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Randy Houser. 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28, part of the UB Tailgate Concert Series. UB Stadium parking lot, North Campus, Amherst. Free.

Pablo Francisco. 8 p.m. Oct. 3, 6:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 4 and 5. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. 853-1211. www.heliumcomedy.com. $20-$25.

Kool & the Gang. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5, part of the UB Tailgate Concert Series. UB Stadium parking lot, North Campus, Amherst. Free.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30. First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. 855-4444. www.firstniagaracenter.com. Tickets are $32.50-$70.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday (box office, www.tickets.com).

Jay Z. 8 p.m. Jan. 30. First Niagara Center, 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza. 855-4444. www.firstniagaracenter.com. Tickets are $39.50-$125 and go on sale at 10 a.m. today (box office, www.tickets.com, www.livenation.com).

Cowboy Junkies. 8 p.m. Oct. 24, featuring a complete performance of the Trinity Sessions. Kleinhans Music Hall’s Mary Seaton Room, 3 Symphony Circle. 885-5000. www.kleinhansbuffalo.org. Tickets are $35 and go on sale at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Sylvia Fletcher. 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. 683-1776. www.lancopera.org. $10-$15.

Three Bad Jacks. 8 p.m. Oct. 6. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. www.tralfmusichall.com. $10 advance, $12 day of show (box office, www.ticketmaster.com).

Tommy Davidson. 8 p.m. Oct. 10, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 11 and 12. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. 853-1211. www.heliumcomedy.com. $27.

Sister Monk. 8 p.m. Oct. 11. Ninth Ward at Babeville, 341 Delaware Ave. www.babevillebuffalo.com. $8 advance, $10 day of show (box office, www.tickets.com).

Red Wanting Blue. 7 p.m. Oct. 16, with Swear & Shake, Steve Johnson and Charity Nuse of Big Leg Emma. Forvm at the Maple Entertainment Complex. 4224 Maple Road, Amherst. 831-3271. www.theforvmbuffalo.com. $10.

Bryan Callen. 8 p.m. Oct. 17, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. 853-1211. www.heliumcomedy.com. $20-$22.

Big Bad Vooodoo Daddy. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 19, part of the UB Tailgate Concert Series. UB Stadium parking lot, North Campus, Amherst. Free.

Rodney Atkins. 6 p.m. Oct. 19, with Frankie Ballard and Rose Falcon. Braun’s Concert Dome, 11891 Main St., Akron. 542-2425. www.braunsbar.com. $30 advance, $35 day of show (box office, www.tickets.com).

Ralphie May. 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. 853-1211. www.heliumcomedy.com. $20.

Adam Ferrara. 8 p.m. Oct. 24, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26. Helium Comedy Club, 30 Mississippi St. 853-1211. www.heliumcomedy.com. $15-$22.

Hynotes Barbershop Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. 683-1776. www.lancopera.org. $10.

Pat Shea Holiday Concert. 4 p.m. Nov. 30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster. 683-1776. www.lancopera.org. $20.

Leon Redbone. 8 p.m. Dec. 8. Tralf Music Hall, 622 Main St. 852-2860. www.tralfmusichall.com. Tickets are $25 advance, $29 day of show and go on sale at noon Friday (box office, www.ticketmaster.com).

Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun. 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. www.sportsmenstavern.com. $20.

Commander Cody Band. 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. www.sportsmenstavern.com. $20.

Henry Gross. 8 p.m. March 23. Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St. 874-7734. www.sportsmenstavern.com. $20.

Stryper. 6 p.m. April 26, featuring Michael Sweet and Oz Fox. Braun’s Concert Dome, 11891 Main St., Akron. 542-2425. www.braunsbar.com. $15 advance, $20 day of show (box office, www.tickets.com).