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12 Days of Christmas

Day 9: ABCDJ

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Day 9 of our 12 Days of Christmas countdown comes from DJ duo, ABCDJ. “A Funky ABCDJ Xmas” is like Christmas stocking full of samples, even clips from Home Alone. The track could easily be a holiday tune from Aussie sample masters, the Avalanches. Get down to the song below and see how many samples…

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Tonight: Brimstone Blondes w/ The Demos

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Are you sick of shopping malls yet?  I’ll bet you’re not sick of  abandoned Asian food markets and rock and roll! And if you’re saying to yourself “But I am sick of rock and roll…,” then why are you even reading this? I digress. Brimstone Blondes will be kicking off their “Red White & Blonde” Christmas tour…

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12 Days of Christmas

Day 8: Mink

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I don’t know what we would do without this Steak and Cake sampler. It has been a God-send  in a Christmas music season where we are usually our inbox is full of on-the-fly covers and originals of yuletide staples. This year, not so much. Luckily the many musicians who came together on this project are…

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12 Days of Christmas

Day 7: Supergoner

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When in doubt while searching for Christmas songs to post about during our annual 12 Days of Christmas post, you can count on Steak and Cake Records’ Christmas Meltdown 2 compilation. Today’s holiday themed song comes from local indie rock quartet, Supergoner, with their song “the most wonderful of time the year (feat Skosh).”  Supergoner…

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Tonight: buffaBLOG Holiday Party

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Less than a week until Christmas and what better way to spend the evening with friends than to head down to Duke’s for our 4th annual holiday party. The place is always well decorated, bound to get even the biggest Scrooge into the festive spirit. If you missed any of our artist spotlights during the…

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Radarada

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Who got the jazz? Buffalo’s freshest hip hop outfit Radarada, of course. The unsigned group has a cult following in the 716, and with their blend of jazzy beats, mellow vocals, and sly samples, it’s easy to see why “DayQuil Nyquil” made the blog’s top 20 Buffalo tracks of 2014. The song, from their latest…

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Noisey’s “The Rap Monument”

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After many months of anticipation, one of the most exciting and ambitious rap projects of the year is here. “The Rap Monument,” headed by prodo-wizard Hudson Mohawke and his team, and in conjunction with Noisey and Hennessy, is a 42 minute rap song featuring a slew of 30 rappers. Hennessy’s inclusion is important because you…

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Tonight: Cactus Truck

Recently, I thought to myself, “I really hope the apocalypse has a saxophone.” So it seemed well-timed that the Ninth Ward is hosting Cactus Truck tonight (8pm, $10). The Amsterdam based trio make music that is best described as intense. Comprised of drum, guitar/bass and saxophone, Cactus Truck’s music engulfs the listener in an enthralling…

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12 Days of Christmas

Day 6: Aircraft

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Another leaked song from the forthcoming Steak and Cake Christmas Meltdown 2 compilation comes from Aircraft. The psych rock quartet submitted a cover of the Billy Hayes’ penned and Elvis popularized “Blue Christmas” to the record. Aircraft’s submission sounds like what Youth Lagoon may have done with the song: dreamy reverb over fragile vocals. Its…

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Tonight: Breakout

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In this day and age hardcore and punk bands are a dime a dozen. It takes a special something to capture the ear, beyond the slosh and genre-defining milieu…we’re looking to be inspired. Breakout have all the intangibles to make them stick out from the pack. Their songs are bloody good; hooky and slightly unhinged….

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