The week in music: Nicole Mitchell, Melvin Seals, Bouncing Souls | Music

Here are some of the most engaging live music events coming to clubs and concert halls this week.

Black Earth Ensemble by Nicole Mitchell

8 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Asbury Hall in Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave., $25.

The award-winning flautist, composer, bandleader and educator brings her forward-looking Afro-futurist program “Xenogenesis: A Tribute to Octavia Butler” to Asbury Hall for a catch-up on the original 2020 date delayed by Covid. Butler, the famous science fiction author, wrote a subtly brilliant aphorism in her book “Telling My Stories” that applies equally to her own writings and Mitchell’s fearless work: “What we don’t see, we assume that it can’t be. What a destructive assumption.

Bryan Dubay Album Release Party

8 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., $15

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Buffalo indie singer-songwriter Brian Dubay will celebrate the release of his album ‘Grand Eternal Season’ by performing tracks from the disc alongside selections from his albums ‘Sick Syrup’, ‘Driving North’ and ‘Empty Air’ , all of which are available through Bandcamp. Fans of the Pernice Brothers, Badly Drawn Boy, and sleek, well-orchestrated indie in general will likely find plenty to love in Dubay’s songs, as evidenced by the latest single “Wet Wet River.” With him occur Carmen and Lizzy and Goodbye Metro.

Carina and the Six String Preacher

7 p.m., Saturday, April 23 at Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth St., $10

The hypnotic black jazz duo of singer/songwriter Carina M and guitarist/co-writer Vincent James Mastrantonio recently became a trio, with the addition of drummer Erik Eimiller. Fans of Khraungbin, Mazzy Star and the most hypnagogic and sensual lounge artists will find their happiness.

Melvin Seals with JGB and Ron Holloway

7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., $32

Jerry Garcia’s longtime fellow musician, and man with the most powerful Hammond organ sound, returns to Buffalo Iron Works with the JGB – guitarist/vocalist Zach Nugent, bassist John-Paul McLean, drummer Pete Lavezzoli and singers Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker – for an evening celebrating the glorious space where gospel, Americana and psychedelia meet and mingle. Back in the 1970s, Garcia dubbed Seals “the master of the universe,” and when you’re in the presence of the man, it’s not hard to see why. Get out your dancing shoes and your biggest smile.

Bouncing Souls with Pkew Pkew Pkew & Blind Adam And The Federal League

7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at the Rec Room, 79 W. Chippewa St., $27

Classic East Coast punk with indelible hooks, rhythmic choruses and a healthy dose of ska – the Bouncing Souls have been delivering the goods in this regard for about 30 years now, with no noticeable tendency to slow down. Veterans of many stints on the Warped Tour and the familiar presence of every respectable leather-jacketed punk rocker worth their salt, these guys put pop in pop-punk and brought a steady level of idealistic intelligence at the table. May they reign long.

7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., $15

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, but in a sense a true product of the Chicago blues scene, Michael Charles is a nine-time Grammy nominee, inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame and the subject of an exhaustive biographical documentary in his native country. . Charles’ music runs the gamut, from Delta blues-inspired slide guitar work to full-throttle electric blues. The intimate surroundings of the sportsman’s tavern provide a more than suitable setting for a visit through the talents of man.

Baby Weight with Brian Buttlett and Performing Sound

7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 at Town Ballroom, 681 Main St., $15

Cara Eser, aka Baby Weight, is a house music champion, DJ and indie-electronic flame keeper. Hailing from the Washington, DC club scene, Baby Weight brings an alternative sensibility to the uptempo tradition of four-on-the-floor house music.

Tsavo Highway, Solar Plexus, Donny Freunhofer Trio, 8:30 p.m. April 21 at Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St., $8.

Hayley and the Crushers with Siddo, Makeout Tactics, 8 p.m. April 26 at Mohawk Place, 47 East Mohawk St., $7.

Lilly Winwood, 7 p.m. April 27 at The Cave, 71 Military Road, $10.

The Talking Dead Heads, 10 p.m. April 22 at Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., $15.

Mungion with Maufrey, 11 p.m. April 28 at Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St., $12.

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