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Tonight: Handsome Jack Album Release Show

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With their Southern blues-rock sound, some might mistake Handsome Jack for one of the host of bands from the Nashville rock scene, but rather this talented four-piece hail from our very own Lockport, NY. The local retro-rockers will take the stage tonight at Mohawk Place to celebrate the release of their new album, Do What Comes Naturally. The…

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Ratking – “Cocoa 88″

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Underground rap trio Ratking are defiantly New York. Hip hop videos have reached the point where luxury seems essential in every single music video. There’s gold, girls, and paradise almost every time. Ratking is one of those groups that disassociate themselves from this aspect of hip hop. They’ve said in the past that they’d like…

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Tonight: JPNSGRLS

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Tonight marks the unofficial start to Halloween Party season here in Buffalo, but it should be noted that a decidedly less spooky option is going down tonight if you haven’t put a costume together yet. Vancouver’s JPNSGRLS will make a stop on their international tour to famed Allentown go-to, Nietzsche’s this evening. Self-described as high voltage garage-pop,…

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Tonight: Artvoice Presents Night Shift

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Get ready to sweat. Artvoice is hosting another installment of its  Night Shift tonight. And for those who don’t know, Night Shift is (usually) a series of dance escapades in the back room of Hardware, showcasing the most up and coming DJs native to Buffalo/WNY. Summoned this time around is Stuntman, Mario Bee, and Jolly…

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The Tins Release NSFW Video For “Let It Go”

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Does a 4-song EP need a video for every song? Maybe not, but at least the Tins are making them interesting. From Freddie Mercury impersonators to violence on watermelons, the three-piece indie duo has been getting some major burn out of its latest release, Young Blame EP. The latest video comes from a pretty unlikely partnership in…

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Andy Pothier Releases New Track, “Signs”

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Earlier this week, local folk troubadour, Andy Pothier, released the first single from this forthcoming, untitled album. The bare boned “Signs” is another lovely number from the Pine Fever drummer, sounding like hushed Conor Oberst or weary, stripped down Hiss Golden Messenger. Keep an eye out for future tracks from Pothier’s new album, and in…

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Diarrhea Planet

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Diarrhea Planet is the best rock band out of Nashville right now. And I realize ‘rock’ is a relative term, but you would be hard-pressed to find another band out there currently that embodies the spirit of rock and roll more than Diarrhea Planet does. Their shredtastic blend of torrential punk rock packs some serious…

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Cold War Kids – Hold My Home

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Ever try to Shazam a song loudly playing from the headset of the person next to you? Cold War Kids’ ”We Used to Vacation” was that song for me. Seems only fitting after discovering the album it originates from, Robbers and Cowards, the song became an anthem to my freshman year of college: studious, transitioning, all the lovely…

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Do I Love Makonnen?

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Makonnen Sheran has had a whirlwind of a couple months. The 25-year-old ATLien has spent the last 5 years or so in legal trouble, stemming from the accidental death of his friend while Makonnen was trying to take a gun from him. Posted up at home for all that time with a computer and a…

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Tonight: Jeffrey Lewis & the Jrams

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Tonight, make a mini-road-trip to Boiler 54 in Medina to catch Jeffrey Lewis and the Jrams, with openers, freak-folk collective from Rochester, Seth Faergolzia and the 23 Psaegz. I absolutely love Jeffrey Lewis. He is a nerdy comic book hero who has mastered the art of grumblesome talk-singing. Lewis never fails to whip out the…

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