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Super-Tugger, 8 p.m. March 23, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.); $5. Fresh off delivering a healthy dose of Irish punk at Thin Man Brewery during last weekend's St. Patrick's Day festivities, Super-Tugger will make a quick return to the stage to play a fellow Elmwood Village haunt. Formally an outlet for members to share their love of '70s and '80s punk rock, the high…

Food and Drink

Beer and brunch Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.) will host Bang Bang After Brunch Brunch, a five-course beer pairing event featuring Community Beer Works, from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11. The tentative lineup is as follows: • Aperitif: Beermosa made with raspberry witbier. • Appetizer: Mini corn dogs with ketchup and mustard, paired with Frank American pale ale. • Salad: P…

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Different Strokes, 10:30 p.m. Dec. 22, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.), $5. Buffalo has quietly put together a nice collection of alternative rock tribute/cover acts over the years. Kurt & the Loders and Soul Patch have the whole '90s scene on lock down. Long-running experimental rock collective Lazlo Hollyfeld's tribute nights to seminal acts like Radiohead, LCD…

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Joywave, 5 p.m. Oct. 5, Alumni Plaza outside KeyBank Center, free. The weather lately sure would tell you otherwise, but it's time to start another hockey season in Buffalo. To help kick off the 2017-2018 Sabres' season, Rochester's Joywave will be performing a free set outside of the KeyBank Center for the Party in the Plaza opening event. One of the biggest succ…

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Made Violent with Sixties Future, 7 p.m. May 5, the Studio at Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.), $10-$13. A local show of the year contender is approaching as Buffalo's next-big-thing Made Violent is set to return to Waiting Room. The gig should be a proper kick-off for the brash garage trio as it gets ready for a string of summer dates with Philadelphia haze-pop outf…

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Operators, 7 p.m. April 14, Studio at Waiting Room, (334 Delaware Ave.), $15-$17 Even with his cult indie band Wolf Parade finally ending its hiatus to work on new material, Dan Boeckner has managed to find the time to take another one of his bands on the road. The busy Canadian musician, formerly of acts like Divine Fits, Handsome Furs and Atlas Strategic, is on tou…

Comedy

As a new Republican American Health Care Act generates debate across the country, a group of Buffalo comedians are performing a fundraiser to support universal health care in New York State. “Stand Up for New York Health,” taking place at 8 p.m. March 23 at Mr. Goodbar, features such comedians as Clayton Williams, Nicky Spin, Kevin Thomas Jr., Bruce Wilson and Eric Ling…

Good Thursdays with Alternative Buffalo, 10 p.m. March 9, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.), free. This week may be a good excuse to get out of the house and finally treat yourself to a Good Thursday night. The popular alternative-rock radio station has been hosting its weekly takeover of the college bar for some time now, playing buzzing tracks from its influential #A…

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Half Way to Cask Ale Festival June 24 to 26 Mr. Goodbar 1110 Elmwood Ave. (882-4000) Mr. Goodbar will host a “half-way to cask ale” event to complement its December festival. The event will run all weekend with specials on each night. June 24: $1 off all pints till 10 p.m., $4 select pints and a complimentary buffet starting at 6 p.m. There will be karaoke at 10 p.m. and…

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Nearly 18 months since making its much talked-about live premiere, the Soft Love is ready to share its debut EP "All of It Part 1" at 8 p.m. June 4 at Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.). The super-group of sorts comprised of Bryan Hyrek (The Thermidors), Jeremy Franklin (Son of the Son, Kurt & the Loders), Joe Stocker (Son of the Sun) and Matt Samulski (Fairweathers) for…

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Western New York IPA Day 2 to 6 p.m. May 14 Marcy Casino Buffalo, 199 Lincoln Pkwy. (886-0088) If last week’s World Beer Cup Awards are any indication, American-style India Pale Ale (IPA) is the most popular beer style on the planet. At the World Beer Cup, a category-leading 275 entries indicates that breweries worldwide are acknowledging this popular brew. Our area is n…

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Some bands elicit a mood. Other bands instigate action. And if Buffalo’s The Spin Wires is understood to be the latter, the sound of its dance-inducing hop rock is apt to prompt a barroom full of ebullient drinkers to drench itself in a sheen of sweat, spilled cocktails and cups of draft beer. The trio of drummer Joe Grasso, bassist R.J. Porter and guitarist Tyson Prince …

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Often times, when a bar tries to provide patrons with a solid serving of everything – whether beer selection, live music or a genuine jovial atmosphere – it fails to deliver exceptional helpings of anything. Not the case with Buffalo’s historic institution known simply as Goodbar. Set on the Elmwood strip since 1968, the joint’s been favored by SUNY Buffalo State students,…

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One of the more over looked spots to catch live music in town is the second floor of Mr. Goodbar. Did you know there was a second floor of Mr. Goodbar? Exactly. Normally featuring live music on the bar’s first floor stage, the co-ed hot spot will be opening its upstairs doors on Saturday to welcome the electro-tinged Brooklyn indie rockers, the Jaguar Club. The quintet pa…

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Multi-instrumentalists aside secondhand copies of Hemmingway. Paintings above steaming Americanos. Strip-teasing burlesque before an on-stage folk explosion. Fasten your seatbelts, Buffalo - it’s time to infringe. The 11-day Infringement Festival—an eclectic, grassroots-organized circus featuring more than 430 diversified artists across nearly 100 local venues—kicked off …