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Kevin Scoma, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $5. Local music veteran Kevin Scoma will be celebrating the release of his debut solo EP "Into the Weeping Sea" at Duende. Primarily known for his work in Buffalo acts Mandy K, Nelson Type and Mutual Friends over the years, the artist found himself settling into a comfortable musical role while work…

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Cave Curse, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, Electric Avenue (300 Ellicott St.), $5. DIY synth-punkers Cave Curse will be dropping by Electric Avenue, Mohawk Place's sister space, for a midweek gig. The Wisconsin darkwave band recently dropped a new two-track 7-inch,"Buried," its first new recordings since expanding to a quartet. Led by driving rhythms and dark, yet energetic melodie…

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Pinegrove, 7 p.m. March 7, Rec Room (79 W Chippewa St.), $18. https://youtu.be/oEWSccufu3c Emo-tinged Americana outfit Pinegrove is set to make its Buffalo debut at the Chip Strip music club. It's the group's first Western New York appearance since a sold-out performance in Rochester's Bug Jar in 2016. After a self-imposed, yearlong hiatus following sexual coe…

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At the jet-black hooded Mr. Goodbar on Elmwood Avenue, my wallet admired the day's specials, which included buy-one-get-one appetizers and even-cheaper-than-normal, cheap beers. "Goodbar's got a distinct smell to it," my friend said. And it does. Not a bad one, just a mixture of the fried mozzarella sticks I ordered and decades of spilled beers. He once left his jacket …

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Beatles Rooftop Tribute, 6 p.m. Aug. 9, Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), free. One of Buffalo's newest traditions is gearing up for its third installment. Hydraulic Hearth's rather popular Beatles Rooftop Tribute is back for another summer to shut down Swan Street and give audience members a stiff neck while rocking out to a night full of music from the legendary Bri…

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Whether with new bars, restaurants or renovated living spaces, intermittent blocks of downtown Buffalo stand emblematic of the city’s ongoing revival. But among them all, Ellicott Street’s emergence as a go-to dining and drinking stretch may be a surprising development—especially to one of the neighborhood’s longtime cornerstones. “Bizarre. Bizarre, to say the least,…

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Electric Avenue has been at 300 Ellicott St. since owner Richard Platt's father bought the building and opened it in 1981.

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Different Strokes, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.), $5. Buffalo has quietly put together a nice collection of alternative rock tribute/cover acts over the years. Kurt & the Loders and Soul Patch have the whole '90s scene on lock down. Long-running experimental rock collective Lazlo Hollyfeld's tribute nights to seminal acts like Radiohead, LCD…

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One More Time: A Daft Punk Tribute, 10 p.m. Oct. 14, VENU (75 W Chippewa St.), $15-$20. If you still are looking to keep the party going after spending the day at the Phoenix-headlined (and recently relocated) HRVST Festival, then head down to the Chip Strip (you heard me) for a tribute to electronic titans Daft Punk. Since its debut in 1997, French house duo Daft Pu…