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11 Killer Music Events to Hit This December in WNY

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2017 is almost over and Buffalo is going out with a bang thanks to this upcoming lineup of killer shows and music events. Dreading the next month due to holiday overload? Need a breather? Here are a few excuses to get you out of the house for something other than shopping. #blessed Here are the 11 shows that should be all over your radar for the month of December.

 

 

Deadwolf

DATE: December 1st

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $5

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The local psych-rock outfit will celebrate the release of its first proper LP, the self-recorded “Heavy Heart.” The first 25 people at the door will receive a free copy of the album.

 

Fast Romantics

DATE: December 2nd

LOCATION: Lockhouse Distillery & Bar

COST: $7-$10

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Fans of Elvis Costello or Jarvis Cocker may want to check out the NPR approved Toronto indie act when it performs at the Cobblestone distillery. The ever-evolving pop trio the Tins will be on hand for local support.

 

Kissmas Bash 2017

DATE: December 9th

LOCATION: KeyBank Center

COST: $21.50 – $81.50

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Kiss 98.5’s annual Kissmas Bash is bringing a whole slew of pop artists to KeyBank Center including headliner Kesha.

 

 

Humble Braggers w/ KOPPS  (*Not on their calendar per Chuck)

DATE: December 9th

LOCATION: Nietzsche’s

COST: $8

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The Buffalo/Rochester buddies will team up for another dance-friendly date at the Allentown music institution. Buffalo garage trio Ugly Sun and Rochester power-pop outfit the Demos will round out the bill.

 

The National

DATE: December 11th

LOCATION: Town Ballroom

COST: Sold out

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Currently on tour in support of the great new album “Sleep Well Beast,” the brooding indie rock act will perform an extremely intimate (and early) show to help benefit Buffalo String Works.  

 

Sonny Baker

DATE: December 15th

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $10

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The local wunderkind will unveil his first album, set for release on Admirable Traits Records, with his expanded solo band. RADRADA, Passed Out and Hundred Plus Club will also be performing.

 

Little Baltimore Xmas Extravaganza

DATE: December 15th

LOCATION: Little Baltimore

COST: $5

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Space Cubs, Deadwolf, Slowcooker and more will all join forces to deliver some holiday cheer and tunes at the west-side living room venue.

SPACE CUBS – THE EYE from frenchpressley on Vimeo.

 

 

Every Time I Die

DATE: December 16th

LOCATION: Buffalo RiverWorks

COST: Sold Out

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The hardcore hero’s annual Christmas spectacular exands to a full day festival down at the very busy waterfront venue.

 

CPX-mas

DATE: December 23rd

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $5

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On again off again alt-country act the CPX returns to the stage for year three of its holiday reunion show. Band bffs the Albrights will also be performing.

 

Sam Roberts Band

DATE: December 30th

LOCATION: Town Ballroom

COST: $30-$35

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The popular Canadian pop-rock act will make its latest local appearance at the Theatre District music venue as the group helps put an end to 2017.

 

Transmission Dance Party

DATE: December 31st

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $5

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The long-running dance series will gladly say goodbye to the year with a night full of classic and modern dance cuts.

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