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3 can't-miss shows: Deadwolf, Izzy True, Fast Romantics

Deadwolf, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5.

After sharing a handful of one-off songs since surfacing in 2014, the psych-rock act Deadwolf is finally ready to share its full-length debut.

Titled "Heavy Heart," the 14-track release was recorded by Deadwolf axmen Tyler Mendola and Cody Morse; Paul Besch over at Quiet Country Audio handled mixing duties. The retro-rock outfit dropped the album's first single and title track earlier this week and is currently available to stream on the band's bandcamp page.

Getting to Mohawk Place early will get you rewarded, by the way. The first 25 people at the door will take home a free copy of "Heavy Heart."

Helping the group ring in the occasion will be the always dependable bar rockers Handsome Jack and the up-and-comers Witty Tarbox (think a jammy version of Dr. Dog).

Izzy True, 6 p.m. Dec. 1, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $8.

Ithaca indie act Izzy True will be hitting up Sugar City for its latest local performance.

Last year, the Central New York act shared its latest album, the '80s pop meets '60s psych rock "Nope," on taste-making label Don Giovanni Records. The New Jersey based label has released albums from acts like Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Laura Stevenson and fellow Ithaca musician Sammus.

The band is no stranger to Buffalo, having previously played gigs at the West Side basement venue Curlys as well as the currently in-flux DIY space Dreamland.

On tour with the Izzy crew is the electro-acoustic artist Curt Oren. The Chicago-born, Iowa City-based musician's latest collection of  lo-fi experimentalism, "2%," was released in August of 2016.

Local punk garage acts MORBS and Jack will fill out the bill.

Fast Romantics, 9 p.m. Dec. 2, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar, $7-$10.

Lockhouse Distillery continues to be an unexpected go-to for under-the-radar great local and touring acts. Next up at the Cobblestone hotspot is a visit from Ontario rock act Fast Romantics.

Originally forming in Calgary, the six-piece has settled down in Toronto and released its debut LP "Afterlife Blues" in 2013. Led by the breakthrough single "Julia," the band's profile has been steadily on the rise. In 2014, the act was named Pop Group of the Year at the Sirius XM Indies. Last year, "Julia" helped the band win the SOCAN National Songwriting Prize, an award given to emerging songwriters in Canada. Other nominees included Andy Shauf, the Strumbellas and Tobias Jesso Jr.

Fast Romantics latest album "American Love" was shared this past April. Fans of Elvis Costello and Jarvis Cocker will find the Ontario group right up their alley.

The Tins will be on hand for local support, returning to Lockhouse after celebrating the release of its latest and complete change-of-pace EP "City Lies" back in October.

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