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RiverWorks Brewing Company opened two years ago in an almost impenetrable set of former grain silos on the Buffalo waterfront, so it only makes sense its brewers turned to the Buffalo Sabres best all-time goal stopper to help with their first canned beer. The brewers spent four hours Friday filling 7,000 cans of Dominator, a Czech Pilsner inspired by former Buffalo Sabr…

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Many international wrestling stars are set to return to Buffalo, as Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling begin their “War of the Worlds” tour at 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Buffalo RiverWorks. Now five years into its strategic partnership, the two companies are fresh off one of their biggest shows ever, as they joined forces to produce the sold-out G1 Supercard in Madison S…

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Taking Back Sunday will play a two-night stand this fall at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and  Nov. 1 in Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.). The New Jersey emo heavyweights will be back in downtown Buffalo as the group tours to celebrate its 20th anniversary. To commemorate the landmark achievement, TBS issued the retrospective album "Twenty" earlier this year. The career-spanning co…

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I learned a lesson about fan loyalty recently, when a feature piece I penned on the ascent of the Buffalo band Aqueous stirred the ire of portions of the Every Time I Die fan base. The Aqueous story came with a headline that read "Aqueous: the biggest band to emerge from Buffalo in 20 years." ETID fans begged to differ. They noted that the Buffalo-born metal-core out…

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Time for patience, Buffalo rap lovers. Fanbassador concert Tailor Made Music Festival, featuring rising hip-hop star Juice Wrld and scheduled for RiverWorks Oct. 13, has been pushed back to Nov. 21 due to "unfortunate circumstances," organizers announced. The venue, at 359 Ganson St., will remain the same for the rescheduled date. All tickets purchased for Saturday's…

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The phrase "tailor made" is typically used when a designer makes a piece of clothing specially suited for a customer. In the case of the Tailor Made Music Festival, which will run for a second year at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 outside Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.), the term applies to fan-selected bands that will grace the bill. Early-bird tickets cost $45 general admission,…

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Every Time I Die has released the venue and supporting lineup for the sophomore installment of Tid The Season, the revamped version of its yearly holiday concert tradition. The local hardcore heroes will once again be taking over Buffalo RiverWorks (359 Ganson St.) at 1 p.m. Dec. 15 for its one-day holiday festival. Joining ETID at the waterfront complex will be fell…

Festivals

On one stage, you have Jimyn the Singing Mime, with a stark-white painted face and a small string instrument in hand. Since mimes are not generally known for their verbal skills, that should be interesting. On another is Peelander-Z, a Japanese “action comic punk band” dressed up in elaborate, neon-colored, animal-inspired costumes and that may do something called “huma…

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Through Kerfuffle and Kerfuffle Before Christmas music festivals, Alternative Buffalo 107.7 fans have been treated to elaborate lineups that blend established indie acts with rising stars that have received station airplay. But the Entercom station hasn't stooped any lower when booking their birthday shows, as The Neighbourhood, Joywave and Flora Cash will play at 6:30 …

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The eighth edition of The Iron Event, one of Buffalo’s most anticipated culinary fundraisers, has been set for Oct. 28. The annual best-bite competition, at Buffalo RiverWorks, offers $2,500 in prizes for winners in audience voting. Tickets, starting at $50, entitle the bearer to a sample of 22 restaurants' work. The event is a fundraiser for Daniel Tracy, a former c…

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Frustration with life's particulars doesn’t cease with age, nor does the simmering angst that accompanies the feeling. It’s always there, somewhere in the stomach or recesses of one’s memory, begging to be relieved by a savior or a sound. For many, both can be found in punk rock. And for those who understand the genre’s potency at its adolescent best, there’s the cheris…

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1) Dierks Bentley, 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Darien Lake Amphitheatre (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien). Tickets begin at $39.50 and may be purchased here. Commentary: When it comes to Grammys, Dierks Bentley might be the Buffalo Bills of country artists. The Phoenix native has been nominated for a whopping 13 of the prestigious awards across eight years – and has yet to claim his f…

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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…

Food and Drink

Buffalonians have plenty of places to hide during the city’s inclement months. Darkened whiskey slings and mood-lit martini bars. Cramped corner pubs with Bills game beer specials, and family staples serving a heralded fish fry. These are the joints people pile in during harsh weather, and the affinity for such huddled revelry gives credence to Buffalo’s claim as the Ci…