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1) Buffalo Marathon, 6:30 a.m. May 27 at Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.). Registration has closed, but it's free to enjoy as a spectator (and much easier on the body). Commentary: As someone who's run only a few miles at once in his life, it's hard to fathom the marathon distance of 26.2 miles. Ten miles sounds a little ridiculous, and that's less t…

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The Used 6 p.m. in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Tickets range from $29.50 in advance here, then $33 day of show. Alt-emo mainstays the Used will be joined by Akron, Ohio, up-and-comers Red Sun Rising and the Fever 333 - a new project fronted by former LetLive leader Jason Aalon Butler. The headliner's latest record, fall 2017's "The Canyon," peaked at No. 50…

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1) Thawfest, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. April 7 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). Tickets are $39 in advance here, $59 for VIP, which includes entry an hour before everyone else, plus rare beers and a selection of finger foods. Commentary: An impressive list of breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries will be represented in sprawling RiverWorks. Rochester's Iron Smok…

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Silent Disco Dance Party, 9 p.m. April 6 at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $25-$30. Between performances by buzzing indie acts (Wolf Alice, Superorganism) and returning new favorites (Upstate Rubdown), Friday night in Buffalo certainly has a fine mix of musical options, or a "good problem" as I prefer to call it. But for the sake of mixing things up, direct yours…

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It's been a dark few days for electronic dance music star Datsik, who's been dropped by his record label and has canceled the remainder of his Ninja Nation 2018 tour as a result of sexual assault allegations made against him by social media users. The Canadian DJ, whose real name is Troy Beetles, was scheduled to play Buffalo on March 30 in Buffalo RiverWorks. But Datsi…

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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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Philadelphia-born EDM artist Marshmello, a rising star in the genre, entranced the crowd on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018, in Buffalo RiverWorks, organized by MNM Presents. Marshmallow heads were prevalent.

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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…