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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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Take advantage of Buffalo events that meld exploration, fun and philanthropy. Thursdays' Plate Expectations meets the criteria: attendees will roam the new Resurgence Brewing Co. in the Old First Ward, engage in games of chance such as a Wine Wall and balloon-popping and support FeedMore WNY – formerly the Food Bank – in the process. There's a solid mix of marquee co…

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Moon Hooch, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $20. Experimental jazz outfit Moon Hooch will be returning to the Cobblestone District for its latest local visit. The former New York City subway buskers turned must-see touring machine shared its collaborative new single "Rise" in June. The refined song sees the evolving trio adding rap verses from h…

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Leggy, 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10. Cincinnati dream-punk outfit Leggy will be making a pit stop in Babeville's basement space. Currently on tour in support of the March-released, full-length debut "Let Me Know Your Moon," the melodic three-piece has been receiving a fair share of blog love from tastemakers like Stereogum, Impose …

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As If, 10 p.m. Aug. 9, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. With summer in full swing (and its inevitable wind-down not too far off), DJs Gabtron and BB Garbanzo are back for a sweaty installment of their As If Dance Party series. Nostalgia for late 1990s pop music, 1999 in particular, is currently in overdrive as some of the genre's biggest releases by the Backstree…

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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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"Each day we experience is an opportunity to pursue a new chance," says singer and poet Nola Ranallo. "We must go forth. A song keeps moving. If we as humans did not keep momentum, rhythm, we would certainly surrender to expiration." Ranallo knows a thing or two about struggling to keep moving forward. After more than a year spent in an abusive relationship, in the spri…

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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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Folkfaces, 7 p.m. July 11, Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst St.), $12. Local Americana favorites Folkfaces will be celebrating the release of its latest album at the Amherst Street musical landmark. The follow-up to 2017's genre-sprawling collection "How Long?," "Fat Ol' Rat" finds the quartet picking up right where it left off, delivering foot stompin' cuts of roots …

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Handsome Jack, 8 p.m. July 6, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $10. Lockport-bred boogie rockers Handsome Jack will be taking off for a European tour later in July, but not before a proper local send-off. Armed with a full horn section, the retro blues trio will hit the stage at Buffalo Iron Works to perform tracks from its deep catalog of tunes. The band's most…

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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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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…