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Canadian rock fans listen up. "Bordercrash" is set to invade our lands at 5 p.m July 13 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). Headlined by the hard-rocking group the Headstones, the one-day mini festival will feature sets by a handful of north-of-the-border acts near and dear to the hearts of local music fans including melodic Hamilton outfit the Tr…

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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…

Black Rock Historical Society's "Music of the Ages" fundraiser will be presented at 2 p.m. May 5 in the Sportsmen's Tavern (326 Amherst St.). Hosted by Buffalo music historian and Buffalo Music Hall of Fame founder Rick Falkowski, the afternoon will see the dial turned back on the city's rich musical history to tell the stories of early rock musicians, radio stations an…

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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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The reunited Jonas Brothers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Aug 27 in the KeyBank Center (1 Seymour H Knox III Plaza). Although often speculated over the last of couple years, the trio of siblings will officially end their six-year hiatus from the road with the massive, just-announced 40-date "Happiness Begins Tour." The long run of dates, which kick off on Aug 7 in Miami, wi…

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The Flaming Lips will be joined by the Claypool Lennon Delirium for a co-headlining engagement at 5 p.m. July 27 in the Artpark Amphitheater (450 S. Fourth St., Lewiston). Last seen locally at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls in 2017, the seasoned Oklahoma psych-rockers will be back in the area to perform songs from the band's latest release "King's Mouth." Origin…

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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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Fresh off new, chill content on April 20, Wiz Khalifa has announced a stop in the Buffalo area this summer. Khalifa, who broke out with Pittsburgh-repping track "Black and Yellow," will play here July 21 at Darien Lake Amphitheater (9993 Allegheny Road, Corfu). French Montana and Playboi Carti are the chief openers, with additional support from DJ Drama, Moneybagg Yo an…

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A young ventriloquist, a classic pop music tour, a comedian and rising pop star are among the varied acts scheduled to perform so far at the 180th Erie County Fair being held from Aug. 7 to 18 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds. Here is what has been announced for the Gusto Grandstand. Darci Lynne & Friends. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Tickets are $38 preferred track, $30 track rese…

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YYNOT – A Tribute to Rush. 7 p.m. May 11. Evening Star Concert Hall, 8810 Niagara Falls Blvd., Niagara Falls. 940-5391. Tickets are $15 advance (box office, inticketing.com). Boondox. 7 p.m. May 22, with Lexa Terrestrial, Bluud Brothers and Kourt Jester. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. 312-9279. buffalosmohawkplace.com. Tickets are $13 advance, $16 day of show and go on …

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Philadelphia singer-songwriter Kurt Vile has announced a return to downtown Buffalo scheduled for 7 p.m. July 31 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Making his first local appearance since a gig at Babeville's Asbury Hall during the spring of 2016, the laid-back guitarist will be back in town as he continues to tour in support of his 2018 record, the drifting and intro…

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Post-rock heavyweights Explosions in the Sky will return to downtown Buffalo at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Making its first area appearance in over a decade, the cinematic Austin-based act will be returning to the road as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. While the band has been steadily sharing building compositions that range f…

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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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Ask a non-New York native to point to Buffalo on a map, and you might be surprised by the answers. Vampire Weekend, which just announced an April 30 show in Babeville for its Father of the Bride Tour, published a flyer for its three-show tour that plops Buffalo in Central New York, roughly in Syracuse. We promise it is not there, and we'd expect a band that originated i…

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Gov’t Mule and Greensky Bluegrass will headline the return of the Borderland Music & Arts Festival, which will also feature a performance by the legendary R&B and gospel singer and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. The second annual festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 21 and 22 at Knox Farm State Park and will showcase more than 20 bands on thr…