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After previously rocking the Niagara Falls stage last spring, the Struts will return for a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 24 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The retro Brit-rockers known for an over-the-top, flamboyant classic-rock style (think the Darkness) shared its debut LP "Everybody Wants" back in 2014. The 11-track record is a radio-ready collecti…

Yo La Tengo will make its much-awaited return to town at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). The dreamy, eternally consistent three-piece from Hoboken, N.J., will be back on the road in support of the languid "There's a Riot Going On," the 15th submission to the group's nearly flawless 30-plus year catalog. The band's September gig will b…

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The Lone Bellow will make its return to town at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Previously seen in a headlining role at the Tralf Music Hall and as an opener for Eric Church at the then-First Niagara Center, both in 2015, the soulful folk trio will upgrade to the Asbury Hall stage for its latest local gig, an all-acoustic performance. T…

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If the Country Megaticket wasn't enough to satiate the Buffalo area's fans of the genre, then perhaps this announcement for early fall will rouse excitement for the coming concert slate. Kid Rock and Brantley Gilbert will drop by Darien Lake Amphitheater at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 on the Red-Blooded Rock 'N' Roll Redneck Extravaganza. Tickets, ranging from $39.50 to $129.50,…

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Hip-hop, modern blues, jam bands, indie rock, ska-punk and whatever it is that Vanilla Ice does are all represented in the just announced Canalside Live 2018 concert season. The 10-concert series opens June 7 at Canalside with the hip-hop duo Method Man & Redman with eight shows on the traditional Thursday night slot one each on a Friday and Saturday. Tickets will r…

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Garage-rock workhorse Ty Segall will bring his one-man acoustic tour to town at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). Few indie-rock musicians have exhibited a creative output quite like Segall since he emerged as a solo artist in 2008. With a discography of more than 10 albums, the prolific L.A. fuzz-rocker will be hitting the road to support his lates…

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Chart-topping MC J. Cole will bring his just-announced "KOD" tour to town at 7 p.m. Sept. 25 in the KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza). The German-born Southern rap artist is hitting the road to support the like-titled album, which was released earlier this spring. The record recently broke Apple Music and Spotify's records for most first-day album streams. …

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Offbeat alt-rock act They Might Be Giants will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). No stranger to Buffalo with shows at the Tralf Music Hall, the Showplace Theater and La Salle Park over the years, the engaging live act will return to the Theatre District venue more than 10 years after last taking its stage. The longtime geek-pop (and occasi…

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Enjoying live music on Tuesday evenings in the summer on a blanket with wine and snacks is a tradition for many in the Elmwood Village and beyond. The free Picnic in the Parkway Summer Concert Series, presented by the Elmwood Village Association, returns for another year, running weekly from June 19 to Aug. 14. The Tuesday shows, scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m., take place o…

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One of rock's most enduring groups may have just witnessed a major change to its roster, but that hasn't stopped Fleetwood Mac from announcing a Buffalo tour stop in 2019. The legendary band will play an 8 p.m. show March 26, 2019, in KeyBank Center. Tickets go on sale for the general public at 10 a.m. May 4, while American Express card members may purchase advance tick…

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Two bands whose place on the Mount Rushmore of heavy rock is assured will team for a gig at the tail-end of the summer concert season. Deep Purple and Judas Priest will take over Darien Lake Amphitheater at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 as part of 97 Rock's Back & Rockin' Birthday Bash. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. April 27 through LiveNation.com, Ticketm…

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The seventh annual Live at Larkin concert series boasts a mix of local and national acts across a spectrum of genres that includes funk, blues, Afrobeat, pop, R&B and indie-rock. The series kicks off June 6 and continues on consecutive Wednesdays through Sept. 5, with a one-week break July 4. All shows begin at 5 p.m., run through 8:30 p.m. and are free and open to …

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will perform at 7 p.m. May 31 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The Cleveland rap outfit emerged in the mid-1990s with its 1995 debut album, "E 1999 Eternal." The record featured the breakout Grammy-winning hit single "Crossroads." Last summer, the group released its 10th studio album, "Next Wave." The evening's opening acts h…

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Alt-country spitfire Neko Case will return to Buffalo at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Her latest local appearance comes on the heals of the announcement of the singer/songwriter's new album "Hell-On," her first collection of new material since 2013's "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You." S…

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Lo-fi pioneer Lou Barlow will be delivering an unexpected acoustic performance at 7 p.m. May 9 in Thin Man Brewery (492 Elmwood Ave.). A member of such influential 1990s acts as sprawling college-rock outfit Dinosaur Jr. and lo-fi side projects Sebadoh and the Folk Implosion, the alt-rock musician will be hitting the road on an intimate solo tour that will find him digg…