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3 can't-miss music events (March 23-26)

Ron Hawkins, 6 p.m. March 24, Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humboldt Pkwy.), $22.50.

Leaving his backing band at home for his latest Buffalo pit-stop, Lowest of the Low frontman Ron Hawkins will set up shop in a rather unexpected venue: the Buffalo Museum of Science.

The musician shared his latest solo record "Spit Sputter & Sparkle" last year, but don't be shocked if Hawkins sneaks a new LOTL track into his set. The beloved Canadian alt-rock act is currently working on a new album, its first since 2004's "Sordid Fiction."

Along with the special Hawkins' performance, show admission also will include access to the museum's new exhibit "Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World."

Set to open for the Toronto rocker will be multifaceted local singer-songwriter Sonny Baker, ready to share some music from his forthcoming new EP.

Ellen Siberian-Tiger w/ Mutual Friends, 9 p.m. March 24, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $5.

Previously seen playing with buzzing Berklee buddies Midnight Snack at Nietzsche's this past fall, the Philadelphia-based Ellen Siberian-Tiger will return to Buffalo for a Cobblestone District performance.

The former solo project of songwriter Ellen Tiberio-Shultz has evolved mightily over the years, quietly growing into a duo then full-fledged band as of 2014. Her feminist-driven folk-rock has  expanded to take on shades of orchestral, chamber pop as well as some plucky folk-punk, best exhibited on the now seven-piece group's debut album "I Can't Help It."

Joining Ellen and company will be Buffalo synth-pop quartet Mutual Friends. The quartet recently shared its debut music video for the blissful track "Instant Gratification."

Crunk Witch with Radarada, Coral Collapse, 8 p.m. March 26, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5.

The weekend's most eclectic bill can be found at Mohawk Place. Hailing from Maine, married couple Brandon Miles and Hannah Colleen, better known as the electro project Crunk Witch, has meshed elements of pop, rock and chiptune into a high-energy live performance. The pair has yet to see a venue it doesn't like, bringing its must-see shows to everything from arcades to comic-cons to the South by Southwest festival.

On hand for local support will be the veg-out hip-hop crew of Radarada and dream-pop act Coral Collapse. The latter recently dropped its new EP "Post New York" last month and would be best served to fans of acts like Beach Fossils and the rest of Captured Tracks' roster of artists.

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