New Music

The Gloomies – “Tiger”

“Tiger” by Californian duo The Gloomies starts with a distant but steadily approaching guitar-led melody, which flowers into a thumping beat accompanied by (fittingly) gloomy, reflective lyrics tackling the end of laughter, the breakdown of seemingly everything in one’s life and the feeling of losing stride. The chorus gives off a touch of life amidst…

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Album of the Week

Space Cubs –What Iff

From the start, the reborn band Space Cubs cultivated a much needed air of mystery, from their magical debut last summer somewhere in Allentown to a captivating show at the Mohawk before disappearing to record What Iff, their excellent debut EP and our Album of the Week, and praise be, that glorious mystery is very much…

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New Music

I Know The Chief – “Saudade”

Melbourne, Australia’s I Know the Chief boogies down with the new recording of their live favorite, “Saudade,” like a chrome-dipped John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever.” This pastel and palm trees disco track features fuzzy vocals, handclap drum machines and phantasmic synths out the wazoo. Give this ecstatic listen a play below and grab a…

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Preview

11 Acts to Catch at Trimania 2018

Trimania returns Saturday, April 14th for its every three year take over of the TriMain building.  The multi-faceted program is a hard dive into the local arts and music scenes, allowing the opportunity for the regional creatives to convey their art and the thousands of attendees to consume it. The event will almost overwhelm your…

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New Music

Francis – “All I Want”

Swedish indie veterans, Francis, resurface and drop off their enchantingly atmospheric new single, “All I Want.” Their latest pop track features singer Petra Mases’ gentle and compelling vocals leading the sounds of rhythmic riffs, lucid keys and punchy percussions like a fresh stream running through a lush, tranquil forest. This combination ebbs and flows, starting…

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Buffalo

Yellow House Drop Fuzzy New EP

Yellow House have been a buffaBLOG favorite since their 2016 debut. After a short period of inactivity, the self-proclaimed “overblown shoegaze” act is back, boasting the blend of shoegaze-meets-punk-meets-emo that we’ve all come to love and expect from them. Their latest offering is entitled III, a four-song EP that is as refreshingly simple as it is…

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New Music

Morning Wars – “Runaway”

Syracuse four-piece, Morning Wars, is back with the new single, “Runaway,” a raucous alt-rock track that will leave you chasing streetcars and adventure. After forming in 2016 in the dorms of Syracuse University, Morning Wars developed their distinct sound by peppering alternative melodies with surfer and psych rock sensibilities. The results, as heard in their…

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Rochester

Soviet Dolls Unleash New Single “Hunters”

Synthetic pop-rockers, Soviet Dolls, are back and unleash the latest single and title track off their new EP, Hunters. With a beat like a panther stalking its prey in the moonlight, the Rochester quartet mix Siren vocals, velvet riffs, lurking keys and a soaring chorus for a tune that will tap into your primal thrills…

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Preview

Tonight: Basic Printer

Two of Buffalo’s best bands are hosting a fantastic show tonight, featuring a set from experimental Nashville synth-poppers Basic Printer. Buffalo’s indie-rock-for-indie-rockers outfit dreambeaches will bring their impressive brand of baroque-pop… Synth masterminds Humble Braggers are also playing, and they always bring it home with their unique brand of irresistibly hooky synth-pop. Tonight’s show is at Mohawk Place and…

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Wolf Alice at Town Ballroom (4/6/18)

Wolf Alice made their long-awaited return to Buffalo––“The home of Made Violent”––with a specular headlining show at Town Ballroom on Friday, April 6th. Touring in support of last year’s Visions of a Life (Dirty Hit/RCA), the band were a ferocious presence onstage, seasoned by rigorous gigging and a tight musical chemistry. A stylistically-malleable musical force, Wolf Alice’s…

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