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Basement, 7 p.m. May 17, Rec Room (79 W. Chippewa), $20. Rising British rock act Basement will be performing at the Chip Strip hot stop this weekend. The Suffolk-born group is touring to support its 2018 breakthrough effort "Beside Myself." The new record continues to see the group distance itself from its gritty emo-punk roots, a shift that first started to take for…

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I remember the first time I set eyes on Mary Moser. During the summer of 1993, my band at the time was opening for the Irish group An Emotional Fish at the South Ogden Street concert club known as Impaxx.  A few numbers into the band's set, singer Gerard Whelan paused to acknowledge independent promoter Bruce Moser of Buffalo’s Could Be Wild Promotions, the company that…

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EELS, 7 p.m. April 29, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $32.50. Eccentric indie outfit EELS will finally return to Buffalo after a prolonged absence. The long-running act of off-kilter musician Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) will take the Theatre District stage to perform tracks from the project's latest record, 2018's "The Destruction." Full of strings, samples, loops and…

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Philadelphia singer-songwriter Kurt Vile has announced a return to downtown Buffalo scheduled for 7 p.m. July 31 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). Making his first local appearance since a gig at Babeville's Asbury Hall during the spring of 2016, the laid-back guitarist will be back in town as he continues to tour in support of his 2018 record, the drifting and intro…

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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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Built to Spill will bring its massive new tour to downtown Buffalo at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The beloved Boise indie rockers will return to town later this year, one of the 80 dates in the just-announced itinerary, as the group celebrates the 20th anniversary of its acclaimed record, the tight and accessible "Keep It Like A Secret," the fol…

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Action Bronson's expanded "White Bronco Tour" will now include a local stop at 7 p.m. April 16 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The Queens rapper's 2019 batch of dates recently commenced this month as he continues to support his 2018 record, his fifth full-length studio effort since his grassroots days of of the early 2010s. The food-loving MC continues to star i…

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“The Town Ballroom is the church of rock ‘n’ roll tonight, and you’re all the non-denominational choir!” That was singer and Energizer Bunny-like frontman Max Kerman of Arkells offering his “We’re all in this together, let’s make it work!” rallying cry to a packed Town Ballroom on Thursday night, as the band dug its heels into the first of two sold-out shows at the venu…

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Tom Morello's "Atlas Underground Live" tour will hit Buffalo at 7 p.m. May 18 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The legendary guitarist of acts like Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage will be passing through town as he continues to tour in support of his 2018 offering. The record, his first solo output since 2011's "World Wide Rebel Songs," fin…

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Arkells, 7 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $43. (Sold out.) Arkells will kick off the first of its eagerly anticipated two-night sold-out stand at Town Ballroom on Feb. 21. Following in the footsteps of fellow countrymen like the Tragically Hip and Sam Roberts Band, Buffalo's latest Canadian love affair is back in town to perform songs from its m…

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Native Harrow, 8 p.m. Feb. 1, 9th Ward @ Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $10. Last seen locally opening for Toronto's Great Lake Swimmers at Buffalo Iron Works this past spring, Woodstock, N.Y. folk project Native Harrow will be making a welcome return visit to Buffalo this weekend in a headlining role. Following a 2018 that saw the band trek through 100-plus performa…

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Eccentric indie outfit EELS will be making a long-awaited return to the Buffalo area at 7 p.m. April 29 in the Town Ballroom (681 Main St.). The long-running act of singer-songwriter Mark Oliver Everett (aka E) will be rolling through town as it continues to tour in support of last year's new record,  "The Destruction." Full of loops and samples, the off-kilter album is…

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Leyda, 8 p.m. Jan. 19, Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $6. New(er) to the scene outfit Leyda will celebrate the release of its new EP at Mohawk Place. After debuting at the tail-end of 2017, the indie five-piece dropped its self-titled, freshman collection of music last summer. The four-track release recalled the likes of fellow lyrically driven acts like Hop Along,…

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Stay Gold, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Burchfield Penney Art Center (1300 Elmwood Ave.), free. The Burchfield Penney's Stay Gold event returns for another go around as part of the gallery's ongoing Second Friday series. Entering its third year, the community art party, a rather juiced-up version of its monthly event, continues to present an across-the-board look of the curren…

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PastMasters, 7 p.m. Nov. 24 at Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.), $8. PastMasters, Buffalo's premiere Beatles tribute act, will return to the stage for a holiday installment of its Fab Four review. Since 2016, the seasoned crew of local musicians have been delivering faithful renditions of the deep catalog of rock music's most influential and popular act all around the…