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"Festivals here, festivals there – all you need are four great bands," said Mike Ness, lead singer-songwriter and supreme guitarist for punk rock stalwarts Social Distortion. No one disagreed with that sentiment, uttered during the band's jam-packed Tuesday night Canalside Live concert. The show is the second-last of Canalside's outdoor season, which finishes on Aug. 30…

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Christmas in July strikes many as a strange concept (or totally unnecessary), but nevertheless, it's celebrated in Buffalo. But what about St. Patrick's Day in August? Why not give that a chance? This week's event list suggests the creation of another faux holiday, thanks to the arrival of Flogging Molly on Tuesday and the Irish-tinged Almost Halfway to St. Patrick's Da…

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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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1) Kendrick Lamar, 7:30 p.m. June 3 at the Darien Lake Amphitheatre (9993 Allegheny Road, Darien). Tickets range from $35 for lawn seats to $189.50 and may be purchased here. Commentary: The timing is exceptional for Western New York hip-hop fans to welcome Kendrick Lamar to town. The "Damn." creator accepted the Pulitzer Prize Wednesday for his most recent album, marki…

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Halloween night just got a little more interesting in town as Flogging Molly will bring its Life is Good Tour to Western New York at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St. Niagara Falls). Forming in Los Angeles in 1997, the long-running Celtic punk outfit shared its rousing new record "Life is Good" earlier this summer, the band's first collection of new mu…