Welp, today is Day Eleven, which means: another Buffalo Infringement Festival has (just about) come and gone. Almost a thousand live performances, readings, and art/film showings in eleven days? If you didn't immerse yourself in it, or at least go to check out a friend's band in some random corner of the city at some random time on some random day in the last week or so, then you really missed out. We've watched the volunteer organizers' heads nearly explode, spectacularly, and seen some unexpected excellent performances. But the real hero this week is my liver (sorry, little buddy).
To show your thanks to all the folks who put this together, and check out some fine, fine, infringey bands, head to Nietzsche's for the closing ceremonies (featuring Erin Sydney Welsh, PROJEX, Cavalcade, Axis of Evil, and Zongo Junction) tonight from 8PM til Nietzsche's-O-Clock. Otherwise, there's still a plethora of other going-ons going down today. Some suggestions?
Social commentary in the form of street art from one of the Toats Orig dudes. If you haven't already checked it out, make your way down to The Vault (702 Main St)...
The Haunted Buffalo
The solo music by Eric Charles T is described on the Infringement site as “acoustic horror... a mix of horror, camp, and coffee, peppered with occasional punk rock & country western covers.” Let this 4PM performance be your reason to check out the recently expanded Allentown Music (1113 Elmwood).
Three Bands at Tudor Lounge
If you missed alt-pop group Victory For Poland at our rooftop party last week, then make it a point to check them out at Tudor Lounge (335 Franklin) tonight. We liked them so much, I think we hired one of them (?). They'll be sharing the stage with the spacey Suffolk & Rain, along with indie-rockers Sea Snake Vs. - who played our rooftop show last year, and have hands down the best description in the Official Infringement Guide - look it up. Music starts at 8PM.
OK, that's just a couple suggestions. I know there's probably some great zombie/gay vampire/medieval TV show on HBO or AMC that you don't want to miss, but you should really get outside and check out the Festival. It's pretty cool and it's made out of Real Life.