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By Jeff Miers » Friday, July 22, 2016

At first, I thought it was a joke. But after about a minute, I realized it wasn’t. And a minute after that, I quite literally yelled “Make it stop!” scaring my poor dog half to death  in the process. To what fresh hell was I reacting? Why, the House Band at the Republican National Convention desecrating David... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More




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Friday, July 22, 2016

The 100 Things Every Western New Yorker Should Do At Least Once series has eclipsed one year's worth of entries, spanning the toothy grin of Shark Girl all the way to the fried dough scent wafting from Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. Catch yourself up... Read More

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bobby Militello is performing as part of a free concert Friday in Kenmore. Militello, the Buffalo-born jazz saxophonist who played with Dave Brubek for more than three decades, is playing from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Village Green, at the intersection... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Thursday, July 21, 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 Jeff Miers » Thursday, July 21, 2016

A reader asked today if there were no longer Classic Rock promoters in the Buffalo area. Seems like a reasonable enough question, and the reader mentioned a few seasoned artists skipping over our region as examples of what he feels is a paucity of... Read More

By Jeff Simon » Thursday, July 21, 2016

Joe Lovano Quartet, “Classic! Live at Newport” (Blue Note) 3.5 stars (out of 4) This was recorded in 2005 at the Newport Jazz Festival and it’s some of the most unusual Joe Lovano on record. You’ll remember all through this disc that Lovano... Read More

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