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Things to do in Western New York: May 23

Primus and Mastodon

6 to 10 p.m. in Artpark (450 S. 4th St., Lewiston). Tickets are $45 in advance and may be purchased here. Price rises to $50 at the gate.

Sometimes you just need a little metal in your life. There’s something reassuring about the meticulous rhythms, the thrashing guitars, the self-seriousness of the whole genre. It puts you in a different headspace. And chances are you’ll get there pretty quick with this double-metal-bill featuring Primus, progenitors of so much mid-90s rock, and Mastodon, in many ways Primus’ 21st century progeny. - Colin Dabkowski

[Related: The News' Sam Christmann interviews Brann Dailor of Mastodon]

Colored Musicians Club plays the Central Terminal

6 p.m. at 495 Paderewski Drive. Admission is $5, with free parking.

For the third season, the Central Terminal is opening up its magnificent concourse for a monthly Wednesday music night. The first event of this season features musicians from Buffalo's famous Colored Musicians Club, playing jazz that could take you back in time to the terminal's glory days. - Mary Kunz Goldman

[Related: Smiles at the Colored Musicians Club's 100th anniversary concert]

Apocalyptica

Doors at 7 p.m. show at 8 in Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Tickets are $35 in advance here or $40 at the door.

The Finnish rockers called Apocalyptica are touring in support, for the first time, of their landmark debut album, "Plays Metallica By Four Cellos."

The album was re-released on its 20th anniversary with fresh recordings of “Battery,” “Nothing Else Matters” and “Seek & Destroy.” Such sounds will take on new resonance in the relatively close confines of Asbury Hall. - Mary Kunz Goldman

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