Buffalo

Kelli Bobbi Drops New Video “MY WKND”

Indie synth-pop duo Kelli Bobbi just dropped their third single (and video) “MY WKND.” Comprised of all-star frontwoman Jaz Frazier (Hop Hop) and Steak and Cake mastermind Brandon Schlia, their latest project is a perfect dose of ‘80s nostalgia. “MY WKND” is irresistibly catchy, with hooks that will stay with you long after you’ve finished…

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Tonight: Laveda

Tonight your dreams will become real when Allentown’s Nietzsche’s hosts a very fine bill of lo-fi indie featuring Albany’s Laveda, Coral Collapse, and Michael Heubusch. Straight out of the Capital Districts and directly into your subconscious, Laveda (Ali Genevich, Jake Brooks) is shoegazey fun with a bit of British New Wave and M83 and thus ideal…

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Tonight: Alpha Hopper

Stage dive into a mid-week treat tonight at Buffalo’s Mohawk Place for a killer punk rock show. Headlining are the noisy punk rockers, Alpha Hopper. This hometown four-piece will inject their experimental, power chord-heavy sound straight into your brain and leave you bouncing off the walls and the people around you. Their riffs are catchy…

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Tonight: Beck

One of the summer’s most interesting outdoor amphitheater tours featuring some of indie rocks biggest bands rolls through WNY tonight when Darien Lake hosts Beck, Spoon, Cage The Elephant and Sunflower Bean.  At this point Beck and Spoon are straight up elder statesmen, with the legendary Angelino prepping his fourteenth… yes fourteenth album Hyperspace, while…

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Rochester

Able Bodies Drop Video For “#summer (Hashtag Summer)”

Rochester feel good electro funk duo Able Bodies are back with a new single and video by the name of “#summer(Hashtag Summer)” that is a whole mood and the definition of slow burning, sexy summer fun. The Able Bodies (Eli Flynn and John Viviani) have been building up some mojo over the last few years but on…

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Album of the Week

A House Safe for Tigers – Space Between

If it’s not baroque, then you need to fix it. That is the key to indie two-piece A House Safe For Tigers’ mojo, as is evident with their new release, Space Between. Members Mark Constintino and Brendon Delmont, who each have pasts rich with hardcore-punk and synth-heavy rock, have matured into a more serene sound,…

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New Music

EGOISM – “What Are We Doing?”

EGOISM is a hazy indie pop duo from Australia – we think you should check out their latest earworm anthem, “What Are We Doing?” Set off by a propulsive guitar riff and echo-chamber reverb, “What Are We Doing?” would work well on a playlist next to fellow reverb lovers Turnover or even melody masters like Blink-182….

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Phobia Quartet – “We Could Do That Though”

Fort Lauderdale trio Phobia Quartet caught our ears with the simple but effective indie rock of “We Could Do That Though.” Full of quiet-loud choruses and singer Adam Hood’s distinct vocals, this one is a perfect jam to add to your feel-good indie rock playlist. Check out the charming black & white music vid below and then…

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New Music

ST.MARTiiNS – “Want God”

UK act ST.MARTiiNS have perfected the dark-pop approach with their latest, “Want God.” A hazy music video full of flower fields and gauzy lights perfectly emphasizes this song, full of explosive synths and warbly guitars. The chorus melody is really what drives this synthy shoegazy song toward greatness – watch the vid below and then add…

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New Music

Napoleon Gold – “Love Don’t Cut Me Down (feat. Haiva Ru)”

Napoleon Gold is on fire with this one – “Love Don’t Cut Me Down” is a nu-disco tinged electronic pulse featuring a lovely vocal take from Haiva Ru. Full of nostalgic and longing vibes – this one is emotional while still very, very danceable. “And I don’t wanna go if you don’t go with me”…

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