What an amazing and miraculous time to be a music fan in Buffalo, NY! Not only is there a Strokes tribute band operating in the area featuring some of Buffalo’s best musicians in the form of Different Strokes, but now there’s a tribute band for their erstwhile “rivals” Interpol… featuring more of the city’s best going by the name of Outerpol, and both are colliding tonight to do metaphorical battle at the Mohawk as part of their run up to Halloween.
Fans of early aughts NYC indie rock have to get downtown to catch the Different Strokes crew (Tom “Humble Braggers” Burtless, John “Girl Jeans” Grace, Ryan “The Slums” Schilia, Griff “Feverbox” Smith, Ben “King of the Goths” Parsons) represent for the Converse and denim jacket crowd while Outerpol, featuring Cooler’s Nick Sessanna as well as Hundred Plus Club’s Zain Shirazi, Burak Spoth and Josh Gidwitz.
DJ Tight Mike Moretti will be spinning all your favorite indie rock favorites to get you in the mood, although if he really wanted to get you in the mood he’d play some butt rock to remind you of what these beloved NYC bands saved us from… but he’s not, I promise. Cover is $10 and doors are at 8pm. Costumes are encouraged, especially if you come decked out like Carlos D.