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Comedy

It’s a good week for comedy when rooms other than the area’s two main clubs bring in talent. Here’s what shows we’re eyeing up over the next week. Veteran comedian David Dyer returns to Rob’s Comedy Playhouse at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 12. Dyer’s most recent album, “Uncooked,” was released last year on top digital platforms, and he’s developed two web series, “The Sideca…

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Jazz Happy Hour with Susan Peters 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.). Free to attend. 21+ unless accompanied by a parent. Nietzsche's, the famous Allentown watering hole, is welcoming spring with free Monday jazz happy hours. Every week features a different performer, and on May 7, chanteuse Susan Peters takes the bandstand. With her husky voice and …

Food and Drink

Intrepid Travelers' Nietzsche's residency, Cinco en Mayo 9 p.m. at 248 Allen St. $7 at the door. There's a show each Thursday in May. Improv-heavy Buffalo band Intrepid Travelers celebrates its fifth anniversary as a band with a five-show residency in Nietzsche's beginning Thursday, with shows following on May 10, 17, 24 and 31. In his interview with The News' Jeff …

Columns

Five years ago, I attended a funeral for a friend who'd gone way too soon. At the conclusion of the service, that friend's son and his high school buddies played the Grateful Dead's "Brokedown Palace," and if there was a dry eye in the house, it certainly wasn't one of mine. Today, that band of friends is known as Intrepid Travelers, and as they launch a five-show weekl…

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Different Strokes, 9 p.m. April 27, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.), $5. Buffalo's premiere (and only) Strokes cover band, aptly titled Different Strokes, is set to return to Mr. Goodbar this weekend to deliver a pair of sets covering the influential New York City band's catalog. Featuring members of local acts Feverbox and Humble Braggers, plus a couple DJs from the…

Art

1) Trimania, 8 p.m. April 14 in the Tri-Main Center (2495 Main St.). General admission is $25 here, while single VIP is $50 and couples VIP is $80. Commentary: Buffalo Arts Studio presents a night of multimedia pleasure in the Tri-Main Center, with a wealth of live music, more than 50 art installations and a chance to meet many of the building's tenants planned. It's…

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Nietzsche's is the longest-serving original music-friendly venue in Buffalo, and the only club that has offered live music seven nights a week from its opening in 1984 to today. The club has been a major hub for the local music scene for decades, but here are a few things you might not know about the venerable Allentown institution. It wasn't love at first sight When…

Art

Buffalo poetry is having a moment. During the summer, the concrete chambers of a grain elevator at Silo City fill with the church-like echoes of poetry recited by nationally renowned writers and their local opening acts. Thanks to the work of new small presses and projects like Peach Mag and Foundlings Press joining a bevy of long-established outfits like BlazeVox an…

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Memories of late reggae icon Bob Marley were front and center at Nietzsche's Bob Marley Birthday Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. The Dreadbeats and Neville Francis and the Riddim Posse were the two main musical acts.

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First Ward, 9 p.m. Feb. 9, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $7. Formally of indie act Son of the Sun and occasionally of alt-rock cover band Kurt & the Loders, Western New York stalwart Zak Ward will bring his most recent project, the hard-driving outfit First Ward, back to the Nietzsche's stage. The group's debut EP "Live at the Raven" dropped back in the fall of 2016.…

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Aircraft & M.A.G.S., 9 p.m. Jan. 12, Lockhouse Distillery and Bar (41 Columbia St.), $5. The lively Cobblestone hot spot is playing host to pair of local heavyweights Aircraft and M.A.G.S., teaming up for a solid double bill to kick off the weekend. The psych-pop outfit Aircraft has been a staple of Buffalo's music scene since 2012. Fans of the quartet hope that …

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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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Intrepid Thursdays Week 1, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $5 I will be the first to tell you that jam is just not my scene, but the guys in Intrepid Travelers have a pretty cool idea up their sleeves for their month-long residency at Nietzsche's. Every Thursday in September, a different local musician will join the quartet to open the show. First up is …

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Modeling Factory Collective, 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.); $5. The folks over at this word-of-mouth DIY space are stepping up to present a collection of talented singer-songwriters. On tap for the evening's performances from area musicians including Joe Murray Myers (Mr. Boneless, Smokin' Black Tar, Oats Holy Roller) and dreambeaches' band-mates Jaco…

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In The Valley Below, 7 p.m. July 14, Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.), $15-$18. Sultry electro-pop duo In The Valley Below, which has made Buffalo a regular spot while on tour, will be back in town for its latest local gig. The Echo Park, Calif., band has been getting some major mileage out of its breakout single "Peaches," the lead-off track to its debut 2013 releas…