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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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Rochester

Jon Lewis Band Drops New Video off Get Wild Somewhere

Rochester group Jon Lewis Band are back with some new music. After having released eight studio albums in just four years, the indie rock’n rollers are hitting early 2018 with yet another release, slated for May. In anticipation of the the new record, titled Get Wild Somewhere, they have released their first single “Cinnamon Only,”…

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Tonight: Wild Child

Tonight, Wild Child makes their return to Buffalo. The Austin-based group will be hitting Buffalo Iron Works, in a performance presented by Sunbeam Entertainment. Touring in support of their fourth full-length record Expectations, the indie-pop veterans will be touting their infectious melodies and a seven-piece band that looks more like a mini orchestral ensemble. Opening…

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Tonight: Joe Pug

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Joe Pug makes a stop in Buffalo tonight. Hitting the 9th Ward @ Babeville, the folk crooner is still touring off the strength of his 2015 release, Windfall. Pug’s journey has taken him across the country, from Maryland to North Carolina to Chicago to Nashville, and now Austin. His music reflects the nomadic…

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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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Album of the Week

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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