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An Elvis impersonator, a songwriter who died in 1932, and a wealth of fabled journeyman rockers are soon going to be stepping into the spotlight as some of the newest members of the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame's Class of 2017, just announced at a ceremony at the Buffalo History Museum. The group of musicians will be honored at an induction gala at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Ca…

Modeling Factory Collective, 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.); $5. The folks over at this word-of-mouth DIY space are stepping up to present a collection of talented singer-songwriters. On tap for the evening's performances from area musicians including Joe Murray Myers (Mr. Boneless, Smokin' Black Tar, Oats Holy Roller) and dreambeaches' band-mates Jaco…

Craig Finn is set to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Town Ballroom's Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.). Formerly of cult Minneapolis rock group Lifter Puller, Finn is better known these days as the frontman/lyricist of the literate bar rockers the Hold Steady. The passionate musician has been quickly building his solo discography since sharing his debut solo album "Clea…

If you ever find yourself in a career rut, one of the simplest fixes is changing the way you ride to work. (Check it — creativity experts will affirm it.) That tiny switch, the type that kicks your routine just enough to refresh your day, works fine if you have an office job. But when you’re a major music act – say, Lady Antebellum – taking an alternate route…

Fallsview is primed to have a busy fall. The casino and resort (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont.) just released November lineup is highlighted by The Who's Roger Daltrey, set to perform two shows at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 and 8. The legendary frontman will be on tour with The Who's touring band to perform classic hits from the British rock act's long discography as w…

Disco funk takes over Buffalo on Aug. 11 when the arrival of two iconic groups - Earth, Wind and Fire plus CHIC featuring Nile Rodgers. Earth, Wind and Fire is best known for 1970’s hits like “September,” “Boogie Wonderland,” “That’s the Way of the World” (1975) and “Shining Star” (1975). The latter two songs were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fam…

Former Kerfuffle Before Christmas act Dirty Heads has announced a return to the area for a performance 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). Fusing reggae, rock and hip-hop into a laid-back, summer-ready package, the rising Orange County group continues to tour in support of its 2016 self-titled album, finding success after sharpening i…

Pioneering country crooner. Influential songwriter. Mafia surgeon Doc Miles in the adrenaline-pumping “Crank” (and “Crank 2”). The legendary Dwight Yoakam has worn many hats under his signature-tipped Stetson, and it’s earned him a career of cross-genre appeal that his country music brethren could only hope to achieve. But the multifaceted concoction of artist…

The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame will announce the inductees in its Class of 2017 on Wednesday. The incoming honorees include a two-time Emmy nominated film composer and music producer, a world-renowned songwriter and a "Wild Irish Rose," according to a press release. The names of all 10 inductees will be revealed during a media event at the Buffalo History Museum, 1 Muse…

Mary J. Blige is the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, undisputed. In the course of her explosive show at Shea’s Performing Arts Center Friday night, she proved why. Blige wears her crown with poise, grit and stamina. She is most definitely music royalty. But first, a princess in her own right: Lalah Hathaway, channeling the husky-voiced spirit of Anita Baker and the tenderness …

JAZZ Matt Wilson, "Honey and Salt: Music Inspired by the Poetry of Carl Sandburg" (Palmetto). How cool is this? The relatively low repute of Carl Sandburg's poetry after his death took him out of the celebrity world he was always so conflicted about. (A white-haired celebrity himself, he once sarcastically instructed a Maitre' D to seat him at the front of a restaura…

1) Dierks Bentley, 7 p.m. Aug. 4 in Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien). Lawn tickets begin around $32, while further options can be found here. Commentary: Like most of the upper echelon of country musicians, Bentley flourishes because of his ability to work a crowd. Sure, his music has earned him 12 Grammy award nominations but consider…

ROCK Elvis Presley, "A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings" (RCA Legacy, 3-discs plus 119-page book) The enclosed book is one of the best written enclosures in any deluxe Elvis package. Lord only knows, then, why it's such hard work detecting who the author was of the terrific weekly chronology of Elvis' young life between 1953 and 1955. It turns ou…

CLASSICAL Morton Feldman, "For Bunita Marcus" performed by pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin (Hyperion) "You are about to enter a world unlike any other" writes Marc-Andre Hamelin, one of the best, most audacious and most significant of all current classical pianists, in the notes to this. It is, he says, "a universe of sound completely unrelated to the narrative, linear mu…

DARIEN CENTER – Kings of Leon exist for nights like this. That midsummer heat, that carefree romance, that looming doorstop of the adult autumn. The Nashville band brought its Southern summer charm to Darien Lake Wednesday night for tour stop showcasing its 2016 album “WALLS,” or “We Are Like Love Songs.” Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats opened wit…