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Ugly Sun and Mutual Friends, 8 p.m. March 9, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $5. Ugly Sun and Mutual Friends are teaming up for a must-catch double bill at the Cobblestone hotspot. Rising from the ashes of the late great garage-punk trio Arctic Death, Ugly Sun finds the Crook brothers and longtime collaborator (and former Nelson Type member) Trey Ho…

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Dynamo, 7 p.m. March 1, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $7-$10. Last seen taking over Lockhouse back in October, the Nashville jazz/funk fusion collective (think a more R&B geared Snarky Puppy) will return to the scene of the crime for its latest local appearance at the Cobblestone hot spot. Comprised of a core group of nine musicians, the must-…

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Fun-a-Day 2018, Feb. 1, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), Free. OK this is cheating a bit because there technically isn't a proper event on Feb. 1, but rather it's the kick off of 28 straight days of creativity, better known as Fun-a-Day. The month-long event encourages participants to spend each day having, well, fun, whether that be through photography, painting, you …

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Deadwolf, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. After sharing a handful of one-off songs since surfacing in 2014, the psych-rock act Deadwolf is finally ready to share its full-length debut. Titled "Heavy Heart," the 14-track release was recorded by Deadwolf axmen Tyler Mendola and Cody Morse; Paul Besch over at Quiet Country Audio handled mixing duties…

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Com Truise, 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20-$25 It took a little while, but the electronic showcase finally settled on a new venue after having to relocate due to Waiting Room's recent closure. The New Jersey-based producer is now set to take the stage at Town Ballroom while in town to support the recently released new album "Iteration," which saw …

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Big Huge, 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $7-$10. Sugar City continues its recent hot streak by welcoming New York City act Big Huge to its Niagara Street  headquarters. The five-piece delivers a catchy and nostalgic blend of garage rock, punk and power-pop. Its just-released record "Cruel World" is a swagger-filled collection of fuzzy and upbeat rock …

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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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DYNAMO, 9 p.m. April 21, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $10. Lockhouse's eclectic winter concert series comes to a close as the Nashville band DYNAMO touches down in the Cobblestone distillery. The must-see live act fuses funk, soul, R&B and rock into an explosive package that has taken the band on tour nationwide. DYNAMO released its debut alb…

Modern Love, 11 p.m. April 7 at the Old Pink (223 Allen St.), free. Since his passing in 2016, the lasting influence of David Bowie has been celebrated worldwide. Now it's time for the Old Pink's turn. Presented by Shaken' Stylus, Allentown's go-to last call bar will be spinning selections from the mercurial musician's long and ever-evolving catalog. In addition, tra…

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If you're looking for entertainment at night while you're in town for the NCAA Tournament, we've found 10 events at music and comedy clubs within walking distance or a short drive of KeyBank Center. WEDNESDAY Coldboydjs and C.M.G. present: Roc the Mic, 9 p.m. March 15 at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., $10. For something a little different, catch this DJ competiti…

Music

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 works to pr…

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Even with the recent sweltering temperatures giving the city a brief yet welcome reprieve, Sugar City plans to keep you good and sweaty as it once again presents Soul Night at 10 p.m. June 4 at Milkie's on Elmwood (522 Elmwood Ave.). The seasonal dance party, which has taken up residency at the Elmwood Village lounge over the years, is the go-to event for choice cuts of s…

Comedy

Baltimore's alt-comedy group Wham City is coming through Buffalo on its 2016 comedy tour, playing at 7:30 p.m. April 6 at Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.). A collective of comedians, filmmakers and artists, Wham City has made music videos for musicians like Dan Deacon and Beach House, and created shows and specials for Adult Swim including "Live Forever As You Are Now with A…

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1) Snapcase, 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Town Ballroom (681 S. Main St.). Tickets cost $24 in advance or $28 day-of. Commentary: Whenever Snapcase announces a show, social media has a minor freak-out. The hardcore punk band hailing from Buffalo hasn't released new music since 2003 and performs so infrequently that practically every show is a reunion. So, tonight's 25th anniversary…

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Three wildly different takes on the endlessly adaptable and reconfigurable medium of fiber will go on display Thursday in Sugar City, which sorted though 15 proposals to fill its February exhibition slot and landed on a show it’s calling “Cut from the Same Cloth.” The show comes on the heels of Sugar City’s popular photography exhibition based on Buffalo’s Belt Line. Anot…