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Luis Mojica, 7 p.m. Feb. 13, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Baroque musician Luis Mojica will be paying a visit to Mohawk Place. Formally of the quirky New York City cello-led outfit Rasputina, the Woodstock-based artist has since gone solo to build a catalog of intimate, piano-driven pop music. His decade-ending release "How a Stranger is Made," was shared in …

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Rhett Miller, 7 p.m. Feb. 6, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $31. Rootsy singer-songwriter Rhett Miller will be back in town, this time performing in the 9th Ward at Babeville. The Austin-bred leader of alternative country heavyweights the Old 97s, Miller continues to spend time on the road as he supports his well-received 2018 effort "The Messenger," his l…

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Too Many Zooz, 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $20. Brass house trio Too Many Zooz is bringing its must-see live show to the Cobblestone District. The former New York City subway buskers turned viral YouTube phenomenon is credited for coining its own genre – brass house – a mashup of jazz, funk, EDM and world rhythms. After sharing a collectio…

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Kasador, 8 p.m. Jan. 16 in Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $10. Rising Ontario rock group Kasador will pay a visit to the Cobblestone District venue. After sharing a promising self-titled EP a few years back, the quartet returned in the fall with its much-anticipated debut LP "Brood & Bloom." Produced by Rob Baker and Gord Sinclair of the Tragically Hip, th…

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As we enter 2020, a group of concerned parents with students in the Buffalo Public Schools system is suing the district, believing the state mandate to provide music and arts courses to children is being violated. This story frames the decade’s end better than any other, for “violation” seems to be the watchword of our era. It seems troublingly fitting that a city br…

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Nylon Otters, 7 p.m. Jan. 3 in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Indie grunge outfit Nylon Otters will be calling it a day at Mohawk Place. The local trio recently announced that its early 2020 gig would be the band's last, but not before going out on top with a new EP and farewell celebration. The yet-to-be-titled record, set to drop on Jan. 3, will join a short,…

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"Through Being Cold" Emo Nite, 9 p.m. Dec. 27, Rec Room (79 W Chippewa), $10. The holidays tend to be an emotional time, so what better way to get your money's worth than to head down to the Chip Strip for a night of emotive music classics. Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley and Steve Micciche, fresh off of the band's annual banger of a holiday music festival in Buffal…

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The final weekend before Christmas is actually pretty calm in terms of events, likely because organizers understand how Buffalonians are occupied with last-minute preparations. This weekend's highlights are filled with holiday sentiment, featuring caroling, a family-friendly play at Shea's and a chance to support a local business that's fallen on unexpected hard times. …

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Marcus King Band, 7 p.m. Dec. 19, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $25. Southern rock artist Marcus King will his pull his "El Dorado" tour into the Town Ballroom for a sold-out performance. The young mentor of Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band, Gov't Mule) is currently on his highest profile tour yet as he crosses the country to perform selections off his new record …

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Slocan Ramblers, 7 p.m. Dec. 5, Sportsmens Tavern (326 Amherst St.), $10. Canadian bluegrass outfit Slocan Ramblers will be paying a visit to the Black Rock venue. The Juno-recognized roots act will be passing through town as it continues to tour in support of its celebrated 2019 effort "Queen City Jubilee." The record, which landed a nominee for Traditional Roots Al…

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Ian McCuen, 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $8. Hushed singer-songwriter Ian McCuen will be celebrating the release of his latest material within the Silo City walls. The melancholic folkie is readying the release of "Songs of Fleeting Permanence, Vol. III," the final installment of his three-volume, 33-track musical project. Born out of a six…

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Mal Blum, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $12. Confessional singer-songwriter Mal Blum will be returning to Babeville's cozy basement space to perform. Previously seen in town as a supporting act for rising indie artist Lucy Dacus last March, the New York-based folk-punk musician has returned to the road for a handful of headlining dates to s…

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Dwayne Gretzky, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $15. Toronto nostalgia powerhouse Dwayne Gretzky will be dipping under the border for another visit to the Theatre District music venue. Featuring members of Born Ruffians, July Talk and Our Lady Peace, the popular cover supergroup, which once sold out nearly 100 dates in a row throughout the greater Toron…

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Moon Hooch, 8 p.m. Sept. 7, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $20. Experimental jazz outfit Moon Hooch will be returning to the Cobblestone District for its latest local visit. The former New York City subway buskers turned must-see touring machine shared its collaborative new single "Rise" in June. The refined song sees the evolving trio adding rap verses from h…

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Leggy, 7 p.m. Aug. 23 at the 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10. Cincinnati dream-punk outfit Leggy will be making a pit stop in Babeville's basement space. Currently on tour in support of the March-released, full-length debut "Let Me Know Your Moon," the melodic three-piece has been receiving a fair share of blog love from tastemakers like Stereogum, Impose …