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When organizers finally succumbed to the series of unfortunate (and likely avoidable) events that led to the wheels coming off their planned Woodstock 50 festival, fans and music industry insiders let out a collective sigh-groan hybrid. Here in our town, we might not have heard it, so giddy were we in the wake of the announcement that, instead of performing at what woul…

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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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An open date on the Raconteurs' tour schedule has created a rare opportunity for regional fans of the indie-rock supergroup. The band has added a show on Friday, Aug. 16 at the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls) to its highly touted summer tour. “Unfortunately, The Raconteurs will no longer be playing Woodstock 50,” reads a press release from the band's manag…

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Basement, 7 p.m. May 17, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa), $20. Rising British rock act Basement will be performing at the Chip Strip hot stop this weekend. The Suffolk-born group is touring to support its 2018 breakthrough effort "Beside Myself." The new record continues to see the group distance itself from its gritty emo-punk roots, a shift that first started to take for…

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It's not quite News of the Weird, but many of Buffalo's events this week come with unusual twists. For instance, YouTube stalwart Postmodern Jukebox has exploded thanks to leaping the bounds of musical genres, while 1987 cult classic "The Princess Bride" - starring a character named Prince Humperdinck - has carved out a place in cinematic lore. Toss in a blossoming regg…

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Passion Pit's just-announced tour will include an area stop at 7 p.m. May 19 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). Led by Buffalo native and frontman Michael Angelakos, the dance-minded indie act will soon hit the road to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its breakthrough debut record "Manners." The ultra-catchy album features the pair of glossy singles …

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Alternative rock artist Andrew McMahon will perform at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). Formally of piano-led emo group Something Corporate and the intimate solo project Jack's Mannequin, the electro-tinged Massachusetts musician continues to be a regular visitor to the Buffalo area, most recently delivering an acoustic performance…

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[Update: 12:45 p.m. Sept. 27 - The Turnt Up Tour has canceled its Niagara Falls visit to Rapids Theatre, scheduled originally for Dec. 8. According to the venue, scheduling issues were at the heart of the cancellation.] *Here's the original report: The nostalgic fervor surrounding early 2000s hip-hop presses on with the newest Rapids Theatre booking: Chingy and the Y…

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Father John Misty Doors at 5 p.m., headliner hits the stage around 8, show is done by 10:30 on July 26 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Cost is $5 and comes with a free drink ticket if you purchase in advance at Consumer's Beverages. When the 2018 Canalside Live! lineup was announced, this multi-talented Maryland-born musician was the social media darling (alongside Vanill…

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Rising reggae outfit Dirty Heads will return to Western New York at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). On tour in support its latest album, the diverse "Swim Team," the southern California group continue to release genre-fusing records full of hip-hop, rock, pop and more into a beach party-ready package. Fans of Sublime, Iration, Pep…

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USS, or Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, has locked in its latest area visit, set for 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The Toronto alternative dance duo's "Bonavista Tour" will find the pair returning to the road to continue to support its most recent record, "New World Alphabet," which was shared in early 2017. October's date will be the gr…

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After previously rocking the Niagara Falls stage last spring, the Struts will return for a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 24 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The retro Brit-rockers known for an over-the-top, flamboyant classic-rock style (think the Darkness) shared its debut LP "Everybody Wants" back in 2014. The 11-track record is a radio-ready collecti…

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Underoath in Rapids Theatre 7:30 p.m. at 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. Cost is $32.50 in advance here, or $38.50 at the door. Metalcore survivors Underoath return to town to headline a bill that also includes Dance Gavin Dance, Veil of Maya and Limbs. The band recently returned from an eight-year period devoid of new music, and all reports suggests that the band's batt…

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Bullet For My Valentine Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 in Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St.). Tickets are $27.50 advance here, $32 day-of-show. 103.3 the Edge is presenting a heavy rock throw-down at the Rapids, with Welsh alt-metallers Bullet For My Valentine headlining a bill that also includes opening salvos from Trivium and Toothgrinder. The BFMV crew will be debu…

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony will perform at 7 p.m. May 31 in the Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls). The Cleveland rap outfit emerged in the mid-1990s with its 1995 debut album, "E 1999 Eternal." The record featured the breakout Grammy-winning hit single "Crossroads." Last summer, the group released its 10th studio album, "Next Wave." The evening's opening acts h…