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Big Huge, 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $7-$10. Sugar City continues its recent hot streak by welcoming New York City act Big Huge to its Niagara Street  headquarters. The five-piece delivers a catchy and nostalgic blend of garage rock, punk and power-pop. Its just-released record "Cruel World" is a swagger-filled collection of fuzzy and upbeat rock…

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Music festival season is quickly approaching, and Buffalo is getting a new one of its own. Cobblestone Live, a two-day indie-music festival, will kick off its inaugural go-around at 1 p.m. July 15-16 in Buffalo's historic Cobblestone District. "Cobblestone Live is loosely inspired by Brooklyn Comes Alive," said promoter/founder C.J. Cook of Sunbeam Entertainment. "A …

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If you're looking for entertainment at night while you're in town for the NCAA Tournament, we've found 10 events at music and comedy clubs within walking distance or a short drive of KeyBank Center. WEDNESDAY Coldboydjs and C.M.G. present: Roc the Mic, 9 p.m. March 15 at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., $10. For something a little different, catch this DJ competiti…

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The sixth annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, 10 p.m. Feb. 3, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $5. For the sixth year running, the Allentown music hub will host an evening to celebrate the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. It will be led by the rollicking alt-country group the CPX. Americana acts Leroy Townes, Ten Cent Howl and the Bear & the Bison will also perform r…

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After a decade-long break, Buffalo's BeArthur will reunite for a one-night only concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 26 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). For the band's first public performance in 10 years, the original eight member lineup, now scattered across the country, will play tracks from its 2006 debut record "Welcome to the Ongoing," the never heard sophomore follow-…

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Canada's greatest power-pop export, Sloan, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its biggest-selling album, the nigh-on-flawless "One Chord to Another," at 8 p.m. Nov. 19 in Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketfly.com and Buffaloironworks.com. ($22.50 advance, $27 day-of-show, 18 and over admitted). email: jmiers@buffnews.com

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While chances are slim that Radiohead passes through Buffalo when the band inevitably hits the road in support of its recently released new album "A Moon Shaped Pool," Lazlo Hollyfeld will treat Buffalo to the next best thing at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.) at 8 p.m. May 20. The Queen City's long-running instrumental rock act, who over the years has been known …

Last week, Dopapod kicked off its spring tour with a killer rendering of the diabolical Rush instrumental “YYZ” at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. This was a gift to fans who’ve been clamoring for a cover of this tricky piece for several years, via the band’s Twitter-based fan group, DopaFam. Perhaps taking this playful, yet profound opening gambit as a positive o…

Last week, Dopapod kicked off its spring tour with a killer rendering of the diabolical Rush instrumental “YYZ” at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. This was a gift to fans who’ve been clamoring for a cover of this tricky piece for several years, via the band’s Twitter-based fan group, DopaFam. Perhaps taking this playful, yet profound opening gambit as a positive o…

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Selwyn Birchwood isn’t the first teenage guitarist to be inspired by Jimi Hendrix’s foray into the blues, and he certainly won’t be the last. But as a 13-year-old kid growing up in Tampa, Fla. in the late-1990s, Birchwood found Hendrix’s work to be a life-altering epiphany. It would illuminate his career path; push him toward the sounds of fellow guitar legends A…

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Actor Kiefer Sutherland will show another part of his creative side when he performs a concert at 8 p.m. May 16 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). At the concert, expect to hear material from his soon-to-be released album "Down In A Hole," which features 11 songs Sutherland has said are "the closest thing I've ever had to a journal or diary." "All of these songs ar…

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The band Buckwheat Zydeco, led by Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr., offers an experience of both living history and one of the most danceable, energetic music genres ever. Get to Buffalo Iron Works for a show at 9 p.m. Saturday to see for yourself. Dural was exposed to rustic forms of zydeco at an early age, and through multiple generations. He rejected it, and started p…

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Despite its ongoing resurgence, Buffalo is still a city where residents and visitors alike can stumble into an amazing live show with little to no resistance. No lines; no “sorry, sold out” from ticket offices or entry cashiers. Just barroom and club talent booked for those interested enough to walk in, occupy some open space and sway to the sounds. The Sadies show Fr…

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To call Toronto’s Sadies chameleonic would suggest the band's adept at adjusting to its surroundings. But this would be misleading. Throughout the band's accomplished 20-year career, sibling guitar marvels Dallas and Travis Good, bassist Sean Dean, and drummer Mike Bilitsky haven’t had to amend their style to fit in anywhere. They’ve simply been able to use their si…

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The ninth annual Mardi Gras Jam takes place at 7 p.m. Friday in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), and in keeping with the established tradition of the event, some serious New Orleans talent will join forces with roots musicians in our region to underscore the fact that we are all tied to the birthplace of American music every time we commit to getting funky and soulful…