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Omaha indie-emo act Cursive will return to Buffalo at 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). The Saddle Creek Records darlings, whose influential genre albums "Domestica" and "The Ugly Organ" helped put the label on the map, are gearing up for the release of its latest record "Vitriola," scheduled to drop on Oct. 5. The album will be one of the first …

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Long-running alternative-rock act the Breeders will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Town Ballroom (681 S. Main St.). The off-kilter turned hitmaking side-project of former Pixies bassist Kim Deal continues to tour with its 20th anniversary "Last Splash" lineup of twin sister Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs and Jim MacPherson in support of its latest release "All Nerve," t…

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Rubblebucket has announced its latest local stop, set for 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Last seen in Buffalo performing at the Studio at Waiting Room (R.I.P.) at the tail end of 2016, the Brooklyn indie dance-pop pair will return to town to play tunes off of its forthcoming new record, the psychy "Sun Machine," which is set to drop Sept. …

New Jersey indie act Titus Andronicus will be returning to Buffalo at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.) No stranger to Buffalo after having played a number of local spaces over the years, the rollicking Garden State punks will be back in town on its "American Rock Band Tour" in support of its latest album, the jaunty, barroom rocker "A Produ…

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Beatles Rooftop Tribute, 6 p.m. Aug. 9, Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), free. One of Buffalo's newest traditions is gearing up for its third installment. Hydraulic Hearth's rather popular Beatles Rooftop Tribute is back for another summer to shut down Swan Street and give audience members a stiff neck while rocking out to a night full of music from the legendary Bri…

Twin Speak, 8 p.m. Aug. 17, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $6. Utica stoner rock act Twin Speak will be back in Buffalo and the timing is rather nice. The instrumental outfit recently shared its latest record, the dark, post-metal "Soulss," back in April. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that ran through the spring, the new album is also available in vinyl …

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Buffalo Booze & Brews Music Festival, noon Aug. 4, Buffalo Distilling Company & Flying Bison Brewing Company (860 and 840 Seneca St.), $10. Between the weekly Live at Larkin series, an upcoming Beatles Rooftop Tribute and countless lunch-time accompaniment sets for the business district's many employees, Larkinville continues to make a push to be the go-to local…

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Downtown Buffalo's newest music venue has wasted no time filling up its fall musical lineup. In a flurry of announcements over the past week, After Dark Entertainment's new space the Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa St.) added a number of shows to its growing schedule, including the Joy Formidable for 7 p.m. Nov. 9. The British indie trio made a splash with its 2011 debut re…

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Fleet Foxes, 6:30 p.m. July 27, Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston), $41-$46. Seattle's lush and harmony-rich indie-folk act Fleet Foxes will make its much-anticipated return to the area with an engagement at Artpark, the band's first area performance since 2008. Following the release of its triumphant second album, the 2012 Grammy nominated "Helplessn…

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Rising reggae outfit Dirty Heads will return to Western New York at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). On tour in support its latest album, the diverse "Swim Team," the southern California group continue to release genre-fusing records full of hip-hop, rock, pop and more into a beach party-ready package. Fans of Sublime, Iration, Pep…

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Resistance Dance Party, 5 p.m. July 20, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $5-$10. Transmission Dance Party's family-friendly counterpart is returning to Sugar City's DIY headquarters for an (early) evening of decade-spanning dance jams. For four installments and counting, DJs Jennifer and Bill Page's Resistance Dance Party has been providing a safe, all-ages space to br…

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KT Tunstall is making a quick return to Buffalo with a new show scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.) The Scottish singer-songwriter just shared a bill with the Barenaked Ladies and Better Than Ezra in a sold-out concert on July 10 at Artpark. She originally made a splash in 2006 with the release of her multi-platinum debut record "Eye to …

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Lazlo Hollyfeld, 5 p.m. July 12, Buffalo Place's Queen City Social (20 Fountain Plaza), Free. Long-running instrumental act Lazlo Hollyfeld will entertain the happy hour crowd at Fountain Plaza this week. The experimental post-rock band's performance, its first since sharing the stage with Aqueous at a New Year's Eve engagement at Town Ballroom, is part of Buffalo Pl…

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A Buffalo native will have a homecoming this weekend when the music of Boston and Styx, two of the biggest arena rock bands of the 1970s and 1980s, will be combined into one tidy package at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls. Los Angeles-based tribute act BOSTYX, with Buffalo native Glenn Jost on vocals and drums, will be performing two sets at 7 and 10:30 p.m. …

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Rock band Bush will hit town this fall with a concert at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 as the Fallsview Casino Resort (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls, Ont.) kicks off its newly unveiled fall lineup. Led by guitarist and singer Gavin Rossdale, the reinvigorated grunge chart-toppers, known for mega-hits like "Gylcerine," "Machinehead" and "Comedown," recently shared its seventh s…