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Spoken word and musical provocateur Lydia Lunch comes to Buffalo with her noise-rock outfit Retrovirus for a show at 8 p.m. June 30 in Hallwalls at Babeville. A famed pioneer of the grimy downtown Manhattan No Wave scene, Lunch hit clubs and adhoc venues in the late 1970s with her band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.Backing the DIY performer are guitarist Weasel Walter, drumm…

Spoken word and musical provocateur Lydia Lunch comes to Buffalo with her noise-rock outfit Retrovirus for a show at 8 p.m. June 30 in Hallwalls at Babeville. A famed pioneer of the grimy downtown Manhattan No Wave scene, Lunch hit clubs and adhoc venues in the late 1970s with her band Teenage Jesus and the Jerks.Backing the DIY performer are guitarist Weasel Walter, drumm…

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Saturday, June 28, 20147:00 p.m.Rust Belt Books – 202 Allen StreetFreeIn classic used bookstore fashion, dusty, organized, and crowded Rust Belt Books on Allen Street is a place for discovery. Its narrow aisles feature titles of every genre and helpful staffers to assist in one’s navigation.Occasionally the Allentown business holds poetry readings, dramatic p…

The artful Buffalo collaborative ELAB (Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo) along with those at the helm of rising cultural attraction Silo City, are holding the third annual City of Night from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 28. This multimedia affair happens in the shadow of grain elevators at the edge of the Buffalo River. Last year, the event drew 12,000 revelers.The event incl…

The artful Buffalo collaborative ELAB (Emerging Leaders in the Arts Buffalo) along with those at the helm of rising cultural attraction Silo City, are holding the third annual City of Night from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. June 28. This multimedia affair happens in the shadow of grain elevators at the edge of the Buffalo River. Last year, the event drew 12,000 revelers.The event incl…

Three bands of identical vintage and geographical origin (late 1960s, California) hit the stage of Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on Tuesday night.Each of these incredibly deft ensembles earned their rock star stripes performing on the stage of the famed Fillmore in San Francisco – and then musical points beyond. Journey and the Steve Miller Band (billed as co-headline…

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Perfect, festival-ready lakeside LaSalle Park, at the foot of Porter Avenue, will be the place to be for soul food and music from 4 to 10 p.m. June 28. Buffalo is midpoint on the 21-city Kinfolks Soul Food Festival U.S. tour this summer.The lineup of live music begins at 5 p.m. sharp. Hitting the stage will be R&B superstars Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills, Chante Moo…

Buffalo

Perfect, festival-ready lakeside LaSalle Park, at the foot of Porter Avenue, will be the place to be for soul food and music from 4 to 10 p.m. June 28. Buffalo is midpoint on the 21-city Kinfolks Soul Food Festival U.S. tour this summer.The lineup of live music begins at 5 p.m. sharp. Hitting the stage will be R&B superstars Jeffrey Osborne, Stephanie Mills, Chante Moore, …

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“How you doin’ Albany?” shouted moe. guitarist/vocalist Chuck Garvey as he took a stage position with his headlining jam band at Thursday night’s Canalside Concert series. A wry reference to the faux pas made by Top-40 artist Shaggy at the same venue a week ago, Garvey continued: “Now they hate us.” Fat chance, Chuck. The crowd was…

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“How you doin’ Albany?” shouted moe. guitarist/vocalist Chuck Garvey as he took a stage position with his headlining jam band at Thursday night’s Canalside Concert series. A wry reference to the faux pas made by Top-40 artist Shaggy at the same venue a week ago, Garvey continued: “Now they hate us.” Fat chance, Chuck. The crowd was here for moe.: The sea of the band’s T-sh…

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Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (A.S.I.,) is holding its first “Spark” Cultural Awards event for those within the community, “who ignite arts and culture,” according to A.S.I. Executive Director Tod Kniazuk. He is seeking to re-create the size and art-honoring scope of the former awards luncheon that was helmed by Arts Council in Bu…

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Arts Services Initiative of Western New York (A.S.I.,) is holding its first “Spark” Cultural Awards event for those within the community, “who ignite arts and culture,” according to A.S.I. Executive Director Tod Kniazuk. He is seeking to re-create the size and art-honoring scope of the former awards luncheon that was helmed by Arts Council in Buffalo & Erie County for more…

The second of Artpark’s Tuesdays in the Park concert series – Widespread Panic – ended dramatically and early, with little to no panic. The show was to be two solid sets. Mother Nature had other plans.As the last strains of the first set’s ending tune hung in the air the weather shifted. Rain that had been threatening for a few hours began plopp…

The second of Artpark’s Tuesdays in the Park concert series – Widespread Panic – ended dramatically and early, with little to no panic. The show was to be two solid sets. Mother Nature had other plans.As the last strains of the first set’s ending tune hung in the air the weather shifted. Rain that had been threatening for a few hours began plopping down on thousands of dan…

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Froggy’s Inn has white curtains on the front windows and a vintage wooden door with three circles cut into the wood. A neat sandwich board proclaims that the kitchen is open daily for eat-in and takeout. Taken together, they are clues that this is more than a typical neighborhood corner bar. And this is no raucous watering hole.Located at Perry and Babcock streets with the…