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Rubblebucket has announced its latest local stop, set for 8 p.m. Dec. 5 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Last seen in Buffalo performing at the Studio at Waiting Room (R.I.P.) at the tail end of 2016, the Brooklyn indie dance-pop pair will return to town to play tunes off of its forthcoming new record, the psychy "Sun Machine," which is set to drop Sept. …

New Jersey indie act Titus Andronicus will be returning to Buffalo at 8 p.m. Oct. 14 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.) No stranger to Buffalo after having played a number of local spaces over the years, the rollicking Garden State punks will be back in town on its "American Rock Band Tour" in support of its latest album, the jaunty, barroom rocker "A Produ…

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There are a number of options for laughs as we head into late summer. Here are our picks for the week: Canadian comedian Pete Johansson headlines a show at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 in Rob’s Comedy Playhouse. Johansson debuted his first comedy special on Netflix, “You Might Also Enjoy …” and had a standout appearance on Comedy Central’s “This is Not Happening.” A global performer,…

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Buffalo Booze & Brews Music Festival, noon Aug. 4, Buffalo Distilling Company & Flying Bison Brewing Company (860 and 840 Seneca St.), $10. Between the weekly Live at Larkin series, an upcoming Beatles Rooftop Tribute and countless lunch-time accompaniment sets for the business district's many employees, Larkinville continues to make a push to be the go-to local…

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The annual Lucy Fest and opening of the National Comedy Center in Jamestown features a vast array of funny talent, but if you’re looking to stick around Buffalo this weekend, here are a few recommendations for where to laugh. Stand-up comedian Gary Owen is set to return to Helium Comedy Club for five shows over three nights from Aug. 2 to 4. Owen has appealed to diverse…

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Resistance Dance Party, 5 p.m. July 20, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $5-$10. Transmission Dance Party's family-friendly counterpart is returning to Sugar City's DIY headquarters for an (early) evening of decade-spanning dance jams. For four installments and counting, DJs Jennifer and Bill Page's Resistance Dance Party has been providing a safe, all-ages space to br…

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Guided by Voices will make a much-anticipated Buffalo appearance at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). The cult musical heroes from Dayton, Ohio, will return to the road in support of its recently shared record "Space Gun," which was released earlier this spring. The new record joins an incredibly deep catalog - nearly 30 releases and counti…

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Algiers, 7 p.m. June 20, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $5-$10. Atlanta's Algiers will set up shop this week at Sugar City's Niagara Street DIY headquarters to deliver a heavy dose of beaten-down protest music. The quartet continues to tour in support of last year's fantastic, politically-charged sophomore record "The Underside of Power." The ambitious collection of …

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of Montreal, 7 p.m. June 14, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20. Either they really love wings or the routing just happens to work out this way, but the folks in of Montreal are once again back in town for their nearly annual visit to Buffalo. Usually alternating between Asbury Hall and Town Ballroom, the Athens, Ga. psych-pop act will nestle back into the Theatre Dis…

Yo La Tengo will make its much-awaited return to town at 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.). The dreamy, eternally consistent three-piece from Hoboken, N.J., will be back on the road in support of the languid "There's a Riot Going On," the 15th submission to the group's nearly flawless 30-plus year catalog. The band's September gig will b…

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The Lone Bellow will make its return to town at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Previously seen in a headlining role at the Tralf Music Hall and as an opener for Eric Church at the then-First Niagara Center, both in 2015, the soulful folk trio will upgrade to the Asbury Hall stage for its latest local gig, an all-acoustic performance. T…

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Touring off "Goths," a concept album about the life of a goth musician in the 1980s, Mountain Goats played Friday, April 20, 2018, in Babeville's Asbury Hall.

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1) Runway 11.0, fashion shows at 3 and 8 p.m. April 21 in Buffalo State College's Campbell Student Union (1300 Elmwood Ave.). Admission is $10 for students, $15 for general public for the 3 p.m. slot, while general admission is $25 for the later time. Ticket information may be found here. Commentary: Organized fashion events are few and far between in Buffalo, but Runwa…

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The Mountain Goats, 7 p.m. April 20, Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave), $25. Just over two years since last performing at the Babeville complex, the much revered lo-fi indie act the Mountain Goats is set to return to Asbury Hall. Band leader John Darnielle and crew previously played town after releasing a collection of nostalgic takes on pro wrestling in 201…

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Alt-country spitfire Neko Case will return to Buffalo at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Her latest local appearance comes on the heals of the announcement of the singer/songwriter's new album "Hell-On," her first collection of new material since 2013's "The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You." S…