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Alleys Release Farewell EP, Sliver of Great

Buffalo trio Alleys are in a strange place, figuratively speaking of course. Drummer/vocalist Sebastian Cichon recently moved about as far across the country as possible… About 3,000 miles to be exact. But mere distance couldn’t stop Alleys from releasing their latest and final(?) offering, a four-song EP titled Sliver of Great, recorded at GCR studios with Jay Zubricky. If you aren’t familiar with…

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Tonight: Ghost Slime

It’s a beautiful Monday in June… What better way to ring in the evening than to support your local DIY scene and catch some top-tier math punk courtesy of Ohio punx Ghost Slime and Backtalk? Buffalo emo kingpins Alleys are also going to shred this evening, as well as a potential last-minute TBA announcement. This…

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Tonight: Taking Meds

Sewing Souls is set to be a real rager with a stacked bill this evening. Coming out from Rochester will be math-rock/pop-punk outfit, Taking Meds. The band released their full-length debut record, My Life as a Bro recently and are an intoxicating cocktail mixture of math-rock elements with just a bit of punk/pop sound to…

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Today: Such Gold

This afternoon Rochester-based punk act, Such Gold, will be playing a super early matinee show at Mohawk Place. The band has become a staple of the pop-punk scene over the past seven years, most recently re-releasing their cherished 2009 introduction, Pedestals. Fans of Millencolin, Four Years Strong, and Polar Bear Club should definitely make afternoon…

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Alleys Release New Live Session

Alleys are some of Buffalo’s most prominent twinkle daddies (aka emo dudes who utilize “sparkly,” tap-heavy guitar parts). Needles to say, the twinkle skill of groups’ members are demonstrated quite clearly in their new Chrome Session video, featuring footage that was captured at their show at Chrome Industries in Minneapolis. Mysterious guitarist Alex Ryan’s tapping is particularly hypnotizing, emphasized…

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Tonight: Prawn

Prawn

I saw a separate Prawn/Del Paxton show last March at The Lair, and it was an experience I can most closely (and I guess weirdly) compare to cracking a fresh egg on the rim of a frying pan. It was my first time seeing Del Paxton live, my first time really getting into Prawn, and…

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Tonight: Oso Oso

The West Side is the place to be tonight for lovers of all things emo.  Following a stop at Sugar City last year, Long Beach emo outfit Oso Oso will be rolling back through Buffalo, to DIY spot The Lair. The band is in the midst of a spanning, two month tour of the United States,…

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Tonight: The Traditional CD Release

In case you missed our Album of the Week nod, tonight is your best chance to figure out what The Traditional is all about. On second thought, The Traditional actually is that hard to figure out – it’s passionate, simple emo music in the same vein as Bayside or Taking Back Sunday. Tonight’s show celebrates…

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Alleys Post Wordy New Music Video

Alleys get existential in their new video for “Can’t You Just Make Fun of the Way I Talk Again…?” Singer/drummer Sebastian Cichon literally faces himself in a minimalistic video featuring the two-piece’s riffy emo/skramz. Cichon’s distinctive Sprechgesang is equally heartfelt and heartbreaking over Alex Cadwalladder’s nimble guitar – recommended for fans of TWIABP or Nai Harvest……

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Alleys Release Sophomore EP, One Day I’ll Find A Solution To All Of My Problems

Buffalo NY’s Alleys are a band that embraces sadness, and judging by the recent successes of quasi-discordant emo bands like Dads or The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, their new EP is bound to bring them places. Running Around Records has just released One Day I’ll Find A…

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