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Tonight: The Burkharts

Wes Anderson’s favorite band, The Burkharts, have released the perfect soundtrack for summer daydreams. Their latest effort, ‘Lazy Dazing’, shows how the Buffalo natives have grown into a distinct field of well-crafted and hook laden indie rock n roll. Reminiscent of Buffalo heavyweight ex-pat M.A.G.S. with a hint of Mac DeMarco, The Burkharts will put…

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Tonight: SMUG

Dust off those earplugs. Nietzsche’s will be hosting an alt-rock blowout tonight as pop punk trio SMUG headlines its first show of the season, with support from Canetis and Hundred Plus Club. SMUG left its past life behind with the release of 2018’s Gorgeous, a high-energy album that takes the late ‘00s pop punk we…

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Tonight: A House Safe For Tigers

WNY rock classicists A House Safe For Tigers celebrate the release of their lovely sophomore album tonight at The Mohawk with The Guilty Few and Which Witch. Fans of beloved psych rockers The Flaming Lips (who pass through the area next weekend) and Mercury Rev as well as late 90’s Wilco and solo Paul Weller will…

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Tonight: Twin XL

L.A. Trio, Twin XL will be making an appearance tonight at The Tralf, located in Buffalo’s theatre district. The pseudo-supergroup, which includes Cameron Walker-Wright, and brothers Stephen and John Gomez, previously of The Summer Set fame, formed in 2018 and quickly released the EP entitled How To Talk To Strangers. The record combines the perfect…

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Nolan Garrett – “Better Weather”

We’re loving the slacker vibes from this warbly jam from Nolan Garrett. “Better Weather” pair’s Garrett’s low-key drawl with woozy synths and a sloshing tempo that helps you sink right back into your chair. Fans of Tame Impala or Mac Demarco would love this one – check it out below or add it to your…

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Generationals – “Gatekeeper”

You may recognize Generationals from their absolute bangers, “When They Fight, They Fight,” or “Put a Light On,” but we’d like to direct your attention to their newest offering, “Gatekeeper.” This one is full of bombastic drum samples, tape-aged synth glitches, and Generational’s pleasantly distinct vocal delivery. Reader as Detective comes out today via Polyvinyl. Certainly worth…

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Slowcoaching – “Between The Walls”

There’s something to be said about an understated indie-rock song, and Slowcoaching seem to be the masters of it. “Between The Walls” is a perfectly swimmy indie-rock song, soaked in reverb and carried by a bubbly bass riff. A perfect song to put on in any mood – we especially love the slight crescendo in…

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Tonight: The Vaughns

There’s a growing consensus that the future of rock music is female, and that future happens tonight at the Mohawk when New Jersey garage indie rockers The Vaughns roll through town with a stop at The Mohawk with Clever Girls plus Velvet Bethany and Halo Nellie. Hailing from Springfield, NJ, The Vaughns bring together grunge, blues,…

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FYE & FENNEK – “Better Lover”

German synth pop duo Fye & Fennek really know how to write a synth pop banger. “Better Lover” is sure to get your head nodding – full of a driven synth bass and curiously sexy vocals dripping with desire. “You treat me like a yo-yo” will be replaying in your head all day. Check it out…

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Paul Jacks – “In Other Words”

We can’t help but love this warbly synthpop nugget from Anchorage, AK synth wizard Paul Jacks. “In Other Words” is padded with flickering synth waves, vaguely distant vocals, and drums with a lite 80s flair. Def a good one for a twilight summer drive with the windows rolled down. Check out “In Other Words” via the Soundcloud…

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