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Rock | King Buffalo 

When a phoenix rises from its allegorical ashes, it does so as an exact copy of its predecessor. But, when members of renowned Rochester indie rock acts Abandoned Buildings Club (Sean McVay/Dan Reynolds) and Velvet Elvis (Randall Coon/Scott Donaldson) got together to begin their ascent, they had a whole other beast in mind. While King Buffalo still oozes with the hard-hitting riffs and hawkish attitude its progenitors were known for, it is definitely a different animal. It is a veritable stampede of meaty stoner-psych with a recognizable blues bloodline. As resurrections go, this is one you should not miss.

King Buffalo performs Friday, December 27, 9 p.m., at the Bug Jar, 219 Monroe Ave., $5-$7,

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