On this Monday morning, I can guaranteeeee, that you should infringe a time or two... or even threeeeee... because Monday evening, oh Monday evening you will surely beeee, listening to music at Mohawk or DBGBeeeeeeees!
We're several days in, now, and already there have been successful performances in abundance around downtown. What's in store for today? Read on to find out:
Listen to your inner movie buff and start the day at Filigrees (on the corner of Elmwood and Forest) with their Monday Film Fun event. Three movies will be screened and the event goes from 12:30-5:30PM. Red Green Totem, Decency in Kind, and Thin Red Line are the the films to look forward to this afternoon.
Crane Library (Elmwood Avenue) is playing host to a myriad of unique events today and, had I not been scheduled to work today, would probably be my destination of choice (I go out to see music quite a bit... gotta change it up sometimes, oui?). There will be Celtic Storytelling from 1:00-2:00PM featuring stories of healing and repose shared in the Bardic style and accompanied by the soothing sounds of a Celtic harp.
Take a break, grab a bite to eat, and head right back to Crane Library at 4:00PM for the performance of Incident at Deer Lick, a satirical piece dealing with the three M's (murder, mystery, and marriage, of course). Franklin LaVoie will be performing as Buffalo's former editor of the Courier Express... Mark Twain.
The final event of the day at Crane Library, "Symphony #3", starts at 7:00PM this evening. 'Tis a puppet show featuring a man and his dog who attmept to rediscover and reconnect with society after living in solitude... in a hand-dug hole underneath a highway billboard. All set to the music of Aaron Coplands' "Symphony #3".
Nietzsche's will be holding the aptly titled Best Monday Ever today. The event goes from 6:00-10:00PM and features 30 minute sets from the following bands (in order of appearance): Jamey Kern, Autoverse, Chacko P. Coltrane, Frigid Giant, Lloyd MacHardy, Blue Lazer, and Lazy Ass Destroyer. Nietzsche's is the de facto epicenter of Infringement Festival and always promises to have killer shows throughout.
My personal pick for music event of the night however is a "choose your own adventure" of sorts... it will be a fairly easy choice for most. Do you prefer rock music (in the vein of indie/alt)? THEN CHOOSE PATH A! Tend to lean towards electronic music stylings? THEN CHOOSE PATH B!
Path A leads you to Mohawk Place from 8:00-11:00PM for sets by various alt and indie rockers Mob From Atlantis, The Merchants, and The Screaming Jeans.
Path B takes you to DBGB's at 10:00PM and keeps you there until question mark PM/AM (who knows?) for Monday Mixdown with Drop D, Nobez, and DJ Soma. Plus, bonus for those who show up early, DBGB's will be hosting the Monday Funday Open Mic Night from 7:00-10:00PM.
Enjoy your day, Infringe away!