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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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An eclectic trio of talented music groups serenaded Alternative Buffalo 107.7 at the beloved alternative rock radio station’s fifth birthday show on Monday night. Cool-and-moody pop-rock headliners The Neighbourhood took the foggy Buffalo RiverWorks stage to close out the celebratory evening, and floated lush, provocative dark pop fantasies to a well-warmed-up crowd. T…

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From a food event dedicated to healthy options to a nice lineup slotted for Buffalo's indie station's birthday show, there are ample activity options in Buffalo from Oct. 1 to 4. Although Modest Mouse has sold out the University at Buffalo Center for the Arts, tickets remain available for several other worthy events. Taps and Apps 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in Buffalo R…

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Through Kerfuffle and Kerfuffle Before Christmas music festivals, Alternative Buffalo 107.7 fans have been treated to elaborate lineups that blend established indie acts with rising stars that have received station airplay. But the Entercom station hasn't stooped any lower when booking their birthday shows, as The Neighbourhood, Joywave and Flora Cash will play at 6:30 …

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Rochester's Joywave has taken its danceable-but-eclectic alt-pop-indie hybrid from Western New York clubs to major stages – Indio, California's Coachella Festival and Chicago's Lollapalooza, for example – in less than a decade as an entity. Along the way, the band - singer Daniel Armbruster, guitarist Joseph Morinelli, drummer Paul Brenner, bassist Jeremiah Crespo, and key…

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Joywave, 5 p.m. Oct. 5, Alumni Plaza outside KeyBank Center, free. The weather lately sure would tell you otherwise, but it's time to start another hockey season in Buffalo. To help kick off the 2017-2018 Sabres' season, Rochester's Joywave will be performing a free set outside of the KeyBank Center for the Party in the Plaza opening event. One of the biggest succ…

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The recently announced HRVST Festival, presented by 103.3 the Edge, will kick off its inaugural run on Oct. 14 at the Culumus Festival Grounds (50 James E. Casey Drive). Slick French synth-pop act Phoenix will act as the headliner. After weeks of waiting, the rest of the lineup was finally shared, highlighted by a performance from Manchester Orchestra. The Atlanta al…

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We're just going to cut to the chase this week, mostly because you probably don't want to hear me fawn over fall, which is unquestionably my favorite season. 1) Ellicottville Fall Festival, 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 9; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 10; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Village of Ellicottville. It's free to attend, and the Ellicottville website has a very useful schedul…

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One of Rochester’s next great hopes returns to Western New York when Joywave plays a show Oct. 9 in Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.). The electro-pop band has been on absolute fire since the release of the viral music video to its KOPPS collaborative single “Tongues,” back in the spring of 2014. Since then, the five piece has toured the world behind the steam of its full…