Buffalo’s Mohawk Place has been the staple of the City’s music scene for over 26 years. After closing its doors in January 2013, and breaking the hearts of local concert goers, Buffalo’s Mohawk Place has been brought back to life without losing a second of it’s trend setting charm.
New owner, Richard Platt, has reopened the historic music venue one year seven months and 30 days later with some small modifications. He’s fixed the bar, floors, fixtures, sound and lights, doing most of the work himself. He’s taken care of some technical issues while keeping the place its same shot and beer dive bar. Along with keeping the hip, old school vibes, Platt has brought back Mohawk Place’s original booker, Marty Boratin.
“This is the type of dive you want to play on tour. Marty (booking), Ballsy (bouncer), Tony (engineer), and Tim (bartender) were all 100% cool. Decent-sized stage. Great stage sound. Tony is one of the nicest sound techs you’ll ever meet, plus he’s a musician so he understands mixing better than most. They gave us a door cut, but the bouncer even kicked in a few bucks because it was a slow night. Those kinds of people. It was an off night, one local bailed DOS, and another left after their set, but it was our first time to Buffalo and we will definitely play here again. Just try to coordinate your locals with some savvy.”
“First show in Buffalo, and I don’t think you can ask for a better place to play. The staff was excellent. A friend in town hooked us up with two good locals and their crowds were awesome. Our pay was more than fair and we sold a lot of merch. Play here if you can, but make sure locals are involved. OH, and the sound and lighting were both pro. Best stop on our tour.”