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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…

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While Allen Street Hardware (245 Allen St.) sorts out its dance permit, back room fans can at least take solace in knowing that while the versatile space may be on a quiet side for the near future, it won't be completely dark. On March 6, Midwest musician Alex Kostka and a band of area folkies will nestle into the restaurant's intimate performance space. The introspectiv…

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Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.) is once again set to host a batch of local participants for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest showcase at 7 p.m. March 1. Last year, the popular web series, which invites touring musicians to perform an intimate set at the desk of "All Songs Considered" host Bob Boilin, reached out to unsigned acts from across the country to submit their own "Tiny …

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Sounds of simpler times will be filling the walls of the intimate 9th Ward at Babeville on Friday as a trio of Western New York Americana acts – the Observers, Pine Fever and the Younger Gang – will share the stage.Nearly a year to the date of the release of the band’s self-titled debut, the Allentown-bred Observers continue to carve out a special niche for itself as…

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Last Thursday evening, while Buffalo was bracing for another blast of winter misery, a small, yet loyal audience was treated to a wonderful evening of folk music at Mohawk Place. Most of the usual suspects were there - Sonny Baker, Damian - but the night was all about singer/songwriter Andy Pothier, who was celebrating the release of his latest album, "In Headlights." The…

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As has been noted across local blogs, pages and social media posts over the past week, many Buffalonians of a certain age still cherish 1993 AIDS benefit compilation CD “No Alternative” not only because it scooped them to bands like Pavement, Uncle Tupelo and Urge Overkill. It introduced many – including me – to a wailing dynamo listed as the Incredible Lance Diamo…