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Tonight: Speakerfire

It’s hard to believe that it’s been eight long years since Speakerfire last graced a stage in Buffalo, NY. Their distinct brand of alternative rock is stuffed full of pitch-shifted guitar noise and late-aughts emo sentiment, which made them a mainstay in the Buffalo music scene a decade ago. With support from fellow Buffalo rockers…

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The Traditional – The Queen of Heaven

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard from Buffalo trio The Traditional. Their previous effort was a 10-song monster full of lyrical curses and sharp edges delivered through a haze of second-hand smoke. Last year, the trio headed back into the studio (with GCR wizard Jay Zubricky) and came out with the well-crafted, six-song The Queen of…

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Tonight: The Traditional

Buffalo’s own The Traditional are back on home turf in honor of their latest album release. The band is celebrated as an angst-ridden, emo alt-rock ray of hope for the Western NY music scene, honing in on an organic, authentic sound that’s often hard to come by. The trio holds true to the ideal of…

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Tonight: Taking Back Saturday (Vol. IV)

Tonight Milkie’s plays host to our quarterly-ish installment of emo night, a night where you get to re-live your trips to the mall and dive headfirst back into your Live Journal. This session features four DJs taking over three slots: Derek Neuland (BuffaloShows.net), brothers Cory and Brett Perla (The Public/Mutual Friends), and Jon Coric (The…

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Tonight: The Traditional CD Release

In case you missed our Album of the Week nod, tonight is your best chance to figure out what The Traditional is all about. On second thought, The Traditional actually is that hard to figure out – it’s passionate, simple emo music in the same vein as Bayside or Taking Back Sunday. Tonight’s show celebrates…

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The Traditional Announce Signing to Anchor Eighty Four Records

Buffalo’s own The Traditional have announced that they have inked a deal with Los Angeles-based Anchor Eighty Four Records. This welcome announcement comes after the band spent a large majority of last year touring in support of their debut EP. It seems like the countless weekend dates and the full-US tour have really paid off….

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The Traditional – How To Live Without Blood

“So I’ll sort through the shorts of this ashtray of my past and smoke one for every time I was happy… I’ll smoke one if I’m lucky.” Harsh, maybe… But it’s just one of many curses that fill How To Live Without Blood, the latest release from Buffalo’s own The Traditional. Singer/bassist Anthony Musior is no…

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Tonight: Title Fight

For the second stop on their Fall 2015 headlining tour, Wilkes-Barre emo stalwarts Title Fight will be slinging their melodic post-hardcore bliss from the stage of the Studio at Waiting Room tonight. The band’s latest release, February’s Hyperview, takes on a guitar-driven, shoegaze-ish approach—something of a departure from the quartet’s hard-hitting pop-punk of yesteryear. Call…

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The Traditional Posts Somewhere Sessions

Our buddies in The Traditional are in a pretty permanent state of touring. This time around, their travels brought them, well… somewhere, where they performed an acoustic song for the Somewhere Sessions crew. They chose “My Brother Is The Sea” from their debut full-length, How To Live Without Blood, which came out earlier this year on Anchor…

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Herd Fest Showcase Spotlight

Quiet Country Audio

If you follow buffaBLOG at all, you should be familiar with Quiet Country Audio. Although it functions as a full-blown recording studio, the men at QCA specialize in high-quality live video sessions of local and national bands. As one of our curators for Herd Fest, they have picked several local artists (and one out-of-towner) with QCA…

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