The snow is melting in Buffalo.
That means things are going to get ugly. The whiteness of Winter will turn to grey – slush is going to pour out onto the roads and sidewalks, garbage long buried by snow will be slowly revealed by the warm wind of Spring.
It’s the perfect setting for a Tom Waits tribute concert.
Nietzschie’s will be hosting the 10th annual edition of “Beautiful Maladies,” where musicians from around Buffalo will come together to celebrate the discography of the legendary Waits. I spoke with show organizer David Taylor back in 2009, about how it all got started.
“The concept of this came to mind in 2002 when I was booking the Continental and I needed something to bring in a crowd because I hadn’t had many good shows that winter. My dog Corey had just… run away from earth – and I was in a dark place at the time, so I was listening to a lot of Tom Waits to help me deal with it.”
Applicably, the door proceeds are donated to the SPCA after every show. In fact, over time the event has raised thousands for the animal shelters of WNY.
This year, the show kicks off on March 5th at 8pm, and the ticket price is just $5.00. The popular event is a great way to shake off the winter slush, and it’s for a great cause. Get out your galoshes folks, and mark your calendars for this night.
Just another wonderful thing going on right here, in Buffalo NY.