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Tonight: Radiation Risks

If you don’t have someone to be with this Valentine’s or need a last minute date idea, then Mr. Goodbar (upstairs) is the place to be this February 14th. The night will be part punk showcase, part date auction with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. It’s the perfect way to go about Valentine’s Day. Set…

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Tonight: Jake Bellissimo

Jake Bellissimo is an indie folk virtuoso of sorts. With an easy voice and angelic string compositions, his creations swarm your mind like a flurry of furry, friendly bees. His latest work, Piece of Ivy, is a collection of acoustic songs of quality recording. This musician is certainly talented and is slated for an up-close setup…

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Tonight: Matt “MV” Valentine

Today is Monday. If you’re one of those people who just can’t seem to say goodbye to that sweet, sweet weekend (acute weekend separation anxiety syndrome, or AWSAS), then take a deep breath. It’s going to be okay. Tonight, underground-ish experimental psyche superstar Matt “MV” Valentine makes a return to the Queen City in support…

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Album of the Week

Plain Brown Envelopes – Love In A Plain Brown Envelope

Alright Buffalo, let’s slow it down a bit. This week’s AOTW comes from a fresh collaboration between songwriter Bill Nehill (TMMC, Poison Arrows) and arranger Katie Quider (Space Is Haunted, The Patterns). The new project, titled Plain Brown Envelopes, channels low-tempo dark folk vibes, Nehill’s brooding songwriting conjuring Jeff Mangum in his darker moments and…

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Tonight: Bill Nehill Tape Release Show

Bill Nehill should be no stranger to anyone who grew up in the Buffalo independent music scene. For years, he was Mohawk Place’s resident bartender, and, along with Pete, Marty and a slew of others, was one of the faces of our favorite neighborhood haunt. He’s also a fantastic musician and songwriter. Whether performing solo…

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Bill Nehill Releases From Wilderness to Where? Live EP

Long time Mohawk Place staple and TMMC front man, Bill Nehill, released a live recording earlier this week, capturing he and TMMC keyboardist, Ed Hallborg, opening for Bert Jansch at Town Ballroom in 2010. From Wilderness to Where? is the four track recording of the pair’s set, featuring Nehill’s wonderfully weary and heartbreaking vocals and…

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Bill & Jamie’s House

The words Bill & Jamie’s House may give you thoughts of stuffy, pompous dinners and cocktail parties, events where you find yourself surrounded by professors and PhD students who manage to speak a lot of words without saying anything. Needless to say, Bill & Jamie’s House never sounds like too much fun, but oh contrary…

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T.M.M.C. Releases Powerful Single, “Too Many Eyes in the Crowd”

Lost in some of the wild performances this past Friday at the Wooden Waves release show was a powerful and understated set from T.M.M.C. Made up of local heavyweights including Bill Nehill and Dave G, the five piece delivered a moving set to the packed Mohawk Place audience. Earlier this fall, the band finally launched…

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Herd Fest Showcase Spotlight

Spiral Scratch Records

There’s something pretty special going on at Spiral Scratch Records this Saturday, June 21st. The independent record shop is hosting an afternoon showcase for our inaugural Herd Fest this weeks, so you might want to step outside your normal Allentown routine and check this bill out.  Headlining the afternoon showcase is Bill Nehill and The Poison Arrows…

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