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Ellicottville Entertainment March 1-7, 2013

by Freddie Joseph

Friday, March 1

The Depot

Starting today and continuing through the weekend, The Depot will be celebrating the Red Bull Film Festival, which features exclusive Red Bull ski & sports films. Also they’ll be featuring Red Bull drink specials during this weekend and a DJ Saturday at 9pm.

Gin Mill, 9:00 pm

Jackson Rohm

Returning to Ellicottville (he performed here in January) is the very talented Jackson Rohm. Originally born & raised in nearby Jamestown NY, this solo act looks more like a model than a musician…but he’s a lot more than a pretty face. He’s a seasoned singer-songwriter doing acoustic-based Country, Pop and Rock, with over 70 original and 400 covers in his repertoire. He gigs extensively in the Chicago area, and has even sang the National Anthem at Wrigley Field !

Balloons, 7:00 pm

Funktapuss

This energetic quintet from the Cape Cod area brings a dynamic energy to the stage, which is enhanced by a complete and full sound with a huge emphasis on the “groove”. With a repertoire of over 80 songs, the music of Funktapuss comprises both originals and covers from such artists as Stevie Wonder, Parliament-Funkadelic, Soulive, Maceo Parker and Victor Wooten.

Madigans, 10:00 pm

Goodbye Dawn

This local quintet plays all the latest high energy covers, mixed in with some groovin’ originals, that will keep you on the dance floor. With their dynamic lead vocalist Rebecca, they do songs by Adelle, Usher, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Maroon 5, and many more with enough energy to keep you dancin until close.

Saturday, March 2

Gin Mill, 9:00 pm

West

A durable musical mainstay from Olean NY, West has been playing solid Classic and Contemporary Rock’N’Roll since the 80’s, and their stage experience is immediately noticeable to any fan of live music. Originally part of an Olean area supergroup with origins in the 70’s that “geographically splintered” (hence their name), they are solid and tight and are a recurring Gin Mill favorite.

Balloons, 5:00 pm

Steve Grills & The

Roadmasters

Ellicottville is geographically fortunate to be only 2 hours or less from Buffalo and Rochester, whose quality of musicianship belies their size. Steve Grills is quite simply Blues at it’s finest…and Rochester’s most polished exponent of this all-American genre. His lifelong devotion to it’s past masters is quite apparent in his performance, and his band The Roadmasters are a group that knows what to do with this music…a no-miss group for EVL.

The Pub, 9:00 pm

Off The Charts

This quartet from St. Marys PA will be debuting at the Pub tonight. Leader of the group, George, tells me they’ve been gigging for about 4 years, mainly in the St. Marys area (almost a two-hour drive from here), and their songlist consists of mainly Classic Rock, Oldies and some Country. Stop by and give them a listen…and welcome!

Monday, March 4

Gin Mill, 6:00 pm

Homemade Jam

Liz Boberg and company are back ( remember they’re here every OTHER week ) for another evening of their special brand of smooth oldies, standards, country and bluegrass. Their repertoire and volume are perfect suppertime fare, and a nice way to start your week…Enjoy !

Wednesday, March 6

Gin Mill, 8:00 pm

Joe Wagner & Friends

Joe has mastered what I call “acoustic comfort music”…and like comfort food, it will make you feel good, with a generous helping of your favorite songs, punctuated with Joe’s harmonica and Freddie’s restrained percussion. It’s the perfect menu for a Wednesday night in EVL.

Thursday, March 7

Gin Mill, 8:00 pm

Freddie N’ Tuck

With a “nip” of Freddie’s drums and a “tuck” of Rod’s guitar, mixed with some honest vocals and harmonies, we have the best combination for a musical good time in the village. By the second set ( after the dance floor has been expanded ), these two crank it up with a nice mix of new and old uptempo favorites, and the party is in full swing…don’t miss it.

Balloons, 9:00 pm

“Get Local” 

to be announced

Madigans, 9:30 pm

Party Squad

All during ski season, you can count on Dave Elder’s Party Squad to give you the maximum musical party around. These solid music veterans always deliver their best to start your weekend off on the right foot …and the left foot on the dance floor. Classic Rock & Pop at its best.

 

The Pub, 9:00 pm

DJ Felony

DJ Felony (AKA Keith Barmore) prides himself on being a totally open format DJ, spinning all types of tunes. He does it all, and loves every second of it !

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