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Rounding up Posse

Back in the '70s, Posse was a big band around these parts, performing a unique blend of music that mixed rock, gospel, country and some funky blues, too. No small feat that five members of this band went on to become members of Buffalo Music Hall of Fame.

Join vocalist Billy McEwen, bassist Joe Giarrano, guitarist Doug Morgano, pianist Jim Ehinger, organist Ronnie Davis and drummer Peter Holguin (who took over after the passing of Richard Calandra) for a Posse reunion show at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst St.).

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Gig picks

The praise is coming in loud and clear for Yukon Blonde. Called the best band of 2010's Canadian Music Week by Chart magazine, the band was also touted by CBC as one of the "10 Canadian bands destined to break." That's mighty high praise for this outfit from British Columbia that cites influences from the truly greats (the Beatles, Rolling Stones) to modern acts (My Morning Jacket).

Yukon Blonde performs at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Ninth Ward at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). Tickets are $8 advance, $10 day of the show (box office, Tickets.com, Allentown Music and Record Theatre.)

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