Album of the Week

On the Cinder – Lamplighter

Punk rock acts as a conduit to free oneself. Restrictions are lifted, and the only requirement lays in the band’s willingness to persevere. On The Cinder began their crusade in The University at Buffalo. They hit the ground running, feeding off of the advice they now dispel to younger bands, “Once you have eight songs…

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Tonight: Pears

Fat Wreck Chords’ Pears are bringing their blistering punk rock to Buffalo tonight, in support of their next release, a split due out November 3rd. In case that wasn’t enough, they have the raucous BIG UPS and the fun and energetic Russian Girlfriends in tow. As a wonderful added bonus, Buffalo punk rock staples On The Cinder are also on the…

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Tonight: Worriers

Brooklyn’s Worriers will be making a stop in town tonight, headlining a basement show that should thrill punk fans who love all things heavy and loud. Joined by three Buffalo bands, Worriers are promoting their 2015 LP Imaginary Life, a record filled with Against Me! influenced indie-punk jams released via Don Giovanni Records. Two of…

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Tonight: Orenthal

Local punk act, Orenthal, is having a release party tonight at Mohawk Place, for their debut album, Rising. Aggressive punk rock prime for rushing the front and enthusiastically shouting along with the lyrics with finger-pointing exclamations. The band cleverly mixes hardcore punk influences with ska breakdowns, making the songs both fun and unpredictable. Fans of the Offspring’s Smash,…

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