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Tonight: Space Cubs

Tonight electronic group Space Cubs will carry their tantalizing brand of futuristic experimentation over to Mohawk Place, the venue located at 47 E Mohawk St. in the band’s hometown of Buffalo. The gig will act as a celebration of their newly released EP What iff. For the unfamiliar, Space Cubs specialize in spellbinding vocals encased…

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Album of the Week

Sonny Baker – Steady Hands, Dead Tired

On his new release Steady Hands, Dead Tired, acclaimed Buffalo-area guitarist Sonny Baker solidifies himself as a purveyor of top-notch rock ‘n’ roll with a post-punk flair. The raucous and thrilling yet impressively considered first track “Basic Interactions” augments ravaging guitar, exclamatory singing and rollicking drums with surges of bass sure to course through the…

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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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New Music

Sonny Baker Returns with “Reluctant Thief”

Long-serving Buffalo musician Sonny Baker’s solo single “Reluctant Thief” is a 5-minute meditation on withering relationships perfectly suited for play at maximum volume. Sparse rhythm and slackened guitar accompany soothing, softly sung verses, while bursts of raucous guitar join in on the song’s tortured, soul-bearing choruses. With a command of both raw and reserved stylings…

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Tonight: PAWS

What better way to end your weekend then with a stacked show? Tonight, PAWS from Glasgow, Scotland will be in town at the Mohawk Place, backed by some killer local acts. The three piece brings some killer energy to the table, creating a unique blend of alternative rock and pop punk. Opening the show up will…

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Album of the Week

Sonny Baker – Easier

There’s not much to say about Sonny Baker that hadn’t already been said. The Buffalo musician has been a staple of the local scene for over a decade now, having had associations with more musical acts than I can count on one hand. Between full-band freak outs and introspective singer-songwriter pieces–and everything in between–Baker’s musical…

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Tonight: Kevin Devine

Buffalo is in store for a very special treat tonight. Kevin Devine is making his way back to our city for his first show here in a couple years, but is leaving his band behind and playing a solo set in the basement of Asbury Hall, the 9th Ward. This treat of a solo show is…

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New Music

Sonny Baker Releases New Single

Sonny Baker’s newest single, “Swollen, You’re Opening” off his forthcoming release, Easier, is a pleasant surprise. If you’re at all familiar with Baker’s music, you’re familiar with a driving rock beat, jangly guitar hooks, dynamically cathartic vocals. This song is more of a stripped down soundtrack to a daydream, with the samba inspired rhythm and…

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Tonight: The Leones

Tonight Buffalo ghost rockers The Leones will be headlining a tight lineup of local bands at the 9th Ward at Babeville including Sonny Baker and Chevron Bloom that looks like a can’t miss show in the making. Fresh off their excellent album Ghost In The City, Leones fans can expect more synth heavy explorations into…

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Tonight: Steak & Cake Records Six-Year Anniversary

Has it really been six years of Steak & Cake?! S&C ringleader Brandon Schlia has been bringing us quality WNY music (122 releases to be exact) for exactly that long, and he’s celebrating his legacy (and his birthday) with a stacked showcase featuring some of S&C’s best and brightest. The lineup is as follows: 1.)…

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