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3 can't-miss shows: Micah Schnabel, House for Safe Tigers, The Sea The Sea

Micah Schnabel, 7 p.m. May 10 at Matinee (698 Main St.), $10.

Old-school Mohawk Place staple Micah Schnabel will post up in the Theatre District's best beer bar for an intimate performance.

Lead singer of the Ohio alt-country act Two Cow Garage, the hard-working singer-songwriter will be back in Buffalo as he tours in support of his forthcoming new record "The Teenage Years of the 21st Century." The album's rousing first single "New Shoes" is streaming and should appeal to fans of bar-rock acts like the Hold Steady, Beach Slang and the Replacements, just in case you're giving him a spin for the first time.

Joining Schnabel in a supporting role will be local musician Roger Bryan. The crunchy roots-rocker is prepping for the release of his new collection of tunes with long-time backing band the Orphans. The record, still untitled, will drop in late August.

A House Safe for Tigers, 7 p.m. May, 11 at Buffalo Distilling Co. (860 Seneca St.), free.

Melancholic Buffalo act A House Safe for Tigers will be appearing in the Larkinville distillery for a free performance.

Featuring the core duo of seasoned local musicians Mark Constantino and Brandon Delmont, the autumnal psych-pop outfit is gearing up for what should be a busy summer. The band has been teasing the release of its sophomore effort "Space Between" since early spring, so expect news of a release show. If you poke around the band's Facebook page, you should be able to listen to a couple of teases of what new album has to offer.

Those new to the group will find AHSFT's lush, 2015 debut was one of the finest that the scene shared that year, recalling the likes of Brian Wilson, Brian Eno, the Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. Give it a spin here before heading down to Buffalo Distilling Co. for the real deal.

The evening will open with a pair of solo sets from Bill Nehill and Brad Solly.

The Sea The Sea, 7 p.m. May 14 at 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10.

The NPR-approved, indie folk-pop act The Sea The Sea will be gracing the 9th Ward stage as the now fleshed-out group continues to tour in support of its sophomore full-length effort, 2018's "From the Light."

The record, full of rich harmonies laced with flourishing and sweeping melodies, finds the Upstate New York band evolving from its stripped-down, early days as a duo. it recalls the likes of the Civil Wars, Milk Carton Kids and even Florence and the Machine

The band's profile has continued to rise since sharing the album early last year, landing an always nice Audiotree session as well as garnering positive reviews across the board for music collection. Next's week show in Babeville's basement may be the last time to catch The Sea The Sea in such an intimate space.

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