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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…

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The Tins, 8 p.m. Oct. 20, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $7 - $10. Since surfacing back in 2010, Buffalo indie trio the Tins has been tinkering with its ever-evolving sound over the course of five releases of hook-heavy pop music. The latest addition to the band's discography is the four-track "City Lies." The EP's pastoral and complete 180 of a fi…

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Beatles Rooftop Tribute, 6 p.m. Aug. 24, Hydraulic Hearth (716 Swan St.), free. After a successful first run last summer, the Larkinville hot spot is bringing back its rooftop tribute to the Fab Four for a second go-around. Because of the popularity of the inaugural event, the organizers have closed down Swan Street and will open up Larkin Square for much-needed spac…

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After a successful summer run last season, Lockhouse Distillery and Sunbeam Entertainment's collaborative Canalside Afterparty series has returned. Following Gary Clark Jr.'s Canalside kickoff performance, the Cobblestone-based Lockhouse Distillery (41 Columbia St.) will launch its after hours at 10 p.m. June 15 with an alt-rock double header featuring performances from…

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Springtime and our thoughts turn to cocktails under our backyard tree. To that point, Lockhouse Distillery has teamed up with Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy to unveil its eighth product — Sakura Gin. Sakura is the Japanese word for cherry blossom, a symbolic flower of spring that represents renewal (and the fleeting nature of life) in the Japanese culture. To cele…

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DYNAMO, 9 p.m. April 21, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $10. Lockhouse's eclectic winter concert series comes to a close as the Nashville band DYNAMO touches down in the Cobblestone distillery. The must-see live act fuses funk, soul, R&B and rock into an explosive package that has taken the band on tour nationwide. DYNAMO released its debut alb…

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Music festival season is quickly approaching, and Buffalo is getting a new one of its own. Cobblestone Live, a two-day indie-music festival, will kick off its inaugural go-around at 1 p.m. July 15-16 in Buffalo's historic Cobblestone District. "Cobblestone Live is loosely inspired by Brooklyn Comes Alive," said promoter/founder C.J. Cook of Sunbeam Entertainment. "A …

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Ron Hawkins, 6 p.m. March 24, Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humboldt Pkwy.), $22.50. Leaving his backing band at home for his latest Buffalo pit-stop, Lowest of the Low frontman Ron Hawkins will set up shop in a rather unexpected venue: the Buffalo Museum of Science. The musician shared his latest solo record "Spit Sputter & Sparkle" last year, but don't be sho…