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3 can't-miss shows: Turkuaz, mewithoutYou, the Beths

Turkuaz, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20.

Brooklyn power-funk outfit Turkuaz is back in town with a batch of new music in tow.

The high-energy nine-piece is fresh off of the release of its latest record "Life in the City," which dropped on Sept. 28. The album is the band's second release this year following its live vault recordings "401717" and first batch of new music since the 2015 concept album "Digitonium."

If it seems like Turkuaz has been in town often, that's because it has. Buffalo appears to be a regular routing spot on the band's frequent tour itineraries with performances at Larkinville, Nietzsche's and Buffalo Iron Works already on its resume. This past July, Turkuaz appeared on sophomore run of the Cobblestone Live music festival as well. Having some local roots certainly doesn't hurt either as drummer Michelangelo Carubba is a Buffalo native.

Opening the evening will be the Richmond, Va. instrumental act Butcher Brown. The group, which fuses garage, funk, jazz and punk into a groove-heavy product, will share its latest release "Camden Sessions" on Oct. 12.

mewithoutYou with Joan of Arc, 7 p.m. Oct. 8, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $18.

Last seen locally taking the stage at Town Ballroom in an opening slot for the band Thursday, Philadelphia emo stalwarts mewithoutYou wil return to town with an early week set at Mohawk Place.

With spiritual leanings that have often lumped the group into the ill-fitting Christian rock category, the shifting post-hardcore rock act is in the early days of its latest tour, this time on the road to share songs from its seventh studio release "[Untitled]." Set to drop on Oct. 5, the new EP is the meditative and melancholy counterpart to the band's chaotic August full-length, also called "[Untitled]."

Opening the show will be will be indie-emo rock outfit Joan of Arc. Formed following the break-up of the highly influential emo act Cap'n Jazz back in 1995, the avant-garde Chicago rockers are currently on tour in support of their latest offering "1984."

The Beths, 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at the 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.) $8.

New Zealand buzz band the Beths is set to make its Buffalo debut down in the comfy confines of Babeville's basement venue the 9th Ward.

The young group is making the rounds stateside this fall to share songs from its freshman offering "Future Me Hates Me," a debut collection 10 pop-punk inspired tracks full of energetic and irresistible hooks paired with rousing melodies. Tailor made for the sunny season, the Kiwi act's sound has been receiving a nice deal of buzz throughout the blogosphere. The record's single "Happy Unhappy" was even named a song of the summer by Rolling Stone magazine.

Fans of Sleater-Kinney, Courtney Barnett and Juliana Hatfield could do a lot worse with their Tuesday night.

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