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A Western New York music favorite is coming back to town. Tedeschi Trucks Band, which brought its act to both Artpark and Canalside in recent years, will make a stop at the UB Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on May 7 and 8. The band, led by singer guitarist Susan Tedeschi and her husband and former Allman Brother guitarist Derek Trucks and, will be touring in support of…

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The Brian Wilson "Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Word Tour" will visit the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts for a show at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Joining Wilson are his former bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. The concert features the classic Beach Boys album "Pet Sounds" performed in its entirety, plus music from Wilson's solo career. Tickets are $6o to $90 an…

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With Neko Case and the Mountain Goats already on board, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.) continues to fill out its strong first half of 2016 with the announcement that Philadelphia singer-songwriter Kurt Vile, along with backing band the Violators, will perform at 8 p.m. March 31. Since pursuing a solo career in 2008, the former War on Drugs member (and soon-t…

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British sensation Wolf Alice will return to Buffalo this spring in its first area headlining gig for a show at 8 p.m. April 6 in the Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.). The Northern London quartet is quickly becoming a household name in the states, and more importantly, the Buffalo area. The alt-rockers nabbed a slot on this past December's Kerfuffle Before Christmas show at…

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Artpark has announced the first three shows for its 2016 outdoor summer concert season. The Band Perry will perform July 5; Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, July 12; and Ben Folds with yMusic, July 13. Tickets for the three shows go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 through the Artpark box office, artpark.net, tickets.com and by calling (888) 223-6000. Advance tickets…

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A quartet of alternative radio mainstays led by Cage the Elephant will perform March 28 at First Niagara Center as part of Alternative Buffalo 107.7's "Spring Fling" concert. The Buffalo concert, part of a 15-date national tour, should be a fine placeholder while local alt-rock fans dream of warmer weather and the inevitable return of the station’s Kerfuffle summer festiv…

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Puscifer is bringing its "Money $hot" tour to Western New York. The band, whom News Pop Music Critic Jeff Miers said "has released some of the most interesting and creative rock music of the past 10 years," will play at 7:30 p.m. April 5 at UB Center for the Arts on the school's Amherst campus. Luchafer also is on the bill. The band's latest album is called "Money Shot.…

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The Boss is coming back to Buffalo. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will do their part to continue the stream of upper-echelon rock and pop shows we’ve been getting at First Niagara Center over the past year when they arrive at that venue on Feb. 25. Tickets ranging in price from $58.50 to $138.50 will go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 11. They can be purchased throug…

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One of the biggest stars in pop music is coming back to Buffalo. Rihanna will appear at First Niagara Center at 7:30 p.m. March 23. The Anti World Tour will feature special guest Travis Scott. She last played Buffalo in March of 2013. Tickets, prices from $30.50 to $126 go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 3. They will be available online at LiveNation.com, Tickets.com, the First…

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Maroon 5 is coming to Buffalo - and you have plenty of time to make plans to see the show. The hit-making band behind such songs as "This Love," "Sunday Morning" and "She Will Be Loved" will take to the First Niagara Center stage Sept. 26 along with special guests, Tove Lo and R. City. Maroon 5 is fronted by Adam Levine, one of the judges on the TV show "The Voice." Tic…

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They’re not dead yet.Dead & Company, which features Grateful Dead members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir and singer/guitarist John Mayer, will take the stage Nov. 11 at First Niagara Center and will perform two sets of music drawing largely from the Dead’s historic catalog of songs. Dead members Hart, Kreutzmann, Weir, and bassist Phil Lesh reunited this summer …

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Country superstar Garth Brooks and Trish Yearwood will return to Buffalo for the first time in 17 years to perform four concerts in the First Niagara Center. Brooks and Yearwood will perform shows at 6 and 10:30 p.m. March 6 and 7. Tickets are $56.97 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Tickets.com or by calling (800) 228-6622. A limit of eight tickets can be purchase…

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If there is one thing One Direction fans want, it’s to see Harry, Zayn, Liam, Niall and Louis in person. Now, local fans will finally get their chance. One Direction will be performing at 7 p.m. Sept. 3, 2015 in Ralph Wilson Stadium as part of its "On the Road Again Tour." Tickets are $104, $84, $64 and $44 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 1 through Ticketmaster, Livenation…

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Sara Bareilles, Aretha Franklin, Sammy Hagar and Michael McDonald are among the new acts announced for the Artpark summer season. Here is the full schedule of shows. Tickets for shows just announced go on sale at 10 a.m. May 3. First Niagara presents Tuesday in the Park June 10– Daryl Hall & John Oates Advance General Admission $12 June 17 – Widespread Panic Advance Ge…