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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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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…

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Ask a non-New York native to point to Buffalo on a map, and you might be surprised by the answers. Vampire Weekend, which just announced an April 30 show in Babeville for its Father of the Bride Tour, published a flyer for its three-show tour that plops Buffalo in Central New York, roughly in Syracuse. We promise it is not there, and we'd expect a band that originated i…

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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…

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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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…

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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If the winter weather is driving you stir crazy, there are several great options for comedy in Buffalo this weekend. Here are our picks: Comedian and “America’s Got Talent” runner-up Drew Lynch is set to headline five shows from Feb. 7 to 9 at the downtown Buffalo club. Lynch had an unconventional path to success, initially moving to Los Angeles with aspirations of bein…

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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…