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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…

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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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Like all great band leaders throughout the history of jazz, Pat Metheny has long been savvy enough to keep his ear to the ground, to remain open to new ideas, and to work with fresh blood. It’s a philosophy that has served the multiple Gold Album-awarded, 20-time Grammy winner incredibly well. For his new project – Pat Metheny Side Eye, which he has described as a new p…

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Mac Sabbath, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.), $18. Heavy metal parody group Mac Sabbath will be bringing its "dinner rock revolution" back to the Theater District on a very busy Friday night in Buffalo. Comprising members Ronald Osbourne, Slayer MacCheeze, Grimalice and the Catburglar, the "drive-thru metal" founders have been delivering an extremely …

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Folk duo Indigo Girls will be returning to Buffalo at 7 p.m. March 15 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). The Grammy-winning pair just added a short string of Northeast dates to its busy 2019 to help support its most recent album and latest live catalog addition "Live with the University of Colorado Symphony Orchestra." Recorded in Boulder, Colo., during a 5…

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Sugar City 10th Anniversary Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $10. DIY collective Sugar City will be celebrating its 10th year in the game this weekend with a two-part anniversary party. From the group's early home on Wadsworth Street in Allentown, a location that hosted more than 400 events during Sugar City's three-year residency, to its current…

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Stand-up comedy veteran David Cross will return to Buffalo at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Last seen in town with his "Making American Great Again!" tour through the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts' Mainstage Theatre back in early 2016, Cross' local return will be a part of his just-announced "Oh Come On" 2018 World Tour. No…