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'Summer Rush'

The Seneca Casinos has announced its summer concert schedule. Dubbed the "Summer Rush Concert Series," the events take place at various venues in the Seneca-Niagara and Seneca-Allegany casinos, including the Seneca-Niagara Events Center and Seneca-Niagara Bear's Den in Niagara Falls, and the Seneca-Allegany Events Center in Salamanca.

The Seneca-Niagara Events Center portion of the series will feature the following appearances: Daughtry, June 23; the Steve Miller Band, July 9; Paul Rodgers, July 22; Martina McBride, Aug. 18; and a pair of shows from comedian Jeff Foxworthy on Aug. 27.

The intimate, 400-seat Bear's Den hosts: Patti Austin, June 4; Tonic, June 10; "Oh What a Night: A Tribute to Frankie Valli," June 18; Ninety Miles, June 25; Dave Mason, July 2; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, July 16; John McDermott, July 23; Daryl Stuermer (Genesis guitarist), July 29; Leon Russell, Aug. 6; the Association, Aug. 13; and Johnny Winter, Aug. 20.

The Seneca-Allegany Events Center welcomes the Guess Who, Kenny Rogers, Tom Arnold, Melissa Etheridge, Big & Rich with Gretchen Wilson, and Ronnie Dunn.

Tickets for shows at Niagara go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday (June shows), May 5 (July shows) and May 12 (August shows).

For a full schedule, ticket prices and more information, visit www.SenecaCasinos.com. Tickets will be available at all Seneca Casino box offices, Ticketmaster and by phone at (800) 745-3000.

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Tigers break free

Here's one that shouldn't be allowed to fall through the cracks.

Tigersapien -- electro-rock mash-up ensemble -- is coming to Buffalo for a gig at Duke's Bohemain Grove Bar (253 Allen St.) at 10 p.m. Saturday. These guys are kinda scary, what with the tiger masks and the generally menacing aura surrounding their genre-bursting sounds. Part of the Tigersapien live experience is high-volume lunacy and a general air of art-electro decadence. This should translate rather well within the intimate environs of Duke's.

You can check out all things Tigersapien in various places. The band has its own app, which you can grab a glance at through kilbydesigns.com/tigersapien. Watch live videos and hear the band's recordings via myspace.com/tigersapien. And download a sample remix through prettymuchamazing.com/tigersapien.

For info, visit www.dukesbohemiangrovebar.com.

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Gig picks

Remember that every Saturday, beginning at 4 p.m. and carrying on until 7:30 p.m., Nietzsche's (242 Allen St.) hosts Celtic Sessions, performing traditional Irish music, and turning the front portion of the club into a living room in the process.

Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.) is presenting Crappy Dracula, Trusty Knife, Coworkers and Utah Jazz at 10 tonight. On Saturday, the club presents both early (6 p.m., with Sleep Atlantic, Storm the Day, Hal Jordan, and Anchor Me Down) and late (10 p.m., with White Bison, London Vs. New York and Velvet Elvis) shows.

At 8 tonight, the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.) hosts pianist Marcangelo Perricelli. Tickets are $25. At 8 p.m. Wednesday, the Tralf welcomes virtuoso guitarist Trace Bundy. Fans of Michael Hedges and Keller Williams should take note. Tickets are $12.

Thursday finds the Reverend Horton Heat and the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band teaming for a Tralf meltdown, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. Tickets for all Tralf shows are available at the box office and through Ticketmaster.

e-mail: jmiers@buffnews.com

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