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"Through Being Cold" Emo Nite, 9 p.m. Dec. 27, Rec Room (79 W Chippewa), $10. The holidays tend to be an emotional time, so what better way to get your money's worth than to head down to the Chip Strip for a night of emotive music classics. Every Time I Die's Keith Buckley and Steve Micciche, fresh off of the band's annual banger of a holiday music festival in Buffal…

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Amigo the Devil, 6:30 Nov. 29, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa), $15. Don't let a nasty food coma stop you from heading downtown to catch a set from on-the-rise folk artist Amigo the Devil. The dark country singer-songwriter (born Danny Kiranos) will be passing through town as he tours in support of his acclaimed 2018 effort "Everything is Fine." The 15-track collection of …

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Dogs in Stereo, 7 p.m. Nov. 14, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $7. Lo-fi Buffalo project Dogs in Stereo will be kicking off the weekend early as it readies the release of its latest EP at Mohawk Place. Guided by frontman Joe Cardina, the languid indie act will be performing selections from its new six-track effort "Idle." The musician offered taste of the EP back i…

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Material, 7 p.m. Oct. 5, Hostel Buffalo-Niagara (667 Main St.), $5. While the city's collection of underground music venues continues to be in a constant state of flux, the Hostel Buffalo-Niagara (along with Duende and long stalwart Sugar City) has quietly become a reliable source for left-of-the-dial DIY music bills. This weekend will see that trend continue as the com…

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Cat Power, 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Rapids Theatre (1711 Main St., Niagara Falls), $35. Following an opening set for Mumford & Sons this past spring in the KeyBank Center, indie act Cat Power will be back in the Buffalo area in a headlining role. The long-running project of singer-songwriter Chan Marshall is back on the road as she continues to tour in support of the 201…

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Rayland Baxter, 5 p.m. Sept. 21, Knox Farm State Park (230 Knox Road, East Aurora). Heart-on-his-sleeve singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter is one of the must-catch acts set to hit the stage during the sophomore installment of the Borderland Music +  Art Festival. The hard-touring, Tennessee-born musician is once again on the road as he continues to support his 2018 eff…

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Cave Curse, 8 p.m. Aug. 28, Electric Avenue (300 Ellicott St.), $5. DIY synth-punkers Cave Curse will be dropping by Electric Avenue, Mohawk Place's sister space, for a midweek gig. The Wisconsin darkwave band recently dropped a new two-track 7-inch,"Buried," its first new recordings since expanding to a quartet. Led by driving rhythms and dark, yet energetic melodie…

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Psychedelic Furs and james, 5 p.m. July 18 at Canalside (44 Prime St.), $5 - $35. The retinkered Canalside Live series is officially off and running with this co-headlining performance by the Psychedelic Furs and james. Although the Psychedelic Furs re-formed in the early 2000s, the British post-punk/new wave act has rather recently reentered the pop music lexicon af…

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Ben Nichols, 7 p.m. June 15, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20. Ben Nichols and Oliver Peck's joint Bikeriders tour will roll into town for a pit stop at the Town Ballroom. Longtime frontman of the gritty Memphis alt-country outfit Lucero, the gravel-voiced songwriter has taken his tour around the country for a handful of years to share songs from his debut solo effo…

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Welcome to our weekly grab bag guide of things to do and places to go in and around Buffalo this weekend. Friday Pre-karaoke cocktails and appetizers You know when a downtown restaurant has fun cocktail names, lavender vodka and a living wall, it will be a 2019 hit. Marble + Rye (112 Genesee St.), isn't just trendy, but also well-received. The News' Andrew Z. Galarnea…

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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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Food trucks are virtually omnipresent in Buffalo, popping up in business parks, outside hotels, at the heart of neighborhoods and more. But one place where they're not typically found? Amusement parks. That changes on Saturday, when Fantasy Island hosts its own Food Truck Festival. The Grand Island entertainment site changed hands in 2016, despite major upgrades the yea…

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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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February, March and April are the three biggest months of the year for summer concert announcements. The news that nationally recognized bands are coming to Buffalo whets the palates for music fans who crave warm weather and the chance to dance outside the confines of a crowded indoor venue. Here are six shows that have been announced in the last week: 311 with the Dir…

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Pinegrove, 7 p.m. March 7, Rec Room (79 W Chippewa St.), $18. https://youtu.be/oEWSccufu3c Emo-tinged Americana outfit Pinegrove is set to make its Buffalo debut at the Chip Strip music club. It's the group's first Western New York appearance since a sold-out performance in Rochester's Bug Jar in 2016. After a self-imposed, yearlong hiatus following sexual coe…