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Tonight: Spirits Having Fun

Tonight, local DIY space Sugar City hosts a “very fun rock show” featuring Chicago art rock outfit Spirits Having Fun, Tokyo East-West rockers and now honorary Buffalonians The Molice, and local post rock avant-gardist Little Cake. Melding sweet melodies, chaotic whimsy, progressive discordance, and elements of free jazz, Spirits Having Fun have a debut album coming out next…

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Tonight: Slow Cooker

Tonight Buffalo surf punks Slow Cooker celebrate the release of their debut LP Do A Kickflip at Duende at Silo City with an international lineup featuring fellow local punks Science Man  and 2 of London (Ontario)’s finest punk up and comers KLAZO and MANAGER. With Do A Kickflip Slow Cooker (Ian McCrohan, Andy Krzystek, Joe…

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Tonight: Ryan Luce

Buffalo to Brooklyn ex-pat Ryan Luce is back home to celebrate the release of his aptly named debut EP California Gold tonight at The Tabernacle with California singer songwriter and fellow collaborator DM Salsberg. California Gold is an ode to an age gone by, when laid back country, folk, and pop coalesced into something that sounded sweet…

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Jesse & The Spirit Releases New Single “Anthropocene”

Jesse & The Spirit aka Jesse James Kaufman is back with a compellingly bleak and punishingly psychedelic single and video called “Anthropocene” that takes no prisoners and holds back no truths. Saving you a trip to a search engine, Anthropocene is the geological name for our age, the time period during which our human activity has actively…

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Tonight: Twin Peaks

Tonight, incandescent Chicago DIY indie garage rockers Twin Peaks make a stop in Buffalo at the Rec Room with fellow Chicagoans Post Animal and local rock heroes Made Violent. God bless them, these dudes formed their band back in high school in 2010 amidst other proper shenanigans, getting their legs becoming mainstays in Chicago’s DIY scene…

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Johnny & the Man Kids – You Made Me Hurt

Buffalo indie garage rockers Johnny & The Man Kids are back with You Made Me Hurt, a brand new EP of downtown rock jams that will pleasingly transport you back to the pre financial meltdown glory days of the early to mid aughts. Yes, to hell with Generation X (we had it coming) and any notion of an…

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Tonight: Bad Waitress

Tonight Sugar City hosts a night of serious 21st century punk rock when Toronto’s Bad Waitress rolls through town with Thick and Tina Panic Noise. Bad Waitress is rowdy, insurgent, and not playing around with your feeleings or your hangups, while Brooklyn’s Thick is all DIY punk, soaring melodies, and kicking the status quo in it’s…

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Tonight: Matthew Danger Lippman

Tonight, Buffalo to Brooklyn transplant Matthew Danger Lippman brings his glammed out, soul man jive home for a special show at Sugar City with Welks Mice and Lesionread. Matthew just released Sadomania hot on the heels of last year’s trippy and surprisingly soulful Ill, which found MDL leaning hard into melodicism and confessional turns to find…

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Handsome Jack Go Inside The Making Of Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

Gritty Lockport rock revivalists and intrepid world travelers Handsome Jack have given their fans an intimate glimpse into their creative process and the making of their last album Everything’s Gonna Be Alright in a new documentary by Christian Gentry. Calling their sound “timeless” is a huge understatement, and Gentry digs in to show how the…

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Tonight: Johnny & the Man Kids

Tonight Mohawk hosts a solid lineup of Buffalo indie rock when Johnny & The Man Kids celebrate the release of their new EP You Made Me Hurt with help from Passed Out, Award Show and Halo Nellie. People expecting some 90’s revivalism will have to look elsewhere  because Johnny & the Man Kids have entirely…

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