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Post Prom Releases Debut Music Video for “Cyclical”

Newly-minted Buffalo quartet Post Prom just released a music video for their debut single, “Cyclical.” The video features a cameo from fellow Buffalonian Elliott Douglas (who you may recognize from MAGS), and is a simple but poignant demonstration of how one’s day-to-day life might begin to seem, well, “cyclical.” Most importantly, “Cyclical” is a great introduction to Post Prom’s…

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New Music

Wanderwild – “In Due Time”

Indie-pop band Wanderwild are fresh out of the gates with a new album, the nine-song In Due Time. We’re here to draw attention to the title-track, an explosive blast of dream-pop that blends reverby guitar work with cathartic lyrics that touch on themes of loss, love, and life’s meaning and purpose. Fans of Young The Giant, Bleachers, or Cold…

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New Music

Pizzagirl – “Favourite Song”

“For best results, listen in 1987 at night…” Pizzagirl nailed it on the self-reflection when referring to his latest single, “Favourite Song.” Beyond the warm bedroom-pop vibes, “Favourite Song” has an instantly recognizable chorus utilizing plenty of “do-do-dos.” Not to mention the irresistibly retro vibes that propel the song. Fans of 80s synthpop or emotional…

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New Music

Wild Child – “Sinking Ship”

Austin TX act Wild Child recently caught our ears with the gentle musings of “Sinking Ship.” The sparse, stripped-down track features a beautiful performance from singer Kelsey Wilson, who says the song was inspired by a Shel Silverstein book about love and loss. A gently strummed acoustic guitar is her main accompaniment, peppered with moments of piano…

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Preview

Tonight: Ricky Hamilton

Ricky Hamilton

Deep Space 8 are the hosts for tonight’s rager when Cleveland’s own Ricky Hamilton, of Ricky Hell & The Voidboys  stops by our fair city. Playing a cut up of garage punk and synth with a tad of pop thrown in for good measure. Hamilton weaves together a tidal wave of melodies and dissonance to create…

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Photos

Cooler at Mohawk Place (1/12/18)

Despite the frigid winter storm raging outside that evening, Mohawk Place was absolutely brimming with excitement for Cooler’s EP Release Show on January 12th. Playing to a hometown crowd of their friends, family, and peers, Cooler opened their set with stripped-down renditions of fan favorites, before premiering new material from their latest Admirable Traits release, Buried…

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New Music

Western Scene – “Strange but True”

Western Scene wastes no time getting things going on their self-produced new track “Strange but True.” It’s a hit right on the mark from this Los Angeles-based quintet, a true gem packed with immediacy and power. This exertion of energy is contained well enough during the verses and then bursts out like a rush of…

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New Music

Afformance – “Perspectivism”

Emerging from Athens, Greece, rock band Afformance cook up a tune for the ages with “Perspectivism,” an instrumental put out this past fall in accordance with the release of their record Pop Nihilism. “Perspectivism” is a display of sensational rhythm and chemistry among gifted performers. The beginning of the track possesses all the suspense of…

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Album of the Week

The Midnight Vein – s/t

John Toohill

The Midnight Vein, the first solo record from Buffalo punk rocker, John Toohill recently was self released. You may be familiar with Toohill from one of his many bands like, JOHNS, Radiation Risks, Night Slaves, or Alpha Hopper. The Midnight Vein is a slight departure from his other works, focusing more on the acoustic side of things….

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New Music

The Moonlight Club – “Are You Up?”

Montreal-based alternative rock group The Moonlight Club have presented quite the treat with their new single “Are You Up?” The track conjoins folk undertones with the marvels of new wave and pop. This engagement of sounds has all the hallmarks of certain top-shelf acts of decades past, like The Go-Betweens or Echo & The Bunnymen….

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