It’s going to be a long week for you, you incorrigible clubgoer you.
Start tonight. Yellow Dubmarine is taking over Nietzsche’s (248 Allen St.). This is the band’s third performance in Western New York, and it’s not difficult to understand why people who have seen the band love it.
The Dubmarine plays reggae-fied interpretations of Beatles tunes, bringing a freshness and vitality to the table, and mixing it with some first-rate musicianship.
Last time around, the band played “Abbey Dub,” a full-album take on the Beatles’ timeless “Abbey Road” album. This time, the horn section will be turning its attention to the Beatles’ “1,” the multiplatinum collection of all the Fabs’ No. 1 charting singles. (Plus some additional surprises, I’m told.)
The show starts at 10 tonight. Tickets are $15 at the door or through ECEPresents.com.
The Irving Klaws present its annual Halloween rockabilly dance party and general ghoulish good time beginning at 9 tonight in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.).
The Tins, a Buffalo band making a substantial buzz on the indie-rock circuit, plays Mohawk Place at 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets for both shows will be available at the door.
Legendary Third Wave Ska band the Toasters will inhabit the Mohawk at 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $13, through Ticketsweb.com or at Mohawk Place.
Boston’s Bad Rabbits – formerly known as the Eclectic Collective – rings its edgy indie rock/pop to Soundlab (110 Pearl St.) at 8 p.m. Saturday. The same venue hosts a killer double bill featuring Toronto’s groundbreaking and aptly named electronic music outfit Holy F---, with specials guests, Buffalo’s own electronic-jam ensemble Lazlo Hollyfeld, at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 (through Jambase.com).
On Saturday, the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.), takes a journey back in time to the golden age of Genesis, which we all understand to be that period of time during which Peter Gabriel fronted the band.
The Waiting Room will perform beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday. The band is known to cover solo Gabriel as well, which is a nice touch. Expect the costumes, the appropriate stage sets and the whole deal. Tickets are $12 in advance, $14 day of show (box office, Ticketmaster).
Get in touch with your inner hair metal dude (or dudette) as former Ratt frontman and lead vocalist Stephen Pearcy brings his new band to Braun’s Concert Cove (11891 Main St., Akron) at 8 p.m. Saturday. Buffalo’s own Hair Nation will open.
Following Pearcy’s performance, Cinderella bassist Eric Brittingham presides over the club’s Halloween party with an acoustic set. Check www.braunsbar.com for ticket information.
If you’re in the mood for greasepaint and Faygo cola, head to the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.) at 8 p.m. Sunday for Insane Clown Posse’s gig. Zug Island and Kamp Krystal Lake will open.
Tickets are $30 advance, $34 day of show (box office, Tickets.com).
The same venue hosts Yelawolf, with Rittzr, Trouble Andrew and DJ Vara at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tickets are $21 advance, $25 day of show.
Have fun. But save some for next week. It’s gonna be just as busy!