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Kerfuffle, the annual daylong music event held at Canalside, no longer feels like a buzzy, new event. Now six solid years in, Kerfuffle has become a reliable early-summer staple promising big-name artists, sweet sounds and rocking rhythms to Buffalo’s alt-rock fans. On the first official day of summer, “the music event of the summer” (as dubbed by presenting radio stati…

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The sixth annual Alternative Buffalo Kerfuffle returns to Canalside with a lineup of familiar musical friends and some new faces. Walk the Moon, the Head & the Heart, Bishop Briggs, Catfish & the Bottlemen, Atlas Genius, Houses and Matt Maeson are set to perform at the daylong music festival June 21. Gates open at 2 p.m. with the show at 3:20 p.m. The all-ages e…

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Five summer editions of 107.7 Alternative Buffalo’s Kerfuffle are now in the books. And after its latest affair on June 16, the station can check off another rollicking amalgamation of Fender rock, electro pop and all points between along Buffalo’s Canalside waterfront. The daylong festival – featuring Mainland, Mansionair, Family of the Year, Marian Hill, Robert DeLong…

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Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle Gates open at 12:30 p.m., music runs from 1:45 p.m. to 11 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). General admission tickets are $35 plus fees and may be purchased here. Entercom indie radio station Alt Buffalo trots out another lineup that blends familiar visitors such as Matt and Kim, Taking Back Sunday, AWOLNATION and Robert DeLong with newer art…

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1) Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle, gates open at noon, music begins at 1:45 p.m. June 16 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Tickets are $35 plus fees for general admission, $50 plus fees for premium view; more details here. Ticket prices rise to $55 on the day of the show. Commentary: Kerfuffle is beloved for several reasons: it unites indie music fans on Buffalo's waterfron…

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AWOLNATION, Matt & Kim and Robert Delong are some of the familiar names headed to Alternative Buffalo’s day-long outdoor music event called Kerfuffle. The concert is set for 1:45 p.m. June 16 at Canalside and also includes musical acts Family of the Year, Mainland, Mansionair and Manchester Orchestra with more bands to be announced by Alt Buffalo, radio station 107.…

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If there is one thing that gets local music fans hyped for summer, its the announcement of Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle lineup. Now entering its fourth year, the annual one-day festival went live yesterday, sending members of the always eager #AltFamily in a social media frenzy. Set to return to its Canalside home base (44 Prime St.) at 12:30 p.m. June 17, the tas…

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After canceling the remainder of their summer dates, Death From Above 1979 has been removed from Alternative Buffalo's upcoming Kerfuffle lineup at Canalside (44 Prime St.). The Toronto dance-punk pair, which has been touring with Kerfuffle headliner AWOLNATION over the past month, had to scrap the remaining 16 dates after its tour partner pulled out to join Prophets of R…

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Alternative Buffalo 107.7 FM promised a surprise guest would join its popular Kerfuffle summer concert and the radio station lived up to its word with the announcement of the addition of the Violent Femmes. The punk-rock icon joins a bill set for July 23 at Canalside featuring AWOLNATION, Bloc Party, Coleman Hell, Death From Above 1979, Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear, The…

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If you happen to be scrolling through your Twitter feed this morning, you may notice a flurry of ecstatic tweets directed at Alternative Buffalo. The radio station has just released the lineup to its popular summer concert festival Kerfuffle, sending its listeners, or rather, #AltFamily, into what very well could be described as a digital mind freak. Like years past, the …

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The cacophonic communion of outdoor music festivals has been ushering Buffalo’s residents away from the city’s core for years, sending gaggles of teens, young adults and the ageless along I-90 for a day at Darien Lake or elsewhere.Thankfully, Alternative Buffalo’s Kerfuffle has another direction in mind. After its second edition Saturday inside the confines of Canalside – …

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Cramming’s not just for final exams and the back seat of your Ford hatchback. With summer approaching its halfway point, activities need to be stuffed into your iPhone calendar. For those looking to pack the equivalent of four alt-rock concerts into one waterfront-set date, there’s Alternative Buffalo’s all-day Kerfuffle, scheduled to kick off at 1:45 p.m. Saturday within…

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Here are 10 outdoor shows you should not miss this summer. It’s to the credit of the 2015 summer concert season that I had difficulty whittling it down to 10.Widespread PanicJune 16, ArtparkAfter last summer’s Artpark show was cut short due to the arrival, mid-set, of a severe summer storm, Widespread Panic is back to finish what it started. One name should seal the deal f…

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For those who object to being told that summer is losing its warm grip on us, may we direct your attention to the Halloween candy displays in the supermarket that long ago supplanted the dusty back-to-school merchandise? Face it: Our longest, sunniest days are behind us. But rather than curse the polar vortex to come, Buffalo News critics look back on the best that the su…

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In all honesty, I didn’t know what to expect. An alternative-music festival, at Canalside, in the sun, with more than a half-dozen headlining acts from all over Hipsterworld, singing songs about ironic inside-jokes, with an expected sold-out sea of inebriated, freewheeling, screaming, smartphone-drunk, dancing teens and their doting parents, checking their watches from the…