Underoath in Rapids Theatre
7:30 p.m. at 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. Cost is $32.50 in advance here, or $38.50 at the door.
Metalcore survivors Underoath return to town to headline a bill that also includes Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya and Limbs. The band recently returned from an eight-year period devoid of new music, and all reports suggests that the band's batteries are fully recharged, as the confidently powerful new album "Erase Me" underscores. - Jeff Miers
8 p.m. in Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Tickets are $26 in advance here, or $29 day-of.
Defiant, brooding, a little bit dark, wielding their instruments as if they are weapons against the impending encroachment of some insidious authoritarianism - yes, Black Rebel Motorcycle is totally rock 'n' roll, in both attitude and essence.
Marrying the swagger of the primal stuff to the edgy underneath of '70s art-punk and the gloomy grandeur of the best alternative rock, the band marks its 20th anniversary with its first Buffalo show since a now-legendary, sweat-bathed show at the Tralf in 2007. Pete International Airport will open. - Jeff Miers
2 to 11 p.m. at 21 locations around Hamburg. Here's the full schedule. A $10 wristband entitles each wearer entrance into the participating venues, as well as access to the music bus, which runs from 5 to 11 p.m. Five booths will be set up to purchase wristbands, including the entrances to Memorial Park, the intersection of Main and Buffalo streets, and the Bank of America on Main Street.
It won't be hard to find live music in Hamburg on Saturday, as Memorial Park is home to six bands throughout the day, as well as a cornhole tournament ($20 entry, registration at 4 p.m., tournament at 5).
Twenty other venues - from restaurants and bars to coffee shops - will host bands, too; find the full list of performers here, then browse the smiling faces from the 2016 festival, to the right. - Ben Tsujimoto