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Queen City Cadence: The Mighty Mighty BossToneS

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blog by Kathryn Przybyla  • 


Ska fanatics rejoice, The Mighty Mighty BossToneS are coming to Canalside for a free show as part of the Buffalo Place Thursday at the Harbor series.

According to MMB,

Since their inception in 1984, The Mighty Mighty BossToneS have been one of rock music’s most prolific touring and recording bands. During their 27 year career they have played thousands of shows all over the world and released a slew of ground breaking albums.

The BossToneS are credited as a progenitor of the ska-punk genre, and the creators of its sub-genre ska-core, a form of music which mixes ska with punk and hardcore. Since the release of their 1989 debut album Devil’s Night Out, the band has toured and recorded extensively.

They were a key figure in the development of the mid-90’s “Third Wave” ska scene and one of the first bands to popularize the genre in the musical mainstream with their platinum-selling 1997 album Let’s Face It, and its hit single “The Impression That I Get.”

You can catch these rockers on Thursday at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf. If you haven’t made it out to a show at Canalside this summer, this would be a great one to stop by.

The rest of the best:

Thursday—The Mighty Mighty Bosstones with Ron Hawkins and the Do Good Assassins and Wolf Tickets, 5 p.m., Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf (Free concert)

Saturday—Victoria Justice, 7:30 p.m., Buffalo.com Grandstand at the Erie County Fair (Tickets $25 to $40)

Saturday—Brad Paisley with The Band Perry and Scotty McCreery, 7:30 p.m., Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (Tickets $29.50 to $64.50)

Saturday—Love and Theft with The Heritage, 6 p.m., Braun’s Concert Cove ($5 pre-sale or free with Brad Paisley ticket stub)

Saturday—Finger Eleven, 6 p.m., Hark Rock Cafe Niagara Falls (Free concert)

Photo courtesy of MMB.

TAGGED: brad paisley, darien lake, erie county fair, finger eleven, love and theft, the band perry, the mighty mighty bosstones, victoria justice

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