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3 can't-miss shows: Hollerado, Spirit Was, Gus Dapperton

Hollerado, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20.

Canadian indie-rockers Hollerado will be making a final stop through Buffalo as the band continues to chug along on its farewell tour.

With its last show set for Dec. 12 in Toronto's Danforth Music Hall, the shouty Ottawa act will thankfully be back at the Town Ballroom on its "The One Last Time Tour" to support its seventh and final record "Retaliation Vacation," which dropped back in June. The earnest swan song is chock full of the Hollerado's spirited brand of power-pop riffs and life-affirming vocals.

"All adventures have an end and we feel that we have reached ours," the group shared on its Facebook page earlier this year. "We've had the best time, all the time, and now it's time to move on to other things. We are all still best friends in the world and will cherish every second that we got to spend playing music together."

Spirit Was, 7 p.m. Nov. 12, 9th Ward at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $8.

Brooklyn DIY project Spirit Was will be visiting Babeville's cozy basement space.

Rising from the ashes of the defunct fuzz rockers LVL UP, the expansive Spirit Was finds former member Nick Corbo delivering slow-burning numbers filled with doomy distortion. Despite sharing an early EP in 2015, the refocused project shared a pair of almost re-introductory tracks during the final days of 2018 following LVL UP's disbandment. Led by the oddly brooding "Golden Soul," the new material recalls likes of Pavement, Dinosaur Jr. and other distortion-driven acts of the mid-1990s.

New York City musician Sean Henry will open the evening. The grungy songwriter's latest effort, the melody-driven "A Jump from the High Dive," dropped on Nov. 1.

Lo-fi pop artist Ex-Pat will provide local support.

Gus Dapperton, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 12, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20.

Lo-fi bedroom pop artist Gus Dapperton will be making his local debut with a performance at the Town Ballroom.

Sounding like a cross between the 1975, Mac DeMarco and maybe even Frank Ocean, the dreamy indie crooner has been gaining steam since sharing a pair of self-released EPs and singles over the last couple of years, racking up more than a million streams on a monthly clip. Full with retro (and cheap-sounding) synths and drum machines, his buzzy debut full-length, the nostalgia-inducing "Where Polly People Go to Read," was released in the spring.

Glitchy soul-pop act Spencer. will open the show. The rising Rochester native's debut EP "Want U Back" dropped in September.

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