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Buckcherry. 6 p.m. Aug. 12, with Suckerpunch. Braun’s Concert Cove, 11891 Main St., Akron. 542-2425. www.braunsbar.com. $20 advance, $25 day of show (box office, Tickets.com).

Don “D.C.” Curry. 8 p.m. Aug. 22, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Aug. 23 and 24. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. 853-1211. www.heliumcomedy.com. $15-$23 (www.seatengine.com/event/2825).

WWE Battleground PPV. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6. Including John Cena, CM Punk, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam and the Shield. First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. 855-4444. www.firstniagaracenter.com. Tickets are $27.50-$402.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday (box office, Tickets.com).

Hugh Laurie. 8:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413. www.rivieratheatre.org. $42.50-$47.50.

Doug Stanhope. 8 p.m. Oct. 29. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. www.tralfmusichall.com. $25 (box office, Ticketmaster).

Sinead O’Connor. 8 p.m. Nov. 12. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413. www.rivieratheatre.org. $37.50-$42.50.

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The Howlin’ Brothers. 9 p.m. Sept. 24. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. www.sportsmenstavern.com. $10.

Blitzen Trapper. 8 p.m. Oct. 4. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. www.tralfmusichall.com. $16 advance, $18 day of show (box office, Ticketmaster).

Billy Talent. 6 p.m. Oct. 6. Rapids Theatre, 1711 Main St., Niagara Falls. 205-8925. www.rapidstheatre.com. Tickets are $25 advance, $30 day of show and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (box office, Ticketfly.com).

Lee Ranaldo and the Dust. 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. www.tralfmusichall.com. $12 advance, $14 day of show (box office, Ticketmaster).

Dopapod. 9 p.m. Oct. 10. Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. www.waitingroombuffalo.com. $12 advance, $15 day of show (box office, mnmpresents.com).

Quasi. 8 p.m. Oct. 17. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. www.tralfmusichall.com. $13 advance, $15 day of show (box office, Ticketmaster).

Della Mae. 4 p.m. Oct. 20. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. www.sportsmenstavern.com. $15.

Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular. 7 p.m. Dec. 14. Including Elvis Stojko, Joannie Rochette, Ashley Wagner, Ryan Bradley, Max Aaron, Nastia Liukin, Jonathan Horton, Beth Tweddle, Jake Dalton and John Orozco. Jamestown Savings Bank Arena, 319 W. Third St., Jamestown. 484-2624. www.jamestownarena.com. $55-$279.