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Even more flair has been added to the second annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival, scheduled for Aug. 26 at Silo City (100 Silo City Row; ticket details here). Griselda Records rapper Benny the Butcher has been announced as the headliner for a show that includes 35 bands, more than 20 art installations, a film festival led by Bak USA and more, such as food truck…

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It was a strange night at Canalside Live on Thursday with the previously advertised headliner Arrested Development was jettisoned from the headlining slot, leading to confusion with concertgoers and the band. Once word spread that Arrested Development was going on early (the band took the stage at 7 p.m. sharp), concertgoers were notifying friends via text of the lineup c…

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Vanessa Williams calls this a “visceral experience:” Standing in front a full orchestra, singing her pop hits like “Save the Best for Last,” with strings and brass melding to form the music beneath her voice. But when she does that with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday at Artpark in Lewiston, the experience will be more than visceral. It’ll be a homecoming…

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Linda Kane loves Buffalo. She loves telling people about it, loves spreading the word. She also loves going to concerts at Canalside, and she says she tries to send plenty of people downtown as well. But one thing she loves that she was hoping to keep relatively quiet is the VIP area at Canalside Live concerts. "I actually don't want to promote it, because I don't wa…

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Laugh & Other Drugs. 8 p.m. July 20. 9th Ward @ Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. Hosted by Kevin Thomas Jr. with Claire Dee, Mad Dukez, Michael "Eddo" Edmiston, Don Johnson, Jameel Key, Liam Patrick and Chris Plumer. $8 advance, $12 day of show (box office, Ticketfly.com) Matt Graham. 8 p.m. Aug. 6. 9th Ward @ Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. $10 (box office, Ticketfly.com)…

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A perfect summer night and literally gorgeous sunset over a sold-out Artpark greeted the return of Canadian camp-pop band Barenaked Ladies on Tuesday night, whose subdued set was sparked by stellar support from Better Than Ezra and KT Tunstall. Tunstall’s one-woman orchestra was welcomed warmly, as the charming Scottish musician's raspy wail and loop pedal prowess was p…

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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…

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Lawsuits, firings, departures and death. Hell freezing over. All have happened, yet the Eagles — slated to perform 8 p.m. July 14 in KeyBank Center — keep rolling on. Here's a quick look at where the band has been and what to expect at the show. You know the Eagles from: Its initial beginnings as Linda Ronstadt’s backing band; the 1970s supergroup of hits like “Take it …

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After decades of keeping the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd alive with a rotating carousel of players, original member Gary Rossington and the band are returning on its “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour" at 6 p.m. July 13 at the Darien Lake Amphitheatre. Here's a quick look at where the band has been and what to expect at the show. You know Lynyrd Skynyrd from: Culti…

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Vanilla Ice, still the mega party boy, headlined Canalside Live on Saturday night, bringing his cartoonish dance party/roadshow to town. Dubbed "I Love the '90s Tour" in other cities (according to his official website), it features a masked DJ and drummer laying down the dance beats, a pair of dancing Lucha Libre mask-wearing clowns, and his grand invitation to revel. Th…

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Hundreds of seasoned rockers undoubtedly arose Friday with post-headbanging cricks in necks and voices hoarse from glam metal scream-singing. For on Thursday night, at Riviera Theatre, notorious Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil hit the historic venue's stage with an awe-inspiring band to perform a nearly-100 percent setlist from his late band's glory days. In lieu of Mötle…

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The Buffalo News Summer Jazz Series returns for a new season at 2 p.m. July 8 outside the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.). For five consecutive weeks, the gallery's Delaware stairs will hold the family-friendly summer tradition. In case of rain, the concert will move inside to the auditorium. All concerts are free and begin at 2 p.m. Kicking off the ser…