Buffalo

SMUG Drop New Video “Swearing At You”

At the Flaming Lips with Mac DeMarco show the other night I was talking with a respectable citizen and elected union official who lamented to me that he’d read something on the Internet about how today’s youth don’t engage in the coming of age shenanigans previous generations did. Sneaking beers, getting into low level trouble…

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Tonight: Peaer

Tonight, Sugar City hosts an amazing lineup of two touring acts and a couple great locals.  Brooklyn based slowcore/indie-emo act Peaer will be returning to Buffalo for the second time this year, touring in support of their fantastic self titled record, which came out at the end of last year on Tiny Engines. Sinai Vessel from…

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Album of the Week

M.A.G.S. – S/T

Our city’s been waiting on this one for a while now. We now have a full-length from M.A.G.S. I repeat: a full length from M.A.G.S. It’s been two and a half years since the band’s debut EP Cellophane made waves in the local scene and beyond, solidifying frontman Elliott Douglas’ status as the posterchild of…

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Tonight: Quicksand

Post-hardcore veterans Quicksand make a stop at the Town Ballroom tonight. In 1995, the group broke up while at the height of their success, and after only two albums. Now over 20 years later, they are gearing up for the November release of their long-awaited third album, Interiors. They’ve been back on the road the…

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Tonight: Com Truise

It’s been a few years but tonight Upstate NY electronica hero Com Truise makes a triumphant return to Buffalo at the Town Ballroom with Nosaj Thing and Clepold. The pride of Oneida , Com Truise (aka Seth Haley) is currently touring the globe behind his latest album Iteration, and he will be bringing his heavy…

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New Music

Redwood Skyline – “The River”

San Francisco-based band Redwood Skyline recently released their powerhouse of a second single, “The River.” Drawing in the best of folk, rock, and pop, the four-piece cite an array of influences from The Avett Brothers to Modest Mouse. “The River” highlights twangy vocals, sharp guitar lines, and rolling percussion in a way that’s both homey…

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Freedom Fry – “Party Down”

Los Angeles’ own Freedom Fry are keeping the ball rolling with another track off their recently released EP, “Party Down.” Taking cues from the indie pop greats like Passion Pit and Grouplove, the duo set the vibe with bright rhythm guitar, glowing synth lines, and energizing vocals. It’s a surrounding experience, touching all bases with expert…

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Mac DeMarco & The Flaming Lips at the Rapids Theatre (09/13/17)

If you were one a the lucky ones who was able to score tickets to Wendesday’s Mac DeMarco and Flaming Lips show at the Rapids Theatre, consider yourself lucky.   Mac DeMarco’s boyish charm was in full effect, cursing his way through a set in which he played some real smooth cuts off his most recent LP,…

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New Music

Opal People – “2 Channel”

London’s Opal People bring their track “2 Channel” to life with the help of Ruf Dig in their recent music video release. The band blends together synthpop and lo-fi for a uniquely enticing sound, featuring soaring choruses and tropical/dance influence. The video plays up the effect with a psychedelic backdrop of warped imagery, neon colors,…

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Seazoo – “Shoreline”

Welsh quintet Seazoo head up their looming album release with a second single, “Shoreline.” The band melds jangly guitar lines with strident synths and an energetic beat with precision, staying true to their DIY background while still standing out as polished indie pop. Taking cues from acts like Super Furry Animals, Grandaddy, and Yo La…

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