Sloan is, let's face it, the greatest Canadian power-pop band of all time. And fans of the band know that "Twice Removed" is the high point of the quartet's career to date. Before you head to the Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St., tonight at 8 to see the band's first indoor club show in Western New York for quite some time, go to Sloanmusic.com and grab yourself the deluxe box set vinyl edition of "Twice Removed" ($89.99, but hey, it's only money, right?) and watch a typically humorous Sloan video on the making of the deluxe box. Listen to it a bunch while you're doing your hair or whatever, because the band intends to play the whole thing for you at the Tralf. Yay! Have fun. Hate to miss this beloved band, but I'm heading north to review Morrissey's gig at the Rapids Theatre. Tickets are $23, through Ticketmaster.
Watt you waiting for?
What do the Minutemen, Firehose, Banyan, Porno for Pyros, Dos and the Stooges have in common? Mike Watt. He has played bass for all of them, and been the creative force behind a few of them. It's fashionable to refer to Watt as a "post-punk" icon, but I'm not fashionable, so I'll just think of him as a rock songwriter, a killer bassist and a man who knows how to serve the song, whatever the musical situation might be.
We're more than lucky to have Watt and his latest outfit, the Missingmen, playing an intimate show at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., tonight at 8. Bring $15 and a good attitude to the door.
The Debbie Davies Band plays at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Dog Pound Saloon, 2339 Union Road in West Seneca.
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy brings the swing to the Bear's Den, Seneca Niagara Casino, at 3 p.m. Saturday, and again at 8 p.m. The show will be "A Celebration of 100 years of Cab Calloway," so wear comfortable shoes. Tickets start at $40 and can be found through Ticketmaster.com.
GZA of the Wu Tang Clan will perform his classic album "Liquid Swords" at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., with guests Killer Mike and Bear Hands. Tickets are $25 through Tickets.com.