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Virginia Beach indie outfit Turnover will be passing through town, giving music fans an excuse to take advantage of an underrated Monday night in Buffalo. Emerging as an emo-pop act on the Boston-based label Run for Cover Records in 2013, the group has since slowly drifted away from its early roots to a more wistful, sun-kissed variety of indie rock, first seen on its f…

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Buffalo singer-songwriter C-West is set to deliver a homecoming performance at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in Sword of the Spirit (300 Kensington Ave.). The neo-soul singer will be returning to the Queen City to share songs about choosing right over wrong from his debut album "Hide and Seek." The funding for the project was made possible after the young musician landed a recording c…

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A strong week at Niagara Falls' Rapids Theatre is set to kick off with a performance from the eclectic gypsy-punk outfit Gogol Bordello. Led by explosive frontman Eugene Hutz, the theatrical road warriors have been releasing a steady stream of culture-clashing records since forming in Manhattan's Lower East Side in 1999. The band's constant touring has taken it all over…

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Buzzing Philadelphia band Sheer Mag will be rolling through town at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.). The '7os hard-rock inspired punk group is currently on tour in support of its well-received new record "Need to Feel Your Love." The breakthrough album is a collection of 12 hook-heavy tracks, fusing retro riffs and power-pop into a swagger-filled packa…

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Originally scheduled at Waiting Room, the Living End will now be performing at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Since emerging more than 20 years ago, the Australian pub-punks have been honing its rock-revivalist sound, combining punk and rockabilly into a rollicking package. The salty act's most recent studio album, the rousing and …

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The hype for Buffalo emo trio Del Paxton’s LP “All Day, Every Day, All Night” has been growing as the much-anticipated album’s release – March 3 at Mohawk Place – quickly draws near. From premieres on influential pop-culture sites like Stereogum, the A.V. Club, Uproxx and Impose, to features, interviews and playlist adds by tastemakers KEXP, New Noise and Apple…

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Strictly Hip, North America's premiere Tragically Hip tribute band, will hold an ambitious month-long residency throughout January in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). The four-part residency will find the band tackling a different Tragically Hip album every Friday through January. For the first installment at 8 p.m. Jan. 6, Strictly Hip will perform a front-to-back …

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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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Rick Springfield is set to bring his "Stripped Down" 2016 tour to town at 8 p.m. Dec. 16 in the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). The intimate and personal performance will include interactive media and storytelling from the 30-year career of the hard-working musician turned power-pop heartthrob, as well as a post-show Q&A session. The Australi…

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Nearing the tail end of its fall tour, Midnight Snack is set to perform 8 p.m. Nov. 30 in Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.). The Asheville, N.C.-based, Berklee College of Music-bred indie outfit is on tour in support of its forthcoming third album, "Child Eyes." The album's first single, dreamy folk number "Magic," was shared earlier this fall. The on-the-rise group has an…

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After barely catching its breath, Night Slaves is back at it to share another new cassette at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.). The collaborative duo of JOHNS/Alpha Hopper guitarist John Toohill and longtime Buffalo musician/composer David Kane (Them Jazzbeards, DKQ) has been steadily releasing its brand of dark and provocative industrial music since e…

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Lazlo Hollyfeld is getting pretty good at this whole tribute thing. After sell-out sets taking on the catalogs of Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem earlier this year at Buffalo Iron Works and Mohawk Place, respectively, the long-time experimental rockers will once again tackle the career of the legendary NYC post-punk group the Talking Heads at 10 p.m. Nov. 23 in McGarret's…

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Saddle Creek all-stars the Good Life are set to perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.) Led by reinvigorated songwriter Tim Kasher, the long-dormant group returned last year with its engaging and angst ridden fifth studio album "Everybody's Coming Down." The record was a welcome return from the musician, who rose to popularity fronting one of the in…

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If the dizzying number of Halloween-themed parties has you looking for an alternative form of entertainment, the Mallwalkers has you covered. The West Side-rooted funk-punk collective is priming the release of its much awaited new album “Dial M For…” on Buffalo punk imprint Peterwalkee Records. And naturally, the stage-filling group has a proper party in the work…

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Austin's dreamy psych-rock quartet Tele Novella is set to perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.). After recently kicking off the East Coast string of its packed tour itinerary, the Texas four-piece has been busy road testing new material from its debut LP "House of Souls." The dates will find the group working its way south as it makes its way back ho…