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Buffalo

Chill Ali’s Dope Debut before the Debut

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There are so many different styles in hip-hop, but there’s always refreshing about songs that take a personal, narrative approach. Buffalo hip-hop artist Chill Ali flexes his empirical muscles on T H R O W A W A Y S, a mixtape of tracks that didn’t make the cut for his upcoming album #FREEYAMIND. One of the…

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Rochester

Small Signals Drops Music Video to “Whiskers” Single

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Yesterday, Small Signals, aka Rochester-based, multi-instrumentalist Stephen Roessner, released the first single, “Whiskers,” off of his debut EP, The Aimless. Currently operating as the drummer to jangle-rock band, Pleistocene, Roessner heads in a different direction with his Small Signals project, channeling aspects of Rivers Cuomo, Archers of Loaf, and Fugazi on the seven track release. The…

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Mr. Boneless Releases Debut LP, Cutting Teeth

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The great Howlin’ Wolf once sang the words, “…if you want me baby, you got take your time, because I’m built for comfort, not for speed.” Now, truer words couldn’t have been graveled out into raspy excellence, however, why do we have to choose? Can’t we be fast and comfortable? Why yes, yes we can,…

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Tonight: Humpday Horrorshow

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Tonight, Allen St.Hardware is getting a facelift. The neighborhood bar, known for its classy decor and modest atmosphere, will paint its face black in celebration of the first Humpday Horrorshow, courtesy of Hematone Productions. What you can expect: Industrial music, courtesy of DJ’s Malik Saint (of Shaken Stylus) and [K A T O], go go…

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Buffalo Sex Exchange Premieres New Single, “Black Circle”

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Upstart Rochester label, Dadstache Records, has been keeping busy this summer with solid releases from bands like Pony Hand and Fat Africa. Their next release will be the debut full length from post-punk act, Buffalo Sex Exchange, a Rochester based group (don’t let the name fool you) who has been on our distance radar for…

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Tonight: Weatherbox

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San Diego’s Weatherbox will bring their cosmic brand of punk rock to The Waiting Room tonight in support of their most straightforward record yet, Flies In All Directions. The 13-track album covers a lot of ground, containing songs written as far back as 2006. Fellow buffaBLOGGER Nick Sessanna had an interesting conversation on the subject…

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Teenage Satan Releases Debut EP

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It’s difficult to pin down the sound of Teenage Satan’s self-titled EP, which places dissonant vocal melodies over a mixed bag of distorted guitars and synths, but the sound is hauntingly dreamy. Daniel Bauer, the sole player behind the release, bares his raw instrumental and vocal style, which works well with the lyrical content as…

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Know Your Opener: Midlake

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With free music offered on nearly every night of the week throughout the summer, it’s hard to justify dropping $35 on a show when I can practically hear live music from my balcony on many nights. Having a worthy opener, one that could easily be headlining on another night, certainly helps cushion the cost. That’s…

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Tonight: Band of Horses

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“I’m coming up only to hold you under And coming up only to show you’re wrong And to know you is hard; we wonder… To know you all wrong; we warn. Really too late to call, So we wait for morning To wake you is all we got To know me as hardly golden Is…

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Just Announced: Hooray for Earth

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With Sugar City’s official grand opening weekend just around the corner on Friday, August 15th, the newly relocated DIY collective is wasting no time in locking in some great shows to lead another great Buffalo summer to its triumphant finish. On Wednesday, August 20th, the new Niagara Street home base will be hosting NYC pysch-tronic…

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