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Arkells, openers for The Who on Thursday, announced a Canalside show from the KeyBank Center stage. Tickets for the Aug. 2 show, for which the Dirty Nil will open, went on sale at 10 a.m. May 10 through Eventbrite.com. VIP passes are $40, while general admission costs $10. At a later date, tickets may also be purchased at the area's 17 Consumer's Beverages locations and…

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A Buffalo summer music tradition is quietly coming to end. The weekly Thursday night concert series, a tradition in downtown Buffalo for more than 30 years, will no longer be limited to Thursday nights – nor will it be weekly. It's all in an effort to book the best available bands through the summer for Canalside Live, said Erin Marra, assistant general manager of Ca…

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Canalside is wasting no time in filling up its already busy summer schedule. Genre-blending jam band Twiddle and the Led Zeppelin tribute act Get the Led Out are the two newest concerts announced for the waterfront stage. Twiddle will perform June 29 at Canalside. The Vermont-based outfit continues to be a live music machine. In addition to a string of summer dates, …

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Rock fans will be riled up with excitement, as Social Distortion and Flogging Molly will both perform on Aug. 27 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). VIP tickets, which run for $45, go on sale at 10 a.m. April 26 through Eventbrite.com and include access to the Honda VIP Pavilion, two complimentary drinks, private restrooms and front-of-stage access. General admission ticket…

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After announcing a series of rock acts, Canalside has unveiled the first rapper coming to the Buffalo waterfront this summer: T.I. The Atlanta, Ga.-born hip-hop star, who broke out in the early 2000s, will perform at 5 p.m. June 29 at 44 Prime St. VIP tickets are $40 and are on sale now through Eventbrite. The VIP ticket includes access to the Honda VIP Pavilion, two…

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On the heels of Incubus and the Psychedelic Furs - the two previous announcements for the 2019 Canalside Live Concert Series - a powerful double bill has been unveiled for this summer by the water. The Struts, an English glam-rock band, will be complemented by rapidly rising The Glorious Sons on July 25 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). VIP tickets are on sale now for $35, whi…

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The Psychedelic Furs and james, two bands that left an indelible mark on the British music industry, are co-headlining a concert on July 18 at Canalside. The Psychedelic Furs, best known for hits like "Pretty in Pink," "Love My Way" and "Heaven," will be led by original members and brothers Richard Butler (vocals) and Tim Butler (bass). Joining them are longtime band me…

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California rock band Incubus will play Buffalo's waterfront this summer. The Canalside Live Concert Series announced that the band, fronted by Brandon Boyd since its formation in 1991, will play at 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at 44 Prime St. VIP tickets are $40, on sale through EventBrite and include access to the Honda VIP Pavilion, two complimentary drinks, private restrooms and…

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The sixth annual Alternative Buffalo Kerfuffle returns to Canalside with a lineup of familiar musical friends and some new faces. Walk the Moon, the Head & the Heart, Bishop Briggs, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Atlas Genius, Houses and Matt Maeson are set to perform at the daylong music festival June 21. Gates open at 2 p.m. with the show at 3:20 p.m. The all-ages e…

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So that thing happened to me. You know, the one where you feel the goose flesh rise on your arms, you throw your hands toward heaven (or the sky, for secular types) and you are possessed by the uncontrollable desire to hug your neighbor, who’s a stranger? All because of four chords, a melody and some lyrics that hit deep? Father John Misty's Canalside set started mellow…

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For local music fans who were champing at the bit to hear the soulful voice of modern R&B-blues singer Beth Hart live, it's a day of disappointment. The chief opener for Kenny Wayne Shepherd has been ruled out of the July 19 Canalside Live! performance due a jaw injury, representatives from the venue announced in an email. Shepherd will take the stage at 8 p.m. inst…

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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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Linda Kane loves Buffalo. She loves telling people about it, loves spreading the word. She also loves going to concerts at Canalside, and she says she tries to send plenty of people downtown as well. But one thing she loves that she was hoping to keep relatively quiet is the VIP area at Canalside Live concerts. "I actually don't want to promote it, because I don't wa…

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There's something genuinely soulful about '90s R&B. Back before hip-hop completely swallowed the form and regurgitated it in the wholly transformed state we have today, the genre was still laser-focused on grandiose balladry, emotive, coloratura-laced singing – everybody wanted to be Whitney Houston or Boyz II Men – and a more liberal sense of groove that incorporat…

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The Canalside Live lineup just got bigger with the addition of one of the biggest names in rap music. Multi-award-winning musician and actor Ludacris will perform July 28 at Canalside as part of the summerlong concert series. Two notable changes for this concert: It will be on a Saturday night (not the traditional Thursday) and general admission tickets will be $15. …