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Telefon Tel Aviv, 8 p.m. Feb. 27, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa), $20. Experimental electronic project Telefon Tel Aviv will touch down in the Rec Room this week. Last year saw the long-awaited release of  "Dreams Are Not Enough," the reactivated New Orleans act's fourth studio effort, and first since TTA co-founder Charlie Cooper died. The bleak record, now presented as …

PUP 7 p.m. Friday, Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.), $25 Enthusiastic punk outfit PUP will be making a highly anticipated visit. Hailing from Toronto, the former buzz band will be rolling through town to perform tracks from its critically acclaimed album "Morbid Stuff," the follow-up to 2016's breakthrough "The Dream is Over." The record, bleak and angry,…

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Luis Mojica, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Baroque musician Luis Mojica will be paying a visit to Mohawk Place. Formally of the quirky New York City cello-led outfit Rasputina, the Woodstock-based artist has since gone solo to build a catalog of intimate, piano-driven pop music. His decade-ending release "How a Stranger is Made," was shared in …

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Rhett Miller, 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $31. Rootsy singer-songwriter Rhett Miller will be back in town, this time performing in the 9th Ward at Babeville. The Austin-bred leader of alternative country heavyweights the Old 97s, Miller continues to spend time on the road as he supports his well-received 2018 effort "The Messenger," his l…

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Mikaela Davis and Southern Star, 7 p.m. Dec. 12, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $12. Rising Rochester-born musician Mikaela Davis will return to Buffalo with her band Southern Star for a performance in Babeville's basement space. The young singer's profile has continued to rise following the release of her breakthrough effort "Delivery" during the summer o…

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Amigo the Devil, 6:30 Nov. 29, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa), $15. Don't let a nasty food coma stop you from heading downtown to catch a set from on-the-rise folk artist Amigo the Devil. The dark country singer-songwriter (born Danny Kiranos) will be passing through town as he tours in support of his acclaimed 2018 effort "Everything is Fine." The 15-track collection of …

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Dogs in Stereo, 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Lo-fi Buffalo project Dogs in Stereo will be kicking off the weekend early as it readies the release of its latest EP at Mohawk Place. Guided by frontman Joe Cardina, the languid indie act will be performing selections from its new six-track effort "Idle." The musician offered taste of the EP back i…

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Hollerado, 7 p.m. Nov. 7, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20. Canadian indie-rockers Hollerado will be making a final stop through Buffalo as the band continues to chug along on its farewell tour. With its last show set for Dec. 12 in Toronto's Danforth Music Hall, the shouty Ottawa act will thankfully be back at the Town Ballroom on its "The One Last Time Tour" to su…

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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…

Food and Drink

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 …