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By Ben Tsujimoto » Saturday, July 23, 2016

If you're attending the Kerfuffle concert today at Canalside, there's a good chance you're excited about one or two bands in particular. But with a nine-band lineup running from 1:45 to 10:45 p.m., organizing your day to most efficiently enjoy the music could turn the show from a decent to mesmerizing night. On Saturday... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, July 22, 2016

1) Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle, 1 to 11 p.m. July 23 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). General admission tickets for $35 are still available. Commentary: You have to hand it to Alternative Buffalo -- even though it's hard to argue there's a killer headliner, the nine-band lineup is deeper than ever. From AWOLNATION to... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Friday, July 22, 2016

Kingdom Bound concludes its 30th anniversary celebration at Darien Lake on July 23 in grand fashion. If you haven’t made it out yet, or if you’ve been here all week, there is plenty you don’t want to miss on the festival’s final day. Grammy-nominated , platinum selling Christian rockers Skillet will close out... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Friday, July 22, 2016

Alternative Buffalo's all-day music festival returns to Canalside on July 23 with another great lineup of modern rock acts: AWOLNation, Bloc Party, Coleman Hell, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, The Moth and the Flame, New Politics, Pvris, the Strumbellas and Violent Femmes. As with every outdoor event, people have... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Friday, July 22, 2016

Do we hear a crescendo? The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's summer season will culminate in what promise to be three big events. At 3 p.m. July 24, JoAnn Falletta leads the BPO at Artpark in an all-Beethoven program. Featured will be the overture to “Egmont”; the Symphony No. 5, and the Piano Concerto No. 2, with... Read More

By Kris Kielich » Friday, July 22, 2016

When Disturbed plays at Darien Lake on July 24, it will the mark the group’s return to its rightful stage. Though Disturbed played Rapids Theatre earlier this year, the band has always seemed to be meant to play the large venues. Along with bands like Godsmack and Korn, Disturbed helped define the nu-metal and... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, July 21, 2016

It's time for that grassroots groove. It's time, in other words, for the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Festival. Formerly known as the Masten Jazz Festival, it takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. on two consecutive Sundays, July 24 and 31, on the side lawn of the Buffalo Museum of Science (1020 Humboldt Parkway). Named for a... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Ryan Stevenson spent more than seven years working as an EMT saving lives. Today he is focused on saving souls. Thanks to an independent recording that caught the ear of Toby Mac, Stevenson landed a record deal, a Grammy nomination for co-writing “Speak Life” with Mac, and this summer, a chart-topping song, “Eye... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Tenor sax ballad master Don Rice can practically consider himself an honorary Buffalonian. A native of Omaha, Neb., Rice has been playing on The Buffalo News’ Jazz at the Albright-Knox series for, literally, decades. He always delivers. Rice has a whispery, silken sound perhaps inspired by Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and,... Read More

By Matt Chandler » Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Day two of Kingdom Bound, the annual music and arts festival at Darien Lake, opens with an early morning breakfast and worship time for youth, aptly called, “Awaken,” on July 21. The early portion of the program is exclusively open to those staying overnight on site, but everyone is welcome to join in for the breakout... Read More

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