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Tonight: Ugly Sun

Show up to Mohawk Place in downtown Buffalo tonight for an electrifying grassroots rock and roll show that’s sure to blow out both the speakers and your eardrums. Headlining, and celebrating a 2-year anniversary, is Buffalo’s Ugly Sun. This thrilling trio plays an intoxicating form of raw indie rock that’s wrought with emotion and isn’t…

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Tonight: Cavalcade

Rochester’s Cavalcade is trekking out to Buffalo tonight to play what is sure to be a wild set. Having been around for a decade and change, this quartet mixes the free spirit vibes of Frank Zappa with the wild, sometimes discordant sounds and shout/speak vocals of The Dismemberment Plan. Joining them will be fresh, indie janglers Little…

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Tonight: The Messthetics

Tonight fans of beloved punk legends Fugazi will be congregating  in the 9th Ward to catch the intense power trio The Messthetics, which features Joe Lally and Brendan Canty, the late band’s rhythm section along with DC based jazz guitarist Anthony Pirog. The trio released their self titled debut back in March, a surprisingly proggy and psychedelic slab of…

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Tonight: The Molice

Get your culture on tonight at Sugar City as they host a righteous evening celebrating the creative expression of art, rock and roll. Venturing all the way from Japan and continuing their extensive US tour are one-of-a-kind indie rockers, The Molice. This charming DIY three-piece play bright, bubbly and highly danceable power pop records that…

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Tonight: Robert Earl Thomas

Tonight chilled out and trippy indie folk rocker Robert Earl Thomas rolls through Mohawk Place with boffo opening support from local wunderkind Jacob Peter and Oats Holy Roller. Taking a break from psychedelic dream pop band Widowspeak, Robert Earl Thomas released his debut LP Another Age in February, a tight collection of woozy and slightly glammy…

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Tonight: BAMBARA

Electric Avenue is hosting an eclectic, heady, and dark lineup of noise rock tonight headlined by Athens GA by way of Brooklyn death rockers BAMBARA that could be exactly what you need. Droning, rootsy like a deranged preacher, and vaguely scary in an apocalyptic sort of way, BAMBARA is a bleak storm that shreds on a…

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Tonight: Ghastly, Indiana

Basement shows are the best shows and Buffalo’s Deep Space Eight is hosting an absolute killer one tonight. Topping the bill is touring punk four-piece, Ghastly, Indiana, who are hot off the release of their debut full-length, Nowhere is Perfect. This band is Pop Rocks for the ears with a raw, melodic-as-hell sound influenced by…

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Tonight: Attic Abasement

Nietzsche’s takes the title for chillest spot in Buffalo tonight as they host a stellar, can’t-miss line-up of zoned-out indie rock. Headlining is Rochester’s irreverently laidback, Attic Abasement. If you don’t know singer-songwriter-guitarist Mike Rheinheimer (Science vs. Witchcraft), and you should, pull up a front row seat. Recognized for his mellow, personal mumblings, Rheinheimer enlists…

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Tonight: Algiers

Big time indie soul band Algiers rolls through DIY art/performance space Sugar City tonight with support from Velvet Bethany and Hundred Plus Club and the timing could not be better. Known for their righteous and progressive approach to glorious American soul music, the Atlanta by way of UK outfit were excellent when they last played these…

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Tonight: River Whyless

Touring Asheville-based folk act River Whylesss makes a stop at the 9th Ward tonight for an undoubtedly intimate performance in Delaware Ave’s best basement venue. The band is on tour in support of their new album, Kindness, A Rebel, which came out on June 8th.  The band has an organic almost retro vibe similar to that of…

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