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Tonight: Melt-Banana

Japan, it would appear, went off the deep end into wackiness sometime in the 80s; since the 90s, its capitalism-meets-schizophrenia, rampant-consumerist culture has had a disaffected release in┬áMelt-Banana. The Tokyo-based four-piece mixes punk and pop and noise into an wall of WTF cerebral madness, both chaotic and precise, with energetic, melodically barked vocals that sounds…

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crontab -u john Releases GIRLS EP

Not really sure who crontab -u john is, other than that it’s a producer who just relocated to Buffalo from the small island-nation of Canada, but I am super high on his recently released Girls EP. Perhaps knowing that I’m wildly desensitized to boring regular indie rock and can only get off on weird shit…

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Tonight: Hot Date

If getting your brain guts all twisted up is something you’re into tonight, we’d like to suggest checking out Hot Date at Dreamland. Seeking to free the upright bass from the strict role of accompaniment, this NYC duo uses the instrument as a centerpiece to weave convoluted sonic textures. Sometimes minimal and straight-forward, then at…

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Tonight: Party at the Polish Library

Over the last couple years, a weird thing’s happened in the Buffalo music scene: a ton of mid-level rock music clubs closed. With the departure of long-time staples like Mohawk Place, Soundlab, The Vault, and even, like, that place that used to be Blue Monk, most area bands and promoters have been forced to shoot…

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