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Hollerado, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, the Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $16 - $19. Since Waiting Room and its upstairs Studio closed earlier this fall, the Leopard Lounge, Town Ballroom's intimate front room, has seen quite the uptick in activity. If you have yet to check the space out, then maybe the latest visit from Hollerado would be a good enough excuse. …

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Long-time Buffalo favorite Sam Roberts Band is ready to end the year on a high note as it makes its latest local appearance at 7 p.m. Dec. 30 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The rootsy Canadian pop-rock outfit has played venues both large and small in town, from New World Records (RIP) to Canalside, since sharing its popular debut album "We Were Born in a Flame" wa…

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On-the-rise indie act Sylvan Esso will be visiting Buffalo at 7 p.m. March 30 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The folk-tinged, electro-pop duo out of North Carolina tiptoed on to the scene in 2014 with its self-titled debut record. The album boasted a pair of ear-candy tracks in the Feist/Tune-Yards hybrid "Hey Mami" and the slinky late night hit "Coffee." "What…

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Virginia Beach indie outfit Turnover will be passing through town, giving music fans an excuse to take advantage of an underrated Monday night in Buffalo. Emerging as an emo-pop act on the Boston-based label Run for Cover Records in 2013, the group has since slowly drifted away from its early roots to a more wistful, sun-kissed variety of indie rock, first seen on its f…

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Slowdive, 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $29 - $32. Seminal shoegaze act Slowdive is set to make a rare appearance in Buffalo as the group's comeback year continues to roll along. After reforming back in 2014, the Reading, UK act shared the new single "Star Roving," this past January, the band's first bit of new music in 22 years.  The track woul…

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Buffalo garage trio Made Violent has been selected to open for White Reaper at 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.) The rambunctious three-piece is prepping the release of its latest EP "Squeeze," which is set to be shared in early 2018. The EP's first single "Unamused" can be streamed below. The show's headliner, Louisville's hook-heavy White Reaper, w…

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Craig Finn with John K. Samson, 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.), $28. Last seen opening up for Titus Andronicus at a spirited Tralf Music Hall a couple of years back, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn will return to Buffalo in a headlining role at Town Ballroom's intimate Leopard Lounge. On tour in support of his new (and best) solo release, 2017's mov…

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The National will play a special event fundraiser at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Last seen in Buffalo at Rockin' at the Knox alongside Rufus Wainwright back in 2010, the brooding five-piece's profile has skyrocketed since its last local show, graduating from clubs to arenas and festival headlining slots. The Town Ballroom gig may be as intimate o…

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One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute, 10 p.m. Oct. 14, VENU (75 W Chippewa St.), $15-$20. If you still are looking to keep the party going after spending the day at the Phoenix-headlined (and recently relocated) HRVST Festival, then head down to the Chip Strip (you heard me) for a tribute to electronic titans Daft Punk. Since its debut in 1997, French house duo Daft Pu…

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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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The Headstones have announced a pair of back-to-back Buffalo shows set for 7 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Known for tackling some rather taboo topics in its music, the punk leaning alt-rock band debuted in 1993 with the ferocious freshman album "Pictures of Health." After temporarily breaking up in 2003, the group, led by vocalist Hugh Dillon, …

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Craig Finn is set to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Town Ballroom's Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.). Formerly of cult Minneapolis rock group Lifter Puller, Finn is better known these days as the frontman/lyricist of the literate bar rockers the Hold Steady. The passionate musician has been quickly building his solo discography since sharing his debut solo album "Clea…

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Julie Byrne, 8 p.m. July 28, Silo City (Silo City Row), $15-$20 After becoming a sleeper blog darling over the last few years, Julie Byrne's stunning new album "Not Even Happiness" has seen the former Buffalo-bred, currently NYC-rooted folk musician break through. The record has been included on countless best-of lists at the halfway mark of the year, and received a clu…

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Montreal's recently resurfaced Wolf Parade has announced a comeback tour that includes a stop in Buffalo at 7 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Town Ballroom (341 Main St.). The four-piece, whose members include busy musicians Dan Boeckner (Divine Fits, Operators, Handsome Furs) and Spencer Krug (Sunset Rubdown, Swan Lake, Frog Eyes), recently came out of its seven-year hiatus by ann…

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With this year's sauna-like Kerfuffle now in the books, one of last year's up-and-coming festival acts is ready for its next Buffalo gig as Toronto outfit the Strumbellas is set to return at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The two-time Juno (Canada's answer to the Grammys) award-winning band is known for fusing alt-country, folk and indie into a fest…