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Tonight: gus dapperton

Tonight futuristic dream pop star gus dapperton will be manifesting at the venerable Town Ballroom with up-and-coming soul man Spencer. gus is a definitely whole thing: highly self curated, vaguely alien and mysterious with an soulful chillwave sound that’s utterly compelling and ideal for stimulating all of those feelings. Spenser. meanwhile has the voice of a stoned John Legend, an ear for spacey…

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Tonight: Bold Folly

Always turned up to 11 psych punks Bold Folly are back and they mean business tonight at Nietzsche’s with a skull crushing lineup featuring Aircraft, The Molice, and Zurich Cloud Motors. Everything about this show will make your ESP tingle because every band on this bill values melting your mind: the rededicated but no less…

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Tonight: Benny The Butcher

Already legendary Buffalo MC Benny The Butcher plays a long awaited and very highly anticipated and sold out hometown show tonight at the resurrected Showplace Theater. It’s been a crazy few years for Benny, as he and his Grizelda Records label mates Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine can’t seem to stop levelling up of…

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Tonight: The Leones 5th Annual Halloween Bash

Batavia psych rock gurus The Leones are back with their beloved Halloween show at the Mohawk with a psycho killer lineup featuring Aircraft, The Tins and Moody Cosmos. The spooky Samhein vibes will be in full effect, featuring intensely trippy jams all night long, tasteful Halloween holiday kitsch curated by Justin Bachulak, the choicest VHS…

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Tonight: Electric 6

Detroit DIY rock heroes Electric 6 bring their MC5 meets New Wave meets 80’s hair metal assault on the milquetoast status quo to Mohawk Place tonight. Dangerous, trashy, and righteous, the prolific act is back in town after five long years to play some filthy jams from their latest release, 2018’s Bride Of The Devil. Opening…

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Tonight: Anamon

13 years ago Buffalo was transformed forever when it got nailed with an October Storm it had never seen before: there was snow, thunder, and lightning, and huge, wet snowflakes brought down powerlines and hundreds (thousands?) of trees all over the fabled “City of Trees.” It was traumatic (and kind of fun), and young local…

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Tonight: WSTR

Tonight beloved DIY arts and performance space hosts Liverpool, UK pop punk band WSTR with Springfield Missouri’s emo punk outfit Hold Close. According to reports, WSTR have generated considerable buzz at home and it’s not hard to see why because their take on American pop punk is turned up to eleven, incredibly shiny, and very…

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Tonight: Sons Of Luther Album Release Party

Tonight Mr. Goodbar is hosting a killer lineup of hot local bands headlined by The Sons Of Luther and featuring Deadwolf, The Leones and Cooler, giving you the perfect excuse to hang out with college kids on a Saturday night. The Sons Of Luther, the brainchild of musical polymath (and podcaster) Wren Werner, have been…

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Tonight: Com Truise

Synthetic astronaut Com Truise brings his super chilled out brand of retro-futuristic electronica back to downtown Buffalo tonight at the Rec Room with special guests Photay and Beshken. On tour in support of his recently released fourth album Persuasion System, NYC native Com Truise aka Seth Haley has been patrolling the musical fusion borderlands that…

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Album of the Week

superficial. – s/t

Speaking for myself a fair part of writing about local music is managing one’s enthusiasms and expectations to try to not get too carried away when something particularly tantalizing arrives via the inbox or emerges on the radar… or failing to do so entirely like I did after listening to Fredonia buzz band superficial.’s eponymous debut EP….

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