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The Mowgli's return with a dose of sunny pop music

Tame winter or not, Buffalo can always use an infusion of warmth when attempting to transition into the city’s elusive spring.

This week’s arrival of Los Angeles natives Mowgli’s should help. Due to hit the Waiting Room stage at 8 p.m. April 14 — with support from fellow L.A.-based acts Julia Nunes and The Rebel Light — the vibrant cavalcade of pop positivity is rolling its sonic embrace into town at a time when most Queen City residents are begging to stow their North Face gear. Thankfully, the ebullient septet’s sound and catalog caters to people eager to sing and dance off their seasonal affective disorder, one hook-laden track at a time.

First introduced to many locals as part of last summer’s Alternative Buffalo Kerfuffle chaos, the Colin Dieden-led outfit has risen in prominence on both the explosive happiness of its shows and the infectiousness of its sing-along songs. Commercial hits like “San Francisco” join the twirling refrains of offerings like “I’m Good," or new single "Freakin' Me Out" to infuse crowds with an amplified sunshine. And after trudging through lake effect snow this early April, Buffalonians could use some rays, compliments of Southern California.

Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.). Tickets are $15 (

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