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Tonight: Krelboyne & Shit Blimp

End your weekend right: let four bands, two from Ohio, pummel you with sludgy punk. Shit Blimp and Krelboyne are coming to the Glitterbox, joined by locals Dream Journal and Red Heat. If you’re wondering what a Shit Blimp could possibly sound like, check the very first bass notes on the band’s demo: that’s exactly…

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Best of 2014

Staff Picks: Favorite Albums & Songs (so far) – Part 2

Today’s brings you round 2 of our staff picks for favorite songs and albums at 2014’s half way point. If you missed yesterday’s part 1 of submissions, you may read it here. Sarah Machajewski Album: Neil Young  – A Letter Home We should all be thanking Neil Young for putting out a new album. We should be thanking…

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Album of the Week

Damian – You Don’t Need It

“Play ‘Soul Night‘!” There are maybe twenty or thirty people crammed into Damian Weber’s living room. The request came from a guy standing in the doorway, but all over the room, people begin to signal their approval. Up front, Damian Weber, bashfully charismatic, looks down at this guitar and sighs that he isn’t sure if…

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Rochester

Check Out Routine Involvements’ Future Days

Routine Involvements, "Future Days"

We don’t always cover music out of Rochester, but when we do, it’s because it’s that good. And Routine Involvements new tape, Future Days, is some of the best stuff we’ve heard out of Buffalo’s neighbor to the Northeast in quite some time. RI take cues from all kinds of guitar-rock greats over the six songs…

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Tonight: Pleasure Leftists

Grabbed from Facebook: Pleasure Leftists. Their faces look like that all the time.

If you caught last Friday’s Cloud Nothings show, then you also had the pleasure of catching opener Pleasure Leftists. If you didn’t, don’t sweat: they’re coming back. After a few dates supporting Cloud Nothings, they’ll be swinging back through Buffalo to grace the stage/basement of the Glitterbox. Pleasure Leftists, to my ears, sound a whole…

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Concert Review

Cloud Nothings at Buffalo Iron Works (4/4/14)

Cloud Nothings at Buffalo Iron Works. Photo credit: Erica Morano of Buffalo.com.

Last night’s Cloud Nothings show at the Buffalo Iron Works was a great experience. The bands played well, the crowd was into it, but it was the synergy between the two that pushed things over the top. I admit I was worried at the beginning. Openers Pleasure Leftists, who will be joining Cloud Nothings for…

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Album of the Week

Failures’ Union – Tethering

When I mentioned to people that I’d be writing up the new Failures’ Union release, Tethering, I generally got one of two responses.  The first was that these guys were staples over at Mohawk Place. The association makes sense: that’s where the band got its start back in 2004. “We started out in a practice space…

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Buffalo

buffaBLOG 4th Birthday Party Artist Spotlight: Real People

Back in November, when Real People’s excellent Ceilings EP got the album of the week treatment, our own Nick Sessanna wrote that “Real People is a prime example of a band meant to be seen in basements.” By which he meant that they’re the kind of band you want to thrash around to, sweat and bleed on friends and…

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Tonight: Giant Peach

You guys like fuzz, right? Giant Peach is playing at the Glitterbox tonight, and I think you’d like them, too. Poppy, high energy stuff from Brooklyn. Check ’em out. They’ll be supported by locals Del Paxton, Space is Haunted and Grout. Good jams all around. Doors at 6:00, definitely be there by 7:00. $5 at…

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Album of the Week

Unwelcome Guests – Wavering

Scrolling back through our past posts on local favorites Unwelcome Guests, it’s hard not to notice a recurring theme: nobody is quite sure how to place them. On the surface, it seems like it shouldn’t be so hard. Guitars, bass, drums, vocals: this is the stuff of bands since Buddy Holly. But where one person…

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