10 Shows that Should Be All Over Your Radar in July

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Here are the 10 shows that should be on your radar during the month of July.


The Shins

DATE: July 11th

LOCATION: The Rapids Theatre

COST: $37

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The beloved indie band will make a highly anticipated WNY appearance while on tour for its solid fifth studio album Heartworms.




DATE: July 11th

LOCATION: The 9th Ward

COST: $13

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The ever-evolving folk-rock group out of Columbus will return to Babeville’s cozy basement venue after previously playing back in the fall of 2015.


Kurt & the Loders

DATE: July 15th

LOCATION: Nietzsche’s

COST: $5

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of Radiohead’s masterpiece album OK Computer, the local alternative rock cover band will tackle the seminal record from front to back.


Cobblestone Live!

DATE: July 15th & 16th

LOCATION: Cobblestone, Lockhouse, Buffalo Iron Works

COST: $25-$45

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Day 1 of the upstart new festival takes over the historic downtown neighborhood. The two-day fest will include performances by some of Buffalo’s best local bands in addition to must see touring acts like Delicate Steve, Wild Child, Moon Hooch, and festival anchor Real Estate.


Queen City Music Lottery #4

DATE: July 15th

LOCATION: The Polish Library

COST: $5

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The annual grab bag event that randomly forms a musical group from essentially picking names out of a hat will showcase the 10 new bands’ work from the last two months.



A Diamond in the Buff Afterparty

DATE: July 20

LOCATION: Milkie’s on Elmwood

COST: $5

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Following the screening of the Lance Diamond documentary at the North Park Theatre, the filmmakers, Diamond family, and a number of VIP guests will take over the late entertainer’s former home base with a night of music indebted to the legendary performer.


Dance Yrslf Clean

DATE: July 21st

LOCATION: Milkie’s on Elmwood

COST: $5

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The reoccurring dance party will present its summer installment with a night full of modern and classic indie cuts. All proceeds collected at the door will be donated to the Buffalo branch of Food Not Bombs.


The New Pornographers

DATE: July 25th

LOCATION: Asbury Hall

COST: $30

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The long-running Canadian power-pop crew will make a welcome return to Buffalo in support of the group’s synth heavy new record Whiteout Conditions. The fantastic double bill will be kicked off by Onio angst rockers Cloud Nothings.




DATE: July 26th

LOCATION: The Tralf Music Hall

COST: $20

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The eccentric California duo who deliver experimental pop takes on classic rock will continue the solid recent run at the Theatre District venue.


Tegan and Sara

DATE: July 29th

LOCATION: Town Ballroom

COST: $34

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The popular twin sister duo will return to Buffalo as the pair continues to tour in support of 2016’s slick album Love You to Death.


Don’t Forget:

Secret Stuff @ Milkie’s on Elmwood 7/6, Suburbs @ Sewing Soul Studios 7/7, Hidden Hospitals @ the Tralf Music Hall 7/9, Tina Panic Noise @ Sugar City 7/12, Orations @ Mohawk Place 7/14, Hank and Cupcakes @ Nietzsche’s 7/14, In The Valley Below @ Waiting Room 7/14, Beams @ Mohawk Place 7/19, Menzingers @ Waiting Room 7/25, Buffalo Infringement Festival Kick-off @ Nietzsche’s 7/27

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