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Try as they might, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson just couldn't outrun one impossible-to-deny fact: The two are better together than they are apart. The push and pull between the Brothers Robinson is part of what made the Black Crowes great from the get-go. Chris and Rich Robinson did good work apart, but within the Crowes' nest, they fare far better. That's why, when the band regrouped last year for "Warpaint" and brought along new guitarist Luther Dickinson (of North Mississippi Allstars fame), expectations were high.

The band delivered on those expectations. And now, they've taken "Warpaint" on the road and included in the jaunt an extremely rare Buffalo club date, inside the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.) at 7 p.m. Saturday. Recently, the band has been balancing new fare like "Walk Believer Walk" against some classics ("Amorica's," "Wiser Time") and a choice blend of covers -- among them, takes on Bob Dylan's "Girl From the North Country," Gram Parsons' "She" and the Band's "Shape I'm In."

This is the show we Buffalo rock lovers have been waiting for all summer and early fall. Unfortunately, if you didn't purchase tickets early, you're likely out of luck -- the show is sold out.

-- Jeff Miers

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