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Tonight: American Nosebleed

If you’re looking to inject a bit of hardcore punk energy into your life tonight, you should make a trip out to Lockhouse Distillery to catch Buffalo four-piece American Nosebleed. A super-group of talented Buffalo musicians, American Nosebleed specializes in fast and angry guitar driven songs a la Refused or fellow Buffalo legends Every Time…

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Album of the Week

Ian McCuen – Seasons Fleeting

Ian McCuen is a self-proclaimed “purveyor of sorrow,” and now may be a better time than ever to introduce his latest offering. For the depressed and the downtrodden, his somber, three-song EP, Seasons Fleeting, is here to queue in the bleak January blues. What better accompaniment to the false optimism of new year resolutions and the passing of the…

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Tonight: Party’s Over

Yace Booking continues their streak of incredible line ups with a stacked bill tonight at Mohawk Place. Talented Buffalo groups Hundred Plus Club, The Burkharts, and Award Show round out the lineup, featuring a special set from lo-fi Brooklyn bedroom-poppers Dogs in Stereo. Queen City Music Lottery-born Party’s Over will be bringing the show home with…

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Tonight: Super American

Genre-defying (but poppy af) duo Super American are wrapping up 2018 with a great show at a great venue. Their latest album Tequila Sunrise is a fun amalgamation of pop, indie, emo, and the 1990s, finding catharsis through the songwriting lens of giants like Third Eye Blind, Oasis, and Blink 182. Joining them tonight are the fellow pop punk/emo…

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New Music

Too Soon Jokes – “Santy Don’t Visit the Funeral Homes, Little Buddy”

There just simply aren’t enough tongue-in-cheek holiday songs out there. Too Soon Jokes is here to remedy that with the sharp indie rock of “Santy Don’t Visit the Funeral Homes, Little Buddy.” They want you to look the other way when it comes to cold, depression, bills, and knotty Christmas lights… Instead, get that warm, Christmas feeling with…

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Stray Fossa – “Commotion”

Fans of shoegaze or swirly chorus tones will dig Stray Fossa‘s 3rd single, the warbly “Commotion.” Full of dreamy bridge sections, layered vocals, and a powerful drum track (fun fact: drums were recorded in one take on a fateful, lonely evening), this one certainly embodies Stray Fossa’s ethos. Give this one a shot if you’re…

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Ruby Bones – “Hook Line Sinker”

“Hook Line Sinker” is a classic, punchy indie rock jam from New Jersey-based trio Ruby Bones. After charting on Billboard with their last release (nice!), the trio wanted to put something more lighthearted and fun… They wound up releasing something nostalgic, full of thoughts about fading youth and romanticizing the past. Give this one a…

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Dream Reporter – “Everything Means Something to Me”

London solo act Dream Reporter is certainly a captivating presence, especially on her newest single, “Everything Means Something to Me.” Punctuated with plodding basslines, delay-ridden guitars, and haunting synths, Dream Reporter’s ethereal vocal presence lays eerily on top of the mix. Overall, it’s a strikingly beautiful song, worthy of a few minutes of your time –…

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A Place To Wash My Hands – “Insufficient Funds”

A Place To Wash My Hands is a mysterious act, but we couldn’t help but enjoy their latest effort about doing nothing, “Insufficient Funds.” A simple indie ditty about literally doing nothing, APTWMH fills it with sparse percussion, male/female harmonies, and a generally sunny disposition. Listen to this lighthearted one if you need a quick…

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Private Agenda – “Instinct”

Bedroom-pop duo Private Agenda has been pumping out simmering, stuttering synth ditties for lovers – case in point, our new obsession “Instinct.” Drums ebb and flow throughout this mid-tempo, mid-intensity gem, full of funky synth squiggles and moody electric piano chords. We suggest you put this one on if you want to get in the mood……

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