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1) Thin Man Oktoberfest, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at 492 Elmwood Ave. Cost is $15 in advance here, $20 day of. VIP passes are $60 in advance, $70 day of. Commentary: The lively 25-piece German-American Musicians, who barely squeeze into their website photo, continue their busy season as the highlighted performers, from 1 to 5 p.m., at Thin Man's Oktoberfest, which shut…

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Sugar City 10th Anniversary Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $10. DIY collective Sugar City will be celebrating its 10th year in the game this weekend with a two-part anniversary party. From the group's early home on Wadsworth Street in Allentown, a location that hosted more than 400 events during Sugar City's three-year residency, to its current…

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Resistance Dance Party, 5 p.m. July 20, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $5-$10. Transmission Dance Party's family-friendly counterpart is returning to Sugar City's DIY headquarters for an (early) evening of decade-spanning dance jams. For four installments and counting, DJs Jennifer and Bill Page's Resistance Dance Party has been providing a safe, all-ages space to br…

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Vanilla Ice, 5 p.m. July 7, Canalside (44 Prime St.), $5. Vanilla Ice's "why not" show at Canalside this weekend is being recommended because nostalgia is a weird, weird thing. One of my favorite movie scenes growing up was watching the Ninja Turtles "dance-fight" Tokka and Rahzar while Vanilla Ice performed "Ninja Rap" in "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret…

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Algiers, 7 p.m. June 20, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $5-$10. Atlanta's Algiers will set up shop this week at Sugar City's Niagara Street DIY headquarters to deliver a heavy dose of beaten-down protest music. The quartet continues to tour in support of last year's fantastic, politically-charged sophomore record "The Underside of Power." The ambitious collection of …

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Ugly Sun and Mutual Friends, 8 p.m. March 9, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $5. Ugly Sun and Mutual Friends are teaming up for a must-catch double bill at the Cobblestone hotspot. Rising from the ashes of the late great garage-punk trio Arctic Death, Ugly Sun finds the Crook brothers and longtime collaborator (and former Nelson Type member) Trey Ho…

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Dynamo, 7 p.m. March 1, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $7-$10. Last seen taking over Lockhouse back in October, the Nashville jazz/funk fusion collective (think a more R&B geared Snarky Puppy) will return to the scene of the crime for its latest local appearance at the Cobblestone hot spot. Comprised of a core group of nine musicians, the must-…

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Fun-a-Day 2018, Feb. 1, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), Free. OK this is cheating a bit because there technically isn't a proper event on Feb. 1, but rather it's the kick off of 28 straight days of creativity, better known as Fun-a-Day. The month-long event encourages participants to spend each day having, well, fun, whether that be through photography, painting, you …

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Deadwolf, 8 p.m. Dec. 1, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $5. After sharing a handful of one-off songs since surfacing in 2014, the psych-rock act Deadwolf is finally ready to share its full-length debut. Titled "Heavy Heart," the 14-track release was recorded by Deadwolf axmen Tyler Mendola and Cody Morse; Paul Besch over at Quiet Country Audio handled mixing duties…

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Com Truise, 7 p.m. Sept. 22, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20-$25 It took a little while, but the electronic showcase finally settled on a new venue after having to relocate due to Waiting Room's recent closure. The New Jersey-based producer is now set to take the stage at Town Ballroom while in town to support the recently released new album "Iteration," which saw …

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Big Huge, 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Sugar City (1239 Niagara St.), $7-$10. Sugar City continues its recent hot streak by welcoming New York City act Big Huge to its Niagara Street  headquarters. The five-piece delivers a catchy and nostalgic blend of garage rock, punk and power-pop. Its just-released record "Cruel World" is a swagger-filled collection of fuzzy and upbeat rock …

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Modeling Factory Collective, 9 p.m. Aug. 11 at Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.); $5. The folks over at this word-of-mouth DIY space are stepping up to present a collection of talented singer-songwriters. On tap for the evening's performances from area musicians including Joe Murray Myers (Mr. Boneless, Smokin' Black Tar, Oats Holy Roller) and dreambeaches' band-mates Jaco…

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DYNAMO, 9 p.m. April 21, Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $10. Lockhouse's eclectic winter concert series comes to a close as the Nashville band DYNAMO touches down in the Cobblestone distillery. The must-see live act fuses funk, soul, R&B and rock into an explosive package that has taken the band on tour nationwide. DYNAMO released its debut alb…

Modern Love, 11 p.m. April 7 at the Old Pink (223 Allen St.), free. Since his passing in 2016, the lasting influence of David Bowie has been celebrated worldwide. Now it's time for the Old Pink's turn. Presented by Shaken' Stylus, Allentown's go-to last call bar will be spinning selections from the mercurial musician's long and ever-evolving catalog. In addition, tra…

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If you're looking for entertainment at night while you're in town for the NCAA Tournament, we've found 10 events at music and comedy clubs within walking distance or a short drive of KeyBank Center. WEDNESDAY Coldboydjs and C.M.G. present: Roc the Mic, 9 p.m. March 15 at Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St., $10. For something a little different, catch this DJ competiti…