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Tonight: Ugly Sun

Show up to Mohawk Place in downtown Buffalo tonight for an electrifying grassroots rock and roll show that’s sure to blow out both the speakers and your eardrums. Headlining, and celebrating a 2-year anniversary, is Buffalo’s Ugly Sun. This thrilling trio plays an intoxicating form of raw indie rock that’s wrought with emotion and isn’t…

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Tonight: Cavalcade

Rochester’s Cavalcade is trekking out to Buffalo tonight to play what is sure to be a wild set. Having been around for a decade and change, this quartet mixes the free spirit vibes of Frank Zappa with the wild, sometimes discordant sounds and shout/speak vocals of The Dismemberment Plan. Joining them will be fresh, indie janglers Little…

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Tonight: The Messthetics

Tonight fans of beloved punk legends Fugazi will be congregating  in the 9th Ward to catch the intense power trio The Messthetics, which features Joe Lally and Brendan Canty, the late band’s rhythm section along with DC based jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog. The trio released their self titled debut back in March, a surprisingly proggy and psychedelic slab of…

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Syracuse

Trench Releases Music Video for “Bend,” Announces Debut LP

Syracuse’s Trench have been very busy since their formation in 2015. After racking up 27k views on the music video for “Seaweed,” a second pressing of their debut EP, and a successful tour of the East Coast, the band is gearing up to release their debut LP, Ritual Love. Lead single “Bend” is the perfect foot to put forward, a beautifully-heavy demonstration…

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Overjoy – “Same”

L.A.’s Overjoy provide a dose of ethereal, groove-ridden production in their single “Same.” Dripping in resounding synths, airy vocals, and crisp percussion, this track paints pictures with stark imagery that is simultaneously matchless and accessible. The electronic trio know how to play to their individual strengths, tying together earthy instrumentation, time-tested melodies, and misty vocal lines…

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Her’s – “Low Beam”

Liverpool duo Her’s pave the way for their upcoming debut full length with a dusky and introspective single, “Low Beam.” The track captures their classic eerie slacker rock sound while mulling over feelings of isolation in a world that praises ‘tough guy’ masculinity. Their driving lyricism takes root in a bed of jangly surf rock…

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Album of the Week

Soft Opening – Don’t Like Most Things

Don’t Like Most Things, the new release from Rochester’s Soft Opening, is not nearly as misanthropic as the title suggests. Far from it, in fact – the best moments of the album spring from longing for connection, not denying it. The first song, “Don’t Bury Me Yet,” kicks off with distorted and strutting hard rock…

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Eldoradio – “City Lights”

Eldoradio have a classic Brit-rock sound, despite their Swedish origins, that is as distinct as it is invigorating. The proof lies in their recent single “City Lights,” telling the well-worn tale of long nights and youthful indiscretions. There’s a hint of a punk flare there in the layered vocals and bombastic drum work, matching well…

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Tonight: The Molice

Get your culture on tonight at Sugar City as they host a righteous evening celebrating the creative expression of art, rock and roll. Venturing all the way from Japan and continuing their extensive US tour are one-of-a-kind indie rockers, The Molice. This charming DIY three-piece play bright, bubbly and highly danceable power pop records that…

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Hovzter – “Left Me Broken”

Swedish producer Hovzter plays into his strengths with a classic electro-dance track, “Left Me Broken.” Featuring vocals by Mariana Lin, the single’s impact lies in its stark dynamic contrasts and beat drops. Hovzter works with instrumentation in a way that leaves you on the edge of your seat, gradually cascading levels down, only to soar…

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