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Ugly Sun Drops Fresh Single “LITTLE SISTER”

In time for your holiday shenanigans, local garage punks Ugly Sun have graced us with a new single by the name of “LITTLE SISTER” and an accompanying lyric video that’s funny and trippy as all hell. A skull crushing ode to making time with somebody’s little sister (probably yours), there’s something eternal and timeless within Trey…

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Brat’ya –Desire

2017 is almost history (thankfully) but former Buffalo-based electronica artist/producer Aleksander Ogadzhanov (aka Brat’ya) isn’t done with us yet, with a sophomore album Desire that’s beguilingly one of the most outstanding albums from an expat this year. A luminescent expression of synthwave and 90’s R&B, Desire is a bold and soulful work that showcases a…

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First Ward Drop Video For “Speck Of Dust”

Zak Ward’s current band First Ward has a new drummer and a new video for “Speck Of Dust” that suggests the future is bright for these veteran musicians. With Buffalo Music Hall Of Fame member Jeff Schaller (Here Come The Comets, Black Rock Zydeco, Soul Patch) on drums, sweet vocals that call to mind Squeeze’s…

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Tonight: Humble Braggers

Armed with some new tunes, synth pop heroes Humble Braggers headline an insanely stacked, can’t miss show tonight at Nietzsche’s that features some of the region’s best bands.  It’s a red hot Buffalo/Rochester showcase, with our friends KOPPS and The Demos representing for the 585, with KOPPS rocking their ever satisfying trashy electropop and The…

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Tonight: dreambeaches

The Burchfield Penny had so much fun with their 50th anniversary Gold art party last year that they’re doing another one and they’ve chosen dreambeaches to kick off this year’s version, Stay Gold. Starting at 5:30pm sharp with a performance by dreambeaches accompanied by a string quartet in the East Gallery, Stay Gold features installations…

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Tonight: Deadwolf Album Release Party

Local psych rock classicists Deadwolf have finally released their epic full length debut LP Heavy Heart and they are celebrating this long awaited event tonight at the Mohawk. The band and their fans have been waiting a while for this album to be out there, an expansive exploration of sixties psychedelia featuring serious ear candy jams,…

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The Eaves Drop First Single and Video

Sixties Future was a band much beloved here at the buffaBLOG from that Herd Fest show at the Mohawk when the melted the faces off a few staff writers, myself included. Chris Couche’s Matt Berninger meets Bruce Springsteen vocals and mythic frontman stage presence, coupled with the band’s retro edged hard driving Americana rock made…

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Album of the Week

Small Smalls – Things Can Only Get Worse

Time freezes in an eighties neon haze on Things Can Only Get Worse, the debut full length album from Buffalo synth pop trio Small Smalls, accompanied with a bittersweet awkwardness  that keeps it vulnerable and new. The bright lo-fi synth lines always lift off, but never drift too far from the emotional core that holds Colette Montague’s lyrics and…

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Tonight; New Order vs Depeche Mode Dance Party

Transmission Dance Party is back with a pre-Thanksgiving week warmup New Order vs Depeche Mode Dance Party tonight at the Mohawk. Dance to the hottest 80’s UK dance jams as Bill Page and Jason Draper pit Manchester legends New Order against venerable Essex heroes Depeche Mode in a battle for faux supremacy… with the winners…

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Tonight: Timber Timbre

Canadian gothic folk rock trio Timber Timbre make their welcome return to the Queen City tonight at Mohawk Place  with Lockport retro rockers Handsome Jack. Known for their dark atmospheres and nimble musicianship, Timber Timbre are back after more than five years  in support of their latest, the heavy duty Sincerely, Future Pollution, while soulful locals…

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