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Tonight: Pears

Fat Wreck Chords’ Pears are bringing their blistering punk rock to Buffalo tonight, in support of their next release, a split due out November 3rd. In case that wasn’t enough, they have the raucous BIG UPS and the fun and energetic Russian Girlfriends in tow. As a wonderful added bonus, Buffalo punk rock staples On The Cinder are also on the…

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Album of the Week

Cavalcade – The Switch

Rochester’s Cavalcade has been around for a decade plus, an impressive tenure for any band. In that time, they’ve released a handful of LPs, with songs that combine the intellectual indie-rock of The Dismemberment Plan with the profound rock n’ roll vibes of Frank Zappa. Their latest offering, The Switch, is no exception, a six-song offering…

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Tonight: dreambeaches

Beloved Buffalo baroque indie surf pop band dreambeaches are back with their eagerly awaited second EP Disappearing Act, and they are rightly celebrating it’s glorious overabundance of riches with the people tonight at Milkie’s on Elmwood. Fearing Friday the 13th is for suckers, and if you’re going out you might as well go out strong kicking…

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New Music

Cuesta Loeb – “Festival 2017”

If you’ve got the jitters or are feeling anxious, have we got the perfect song for you. Cuesta Loeb specializes in super chill electronica, perhaps best demonstrated by her latest single, “Festival 2017.” Combining curiously hushed vocal samples, blippy keyboards, and an ever-so-subtle beat, this is the perfect song for laying back with eyes closed and blissing…

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JNNA – “Waking Up With You”

Sometimes all you need is a feel-good electropop song to groove along to, and today, we’re recommending JNNA‘s “Waking Up With You.” Produced by Tyzo Bloom (who we’ve also covered in the past), “With You” is an ode to young love and the feeling you get when you find “your person.” We are especially digging the…

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Passed Out Release New Single “Bukouski & Brautigan”

Passed Out - Bukouski & Brautigan

Local darlings, Passed Out are gearing up to shake things  up with their new single, “Bukouski & Brautigan”. The new single comes off their upcoming EP, The Aforementioned and How it Pertains to Absolutely Nothing. The song is a strong showing for the band. Their sound continues to solidify form into a cohesive ball of punk…

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Magnets – “Dear”

By now, you should know that we here at buffaBLOG are suckers for achingly personal songs… Well, Magnets has penned our newest favorite with the simmering indie-pop of “Dear.” About the song, Magnets (aka Siobhan McGinnity) explains, “[it is] an apology song to the ones I love for every time I’ve burned too bright.” Beyond that, any fan of St….

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Giant Party – “Nighttalk”

If you’re feeling dark and mysterious, Giant Party might just be your new favorite band. “Nighttalk” is a trudging, dark-wave jam full of bubbling swamp synths, cave-echo vocals, and a clear 1980s approach to songwriting. Don’t get us wrong, all this moodiness doesn’t undercut their strong attention to melody – quite the opposite in fact….

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Lick Twist & Gold Spectacles – “Lights On Lights Out”

Let’s just say this is one hell of a collaboration… By combining the baroque-pop of London act Gold Spectacles with the panache of NYC producer duo Lick Twist, we get the otherworldly “Lights On Lights Out.” This tune features a dank beat from Lick Twist and the organic instrumentation of Gold Spectacles, a combination that…

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FEHM – “Last Breath”

Buzzing post-punk act FEHM shot us the moody goodness of “Last Breath” and we’ve been hooked ever since. If you have any interest in Interpol, Ceremony, or Joy Division, you need to give this one a shot… This quintet specializes in abrasive and spacious post-punk, with an emphasis on song crafting and arrangement. FEHM has…

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