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10 Live Shows to See in Buffalo This April

Lucy Dacus plays at The Tralf April 1st

After a somewhat slow start to the new year, April seems like it’s hell-bent on making up for lost time. The month is absolutely bursting at the seams with some great live shows, featuring both local and touring bands. If you need any help being pointed in the right direction, here are the 10 shows that should be on your radar for the month of April.

 

 

Lucy Dacus

DATE: April 1st

LOCATION: The Tralf Music Hall

COST: $10

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The Richmond, VA songwriter is the first of two must-see Saturday night shows at the Theatre District venue to ring in the new month. Dacus’ buzzing 2016 debut No Burden has garnered comparisons to Neko Case, Angel Olsen, and Courtney Barnett.

 

Orations

DATE: April 1st

LOCATION: The Tralf Music Hall

COST: $7

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Following the Dacus gig, just get comfy as Buffalo’s resident post-rockers (think the Cure, Joy Division, Siouxsie and the Banshees) celebrate the release of their new album Wych Elm. Jagged garage rockers Alpha Hopper and emo trio Honey Coma will provide support.

 

Advance Base

DATE: April 5th

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $8-$10

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Chicago’s Owen Ashworth, the sad and self-aware songwriter behind the Advance Base moniker, is back in Buffalo to perform another set of poignant and melancholy indie-pop.

 

 

Rock a Mile in Her Shoes

DATE: April 5th

LOCATION: Asbury Hall

COST: $10-$12

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Del Paxton, the Slums, M.A.G.S., and more will rock out, in heels, to raise money and awareness for the Crisis Services Advocate Program.

 

The Traditional

DATE: April 6th

LOCATION: Studio at Waiting Room

COST: $10-$13

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The passionate local emo group will celebrate the release of its latest EP The Queen of Heaven. Band buddies Cooler, Super American, Younger Then, and many more will be on hand to play jam packed bill.

 

Operators

DATE: April 14th

LOCATION: Studio at Waiting Room

COST: $15-$17

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Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade, Handsome Furs, Divine Fits) will bring his OTHER band to Buffalo to share tracks from his decidedly atmospheric synth-pop project.

 

 

Japanese Breakfast

DATE: 4/23

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $10-$12

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The shimmering, blog-friendly debut record from Little Big League’s Michelle Zauner will be on display as the project makes its local debut at the downtown hot spot.

 

Cloud Nothings

DATE: April 28th

LOCATION: The Tralf Music Hall

COST: $15

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The angst-ridden Ohio indie outfit polished some rough edges for its latest release Life Without Sound. If the band’s previous show, a sold-out banger at Buffalo Iron Works in 2014, was any indication, then CN’s latest Buffalo gig should not be missed.

 

KOPPS

DATE: April 29th

LOCATION: Nietzsche’s

COST: $6

Rochester’s buzzing electro-rock four-pack (and Joywave’s BFFs) make the quick drive west to headline a loaded local showcase. Humble Braggers, M.A.G.S., and Mutual Friends will all be in on the fun.

 

Roger Bryan & the Orphans

DATE: April 29th

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $5

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The re-tinkered roots rockers will return to their long-time home base after a prolonged hiatus. The re-activated band is currently working on the follow up to 2011’s fantastic record 37.

 

+ Don’t Forget:

As If 90s/00s Dance Party: UK Edition @ Mohawk Place 4/1, Ghost-Note @ Buffalo Iron Works 4/5,  Selector Dub Narcotic @ Sugar City 4/7, the Psychedelic Furs @ Town Ballroom 4/15, Girl Jeans Plays Brand New @ Mr. Goodbar 4/15, Sebadoh @ the Tralf Music Hall 4/21, Robert Sarazin Blake @ Milkie’s on Elmwood 4/22, Shonen Knife @ Studio at Waiting Room 4/25, of Montreal @ Asbury Hall 4/26, Walrus @ Curly’s 4/27, Shooter Jennings @ Waiting Room 4/29, Screaming Females @ Mohawk Place 4/30

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