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of Montreal, 7 p.m. June 14, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20. Either they really love wings or the routing just happens to work out this way, but the folks in of Montreal are once again back in town for their nearly annual visit to Buffalo. Usually alternating between Asbury Hall and Town Ballroom, the Athens, Ga. psych-pop act will nestle back into the Theatre Dis…

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The Mountain Goats, 7 p.m. April 20, Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave), $25. Just over two years since last performing at the Babeville complex, the much revered lo-fi indie act the Mountain Goats is set to return to Asbury Hall. Band leader John Darnielle and crew previously played town after releasing a collection of nostalgic takes on pro wrestling in 201…

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Ugly Sun and Mutual Friends, 8 p.m. March 9, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $5. Ugly Sun and Mutual Friends are teaming up for a must-catch double bill at the Cobblestone hotspot. Rising from the ashes of the late great garage-punk trio Arctic Death, Ugly Sun finds the Crook brothers and longtime collaborator (and former Nelson Type member) Trey Ho…

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Operators, 7 p.m. April 14, Studio at Waiting Room, (334 Delaware Ave.), $15-$17 Even with his cult indie band Wolf Parade finally ending its hiatus to work on new material, Dan Boeckner has managed to find the time to take another one of his bands on the road. The busy Canadian musician, formerly of acts like Divine Fits, Handsome Furs and Atlas Strategic, is on tou…

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Ugly Sun with the Slums, Cooler, 8:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $5. Born from the ashes of acts like Mandy K, Nelson-Type, Father Baron and Arctic Death, Buffalo garage-rock trio Ugly Sun has made a quick impression since emerging just last summer. The group has shared a rowdy five-song EP titled "Cherokee," which was recorded with the always in-deman…

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Wren Williams & The Sons of Luther, 8 p.m. Jan. 6, 9th Ward at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10. Stepping aside from his bass duties in the melancholic dream-rock act the Leones, musician Wren Williams will premiere his change-of-pace collection of new music in Babeville's basement with his backing band the Sons of Luther. The young group recently shared the ne…

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A collection of Buffalo's finest female musicians will come together for a Ladies Night showcase at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 in Babeville's intimate basement venue the 9th Ward (341 Delaware Ave.). Headlining the evening will be seasoned singer-songwriter Grace Stumberg. Along with her four-piece outfit the Grace Stumberg Band, the songwriter has spent the better part of the decad…

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After getting a quick introduction to the Queen City this past fall touring with power-pop artist Mikal Cronin, indie crooner Calvin Love will return to Buffalo in a headlining role early this year at Babeville’s basement venue, the 9th Ward (341 Delaware Ave.), on Feb 1. The former Canadian punk artist’s debut album “Super Future,” a collection of playful, late-night num…