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Memories will flood back for Buffalo classic rock fans when The Who hits downtown Buffalo Thursday. The music of Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend (and the late Keith Moon and John Entwistle, for that matter) is the childhood soundtrack for many born in the '60s and '70s, with "My Generation" and "Tommy" shaping a future wave of rockers, and not just in England. The Who,…

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Marc Rebillet, 8 p.m. April 19, Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $15. Viral electro musician and producer Marc Rebillet will ride his recent buzz into a gig at Buffalo Iron Works. The Dallas-born loop artist, better known as Loop Daddy to his growing legion of fans, has been spending the better part of the last three years gaining a cult following through sharin…

Art

Allentown is changing, they say. That was the buzz as I spent a late fall afternoon and evening indulging in food, drink and music, digging what I’ve long believed to be a deep Bohemian vibe in this funky first neighborhood north of the Buffalo downtown-proper border. “It’s not like it used to be, man,” a grizzled acquaintance drawled when I ran into him after indulg…

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Studies say millennials just don't like going out that much. It could be the pressure to dress up and paint your face in makeup. It could be the expensive drinks and rounds of shots you ultimately forget buying. Or it could be that some bars just suit people better than others. For those who aspire to live out a scene in a Harry Potter movie, sipping on a butterbe…

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Yo La Tengo, 8 p.m. Sept. 13, Asbury Hall at Babville (341 Delaware Ave.), $26. Indie rock's model of consistency Yo La Tengo will take the stage at Babeville's Asbury Hall on Sept. 13. Formed in Hoboken, N.J. in the mid-'80s by core members and married couple Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley, the much-praised cult act has been sharing record after record (15 and counti…

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 …

Food and Drink

Update! Go see Morty the Corpse Flower Open until 11 p.m. at Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens (2655 South Park Ave.). Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors (62+) and $9 for students (13+ with ID) and $6 for kids 3-12 years old. The last time a corpse flower opened at the Botanical Gardens, more than 2,500 people converged upon the venue to catch a whi…

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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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Canalside Fitness Classes: Barre Centric 7 to 8 p.m. at 44 Prime St. Free to attend. BlueCross BlueShield's free summer fitness classes at Canalside start rolling with Barre Centric's first waterfront workout of the season. The weekly series runs Mondays through Aug. 27. Barre Centric, based at Main and West Ferry streets, intertwines ballet, yoga and Pilates into…

Comedy

It’s a good week for comedy when rooms other than the area’s two main clubs bring in talent. Here’s what shows we’re eyeing up over the next week. Veteran comedian David Dyer returns to Rob’s Comedy Playhouse at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. May 12. Dyer’s most recent album, “Uncooked,” was released last year on top digital platforms, and he’s developed two web series, “The Sideca…

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Jazz Happy Hour with Susan Peters 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.). Free to attend. 21+ unless accompanied by a parent. Nietzsche's, the famous Allentown watering hole, is welcoming spring with free Monday jazz happy hours. Every week features a different performer, and on May 7, chanteuse Susan Peters takes the bandstand. With her husky voice and …

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Intrepid Travelers' Nietzsche's residency, Cinco en Mayo 9 p.m. at 248 Allen St. $7 at the door. There's a show each Thursday in May. Improv-heavy Buffalo band Intrepid Travelers celebrates its fifth anniversary as a band with a five-show residency in Nietzsche's beginning Thursday, with shows following on May 10, 17, 24 and 31. In his interview with The News' Jeff …

Columns

Five years ago, I attended a funeral for a friend who'd gone way too soon. At the conclusion of the service, that friend's son and his high school buddies played the Grateful Dead's "Brokedown Palace," and if there was a dry eye in the house, it certainly wasn't one of mine. Today, that band of friends is known as Intrepid Travelers, and as they launch a five-show weekl…

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Different Strokes, 9 p.m. April 27, Mr. Goodbar (1110 Elmwood Ave.), $5. Buffalo's premiere (and only) Strokes cover band, aptly titled Different Strokes, is set to return to Mr. Goodbar this weekend to deliver a pair of sets covering the influential New York City band's catalog. Featuring members of local acts Feverbox and Humble Braggers, plus a couple DJs from the…

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1) Trimania, 8 p.m. April 14 in the Tri-Main Center (2495 Main St.). General admission is $25 here, while single VIP is $50 and couples VIP is $80. Commentary: Buffalo Arts Studio presents a night of multimedia pleasure in the Tri-Main Center, with a wealth of live music, more than 50 art installations and a chance to meet many of the building's tenants planned. It's…