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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…

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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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Prepare for an avalanche of local music across two days in Buffalo's Cobblestone District. The third annual Cobblestone Live Music and Arts Festival, slated for Aug. 2 and 3, has announced the first 29 bands that will perform across four stages - two outdoor and two indoor - with much of the outdoor action on Illinois and Columbia streets. Buffalo Iron Works, Lockhou…

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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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Country star Kane Brown, who earned an American Music Awards hat-trick last year, will perform at the Gusto Grandstand at the Erie County Fair this summer. Brown's show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, 5600 McKinley Parkway. Tickets, which range from $55-$90, go on sale at 10 a.m. March 28 through Tickets.com, by phone at (888) 223-6000, or in…

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It's amazing how one drum solo can prolong an artist's career. Phil Collins, a masterful UK drummer who's also an emotive singer-songwriter, is perhaps best known for "In the Air Tonight," released in 1981 but still a familiar tune roughly four decades later. Collins has announced a Buffalo stop for 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in KeyBank Center as a part of his Still Not Dead Yet …

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Four years ago, Andy Grammer made fans swoon at his performance at Starry Night in the Garden, Star 102.5 FM's annual fundraiser at the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens. And why mess with something that works? Encouraged by feedback from the memorable 2015 show, Grammer will return to the Gardens for Starry Night in the Garden 2019, slated for 5 p.m. June 26 …

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February, March and April are the three biggest months of the year for summer concert announcements. The news that nationally recognized bands are coming to Buffalo whets the palates for music fans who crave warm weather and the chance to dance outside the confines of a crowded indoor venue. Here are six shows that have been announced in the last week: 311 with the Dir…

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Hardcore punk icons Black Flag will be performing at 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). The nihilistic, politically driven Los Angeles act, whose 1981 debut release "Damaged" is widely considered a landmark record in the history of the genre, will return to the road after its latest reunion earlier this year. The band's most recent album "What the...…

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Built to Spill will bring its massive new tour to downtown Buffalo at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The beloved Boise indie rockers will return to town later this year, one of the 80 dates in the just-announced itinerary, as the group celebrates the 20th anniversary of its acclaimed record, the tight and accessible "Keep It Like A Secret," the fol…

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It's not every day a Goth rock band from Chicago and an England singer-songwriter are paired together, so these two co-headliners coming to the Buffalo area promise a quirky mingling of fans. The Smashing Pumpkins will be joined by former Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher and his band, the High-Flying Birds, on the bill for Aug. 10 at Darien Lake Amphitheatre (9993 Alleghen…

The Growlers' summer slew of new tour dates will include a return visit to Buffalo at 7 p.m. July 25 in Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.). Kicking off July 17, the popular California "beach goths'" 20-stop itinerary will see the group back on the road in continued support of its 2018 release, the gritty and return-to-form record "Casual Acquaintances." The alb…

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Action Bronson's expanded "White Bronco Tour" will now include a local stop at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The Queens rapper's 2019 batch of dates recently commenced this month as he continues to support his 2018 record, his fifth full-length studio effort since his grassroots days of of the early 2010s. The food-loving MC continues to star i…