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Tonight: Taking Back Saturday (Vol. IV)

Tonight Milkie’s plays host to our quarterly-ish installment of emo night, a night where you get to re-live your trips to the mall and dive headfirst back into your Live Journal. This session features four DJs taking over three slots: Derek Neuland (BuffaloShows.net), brothers Cory and Brett Perla (The Public/Mutual Friends), and Jon Coric (The…

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Sound Devices: Why Khari Waits Loves His BOSS DR-670

Editor’s note: Each week, Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear. Khari Waits is a Buffalo-based hip hop artist who goes by the name Coleman J. Brahski. He’s also in a few hardcore bands, including BastardBastardBastard and On Point. “My BOSS DR-670 was…

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Sound Devices: Why wZa Loves His Custom Roland MV-8800

Editor’s note: Each week, Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear. wZa is hip-hop producer and member of the Buffalo-based hip-hop groups Radarada and Death Picnic. His solo debut full length, AzN CHiKz, comes out this winter. “I love this piece of equipment…

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Sound Devices: Why Space Cubs Loves Her $10 Cassette Player

Editor’s note: Each week, Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear. Suzanne Lee Bonifacio is Space Cubs, a Buffalo-based electronic music producer. Her latest track, “Pearls” is out now on the L.A.-based label Unspeakable Records. “Reason is the program that is synthesis has never failed me. I’ve…

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Sound Devices: Why Lesionread Loves Their Homemade Travel-Sized Studio

Editor’s note: Each week Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear. Lesionread is a electronic music producer from Buffalo. He just finished a cross country tour. “I love my case because it’s an ‘all-in-one’ portable recording studio. It’s got a lid and wheels…

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Sound Devices: Why Andy Czuba Loves His Om-Bot Psychic Cell Doom Wave Fold Noise Synth

Editor’s note: Each week, Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear. Andy Czuba is a noise artist and Sugar City volunteer. His projects include La Parka, a collaborative noise music project with Bobby Griffiths/VWLS, and Flesh Trade, his solo noise project. “I discovered…

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Sound Devices: Why JeffRepeater Loves His Native Instruments Maschine

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Editor’s note: Each week, Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear. JeffRepeater is a local DJ and electronic music producer. He opens for the funk band, Lettuce, at the Tralf Music Hall tonight, Wednesday, Nov. 12. “Native Instruments Maschine is a software and hardware…

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Sound Devices: Why Sparklebomb Loves Her Casio SK-1

Editor’s note: Each week, Cory Perla of The Public asks a local musician to tell us why they love their favorite piece of gear. Sparklebomb is Angie Conte, an electronic music producer from Buffalo. Her most recent release is a full length cassette tape titled “Bring In The Night.” “It looks like it’s for babies, but…

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Interview

Nick Zammuto

Leaves cover the ground in a rural area of Vermont, where musician Nick Zammuto—known for the wildly collaged pop music he made with indie rock band The Books in the early 2000s, and for his heart-achingly beautiful and weird solo material—wakes up and feeds his kids. After having breakfast with his family he takes a short…

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Sound Devices: Why Cory Loves His MicroKorg

This is how this column will work: each week, we’ll feature a piece of gear that one local electronic music maker loves. The gear featured here might be vintage, homemade, or brand spanking new, and we’ll ask one simple question about it: Why do you love it? I’ll go first. “I bought this [MicroKorg] synthesizer…

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