Today kicks off what should be one of the favorite events of any local music fan in Buffalo as the 8th annual Buffalo Infringement Festival begins. Spanning 11 days and 77 venues over our fair city, we here at buffaBLOG know that with so many options of music, art, dance, and theatre can be quite overwhelming. So, in order to make your life just a bit easier, each day of the festival, one of our writers will give you his/her opinion on some of the events/shows to check out. Infringement acts are known to start the day early so lets not waste any time as we dive into Day 1 of of the festival.
Nietzsche's Opening Ceremonies: Anyone who is familiar with infringement knows that despite the dozens of venues scattered around town, Allen's legendary live music club Nietzsche's is the mother ship/home base to the festival. Tonight's "Big Kick Off" will feature their annual eclectic lineup. Whether you are in the mood for hip hop, folk, electronic, slam poetry, and even some good ol' burlesque, Nietzsche's will be the place to be all night beginning at 8:00pm to officially get your infringement blood pumping.
DBGB's Vertigo Night: Duke's weekly Thursday night showcase has become a staple to any live music fan in the Allen Town area and tonight is no different as blog favorites Early Attic and the newly formed Sturdy North will be taking the stage. Known for their contemplative post rock grooves, Early Attic will be taking on more of an electronic set tonight to match with the electronic collective of Sturdy North, featuring Jeff Repeater and others. Music kicks off at 10:00pm
WBNY 91.3 FM: Just because you can't get down to one of the countless venues today for some kind of infringing (and lets be honest, there should be no excuse), you can still take part in the festivities thanks to our friends over at Buff State's WBNY. All day and night, the radio station will be featuring various infringement acts, most notably during the 7:00pm - 10:00pm block, where our friend Greg Burt will be hosting the local show and interviewing a handful of infringement artists. Tune in throughout the day and hopefully one of these acts will get you away from the computer and out to the festival. Turn your radio dial to 91.3 FM or listen online here.
Guillotine 2 - Election Year: From 6:30pm - 8:30pm, there will be a guillotine at Days Park. That is all.
Helpful tip: Many of the festival shows are free of charge, and more importantly, most if not all of the infringement artists perform for free over the next 11 days. Make sure to bring a few extra bucks to any shows you may attend throughout the festival and show the acts some love.
If any of the shows I have suggest don't quite fit your fancy, just head over to the official Buffalo Infringement website for a full schedule of today and every day's schedule, and chances are you will find something of interest. Happy infringing.