Sunday, June 10, 2012

Events: Thursday at the Harbor Week 1

JUNE, 7 2012--Buffalo’s free Thursday concert series Thursday in the Harbor kicked offthursday night at the Warf, and did not disappoint.
The Cult, Along with Against Me! and the Icarus Line opened the concert season at the harbor.  
If this was any indication, we are in for an awesome summer of live music. 
Against Me! Showcased their unique sound which can only be described as Flogging Molly, meets Dropkick Murphys, meets The Sex Pistols.  Against Me! drew a large audience of younger teenage fans while the headliners let many of us remember the days of post-punk, hard rock glory of the 1980’s
Following Against Me! The Cult (one of my all-time favorites) took to the stage.  I have waited to see The Cult for years, and thanks to Buffalo Place I was able to see them free of charge.
Ian Astbury, The Cult’s frontman can still get it done, his voice paired with Billy Duffy’s guitar brought a smile to my face and was even enough to keep the young fans of Icarus Line and Against Me! From leaving

The Cult put on an amazing and energetic show almost three decades past the days of playing sold out arenas.  Astbury showed Buffalo just why he was Oliver Stones’ first choice for the roll of Jim Morrison in his film “The Doors”  Astbury’s ability to entertain and his unique sound and on-stage presence made the opening of the Harbor series a great success and definitely lived up to my expectations. 
This summer’s Thursday at the Harbor series offers something for every age group, along with music from all genres.  This summer does in fact have something for everyone right on Buffalo’s waterfront.
Next Thursday Fitz ant the Tantrums hit the harbor along with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds.   The Turnout this season’s first Thursday in the Harbor was great, but expect it to get bigger and bigger as the summer goes on.  Huge acts along with summer getting officially under way will bring people in herds to see the free concerts on their city’s waterfront.
Derek M.

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