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3 can't-miss shows: Beatles Rooftop Tribute, Trombone Shorty, Dentist

Beatles Rooftop Tribute, 6 p.m. Aug. 9, Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), free.

One of Buffalo's newest traditions is gearing up for its third installment.

Hydraulic Hearth's rather popular Beatles Rooftop Tribute is back for another summer to shut down Swan Street and give audience members a stiff neck while rocking out to a night full of music from the legendary Brits.

Once again assuming the role of the John, Paul, George and Ringo will be the classic rock-indebted act Stoneflower, setting shop on top of the Hearth for two nostalgic sets to pay tribute to the Beatles' final live appearance in 1969, a surprise set at the band's Apple Corps headquarters in London.

Local musician Aidan McManus will deliver an intermission set to keep the Fab Four vibes following all night long.

Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Friends, 6 p.m. Aug. 14, Artpark (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston), $12-$17.

The Big Easy will be taking over Lewiston as the Voodoo Threauxdown tour is set to roll through town.

The evening will be headlined by ever-rising jazz artist Trombone Shorty along with his backing band Orleans Avenue as he continues to tour in support of his latest release, the retro R&B-inspired "Parking Lot Symphony." He was previously seen at the University at Buffalo's Center for the Arts as well as in an opening slot for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at KeyBank Center.

The traveling street party, touring the country to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Shorty's hometown of New Orleans, will also feature performances by fellow Crescent City outfits including the funk-heavy jam act Galactic, NOLA musical institution of Preservation Hall Jazz Band and genre-fusing collective New Breed Brass Band.

Legendary New Orleans musicians Cyril Neville, Kermit Ruffins and Walter "Wolfman" Washington are also set to appear at the spirited event.

Dentist, 9 p.m. Aug. 15, Electric Avenue (300 Ellicott St.), $5.

Asbury Park buzz band Dentist will make a stop at Mohawk Place's sister bar for a nice mid-week set.

Recently named one of the top bands at this year's installment of South by Southwest in Austin, the indie surf-pop trio has been having a pretty nice couple of years which saw the group record an indie cred building session with Iowa recording studio Daytrotter and be prominently featured on taste-making music publications and programs like Spotify, Stereogum and NPR Music.

Currently on the first leg of a two-month summer tour, the band is on the road to support its just-released new record, the hook-heavy "Night Swimming." Shared on Los Angeles label Cleopatra Records, the 11-track release is a collection of fuzzy jangle-pop and crunchy garage-rock that should appeal to fans of acts like Best Coast and Joy Formidable.

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