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Basement, 7 p.m. May 17, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa), $20. Rising British rock act Basement will be performing at the Chip Strip hot stop this weekend. The Suffolk-born group is touring to support its 2018 breakthrough effort "Beside Myself." The new record continues to see the group distance itself from its gritty emo-punk roots, a shift that first started to take for…

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Stay Gold, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.), free. The Burchfield Penney's Stay Gold event returns for another go around as part of the gallery's ongoing Second Friday series. Entering its third year, the community art party, a rather juiced-up version of its monthly event, continues to present an across-the-board look of the curren…

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Yo La Tengo, 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Asbury Hall at Babville (341 Delaware Ave.), $26. Indie rock's model of consistency Yo La Tengo will take the stage at Babeville's Asbury Hall on Sept. 13. Formed in Hoboken, N.J. in the mid-'80s by core members and married couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, the much-praised cult act has been sharing record after record (15 and counti…

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Hollerado, 7 p.m. Nov. 16, the Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $16 - $19. Since Waiting Room and its upstairs Studio closed earlier this fall, the Leopard Lounge, Town Ballroom's intimate front room, has seen quite the uptick in activity. If you have yet to check the space out, then maybe the latest visit from Hollerado would be a good enough excuse. …

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Craig Finn with John K. Samson, 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.), $28. Last seen opening up for Titus Andronicus at a spirited Tralf Music Hall a couple of years back, the Hold Steady's Craig Finn will return to Buffalo in a headlining role at Town Ballroom's intimate Leopard Lounge. On tour in support of his new (and best) solo release, 2017's mov…

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Originally scheduled at Waiting Room, the Living End will now be performing at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 in the Leopard Lounge at Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Since emerging more than 20 years ago, the Australian pub-punks have been honing its rock-revivalist sound, combining punk and rockabilly into a rollicking package. The salty act's most recent studio album, the rousing and …

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Craig Finn is set to perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 27 in the Town Ballroom's Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.). Formerly of cult Minneapolis rock group Lifter Puller, Finn is better known these days as the frontman/lyricist of the literate bar rockers the Hold Steady. The passionate musician has been quickly building his solo discography since sharing his debut solo album "Clea…

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Cloud Nothings, 7 p.m. April 28, The Tralf Music Hall (622 Main St.) , $15-$18. Cloud Nothings is back in Buffalo to make its most recent rounds through local music clubs. Previously seen in town nearly destroying Buffalo Iron Works while on tour for the angst-heavy album "Attack on Memory" in 2014, the former lo-fi, Ohio indie act will be returning to the Queen City…

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Buffalo post-hardcore four-piece the Slums is set to debut its new album at 8 p.m. April 29 in the Leopard Lounge (681 Main St.). Comprised of former members of Buffalo bands of yesteryear like the Malones, the Boy and His Machine, Strangers, Scales and Arctic Death, the quartet has been busy with go-to producer Paul Besch at his Alden-based Quiet Country Audio studio wor…

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"Bleed a Little While Tonight." "Rosy and Grey." "Salesmen, Cheats and Liars." These are all songs penned by revered Canadian singer/songwriter Ron Hawkins more than 25 years ago, back before multiple generations of Buffalonians discovered these tracks and others by Hawkins’ Toronto-based Lowest of the Low to soundtrack secluded keg parties, barroom laughs or the unpleasa…

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Since opening its door in early March, the Leopard Lounge, the intimate front room within Town Ballroom, has wasted no time in breaking in its new stage. The space has just announced two new shows to be added to its growing schedule: New Madrid on April 21 followed by Mishka Shubaly on May 12. The Athens-based New Madrid will be on the road in support of its forthcoming n…

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Legend has it that the members of SWMRS decided to form a band after friends Cole Becker and Joey Armstrong watched Jack Black in the film “School of Rock.” Becker and Armstrong were both 8 at the time, and there also was the slight problem that neither of them could play an instrument. But if you’ve seen “School of Rock” then you get it. The film celebrates the impulse t…