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Hollerado, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, the Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $16 - $19. Since Waiting Room and its upstairs Studio closed earlier this fall, the Leopard Lounge, Town Ballroom's intimate front room, has seen quite the uptick in activity. If you have yet to check the space out, then maybe the latest visit from Hollerado would be a good enough excuse. …

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Long-time Buffalo favorite Sam Roberts Band is ready to end the year on a high note as it makes its latest local appearance at 7 p.m. Dec. 30 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The rootsy Canadian pop-rock outfit has played venues both large and small in town, from New World Records (RIP) to Canalside, since sharing its popular debut album "We Were Born in a Flame" wa…

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Start planning your summer 2018 concert season now. The Barenaked Ladies will return with a concert during the "Tuesdays in the Park" season series at 6 p.m. July 10 in the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater (450 South 4th St., Lewiston). The long-running Canadian pop-rock favorites will be hitting the road in 2018 for its "Last Summer on Earth Tour 2018," a string of dates …

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On-the-rise indie act Sylvan Esso will be visiting Buffalo at 7 p.m. March 30 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The folk-tinged, electro-pop duo out of North Carolina tiptoed on to the scene in 2014 with its self-titled debut record. The album boasted a pair of ear-candy tracks in the Feist/Tune-Yards hybrid "Hey Mami" and the slinky late night hit "Coffee." "What…

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Virginia Beach indie outfit Turnover will be passing through town, giving music fans an excuse to take advantage of an underrated Monday night in Buffalo. Emerging as an emo-pop act on the Boston-based label Run for Cover Records in 2013, the group has since slowly drifted away from its early roots to a more wistful, sun-kissed variety of indie rock, first seen on its f…

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Slowdive, 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $29 - $32. Seminal shoegaze act Slowdive is set to make a rare appearance in Buffalo as the group's comeback year continues to roll along. After reforming back in 2014, the Reading, UK act shared the new single "Star Roving," this past January, the band's first bit of new music in 22 years.  The track woul…

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The Darcys, 7 p.m. Nov.2, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $10. Glossy Toronto duo the Darcys is set to headline a Canada-friendly evening at the downtown music hot spot. The pair's most recent album, the '80s soaked "Centerfold," is a collection of synth-heavy dance pop that finds the group drifting away from its early moody guitar sounds. The shades of new wave and…

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Last seen in Buffalo in April 2016, the Mountain Goats have announced a quick return to town at 7 p.m. April 20 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). The veteran California-bred outfit, which features much revered singer-songwriter John Darinelle in addition to John Wurster of the cult-radio program "The Best Show" on drums, will be again on the road in suppo…

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Buffalo singer-songwriter C-West is set to deliver a homecoming performance at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in Sword of the Spirit (300 Kensington Ave.). The neo-soul singer will be returning to the Queen City to share songs about choosing right over wrong from his debut album "Hide and Seek." The funding for the project was made possible after the young musician landed a recording c…

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Buffalo garage trio Made Violent has been selected to open for White Reaper at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.) The rambunctious three-piece is prepping the release of its latest EP "Squeeze," which is set to be shared in early 2018. The EP's first single "Unamused" can be streamed below. The show's headliner, Louisville's hook-heavy White Reaper, w…

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Craig Finn with John K. Samson, 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.), $28. Last seen opening up for Titus Andronicus at a spirited Tralf Music Hall a couple of years back, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn will return to Buffalo in a headlining role at Town Ballroom's intimate Leopard Lounge. On tour in support of his new (and best) solo release, 2017's mov…

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The National will play a special event fundraiser at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Last seen in Buffalo at Rockin' at the Knox alongside Rufus Wainwright back in 2010, the brooding five-piece's profile has skyrocketed since its last local show, graduating from clubs to arenas and festival headlining slots. The Town Ballroom gig may be as intimate o…

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The Tins, 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $7 - $10. Since surfacing back in 2010, Buffalo indie trio the Tins has been tinkering with its ever-evolving sound over the course of five releases of hook-heavy pop music. The latest addition to the band's discography is the four-track "City Lies." The EP's pastoral and complete 180 of a fi…

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Rambunctious indie-rock trio Made Violent recently shared the music video to the new single "Unamused." The swagger-heavy new track will be featured on the band's forthcoming new EP "Squeeze," which is set to drop in the early months of 2018 Made Violent has received a considerable amount of attention since emerging from Buffalo a few years back, most notably via a b…

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Next up in Alternative Buffalo's "Low Dough Show" series (also known by its street name of "You Saw Them First") will be a performance by rising act the Aces at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). The NPR approved Utah quartet has been generating some nice buzz with its playful, synth-laced retro pop. The group's debut EP "I Don't Like Being Honest" w…