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Buffalo Planning Board members Monday applauded a proposal by Miami-based Generation Development Group to put 158 apartments and nearly 40,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space in a former malthouse at Silo City – in the first phase of what could eventually be more than 400 units in the complex. Generation Development – led by Marvin Wilmoth, Anthony Ceroy an…

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Coming soon to a grain silo near you: apartments? Silo City owner Rick Smith and his partners are bringing their redevelopment proposal for the vast complex to city planners Monday, seeking approval to put 158 apartments and nearly 40,000 square feet of commercial space in a former malt house. That would be the first phase in what could be a larger transformation of …

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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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Ian McCuen, 8 p.m. Nov. 22, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $8. Hushed singer-songwriter Ian McCuen will be celebrating the release of his latest material within the Silo City walls. The melancholic folkie is readying the release of "Songs of Fleeting Permanence, Vol. III," the final installment of his three-volume, 33-track musical project. Born out of a six…

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dreambeaches, 7 p.m. Friday, Duende at Silo City (86 Silo City Row), $5 to 10. Two of Buffalo's leading indie acts will be hosting a reunion showcase down at Duende this weekend. dreambeaches and Jack have both been missing from the local circuit as of late with members relocating out of the city, but the stars are aligning Friday, finding the pair of crews back in t…

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Kevin Scoma, 7 p.m. Oct. 18, Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $5. Local music veteran Kevin Scoma will be celebrating the release of his debut solo EP "Into the Weeping Sea" at Duende. Primarily known for his work in Buffalo acts Mandy K, Nelson Type and Mutual Friends over the years, the artist found himself settling into a comfortable musical role while work…

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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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In Buffalo, we often tell an underdog tale of a once-flourishing Rust Belt city on the rise, ridden with snow, famous for chicken wings, notorious for inebriated football fans and fiercely defended by lifelong residents. While those are absolutely a part of our story, we leave out multiple facets of Buffalo life in that narrative, such as our theater, arts, culture and …

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The developers behind a proposed redevelopment of the Silo City complex into apartments and an arts colony are seeking an adaptive reuse permit from the Buffalo Common Council to allow a residential use in a zoning area that doesn't currently allow it. Miami-based Generation Development Group, along with Silo City owner Rick Smith, wants to convert the peninsula of more…

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Alpha Hopper, 8 p.m. June 22 at Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $10. Gripping noise-punk outfit Alpha Hopper is readying the release of its latest record "Aloha Hopper," set to drop on both Radical Empathy and Swimming Faith Records this weekend. No strangers to West Side basements and DIY spaces ("Our particular brand of rock 'n' roll weirdness does often co…

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Marvin Wilmoth and Anthony Ceroy are undertaking one of Buffalo's biggest and most visible projects – at Silo City. They are proposing an ambitious project to remake Silo City into a new community that combines artists' studios and gallery space with residential apartments and retailers. And they're taking an unusual approach. Wilmoth and Ceroy are the founders an…

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Sleep, 7 p.m. June 6, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $32. Iconic stoner-rock trio Sleep will make a much-anticipated visit to the Theatre District venue. After a self-imposed disbandment in 1998 following frustration and dissatisfaction with its record label, the critically acclaimed group sprinkled in the occasional festival appearance and reunion set starting in 200…

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The owner of the Silo City complex along the Buffalo River is partnering with a Florida developer to turn the peninsula of old grain silos and warehouses into a residential and artistic community. Miami-based Generation Development Group – led by managing principals Marvin Wilmoth and Anthony Ceroy – is working with Rigidized Metals Corp. CEO Rick Smith on a plan to con…

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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 Pizza, craft beer and skeeball A lot of change happens slowly, but some change happens all at once, especially when $50 million is involved. Black Rock's Chandler Street is metamorphosing from an area of abandoned warehouses, siphoned off by residential str…

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It's all right if you're Dyngus-ed out; signs of spring are more and more prevalent, and the fresh air might re-energize you (but it won't heal bruises from pussywillows). Spring fashions will steal the show at Runway 12.0, Silo City Boom Days will boast fireworks to celebrate better weather and the Spring Fling Disco even includes the season in the name! There's probab…