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Tonight: Ricky Hamilton

Ricky Hamilton

Deep Space 8 are the hosts for tonight’s rager when Cleveland’s own Ricky Hamilton, of Ricky Hell & The Voidboys  stops by our fair city. Playing a cut up of garage punk and synth with a tad of pop thrown in for good measure. Hamilton weaves together a tidal wave of melodies and dissonance to create…

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Album of the Week

The Midnight Vein – s/t

John Toohill

The Midnight Vein, the first solo record from Buffalo punk rocker, John Toohill recently was self released. You may be familiar with Toohill from one of his many bands like, JOHNS, Radiation Risks, Night Slaves, or Alpha Hopper. The Midnight Vein is a slight departure from his other works, focusing more on the acoustic side of things….

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Tonight: War War War

War War War

Electric Avenue is the spot to be tonight as War War War takes the stage. On tour from Flint, Michigan, War War War plays with a delicate loudness. Their sweeping melodies and touch of Americana make them the perfect soundtrack to a cold Friday night. Also playing on the bill are late 90s emo raconteurs,…

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Tonight: Sonny Baker

Mohawk Place is host for tonight’s jam fest where Sonny Baker will be playing another of their exciting live shows in anticipation of their new EP, Steady Hands Dead Tired. From the single,”Reluctant Thief” the EP is looking to be a solid release to close out 2017. It’s going to be a packed night of…

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Tonight: Shagg

Deep Space 8 will be playing host tonight to touring powerhouses Shagg. The Cleveland, OH punk outfit play with a ferocious energy, with a healthy amount guitar fuzz thrown in for good measure. Playing on tonight’s bill are fellow punks, Alpha Hopper, Nicky Reynolds and His Pushers, and Tap Water. This venue is quickly shooting up the…

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Album Review

Malarchuk – s/t

Malarchuk EP

Emerging from a dark cavern somewhere beneath the earth, one of the top groups in Buffalo’s metal scene, Malarchuk have unleashed their new self titled EP. It’s a winding journey that carries you through heavy riffs, some 70s prog rock goodness, and doom rock passages that are held together strong by engaging melodic progressions. Making…

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Tonight: Slowdive

Slowdive

Shoegaze magnates, Slowdive will be making a stop at the Town Ballroom tonight in support of their brand new record, Slowdive. Released in May, this is the English pioneers’ first full length release after their last LP from 1995, Pygmalion. The self titled record is everything a Slowdive fan could want after a reunion. Delivering on what…

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Huns – Vom Fruhling

The Buffalo trio Huns give you what you need and none of the filler with their eclectic brand of instrumental rock/metal. Finding your fix for instrumental music that strikes a balance between interesting and listenable can be a challenge. Sometimes, that sonic pendulum can swing. A song may simply be a repetition of the same…

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Dirt War – Loss

Dirt War - Loss

Cascading down from some place on high comes falling to earth, hardcore doom rockers Dirt War with  their newly released EP, Loss. Formed from the missing and severed limbs of various Buffalo groups, it’s possible you haven’t heard Dirt War yet. Their last recording was a Demo from 2015. But after giving Loss a listen, it…

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New Music

Passed Out Release New Single “Bukouski & Brautigan”

Passed Out - Bukouski & Brautigan

Local darlings, Passed Out are gearing up to shake things  up with their new single, “Bukouski & Brautigan”. The new single comes off their upcoming EP, The Aforementioned and How it Pertains to Absolutely Nothing. The song is a strong showing for the band. Their sound continues to solidify form into a cohesive ball of punk…

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