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Tonight: Mac DeMarco & The Flaming Lips

What will probably be one of the best indie shows of the year is happening tonight in Niagara Falls. The Rapids Theater will host two enormous acts, Mac DeMarco and the Flaming Lips, who will soon be releasing a split record where they cover each other’s songs. The two giants are only playing seven shows…

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Tonight: Pile

Tonight the 9th Ward will be playing host to Boston’s Pile, touring on the heels of their latest LP,  A Hairshirt of Purpose. Pile are never ones to disappoint and their new record is more of the same high octane ferocity. They’re one of those special kinds of groups, the kind that makes their name on…

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GGOOLLDD – “Excelsior Springs”

Milwaukee-based GGOOLLDD gives powerful synthpop vibes on their newly released “Excelsior Springs.” The single comes off the band’s debut EP TEETH, which will be out in December via Roll Call Records. Coming off two sold-out shows at Turner Hall Ballroom in Milwaukee, the band is currently in the midst of a North American tour. “Excelsior Springs”…

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Joshua Moriarty – “All I Want Is You”

Joshua Moriarty of Miami Horror released his brand new track “All I Want Is You,” a single from his solo project War Is Over. The first single “R.T.F.L.” strayed away from the influences of Miami Horror and focused on newer pop influences. While the first single serves as a change in style, “All I Want Is…

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morgxn – “xx”

L.A. indie pop artist morgxn made waves with the recent release of an official video for his track “xx.” In a heady mix of feathery vocals, ethereal synths, and a pounding beat, the song bares all and hits straight to the core. It’s as much a party anthem as a call to self acceptance, filtering…

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Tonight: The Get Up Kids

Legendary Kansas act The Get Up Kids are rolling through Buffalo tonight… So lace up your ratty old converse and dust off that threadbare band t-shirt, this is probably the coolest thing you could go do on a Tuesday. Often cited as (some of) the godfathers of the emo genre, the band is sure to perform an incredible…

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Cults – “I Took Your Picture”

New York duo Cults explore the wonders of 80’s power pop with their latest single “I Took Your Picture.” Drawing inspiration from new wave heroes like The Motels and The Cars, the track filters in ripples of vitalizing synths, crisp percussion, and sparkling vocals, capturing depth in both the listening experience and the message. Through…

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Seapony – “What’s Gonna Happen”

Fresh off a recent EP release, Seapony hit the ground running after their brief hiatus with their highlight track “What’s Gonna Happen.” Featuring the band’s signature surf-rock foundation topped with silky smooth vocals, the track leaves it up to fate with the help of a dreamy dose of reverb and a hint of distortion. After…

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Conor Oberst at Asbury Hall (09/14/17)

For his first show in Buffalo in quite some time, all in attendance at Asbury Hall this past Thursday got quite the unique experience out of Conor Oberst’s live show. Anyone that has listened Bright Eyes or Oberst’s solo work knows that he has seriously struggled with alcoholism in the past, and Buffalo may have brought out the…

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Album of the Week

Damian – Back When I Was Marc Bolan

“It don’t fuckin matter / it’s so fuckin absurd.” This line repeats several times on the track “To Never Get Back Home Again,” the second track from Damian Weber’s new album, Back When I Was Marc Bolan. It is a sentiment that seems to define the record, as well as Weber’s own outlook. The moody…

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