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3 can't-miss shows (Aug. 17-20)

The Harmonites, 10 p.m. Aug. 17, McGarret's (946 Elmwood Ave.), $5

Outside of some special events, live music is becoming more of a rarity at the Bidwell Park watering hole these days. Enter the Harmonites, a quartet of improv musicians ready to dust off the the bar's tucked in rear "stage."

Consisting of members of Antibalas, Sonny Baker Band and Lazlo Hollyfeld (the latter's yearly Thanksgiving Eve Talking Heads tribute night has turned into some truly must-see entertainment), the quartet has two sets ready for its late-night crowd.

Reed Turchi, 8 p.m. Aug. 17, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5.

Up and comer Reed Turchi is set to make a pit-stop at this downtown music hot spot.

The North Carolina musician, who specializes in a groovy brand of blues-rock that combines elements of soul, country and gospel, has followed up his busy 2016 with another batch of tour dates in support of his well received debut record "Speaking in Shadows."

Handsome Jack's Jamison Passuite will be on hand to provide local support.

Taking Back Sunday with Every Time I Die, 6 p.m. Aug. 19, outdoors at 301 Ohio St., $30-$40.

One of the season's must-catch outdoor gigs will be a performance from Long Island emo vets Taking Back Sunday. The group has continued to tour in support of its 2016 album "Tidal Wave."

The genre heavyweights will be joined by Buffalo hardcore heroes Every Time I Die, as well as Texas via South Carolina act All Get Out.

Previously a sell out, the promoters have decided to meet the demands of the people and relocate the show from Waiting Room's back lot to an outdoor stage down on Ohio Street, thus, more tickets have opened up for sale. All tickets purchases prior to the move will still be valid for entry.


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