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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…

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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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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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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…

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Arkells, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $43. (Sold out.) Arkells will kick off the first of its eagerly anticipated two-night sold-out stand at Town Ballroom on Feb. 21. Following in the footsteps of fellow countrymen like the Tragically Hip and Sam Roberts Band, Buffalo's latest Canadian love affair is back in town to perform songs from its m…

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Native Harrow, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10. Last seen locally opening for Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers at Buffalo Iron Works this past spring, Woodstock, N.Y. folk project Native Harrow will be making a welcome return visit to Buffalo this weekend in a headlining role. Following a 2018 that saw the band trek through 100-plus performa…

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Brassband, Dixieland, Americana & Burlesque 6, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $15. The sixth installment of Brassband, Dixieland, Americana & Burlesque series is returning to Mohawk Place this weekend for a rollicking good time. Musician Tyler Westcott, frontman of the event's house band, if you will, Folkfaces, is responsible for the curati…

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Gabby's World, 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $12. Lo-fi indie-pop outfit Gabby's World will be making an early year stop in Babeville's cozy basement venue. Formally known as Eskimeaux, and then also Ó for a moment, the newly rebranded project of songwriter Gabrielle Smith will be in town to share songs from her November-released effort "B…

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Indie musician Lucy Dacus will return to Buffalo for a show at 7 p.m. March 12 in the 9th Ward @ Babeville. The confessional singer-songwriter is coming off a career year that not only saw her drop an acclaimed sophomore album in "Historian," but also release the debut EP from her much buzzed -about super group boygenius. Consisting of fellow rising songwriters Julie…

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Cave. 8 p.m. Dec. 3, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10. Chicago psych act Cave will be delivering a steady stream of groove-heavy tunes when it settles into the 9th Ward. The krautrock-tinged band's latest visit to Buffalo will be to perform tracks from the new album "Allways," which was recently released on indie label Drag City. Recorded in both the gro…

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Joe Pug isn’t the first singer/songwriter to deal with Bob Dylan comparisons. It’s a convenient label to put on a contemplative guy with an acoustic guitar, sweet head of hair and narrative lyrics that enthrall listeners with their literary vividness and punctuating cadence. (See: Bruce Springsteen, “Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.”) But the Maryland native isn’t the n…

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Turkuaz, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20. Brooklyn power-funk outfit Turkuaz is back in town with a batch of new music in tow. The high-energy nine-piece is fresh off of the release of its latest record "Life in the City," which dropped on Sept. 28. The album is the band's second release this year following its live vault recordings "401717" and firs…

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Folk music has never been known to sit out tumultuous times. Whether with its poignant lyrics or acoustic presentation, it's involved and, often, emblematic of the concerns of its time. The work of Peter Mulvey is no different. On Sept. 6, the Ani DiFranco-produced artist delivered a career’s worth of poignant words and concerns over a 90-minute set inside the 9th Ward …

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business  8 p.m. Aug 24, Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.), $18-$21. Southern-bred bar rocker J. Roddy Walston, along with his backing group the Business, is set to visit Asbury Hall, the multi-use event space within the Babeville walls. The rousing, on-the-rise live act (think the Band meets the Hold Steady) continues to tour in s…