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Mac DeMarco & The Flaming Lips at the Rapids Theatre (09/13/17)

If you were one a the lucky ones who was able to score tickets to Wendesday’s Mac DeMarco and Flaming Lips show at the Rapids Theatre, consider yourself lucky.   Mac DeMarco’s boyish charm was in full effect, cursing his way through a set in which he played some real smooth cuts off his most recent LP,…

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Tonight: Mac DeMarco & The Flaming Lips

What will probably be one of the best indie shows of the year is happening tonight in Niagara Falls. The Rapids Theater will host two enormous acts, Mac DeMarco and the Flaming Lips, who will soon be releasing a split record where they cover each other’s songs. The two giants are only playing seven shows…

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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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The Shins at the Rapids Theatre (7/11/17)

This past Tuesday, legendary indie act, The Shins, played a sold out show at the Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls. Even after all these years, the band still sounds incredible, Mercer’s voice sounds as great as it ever has, and they were able to absolutely pack the Rapid’s to the brim on a Tuesday. Check…

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Disturbed at Rapids Theater (4/5/16)

Chicago-based heavy metal band Disturbed performed at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls last Tuesday night in support of their sixth album, Immortalized(the band’s 5th consecutive chart topping album).  An energetic, powerful and hits filled performance provided the fans with exactly what they have been waiting for during the band’s self-imposed four year hiatus. Performing a mixture of songs…

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Tonight: Every Time I Die

Every Time I Die (ETID for you ETIDIOTS out there) are clear frontrunners in the “Hometown Heroes” category. They’ve toured the world, sold a ton of records, and amassed a legion of fans during their 17-year tenure. What impresses most, however, is their unabashed loyalty to and love of Western New York in spite of…

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Just Announced: Ratatat

The Rapids Theater up in Niagara Falls apparently decided to get on this ridiculous late summer fun and book Ratatat to perform on Thursday, September 3rd, as the NYC experimental, electro-rock duo will be on tour to support its latest record, Magnifique (7/17). The new material should be properly road tested after the pair runs through…

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Just Announced: The Pixies

This morning, Niagara Falls’ most prestigious venue, The Rapids Theatre (sorry Hard Rock Cafe) announced it would be hosting legendary indie rock group, The Pixies, this spring as the college rock legends will be hitting the Falls on Tuesday, May 19th. Despite making several “reunion” appearances over the years, in 2014, the band formally returned…

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Ratatat at Rapids Theatre (9/3/15)

I was told I’d encounter two things at Ratatat’s live show: lasers and birds. It was my first time experiencing the rock-tronica duo, comprised of Evan Mast and Mike Stroud, and after the forecast I was given, I walked into the Rapids Theatre entirely unsure of what to expect. I think it’s rare to be…

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Tonight: The Pixies

The Pixies are an important band. Let’s just start there. In the 80’s, when alternative acts were rejecting all forms of “mainstream” music, pop or otherwise, the Pixies opened their arms and embraced it, fusing the more melodic aspects of sound with an experimental (yet no less aurally pleasing) style, along with some good natured,…

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