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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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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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Former Kerfuffle Before Christmas act Dirty Heads has announced a return to the area for a performance 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). Fusing reggae, rock and hip-hop into a laid-back, summer-ready package, the rising Orange County group continues to tour in support of its 2016 self-titled album, finding success after sharpening i…

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WWE superstar Chris Jericho is set to bring his spirited metal band Fozzy to the area at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St. Niagara Falls). Beginning as a rather tongue-in-cheek novelty act, the Atlanta-based group, led by the passionate frontman Jericho (also known as Mongoose McQueen for those early Fozzy fans), has since turned legit, touring with the…

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Halloween night just got a little more interesting in town as Flogging Molly will bring its Life is Good Tour to Western New York at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St. Niagara Falls). Forming in Los Angeles in 1997, the long-running Celtic punk outfit shared its rousing new record "Life is Good" earlier this summer, the band's first collection of new mu…

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With the band's local summer stop not even in the rear view mirror, popular roots/jam act O.A.R. has already announced its next area visit at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The Maryland outfit recently celebrated its 20th year of touring and recording music, and in turn, released the career spanning double album "XX," a compilation …

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Queens of the Stone Age, 7:30 p.m. June 22, the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls), sold-out. It's not really fair to suggest catching a show when it sold out in less than 30 minutes, but the last time the prolific stoner rockers hit town, I was a freshman at the University at Buffalo. Without giving my age away, that was a long time ago. Point is, it may …

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The Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls) has been hyping up its latest show announcement as one of the biggest in the venue's history. They were not kidding. Queens of the Stone Age, the long-running stoner-rockers out of the California desert, will be making a much-awaited return to the area at 8 p.m. June 22 during the always busy summer season at the Niagara…

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Vancouver alt-rockers Mother Mother has announced a return to the area for a show at 8 p.m. July 14 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The band's sound has shifted drastically from its early days. Its 2006 freshman record "Touch Up" was a quirky, folk-rock debut ("hillbilly art-pop" as one writer so sarcastically put it) that only flirted with its fu…

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The Flaming Lips and Mac DeMarco are set to team up for a double bill at 8 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The long-time Oklahoma City psych-rockers kicked off the new year with the January release "Oczy Mlody," the latest edition to the band's long, ever-evolving discography. As for DeMarco, the Canadian songwriter with a rather w…

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T-Pain will return to Western New York with a performance at 8 p.m. April 28 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). Presented by the Niagara University Traditions Committee, the engaging Florida-born musician may be best known for popularizing the use of auto-tune, also known as a "Hard & B" style of music. His distinct vocals have been featured on d…

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Chart-topping rock outfit Blue October will return to the Western New York area at 7 p.m. June 8 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St. Niagara Falls). Formed in Houston, the group has become known for its melodic and emotionally charged brand of post-grunge. The platinum-selling group is best served to fans of Pearl Jam, Puddle of Mudd and Nickelback. Blue October con…

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Acclaimed avant-metal act Gojira has announced a performance at 8 p.m. May 16 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St. Niagara Falls). Known for intricate and highly technical compositions that never shy away from experimenting in unexpected genres and sounds, the French import will be making its Rapids debut to support its well-received, Grammy-nominated 2016 album "Magma.…

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On-the-rise rockers the Struts will perform 6 p.m. May 18 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). Earning an opening gig for the Rolling Stones without an album to their names, the retro glam-rockers (think the Darkness) have been labeled as one of the next-big-things to emerge from the UK. The band's 2014 debut album "Everybody Wants" was filled with …

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With rumors swirling all weekend, the hearts of local music fans skipped beat this morning with the announcement that The 1975's just announced tour a will include a back-to-back stop at 8 p.m. May 30 and 31 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The ethereal Manchester synth-poppers were one of 2016's breakthrough artists with the release of their sophom…