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Tonight: Allison Pipitone and Kevin Lewis

Back beyond the tall grass and among the ghosts of Buffalo’s silos sits the rustic venue Duende. A burgeoning spot for Buffalo’s cream of the crop musicians has a ‘must-see’ show this evening. Buffalo songbird and leader of the Alison Pipitone Band, Alison Pipitone, and Kevin Lewis, lead-singer and guitarist of The Space, present an…

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Rochester

Soviet Dolls Release Cover of 80’s Classic “Cruel Summer”

Rochester synth-pop act Soviet Dolls has released a cover of the classic Bananarama hit “Cruel Summer.” Set to clips of Night of the Comet, the Dolls’ take on “Cruel Summer” keeps the synthy magic but gives it a polished, 2020 feel. Their take on the song is just a bit darker, with a slightly more…

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New Music

Phobia Quartet – “1995”

Something about “1995” screams late 90s. Maybe its the charming lo-fi mix or the emo-pop musings of singer Adam Hood, but Phobia Quartet really seem to have captured a moment here. Full of the charming indie rock you’d expect to hear on Vagrant or Deep Elm Records in the early 2000s, “1995” nails it with…

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New Music

Hanter Dro – “Turtle Man”

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard an inspiring slice of post-hardcore angst. Hanter Dro is a talented Swiss act whose “Turtle Man” has been a mainstay on our playlists. Full of discordant guitars, powerfully emotional vocals, and huge drums, “Turtle Man” is perfect post-hardcore for fans of La Dispute, Balance and Composure, or…

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New Music

Kadeema – “Gotta Get It”

Out of the ashes of Ascot Royals comes Kadeema – the longtime songwriting partnership of Jimmy Chauveau and Tal Vaisman have come together to create “Gotta Get It.” Inspired by the underwhelming monotony of the day-to-day grind, “Gotta Get It” is more about dancing away your problems than letting them get the best of you. This…

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New Music

Mint Julep – “Stray Fantasies”

Last time we checked in with Mint Julep, we were jazzed on the lovely synth-pop of “Blinded.” Their latest offering, “Stray Fantasies” is the title track from their upcoming LP – it stays on-trend with pulsing synth textures, ethereal vocals, and a hint of wintry energy. “Fantasies” and “Blinded” are both going to be included…

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New Music

Stray Fossa – “Are You Gonna Be Okay

If you’re an avid buffaBLOGGER, you know we’ve been paying close attention to shoegazy VA act Stray Fossa for at least a few years now. Their latest jam is “Are you Gonna Be Okay” – continuing their trend of bedroom-pop greatness, the trio pairs hush-hush vocals with blasts of synth, warbled out guitar twinkling, and big snazzy basslines. Stick…

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New Music

Valentin Marx – “Fair”

Brooklyn based trio Valentin Marx aren’t messing around – their latest banger is “Fair,” a big indie rock jam that owes as much to Wilco as it does Sufjan Stevens. A rip roaring electric piano opener leads into impassioned, wistful vocals before finally breaking into a guitar-based chorus. Full of surprisingly melodic moments, “Fair” is an…

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New Music

Future Ghost – “Took My Chance”

We think Florida indie pop duo Future Ghost are onto something – their debut single “Took My Chance” is full of sugary melodies and a beautifully sunny disposition. Powered by bursts of crunchy guitar and squiggly synth flourishes, “Took My Chance” is reminiscent of Charly Bliss, Diet Cig, or even Speedy Ortiz with a delightful sheen…

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Buffalo

Olmsted Debuts New Singles

Buffalo bedroom pop newcomers Olmsted have emerged onto the Buffalo DIY scene with their first single, “The Storm.” The duo, composed of bassist/vocalist Lydia Beinhauer and former Halo Nellie guitarist Nathaniel Miller, co-write dreamy, raw pop music with contemplative lyrics. “The Storm” is a building, ethereal waltz. It starts out simple, with a guitar track…

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