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In 2016, Indie Rock is an attitude more than anything else, and has all but lost any connection to its original definition, as a sub-stratum of alternative music featuring unsigned or independent label artists. Two of the four bands comprising Monday’s Spring Fling concert package at First Niagara Center are signed to major corporate labels. No one really cares. At one tim…

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When it comes to indie rock in particular, and alternative music in general, three things matter – songs, sonics and spirit of invention. There are more than enough examples of artists boasting attitude and “cool” sounds who haven’t gotten around to the “songs” part of the equation, to the point where one needn’t look too far to find parodies on YouTube. (Type in “Hipster…

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A quartet of alternative radio mainstays led by Cage the Elephant will perform March 28 at First Niagara Center as part of Alternative Buffalo 107.7's "Spring Fling" concert. The Buffalo concert, part of a 15-date national tour, should be a fine placeholder while local alt-rock fans dream of warmer weather and the inevitable return of the station’s Kerfuffle summer festiv…

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A diverse lineup of musical acts fitting loosely beneath the alternative rock umbrella has been announced for the University at Buffalo’s SpringFest. Young the Giant, In the Valley Below, Banks, Bear Hands and Royal Tongues will perform at 7 p.m. May 2 at Baird Point on UB’s North Campus, Amherst. Admission is free for those with a valid student ID; general admission tick…

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So what exactly is a “Kerfuffle”? A fluffy dust-up between Muppets? No, it is a one-day waterfront music festival featuring internationally renowned alt rock acts Cage the Elephant and the Crystal Method, scheduled to kick off at 3 p.m. Saturday at Canalside. Brought downtown by 107.7 Alternate Buffalo, the day plans to be the most concentrated collection of tight-jeaned …