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Sundownchasing (Anthony Del Plato) Kicks Off Twelve-Month Songwriting Project

Sundownchasing (aka Batavian singer/songwriter Anthony Del Plato) announced late last year that he would be “shaking off the rust” by releasing one song per month for the entirety of 2018. His first offering, Another Shade of Blue,” is trademark Anthony Del Plato, evoking the frigid January weather via his eerily pristine musicianship. He pairs icy guitar tones with vaguely winter-esque lyrics…

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Tim Legend – “Telescope (feat. Transviolet)”

South Carolina-based producer Tim Legend teamed up with dusky vocalist Transviolet for his latest banger, a pop thunderstorm by the name of “Telescope.” An inescapable piano riff drives this one, backed up by bouncy rhythms, epic synth work, and an ambient guitar intro. In the case of this song, simplicity is everything – nothing wrong…

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Circa Survive at the Main Street Armory (12/01/17)

This past Friday, Circa Survive brought an insane tour package to the Main Street Armory in Rochester.  We sent our photographer down the 90 to catch some of the action.  The massive venue did not deter the bands nor the passionate fans from giving it their all.  Balance and Composure kicked things off, followed by…

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Turnover at the Town Ballroom (11/13/17)

Last week, Turnover made their triumphant return to Buffalo in support of their new album, Good Nature.  The band managed a surprisingly great turnout at the Town Ballroom after the closure of the Waiting Room, causing the show to move locations.  They cruised through a handful of tracks off of their past two records, and…

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Album Review

Roger Bryan and the Orphans – 9er

Buffalo indie rock veterans Roger Bryan and the Orphans are back with a sparkly new EP of material ideally timed for wrapping up the summer season, looking ahead to fall, and giving it all a fuzzy folk rock kiss. 9er is a tight and thoroughly refreshing burst of Midwestern/Rust Belt sonic and emotional earnestness that recalls the…

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The Ninth Wave – “Reformation”

Glasgow four piece The Ninth Wave take on the moody indifference of noise pop with the video for their track “Reformation.” Bonding over a fondness for post-punk and new wave, the band melds edgy guitars, paired vocals, and bright synth lines to bring the best of 80’s angst into the present. The video plays on…

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Whales & This Lake – “The Fly”

Norwegian trio Whales & This Lake delivers an energetic anthem via their single “The Fly.” Through an expert mix of electronic and rock sensibilities, the band crafts one earworm melody after another with splashes of campy vocals, jittery beats and a pulsating bassline. The song issues sharp imagery on top of it all, echoing a…

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Cigarettes After Sex – “Apocalypse”

Brooklyn’s Cigarettes After Sex are back with their latest single “Apocalypse,” off their upcoming self-titled LP. The brooding, gentle stylings of the band, fronted by songwriter Greg Gonzalez, lend an ear to their dreamy imagery and soothing instrumentation. Influenced by the likes of Trinity Session, Red House Painters and Cocteau Twins, Cigarettes After Sex brand themselves…

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Mount Defiance – “Shapes”

Mount Defiance hit us up with their latest jam, “Shapes,” and we dig it a lot. These guys bring a Modern Baseball and Moose Blood vibe to the table – combining a mid-tempo beat with ambient instrumentals and a unique take on sprechgesang. “Shapes” is a song about friendships and relationships colliding on the dancefloor – so grab…

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D3X – “Paradise”

Mobb Deep’s Prodigy once said “I’m 19 but my mind is old.” After his vivid descriptions of his environment in the streets no one could doubt him. Philly’s D3X is also a young dude making waves for profound thought that trumps his modest age of 16. On his single “Paradise,” D3X leads off his first…

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