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Cages, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $12. Avant-garde Buffalo act Cages will be debuting two new compositions at the Babeville complex. The hard-to-classify project, comprised of the core duo of Nola Ranallo and David Bailey, will be joined by nearly two dozen musical collaborators, poets and artists to help perform the personal new wor…

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"Each day we experience is an opportunity to pursue a new chance," says singer and poet Nola Ranallo. "We must go forth. A song keeps moving. If we as humans did not keep momentum, rhythm, we would certainly surrender to expiration." Ranallo knows a thing or two about struggling to keep moving forward. After more than a year spent in an abusive relationship, in the spri…

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The Burchfield Penney Arts Center is presenting a double-decker block of music on its front yard Friday evening, as part of its monthly Second Friday series. The music starts at 5:30 p.m. with long-time instrumental act Lazlo Hollyfeld. Featuring one of Buffalo's busiest musicians in Sonny Baker and the elusive electronic xylophone, the experimental groove rockers are the…

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While the vinyl record format has been steadily making a comeback over the last few years, 2014 can officially be coined “The Year of Vinyl” as record sales saw a ridiculous 49 percent surge than that of the previous year. And while these numbers look great on paper, independent record stores still remain a dying breed as online sales seem to dominate points of purchase, w…