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Squeaky Wheel is a Buffalo treasure. Canalside is a Buffalo treasure. So Squeaky’s Tuesday Night Flicks at Canalside could be called a marriage made in Buffalo heaven. The series is not the first time the nonprofit media arts center has held events at Canalside – last summer saw the bicycle-themed Wheel-to-Reel Film Series and an encore presentation of its Ou…

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Everyone at Canalside was happy to be in Buffalo on Thursday night, whether it was their first time, third time, or they call this city home. The backdrop behind Fitz and the Tantrums, who happily told the crowd that this was their third time performing in Buffalo, was a heart that lit up with different colors and patterns as the songs changed. It was a heart that looked a…

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Mirrors, it seems, are the motif of the summer. Let's reflect: First, we saw the return of Lucas Samaras' impossibly popular "Mirrored Room" in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, complete with its custom-tailored fundraiser "Mirror Mirror." Local artist Ben Perrone even created his own mirrored hallway, based on Samaras' famous work, in his Plymouth Street studio. And now, …

Gord Downie has never been shy about stage banter. Whether it’s exchanging dialogue with fans, reciting poetic thoughts that rattle between his ears or exhaling casual observations about the evening in front of him, the Tragically Hip troubadour likes to share. So as the region’s apparent rain king faced yet another one of his precipitation-soaked Buffalo cro…

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The section of Buffalo waterfront around the naval park rechristened Canalside has been transformed in recent years, drawing sightseers, day-trippers and city folk looking for water views. In 2012, Liberty Hound, a sit-down restaurant with a full bar, opened inside the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park museum. Outside tables have a peerless view of the U.S.…

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Fundamental things about George Thorogood, blues-rock showman: He prances about the stage copying cocky Jagger moves, he flirts relentlessly with ladies closest to the stage, and he knows how to pace a proper boisterous set. He also begins shows with the incantation “And away we go!” Thorogood and his band The Destroyers, hard workers for the past four decade…

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As Sam Roberts stood under the Skyway and listened to lines of his song “Where Have All the Good People Gone” sung back at him by a massive crowd, he had to wonder about the definition of American fame. Doesn’t a Canadian’s ability to turn thousands of U.S. fans into a chanting, dancing, air-guitar-playing mob qualify as stardom in the states? I…

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The final vacancy in the 2014 Canalside concert lineup has been filled. Moby, an electronic music pioneer of the 1990s, will perform along the waterfront on Aug. 14. Although the Thursday concert is free, VIP passes -- which include admission into the VIP tent, unlimited food and drinks, front-of-stage viewing and private bathrooms -- are available for $40. More ticket in…

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Foster the People, the indie-pop trio from Cleveland fronted by songwriter Mark Foster, will play a Canalside show on Thursday, Sept. 11. The group, a 2010 “it band” based on the runaway success of its indelibly infectious indie-rock/synth-pop hybrid hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” is touring behind its sophomore effort, “Torches.”This will…

Dozens and then hundreds of young fans packed a sun-drenched Canalside on Friday in anticipation of Kiss the Summer Hello, the annual curtain-raiser to the summer concert season, sponsored by radio station Kiss 98.5.MKTO, Austin Mahone and chart-topper Jason Derulo are heading the sold-out show. This year, the station moved its pop music party to Canalside, giving attendee…

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Buffalo’s waterfront will be highlighted this month during a walking tour offered by Explore Buffalo each Sunday (June 8, 15, 22 and 29). Tours take place from 10 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. and meet in front of the Swannie House (170 Ohio St.).Topics of the tour will include the Erie Canal and the development of the grain elevator; the Old First Ward neighbor…

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Western New York's summer concert schedule doesn't have to be overwhelming. Sure, there are abundant venues from Artpark to Varysburg, but with a little attention to detail, you can map out your warm-weather music maneuverings with ease. Thanks to the work of Gusto's music critics, Buffalo.com has compiled a wealth of concert content. Eager to know the top 10 club shows? …

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* free concert Jump to July concerts Jump to August concerts Jump to September concerts JUNE Friday, June 6 Kiss the Summer Hello with Jason Derulo, Austin Mahone, MKTO, AJR, Kalin and Myles, Timeflies, SoMo and DJ Cassidy. (6 p.m. Canalside) Be careful you don’t overdose on sugar. There’s some sickeningly sweet pop on offer here. Pace yourselves, people! Saturday, Ju…

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Now in its third year, Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market takes place on the picturesque boardwalk at Canalside on select days twice per month during the summer and early autumn. The open-air market opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m., and is weather-dependent. Co-produced by glass artist Julie Leatherbarrow and Robin Lenhard, purveyor of her lovely handmade soaps, the mar…

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Following Andrew Galarneau's preview of the revamped Clinton's Dish, interest swirled around the new food options at Canalside, the bustling summer hub of water activities, lunchtime hangouts and evening concerts. Would former Merge Restaurant chef Kate Elliott, chosen by venue management specialists Global Spectrum to head food operations, put her own twist on the fare? …