The City of No Illusions shall hide no defect. We are rusty, we are tried. Thus is the nature of Buffalo. That is no reason for those who depart, to do so with such acrimony in their hearts. Be grateful of the thickened skin you’ve attained from braving the economic and social setbacks of our fair City. Everyone who lives here, be it briefly or lifetime, is somehow positively changed by compulsory growth of character.
One thing that I am grateful for is the plethora of local talented musicians here. Be it Bands, DJs, or Do-It Yourselfers there is plenty going on in our music scene on any given night. Thats part of what buffaBLOG is all about, bringing those facts and our opinions to you, our readers.
With this weekly post, the Drum Machine Report, I can only hope to tell you about the Dance Parties and Shindigs that are going on any given week, and to help expose the local Artists, Musicians, Promoters, and the Businesses involved. Many of whom are very talented and gracious individuals.
We’ve truly reached the dog days of summer, and when humans start to act like dogs they get goofy and itchy. Salt & Pepa kick off an energetic weekend of music at the harbor tonight, and theres some interesting things going on in the Dance music scene at some cool venues. Take a look below:
1459 hertel ave. Buffalo, NY
Heading up to North Buffalo on Friday night? The Sidebar will be a cool hangout as it usually is, but on this night will be bumpin' with performances from some local Buffalo DJs. Three of which I've never heard of before DJ ZONG, who has a hilarious name, and ALEX VLUAJ and BRANDON VULAJ, whom I can only assume are brothers. Also taking the vibe to many different places will be three performers that are on fire right now, RUFUS GIBSON, MIOSI, and PAUL KEUNZI. Check out some of their recent stuff below. Saturday head to the Hertel strip to see it live and in a cool setting.
334 delaware ave. Buffalo, NY
On Saturday check out the sheik vibe going on over at Buffalo's off-the-radar nightclub Sinful. The EVOLve party picks up again this weekend and is taking place after a Fashion Show presented by the venue earlier that evening. Swank. Something that I have been hopefully anticipating is seemingly coming to fruition here in Buffalo. That is a movement of nightclub owners to reserve nights for the "Not Top-40" Dance scene, and what's more is that it's at a club not on Chippewa st. A nightclub where one can enjoy a clean vodka drink on a couch fancier than their pants. Similarly to Rendezvous, this club has a compacted big-city feel. Another thing I have been anticipating is the return of OONASLIM to Buffalo! Oona has traveled all over the world perfecting her crafts of DJ and artistry. In performance, she fingers through different music as though she was tickling the listeners pineal gland. Taking her audience to nearly hallucinogenic heights and creating danceable dimensions unknown to the human mind. She is not to be missed, and in a posh nightclub it will be interesting to see how the music and listener evolve together. In support will be DJs JUST DUBBS, PAUL KUENZI, CHRISTIAN DHARMA, and GENE LINET. Listen below to the mix Oona did for Beatport earlier this year.
OHM ULTRA LOUNGE
948 main st. Buffalo, NY
For those who want some Bass music with substance you should check out Frosty Tone's new Saturday ting over at Ohm Ultra Lounge on the corner of Allen and Main. The crew at Frosty Tone is rolling out the OG vibe and in a new home. The Ultra Lounge has a club like feel with a seedy kind of film over everything; a negative that is accepted for the savvy Buffalo night lovers. Expect a healthy mix of Dubstep, Drum n Bass, and House from TEMPERS ROUGE, DROP D, NECKBRACE, DA BUTCHA, DEMI GOD, PERCEPTOR, LOKI, and BIG BASHA.
Happy Trails Buffalo, enjoy yourselves safely this weekend. Much Love.