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3 can't-miss shows: The Tins, Front Bottoms, Halloween at Nietzsche's

The Tins, 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $7 - $10.

Since surfacing back in 2010, Buffalo indie trio the Tins has been tinkering with its ever-evolving sound over the course of five releases of hook-heavy pop music.

The latest addition to the band's discography is the four-track "City Lies." The EP's pastoral and complete 180 of a first single "Lifeline" is trippy psych-folk number reminiscent of acts like Dr. Dog, Akron/Family and Woods.

In honor of the new EP, the band will be hosting a release party down at the Cobblestone hot spot. Hard-driving rock act First Ward, the latest project of long time songwriter Zak Ward, is on tap to kick off the show.

The Tins will follow up the gig with a short tour, heading east through New York State, in addition to a stop up in Burlington, Vt.

The Public Presents, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $5.

Halloween parties are beginning to take over every weekend of the month so its time to get into the spooky mood.

The Public will be getting in on the scary fun with the latest installment of its ongoing "Public Presents" series.

DJs Sike, Trashcan and friends will be filling the Allentown haunt with a variety of scary movie soundtracks. Fans of John Carpenter, Angelo Badalamenti, Howard Shore, Ennio Morricone and more may want to make the trip down to Allen Street to get properly in the mood for the quickly approaching Halloween.


The Front Bottoms, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Garrison St.), $25.50  - $29.

After successful relocation of the inaugural HRVST Festival, plus the quick sell out of Every Time I Die's annual Christmas show, it seems like Buffalo RiverWorks is becoming a more viable space for music, especially now that Waiting Room has closed and the city is in need of more spaces to house touring bands.

Next up at the waterfront venue will be a performance by the Front Bottoms, making its first area appearance since playing Town Ballroom in April of 2016.

The witty, post-emo New Jersey act is on the road in support of its just-released new album "Going Grey." A copy of the record will be included in every ticket purchase.

Also performing at RiverWorks in support of the Front Bottoms will be British emo/punk outfit Basement and Minneapolis indie group Bad Bad Hats.


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