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Marc Rebillet, 8 p.m. April 19, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $15. Viral electro musician and producer Marc Rebillet will ride his recent buzz into a gig at Buffalo Iron Works. The Dallas-born loop artist, better known as Loop Daddy to his growing legion of fans, has been spending the better part of the last three years gaining a cult following through sharin…

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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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When was the last time you sat with your thoughts for a whole meal? No conversation, no phone, no Netflix or book, but just sitting with your thoughts. In an age of excessive content consumption, when a world of ideas and stories are at our fingertips, this could seem like a waste of time. But as anyone who remembers childhood days of lying in the grass and watching the…

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We're not here to bash snow days. They're great chances to relax, stay safe from the elements, spend meaningful time with the whole family and perhaps day-drink, as we saw many Buffalonians share on social media. But relaxation can turn quickly into restlessness, a strong desire to do something other than dally from the living room to the dining room to the bathroom. Fo…

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It's a strong week for concertgoers in Buffalo, as both Kiss 98.5 FM and Alternative Buffalo 107.7 FM host concerts with deep bills, while the City of Buffalo Artists Market, in the seasonally spectacular Ellicott Square Building, is a chance to feel both festive and productive. Find out what is on tap for Monday through Thursday. 1. Kissmas Bash, 6 p.m. Thursday, De…

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The recent cold has snapped Buffalo's hardiest citizens back to reality: summer is waning and autumn will soon be upon us. As the leaves change and spirits begin to fill the air, the city’s distillers have given us barrels of fall-flavored spirits to fill our glasses. Sato Brewpub's Fuji apple vodka 110 Pearl St.  On Sept. 16, Sato Brewpub celebrated its first ann…

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A traveling celebration of the hit animated show "Rick & Morty" is making a Cobblestone District stop, with schwifty drink and food to mark the occasion. The Rickmobile pulls into Lockhouse Distillery, 41 Columbia St., on Sept. 23. Its mission is to sell show swag and give fans a chance to meet. Drink specials start at noon, but the show is 3 to 6 p.m. Starting a…

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The Tins, 8 p.m. June 1 at Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $12. Reliable indie-pop act the Tins is back and ready to celebrate its latest release at the Cobblestone hot spot. The follow-up to last year's wonderful change-of-pace EP "City Lies," the trio's self-titled (and rumored best) new record will finally see the light of day after a three-year …

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UB Distinguished Speakers Series with Alan Alda 7:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena on University at Buffalo's North Campus (Amherst). Tickets range from $24 to $58 and may be purchased here. Known primarily as an actor - as Hawkeye Pierce on "M*A*S*H," for instance - Alan Alda also spent more than a decade as host of "Scientific American Frontiers" on PBS, then went on to chann…

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On April 28, Lockhouse Distillery will release its spring spirit, Sakura Gin. This popular seasonal product is another of Lockhouse’s innovative selections, and as usual, a lot of thought went into the creation of this unique gin. “We wanted to do something that was Buffalo-centric, but also a step away from the norm. In researching, I learned that Buffalo has the third…

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After a successful freshman debut, the Cobblestone Live! Music & Arts Festival is returning for year two on July 27 and 28 in Buffalo's historic Cobblestone District. Like last year's inaugural run, musical performances will take place at three locations: Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.) and the main outdoor stag…

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Ugly Sun and Mutual Friends, 8 p.m. March 9, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $5. Ugly Sun and Mutual Friends are teaming up for a must-catch double bill at the Cobblestone hotspot. Rising from the ashes of the late great garage-punk trio Arctic Death, Ugly Sun finds the Crook brothers and longtime collaborator (and former Nelson Type member) Trey Ho…

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Dynamo, 7 p.m. March 1, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $7-$10. Last seen taking over Lockhouse back in October, the Nashville jazz/funk fusion collective (think a more R&B geared Snarky Puppy) will return to the scene of the crime for its latest local appearance at the Cobblestone hot spot. Comprised of a core group of nine musicians, the must-…

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Aircraft & M.A.G.S., 9 p.m. Jan. 12, Lockhouse Distillery and Bar (41 Columbia St.), $5. The lively Cobblestone hot spot is playing host to pair of local heavyweights Aircraft and M.A.G.S., teaming up for a solid double bill to kick off the weekend. The psych-pop outfit Aircraft has been a staple of Buffalo's music scene since 2012. Fans of the quartet hope that …

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Deadwolf, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. After sharing a handful of one-off songs since surfacing in 2014, the psych-rock act Deadwolf is finally ready to share its full-length debut. Titled "Heavy Heart," the 14-track release was recorded by Deadwolf axmen Tyler Mendola and Cody Morse; Paul Besch over at Quiet Country Audio handled mixing duties…