Well I am clearly a little late with this writeup. The 2012 Infringement Festival is already kicking my ass. Last night started with the quaint, cordial Love Scenes show at The Vault and quickly devolved into Allentown mayhem with Ronald Raygun performing both of their double booked sets at Nietzsche's and Duke's an hour apart from each other (with a chaotic caravan of musicians and fans hustling equipment across Allen Street so the band could make both shows). Such is the nature of Buffalo's most frenetic and adventurous festival. Let's see what's in store for today.
buffaBLOG's Broadway Market Rooftop Extravaganza
This is going on right now (it started at 1), so stop reading this post and get your ass to the Broadway Market! From 1-7, festival goers will be treated to sets from Victory For Poland, Sleepy Haha's, Merchants, The Albrights, Handsome Jack and Trakbenders spinning in between sets. This was a lot of fun last year, so don't miss your chance to catch it this time. Bring a chair!
Merge Electronic Circus
Taking place in the parking lot next to Merge, this should be one of the more interesting concerts of the week. A who's who list of Buffalo electronic artists will be playing from 9pm-1:30am, including Eppo, Bear Skin Rug, Medison, Mario Be, Trakbenders (busy day, guys!) Jeff Repeater, Ay Fast, Drop D and Nobez. This is a rare chance to enjoy some of Buffalo's finest electronic artists in the great outdoors, so be sure to drop by.
Nietzsche's - Wham Bam Thank You Slam part deux
Sort of the de facto nucleus of the Infringement Festival, Nietzsche's has a packed lineup tonight once again. Performances by DJ Soma, The Hell's Harlots, Wham Bam Poetry Troupe, The Buffalo Burlesque Collective, MC Vendetta, Lazyrus, Tim Sentman and the Essential Vitamins Crew. Stop pretending like you're not going to go.
The Best of the Rest
Don't forget to drop into Duke's at 11 to catch Armageddon Party. Also, Slyboots, Broadway Joe's and Filigree's all have good music going on tonight if you're looking for something off the beaten Allentown path. In the eternal words of 311, my favorite band from high school: "Don't Stay Home!" (and you thought I couldn't work in a 311 reference)