Best of 2016

5 Best Artist Discoveries of 2016

As part of our year-end wrap up, we decided to make a list of our top five (non-local/regional) artists that we were pumped to find in 2016. Car Seat Headrest  Looking back on 2016 from an indie music fan perspective, this year will be seen as the year that Car Seat Headrest first broke. The…

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Tonight: Taking Back Saturday (Vol. IV)

Tonight Milkie’s plays host to our quarterly-ish installment of emo night, a night where you get to re-live your trips to the mall and dive headfirst back into your Live Journal. This session features four DJs taking over three slots: Derek Neuland (BuffaloShows.net), brothers Cory and Brett Perla (The Public/Mutual Friends), and Jon Coric (The…

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Tonight: We Are Scientists

Brooklyn-based indie rockers, We Are Scientists, are slated to play Buffalo’s Studio at Waiting Room this evening for an undoubtably great kick off to a post-Thanksgiving work week. The band, which has been going strong for 15+ years, found their big break with 2006’s With Love and Squander. We Are Scientists post-punk/indie pop styling with a…

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Tonight: The Good Life

Grizzled Omaha indie vets, The Good Life, will be making a stop tonight at Mohawk Place in support of their latest album, Everybody’s Coming Down. The Good Life formed in the year 2000 as a solo project for Cursive front-man, Tim Kasher, eventually evolving into a full band while writing 2004’s critically acclaimed album, Album of the Year. If…

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Tonight: Night Slaves Cassette Release

Tonight, local industrial-electronica duo, Night Slaves will be celebrating the release of their second tape, Night Slaves II, at Mohawk Place. The duo has dark and complex beats, with David Kane’s complex compositions accented by singer Johnny Toohill’s chant-singing. Also on the bill is avant garde project Cages, stripped down Be Locust or Alone, and…

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Today: Such Gold

This afternoon Rochester-based punk act, Such Gold, will be playing a super early matinee show at Mohawk Place. The band has become a staple of the pop-punk scene over the past seven years, most recently re-releasing their cherished 2009 introduction, Pedestals. Fans of Millencolin, Four Years Strong, and Polar Bear Club should definitely make afternoon…

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Telempathy Shares New Single “Carry Me Away”

Buffalo-based one-woman grunge revivalist, Telempathy is back with her first single off the forthcoming album, The Temple of Music. If you aren’t up on your local history, the Temple of Music is where President McKinley was shot at the Pan-American Exposition in 1901. Recorded at GCR Studios, “Carry Me Away” is a song about an angel with too weak of…

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New Music

Socks – “Forevermore”

Modesto, California-based indie rock act Socks, debuted their track via the world wide web last week and it has been stuck on repeat throughout our Labor Day weekend. “Forevermore” is all about the honey moon phase of a relationship. Nothing can go wrong and your heart is just melting constantly. Although the band is still in…

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HVNNIBVL Drops New Single

Twenty-year-old singer/producer and University at Buffalo student HVNNIBVL makes infectious dance music with pop-leaning vocals. Having released his maximalist track, “Lose,” for the heralded production collective Hegemon, the artist is set to debut his newest track, “Let Me.” Beginning with a straightforward pop style, HVNNIBVL includes vocal solos, euphoric, percussive breakdowns before winding down with…

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Buffalo

Super American Grows Up in New Video

One of our favorite pseudo pop bands, Super American, revealed yesterday their new single and video for “Sloppy Jazz.” The track is much what we have come to expect from lead singer Matt Cox’ holdings – literate story telling with a touch of “Wait, what? I don’t follow,” with a super hook. However, the band’s…

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