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Mac McGuire

Mac McGuire is the former Editor-in-Chief of buffaBLOG


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Basement, 7 p.m. May 17, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa), $20. Rising British rock act Basement will be performing at the Chip Strip hot stop this weekend. The Suffolk-born group is touring to support its 2018 breakthrough effort "Beside Myself." The new record continues to see the group distance itself from its gritty emo-punk roots, a shift that first started to take for…

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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 Teenag…

Black Rock Historical Society's "Music of the Ages" fundraiser will be presented at 2 p.m. May 5 in the Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst St.). Hosted by Buffalo music historian and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame founder Rick Falkowski, the afternoon will see the dial turned back on the city's rich musical history to tell the stories of early rock musicians, radio stations an…

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Canalside is wasting no time in filling up its already busy summer schedule. Genre-blending jam band Twiddle and the Led Zeppelin tribute act Get the Led Out are the two newest concerts announced for the waterfront stage. Twiddle will perform June 29 at Canalside. The Vermont-based outfit continues to be a live music machine. In addition to a string of summer dates, …

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The reunited Jonas Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug 27 in the KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza). Although often speculated over the last of couple years, the trio of siblings will officially end their six-year hiatus from the road with the massive, just-announced 40-date "Happiness Begins Tour." The long run of dates, which kick off on Aug 7 in Miami, wi…

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The Shallows, 7 p.m. May 2, Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.), $5-$10. The freshman season of the Burchfield Penney's ReSoundings music series concludes with a performance by roots outfit the Shallows. Following in the footsteps of local songwriters Jacob Peter and Sonny Baker, the Shallows, led by singer and storyteller Joe Myers (Mr. Boneless, Oats H…

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Better stock up on tater tots. "Napoleon Dynamite" is coming back to a local screen this fall with some special guests in tow. The cult indie classic, celebrating its 15-year anniversary in June, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Riviera Theatre (67 Webster St., North Tonawanda). Following the showing, film stars Jon Heder, who plays the awkward title char…

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The Flaming Lips will be joined by the Claypool Lennon Delirium for a co-headlining engagement at 5 p.m. July 27 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). Last seen locally at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls in 2017, the seasoned Oklahoma psych-rockers will be back in the area to perform songs from the band's latest release "King's Mouth." Origin…

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EELS, 7 p.m. April 29, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $32.50. Eccentric indie outfit EELS will finally return to Buffalo after a prolonged absence. The long-running act of off-kilter musician Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) will take the Theatre District stage to perform tracks from the project's latest record, 2018's "The Destruction." Full of strings, samples, loops and…

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Philadelphia singer-songwriter Kurt Vile has announced a return to downtown Buffalo scheduled for 7 p.m. July 31 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Making his first local appearance since a gig at Babeville's Asbury Hall during the spring of 2016, the laid-back guitarist will be back in town as he continues to tour in support of his 2018 record, the drifting and intro…

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Marc Rebillet, 8 p.m. April 19, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $15. Viral electro musician and producer Marc Rebillet will ride his recent buzz into a gig at Buffalo Iron Works. The Dallas-born loop artist, better known as Loop Daddy to his growing legion of fans, has been spending the better part of the last three years gaining a cult following through sharin…

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Post-rock heavyweights Explosions in the Sky will return to downtown Buffalo at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Making its first area appearance in over a decade, the cinematic Austin-based act will be returning to the road as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. While the band has been steadily sharing building compositions that range f…

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Viking Moses, 7 p.m. April 12, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $7. Baltimore-based Americana outfit Viking Moses will be returning to the familiar Silo City grounds this weekend. The long-running project of musician Brendan Massei, Viking Moses will perform songs off of the forthcoming record "Cruel Child," Massei's fifth since debuting the act 13 years back.…