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Tonight: No Parents

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Dreamland is set to play host for touring punkrockers No Parents for an undoubtably raucous Monday night. The Los Angeles-based act is touring in support of their new 7″ Chix in LA. You might have caught their set when they rode into town last fall sharing a bill with White Fang at Mohawk Place, or last…

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Tonight: Cherub

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Couples rejoice as Nashville electro-pop tag team Cherub are set to play Town Ballroom this evening for Valentine’s Day. Composed of songwriters Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber, the duo formed in 2010 making synth-bangers for the not overtly romantic. In 2014, Cherub found mainstream success with their breakout single ” Doses and Mimosas.” Currently the duo…

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Best of 2016

Staff Picks

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To begin our Best of 2016 coverage, we asked a handful of our staff writers to submit their favorite albums and songs of the year. Cliff Parks Favorite Album: The Avalanches – Wildflower The joy and pleasure this album gave me this year is incalculable. The elusive Australian DJ collective saved the day with this next…

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Soffía Björg – “I Lie”

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Icelandic songstress Soffía Björg released her debut single “I Lie” at the tail end of August and it’s been making waves in the blogosphere. Hailing from a rural area of one of the most remote places on earth, Björg’s songwriting is snarky, hi, and hyper aware. The single is all about sending trouble in a relationship, and figuring…

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Incredible Change – “Montreal Is An Island”

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Washington, DC based electro-pop project Incredible Change dropped their first single in over a year last month and we were quick to gobble it up. Under the surface, “Montreal Is An Island” is a driving and dance-y track about adventuring throughout with friends in small towns to big cities. It’s about appreciating the dedication of relationships while looking…

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GOAT – “Saturdaze”

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LA pop tag-team GOAT have been riding high since the release of their debut EP, Forty Love, which came out earlier this summer. The duo’s latest single “Saturdaze” is a funky retro jam about Saturday daydreamin’ bout ur #1 hunny that fans of Paula Abdul, Holy Ghost!, Great Good Fine OK, or O-Town would be into. Check it…

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Just Announced: Kanye West

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People who read on the internet super early were delighted this morning to discover that Kanye West announced he will be touring in support of his latest album The Life of Pablo. Dubbed the Saint Pablo tour, Yeezy will be making his second stop on the tour at Buffalo’s First NIagara center on Saturday, August…

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Just Announced: Herd Fest

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For the past six months, we’ve been chugging along trying to put together our third annual Herd Music Festival. The festival, which began in 2014, aimed to gather all of Western New York’s up-and-coming bands into one hustled weekend that showcased the city’s growing music scene. In the past we partnered up with various labels and…

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Queue – “Falling Into Skies”

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Philadelphia / DC based indie act Queue have a new song that is right up our alley. Queue’s song “Falling Into Skies” is emotional, with breath-y, sweet vocals over delicate guitars. Beneath the surface, “Falling Into Skies” is about falling for someone that is turbulent but gives you so much joy. The best way to describe Queue is if early…

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Best of 2015

Top 20 Buffalo Tracks: 5 Close Calls

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It’s that time of year again, where we re-think and dissect every local song that we’ve come across organically or via submission. This is our fourth year counting down our top songs and this year, like every other year, has been difficult to whittle down. Like we always remind people, this list is subjective and…

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