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Tonight: Jose Gonzalez

Tonight the University at Buffalo Center for the Performing Arts will host Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez and The String Theory. Gonzalez’s indie style dates back to 2006 when he covered The Knife’s song “Heartbeats,” which immediately made college radio salivate. To prove himself worthy of the singer-songwriter moniker, Gonzalez continued to work on original material,…

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Covey – “Gecko”

Covey is the moniker for former UK-based multi-instrumentalist Tom Freeman. Since moving to the US in 2010, the singer/songwriter has been hard at work crafting gentle indie rock tracks, with “Gecko” being no different. “Gecko” has a sound you can get lost in, a la Wild Nothing or Beach Fossils. This is the first single from Covey’s…

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Tonight: Humble Braggers

Tonight Buffalo’s Lockhouse Distillery hosts the show of your dreams with an evening of local ethereal pop and rock acts. Headlining and returning for their first show in five months is the atmospheric synth-pop four-piece, Humble Braggers. These hometown heroes will thrill you and get you moving with their vibrant vocals, bouncy bass lines, killer…

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Class Photo – “I’ve Been Cleaning Your Room”

Former STRFKR member Patrick Morris has debuted his new project and first single titled “I’ve Been Cleaning Your Room.” After years and years of touring with the huge indie pop act, the grind had gotten to him. With this, he left the band, relocated to his wife’s home country of Norway, and went back to…

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Buffalo

The Tins Reveal New Single “Boulder Soul”

Local mainstays The Tins are back with a new single titled “Boulder Soul.” Since we’ve last checked in with the band, the trio has grown to a quartet, adding Aircraft’s Justin John Smith to the line-up. The band is constantly evolving and changing up their sound, making the project consistently interesting. “Boulder Soul” starts out with a…

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Buffalo

Johnny & The Man Kids Release Raucous New Single, “Before”

Buffalo lo-fi pop-rockers Johnny & The Man Kids are gearing up for a new release later this spring. In anticipation, they’ve just dropped the first single from their upcoming EP, You Made Me Hurt. “Before” is an energetic blast of overblown distortion, fleshed out with tastefully distorted vocals that sling earworm pop hooks. Fans of The Strokes, Twin Peaks, or Diarrhea Planet will find something…

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Hazey Eyes – “Emotion (ft. Panama)”

Emotional dance producer Hazey Eyes may have struck gold with his newest collaboration with Panama, “Emotion.” Hazey Eyes is the stage-name for 22-year-old producer Thomas Michel. “Emotion” shows a complexity and vulnerability that the emerging artist has. It is moody, vulnerable, and a growing earworm, all in one. The song is the first single off of Hazey…

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Tonight: Science Man LP Release Show

Come out and get weird tonight at Buffalo’s Electric Avenue as the mysterious lo-fi hard rocker, Science Man, celebrates the release of his debut self-titled LP and the first stop on his new tour. Born out of a science experiment gone horribly wrong, or horribly right, Science Man (John Toohill) is a self-described “monstrosity of…

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Album Review

Bruiser & Bicycle – Woods Come Find Me

Any musician knows the trials and tribulations of being in a band, perhaps no one better than the remaining two members of Albany psych-folk act Bruiser & Bicycle. Their latest album, Woods Come Find Me, is a transition of sorts. It’s a step away from their full-fledged rock band roots. They are a duo now, and…

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Tonight: Belle-Skinner

Tonight, Electric Avenue is changing things up a little bit with an evening of new folk music featuring Brooklyn’s Belle-Skinner and local folk rockers Leyda. Lilting, delicate and pleasingly esoteric, Belle-Skinner aka Maria Brosgol has a voice and guitar tone that is absolutely timeless, plus shes’s opened for the sublime Mitski, and at this point in…

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