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Long-time Buffalo favorite Sam Roberts Band is ready to end the year on a high note as it makes its latest local appearance at 7 p.m. Dec. 30 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The rootsy Canadian pop-rock outfit has played venues both large and small in town, from New World Records (RIP) to Canalside, since sharing its popular debut album "We Were Born in a Flame" wa…

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Start planning your summer 2018 concert season now. The Barenaked Ladies will return with a concert during the "Tuesdays in the Park" season series at 6 p.m. July 10 in the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater (450 South 4th St., Lewiston). The long-running Canadian pop-rock favorites will be hitting the road in 2018 for its "Last Summer on Earth Tour 2018," a string of dates …

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On-the-rise indie act Sylvan Esso will be visiting Buffalo at 7 p.m. March 30 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The folk-tinged, electro-pop duo out of North Carolina tiptoed on to the scene in 2014 with its self-titled debut record. The album boasted a pair of ear-candy tracks in the Feist/Tune-Yards hybrid "Hey Mami" and the slinky late night hit "Coffee." "What…

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Last seen in Buffalo in April 2016, the Mountain Goats have announced a quick return to town at 7 p.m. April 20 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). The veteran California-bred outfit, which features much revered singer-songwriter John Darinelle in addition to John Wurster of the cult-radio program "The Best Show" on drums, will be again on the road in suppo…

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The National will play a special event fundraiser at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Last seen in Buffalo at Rockin' at the Knox alongside Rufus Wainwright back in 2010, the brooding five-piece's profile has skyrocketed since its last local show, graduating from clubs to arenas and festival headlining slots. The Town Ballroom gig may be as intimate o…

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Next up in Alternative Buffalo's "Low Dough Show" series (also known by its street name of "You Saw Them First") will be a performance by rising act the Aces at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). The NPR approved Utah quartet has been generating some nice buzz with its playful, synth-laced retro pop. The group's debut EP "I Don't Like Being Honest" w…

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After performing at the Riviera Theatre earlier this year, Todd Rundgren will make a very quick return to the area with a show at 8 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St. Niagara Falls). With nearly 30 studio albums under his belt, the Philadelphia singer-songwriter, and clearly tireless road warrior, has been showing zero signs of slowing down. His last albu…

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Platinum R&B group Xscape will bring its headlining "Great Xscape Tour" to downtown Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 in the KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza). Earlier this year, the Georgia-bred quartet, which released its last album in 1999, announced a reunion that would see the original members of the group together for the first time in nearly 20 years: Ka…

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Every Time I Die is once again returning home for the holiday season. With its recent home base venue of Waiting Room closed, the local hardcore heroes' long-running Christmas party, this year titled 'TID The Season, will head down to the waterfront to take over Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.) at 1 p.m. Dec. 16. A new venue isn't the only change the must-see …

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A holiday tradition like no other, Kiss 98.5's annual Kissmas Bash returns Dec. 9 in the KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza). The radio station has yet to announce the lineup, but promises to share the list of national recording acts in the coming weeks. Tickets are $25-$85 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 (box office, Tickets.com or charge by phone at 88…

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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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The Headstones have announced a pair of back-to-back Buffalo shows set for 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Known for tackling some rather taboo topics in its music, the punk leaning alt-rock band debuted in 1993 with the ferocious freshman album "Pictures of Health." After temporarily breaking up in 2003, the group, led by vocalist Hugh Dillon, …

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Just days after delivering its latest local performance, Atlas Genius wasted no time in announcing its next Buffalo gig, set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10 in Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.) The Australian electro-pop act, led by the Jeffery brothers, is already a familiar name in the Western New York area after appearing in supporting roles at this summer's Edgefest: Part 3, o…

Goth-folk act Timber Timbre has announced a performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.). The eccentric Canadian group has been tinkering with its dark, mysterious and decade-jumping sound since releasing its self-titled debut album in 2009. Timber Timbre shared its latest effort, the swelling, synth-heavy "Sincerely, Future Pollution," this past…

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The recently announced HRVST Festival, presented by 103.3 the Edge, will kick off its inaugural run on Oct. 14 at the Culumus Festival Grounds (50 James E. Casey Drive). Slick French synth-pop act Phoenix will act as the headliner. After weeks of waiting, the rest of the lineup was finally shared, highlighted by a performance from Manchester Orchestra. The Atlanta al…