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By Jeff Miers » Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kerfuffle took over Canalside on Saturday, transforming our waterfront into a celebration of alternative-pop’s ascendency, and underscoring the significance of having a contemporary alt-pop radio station in town - in this instance, 107.7 FM Alternative Buffalo, the day-long festival’s promoter. In the few years the... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Saturday, July 23, 2016

Kerfuffle took over Canalside today, transforming our waterfront into a celebration of alternative-pop's ascendency, and underscoring the significance of having a contemporary alt-pop radio station in town - in this instance, 107.7 FM Alternative Buffalo, the day-long festival's promoter. In the few years the station... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Saturday, July 23, 2016

Over Canalside’s annual course of free Thursday night summer concerts, there are some to attend for the music, others to attend for the ambience, and the select few that merge both to reveal a Buffalo few outside the city would believe exists. File Thursday night’s Dan Auerbach-led Arcs performance in the latter... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Sunday, July 17, 2016

It is not typically a reviewer’s custom to compare performers or their performances with one another. We rate each show against its potential: did this entertain me, and was it worth my time and money? But given the proximity of teen pop concerts this last week at First Niagara Center, which brought Justin Bieber’s... Read More

By Nancy J. Parisi » Friday, July 15, 2016

The traveling rock 'n' roll circus that is Vans Warped Tour – replete with tents and carnies galore – hit Darien Lake amphitheater, and the back lot that sometimes doubles as parking overflow, on Thursday. Weather reports called for rain but that was 99 percent incorrect as the sun, after about noon, shone down... Read More

By Nancy J. Parisi » Wednesday, July 13, 2016

LEWISTON – Piano-pop artist Ben Folds, touring this time around with a drummer and Manhattan-based sextet, played Artpark amphitheater Wednesday night. It was a Ben double-header at the venue this week with another singing-songwriting Ben (Harper) playing the previous night. Throughout the set, Folds introduced and... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Two songs into his set Tuesday night at First Niagara Center, Justin Bieber walked off the stage. Could it already be time for a costume change? The way pop concerts are constructed today, with theatrical sets separated by dancer interludes, it’s possible. Was this a creative decoy for a serious matter? What’s... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Monday, July 11, 2016

The Buffalo News’ Jazz at the Albright-Knox series got rolling Sunday with a classic afternoon in the sun. The mood was, as God intended, sweet and lazy. Taste of Buffalo, gobbling up most Western New Yorkers, made for a modest crowd on the back steps of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. That meant more room in the... Read More

By Aaron Besecker » Sunday, July 10, 2016

NIAGARA FALLS – The dearly departed of rock 'n'roll serve as inspirations for many. Even for other rock stars. Take The Hollywood Vampires, a supergroup with a world-famous actor in the mix, who performed outside Seneca Niagara Casino on Saturday night. A 56-minute rain delay, which scattered the crowds who had... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Thursday, July 7, 2016

Want to get close to the world’s top rock guitarists? Won’t happen. Even the foremost jazz saxophonists? You’ll need some luck. And yet a half dozen globally acknowledged accordion champions – virtuosi that accordion vendor Frank Busso Jr. referred to as “giants of the accordion world” – are, for a... Read More

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