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Get Macadelic: Mac Miller’s in Buffalo today

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{video_photo_caption}Mac Miller loves NY, apparently.

If you had to place money on the dark horse hip-hop superstar of the summer of 2013, would you had laid your wager on Mac Miller?

In a two-month span that has seen new work from

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Rain-out songs and regret from The Tragically Hip - VIDEO

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{video_photo_caption}Gord Downie, slightly dryer than he would be than in just a few minutes.

I was feeling pretty cynical about my Tragically Hip experience right up until this morning. On Friday, I lucked into a free ticket for

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Joanna Barbera gets the folk out at the Ninth Ward tonight

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{video_photo_caption}Joanna Barbera plays Buffalo tonight.

When the first strains of Austin singer-songwriter Joanna Barbera‘s new album, Forget, hit the ears, it’s…

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Goo Goo Dolls perform ‘Come to Me’ on ‘The Late Late Show’ - VIDEO

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{video_photo_caption}Johnny Rzeznik performs on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Buffalo’s rock ambassadors The Goo Goo Dolls,  in the midst of their latest tour (with Matchbox Twenty!), swung through Los Angeles on…

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A taste of Bieber - VIDEO

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{video_photo_caption}Welcome to Buffalo, Justin.

Bielibe it or not, the day has finally arrived: for the next few hours, Justin Bieber belongs to Buffalo.

Bieber—who was so painfully dissed by Demi Lovato on…

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Embedded at the Vans Warped Tour: A view from the inside

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{video_photo_caption}Warped Tour: all hell breaks loose, in a good way.

Everyone is sweating profusely, and nobody cares: welcome to the Vans Warped Tour.

The annual touring caravan of music, sports and commerce rolled into the

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Warped Tour preview: Five must-see bands

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{video_photo_caption}Let it all go on Saturday, man.

If the concept of the Vans Warped Tour appeals to the kid inside you that wants to spend a day in the sun, soaking in music and swimming through oceans of punk-drunk people, but the

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Indie extravaganza: TURF takes over Toronto this week

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{video_photo_caption}Are you tough enough for TURF?

There are some annoying things about Toronto—insane traffic and the Maple Leafs spring immediately to mind—but, overall, the mega-city to the north is a fine neighbor (neighbour?). One of the benefits of our proximity to the GTA is the wealth of music…

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Living history: George Caldwell Quintet, Boyd Lee Dunlop to perform at Larkinville

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{video_photo_caption}A jazzy night is planned for Larkinville

Having no previous knowledge of either the George Caldwell Quintet or Boyd Lee Dunlop, I was a little floored when I realized what…

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This is hardcore: Geto Boys set to perform in downtown Buffalo

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{video_photo_caption}The Geto Boys are back.

When you think of Southern hip-hop today, the artists that immediately spring to mind—Lil Wayne, 2Chainz, Outkast, Ludakris, Big K.R.I.T., and so on—definitely have a certain edge, a kind of sharpness that allows their music to cross over into the mainstream…

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Welcome to Buff Town USA: Sean Price to perform at Duke’s

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{video_photo_caption}Sean Price is a legend.

When you think of the great Brooklyn rappers of the 1990s, a few obvious names jump to mind—Jay-Z famously grew up in the Marcy Houses in Bed-Stuy. Biggie Smalls was born and raised in nearby Clinton Hill. Nas came of age in the heart of the borough in Crown…

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Bay Area punks Swingin’ Utters hit Waiting Room tonight

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{video_photo_caption}Swingin' Utters are in Buffalo tonight.

In the mid- to late-1990s, the San Francisco punk rock outfit Swingin’ Utters were among the throng of West Coast punk bands who rode the growing wave of the

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Say it ain’t so: Big Boi cancels Buffalo tour date

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{video_photo_caption}Big Boi is on the DL (leg) for a while.

Buffalo has had a nice, steady string of high-profile hip-hop acts in town over the course of the past year. Unfortunately—for the time being—Atlanta rapper Big Boi will not be one of them.

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Fall Out Boy set for sold-out show in Niagara Falls tonight

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{video_photo_caption}Fall Out Boy plays Niagara Falls tonight.

Who would have thought that there would have been such a market for Fall Out Boy in 2013? The four-piece band that built a rabid fan base (and spawned a legion of haters) in the early years of the 21st century with their melodic punk-pop sound and dreamy bangs are…

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Scranton rocks: The Menzingers to play Buffalo Tuesday night

blog by Ben Kirst  • 

{video_photo_caption}The Menzingers, live and in concert.

Maybe it’s the annual timing of the Vans Warped Tour, or the fact that the melodic punk revolution exploded when I was in my impressionable late teens, or some other silly coincidences that burned the music into my brain, but I have long associated the late…

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