Big Thief, 7 p.m. June 29, the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.), $12.
NPR favorite Big Thief is set to make a Buffalo appearance to support of its latest album "Capacity."
The vulnerable, folk-leaning indie rockers made quick work to follow up its well-received debut record, the 2016 highlight "Masterpiece," with the intense and angsty sophomore release. The new album is already being named one of the 2017's best at the half way point of the year.
Weary Brooklyn folk act Twain is set to open the show. The solo project of songwriter Mat Davidson, his latest release, the raw "Alternator E.P.," was shared last November.
Yonder Mountain String Band, 7 p.m. June 29, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $10.
Last seen delivering a double set at Canalside in 2015 following the last minute cancellation of headliner Sheepdogs, the rigorous road warriors (and Buffalo regulars) Yonder Mountain String Band is set for its latest local performance.
The genre-pushing bluegrass band has become festival favorite of roots, Americana and jam fans over its 17-year career. Back on the road in support of the just-released, spirited album "Love, Aint Love," the Colorado-bred group is following up the revitalized and self-produced 2015 record "Black Sheep."
Flatsitter, 3:30 p.m. July 1, Silo City (Silo City Row), Pay what you like.
It kind of feels like cheating to list an event within a grain elevator as a club show, but since opening to the public a few years ago, Silo City has hosted a number of fantastic, must-see musical performances, so let's just roll with it.
The audio/visual mind trip known as Flatsitter will be parking its Dream Wanderer bus within Swannie Jim's grounds to present its much talked about VR experience. The project has set up shop in places such as the Buffalo-Niagara Hostel, Hi-Temp and the Polish Library for its last few, so Silo City seems perfectly fitting.
Local musician Jim Abramson will be on hand and others are encouraged to join in the jam.
Story topics: Mac McGuire