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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 …

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Brassband, Dixieland, Americana & Burlesque 6, 8 p.m. Jan. 26, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $15. The sixth installment of Brassband, Dixieland, Americana & Burlesque series is returning to Mohawk Place this weekend for a rollicking good time. Musician Tyler Westcott, frontman of the event's house band, if you will, Folkfaces, is responsible for the curati…

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Leyda, 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $6. New(er) to the scene outfit Leyda will celebrate the release of its new EP at Mohawk Place. After debuting at the tail-end of 2017, the indie five-piece dropped its self-titled, freshman collection of music last summer. The four-track release recalled the likes of fellow lyrically driven acts like Hop Along,…

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As If: Snow Ball Dance Party, 9 p.m. Dec. 28, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Transmission NYE Dance Party, 10 p.m. Dec. 31 Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. Mohawk Place is the site for your end-of-year nostalgic dance parties as both As If and Transmission will be throwing one last get together before the calendar turns. First up is the DJ duo of Gabtron a…

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Night Slaves, 8 p.m. Dec. 21, Revolution Gallery (1419 Hertel Ave.), $5-$10. Last-minute holiday shoppers perusing North Buffalo's Revolution Gallery will be greeted to the dark, experimental sounds of Night Slaves. Formed by local stalwarts John Toohill and David Kane back in 2015, the minimalist industrial duo has since evolved into a proper band, adding the likes …

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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…