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AV Hit List: Top Event Picks for This Week

THU 7/2 Yonder Mountain String Band Black Sheep Tour

Canalside | 5pm | free

For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation.

THU 7/2 Weazildust

Allen Street Hardware Café | 10pm | free

There’s a new DJ in town and he goes by the name WeazilDust. He’s been labeled as a “DJ for people not fond of DJs,” and will be performing in the front of Hardware every Thursday night.

SAT 7/4 4th of July Party

Templeton Landing | 4pm

Join Templeton Landing for the 4th of July on Buffalo’s largest waterfront patio. Kicking off at 4:00pm Templeton Landing will feature a BBQ on the Deck, Live Music, by Rumourz, DJ Milk, Food & Drink specials and more.

SUN 7/5 Dale Watson Benefit

Sportsmen’s Tavern | 4pm | $30/$25

Austin honkey-tonk legend Dale Watson will play a show for his new CD release, Call Me Insane. As a member of the Austin Music Hall of Fame, he stands alongside Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and George Strait as one of the finest country singers and songwriters from the Lone Star State.

MON 7/6 Little Ruckus w/ Pine Fever

Mohawk Place | 8pm | $5

Little Ruckus never fails at getting the audience to step out of their comfort zones and dance the night away. With the heavy bass and hypnotizing beats, you’ll leave this show wanting more. Calliope Musicals, Pine Fever, and Jack Topht are also on the bill.

MON 7/6 M.A.G.S.

The 9th Ward @ Babeville | 7pm | $5

People are calling them “Buffalo’s hottest new indie rock outfit,” and they’ll be kicking things off at The 9th Ward @ Babeville this Monday night.

WED 7/8 The Tins

Larkin Square | 5pm | free

The indie/rock outfit, The Tins will be performing in Larkin Square with Applennium on Wednesday evening. Come down to one of Buffalo’s most thriving neighborhoods for some great live music.