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By Jeff Miers » 12:39 PM

This year’s Canalside Concert lineup is, with a few minor qualifications, one of the strongest we’ve seen since the series moved to the waterfront in 2011. Everything about this freshly announced roster of free shows strikes me as somewhere... Read More

By Mac McGuire » 11:01 AM

Motor City rockers Jeremy Porter & The Tucos are set to roll into town at 7 p.m. May 5 in Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St). The Rust Belters by way of Michigan will be making their first Buffalo appearance in support of the group's 2015 record,... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » 8:40 AM

The peanut gallery for concert announcements tends to be a harsh crowd. Music is so unbelievably subjective that, if a summer lineup sways more in favor of modern rock, the classic rockers protest. A country act? How dare they. '90s hip-hop favorites?... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Thursday concerts will return to Canalside starting June 9 with the funk-soul of Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires and ending with the space-rock of Claypool Lennon Delirium. Between, concertgoers will be treated to everything from hip-hop to... Read More

By Jeff Miers » Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Radiohead pulled everything from its social media and official band sites on Sunday. Fans knew what this likely meant - the arrival of the much rumored-about new music we'd been starving for since the 2011 release of "The King Of Limbs." On Tuesday... Read More

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Jazz Gregory Porter, “Take Me to the Alley” (Blue Note). The similarity of Kurt Elling’s and Gregory Porter’s vocal timbre is going to make the next few weeks a prime period for male jazz singers in America. With new discs by new female jazz singers – often beautiful ones – seemingly released twice a week, male... Read More

By Mark Ciemcioch » Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tim Meadows, one of the longest tenured players in “Saturday Night Live” history, returns to Buffalo to perform five shows at Helium Comedy Club7. The comedian appeared on “Saturday Night Live” for adecade, most notably creating the character... Read More

By Mary Kunz Goldman » Tuesday, May 3, 2016

There’s a homecoming by a star guitarist. A quartet with a burnished Old World sound. And a wind quintet from one of the world’s most famous orchestras. All of that is part of the Buffalo Chamber Music Society’s 2016-2017 season. The... Read More

By Toni Ruberto » Monday, May 2, 2016

The Dixie Chicks are coming to Buffalo. The band will bring its "DCX MMXVI Tour" to town for a show at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in First Niagara Center. Elle King is the opener for the Buffalo date. Tickets are $125, $99.50, $69.50, $49.50, $35  and go on... Read More

By Michael Farrell » Monday, May 2, 2016

Devotees of Tedeschi Trucks Band know the band’s catalog, can sing along with its lyrics and, dependent on the tune, relish the chance to histrionically (and inaccurately) strum air guitar. They also know the collective’s stunning combination of... Read More

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