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Best of 2014

Top 20 Buffalo Tracks: 10 – 1

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We know we say this every year but Buffalo had an amazing year. We haven’t been around long enough to know whether or not these things are cyclical, or if we are just hyper aware of the local scene, but since we’ve been established in 2010, 2014 was the most impressive year for the local…

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Screened Plays

Column 20: Hunger Games – Inspiration for Rebellion and our Youth

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While it might be tempting to ignore or write-off the soundtracks for recent mega-blockbuster young adult franchises, the last five years has made this increasingly hard to do. In an effort to both create a sonic landscape for their films and create brand identity, studios have been turning to the world of indie rock. It’s…

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buffaBLOG Holiday Party Artist Spotlight

Newish Star

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Every time I see Newish Star, I’m sort of entranced. This is mostly because of the way they careen through their set, packing 15 songs into half an hour with minimal bullshitting. You might get a “Double Super Jackpot” out of Jordan Nittoli before the band launches into the song of the same name, but…

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Rochester

Donny Murakami Premieres First Track Off Debut Project

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Everyone has had a moment where they wish they were someone else, and Rochester rapper/producer Donny Murakami is exploring that feeling in his latest music. “Shock Therapy” plays off of that theme, serving as the lead track on Murakami’s forthcoming project Escapism. Over some driving drums, Donny fantasizes about being a rockstar, porn star, and dope…

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12 Days of Christmas

Day 4: the gifted children

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There are certain absolutes that you can count on during the holiday season. The first is that you’ll definitely want to rip years ears off after hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” at least three dozens times by now. The second is that after saying “I’ll finally get a tree this year,” you…

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Best of 2014

Top 20 Buffalo Tracks: 20 – 11

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We know we say this every year but Buffalo had an amazing year. We haven’t been around long enough to know whether or not these things are cyclical, or if we are just hyper aware of the local scene, but since we’ve been established in 2010, 2014 was the most impressive year for the local…

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buffaBLOG Holiday Party Artist Spotlight

Pleistocene

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We’ve been doing it so long it’s not even mandatory when the blog’s party people book a Rochester band to a buffaBLOG party. It’s no secret that we love Rochester and the crazy on fire music scene it’s got going right now, and we love bringing some of it to you at our Allentown shindigs….

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Preview

Tonight: Bro Safari

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Texas based producer Nick Weiller, better known as Bro Safari, has been producing trap, dubstep, and moombahton tracks since 2008 and has since become a mainstay in the American EDM scene with appearances on Mad Decent’s Jeffree’s imprint and BBC Radio 1′s Diplo and Friends mix show. With a versatile approach to production, Weiller is…

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Best of 2014

Top 20 Buffalo Tracks: Five Close Calls

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We know we say this every year but Buffalo had an amazing year. We haven’t been around long enough to know whether or not these things are cyclical, or if we are just hyper aware of the local scene, but since we’ve been established in 2010, 2014 was the most impressive year for the local…

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12 Days of Christmas

Day 3: Small Signals

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The third day of our 12 Days of Christmas series sees our first Rochester tune in the mix. Small Signals, the new solo project from Taking Under Water and Pleistocene drummer Stephen Roessner, released a two track holiday covers EP last week. Christmas 2014 EP includes an angsty rendition of “White Christmas” and a take…

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