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3 can't-miss shows: Sleep, Sam Watts, Lazlo Hollyfeld

Sleep, 7 p.m. June 6, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $32.

Iconic stoner-rock trio Sleep will make a much-anticipated visit to the Theatre District venue.

After a self-imposed disbandment in 1998 following frustration and dissatisfaction with its record label, the critically acclaimed group sprinkled in the occasional festival appearance and reunion set starting in 2009.

In 2017, the band officially teased its impending reunion as it finished recording what would be its comeback record, 2018's universally praised "The Sciences." The punishing, yet hypnotic album is the long-awaited follow-up to the band's storied third record "Dopesmoker."

Opening the show will be a performance by Seattle metal duo Big Business. The sludgy pair is currently touring in support of its 2019 release "The Beast You Are."

Sam Watts, 4 p.m. June 9, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row).

Americana artist Sam Watts will deliver an intimate set of tunes down at Duende.

Now residing in Marfa, Texas, the former Seattle musician is the frontman and primary figure of the raw folk project Ghosts I've Met. The group's debut effort "From a Spark" was shared in 2011 and features contributions from members of fellow PACNW acts Modest Mouse, Damien Jurado and Fleet Foxes.

The project's most recent offering "Night Repairs" (2016) should appeal to fans of Gram Parsons and Jay Farrar (Son Volt, Uncle Tupelo).

Watts' acoustic performance will be sponsored by the UB Art Galleries in conjunction with the Anderson Gallery's exhibit, "Sam Richardson Intimate Landscape." The late visual artist is Watts' grandfather and the inspiration of the songs and stories that Watts will share during his Duende visit.

Lazlo Hollyfeld Play Talking Heads, 5 p.m. June 12, Larkin Square (745 Larkin St.), free.

If you have managed to steer clear of the chaos that is a Buffalo Thanksgiving Eve, then there is very good chance you have never caught Lazlo Hollyfeld deliver its annual Talking Heads night at McGarret's.

The experimental-rock collective's yearly tribute, which features many musical friends sitting in during the long evening, has been staple of the Elmwood Avenue tavern for years, but it's easy to miss these days if you are enjoying family time or prepping for the next morning's Turkey Trot. So thankfully, the folks at Larkin Square will be hosting a daytime installment of Lazlo's spirited take on the legendary rock outfit down in the bustling business district as part of its Live at Larkin music series.

The group's set is just the second installment of this year's weekly Wednesday lineup. Future dates of eclectic Live at Larkin series, which runs until Aug. 20, includes performances from Workingman's Dead, Curtis Lovell, John & Mary and the Valkyries.

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