This week in live music: Benny the Butcher, Owen, Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop | Music

Here are some of the most engaging live music events coming to clubs and concert halls this week.

7 p.m. July 21 at the Showplace Theater, 1065 Grant St.; $50 to $65.

On the verge of becoming the brightest star in the Griselda Records universe – and one of the biggest hip-hop artists in the country – Benny the Butcher comes home for this intimate gig. Benny recently released the scorching track “Welcome to the States,” a raw, gritty version of the mass shooting at Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue. “Mass shooting in my town, eight minutes from where my block is / Saw innocent people shot in supermarket where I shop,” he raps, atop a searing snippet of Kendrick Lamar’s “We Cry Together.” The song’s accompanying video aims to raise money for the National Crime Victim Bar Association. We may not get a chance to catch Benny in such an intimate place any longer, so step up, Buffalo.

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Listen to “Welcome to the States” by Benny the Butcher. The song aims to raise funds for those affected by the tragic mass shooting that took place in Tops Markets on May 14. in Buffalo, NY

8 p.m. July 22 at 9th Ward, Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave.; $20/$25.

Owen – the pseudonym favored by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Mike Kinsella, whose indie-rock and noir-folk credentials include work with Owls, Joan of Arc and American Football – is an artist who can shock and unsettle a listener with nothing other than his voice and an acoustic guitar. It’s no small feat, but Kinsella is also capable of creating ornate indie mini-symphonies. Pitchfork nailed the essence of Kinsella’s Owen-ness with their review of her deep and intense 2016 album ‘The King of Whys’, on which they rightly felt ‘this is Owen’s greatest album. Kinsella’s extreme to date, the most bitter, funniest, saddest, and most ambitious.A rare chance to catch a rather magnificent performer in an intimate setting.

Consider the source is, left to right, Paul Ferrara, Jeff Mann and Gabriel Marin.


7 p.m. July 22 at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St.; $18.

This New York-based group is made up of serious road warriors whose dazzling virtuosity is matched only by their ability to draw listeners around the world through diverse musical cultures, from Central Asia to Turkey, from India to Eastern Europe. That ability will be celebrated with this leg of the band’s first acoustic/electric hybrid tour, where Gabe Marin, Jeff Mann and John Ferrara will perform on a collection of acoustic instruments from around the world, as well as their usual guitars. fretless electrics. , basses, bass pedals and drums. Expect a face-melting, mind-expanding experience.

The Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop

4:00 p.m. on July 24 at Artpark Emerald Grove, Lower Park, South Fourth Street, Lewiston; $12.

The Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop – Kelly Bucheger (saxophones, founder), John Bacon Jr. (drums), Tim Clarke (trumpet/flugelhorn), Joe Goehle (bass), Jared Tinkham (guitar), Alec Dube (vibraphone), Nelson Rivera and Kenny Kuriscak (saxophones) – is an ensemble dedicated to composing and performing original works ranging from BeBop to funk improvisation. Here’s a chance to experience some of Artpark’s alternative music lineup in a relaxed late afternoon setting.

PJ Morton with DJ Arie Spins

7 p.m. July 26 at Town Ballroom, 681 Main St.; $34.50.

PJ Morton is no longer the best kept secret in modern soul music. His latest album, “Watch the Sun,” brings the fiery mix of soul-jazz, R&B and gospel that fans of Morton’s 2017 opus “Gumbo” fell in love with mainstream audiences. Morton arrives in Buffalo with his virtuoso-laden live band to bring his impressive and immersive catalog to life. Buffalo fans have already seen Morton hard at work during his regular gig as Maroon 5’s touring keyboardist. Now we’ll get the chance to dig deeper into his soulful talent.

Fairchild organ

Organ Fairchild is Dave Ruch on guitar, Corey Kertzie on drums and Joe Bellanti on keyboards.

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5 p.m. July 27 at Live at Larkin, Larkin Square; free.

The supple, ultra-soulful, groove-alicious Buffalo Organ Trio makes its headlining debut in Larkinville. Guitarist Dave Ruch, organist Joe Bellanti and drummer Corey Kertzie’s debut album is “Brewed in Buffalo” and suggests what it might sound like if Jimmy Smith and Grant Green ran a jam band in Bonaroo.

Grosh with Erin Hoyle and the Constellations

5 p.m. July 28-Thurs & Main, Fountain Plaza; free.

Buffalo’s Grosh performed a private show for the Tedeschi Trucks Band when the band recently visited for what was an epic and moving show at Artpark. The honor is fitting, as Grosh – guitarist Grace Lougen, vocalist Megan Brown, drummer Josh English and bassist Dylan Hund – are one of the most visceral rock bands to emerge from our scene in over a decade. good time. Arrive at Larkin Square in time to catch opener Erin Hoyle, a loud songwriter with an intensely beautiful voice, performing with her band, the Constellations.

Previous Love release show, with Canetis, Wild Once, Smug, 7 p.m. July 22, Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St.; $15.

Eberwine and his friends, 10 p.m. July 22 at Jack Rabbit, 1010 Elmwood Ave.; $5.

Turtle forest with old spaceship, 9 p.m. July 22 at Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St.; $10.

The Dead of Summer, with Yellow Jack and Dead Alliance Buffalo, 4:00 p.m. July 23 at the Hilltop Inn & Grove, 11389 Genesee St., Alden; $20.

Kanuton, Badger Danger, Dope City Kid & Garfrankel – A Taste of Muttonfest Part II, 8 p.m. July 23 at Mr. Goodbar, 1110 Elmwood Ave.; $7.

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