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I learned a lesson about fan loyalty recently, when a feature piece I penned on the ascent of the Buffalo band Aqueous stirred the ire of portions of the Every Time I Die fan base. The Aqueous story came with a headline that read "Aqueous: the biggest band to emerge from Buffalo in 20 years." ETID fans begged to differ. They noted that the Buffalo-born metal-core out…

Gusto

Born a Rebel - Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 7 p.m. Jan. 19 at Buffalo Iron Works (49 Illinois St.), $8-$10. The music community lost another heavyweight late last year when long-time rocker Tom Petty died due to cardiac arrest. What followed was a flood of celebrations and remembrances of years of songs and musical memories that contributed to the sound…

Art

1) Snapcase, 7 p.m. Feb. 26 in Town Ballroom (681 S. Main St.). Tickets cost $24 in advance or $28 day-of. Commentary: Whenever Snapcase announces a show, social media has a minor freak-out. The hardcore punk band hailing from Buffalo hasn't released new music since 2003 and performs so infrequently that practically every show is a reunion. So, tonight's 25th anniversary…