ESI Events Presents

​ Tralf Music Hall- Upcoming Concerts & Events

The Tralf Music Hall is located in Buffalo, New York's Theatre District. Renown by audiences and artists alike as western New York's 'best sounding  room.' Audiences enjoy the atmosphere and unmatched concert sight lines...there is not a bad seat in the house. Artists enjoy the highest quality production elements in addition to the well appointed artists' backstage area and world class hospitality. Tralf Music Hall is a true concert club experience. Winner of the 2012 Buffalo Music Award for 'Best Concert Venue'. 

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Boris
Friday August 29
INTERNATIONAL WINE & SPIRITS Presents
FRIDAY NIGHT LAUGHS
Hosted by ROB STAPLETON

Featuring DONNELL RAWLINGS
TWO SHOWS!
Early Show 7pm Doors | 8pm Show // Late Show 10pm Doors | 10:30pm Show
$25 Advance | $30 Day of Show
21+ Admitted

VIDEO  
August's installment of the popular Friday Night Laughts features Donnell Rawlings aka 'Ashy Larry' of the Chapelle Show and MTV's Guy Code.  The hilarious Rob Stapleton hosts1

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Boris
Sunday August 31
ESI Events Presents
BILLY COBHAM
SPECTRUM 40
With Special Guests

HOLKA WYNNE KERTZIE

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$26 Advance | $29 Day of Show
21+ Admitted
VIDEO   ​FACEBOOK
Generally acclaimed as fusion's greatest drummer, Billy Cobham's explosive technique powered some of the genre's most important early recordings -- including groundbreaking efforts by Miles Davis and the Mahavishnu Orchestra -- before he became an accomplished bandleader in his own right.  A technically accomplished soloist whose combination of bombastic power and rhythmic clarity made him the quintessential fusion drummer.
For fans of...  Miles Davis, Max Roach, Art Blakey

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Boris
Wednesday September 3
ESI Events  Presents
THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS
With Special Guests ORGONE
And DJ CUTLER
7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$18 Advance | $23 Day of Show
21+ Admitted
>VIDEO<

The New Mastersounds are all about the pocket, the groove, and getting you out of your seat. This Leeds, UK band are one of the funkiest around, blending fusion chops and a vintage funk/soul aesthetic. Think Isaac Hayes. Think Marvin Gaye. Think infectious drums, and ultra slick bass. Stabbing horns, shimmering organ, and chunky guitar work; almost overwhelmingly smooth. The New Mastersounds are a master class in rhythm; synchronized, syncopated, and undeniably danceable.

As a band and as individuals, The New Mastersounds have had the pleasure of collaborating with fellow artists like James Taylor, Karl Denson, The Headhunters, Galactic, Corinne Bailey Rae, George Porter Jr. and more.


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NTH POWER
Friday September 5
ESI Events  Presents
THE NTH POWER
With Special Guests
7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$10 Advance | $12 Day of Show
21+ Admitted
>VIDEO<   >FACEBOOK<

Proving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power’s transcendent live performances will inspire you to dance, make love or just stand there with goosebumps.

The formula starts with heavy-hitting drummer Nikki Glaspie (Dumpstaphunk, Beyonce)’s deep pocket, explosive energy and silky vocals, compounded by bassist Nate Edgar (John Brown’s Body), whose quiet confidence lies in perfect contrast to the emphatic, funky low-end he creates. Next, Nigel Hall (Lettuce, Warren Haynes Band)’s unmistakable vocals and innate ability to preach with a keyboard hit the groove in full force. Over the top comes Nick Cassarino (Jennifer Hartswick Band, Big Daddy Kane), oozing more soul in one finger than most guitarists could create in a lifetime, and with a voice that immediately wraps the room in sex appeal. West African djembe master Weedie Braimah (Toubab Krewe, Kreative Pandemonium) is the final X-factor, creating a rhythmic symphony that ties the whole equation together with flagrant finesse.

Together, The Nth Power wants to change your life through a message of musical love and understanding. “Just know that when you hear this music, you’re going to feel something — you’re going to connect with something higher than yourself,” said Braimah.

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Man or Astroman
Tuesday September 9
ESI Events Presents
MAN OR ASTROMAN?
With Special Guests THE PACK AD

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$15 Advance | $15 Day of Show
21+ Admitted
VIDEO   FACEBOOK
Instrumental surf revival quartet that blended new wave, sci-fi themes, and classic surf rock for a retro-futuristic sound.  
For fans of...  Los Straitjackets, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet,  Dick Dale

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Man or Astroman
Saturday September 13
QUARTERNOTE PROMOTIONS Presents
THE BBC BAND
A Concert To Benefit The C.H.C. Learning Center

6;30pm Doors | 7pm Show
$25 Advance | $30 Day of Show
21+ Admitted
VIDEO  
 "A Beatles & 60's Music Experience"

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White Fence


Thursday September 18
ESI Events Presents
DEAFHEAVEN
With NO JOY & INDIAN HANDCRAFTS

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$14 Advance | $16 Day of Show
18+ Admitted
VIDEO  ​FACEBOOK
Hailing from San Francisco, Deafheaven is one of the most innovative and original new heavy music acts today. They seamlessly create a crushingly tight cacophony of blisteringly music that has been recently minted as a new offshoot genre called “Post-Black Metal” or  “Blackgaze”.  Rolling Stone placed it first on their 2013 list of best heavy metal albums, calling it “a mind-blower, bowling over innocent listeners with fist-pumping hooks that wouldn’t sound out of place on whatever U2 is finishing up,”
For fans of... Nothing, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, DIIV

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White Fence


Friday September 19
ESI Events Presents
An Evening With
KELLER WILLIAMS 

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$20 Advance | $23 Day of Show
21+ Admitted

VIDEO    ​FACEBOOK

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Keller Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his 16 recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer. 
For fans of... String Cheese Incident, moe, Widespread Panic, Soulive, Phish

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White Fence


Friday September 26
ESI Events Presents
DO GOOD ASSASSINS
With Special Guests
Jeremy Hoyle Band

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
21+ Admitted

Reserved Seating Event
Platinum - $25 Advance / $28 Day Of Show
Gold - $21 Advance / $24 Day Of Show
Silver - $19 Advance / $22 Day Of Show
SEATING INFO

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Led by Buffalo favorite Ron Hawkins (Lowest Of The Low, Ron Hawkins & The Rusty Nails), DO GOOD ASSASSINS (Toronto, Canada) return to the Queen City with a blast of literate rock-n-roll and a rebellious indie spirit.  

For fans of... Elvis Costello, Willie Nile, Lowest Of The Low, Ryan Adams

Tickets on Sale Friday July 25 at Noon
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White Fence


Saturday September 27
Pole Play Dance Studio Presents
HARVEST MOON
Fall Burlesque Show
Featuring EYE CANDY BURLESQUE
Live Music By KICKSTART RUMBLE

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$20 Advance | $25 Day of Show
21+ Admitted

VIDEO  
Eye Candy Burlesque shows incorporate striptease, troupe choreography, and comedy in a striking and bold way.   HIgh energy entertainment with a solid early rock-n-roll soundtrack by Kickstart Rumble.  Big fun!

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White Fence

Thursday October 2
ESI Events Presents
GIANT PANDA GUERILLA DUB SQUAD
STEADY Album Release Party

8pm Doors | 9pm Show
$13 Advance | $15 Day of Show
18+ Admitted

>VIDEO<   >FACEBOOK<

Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad (PANDA!)  psychedelic roots reggae album In These Times made iTunes Best of 2012 list. Over the past six years, PANDA! has performed 800 shows, put out a collection of live albums, and released a roots Americana record titled Country (2012).  PANDA! returns to The Tralf to release their newest record 'Steady'.

Tickets on Sale Friday August 15 at noon
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White Fence

Satuday October 11
231 Prodctions Presents
RETURN FOR ROSWEL
Featuring THE CAMPANELLAS
7pm Doors | 8pm Show

RESERVED SEATING EVENT
Platinum: $30
Gold: $25
Silver: $20
Tables of 10: $225 - Call The Box Office 716.852.2860
21+ Admitted

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>VIDEO<  

Return for Roswell, featuring father and son musical artists, Paul X. and Paul
Charles Campanella. Now residents and performers in Las Vegas, they return home for a one night, one show only performance at The Tralf Music Hall on Saturday, October 11th, 2014. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The performance at The Tralf Music Hall will be the first time father and son have performed together in Buffalo since relocating in 2005 and they promise more than a few surprises.

Tickets on Sale Friday August 22 at noon
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Robin Trower

Friday October 17
ESI Events Presents
An Evening With

STANLEY CLARKE BAND

TWO SHOWS1
EARLY SHOW: 6pm Doors / 7pm Show
LATE SHOW: 9:30pm Doors / 10pm Show
​21+ Admitted

Reserved Seating Event
Platinum - $50 Advance / $55 Day Of Show
Gold - $45 Advance / $50 Day Of Show
Silver - $40 Advance / $45 Day Of Show

SEATING INFO

VIDEO    ​FACEBOOK

Four-time Grammy Award Winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He is the first bassist in history who doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and the first bassist ever to headline tours, selling out shows worldwide. A veteran of over 40 albums, he most recently won the 2011 Best Contemporary Jazz Album Grammy Award for The Stanley Clarke Band. Clarke co-founded the seminal fusion group Return to Forever with Chick Corea and Lenny White. In 2012 Return to Forever won a Grammy Award and Latin Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Forever. 

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Robin Trower


Saturday October 18
ESI Events Presents
ROBIN TROWER
7pm Doors / 8pm Show
​21+ Admitted

Reserved Seating Event
Platinum - $60 Advance / $63 Day Of Show   PLATINUM TICKETS SOLD OUT
Gold - $45 Advance / $48 Day Of Show
Silver - $41 Advance / $44 Day Of Show
Floor (Standing) - $38 Advance / $41 Day Of Show

SEATING INFO

VIDEO    ​FACEBOOK

The Original Guitar Hero. With a career spanning decades from his work with Procol Harum to his outstanding solo albums, Robin Trower’s blazing guitar playing and imaginative songcraft has established him as one of rock’s greatest and most enduring artists of the last 40 years.

For fans of... Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Rory Gallagher

Tickets On Sale Friday July 25 at Noon
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White Fence

Sunday October  19
ESI Events Presents
WHITE FENCE
With KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$12 Advance | $14 Day of Show
18+ Admitted
VIDEO  FACEBOOK
Neo-psychedelic group marked by the trippy and hooky lo-fi songwriting of Tim Presley.  
For fans of... Syd Barrett, Ty Segall, MGMT, Royal Baths

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White Fence


Wednesday October  29
ESI Events Presents
THIS WILL DESTROY YOU
With FUTURE DEATH + SILENT LAND TIME MACHINE

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$12 Advance | $15 Day of Show
18+ Admitted

Somewhere between unconventional beauty and total blackness, This Will Destroy You has been making remarkable journeys in sound for the best part of a decade.  The Texas 4-piece has produced some of the finest and most carefully crafted instrumental post-rock in recent years, joining the ranks of fellow Texas contemporaries Explosions in the Sky, Cue and My Education. 
For fans of... God Is An Astronaut, Explosions In The Sky, Sigur Ros, Mogwai

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White Fence


Thursday October  30
ESI Events Presents
ADRIAN BELEW
POWER TRIO

7pm Doors | 8pm Show

RESERVED SEATING
Platinum  Seating - $32 Advance / $37 Day Of Show
Gold / Silver Seating - $25 Advance / $28 Day Of SHow


His resume' reads like a who's who of innovative music: Zappa, Bowie, Talking Heads, Nine Inch Nails, and many more. He has a long list of writing credits including 20 solo records, his work with The Bears, and 30 years of crafting material as the singer/writer/frontman for King Crimson.

Adrian has produced hit records, performed concerts all around the world since 1977, and has created enough of a unique guitar legacy to be named Best Experimental Guitarist 5 years running, then to be inducted into Guitar Player's Hall Of Fame. Guitar work, guitar gear, recording, performing, writing, singing, the music business, you name it, Adrian has his own take on it and is happy to share it with you. Bring an open mind and have some fun!

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George Winston
Wednesday November 12
ESI Events Presents
GEORGE WINSTON
An Evening With
7pm Doors | 8pm Show
$30 Advance | $35 Day of Shool

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White Fence


Thursday November 20
DIAAB ENTERTAINMENT Presents
LARRY GRAHAM
& GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION

7pm Doors | 8pm Show

Platinum  Seating - $66 Advance / $71 Day Of Show
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General Admission - $46 Advance / $51 Day Of SHow


The legendary bass player returns to The Tralf!

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White Fence


Sunday November 23
ESI Events Presents
STARS
With HEY ROSETTA!

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
21+ Admitted

General Admission
$20 Advance / $22 Day Of Show

STARS VIDEO       HEY ROSETTA VIDEO

FACEBOOK

STARS, a Canadian indie band who make charming, pristine chamber pop return to The Tralf!  Noteworthy special guests HEY ROSETTA!  bring their emotionally resonant rock anthems for their first Tralf appearance.   For fans of... Metric, Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths

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White Fence


Tuesday November 25
ESI Events Presents
CARL PALMER'S
ELP LEGACY

7pm Doors | 8pm Show
21+ Admitted

Reserved Seating Event
Platinum - $29 Advance / $34 Day Of Show
Gold - $24 Advance / $27 Day Of Show
Silver - $21 Advance / $24 Day Of Show
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Legendary drummer of Emerson Lake & Palmer and Asia.  Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy will play nearly two hours of ELP and beyond!  Drum enthusiasts can expect an evening of compelling percussive skills, from the man who brought the drum set to the forefront of rock n roll music.

For fans of... Emerson Lake & Palmer, Asia, Yes

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White Fence


Friday December 12
DIAAB ENTERTAINMENT Presents
ALEX BUGNON
Feat. Rishon Odel & The Fifth Element


7pm Doors | 8pm Show

Platinum  Seating - $46 Advance / $51 Day Of Show
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General Admission - $35 Advance / $41 Day Of SHow


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White Fence


Saturday December 13
WECK Presents
CHRISTMAS Wit
THE BUFFALO DOLLS


7pm Doors | 8pm Show
General Admission - $35 Advance / $41 Day Of SHow


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