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3 can't-miss club shows (May 5-7)

Made Violent with Sixties Future, 7 p.m. May 5, the Studio at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.), $10-$13.

A local show of the year contender is approaching as Buffalo's next-big-thing Made Violent is set to return to Waiting Room.

The gig should be a proper kick-off for the brash garage trio as it gets ready for a string of summer dates with Philadelphia haze-pop outfit Cheerleader. To add an extra dose of hype to an already buzzing show, the three-piece just announced an upcoming 7-inch, the first new music from the band in more than a year. The extremely well-timed update included a video for the single's A-side track "Basement Ghost" which was directed by frequent band photographer Andy DeLuca.

After going quiet for the better part of a year, the Rustbelt heartland rockers Sixties Future will also be making a welcome return to the live stage to to support Made Violent. The group's 2015 self-titled EP, four tracks of Springsteen meets the National bar-rock, was one of the best local releases of the year.

Buffalo garage-act Ugly Sun will round out the bill.

Hop Hop, 8 p.m. May 6, Dreamland (387 Franklin St.), $5.

Dreamland will be hosting the release party for "Mondo's Collection," the new record from solo backpack rap act Hop Hop

Hop Hop is the latest in a growing line of projects featuring the eclectic musician Jaz Frazier, having previously been a member of bands like Mink and Inquiring Mind, not to mention currently handling co-vocal duties in Mallwalkers.

"Mondo's Collection," the third release from Hop Hop, is the latest addition to the constantly growing catalog of indie music label Steak and Cake Records.

Joining Frazier will be the busy Buffalo MC Short Moscato and Always Cool Society member dev11n, while Shane Dupree will serve as DJ.

Hundred Plus Club, 8 p.m. May 6, the Attic in Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.), $5.

Did you know Mr. Goodbar has an upstairs venue? It's called the Attic and if you have yet to check it out, now's a good time because Hundred Plus Club is set to hit the stage.

The young group shared its debut EP just over a year ago, a three-track release of upbeat dance rock that fans of Tokyo Police Club would certainly enjoy. Admirable Traits Record, a local label whose roster includes acts Humble Braggers, M.A.G.S. and Tomoreaux, released the band's follow up EP "For You" last September.

Hundred Plus club will be on hand to open for indie rock act Younger Then, fresh off sharing its debut EP last month. The hook heavy Darling Harbor will also perform.

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