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In 1987, Buffalo Place and Fountain Plaza hosted the first "Thursday at the Park" concert. Within a year, the after-work happy hour concerts outgrew the space and were moved to Lafayette Square, becoming the popular "Thursday at the Square" weekly concert series. Now, the newly renamed "Thursday & Main" concert series (formerly Queen City Social) hearkens back to th…

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The Tins, 8 p.m. June 1 at Lockhouse Distillery & Bar (41 Columbia St.), $12. Reliable indie-pop act the Tins is back and ready to celebrate its latest release at the Cobblestone hot spot. The follow-up to last year's wonderful change-of-pace EP "City Lies," the trio's self-titled (and rumored best) new record will finally see the light of day after a three-year …

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1) Trimania, 8 p.m. April 14 in the Tri-Main Center (2495 Main St.). General admission is $25 here, while single VIP is $50 and couples VIP is $80. Commentary: Buffalo Arts Studio presents a night of multimedia pleasure in the Tri-Main Center, with a wealth of live music, more than 50 art installations and a chance to meet many of the building's tenants planned. It's…

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Austin's dreamy psych-rock quartet Tele Novella is set to perform at 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.). After recently kicking off the East Coast string of its packed tour itinerary, the Texas four-piece has been busy road testing new material from its debut LP "House of Souls." The dates will find the group working its way south as it makes its way back home f…

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Last seen in Buffalo performing a 15-minute cover of Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" with slacker clown prince Mac DeMarco, instrumental act Delicate Steve is set to return to town for a show at 9 p.m. March 12 in Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.). The experimental rock project of New Jersey musician Steve Marion premiered in 2011 with the carefree album "Wondervisions" on D…

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It's been a good week of events already, highlighted by the unbelievably well-attended grain elevator illumination (sees Marcus Foligno, stops breathing), the grand-opening of Sonic Drive-In and the annual Buffalo Without Borders, but that doesn't mean the weekend will be sad and awkward. Here is The 10, without spookiness levels this time because Halloween is thankfully …

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The 13th annual Music Is Art Festival kicks off this Saturday at its home base of Delaware Park, and while it’s been well known for some time that festival organizer Robby Takac and his Goo Goo Dolls will be making a special appearance at this year’s event, there are still 12 hours of MIA to experience. Here are three acts that are worth checking out while you eagerly awa…

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One of the city's newest summer traditions, Live at Larkin, continues its weekly run Wednesday evening with arguably its strongest bill of the summer, welcoming the Tins and Applennium to the business district hub. The new wave-y garage pop trio the Tins is fresh off the completion of a very successful Kickstarter campaign, one that aimed to fund the group's forthcoming L…

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While Buffalo has another fantastic summer of touring bands coming through town (I am looking at you, Spoon), let’s not forget about the hard-working artists that make up our vibrant local scene. Here are a handful of local showcases and shows (many have yet to be announced) to keep an eye out for this summer if you want to live into all that is Buffalo music. Del Paxton…

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The newly announced Live at Larkin free weekly concert series showcases a distinct array of musical styles from returning favorites and newcomers. The 14-week series features 35 local acts performing throughout the series, held from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from June 17 to Sept. 16 at Larkin Square, 745 Seneca St.Two of the concerts will spotlight album release events by …

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It's about that time for The Tins, one of Buffalo's tirelessly working acts, to return to the studio. The new-wavy garage trio -- Adam Putzer (vocals, guitar), Michael Santillo (vocals, keyboards) and Dave Muntner (drums) -- has begun work on its second full-length album, something that you can help make happen (more on that later). After recording with renowned producer …

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Sometimes, it just feels like it would be too much effort. First, you have to get off the couch, more than likely shovel your way out the front door and down the steps, and then you’re faced with defrosting the car and digging your way out of the driveway. And then you’ve got to deal with the roads. Yeah, you don’t have to strain yourself to find a reason to blow off goin…

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The Elmwood Village is one of Buffalo's proudest commercial and residential bastions for a bevy of reasons: its concentration of diverse businesses, nurturing and protective block clubs, walk- and bike-ability, and commitment to beautification, to list a few. One way to appreciate the 20-year impact of the Elmwood Village Association, which comprises a two-person staff an…

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Buffalo residents love their live music – but not as much as their food. For evidence, visit this weekend’s Taste of Buffalo munch march up Delaware Avenue. Over 48 hours, tens of thousands of hungry revelers will descend upon downtown for America’s largest two-day food festival. On one lazy hike from Niagara Square to Chippewa, visitors can double-fist ribs from BW’s Bar…