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Tonight: Algiers

Big time indie soul band Algiers rolls through DIY art/performance space Sugar City tonight with support from Velvet Bethany and Hundred Plus Club and the timing could not be better. Known for their righteous and progressive approach to glorious American soul music, the Atlanta by way of UK outfit were excellent when they last played these…

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Tonight: Bad Bad Hats

9th Ward at Babeville has an excellent excuse for local indie rock fans to get out of the house on a Sunday night when they host Bad Bad Hats and blog favorites Honey Coma. Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, land of Prince Rogers Nelson, Husker Du, and The Replacements, Bad Bad Hats rock an earnest and…

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Tonight: Blis.

Last minute show alert! Atlantan midwest-twinkle act Blis. is swinging through tonight to play a passionate set of guitar-driven emo/rock to us Buffalonians… Joining them are NJ act Puddle Splasher, who play equally emotive (but occasionally synth/fuzz tinged) emo rock. They’re bolstered by some of Buffalo’s finest, including math-emo prodigies Alleys, shoegazy-emo act Previous Love,…

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Tonight: Sugar City Soul Night

Get ready to shake your butt to the hottest soul, funk, disco, and afrobeat cuts tonight at Milkie’s when Sugar City puts on the latest edition of their Soul Night! Dance Party fundraiser. The volunteer and event powered DIY art and performance space (disclaimer: I’m one of those volunteers) has lined up Handsome Dan, Pat…

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Tonight: Method Man & Redman

This year’s less than spectacular Thursday at Canalside season begins with one of the true bright spots on the schedule when Wu-Tang founder Method Man and early 90’s New School Hip hop legend Redman bring their classic team-up to Buffalo’s waterfront tonight. These muy simpatico cats have been collaborating and getting up to no good…

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Tonight: Queen City Music Lottery

The Queen City Music Lottery, one of the wildest annual music showcases Buffalo’s got going is back for a fifth installment tonight at the Adam Mickiewicz Library and Dramatic Circle. Organized again by destiny and DIY arts collective Sugar City, the local musicians down for the adventure and previously grouped together by the hand of…

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Tonight: Deadwolf

Tonight the Mohawk hosts a killer lineup of Buffalo bands headlined by Deadwolf and bringing together genres, scenes, and party people for an excellent late show with Medusa, The Sofa Kingz and Space Cubs. After some hot sets at the Trimania art party blowout and opening for indie darlings Sunflower Bean, Deadwolf will be unleashing…

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Tonight: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Tonight Buffalo’s excellent spring and summer of shows keeps rolling on when beloved San Francisco garage rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club return to the City of Good Neighbors after a decade plus absence for a greatly anticipated show at the Town Ballroom. BRMC is currently celebrating 20 years together kicking vintage yet immediate rock jams that…

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Tonight: Deer Tick

Tonight, prolific and very gonzo Providence, Rhode Island indie Americana mainstays Deer Tick make a welcome return to the area for a show at Buffalo Iron Works with Liz Cooper & The Stampede. After a four year absence the full throttled up roots rockers returned in a big way with two albums, Deer Tick Vol….

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Tonight: Made Violent

You hear a lot of talk these days about rock being dead. It’s a very fashionable thing to say, based on “diminished market share” or the lineup and crowd sizes at Coachella, but at the local and underground level we know better. Yes it’s true that the local scene isn’t particularly well supported by Western…

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