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Viking Moses, 7 p.m. April 12, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $7. Baltimore-based Americana outfit Viking Moses will be returning to the familiar Silo City grounds this weekend. The long-running project of musician Brendan Massei, Viking Moses will perform songs off of the forthcoming record "Cruel Child," Massei's fifth since debuting the act 13 years back.…

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Orations, 8 p.m. March 29, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Nocturnal Buffalo act Orations will return to the Mohawk stage to celebrate the release of its latest collection of music. Since debuting in 2014, the quartet has been steadily sharing dark yet shimmering post-punk that recalls the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure and the Chameleons. Its fort…

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Tom Waits' "Blue Valentine," 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $10. This Valentine's Day, Duende down at Silo City will be hosting a musical gathering for even the most hardest of hearts as the bar will present a front-to-back take on Tom Waits' "Blue Valentine" album. Dropped back in 1978 during the raspy musician's stretch of releases with …

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The Dirty Nil, 7 p.m. Feb. 8, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa St.), $1.07. Buzzing Hamilton, Ont. trio the Dirty Nil will take over the Chip Strip music club this weekend. The arena-rock indebted punk act is touring to support its latest release, 2018's "Master Volume," which saw the band deliver a slightly more polished and stadium-ready version of its raw and powerful rif…

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As If: Snow Ball Dance Party, 9 p.m. Dec. 28, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Transmission NYE Dance Party, 10 p.m. Dec. 31 Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Mohawk Place is the site for your end-of-year nostalgic dance parties as both As If and Transmission will be throwing one last get together before the calendar turns. First up is the DJ duo of Gabtron a…

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Gabriel Kahane, 8 p.m. Dec. 7, Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.), $22. Composer and singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane is set to make a special appearance at the Burchfield Penney on Friday. The NYC resident is currently on tour in support of his ambitious new record, the sparse and intimate "Book of Travelers." To prep, he took an unplugged, nearly 9,00…

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Jacob Peter, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.), free with paid gallery admission. ReSounding, a new musical series from the folks at the Burchfield Penney, is set to debut with a kickoff performance from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jacob Peter. Earlier this month, he shared his latest collection of album, a sort-of collection …

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Docs vs. Jocks for PUCCS 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Adam's Mark Hotel (120 Church St.). Cost is $100 and may be purchased here. Former Sabres goalie Marty Biron could stop slap shots and has proven he can analyze hockey, but can he cook? He and former teammate Andrew Peters will duke it out with local neurosurgeons Douglas Moreland and Elad Levy in a cook-off fundra…

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Rock Autism Music Festival Noon Sept. 1, Ellicottville Village Park (11 Parkside Drive, Ellicottville), $15-$30. Charitable organization Rock for Autism will be taking over Ellicottville this weekend as it presents the first Rock Autism Music Festival in the ski town's Village Park. Founded by local musician Max Muscato in honor of his brother Sonny, the non-profit …

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One thing you may not know about Silo City owner Rick Smith is his love for soccer. The Buffalo businessman, whose dedication to smartly "regenerating" a section of the city's grain elevators has drawn the attention of the New York Times and a few international outlets, visited Tottenham years ago and took in a Spurs match; he's been a supporter ever since. A short d…