New Music

Jabali – “Beamers”

LA artist Jabali released a banger in his latest, “Beamers.” A world class percussionist in his own right, Jabali showcases his flawless flow and expert production skills in this one, fleshed out with buzzing bass synths. “Take a sip, take a hit” will be running through your heads all day. Check it out below and…

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Tonight: Kill the Clock

It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to one of Buffalo’s great rock bands. Kill the Clock will be performing one last time tonight at Mohawk Place before they hang up their axes and finish the last chapter of what was a great a great career. The band, which has…

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Tonight: Candy Ambulance

Must-see Troy, NY grunge rockers, Candy Ambulance, make their much-anticipated return to Buffalo tonight for a party hosted by Milkie’s on Elmwood. Candy Ambulance has a well-earned reputation for putting on a killer set you don’t want to miss. This badass and charismatic tripod, composed of singer and guitarist Caitlin Barker, bassist Jesse Bolduc, and…

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J.R. – “Pal”

J.R. (aka Julianna Riolino) is a Canadian indie popper whose “Pal” recently caught our ears. In this hooky, guitar pop jam, J.R.’s lilting vocals lay over top upbeat instrumentals. If you’re anything like us, her refrain of “don’t call me crazy, ’cause it happens all the time” will be running through your head all day…

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Cuesta Loeb – “Ego Attack”

NYC native Cuesta Loeb‘s latest song “Ego Attack” is a guitar-driven dream-fest full of fuzzed out tones and Cuesta’s honest vocal prowess. While elaborating on the dangers of ego, this one really opens up around the two minute mark with a full-throated guitar solo. Fans of Smashing Pumpkins, Great Grandpa, or Bully will really dig…

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Buffalo

Roger Bryan and The Orphans Release New Single

Local indie mainstays, Roger Bryan and The Orphans are back with the announcement of their new album. Their first single, “Nowhere, Underground,” from their forthcoming LP, Keep You In Mind, kicks off with a quick four bar build before a shiny slide guitar, or possible pedal-steel, blossoms out. Lead singer/strummer, Roger Bryan’s deep vocals lock…

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Tonight: Cloud District

Local alternative acts SMUG and Color Cult will give a warm Buffalo welcome to New Paltz’s Cloud District tonight as the three take the stage at DIY space Sugar City. With a stacked lineup spanning subgenres, tonight’s show is sure to attract a diverse audience of indie music lovers. The local bands on this bill…

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Ithaca

Bubba Crumrine Shares Experimental New Release

How Brightly Can You Burn?, Bubba Crumrine’s twelfth solo release since 2011, finds the Ithaca avant-garde artist experimenting with melding electric and acoustic instrumentation, vacillating between gorgeous melody and discomforting, atonal noise. Shrouded in mysterious vocal howls, droning chants, and the occasional verse, Crumrine’s vocals provide a layer of accessibility to the album’s soundscapes, giving…

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Tonight: Interpol

New York City post-punk act Interpol makes their return to the area with a show at Town Ballroom tonight. After forming in 1997, they burst onto the scene with 2002’s Turn on the Bright Lights which forever cemented them into the indie-rock canon. Along with The Strokes and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, they defined the sound…

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Laxcity – “Focus (feat. Nakala)”

Zambia-born, UK-based artist Laxcity caught our attention with the smooth electronic pulse of “Focus.” A velvety vocal from Nakala lays perfectly on top of Laxcity’s r&b tinged electropop. Stick around for the drop in this song, where Laxcity chooses an ever-so-slightly off kilter stuttering rhythm, sure to please even the most nuanced of ears. Check it…

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