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11 Shows that Should Be On Your Radar in July

Seahaven

Seahaven / Photo by Ashley Osborn.

Despite some big name acts set for the stages at larger spaces like the First Niagara Center, Artpark, and Canalside, and festivals like Jam in the Valley, the summer slate for live music routing through Buffalo has been a bit on the slow side, which means writing this post required a bit more research this time around. Thankfully, Buffalo’s local acts are helping to pick up the slack this month, once again reminding you that sometimes the best live acts are right here in Western New York. Here are the top 11 shows that should be on your radar for the month of July.

 

Seahaven

DATE: July 1st

LOCATION: Studio at Waiting Room

COST: $12 – $14

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The ambitious, California post-hardcore act returns to Buffalo to kick off the Delaware Ave hot spot’s July calendar.

 

Cory Henry

DATE: July 1st

LOCATION: Buffalo Iron Works

COST: $15

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Member of Brooklyn’s instrumental act Snarky Puppy, the organist will present an evening of improvisation touching on jazz, gospel, and R&B.

 

Aircraft

DATE: July 7th

LOCATION: Lockhouse Distillery

COST: $5

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Buffalo’s resident psych rockers will set up shop within the hopping Cobblestone District distillery following Dweezil Zappa’s set at Canalside.

 

Yonatan Gat

DATE: July 12th

Location: Mohawk Place

COST: $6- $8

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The masterful improv guitarist brings his genre-crushing power-trio and arena-rock energy to the downtown live music mainstay.

 

Preservation Jazz Hall Band

DATE: July 14th

LOCATION: Canalside

COST: Free

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Set to open for Shakey Graves, the New Orleans musical institution is the best excuse of the summer to head down to the waterfront plenty early for the weekly concert series.

 

Tiny Rhymes

DATE: July 14th

LOCATION: Nietzsche’s

COST: $7

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The tranquil and harmony laden chamber-folk act will kick off its East-Coast tour with help from the Tins and RADARADA.

 

Scope & Figure

DATE: July 15th

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $5

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The Rochester alt-rock quartet will roll through town in support of its recently released full-length Gardiner Park. A trio of Buffalo bands – dreambeaches, Pappy Stardust, and Bryan Johnson & Family – will round out the bill.

 

Black Lips

DATE: July 16th

LOCATION: Nietzsche’s

COST: $15

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Atlanta’s indie-rock troublemakers make an unexpected appearance at the long time Allentown venue. On-stage hijinks should not only be expected but thoroughly enjoyed.

 

Jeff Rosenstock

DATE: July 20th

LOCATION: Mohawk Place

COST: $12 – $14

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Formerly of the DIY collective Bomb the Music Industry!, the unfiltered Long Island songwriter is set to make his return appearance to Western New York.

 

Sugar City Anniversary Party

DATE: July 23rd

LOCATION: Sugar City & Resurgence Brewery

COST: $5 – $10

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The DIY space will be throwing a two part anniversary party, taking over the Niagara St. block. First, a five band bill of indie act’s will take over Sugar City’s home base followed by the Chronological Dance Party spanning four decades of dance music at the local brewery across the street.

 

All Them Witches

DATE: July 23rd

LOCATION: The Tralf Music Hall

COST: $12

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Not to be confused with local math rockers All of Them Witches, the Nashville psych act fusion of blues, sludge, and stoner-rock should not be missed.

 

Don’t Forget:

Alpha Hopper @ the Polish Library July 1st, Spit-Take @ Curly’s July 2nd, The Purple Party @ Buffalo Iron Works July 2nd, Max Garcia Conover @ Mohawk Place July 5th, A House Safe for Tigers @ the Velvet Underground July 10th, Teenage Satan @ Curly’s July 12th, Small Smalls @ Milkie’s on Elmwood July 15th, Josh Ritter @ the Tralf Music Hall July 20th, Cruisr @ Studio at Waiting Room July 29th

 

 

 

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