Buffalo Music Scene

Thomas O'Neil-White

Thousands of aspiring musicians lined up for a shot at fame as American Idol auditions were held at Canalside on Sunday.

Mohawk Place hosting Tiny Desk Contest showcase

Feb 27, 2017
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

NPR's All Songs Considered is whittling down the list of submissions for its 2017 Tiny Desk Contest. It's a chance for independent musicians to showcase their work. Coinciding with the contest is a celebration of local talents that will be held inside a downtown Buffalo club.


Gord Downie
www.thehip.com

The Tragically Hip will perform the final concert in their 15-stop summer tour tonight at 8:00 in their home town of Kingston, Ontario. The concert will be televised by the CBC, and viewing parties are planned across Canada, but Hip fans on this side of the border will also have a chance to see it.

An idea that was hatched years ago by NPR to highlight independent musicians from around the country has inspired a promoter to stage an event in downtown Buffalo.

WBFO file photo

You might say that late local music legend Lance Diamond is getting his own "way" on Elmwood Avenue.