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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 …

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Jacob Peter, 8 p.m. Aug. 15 at Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City), $5. Last seen delivering a very special set at the kickoff performance of the Burchfield Penney's "ReSounding" music series last fall, Los Angeles by-way-of-Buffalo musician Jacob Peter (dreambeaches) will make a homecoming appearance on the Silo City grounds. Best served to fans of Blake Mills, Danie…

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As If, 10 p.m. Aug. 9, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. With summer in full swing (and its inevitable wind-down not too far off), DJs Gabtron and BB Garbanzo are back for a sweaty installment of their As If Dance Party series. Nostalgia for late 1990s pop music, 1999 in particular, is currently in overdrive as some of the genre's biggest releases by the Backstree…

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Tough Old Bird, 8 p.m. June 28 at Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Buffalo folk project Tough Old Bird will be celebrating the release of its latest record this weekend. Set to drop on the day of the show – June 28 – "The Old Great Lakes" finds the brotherly duo continuing to hone its weary and rustic brand of Americana, conjuring up the likes of Sam Amidon, A.A.…

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Dutch Tulips, 7 p.m. May 30, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Fuzzy power-pop band Dutch Tulips will be making a visit to downtown Buffalo as it nears the end of its two-week spring itinerary. The Boston quartet made quick haste of an East Coast and Midwest batch of dates as it tours in supports of its debut effort "Receiver." Shared earlier this month, the energ…

Johnny Nobody, 8 p.m. May 24, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Johnny Nobody will emerge from its annual hibernation for its first show of the calendar year at its old stomping grounds. Lockport's long-running rock trio, a relic of Mohawk Place's past when acts like the Old Sweethearts, the Sleeping Kings of Iona and other Harvest Sum bands performed to full room…

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Viking Moses, 7 p.m. April 12, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $7. Baltimore-based Americana outfit Viking Moses will be returning to the familiar Silo City grounds this weekend. The long-running project of musician Brendan Massei, Viking Moses will perform songs off of the forthcoming record "Cruel Child," Massei's fifth since debuting the act 13 years back.…

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Orations, 8 p.m. March 29, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Nocturnal Buffalo act Orations will return to the Mohawk stage to celebrate the release of its latest collection of music. Since debuting in 2014, the quartet has been steadily sharing dark yet shimmering post-punk that recalls the likes of Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Cure and the Chameleons. Its fort…

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Greg Farley, 8 p.m. March 16, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Roots artist Greg Farley will be making a pit stop at the downtown music venue. Formerly a 10-year member of the Catskills-bred, Americana act the Felice Brothers, the working-class musician has since moved on to peruse his own solo project following his long stint as the group's fiddle player. While …

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In the same vein as Dyngus Day and perhaps the night before Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras hands Buffalonians a chance to go out on the town on a weeknight to hear live music, wander between bars or even people-watch in busy neighborhoods. While the Chippewa Alliance's Mardi Gras Bar Crawl was featured in This Week in Buffalo, several options are worth considering for March 5…

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The Cure vs. The Smiths Dance Party, 8 p.m. March 2, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $5. One of Buffalo's longest running dance parties is officially street legal. For the last 16 years, the Transmission Dance Party duo has been presenting the ultimate battle for British post-punk supremacy, and this weekend at Iron Works, the latest installment of the storied …

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It's been a busy week for Darien Lake concert announcements, with three major bookings unveiled over the last few days. Tickets for these go on sale Friday, at either 10 a.m. or noon (details below), alongside The Chainsmokers in KeyBank Center and three small-yet-buzzy gigs slated for smaller Buffalo venues. Heart with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Who: Surprise! Heart …