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The Library opens Monday to Saturday at 4pm - Iris opens 1 hour before show time Join us every Saturday at Noon for the Blues Crew Matinee (no cover charge)! Followed by our R&B Revue w/ Nick Veltri and the Cruizin' Deuces from 4:30-7:30pm!"

UPCOMING EVENTS


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Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 31st, 2014 9:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Halloween Spook Show The Buffalo Spook Show Returns to The Forvm! Halloween Night Friday October 31st, 2014 9pm! Free Admission 21+ Under 21 $5 at Doors! It's Not Just a Concert... It's an Exhibit of Horror!!! www.BuffaloSpookShow.com
    Tickets: $0 No Cover
    Door Open at: 9:00 PM

  • Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 2:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Benefit For Paulie Battaglia w/ E.L.I., Decades, & more! Includes Food! Cash Bar Available!
    Tickets: $20 Donation
    Door Open at: 2:00 PM

  • Friday, November 7th, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Rumourz (Fleetwood Mac Tribute) Made up of five veteran WNY musicians, Rumourz plays the very best of Fleetwood Mac. We pride ourself on performing their music with a focus on the raw, live show energy, music and vocal harmonies that made Fleetwood Mac famous during it's heyday. An evening with Rumourz brings you back to that classic era in music where rock ruled the stage and left the crowds wanting more.
    Tickets: $7 Advanced, $10 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, November 8th, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    The Chicago Authority (Chicago Tribute) w/ Darrell Porter A portion of the proceeds to benefit Brighton Place Library - The Chicago Authority is a 9-piece powerhouse band formed in early 2014 to celebrate the music of the most prolific band in music history: Chicago! http://chicagoauthority.nolosses.net/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChicagoAuthority/ The Chicago Authority is: Kacy Dolan trumpet and vocals Ryan Gentner acoustic guitar and vocals Eric Gustavel bass and vocals Rick Johnston guitar and vocals Sal Marino keyboards Jim Mauck trombone and vocals Jack Prybylski woodwinds and vocals Eladio Rodriguez percussion and vocals Keith Spurlock drums and vocals Justin Sledz production
    Tickets: $12 Advanced, $15 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Monday, November 10th, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Soul Vaccination (Tower of Power Tribute) "Our Intent is to bring a Touch Soul"
    Tickets: $7 Advanced, $10 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    GutterLIFE & The Nightmare Police w/ Juggernaut, Crazies, Reverie, & Amber Kogut Alternative Punk from Long Island [We Are Triumphant Records]
    Tickets: $5 Cover
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, November 13th, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    When Wild Dingos Attack w/ Circus Grenade, Led By The Blind, Orius, & Goblin Hovel When Wild Dingos Attack is a side project of Matt Tybor, Vocalist and Songwriter of The Bunny The Bear - http://www.whenwilddingosattack.com/
    Tickets: $7 Advanced, $10 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM

  • Friday, November 14th, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Chris Trapper w/ The Corrections CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song This Time, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). A prolific songwriter, Chris can boast high profile film placements including There's Something About Mary (Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz), The Devil Wears Prada (Meryl Streep), Say It Isn’t So (Heather Graham) and Gun Shy (Sandra Bullock, Liam Neeson) as well as significant television placements including All My Children, Women's Murder Club, Malcolm In The Middle, a coveted placement in George Clooney's final episode of ER, the theme song for WB Networks dramedy Pepper Dennis and a cameo on-screen appearance with the show's star, Rebecca Romjin. Chris Trapper’s music can best be described as lyrically driven roots-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories filled with extra-ordinary characters. A respected songwriter of the highest caliber, Chris has written 7 songs with/for Canadian band GREAT BIG SEA, including their #1 single "Sea Of No Cares" from the certified-platinum Sea Of No Cares CD. Great Big Sea covered Trapper's song "Everything Shines” and their version served as the debut single off their certified-gold Road Rage CD album. Chris’ songwriting collaborations with Great Big Sea earned him two prestigious SOCAN awards. Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty and Antigone Rising have performed other notable versions of Trapper's songs. Chris Trapper’s ability to craft songs that are both elegant and accessible is evident on each solo CD in his deep Discography. There is a smart, honest quality to the lyrics that never panders. Trapper’s live show is a favorite among fans of alt–acoustic music. His on–stage persona is warm and inclusive, his organic understanding of classic pop melody infectious. Audience members seem to particularly appreciate the lighthearted moments with the ukulele. They depart the venue at the end of the evening with the sense of having been truly entertained. http://www.christrapper.com/
    Tickets: $18 Advanced, $20 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, November 15th, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Eye Candy Burlesque w/ Kickstart Rumble
    Tickets: $15 Advanced, $20 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Monday, November 17th, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Livin Garden w/ Shattered Glass, The Proles, BigBottleRocket, & Crooked Gener8tion Livin Garden is a Rock band formed in 2006, in Curitiba, Brazil, putting together a lot of different influences and mixing it with strength, soul and feeling. The live performances, the attitude and the commitment with quality and good music brought great opportunities like sharing the stage with Black Label Society, Blind Guardian, Circle II Circle and Ronny Munroe (Metal Church), or being included among the 100 best bands out of 1500 around the world to compete in Sweden Rock Festival’s bands challenge. The first album, “Where I Can Breathe”, was released in 2009. The single “Age Of Lies” was aired in radios from many countries like USA, Brazil, Philippines and UK. Its HQ Video-clip was released on the internet, being welcome and receiving a lot of good reviews and comments around the world. “The twin guitar work of Pablo Kravicz and Daniel Doria in particular is excellent!” - Get Ready To Rock (UK) “It’s notorious the professionalism of Livin Garden! Killer guitars and very creative bass and drums. Great sound and production too!” – Rock Brigade (Brazil) “The first Livin Garden’s album is awesome! Recommended for those into Heavy Rock, Metal and mainly good quality music!” – Curitiba Underground (Brazil) Due to its success, the band headed to the United States for its first international tour between February and March. The “ROCKIN’ THE USA: Where I Can Breathe Tour 2011” visited around 15 cities in 8 states, with the four members driving their own RV for more than 7939 Miles (12.700 Km), definitely rocking the country and making their point, meeting a lot of new fans and friends all around. The band is currently going strong, always giving its best to all of those who believe, support and are touched by their music and performance. The new album, BRING IT ON, is catchy, prouder, harder and louder, proving that Livin Garden is here to stay, to be the band to change your life. We are about to rock your world! Hold on tight and enjoy! http://www.livingarden.com.br/
    Tickets: $5 Cover
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, November 20th, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Steven Cooper, PlanetRAWK, Big Tim, Evident Truth, DeeZ, Brian Gonser, & Sic Sin Stereotypes are made to be broken. Steven Cooper proves that talent is talent, and that musical brilliance is musical brilliance. Fusing pop and hip-hop elements with aggressive delivery and exceptional lyricism, Steven Cooper has been captivating music fans around the globe. You can’t help but want to listen to his inspirational, heartfelt and optimistic music. Being an accomplished and seasoned performer, a prolific writer and a first rate producer making music is simply what Steven Cooper was born to do. Steven’s hit song “Bigger” features Akon and, at the time of its release, broke into the top #100 downloaded singles on iTunes. He has also been featured alongside notable artists such as Tech N9ne, Kid Rock, David Cook and many others. Steven Cooper’s catchy and captivating songs have been featured nationally on ESPN, Fox, MTVu and ABC Family. He has performed both nationally and internationally at distinguished venues and festivals. Steven recently headlined the Promise Land Festival in Ottumwa, IA for over 3500 attendees. Born in the Midwest, Steven was raised by his young mother. His father disappeared before Steven was born. When asked about his upbringing, Cooper recalls growing up in a home surrounded by sex, drugs, violence, and addiction, which eventually left his family homeless. He dealt with depression and anger issues in his teenage years as a result of his tumultuous upbringing and the fact that he was bullied in school. He began to write lyrics and though he was scared at first, he decided to share his songs with the kids at school. His talent became a bridge between him and his peers. This is when Steven discovered that his music and drive could transcend barriers such as race and classism. From there, he decided to focus on his art and promised himself that he wasn’t going to be a part of the same vicious cycle as his parents. An artist who is down to earth, kind, caring and extremely humble, much of Steven’s music addresses the fact that he does not quite fit into the hip-hop scene or any other mold. He can’t be anything other than one hundred percent authentic. An emcee that looks more like he may be a pop star in his fitted jackets, cardigans and ties, Steven also doesn’t resemble the recent wave of indie, hipster hip-hop artists. His song “Born To Do” talks about this struggle and the fact that he is not willing to give up on his dreams. His lyrics say “Every new day, every new night. This is my stage, this is my fight. This is what I was born to do.“ Steven Cooper is true to himself, and this is part of what makes him stand out from the crowd. This year Steven will be releasing his new EP “One Night Out”, as well as having a single go to radio. Steven Cooper will be touring throughout the year. He will also continue to collaborate with and produce for other artists. Steven has an unparalleled passion and talent for everything that he does. One of the hardest working independent artists out there, 2014 certainly seems like it will be Steven Cooper’s break out year. http://www.iamstevencooper.com/
    Tickets: $10 Advanced, $15 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM

  • Friday, November 21st, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Hollywood Logan's Legendary Drifters The Legendary Drifters story began with their first Atlantic Records recording "Money Honey" in 1953. From 1959 through 1964, The Legendary Drifters made musical history, setting musical trends for the nation and the world to follow! In 1959, The Legendary Drifters presented their first million record seller, "There Goes My Baby," which was followed by the two-sided Smash hits "Dance with Me" and "True Love." January, 1960, saw The Legendary Drifters hit the charts with the fantastic sounds of "This Magic Moment." In the summer of this same, everyone was humming and singing the song that would become The Legendary Drifters second million record seller "Save the Last Dance for Me." "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Up on the Roof," on the same album, became their third million record sellers with the exciting follow-up "On Broadway." The group's fourth million record seller, "Under the Boardwalk," was followed by "Sand in My Shoes" and Saturday Night at the Movies!" The Legend continues today, as the group is now headed by the sweet tenor voice of Lee Logan. Lee has had the pleasure of singing with the legendary original Legendary Drifters for almost 40 years and has traveled the world over singing these timeless hits! Logan is joined by Yohan Harbin, Jerry Hendrix and Ed Collins and together they have formed one great team, vowing to never let the magic die! Come and share the most electrifying experience in the entertainment world today, enjoying rave reviews worldwide.
    Tickets: $15 Advanced, $25 VIP Tickets, $20 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM

  • Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Kenny Zimlinghaus We are excited to have comedian Kenny Zimlinghaus coming to Buffalo for one night only at The Forvm on Saturday November 22nd. Kenny is a stand up comic who can be heard every morning on the Sirius XM Stars 106 show "Wake Up with Taylor". Kenny has been performing stand up comedy for over 15 years and has performed all over the country. He has shared the stage with comics such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Todd Barry, Kevin Pollock, Paul Reiser and many more. Zimlinghaus has a loyal following from his years in radio but prides himself on giving his audiences a unique hilarious show every time he comes to town.
    Tickets: $15 Advanced, $18 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Friday, November 28th, 2014 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Big Eyed Phish (Dave Matthews Band Tribute) w/ Wacko Fest Big Eyed Phish is the ONLY full 7-piece Dave Matthews tribute in the country and are based out of Rochester, NY. In the 5 years they have been performing they have grown to become a highly sought-after headlining act in the Northeast region for festivals, resorts, casinos, and live music venues. The band is lead by frontman Brandon Depaul, the founder of the former DMB Tribute: Tripping Billies. He is backed up by a great band with fantastic musicians and is the only DMB Tribute that can claim to have a full time lead guitar and keyboard player. This allows them to be the only accurate DMB Tribute in the country. Big Eyed Phish has greatly expanded their coverage and touring area in the past 2 years. They were a headlining act in many festivals including the East End Festival, Dunkirk Music Series, Presque Isle Music Series, Party in the Park, Greensburg Concert Series, and many more. They have gigs as a headliner of a College Ski Week up in Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine as well as Stratton Mountain and Jay Peak in Vermont, and have broken into the casino market playing the Twin Rivers Casino in Rhode Island and a multi-day run at the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. This is on top of their successful shows at major music venues such as the Water Street Music Hall in Rochester, The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls, and others. When looking for the DMB Tribute that is able to offer the full catalog of the Dave Matthews Band sound throughout the years - Big Eyed Phish is the best there is. From small private parties, to weddings, to festivals, concert series, casinos, resorts, and large live music venues - this band will leave people saying "I feel like I just left a live Dave Matthews show".
    Tickets: $10 Advanced, $15 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 8:00 PM

  • Sunday, November 30th, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Know Lyfe w/ Dimension, 3 Hour Power Shower, Tugboat, & Hiding Monsters Ever since Know Lyfe formed in a dark, damp basement in Lansing, Michigan in September of 2000, the band has had a single vision in mind...to make music that pushes the envelope and reaches out to a very wide audience. The band consists of vocalist Alfonso Civile, guitarist Jerred Pruneau, drummer Matt Martens, and bassist Waylon Fox. These four individuals live, eat, and breathe music and have been creating original, exciting, and energetic material for the past decade, regardless of many popular trends. While earning their stripes touring constantly and playing over a thousand shows, Know Lyfe has continued to build a solid national fan base, gaining respect for sticking true to their musical roots and capturing audiences with an intense live show. The group released their first full length album in 2004 entitled "Autumn is the Glorification of Death." Know Lyfe's most popular release to date is the 2005 EP "Veins and Vines" selling over 4,000 copies independently. The bands current release, "On Cold Hands and Dark Waters", came out in January of 2008. This album landed Know Lyfe a national distribution deal and has been released in stores all over the country. With another album in the works, Know Lyfe continues to march forward while proving themselves as a force to be reckoned with.
    Tickets: $7 Advanced, $10 Day Of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM

  • Thursday, December 4th, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Full Body Tones w/ Volker, The Tracks, Planet Three, Simple Science, & The Plastic Faction FBT is a high-energy rock band with a passion to perform and share their music. Joe, Willy and Craig will rock you, entertain you, and make you smile. When it comes to modern rock, the Full Body Tones are a fresh new band based out of Lexington, Kentucky. This is a band that is set to make some serious noise in the industry. With driving guitar riff's, and exquisite harmonies FBT brings new creativity to a genre in need of some new blood. It seems the song writing never ends....the band is constantly in the creative mode working on material to please their fans! At the rate that they are going, the Full Body Tones will soon be a household name. http://www.fullbodytones.com/
    Tickets: $7 Advanced, $10 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM

  • Friday, December 5th, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Tom Stahl And The Dangerfields Xmas Kwanza Hanukah Festivus Extravaganza TOM STAHL AND THE DANGERFIELDS is a multi award winning original folk rock band from Buffalo, NY headed by singer/songwriter Tom Stahl.
    Tickets: $10 Advanced, $13 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Sunday, December 7th, 2014 5:00 PM Buy Tickets
    O-Town w/ Todd Carey, Andrea Godin, Roger Ortega, The Doyle Brothers In 1999, ABC began airing one of the first reality shows in major network history, “Making the Band”, which chronicled the formation and rise to success of the boy band, Otown. The public tuned in to watch as Trevor Penick, Jacob Underwood, Erik-Michael Estrada, Ashley Parker Angel, & Dan Miller signed with Clive Davis’ J Records, released the #1 singles “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing”, and achieved platinum success with their debut album. Despite their success, the band broke up in 2004 both to escape an unfair record contract and to pursue individual endeavors. After a crash course in the entertainment industry in their early twenties, the guys have enjoyed branching off into different facets of the entertainment business. Their first experience left them with a desire to become more educated, seeing first hand how incredibly complicated (and sometimes corrupt) the industry can be. And now, after 10 years apart, Trevor, Jacob, Erik, and Dan are reuniting as friends with a renewed passion for making music together again. “This one’s for the fans and everyone who supported us from the beginning.” -Otown http://www.otownofficial.com/
    Tickets: $25 Advanced, $30 Day of Show Tickets, $60 VIP Meet & Greet
    Door Open at: 5:00 PM

  • Friday, December 12th, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Frank Sinatra 99th Birthday Concert Performances by: Jack Civiletto, Gary Quatrani, Anthony Re & Richard Chase w/ Wally Jedermann, Mike Caputi, & Alan Kroll
    Tickets: $25 Advanced
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Saturday, December 13th, 2014 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Jeff Timmons (of 98 Degrees) Jeff Timmons is the founding member of the internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated selling group 98 Degrees, which has sold over 15 million albums with 4 top 5 radio singles. The group produced mega-hits such as “The Hardest Thing”, “I do”, “Because of You”, and the number one hit single featuring Mariah Carey called, “Thank God I Found You.” The group also collaborated with Stevie Wonder on the song, “True to Your Heart”, on the soundtrack for Disney’s hit animated feature Mulan. 98 Degrees’ albums have reached gold or platinum status in more than 60 countries around the world . After his stellar success with 98 Degrees, Jeff ventured out as a soloist, and single-handedly wrote and produced his first solo album which was released as a joint venture with Rising Phoenix and SLG Music. The album’s first single produced a top 20 hit on both the Billboard and R&R charts with song, “Whisper That Way”. “Whisper That Way” was among the most added singles at radio each week it was on the air. This song also reached number 1 in a number of major markets out-performing Usher’s “Burn”, and Alicia Keys “If I Ain’t Got You.” The album also produced three more chart-topping singles worldwide. In 2010 a single entitled “Emotional High” leaked to the radio international and went #1 in 14 countries. Currently Jeff is hard at work writing his first book, recording a new record, building out his new Las Vegas show, in addition to pursuing film and television opportunities. Jeff’s most recent involvement with TV is for a new VH1 green-lit series called “Miss You Much” where Jeff’s 30-minute episode will be used as the shows main pilot in addition to being one of the first aired in the series. http://www.jefftimmons.com/
    Tickets: $20 Advanced, $70 VIP Meet & Greet, $25 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 7:00 PM

  • Friday, December 19th, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Road To Azure Meet ROAD TO AZURE Linda King Road To Azure singer Linda King says the one thing that has been constant in her life is music. Linda’s first memory of singing is around age 4 or 5 to some Beatles songs, from there she says she was hooked. Growing up in the sixties and seventies helped Linda’s musical influences to become vast and diverse. She says some of her biggest vocal influences are Jim Morrison of the Doors, Janis Joplin, Linda Ronstadt, Al Green, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Bonnie Raitt. “There are so many more great performers that influenced me it is it is difficult to list them all.” Linda’s soulful and bluesy voice has been compared to Maria Muldaur and Bonnie Raitt. She says, “When I'm not playing or performing I meditate and ponder life's mysteries.” Barry DiGregorio Barry DiGregorio has been playing and writing guitar music since he was 10 years old. His influences on guitar are many but says George Harrison, Peter Townsend, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter were among his earliest and most important. Barry has also studied old style slide guitar blues music by guitarists such as Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Buddy Guy. In contrast to his rock and bluesy guitar influences Barry has taken a liking to electronic music and composes his own brand of instrumental electronic guitar music. He has eight electronic synthesizer guitar albums out on iTunes, and one psychedelic rock album with the band Liquid Neptune. In 1995 NASA Space Shuttle pilot Eileen Collins took some of Barry’s original acoustic guitar music into space with her and again on a subsequent space mission. Not surprisingly, when not playing music, Barry studies and writes about the possibility of life on other planets for the University of Buckingham in the United Kingdom. How ROAD TO AZURE came into being: Linda and Barry first starting jamming and playing music together in spring of 2013. From their first few jam sessions they knew they had something special going. As a duo, Linda sings and plays light percussion while Barry plays his guitar connected to two synthesizers linked together allowing him to play bass, piano, various horns and guitar all at the same time. Their unique sound and blending of R&B, Pop and blues make them one of the area’s most original cover bands. They also are working on their first original album together.
    Tickets: $0 No Cover
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM

  • Saturday, December 20th, 2014 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Your Enemies (Green Day Tribute) Performing your favorite Green Day hits in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Dookie, 10th of American Idiot, and 5th of 21st Century Breakdown!
    Tickets: $7 Advanced, $10 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 8:00 PM

  • Sunday, December 28th, 2014 6:00 PM Buy Tickets
    Jaycee w/ Bigg Rich, The Underachievers, Wil-D & Zero, Lumberjack Matt, Dee Dray, Rizzo, & GoHardKiss "Im 16 aspiring to be the best of the best in the hip hop industry. I have versatility and true lyricism. Check me out"
    Tickets: $7 Advanced, $10 Day of Show Tickets
    Door Open at: 6:00 PM