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Three throwback events grace Buffalo's event calendar this weekend, highlighted by opportunities to revisit the '80s or romp around at a prom-like event. They both involve dressing up, just in two slightly different ways. For those more eager to live in the present, Friday is National Grilled Cheese Day, while the opening of developer Rocco Termini's Chandler Street pro…

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Filmmaker, director, musician and actor Peter McGennis crafted 2013's "Queen City" as a love letter to Buffalo's musical and architectural history, and he brought some of the finest American roots musicians the world has known – Sharon Jones, Allen Toussaint, James Cotton and others – to town in service of the film's attendant soundtrack. McGennis is releasing a limited…

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Be thankful -- this weekend in Western New York is less about finding something to do and more about choosing between several worthy events. Love music? Pick between the Tragically Hip, blossoming locals The Traditional or even pay an exorbitant Stubhub sum for the 16 remaining Modest Mouse tickets. Have a powerful urge to imbibe this weekend? Maybe you were proactive in…

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While the vinyl record format has been steadily making a comeback over the last few years, 2014 can officially be coined “The Year of Vinyl” as record sales saw a ridiculous 49 percent surge than that of the previous year. And while these numbers look great on paper, independent record stores still remain a dying breed as online sales seem to dominate points of purchase, w…

I’ve been a denizen of the Buffalo music scene since 1990. As one of the cagey cretins given to hitting live music clubs at least once a week during the winter, and three times that many in the summer, I’m sometimes surprised when I meet people who, as an example, have never been to Nietzsche’s, or need directions to Mohawk Place, or give me a puzzled look when I ask them …