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This is an elite concert and festival weekend in Buffalo, as it's entirely reasonable to hit four major happenings in the span of three days. For those who acted fast for the sold-out Taste of Country, that accounts for Friday night, with a prospective doubleheader of Juneteenth and Thin Man's Summer Solstice a diverse selection on Saturday. Cap the weekend with Death C…

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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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Summer’s a time to increase your concert intake of familiar names, but it’s also a chance to fall in love with new music. Don’t think you need to deviate from the six bands you loved in high school? Understood, though note: there are plenty of acts headed to town that, though unfamiliar to you, are currently delivering material worthy of rotation inside your select whee…

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Death Cab for Cutie has been locked in to headline this year's Rockin' at the Knox at 4 p.m. June 16 on the grounds of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (1285 Elmwood Ave.). Following last year's soggy sell-out featuring a dance-heavy headlining set from Beck, the beloved Seattle act, making its first city appearance since a string-supported performance in Kleinhans Music H…

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If you're driving to see Beck at tonight's Rockin' at the Knox at the Albright-Knox, you will be able to park on the SUNY Buffalo State campus, according to a college spokesman. The college urges drivers who wish to park on the campus to enter from the Grant Street side in order to avoid traffic congestion. Available lots include G-20, G-21, G-22, R-12, R-13 and R-14. (…

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Lazlo Hollyfeld, 5 p.m. July 12, Buffalo Place's Queen City Social (20 Fountain Plaza), Free. Long-running instrumental act Lazlo Hollyfeld will entertain the happy hour crowd at Fountain Plaza this week. The experimental post-rock band's performance, its first since sharing the stage with Aqueous at a New Year's Eve engagement at Town Ballroom, is part of Buffalo Pl…

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After a solid reboot of Rockin' at the Knox in 2017, the Albright-Knox has stepped things up for 2018, with the announcement that Beck will headline the July 16 event on the grounds of the art museum. This year's show marks the first time Beck has played the region as a headliner in nearly two decades. He performed a much buzzed-about opening set for U2's "Joshua Tree" …