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ReSounding: Sonny Baker, 7 p.m. March 21, Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.), $5-$10. Burchfield Penny's ReSounding music series will return for its next installment Thursday night at the Elmwood Village gallery with a full band performance by Sonny Baker. The Buffalo wunderkind, also a long-time employee at the Burchfield, has spent half of his life pl…

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I'll admit to confusing Plantasia, the coming exhibit at the Hamburg Fairgrounds, with "Fantasia," the 1940 Walt Disney animated film put to classical music. (Cut me a break: how many words rhyme with "-asia"?) The two are actually remarkably different, as the former teases spring in Buffalo's not-so-distant future, while the latter involves Mickey Mouse's curious attem…

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Wild Adriatic with The Tins, 5 p.m. June 27, Larkin Square (726 Exchange St.), free. Live at Larkin's free weekly summer concert series continues to chug along as it welcomes Saratoga Springs' Wild Adriatic to the revitalized business district's busy stage. The spirited outfit specializes in an upbeat brand groovy guitar rock that the loosened up post-work crowd shou…

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Here are my Top 5 local singles of the year. 1) Sixties Future – “Saint” In the time where much of indie music has some kind of gimmick, it’s refreshing to hear a band deliver some straight forward rock 'n' roll, and no local group did that better in 2015 than newcomers Sixties Future. On “Saint,” the first single from the act’s self-titled EP, the gravely Americana roc…

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Bloomington, Ind. roots outfit Murder By Death is set to pay a visit to Waiting Room Wednesday evening. The new year saw the brooding band release its latest record, the Kickstarter-funded “Big Dark Love,” quietly adding to a catalog that is approaching double-digit releases, something that should come in handy once the five-piece takes the stage. With influences ranging…

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Already a member of Lazlo Hollyfeld, A Hotel Nourishing, Alex Berkley & the Atlanta Falcons and Wooden Waves, Buffalo wunderkind Sonny Baker has a new project that is a “fleshed out” version of his ongoing solo work. Featuring members of Rhubarb and Lazlo, Baker’s new trio already has a full EP of noisy guitar rock akin to the likes of Japandroids, titled “Flesh It Ou…

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The Burchfield Penney Arts Center is presenting a double-decker block of music on its front yard Friday evening, as part of its monthly Second Friday series. The music starts at 5:30 p.m. with long-time instrumental act Lazlo Hollyfeld. Featuring one of Buffalo's busiest musicians in Sonny Baker and the elusive electronic xylophone, the experimental groove rockers are the…

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DIY indie label Steak & Cake Records will present Round 3 of its Parlor Trix series on Friday at the label’s home venue, Curly’s. Traditionally a mixed bag of artists and genres, the series’ third showcase will feature a performance from every man singer/songwriter Alex Berkley, who is busy working on a collaborative EP with fellow singer/songwriter and Atlanta Falcons…

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Legendary rocker and poet Patti Smith will speak at Kleinhans Music Hall Friday night as part of Just Buffalo’s Babel Series. But, if you wish to take in a couple of Buffalo’s finest singer/songwriters before Smith takes the stage, then head right around the corner to Karpeles Manuscript Library  for a pre-show reception featuring Damian Weber and Sonny Baker. The mumblec…

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If you have been following the short run of this column over the last month or so, you may have noticed the name Sonny Baker show up here and there. While I am trying to cover a variety of genres and acts on a week-to-week basis, to be perfectly honest, Baker has made himself pretty hard to ignore. Playing in clubs practically since he started driving, the hard-working mu…