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Buffalo Iron Works became a music-lovers’ hedonistic haven on Sunday evening as psychedelic indie rocker Ty Segall stopped by, drawing a spirited crowd of incorrigible canonizers. Wielding only a glass of blood-red wine, a fluttering falsetto voice, an acoustic guitar and an awe-inspiring ability to play it, Segall’s solo set was masterful musical minimalism. The bare-…

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Here’s a special show that, somewhat inexplicably is flying well beneath the radar. We’ve got some serious musical royalty passing through town to perform an unusual show in an incredibly intimate venue. Billed as “The Rumble Tour,” the event slated for 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Bear’s Den, Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, will feature a performance by what is essenti…

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Ian Sweet, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $12. Brooklyn up-and-comer Ian Sweet will help usher Buffalo into a post-Halloween world on Friday night at the downtown music hot spot. The nervy indie-pop act will be passing through town to play selections off its just-released sophomore record "Crush Crusher." The album's cascading lead single "Hiding" ha…

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Few modern rockers effectively capture the timeless sound and soul of pure, unadulterated rock 'n' roll. When done right, rock 'n' roll needs no synthesizers, atmospherics, or hi-fi production. Ty Segall does rock 'n' roll right — and he'll perform it in its purest form when he plays an acoustic set at Buffalo Iron Works on Nov. 4 with William Tyler, an indie-folk guita…

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Restorations with Wild Pink, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa St.), $15. Downtown Buffalo's newest music venue will host anthemic Philadelphia outfit Restorations. The NPR-approved indie rockers are swinging through town to share tunes from its latest record "LP5000." Released late last month, the seven-track collection of music continues to see the band carr…

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Sugar City 10th Anniversary Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $10. DIY collective Sugar City will be celebrating its 10th year in the game this weekend with a two-part anniversary party. From the group's early home on Wadsworth Street in Allentown, a location that hosted more than 400 events during Sugar City's three-year residency, to its current…

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From charitable dining to showing love for Buffalo-bred female country artists, Oct. 8-11 offers a nice mix of events in the Buffalo area before the arrival of another festival-filled weekend. Steely Dan at Shea's is the only major event that's essentially a sellout (two tickets remain). See what else is on tap for this week before The 10, which previews the weekend eve…

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Amy Helm has the joy. The Woodstock native and daughter of The Band’s heartbeat Levon Helm returned to Buffalo Iron Works Saturday night before an adoring crowd that would have been bigger had she been able to take the stage before 10 p.m. Nevertheless, Helm and her backing quartet received a warm welcome for their a cappella opener of The New Birth’s “You Are What I’m …

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Billy Bob Thornton's acting career has taken him from television appearances on "Matlock" to becoming household name among movie fans. But through it all, the actor's been connected to music, including the last decade spent with his touring trio, the Boxmasters. The band's current tour rolls in town for a gig at 8 p.m. July 31 in Buffalo Iron Works. Here's some backgrou…

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A small Southtowns takeout-focused restaurant will expand its presence into downtown Buffalo. Southern California-inspired East Aurora restaurant Left Coast Taco will begin serving at concert venue Buffalo Iron Works, at 49 Illinois St., beginning with the Workingman's Dead show Aug. 2. Initially, Left Coast's food will be available at concerts and venue events only,…

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Summertime in the Cobblestone/Canalside neighborhood is tough to top for anyone who loves live music, craft beer, good food and the ability to walk to a wide variety of venues in a mere matter of minutes. For the latest installment of "90 minutes in…" series, I bent the rules a bit and decided to plan an afternoon's activities that would lead up to a Canalside Live! con…

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KT Tunstall is making a quick return to Buffalo with a new show scheduled for 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.) The Scottish singer-songwriter just shared a bill with the Barenaked Ladies and Better Than Ezra in a sold-out concert on July 10 at Artpark. She originally made a splash in 2006 with the release of her multi-platinum debut record "Eye to …

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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…