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On Saturday, the University at Buffalo will host some of the most enticing and up-and-coming artists in the indie/alternative scene at Spring Fest. Headlining the show are alt-radio darlings Young the Giant, who won the hearts of Canalside concertgoers last year, are excellent at crafting slick melodies with an emotional edge, and will be sure to deliver a killer set fille…

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A diverse lineup of musical acts fitting loosely beneath the alternative rock umbrella has been announced for the University at Buffalo’s SpringFest. Young the Giant, In the Valley Below, Banks, Bear Hands and Royal Tongues will perform at 7 p.m. May 2 at Baird Point on UB’s North Campus, Amherst. Admission is free for those with a valid student ID; general admission tick…

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Under Friday night’s balmy sky and glowing near-supermoon (the extra-large heavenly body will make its official appearance tonight), thousands converged for a stellar lineup of four bands with alternating U.S. and Canadian provenance. Despite the storied effects of lunar pull, the night remained a mellow affair – onstage and off. Buffalo Outer Harbor Concert Series showca…

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Back before the days of free and inexpensive soft-ticketed shows, this was all you had – a roster of paid concerts, most of which took place in hockey arenas or in the outdoor amphitheaters known in the industry as “sheds.” The preponderance of competing action in music-loving towns like ours has meant that there is increasingly tough competition for entertainment dollars.…