Album Review

Pearl Jam – Gigaton

These days, the only time you ever hear the word ‘grunge’ in and around music is as part of the sentence ‘grunge is dead.’ That’s not exactly true, but or is it a large-scale exaggeration. It’s now more than twenty-five years since Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain took his own life, and the sad anniversary of that…

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Tonight: Night Slaves

Inventive industrial act Night Slaves will be celebrating the release of their newest LP THREE AND A HALF with a show tonight at Revolution Gallery. Anchored by core members David Kane and John Toohil, the group has recently expanded to include Lucy Bell, Ryan McMullen, and Kelly Mourdant. Their sound is an amalgam of 60s…

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Tonight: Candy Ambulance

Candy Ambulance make their return to Buffalo tonight with a sweet midweek gig at Mohawk Place. The three-piece grunge rock band hailing from Troy make are in town in support of their latest length release, Traumantic. Released last September, Traumatic showcases Candy Ambulance’s raw and powerful sound. Fans of late 90s alternative scene will surely…

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Carrier Pigeons Release Debut Singles

The new year and decade has started with a resurgence of vibrancy in the Buffalo music scene, as newcomers Carrier Pigeons, introduce themselves to the world with the release of their first single, “Death of a Salesman.” The title track has definite traces of 1990s alt and grunge rock. Lead singer Logan Giddins emotes, with…

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Tonight: The Get Up Kids

Kansas City emo forefathers The Get Up Kids will make their biennial stop in Buffalo tonight to play Rec Room amid a North American tour in support of their latest release, Problems (2019) – their first full-length since 2011. Though they aren’t happy to associate themselves with the genre, The Get Up Kids were major players in…

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Tonight: Summer Salt

Midway through their 2020 Tour, Summer Salt bring their warm sunny jams to Rec Room tonight. Expect breezy and chill vibes from the Austin band, who seem like they have mastered the art of writing relaxing beach tunes. They released their latest EP Favorite Holiday Vol. 1 this past Christmas Eve. If you’re looking for…

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Zazen Tapes Enters the Scene

Sean Wild has completed another part of the music business portfolio. Known for his work behind the West Side punk act Pink Guitars, Wild decided to venture from behind the cuitar and create his own record label, Zazen Tapes. The label specializes in low quantity cassette tape releases. In November of 2019, Zazen Tapes released…

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Oats Holy Roller – Fear Memorial Park

Music will shed light on what human beings are able to understand, yet unable to articulate. It provides a freeze-frame of circumstances and emotions that fall beyond the English language, and it will present them in a cohesive structure. The genre that routinely delivers the plight of human life in specific time periods, folk has…

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Buffalo

West Ferry Releases New s/t EP

Emo rockers West Ferry just dropped a concise self-titled EP last Friday. Clocking in at just over six minutes, it’s a quick yet impactful listen. Each of the songs has a distinct character; angst. While each had an anthemic quality, the standout was “Forever Home.” The group really seems to have settled on a sound,…

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Shep Treasure – s/t

Sunday morning, a few hours after a long night out, I lay flat on my back in my new, sparsely furnished apartment, the snow-reflected Sunday light streaming through the windows – a big departure from the glass-block filtered sun of a previous basement apartment. I zoned out with my eyes glued to the wall above…

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