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The Neighbourhood leads Alternative Buffalo's Birthday Show lineup

Through Kerfuffle and Kerfuffle Before Christmas music festivals, Alternative Buffalo 107.7 fans have been treated to elaborate lineups that blend established indie acts with rising stars that have received station airplay.

But the Entercom station hasn't stooped any lower when booking their birthday shows, as The Neighbourhood, Joywave and Flora Cash will play at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.) for Alt Buffalo's fifth birthday.

Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 17, cost $35 general admission in advance through AlternativeBuffalo.com.

After welcoming Foster the People to town for the station's fourth birthday, Alternative Buffalo will feature The Neighbourhood, a California band that sold out Town Ballroom in 2016.

While the band's breakout hit was "Sweater Weather" in 2012, The Neighbourhood's two most-recent albums, 2015's "Wiped Out" and March's self-titled release, have both dented the top 10 of Billboard.com's alternative chart.

Frontman Jesse Rutherford, who dabbles in hip-hop solo material while maintaining his duties with The Neighbourhood, joined the band's four other members in an insightful interview with the Los Angeles Times in April.

Rochester's Joywave, whose status has grown rapidly - thanks, in part, to a gig on "Late Night with Stephen Colbert" - over the last two years, is a keen, locally flavored addition to the bill, while experimental folk-pop duo Flora Cash, a Sweden-based husband-and-wife duo, is likely the least-known of the three groups slated to perform.

*Related:
Smiles at Joywave's March 2018 show
- Smiles at Alternative Buffalo's fourth birthday show

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