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


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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.…

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Orations, 8 p.m. March 29, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Nocturnal Buffalo act Orations will return to the Mohawk stage to celebrate the release of its latest collection of music. Since debuting in 2014, the quartet has been steadily sharing dark yet shimmering post-punk that recalls the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure and the Chameleons. Its fort…

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ReSounding: Sonny Baker, 7 p.m. March 21, Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.), $5-$10. Burchfield Penny's ReSounding music series will return for its next installment Thursday night at the Elmwood Village gallery with a full band performance by Sonny Baker. The Buffalo wunderkind, also a long-time employee at the Burchfield, has spent half of his life pl…

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Hardcore punk icons Black Flag will be performing at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). The nihilistic, politically driven Los Angeles act, whose 1981 debut release "Damaged" is widely considered a landmark record in the history of the genre, will return to the road after its latest reunion earlier this year. The band's most recent album "What the...…

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Built to Spill will bring its massive new tour to downtown Buffalo at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The beloved Boise indie rockers will return to town later this year, one of the 80 dates in the just-announced itinerary, as the group celebrates the 20th anniversary of its acclaimed record, the tight and accessible "Keep It Like A Secret," the fol…

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Greg Farley, 8 p.m. March 16, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Roots artist Greg Farley will be making a pit stop at the downtown music venue. Formerly a 10-year member of the Catskills-bred, Americana act the Felice Brothers, the working-class musician has since moved on to peruse his own solo project following his long stint as the group's fiddle player. While …

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Pinegrove, 7 p.m. March 7, Rec Room (79 W Chippewa St.), $18. https://youtu.be/oEWSccufu3c Emo-tinged Americana outfit Pinegrove is set to make its Buffalo debut at the Chip Strip music club. It's the group's first Western New York appearance since a sold-out performance in Rochester's Bug Jar in 2016. After a self-imposed, yearlong hiatus following sexual coe…

The Growlers' summer slew of new tour dates will include a return visit to Buffalo at 7 p.m. July 25 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Kicking off July 17, the popular California "beach goths'" 20-stop itinerary will see the group back on the road in continued support of its 2018 release, the gritty and return-to-form record "Casual Acquaintances." The alb…

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Action Bronson's expanded "White Bronco Tour" will now include a local stop at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The Queens rapper's 2019 batch of dates recently commenced this month as he continues to support his 2018 record, his fifth full-length studio effort since his grassroots days of of the early 2010s. The food-loving MC continues to star i…