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Cooks for Books 6 p.m. at Banchetti by Rizzo's (550 N. French Road, Amherst). Tickets, $60, at 332-4375 or to be reserved online here. Support the volunteer-run Brighton Place Library by attending the Cooks for Books fundraiser at Banchetti by Rizzo's. Open bar and food from Betty's, Bing's, Banchetti's, Rizotto, Schnitzel & Co. and Krista's Caribbean Kitchen are o…

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Soul Patch, 8 p.m. May 18, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $12. Buffalo's premiere alternative-rock tribute band Soul Patch is set to return to the Cobblestone District this weekend. Since debuting in 2012, the nostalgic act, which includes Every Time I Die members, Keith Buckley and Steve Micciche, has played everywhere in Buffalo from the Hamlin House to Buff…

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MisterWives in Town Ballroom Doors at 6:30 p.m. at 681 Main St. Tickets are $25 in advance here, $30 day-of-show. Last seen in Buffalo in fall 2017 for the Alternative Buffalo Birthday Party, indie pop-rock group MisterWives will drop by less than eight months later for a downtown gig booked by After Dark. The New York City-based band, which broke out through 2014 s…

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Garage-rock workhorse Ty Segall will bring his one-man acoustic tour to town at 8 p.m. Nov. 4 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). Few indie-rock musicians have exhibited a creative output quite like Segall since he emerged as a solo artist in 2008. With a discography of more than 10 albums, the prolific L.A. fuzz-rocker will be hitting the road to support his lates…

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Reed Turchi, 8 p.m. April 13 in Mohawk Place (47 E Mohawk St.), $5. Less than a year since his last local appearance, North Carolina troubadour Reed Turchi is ready to return to the Mohawk stage. The groovy blues rocker is on the road in support of his just-released new record "Just a Little More Faith." The analog-recorded album finds the multi-instrumental paying h…

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Super-Tugger, 8 p.m. March 23, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.); $5. Fresh off delivering a healthy dose of Irish punk at Thin Man Brewery during last weekend's St. Patrick's Day festivities, Super-Tugger will make a quick return to the stage to play a fellow Elmwood Village haunt. Formally an outlet for members to share their love of '70s and '80s punk rock, the high…

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Due to an overwhelming demand, a second local show featuring the guitar virtuoso Buckethead has been added for 7 p.m. April 3 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). Buckethead's first show on April 2 is sold out. With more than 300 albums to his name and counting, the reclusive avant-garde musician and former Guns N' Roses member certainly has enough material to set u…

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After a successful freshman debut, the Cobblestone Live! Music & Arts Festival is returning for year two on July 27 and 28 in Buffalo's historic Cobblestone District. Like last year's inaugural run, musical performances will take place at three locations: Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.) and the main outdoor stag…

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Deer Tick is set to return to town at 8 p.m. May 1 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). Rhode Island's ragged roots outfit is coming off a rather ambitious 2017, having dropped two albums, "Deer Tick, Vol. 1" and "Deer Tick, Vol. 2," on the same day back in September. The former showcased the band's acoustic, lyrically driven side, while "Vol. 2" captured Deer Tick'…

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The head-to-head battle between these two contemporary English rock bands lives on, as The Cure vs. The Smiths Dance Party took over Buffalo Iron Works for the second year in a row on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

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The seventh annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, 9:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst St.), $5. New year, new venue. After spending the last half decade in Allentown, the annual Johnny Cash tribute has serendipitously relocated to Black Rock's Sportsmen's Tavern, which was named the best roots/Americana venue by the Nashville-based Ameripolitan Awards. …

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Jam bands are the Rodney Dangerfield of rock. They get no respect. And yet, they soldier on, oblivious to that fact. While they're soldiering on, they keep on getting better as musicians, and their audiences continue to grow. A truly grassroots musical movement, the jam band scene is one of the few that offers a viable financial option to a would-be professional musicia…

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“I want to be a voice for young women. Especially the third culture kids, who are citizens of the world, but also a citizen of none.” That's the artist known as Sirintip, in a statement on a news release announcing her debut album, "Tribus," one of the most startlingly refreshing collections of new music to hit the ether in a good while. The album's visceral diversity r…

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Soul Patch, 8 p.m. Jan. 27, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $10. Given how frequently the local hardcore heroes of Every Time I Die are on the road, you never quite know when a Soul Patch show may pop up. Two of the popular tribute band's members - lead singer Keith Buckley and bassist Stephen Micciche  - are part of ETID, just in case you weren't up to speed. …

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Born a Rebel - Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $8-$10. The music community lost another heavyweight late last year when long-time rocker Tom Petty died due to cardiac arrest. What followed was a flood of celebrations and remembrances of years of songs and musical memories that contributed to the sound…