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3 can't-miss club shows (April 6-9)

Modern Love, 11 p.m. April 7 at the Old Pink (223 Allen St.), free.

Since his passing in 2016, the lasting influence of David Bowie has been celebrated worldwide. Now it's time for the Old Pink's turn.

Presented by Shaken' Stylus, Allentown's go-to last call bar will be spinning selections from the mercurial musician's long and ever-evolving catalog. In addition, tracks Bowie-associated acts like Queen and Iggy Pop will also be sprinkled into the blocks of music for good measure

If that wasn't enough, Bowie movies like "The Man Who Fell to Earth" and "Labyrinth" will be screened throughout the evening.

The event kick off at 11 p.m. and if you have ever been to the Pink before, you know this will run late.

The Traditional, 6 p.m. April 8 at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.), $10-$13.

One of Buffalo's hardest working bands is gearing up to share is latest batch of music.

The raw and heart-felt emo act the Traditional is set to celebrate the release of the new, hook-heavy EP "The Queen of Heaven," which was recently released on Anchor Eighty Four Records. Audio engineer Jay Zubricky of GCR once again worked with the band to help finish the six-track release.

On hand for support will be nearly every band in Buffalo. Well, not quite, but supporting sets from Super American, Cooler, Younger Then, Southpaw and American Low's Michael Brady safely classify this bill as stacked.

Calvin Johnson, 7 p.m. April 7, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $7.

Founder of influential indie label K Records and member of acts like the Halo Benders and Beat Happening, PAC North West musician Calvin Johnson is scheduled to perform at Sugar City's Niagara Street home base.

The underground icon is currently on tour under the recently revived Selector Dub Narcotic moniker, a more party-friendly outfit that fusses awkward rhythms, electro grooves and funky riffs into a dance-ready sound. The band's latest album "This Party is Just Getting Started" was shared last year.

Joining Johnson will be a pair of Sugar City mainstays: the punk-funk powerhouse Mallwalkers and the whimsical wordsmiths of Welks Mice.

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