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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…

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Marc Rebillet, 8 p.m. April 19, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $15. Viral electro musician and producer Marc Rebillet will ride his recent buzz into a gig at Buffalo Iron Works. The Dallas-born loop artist, better known as Loop Daddy to his growing legion of fans, has been spending the better part of the last three years gaining a cult following through sharin…

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Prepare for an avalanche of local music across two days in Buffalo's Cobblestone District. The third annual Cobblestone Live Music and Arts Festival, slated for Aug. 2 and 3, has announced the first 29 bands that will perform across four stages - two outdoor and two indoor - with much of the outdoor action on Illinois and Columbia streets. Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhou…

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When was the last time you sat with your thoughts for a whole meal? No conversation, no phone, no Netflix or book, but just sitting with your thoughts. In an age of excessive content consumption, when a world of ideas and stories are at our fingertips, this could seem like a waste of time. But as anyone who remembers childhood days of lying in the grass and watching the…

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The Cure vs. The Smiths Dance Party, 8 p.m. March 2, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $5. One of Buffalo's longest running dance parties is officially street legal. For the last 16 years, the Transmission Dance Party duo has been presenting the ultimate battle for British post-punk supremacy, and this weekend at Iron Works, the latest installment of the storied …

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Tom Waits' "Blue Valentine," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $10. This Valentine's Day, Duende down at Silo City will be hosting a musical gathering for even the most hardest of hearts as the bar will present a front-to-back take on Tom Waits' "Blue Valentine" album. Dropped back in 1978 during the raspy musician's stretch of releases with …

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Strictly Hip, 7 p.m. Jan. 4, the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.), $10-$12. The area's premier Tragically Hip tribute act will return to the Theatre District music venue to kick off its annual residency series. Each Friday during January, the band will deliver a faithful rendition of one of the beloved Canadian band's albums. The first installment will feature a front…

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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 …