Cloud Nothings, 7 p.m. April 28, The Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.) , $15-$18.
Cloud Nothings is back in Buffalo to make its most recent rounds through local music clubs.
Previously seen in town nearly destroying Buffalo Iron Works while on tour for the angst-heavy album "Attack on Memory" in 2014, the former lo-fi, Ohio indie act will be returning to the Queen City to support its latest album, the slightly lighter "Life Without Sound."
Less rough-around-the-edges as its last of couple predecessors, the new record, the band's fifth, was released in January, and despite its mixed reviews, the show is said to be a near sell-out so don't sleep on grabbing a ticket in advance.
Dwayne Gretzky, 7 p.m. April 28, The Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.), $10-$13.
Cheekily titled Toronto cover outfit Dwayne Gretzky (no relation) will set up shop in Town Ballroom's Leopard Lounge for a weekend kick-off party.
With a vast catalog of nearly 400 songs at its disposable, the party band is on quite a run in its bustling home town, selling out 90 shows-and-counting at venues like the Phoenix Concert Hall and the Horseshoe Tavern. Those catching Dwayne Gretzky live shouldn't be surprised to hear Bruce Springsteen and Alanis Morissette played back-to-back to or get caught up in a full on themed night of covers like British Invasion of Break Up Songs.
Opening up the show will be REM tribute band Murmur.
Roger Bryan & the Orphans, 8 p.m. April 29, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5.
Former Mohawk Place regular Roger Bryan is set to return with his backing band the Orphans for his first live performance of 2017.
The revitalized Americana group recently added busy guitarist Dave Calos (Bearhunter, Sonny Baker Band, Lazlo Hollyfeld, Applenium) to the latest version of its reworked lineup.
With the Orphans settling in as a four-piece, an alternate take of new song "WhyLife" was shared by the act earlier in February. The original version will be included on the EP "9nr," which is set to drop sometime this year.
Additionally, Bryan contributed a pair of solo tracks to the collaborative, home-recorded album "Coast To Coast: Recordings From The Bedroom, Vol. 1." The record features songs from musicians Ray Fulton (Wooden Waves), Sean Mikula (Besnyo) and Alex Berkley.