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14 Must See Concerts in Buffalo & WNY This October

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Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Published on September 21, 2022
The Unlikely Candidates, Wednesday October 26 at Buffalo Iron Works

Fall has always been a great time of year to catch live music in a club, and after two years of COVID lockdowns, the experience will be even sweeter this year. 

The shedding of lockdowns also has the added benefit of bringing a more diverse group of acts to the area. Sure you can enjoy local sounds from Kidd Kyle & the Big Deal, but October 2022 also brings Mother Mother from across the border and Ibibo Sound Machine, an Afrobeat band from London. Other can’t-miss shows include indie-harpist Mikaela Davis, folk rocker Kurt Vile and legendary punk-rock cover band Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies.

As always, this is a list of club and mid-sized venue shows, not a comprehensive list of live music. If there’s a good one we missed, sound off in the comments. These shows may or may not be sold out (canceled) as you read these words. Now get out there and enjoy some live music!!

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Matt Maeson

Sat, Oct 1
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Never Had To Leave Tour Ages 12+, minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Government issued ID required for entry. ...

Toubab Krewe

Tue, Oct 4
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $15

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Some music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs ...

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

Wed, Oct 5
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $24

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Funtime Presents: Me First & The Gimme Gimmes with The Black Tones & Son Rompe Pera ...

The Birthday Massacre

Fri, Oct 7
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

​FTMP Events & Twenty 6 Productions Presents:   The Birthday Massacre w/ Dead Posey & Korine ...

Oso Oso

Tue, Oct 11
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $19

Rec Room
79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

After Dark Presents OSO OSO with special guests M.A.G.S. and Anxious ...

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Mother Mother Fall Tour

Sat, Oct 15
6:30 pm - 11:45 pm

Admission starts at: $25

Buffalo RiverWorks
359 Ganson St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

2022 Fall Tour
Mother Mother
w/ Vundabar & Transviolet ...

Ibibio Sound Machine w/ Terror Jr

Sat, Oct 15
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $22

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Even in trying times, “there is no love without electricity.” Electricity is the fourth and most progressive album from Ibibio Sound Machine, and like ...

Mikaela Davis

Sun, Oct 23
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Rec Room
79 W Chippewa St Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Live Music ...

Carbon Leaf

Tue, Oct 25
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

“It felt so good to get back on the road again in 2021. It was a huge relief, with safety on everyone’s minds, to know that the efforts were paying ...

Kurt Vile & The Violators w/ Julia Shapiro

Tue, Oct 25
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Admission starts at: $36.69

Asbury Hall at Babeville
341 Delaware Buffalo, 14202

Buffalo

Since his earliest self-produced CD-Rs, Philadelphia psych-pop master Kurt Vile has referred to himself as “Philly’s Constant Hitmaker“—and while ...

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FKJ – 2022 Tour

Wed, Oct 26
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $35

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

FKJ frenchkiwijuice.com/ facebook.com/frenchkiwijuice instagram.com/frenchkiwijuice twitter.com/Fkjmusic ...

The Unlikely Candidates

Wed, Oct 26
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $20

Buffalo Iron Works
49 Illinois St Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

The Unlikely Candidates are an American indie rock band from Keller, TX formed in 2008. The band consists of lead vocalist Kyle Morris, lead guitarist ...

Kidd Kyle & the Big Deal

Wed, Oct 26
9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Admission starts at: $5

Nietzsche’s
248 Allen Street Buffalo, 14201

Buffalo

AZZ AIN’T FANCY …and we’ll prove it to ya on October 26th @ the legendary Nietzsches in Buffalo, NY! Swing dancin’, 1920’s New Orleans Jazz, ...

moe.queous

Sat, Oct 29
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Admission starts at: $29

Town Ballroom
681 Main Street Buffalo, 14203

Buffalo

Live Music ...

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/brett-smith/" target="_self">Brett Llenos Smith</a>

Written by Brett Llenos Smith

Brett Llenos Smith is a freelance writer based in Buffalo’s Allentown neighborhood who has been covering local food and culture for Step Out Buffalo over the past six years. As someone with a multi-ethnic background, he has a passion for exploring and understand the many diverse corners of Western New York.
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