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3 can't-miss shows: Viking Moses, Single Mothers, Jeremy Enigk

Viking Moses, 7 p.m. April 12, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $7.

Baltimore-based Americana outfit Viking Moses will be returning to the familiar Silo City grounds this weekend.

The long-running project of musician Brendan Massei, Viking Moses will perform songs off of the forthcoming record "Cruel Child," Massei's fifth since debuting the act 13 years back. His dark and bleak brand of folk recalls the likes of Mark Lanegan, Will Oldham and Tom Waits.

While this may be his first go-around at Duende, Massei is no stranger to the city's grain elevators. The musician filmed an early installment of the Silo Session video series with Duende barkeep and sessions co-founder Kevin O'Brien Cain a handful of years back. Check out the clip here.

Providing local support will be roots artist Jungle Steve and Boston avant-garde folk musician Max Kennedy.

Single Mothers, 7 p.m. April 14, the Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa St.), $12.

Raucous post-hardcore act Single Mothers is returning to downtown Buffalo, this time with its eyes set on Chippewa's Rec Room.

Previously seen delivering a loud and brash set on the Waiting Room (RIP) stage a couple of years back, the gritty Canadian bar-rockers will be back in town to perform songs from its rather angry 2018 effort "Through a Wall." Those new to the northern neighbors may hear some early Hold Steady, Touché Amoré and Japandroids in the band's angst-ridden songs.

Boston punks and tour mates Rebuilder will also be performing with local support provided by the Eaves and Worse Things.

Jeremy Enigk, 7:30 p.m. April 16, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $16.

Singer-songwriter Jeremy Enigk will be performing at the downtown Buffalo hot spot next week.

Originally the frontman for influential emo-punk act Sunny Day Real Estate (and later on the Fire Theft), the Pacific Northwest musician has been building his solo discography since leaving his former band in 1996. His debut record "Return of the Frog Queen" finds the artist delivering a collection of lush, orchestral pop, a drastic left field turn from SDRE's visceral and gnarled melodies.

Enigk is back on the road to continue to support his 2017 effort "Ghosts." His 2019 itinerary will be the first time he has played the material live with a full backing band.

Opening the show will be Seattle music staple and celebrated folk artist Tomo Nakayama. His most recent offering ""Pieces of Sky" was shared in 2017.

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