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Tonight: VR Sunset

Local synth-pop group VR Sunset will be headlining a stacked local bill tonight at Nietzsche’s. VR Sunset is the brainchild of Reggie Clark, known for his past contributions  with Lesionread and Planet Three. In January they released their debut album Artifact which drips with new-wave psychedelia. Standout tracks include “Tame The Beast,” “Clear Views,” and…

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Passion Pit at The Rapids Theatre (5/20/19)

Michael Angelakos brought Passion Pit, his beloved indietronica passion project, back to Western New York to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the band’s acclaimed debut, Manners, with a stunningly euphoric show at The Rapids Theatre on May 20th. An exuberant collection of magnificent pop hooks and gossamer synthesizers, Manners unflinchingly chronicled Angelakos’ struggles with mental…

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Jamey Cummins – “Maybe Chicago”

Austin TX’s Jamey Cummins pieces together the best of indie rock in his single “Maybe Chicago.” His coffeeshop tranquility takes on a new life with the help of jangly guitars, meandering bass lines, and cementing keys to bolster the sound. It’s dreamy and wistful, with just the right amount of cynicism to keep one foot…

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TRACKY – “BOYS IN BLACK”

UK alt-pop newcomer TRACKY plays off his Liverpool roots and unbridled spunk in his debut single “BOYS IN BLACK.” Pairing buzzing synth lines with funk-inspired guitars, this track is all youthful defiance and angst wrapped up in an unwavering 80’s-inspired beat. Even at this early stage, TRACKY has gained recognition through a number of festival…

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Hunter As A Horse – “New Light”

Following their two year hiatus, South Africa’s Hunter As A Horse unlock a dreamy synthpop mentality in their track “New Light.” As the preface to their upcoming third EP, this track taps into youthful vitality as they dive headfirst into the present and shake off the weight of the future, if only for a moment….

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Maiah Manser – “See Thru It”

Rising alt-pop sensation Maiah Manser brings heat and moxie to the party in her track “See Thru It.” In an era where fiery pop songstresses like Tove Lo, Banks, and Billie Eillish reign supreme, Manser proves she deserves a spot among the stars by crafting a zesty and invigorating anthem for the ages. Her soaring…

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Portrayal – “Clearing Houses”

UK duo Portrayal funnel moody alt rock into the groundwork of their single “Clearing Houses.” Bringing in a haunting grit that only Brit Rock can really harness, the track combines robust guitar lines with stirring vocals and a frenetic beat, giving the band’s penchant for shoegaze a cloudier tint. This track, along with their recent…

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Basement at Rec Room (05/17/19)

This past Friday, UK indie/pop punk outfit, Basement, made their return to Buffalo.  Following their appearance a little over a year ago opening for The Front Bottoms at Riverworks, they now have a new album under their belt, titled Beside Myself.  Though the group’s sound has slightly drifted from their original roots, it seemed to have work…

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Batavia Post-Rock Act Ever Onward Starts Song a Month Project

Batavia native Colin Berardini is a lifelong musician that has recently embarked on a song-a-month solo project with his new songwriting vehicle, Ever Onward. He specializes in instrumental post-rock epics; lyricless soundscapes meant to inspire daydreams and to encourage the listener to find their own thoughts to take away. His most recent effort is “Hindsight,”…

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Super Paradise – “6:30”

Super Paradise’s latest grunge-laden anthem “6:30” is an energetic ball of fire, sonically venturing across peaks and valleys with the same unrelenting force from start to finish. The London expats bring hints of psych rock into their brand of beachy garageband influence and punk delivery. The inflection of this track is ever-evolving, starting off with…

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