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Tonight: Manchester Orchestra

Town Ballroom has been positively on fire this year, and the momentum will continue tonight at the Manchester Orchestra show. Skip ahead real quick and watch the clip below: they’re playing one of their new songs, “Cope,” on Letterman, and they just go after it. They’re playing loud as hell in front of a dead studio audience; yes, they are still on national TV, but after watching this, you can’t help but get excited about tonight’s show. It’s just not possible.

I first heard Manchester Orchestra’s “I’ve Got Friends” back in 2009 and it quickly became one of my favorite songs. I don’t normally “do” angst, but there was an underlying substance and grittiness about the band that I loved. Unfortunately, having just graduated from college and still carrying around a good bit of residual laziness, I didn’t bother following them any further. Then they released Simple Math in 2011 and catapulted into my “Can’t Miss if They Ever Come to Buffalo” category of bands. It was quite a jump, but they are quite a band; get tickets while there are still some left and maybe dig up some ear plugs because they’re going to bring it.

Doors open at 6:00 pm. Balance and Composure and Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band open.

Written by Joe Speranza

Written by Joe Speranza