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Buffalo Riverworks (359 Ganson St.) will welcome Descendents to its versatile waterfront space at 7 p.m. Aug 3. Originally forming in the late '70s, the So-Cal pop-punk godfathers continue to make the most of its  latest reunion. In 2016, the genre icons released the well-received "Hypercaffium Spazzinate," the band's first full-length album in 12 years, and have been o…

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The puck drops at 4 p.m. Sunday for the 11th annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament at Buffalo RiverWorks. For the first time ever, the event will return as two tournaments, with the second larger tournament running from Thursday, Feb. 15 through Feb. 18. Sunday's tournament will be a one-day, all-weather event for more than 200 players who will skate on s…

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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 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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Following in the footsteps of a legend is never easy, but professional wrestler Cody Rhodes is definitely marking his own path. The son of Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes, Cody spent years watching WWE recruiting and developing independent and international talent. Cody went the other way, leaving the company last year to forge his own path in American promotions like Ring of H…

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The Front Bottoms' latest batch of tour dates includes a return to Buffalo at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). The witty, post-emo act out of New Jersey is hitting the road in support of its just-announced album "Going Grey," which is set to drop on Oct. 13. The album's first single "Raining" is currently available to stream. Last seen in Buf…

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New York City has the Statue of Liberty, a beacon of welcome to newcomers. Buffalo has the Labatt Blue six pack. The towering beer cans loom over RiverWorks, the complex at 359 Ganson St. on the banks of the Buffalo River. The 100 Things adventure swung by them on a summer adventure, kayaking on the river. Now we're back for a winter wonder. From Feb. 17 through 1…

Passionate hockey fans and amateur players will kick off the 10th annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament Feb. 17 to 19 at the Buffalo RiverWorks entertainment complex on Ganson Street. The three-day tournament will feature 144 teams with seven players each. Registration is set for noon Wednesday through Saturday. Team captains may register their full compleme…

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Thawfest 6 to 9 p.m. April 8 Buffalo RiverWorks 359 Ganson St. (342-2292) Despite the recent bout of April snow, organizers will be celebrating the imminent arrival of a proper spring with the inaugural Thawfest. More than 20 wineries, distilleries and breweries from around the area will be featured. A list of participating vendors can be viewed here. “We started Thawfes…

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April Fools! There are still only 10 events on the list. Sorry. 1) Edible Book Festival, 3 to 6 p.m. April 2 in WNY Book Arts Center (468 Washington St.). Cost is $5 cash at the door, or $3 for WNYBAC members. Commentary: I like including the WNY Book Arts Center in The 10 because it really must be an uphill marketing battle to go by the same initials as Buffalo Athlet…

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1) Polish Happy Hour, 5 to 11 p.m. Jan 8 at 33 Speakeasy Grill (3455 Genesee St.). Free to attend, and free food is included. Commentary: Free admission if your last name ends with "-ski"! Just kidding. Everyone gets free admission. The Polish cultural event is valuable for several reasons, like embracing traditional drinks, powering through free food, Krupnik, meeting pe…

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Dave Coulier calls himself a “glorified birthday clown,” but he’s not in that mode. It’ll happen, and happen soon, but first he’s got some photos to snap.On a crisp and piercingly bright Thursday morning, Coulier’s black canvas shoes have barely crunched the gravel of the Buffalo RiverWorks parking lot before he pulls out his phone to carefully frame a shot of the ruins of…

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German food, beer and live entertainment will be in the spotlight at Buffalo RiverWorks’ first Oktoberfest on Oct. 3.“Buffalo has a very proud German tradition and this event is designed to celebrate the people, the culture, and the food and drink that many German immigrants brought to the Western New York area years ago,” event organizer Kevin Townsell said in a release. …

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Whenever Dyngus Day approaches -- and it arrives on Monday, legitimate extension of the weekend -- Anderson Cooper's reaction to the Polish festival in 2012 is mandatory viewing. If you're short on time, fast forward to 1:42 in the video below. [bn_youtube id="6hRG2WHFFm8"] [Also, remember, Anderson Cooper has promised to one day visit a Buffalo Dyngus Day, as some local…