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Tonight: Gogol Bordello

An intense week for WNY music lovers continues tonight when legendary gypsy punk heroes Gogol Bordello hit up the Rapids Theatre up in Niagara Falls. In town in support of their latest album Finders Keepers, the venerable and picturesque Rapids is the perfect venue for their big time theatrical show. Opening the show will be…

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Tonight: Bearhunter

Tonight Milkie’s on Elmwood hosts an intense night of indie rock featuring the newly rejuvenated Bearhunter, along with Rochester’s The Young Couples and local art rock darlings Parade Chic. After resurfacing for Herd Fest 2017 this summer, the funky and melodic trio have been hard at work on their first release in four years, so…

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Tonight: !!!

Yes you read it right. The !!! and Algiers show originally scheduled for the now defunct Waiting Room then cancelled outright is back on later tonight at the Mohawk. On tour in support of their latest release, the epic Shake The Shudder, the Sacramento by way of NYC dance punk superheroes will be kicking live jams for…

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Tonight: Roger Waters

Former Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters brings his Us & Them Tour to the Key Bank Center, making this his fourth show in Western New York in the last 10 years. Touring in support of his first album in 25 years, the Nigel Godrich produced Is The Life We Really Want, Roger will be playing…

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Tonight: Sheer Mag

Philadelphia punk band Sheer Mag takes over tonight at the Mohawk with Lost Balloons and Mallwalkers. If rock is indeed the new punk, Sheer Mag and their magnificent front woman Tina Halladay has it turned up to 11, taking the proto cock rock of the 70’s and the DIY ethos and abandon of punk to the…

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Tonight: Dance Yrself Clean

Tonight hot downtown eatery Marble and Rye will be the scene of the latest  Dance Yrself Clean Hipster Dance Party, where you can Resist the night away getting down to the latest and greatest booty shaking indie jams, brought to you by the usual suspects: Alison Lavis (editor of Highlights magazine), Ben Parsons, Tom (Humble Braggers/Girl Jeans)…

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Tonight: Big Huge

Tonight Sugar City will be the scene of a glorious power rock revival the likes of which has not been seen in a long time when New York City’s Big Huge makes their local debut. Taking the tight songwriting, unadulterated fun and crisp riffage of 80’s Top 40 rock while amputating the corporate slickness and…

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Rochester

The Able Bodies Get Pumped with Debut Video “Flicker”

Rochester indie pop starlets The Able Bodies just dropped a video for their debut single “Flicker” that’s alarmingly fully formed, deeply satisfying, and utterly irresistible. Shot and directed by Adam Antelek, Krit Upra, and Nick Kundrat (from the gnarly and very groovy Rochester indie culture magazine Floated), “Flicker” is a feel good 80’s digital freak-out as a fitness…

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Bare Mattress – Some Great Magnet Pulls

Albany bedroom electronica act Bare Mattress dropped a tasteful EP of low key jams at the end of last month by the name of Some Great Magnet Pulls, and it’s irresistible vaguely vaporwave sonic textures and pulsating basslines will be ideal for your late night and or early morning come down/chill out sessions. Wrapped around a sinewy guitar and…

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Roger Bryan and the Orphans – 9er

Buffalo indie rock veterans Roger Bryan and the Orphans are back with a sparkly new EP of material ideally timed for wrapping up the summer season, looking ahead to fall, and giving it all a fuzzy folk rock kiss. 9er is a tight and thoroughly refreshing burst of Midwestern/Rust Belt sonic and emotional earnestness that recalls the…

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