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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…

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Upstate Rubdown, 9 p.m. Dec. 28, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $15. One of the standout acts from the inaugural run of Cobblestone Live was Upstate Rubdown, a harmony-rich Americana act from the Hudson Valley area. Armed with a trio of powerhouse singers that sound like if Dirty Projectors went full measure folk, the act took the stage to deliver a modestly a…

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Big Huge, 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $7-$10. Sugar City continues its recent hot streak by welcoming New York City act Big Huge to its Niagara Street  headquarters. The five-piece delivers a catchy and nostalgic blend of garage rock, punk and power-pop. Its just-released record "Cruel World" is a swagger-filled collection of fuzzy and upbeat rock …

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Music festival season is quickly approaching, and Buffalo is getting a new one of its own. Cobblestone Live, a two-day indie-music festival, will kick off its inaugural go-around at 1 p.m. July 15-16 in Buffalo's historic Cobblestone District. "Cobblestone Live is loosely inspired by Brooklyn Comes Alive," said promoter/founder C.J. Cook of Sunbeam Entertainment. "A …

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If you're looking for entertainment at night while you're in town for the NCAA Tournament, we've found 10 events at music and comedy clubs within walking distance or a short drive of KeyBank Center. WEDNESDAY Coldboydjs and C.M.G. present: Roc the Mic, 9 p.m. March 15 at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., $10. For something a little different, catch this DJ competiti…

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The sixth annual Johnny Cash Birthday Bash, 10 p.m. Feb. 3, Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.), $5. For the sixth year running, the Allentown music hub will host an evening to celebrate the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. It will be led by the rollicking alt-country group the CPX. Americana acts Leroy Townes, Ten Cent Howl and the Bear & the Bison will also perform r…

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After a decade-long break, Buffalo's BeArthur will reunite for a one-night only concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 26 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.). For the band's first public performance in 10 years, the original eight member lineup, now scattered across the country, will play tracks from its 2006 debut record "Welcome to the Ongoing," the never heard sophomore follow-u…