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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Tonight: Yellow House Tape Release

Scumbag Booking presents Yellow House (members consist of those from Skateboard, Love Canal, and Tomoreaux) at Dreamland this evening. Yellow House fronts shoegaze rock that will keep you bouncing off each others’ shoulders. The group is releasing their first album, Songs from Limbo, via cassette tape. The trio is backed by The Slums, Hypoluxo, and the Sonny Baker…

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Tonight: Passed Out

Tonight in what might be one of the jarringly different billings in recent memory, Passed Out will headline the afterparty for autotune superstar, T-Pain. But more importantly, local aggressive indie rockers, Passed Out will be premiering their debut EP, ‘Infinite Regresssion; a collection of panicked emo anthems that wouldn’t feel out of place on a Desaparecidos…

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New Music

Tonight: The Naturalists

The Naturalists have one of the most distinct sounds out there. In the ten or so months since their 6-song EP release, Home Honey, I’m Hi, the band hasn’t slept on expanding and improving that sound, especially with the addition of a second guitarist (Jimmy Dimartino) and two shiny new singles released earlier today. “Wicked…

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