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dreambeaches, 7 p.m. Friday, Duende at Silo City (86 Silo City Row), $5 to 10. Two of Buffalo's leading indie acts will be hosting a reunion showcase down at Duende this weekend. dreambeaches and Jack have both been missing from the local circuit as of late with members relocating out of the city, but the stars are aligning Friday, finding the pair of crews back in t…

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Dwayne Gretzky, 7 p.m. Oct. 12, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $15. Toronto nostalgia powerhouse Dwayne Gretzky will be dipping under the border for another visit to the Theatre District music venue. Featuring members of Born Ruffians, July Talk and Our Lady Peace, the popular cover supergroup, which once sold out nearly 100 dates in a row throughout the greater Toron…

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, 7 p.m. Sept. 12, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $39.50. Last seen headlining the Voodoo Threauxdown last summer at Artpark alongside fellow Crescent City acts Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Galactic, the New Orleans musical ambassador (born Troy Andrews) returns to the area as he continues to tour in support of his 2…

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Cages, 8 p.m. Aug. 3, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $12. Avant-garde Buffalo act Cages will be debuting two new compositions at the Babeville complex. The hard-to-classify project, comprised of the core duo of Nola Ranallo and David Bailey, will be joined by nearly two dozen musical collaborators, poets and artists to help perform the personal new wor…

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While often compared to artists before his time, such as Lou Reed and Bob Dylan, there aren’t many current artists like Kurt Vile. The 39-year-old singer-songwriter grew up listening to his father’s records alongside his nine other siblings in Lansdowne, Pa. He started playing a banjo his father gave him, making him more versatile when he discovered guitar. Guest artist…

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The Growlers, 7 p.m. July 25, Asbury Hall at Babeville (341 Delaware Ave.), $30. Previously seen rocking the stages at the Tralf Music Hall in 2016, as well as a number of teeth-cutting sets at Mohawk Place over the years, the California beach goths will shimmy on down to Babeville for its latest local visit. The band has been busy filling out its summer schedule per…

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Alpha Hopper, 8 p.m. June 22 at Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row), $10. Gripping noise-punk outfit Alpha Hopper is readying the release of its latest record "Aloha Hopper," set to drop on both Radical Empathy and Swimming Faith Records this weekend. No strangers to West Side basements and DIY spaces ("Our particular brand of rock 'n' roll weirdness does often co…

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Ben Nichols, 7 p.m. June 15, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $20. Ben Nichols and Oliver Peck's joint Bikeriders tour will roll into town for a pit stop at the Town Ballroom. Longtime frontman of the gritty Memphis alt-country outfit Lucero, the gravel-voiced songwriter has taken his tour around the country for a handful of years to share songs from his debut solo effo…

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Sleep, 7 p.m. June 6, Town Ballroom (681 Main St.), $32. Iconic stoner-rock trio Sleep will make a much-anticipated visit to the Theatre District venue. After a self-imposed disbandment in 1998 following frustration and dissatisfaction with its record label, the critically acclaimed group sprinkled in the occasional festival appearance and reunion set starting in 200…

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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…