dancin’ shoes.


Sunday, Sept. 22

Pumpkinville, 12-2 p.m.

Hintz of Thunder

(See Saturday listing)

Pumpkinville, 3-6 p.m.

Whiskey River Band

The combined talents of this band create a versatile and diverse sound, creating a rockin’ country image mixed with classic rock, blues and oldies.

Balloons, 2 p.m.

The Andy Poxon Band

Rested, fed and showered from Saturday night’s performance, Andy and company are back for a matinee gig of blues, Americana and roots rock and roll.

Village Gazebo, 2 p.m.

Elvis Impersonator :

Terry Buchwald

Buchwald has been named one of the top tribute artists in the United States by the Los Angeles Times. Pull up a picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy his dynamic voice and striking resemblance to “The King.”


Monday, Sept.23

Madigans, 9:30 p.m.

Mondo Monday

Also known as “church on Monday,” the cryptic clergy sing and play songs from their humorously hip hymnal to convert you to their ridiculous religion of sick shtick and musical mayhem.


Ellicottville Brewing

Company, 6:30 p.m.

Blue Mule

Blue Mule is Ellicottville’s gift to Americana music, playing authentic bluegrass the way it should be played…and nobody does it better!

Tuesday, Sept.24

Gin Mill, 7:00 p.m.

The Twobadours

Less is more when Red Gray and Mr. Brown weave their down-home, front porch style into every favorite they do – just for the fun of it.


Wednesday, Sept.25

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Wagner & Winston

These two EVL musical mainstays have been a Wednesday night institution for more than 30 years. All your favorites in their “acoustic comfort” style – and don’t forget those wings !


Thursday, Sept.26

Gin Mill, 8 p.m.

Fred & Tuck

Messrs. Joseph & Tucker love an audience, and they always come thru for them with their “big duo” sound and revolving set list, so come on in and please DON’T LEAVE!