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Tonight: Andrew Bird

Multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird makes his long-awaited return to Buffalo tonight. The genre-bending singer-songwriter will be stopping by UB’s Center for the Performing Arts, for what’s sure to be an awe-inspiring performance. The show is presented as An Evening With Andrew Bird, so there will be no opener. Bird, who is a classically trained violinist, has…

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Eric Beeny – Glass, the Wall’s Ghost III

Local indie folk singer-songwriter Eric Beeny’s latest project is part three in a series of albums under the moniker Glass, the Wall’s Ghost. The self-titled record (Glass, the Wall’s Ghost III) is his most unified piece yet, with a cohesive and polished flow throughout. Using only an 8-track digital portastudio and a condenser microphone, the…

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Tart Vandelay – Flow

Rochester indie pop rock act Tart Vandelay have released their second EP. Aptly titled Flow, it is a jazzy and tranquil four song trip. Originally a duo, the now four-piece group is building off of their 2016 debut, which featured more of a loop-based pop inflection. On Flow, the band is blending ethereal and polished…

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Jacob Peter – Echolalia

The byline for Jacob Peter’s debut EP simple states the definition of the phenomena for which this release is named; Echolalia [ek-oh-ley-lee-uh]: the uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person. Throughout the EP, the Buffalo-based multi-instrumentalist and composer implements this theme both lyrically and musically. He explores, reflects upon, and calls to…

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A Relative Term – The Bleak

Indie folk singer-songwriter Mark Longolucco is back with his third full length record. Recording under the name A Relative Term, the Buffalo-based multi-instrumentalist is known for his exploration of varying genres. On The Bleak, he further expands his sonic palette, building off of his past releases. Having started out as a straight-ahead indie folk artist,…

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Rust Belt Brigade Release Spin on “Low Bridge (Erie Canal)”

Buffalo’s own Rust Belt Brigade have released a new single from their forthcoming release Rhythm & Roll. This track is their take on the classic regional folk tune “Low Bridge (Erie Canal),” a song familiar to many¬†of those who’ve attended grade school in western New York. Originally a folk-punk duo, Rust Belt Brigade is shifting…

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Tonight: Bethlehem Steel

The Buffalo-bred, Brooklyn based indie act¬†Bethlehem Steel will be celebrating the release of their new record tonight at Mohawk Place. Out today via Exploding In Sounds Records, this is the band’s first full length record. Titled Party Naked Forever, it showcases their knack for dirty, in your face guitar riffs and vulnerable, cathartic lyricism. Joining…

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Tonight: Frankie Rose

Indie rock veteran Frankie Rose will be swinging through Buffalo tonight. Performing at the Town Ballroom’s intimate Leopard Lounge space, Rose is coming off the release of her fourth full length solo record, Cage Tropical. Having been on the scene for years, touring with bands like Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Dum Dum Girls, and Beverly,…

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heave – S/T

Buffalo musician Emily Finlan has released her first EP via bandcamp. Recording under the name heave, the self-titled EP is a quick three-song debut. Here, she acts as lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, with accompaniment from Jake Galenski on drums, slide guitar and organ. Having been recorded in an attic, the EP has deep DIY…

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Zan Strumfeld – Book of Belonging

It has been a bit a journey for singer-songwriter Zan Strumfeld to get to her latest release. The new effort, Book of Belonging, was written after the dissolving of a long term relationship this past winter. The Troy-based artist had been on a hiatus from music since releasing two EPs in 2013. Working as a…

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