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Cave. 8 p.m. Dec. 3, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10. Chicago psych act Cave will be delivering a steady stream of groove-heavy tunes when it settles into the 9th Ward. The krautrock-tinged band's latest visit to Buffalo will be to perform tracks from the new album "Allways," which was recently released on indie label Drag City. Recorded in both the gro…

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PastMasters, 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $8. PastMasters, Buffalo's premiere Beatles tribute act, will return to the stage for a holiday installment of its Fab Four review. Since 2016, the seasoned crew of local musicians have been delivering faithful renditions of the deep catalog of rock music's most influential and popular act all around the…

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Ian Sweet, 7 p.m. Nov. 2, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $12. Brooklyn up-and-comer Ian Sweet will help usher Buffalo into a post-Halloween world on Friday night at the downtown music hot spot. The nervy indie-pop act will be passing through town to play selections off its just-released sophomore record "Crush Crusher." The album's cascading lead single "Hiding" ha…

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Avi Buffalo, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $8. Quirky indie-pop act Avi Buffalo will be visiting town to give Buffalo music fans a quick breath before deep diving into Halloween weekend festivities. The former blog darlings found a measure of success back in 2010 following the release of its self-titled debut record, and in particular, its melancho…

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Restorations with Wild Pink, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa St.), $15. Downtown Buffalo's newest music venue will host anthemic Philadelphia outfit Restorations. The NPR-approved indie rockers are swinging through town to share tunes from its latest record "LP5000." Released late last month, the seven-track collection of music continues to see the band carr…

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Thrashing and twirling and yelling, folk-accented post-hardcore band mewithoutYou graced Mohawk Place on Monday. A packed crowd required jostling for position, but ignoring the scoffs and whispers-under-breath was well worth the show if you managed to stake stage-view claim. (Many less-fortunate, or perhaps less-aggressive show-goers didn’t). Sweaty and spirited, v…

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Turkuaz, 8 p.m. Oct. 5, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20. Brooklyn power-funk outfit Turkuaz is back in town with a batch of new music in tow. The high-energy nine-piece is fresh off of the release of its latest record "Life in the City," which dropped on Sept. 28. The album is the band's second release this year following its live vault recordings "401717" and firs…

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Bully with JEFF the Brotherhood, 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $15. Grunge-torchbearers Bully will be paying a visit to Mohawk Place this weekend nearly three years to the date of its last local appearance. After breaking through in 2015 with its critically acclaimed debut album "Losing," the throwback group returned with its sophomore effort in 2…

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business  8 p.m. Aug 24, Babeville's Asbury Hall (341 Delaware Ave.), $18-$21. Southern-bred bar rocker J. Roddy Walston, along with his backing group the Business, is set to visit Asbury Hall, the multi-use event space within the Babeville walls. The rousing, on-the-rise live act (think the Band meets the Hold Steady) continues to tour in s…

Twin Speak, 8 p.m. Aug. 17, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $6. Utica stoner rock act Twin Speak will be back in Buffalo and the timing is rather nice. The instrumental outfit recently shared its latest record, the dark, post-metal "Soulss," back in April. Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign that ran through the spring, the new album is also available in vinyl …

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Live at Larkin's South Buffalo Night 5 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Larkin Square (745 Seneca St.). Free to attend. When done right, community celebrations can be lively gatherings bursting with pride. Through its six previous seasons, Live at Larkin's South Buffalo Night has been among the most popular of each summer, with congressman Brian Higgins and his Exchange Street B…

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Downtown Buffalo's newest music venue has wasted no time filling up its fall musical lineup. In a flurry of announcements over the past week, After Dark Entertainment's new space the Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa St.) added a number of shows to its growing schedule, including the Joy Formidable for 7 p.m. Nov. 9. The British indie trio made a splash with its 2011 debut re…

Jeff Rosenstock's latest batch of tour dates will include a Buffalo stop at 8 p.m. July 30 in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.). Best known for fronting the DIY music collective Bomb the Music Industry!, the prolific songwriter started off the new year, New Year's Day to be exact, with the release of his third solo effort "POST-." The cynical and manic collection of rousi…

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Middle Kids, 7 p.m. June 7, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $13. Up-and-coming indie act Middle Kids is set to make its Buffalo debut at the downtown live music hot spot. The hook-heavy trio from Sydney, Australia is currently riding a considerable amount of buzz following the release of its breakthrough debut full-length "Lost Friends," plus a seal of approval from…

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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 …