Album of the Week

Ian McCuen – Seasons Fleeting

Ian McCuen is a self-proclaimed “purveyor of sorrow,” and now may be a better time than ever to introduce his latest offering. For the depressed and the downtrodden, his somber, three-song EP, Seasons Fleeting, is here to queue in the bleak January blues. What better accompaniment to the false optimism of new year resolutions and the passing of the…

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Buffalo

The Shallows Release First Single

Members of local bedroom folk acts Heave and Oats Holy Roller have teamed up to form a new group, The Shallows. In anticipation of their debut album, Hold Out For Love, they’ve released their first single. Titled “joan + lily” it’s an excellent foray into delicate and heartfelt Americana. Recorded at Sunwood Recording Studios in,…

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Tonight: Seafox

Ethereal folk act Seafox is returning from a romp on the west coast for a night of beautiful, intimate music. Seafox (aka William Fortier) specializes in lush compositions that sound beautiful fleshed-out, but could also certainly stand on their own. Support tonight comes from bedroom folk quartet heave and solo-act (and purveyor of sorrow), Ian McCuen….

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Tonight: Great Lake Swimmers

Tonight, Toronto indie group Great Lake Swimmers stops by Iron Works. The Juno Award nominated band is celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2018, marked by the release of both an EP and full length record earlier in the year. The new album, The Waves, The Wake, was recorded in the 145-year Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church…

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Tonight: Jacob Peter

Tonight, the Burchfield Penny Art Center will host an installment of their newly established concert series, ReSoundings. Designed as a live video recording session, the series focuses on providing a unique environment for composers and musicians to explore the acoustics of the Center. The session will be presented in the east gallery, where the ceilings…

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Buffalo

Jong SL Releases New Track “Driving Away”

Alt. pop artist Jong SL is back this year with promising new material. The Toronto via Buffalo singer-songwriter is following up his 2017 EP Ice Cream with a new single, “Driving Away,” foreshadowing an upcoming full length project. Known for his cross-genre blending, the track is Jong’s most fine-tuned and musically diverse release to date….

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Tonight: J Roddy Walston and the Business

J Roddy Walston and the Business will make their return to Buffalo tonight. Taking the stage at Babeville’s Asbury Hall, the Baltimore rock n rollers bring an energetic bar room sound, bolstered by the rollicking piano of frontman J Roddy Walston. The band is touring in anticipation of their fourth LP, Destroyers of the Soft…

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Tonight: Jenny Lewis

Celebrated singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis is making a stop in Buffalo tonight. Gracing the stage at Babeville (Asbury Hall), she’ll be bringing along two decades worth of influential music. Initially starting out as a member of indie rock favorites Rilo Kiley, Lewis has gone on to have an acclaimed solo career. In addition, she has appeared…

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Rochester

Katie Preston Drops Single “The Art of Falling Apart”

Singer-songwriter Katie Preston has officially released her first solo single. “The Art of Falling Apart” comes in advance of a full EP titled Soap Opera, due out later this year. Preston has been a fixture in the Rochester, NY music scene, appearing in various bands, but noticeable for her tenure with rock group Pleistocene. She…

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Album of the Week

Darth Nater – A Century Ago

Buffalo-based singer-songwriter Nate Noworyta is back with another release under the stage name Darth Nater. Titled A Century Ago, it is his 7th overall release of solo material through this outlet. The new record spins tales inspired by people, places, and events from the year 1917. Musically, A Century Ago is a varied tapestry, weaving…

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