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Offbeat alt-rock act They Might Be Giants will perform at 8 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). No stranger to Buffalo with shows at the Tralf Music Hall, the Showplace Theater and La Salle Park over the years, the engaging live act will return to the Theatre District venue more than 10 years after last taking its stage. The longtime geek-pop (and occasi…

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Since 2005, the Town Ballroom has been a prime destination for just-breaking young bands and tenured veterans alike. You might see an of-the-moment EDM act one night, an underground legend or jam band the next, and an oldie-but-goodie alt-icon, a la Psychedelic Furs or Peter Murphy, the next. Town Casino From the 1940s through the '60s, the site at 681 Main St. was k…

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English emo pop-punk band Moose Blood attracted fans to Buffalo on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the Town Ballroom. See the fans and some shots of the band.

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Of Montreal will make its latest local visit at 7 p.m. June 14 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Led by the flamboyant frontman Kevin Barnes, the long-running indie psych-pop act is back on the road in support of its new album, the dance-heavy "White Is Relic/Irrealis Mood." Known for its over-the-top spectacle of a live show that once even featured a live horse o…

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Band of Horses has locked in its latest Buffalo show at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). After catching a number of ears with the release of its emotionally earnest debut, 2006's "Everything All the Time," the Seattle slow burners have steadily released a string of reverb-heavy roots albums. The band's latest batch of tour dates will continue to suppor…

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Rochester's Joywave has taken its danceable-but-eclectic alt-pop-indie hybrid from Western New York clubs to major stages – Indio, California's Coachella Festival and Chicago's Lollapalooza, for example – in less than a decade as an entity. Along the way, the band - singer Daniel Armbruster, guitarist Joseph Morinelli, drummer Paul Brenner, bassist Jeremiah Crespo, and key…

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Ska band Less Than Jake was thrust back into the limelight on Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Town Ballroom with Four Year Strong. See who relished After Dark Presents' show.

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Bay Area rock trio Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be rolling into Buffalo for a show at 7 p.m. May 12 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Since debuting in 2003, the dark garage rock band has released a slew of fuzzed out noise-rock meets rootsy Americana records. The band will be on the road in support of its January album, the menacing "Wrong Creatures." BRMC's …

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Sublime tribute band Badfish made its annual winter stop in Buffalo for a Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, show in Town Ballroom. See the fans who came out, plus some shots of the band.

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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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Los Angeles-based heavy metal band Black Label Society has been on the move for 20 years, and released an album called "Grimmest Hits" on Jan. 18. See the fans who packed a sold-out Town Ballroom on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018.

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On a tour to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its breakout album "In Loving Memory of...", the Big Wreck sold out Town Ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. See who relished a rare visit by the Canadian-American group fronted by Ian Thornley.

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Grunge-rock stalwarts Stone Temple Pilots will be making a special appearance in Buffalo with a show at 7 p.m. May 9 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Debuting in 1992, the Los Angeles-bred hard-rock act would grow to be one biggest of the decade. After lead singer Scott Weiland died in 2015 from an accidental drug overdose, the surviving members welcomed Dry Cell fr…

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British import Wolf Alice has announced its latest local performance, set for 7 p.m. April 6 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Previously appearing in town as part of the 2015 installment of the Kerfuffle Before Christmas and in a headlining gig at the Tralf Music Hall in 2016, the '90s inspired London act will be back in Buffalo to perform songs off of its September…