Album Review

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Paper Mâché Dream Balloon

If you haven’t heard of King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard, here’s a short history of the band’s existence. They formed in 2010 in Melbourne, literally as a side-project/joke band. They released the hard-hitting 12 Bar Bruise in 2012. It was mostly garage-ey psych punk revival. The next year saw two completely different, completely amazing…

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Tonight: of Montreal

of Montreal is coming back to Buffalo tonight (this time to Babeville’s Asbury Hall), along with their infamous choreographed circus brigade, as a part of their current tour supporting their most recent release, Aureate Gloom. Okay let’s be honest: you already know about of Montreal. Your friends have told you about the strange costumes and…

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Album of the Week

Pappy Stardust – All Around Sound

Whether or not “Pappy Stardust” is a silly homage to a David Bowie album doesn’t really matter, Steve Leszyk, the man behind Pappy Stardust, has released a killer LP called All Around Sound, this week’s Album of the Week. “Space Gospel” is what the band’s Facebook page describes its genre as, and I dare you to…

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Album Review

Mac Miller – GO:OD AM

Finally. You log onto Spotify. You click the search bar. You frantically type in “mac.” You realize you could have probably just typed in “M” because what bigger “M” artist is there than Mac Miller? Your hand starts to shake as you click on the name, which may as well have been inscribed in #ffd700….

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buffaBLOG Sessions

Frame and Mantle

We have a new project for you, and it’s called buffaBLOG Sessions. The aim of this project is to take up-and-coming artists, whether they’re Buffalo born and raised or just passing through the area, and feature them in intimate locations around the city. Each bi-weekly session will feature one of these bands performing two songs,…

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Album Review

Wavves X Cloud Nothings – No Life For Me

If you were up on Sunday night around midnight, you may have been pleasantly surprised by something on the internet. No, it wasn’t an admission from one of your facebook buddies that he was in fact, totally in the wrong about having a confederate flag vanity plate on his Silverado. It was, however, the “surprise”…

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Concert Review

Cake at Canalside (7/25/15)

In a summer that’s been made certifiably awesome by a whole bunch of shows from obscure bands in intimate locations like Mohawk, it was crazy refreshing to be able to sing the f***ing SHIT out of a bunch of songs that have weathered through my ever-changing tastes in music, and I’m sure I can’t be…

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Tonight: Soul Patch

Keith Buckley is a man of many talents. Of course, you may know him as the local guy who yells a lot as the singer of hardcore act, Every Time I Die. Other than that, he leads a fairly simple life: getting tattoos, hanging out at the Pink, giving out wise and loving advice in…

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Album Review

Neon Indian – VEGA INTL. Night School

After what seemed like a relatively boring end of summer in terms of new releases, we’ve got a bunch of goodies coming out from indie icons. Seasoned veterans (Wavves) and 22 year future bedroom stars (Alex G) have both put out new stuff this month, but we’re going to talk about something in between: Neon…

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buffaBLOG Sessions

M.A.G.S.

M.A.G.S. is the main project of Elliott Douglas, the multi-faceted Buffalo musician who has been a member of, by his count, about 14 different bands in the area over the years. Somehow distantly related to Jimi Hendrix, through marriage or something like that (you can hear his story about his relative in the interview halfway…

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