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Mal Blum, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $12. Confessional singer-songwriter Mal Blum will be returning to Babeville's cozy basement space to perform. Previously seen in town as a supporting act for rising indie artist Lucy Dacus last March, the New York-based folk-punk musician has returned to the road for a handful of headlining dates to s…

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Kevin Scoma, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $5. Local music veteran Kevin Scoma will be celebrating the release of his debut solo EP "Into the Weeping Sea" at Duende. Primarily known for his work in Buffalo acts Mandy K, Nelson Type and Mutual Friends over the years, the artist found himself settling into a comfortable musical role while work…

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Dwayne Gretzky, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $15. Toronto nostalgia powerhouse Dwayne Gretzky will be dipping under the border for another visit to the Theatre District music venue. Featuring members of Born Ruffians, July Talk and Our Lady Peace, the popular cover supergroup, which once sold out nearly 100 dates in a row throughout the greater Toron…

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $39.50. Last seen headlining the Voodoo Threauxdown last summer at Artpark alongside fellow Crescent City acts Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Galactic, the New Orleans musical ambassador (born Troy Andrews) returns to the area as he continues to tour in support of his 2…

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Cages, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $12. Avant-garde Buffalo act Cages will be debuting two new compositions at the Babeville complex. The hard-to-classify project, comprised of the core duo of Nola Ranallo and David Bailey, will be joined by nearly two dozen musical collaborators, poets and artists to help perform the personal new wor…

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The Growlers, 7 p.m. July 25, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $30. Previously seen rocking the stages at the Tralf Music Hall in 2016, as well as a number of teeth-cutting sets at Mohawk Place over the years, the California beach goths will shimmy on down to Babeville for its latest local visit. The band has been busy filling out its summer schedule per…

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Alpha Hopper, 8 p.m. June 22 at Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $10. Gripping noise-punk outfit Alpha Hopper is readying the release of its latest record "Aloha Hopper," set to drop on both Radical Empathy and Swimming Faith Records this weekend. No strangers to West Side basements and DIY spaces ("Our particular brand of rock 'n' roll weirdness does often co…

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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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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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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…

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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It's been a busy week for Darien Lake concert announcements, with three major bookings unveiled over the last few days. Tickets for these go on sale Friday, at either 10 a.m. or noon (details below), alongside The Chainsmokers in KeyBank Center and three small-yet-buzzy gigs slated for smaller Buffalo venues. Heart with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Who: Surprise! Heart …

Buzzing indie act Car Seat Headrest's just-announced "Twin Fantasy Summer 2019" tour will include a stop in Buffalo at 8 p.m. June 25 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). The lo-fi project of prolific singer-songwriter Will Toledo, whose bandcamp discography is nearly a mile long, broke out in a big way in 2016 with the release of his second studio effort, t…

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Cult fave John Waters made good on his promise "to try to put the "X" back into Xmas" Friday, delivering a raunchy show to an amused and often guffawing audience Friday at Babeville's Asbury Hall. Waters entered to a hero's applause from the near-capacity audience. He offered a fast-paced, 70-minute stand-up routine, and then answered questions for a half-hour on a stag…

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John Waters, the 72-year-old maker of campy films with a long-established cult following, will be sporting his familiar pencil-thin mustache on Dec. 7 at Babeville's Asbury Hall while on a 17-city tour for "A John Waters Christmas." Waters' most well-known, low-budget films were made in Baltimore in the late-1960s and '70s. He used local actors, including Harris Millste…