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Tonight: Shonen Knife

Tonight, legendary Japanese pop punk institution Shonen Knife return to Buffalo for  a show at The Studio at Waiting Room. Their sixth show locally in eight years, the love between this area and these mighty heroines from Osaka is real as they bring their USA Ramen Adventure 2017 to town now that we’ve properly embraced ramen thanks…

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Tonight: Operators

Tonight Canadian New Wavers Operators make a stop in Buffalo with blog favorites Humble Braggers for a night of synthed out electronic bliss and tasteful ass shaking. One of the many projects Dan (Wolf Parade, Divine Fits) Boeckner has going at any given moment, Operators released their terrific debut Blue Wave last year. Recorded in…

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Tonight: Rubblebucket

Of the handful of bands that I consistently recommend seeing live, Rubblebucket has held a spot on my list since I first saw them in 2014. I’m convinced that most upbeat, dance groove-driven bands translate well to a crowd of people in terms of energy, but man oh man, does this one take energetic to…

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Tonight: SURVIVE

Halloween’s not quite over yet for Buffalo this year. In a pretty damn good year of shows one of the most surprising and pleasing gets of 2016 is After Dark Entertainment’s bringing Austin TX electronic band SURVIVE to the Waiting Room tonight. SURVIVE has had an interesting and probably thrilling 5 months due in no…

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Tonight: Chon

Guitar lovers rejoice as instrumental math rock quartet Chon is set to take the stage at the Studio at Waiting Room later on tonight. Known for incredible, flashy guitar work and a groove heavy style of math rock inspired instrumentals, the San Diego bred group is sure to have the audience in awe as the…

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Tonight: H20

H20 has got that P.M.A. The legendary NYC hardcore punk band, known for their high energy anthems, pile-on singalongs, and absolutely bananas live shows, have been kicking around for over 20 years, spreading the gospel of “positive mental attitude” wherever they go. Led by outspoken vocalist Toby Morse, it’s no wonder H20 are celebrated in…

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Tonight: Unearth

I’m going out on a limb and putting my metal credibility on the line here with this next statement. Unearth is the single greatest metalcore band that has ever existed. Follow me on this one. Devastating breakdowns. Check. Dual guitar attacks that will haunt your thoughts for days. Check. Blistering leads. Oh yea, they’re there. Pantera-Groove….

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PUP at the Studio at Waiting Room (2/11/16)

“It’s really cool to see you all here, because the last time we played Buffalo, we played to like 17 people in a giant amphitheater,” PUP vocalist/guitarist Stefan Babcock addressed the crowd a few songs into the band’s already raucous set last night at the Studio at Waiting Room.  It is clear that Warped Tour was to blame here…

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Tonight: Cheap Girls

Michigan three-piece Cheap Girls have mastered the “throwback” feel. Their quintessential nostalgia-pop-punk sound is completely accessible but manages to maintain a characteristic garage-esque untidiness. There is a palpable earnestness in everything from the vocals to the slushy guitar parts that makes each and every song so inviting. In it’s most simple form, it’s feel good…

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Darwin Deez at the Studio at Waiting Room (12/11/15)

Fresh off their new release Double Down, NYC pop artist Darwin Deez rolled through Buffalo on his latest tour through the US. With a set consisting of both new and old material, Darwin Deez managed to keep the crowd dancing throughout their whole set. Check out some pictures from their set below, and click here for…

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