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3 shows not to miss (Dec. 8 - 11)

Ithacan Invasion: Volume 1, with Ithaca Bottom Boys, Toto's Magic Show and more. 9 p.m. Dec. 8, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $5.

Presented by the up-and-coming DIY space the Modeling Factory, the bustling bill is set to welcome a pair of Central New York acts to stage of the Allentown institution.

The Ithaca Bottom Boys specialize in a brand of rollicking, old-timey Americana while Toto's Magic Show should place the audience under a spell with its trance-like psych-rock.

For local support, folkie Timothy Corner will provide some intimate tunes. Lake-pop quartet Bryan Johnson & Family will finally resurface following a long hiatus, helping to remind concertgoers of sunnier times in the city.


Rubblebucket, 7 p.m. Dec. 8 in Studio @ Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.), $15-$17.

A busy night in the city will be highlighted by the return of Brooklyn's eclectic indie-dance act Rubblebucket. Its first local appearance since a Rapids Theatre gig back in 2012, the genre-blending four-piece is prepping the release of its forthcoming 2017 EP "If U C My Enemies," set to drop on Jan. 20. Mixing psych grooves, world beats and infectious melodies, Rubblebucket will leave Buffalo audiences nice and loose for the weekend.

Buffalo art-pop band dreambeaches, owner of one of the best releases local records of the year in "Habits," will open the show.


#Karrie: She lives for karaoke, 9 p.m. Dec. 10 in The Gypsy Parlor (376 Grant St.), $5.

The popular queer collective will set its sights on Grant Street for its next event. After a few rounds of variety-esque shows sprinkled around town, SHE LIVES, led by Vidalia May and Max Darling, will take over the popular West Side watering hole for a conceptual take on the sing-along experience. Performers are encouraged to dress to the nines and grab the spotlight.

#Karrie from She Lives on Vimeo.

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