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3 can't-miss shows: dreambeaches, Mystery Skulls, Pine Fever

dreambeaches, 7 p.m. Friday, Duende at Silo City (86 Silo City Row), $5 to 10.

Two of Buffalo's leading indie acts will be hosting a reunion showcase down at Duende this weekend.

dreambeaches and Jack have both been missing from the local circuit as of late with members relocating out of the city, but the stars are aligning Friday, finding the pair of crews back in town for a special co-headlining event. Both groups sharing members certainly makes things matters easier.

If you need to get back up to speed, dreambeaches delivers a brand of head nodding art-pop that recalls the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, Animal Collective and Grizzly Bear. The four-piece's 2017 effort "Disappearing Act," was a highlight release from the scene that positioned the group as one of the leaders of the next wave of great Buffalo acts.

As for Jack, the fleshed-out project of songwriter Brittany Costa shared its latest album, the anguished "Alchemical Round," in early 2018. The raw record is best served to fans of Angel Olsen and Bethlehem Steel.

An improv set by dreambeaches' bandmates Andrew Kothen and Jacob Peter, billed as koko.peetz, will open up the evening while artist/composer Derick Evans will assuming hosting duties.

Mystery Skulls, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 at Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.), $15.

On one of the busier live music nights Buffalo will see this fall, synth-pop act Mystery Skulls will be setting up shop in Town Ballroom's intimate Leopard Lounge space.

The Los Angeles-by-way-of-Dallas electronica outfit will be passing through town as it continues to tour in support of its 2017 effort "One of Us." The recent collection of music finds project leader Luis Dubuc leaning heavily on 1970s R&B and disco influences to deliver a much groovier batch of tunes than what was found on his pulsating 2014 debut "Forever."

Fans of Chromeo, Holy Ghost! and Rochester's Joywave may be wise to put the Mystery Skulls show as top priority to kick off the rather busy weekend.

Opening up the evening will be sets from Nashville dream-pop act PHANGS and synth-driven dance-pop artist Snowblood.

Pine Fever, 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27 at Duende at Silo City (86 Silo City Row), $5

Popular busking folk outfit Pine Fever will be celebrating the release of its new record at the Silo City outpost.

The foot-stompin' Americana act has been a constant fixture Buffalo's live music scene for years, performing all over the city in any fashion and venue that can hold the act, but outside of a couple stand-alone singles, the band has only one proper collection of music in its catalog: 2013's self titled five-track EP.

That will change Sunday as Pine Fever will perform tracks from the new record "Long Gone," the band's first collection of music to be featured on vinyl. The group has already shared a couple tracks from the record, including the spirited "Bear Miss the Train" and the spaghetti western-indebted "Lil Iron." Both tracks are currently streaming if you wanted to dip your toe in before grabbing a physical copy over the weekend.

[Related: Pine Fever in a previous 3 can't-miss shows]

Akron, Ohio's Cory Grinder Band will be delivering a supporting set. The retro honky-tonk group's debut album "Cahoots & Other Favorites" dropped in the summer of 2018.

A special burlesque performance, curated by Sunya Steel, will also be featured.

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