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Buffalo's biannual week dedicated to local restaurants is back again, as Local Restaurant Week runs April 16-22 at more than 200 eateries across the area. News Food Editor Andrew Galarneau laid the framework and provided useful links here, while Refresh Editor Scott Scanlon took the health-conscious approach, for which I'm grateful - I don't feel as obligated to include…

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Ithacan Invasion: Volume 1, with Ithaca Bottom Boys, Toto's Magic Show and more. 9 p.m. Dec. 8, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $5. Presented by the up-and-coming DIY space the Modeling Factory, the bustling bill is set to welcome a pair of Central New York acts to stage of the Allentown institution. The Ithaca Bottom Boys specialize in a brand of rollicking, old-timey …

The Igloo Music crew will host the April installation of house and techno music at The Gypsy Parlor (376 Grant St.) at 10 p.m. April 16. The eclectic and mystical West Side bar and venue has been home to Igloo once a month providing a night of tunes and grooves from your local favorites. On the bill will be Jillie Hutch, Chadlock and Igloo's own Rufus Gibson and John Patr…

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A former student was leaving town, and it was put up or shut up time on promises we’d get a drink together one day. He invited me to his local haunt after work, timed for a break in his packing schedule. Before the second beer I did the adult thing, and arranged for some solids to arrive, to soak up the ethanol. When the plates showed up, and we dug in, I started to recons…

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Iowa's the Multiple Cat will make an unexpected appearance in Buffalo's West Side on Nov 6 at the Gypsy Parlor. Led by songwriter Patrick Stolley, the cult Midwest act surfaced a couple years back with its first release in over 10 years, the eccentric pop collection of "The Return Of." The record is riddled with pop gems that are perfect for this out-of-character warm str…

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Late last month, Buffalo hip-hop artist Short Moscato dropped his debut LP “What I Forever.” Led by a gruff delivery and clever wordplay, the Good Hueman and Death Picnic MC’s album features a laundry list of appearances by some of the city’s finest MCs, including M-A, Dr. Ooo and Truey V. It was produced by fellow Good Hueman Wza of Radarada. After years of lending a hand…

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On Thursday night, the Gypsy Parlor (376 Grant St.) will be hosting the 2015 version of the Rap Round Robin, a touring Baltimore-based event that will touch down in Buffalo as part of a 47-city tour that will see the action travel all over the U.S. and Canada. For every stop on the tour, the event will bring along a roster of touring acts, as well as recruit local MCs fro…

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Don't let the unseasonably cool weather stop you from checking out the sixth day of the Buffalo Infringement Festival, which rages on through the week in venues throughout Allentown and beyond. Here are a few suggestions for today: "Perch'd on the Porch Potluck Picnic," 2 to 8 p.m. on the porch of the Ol' Wondermoth Co-op House The housing co-op at North Street and Elmwo…