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Tonight: Pretoria

Join Grand Rapids act Pretoria as they bring their smooth indie rock stylings through Buffalo this evening. Their tight, springy indie rock is set off by a squiggly synth and beautiful male/female harmonies. Tonight, they’re joined by gypsy rock act hauntedgypsy as well as a slew of local talent including Ekohta, Green Schwinn, and Boney…

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Tonight: Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

Tonight NYC anti-folk punk poet laureate Jeffrey Lewis and his band Los Bolts will be headlining an excellent lineup at beloved DIY space Sugar City featuring Welks Mice, Hop Hop, and Derick Evans and the Dream Beam Magic Team. A noted writer, graphic artist, and quasi spiritual heir to downtown intellectual singer songwriter luminaries  like…

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Tonight: The Regrettes

Up-and-coming California buzz band The Regrettes pass through the City of Good Neighbors tonight at The Leopard Lounge with fellow Californians Hot Flash Heat Wave. The Regrettes, fronted by the irrepressible and excellently named Lydia Night, came up out of the LA punk scene full of righteous fury, brutal honesty, and a sharp ear for…

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Tonight: The Flaming Lips

Internationally beloved psych rockers The Flaming Lips return to Western New York tonight at Artpark along with the also returning Lennon Claypool Delirium and Particle Kid. The Lips, led by core members Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, and Michael Ivins, are practically locals by this point, having recorded everything they’ve put out since 1989 just outside…

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Tonight: The Growlers

Tonight California beach goth rockers  The Growlers grace the Asbury Hall stage at Babeville with genre and gender defying Diane Coffee. Busting straight out of the OC, The Growlers channel classic surf punk with a beguilingly dark sensibility that’s earned them a passionate following, an indie patron saint in the form of Julian Casablancas, and their very…

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Tonight: A House Safe For Tigers

WNY rock classicists A House Safe For Tigers celebrate the release of their lovely sophomore album tonight at The Mohawk with The Guilty Few and Which Witch. Fans of beloved psych rockers The Flaming Lips (who pass through the area next weekend) and Mercury Rev as well as late 90’s Wilco and solo Paul Weller will…

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Tonight: The Vaughns

There’s a growing consensus that the future of rock music is female, and that future happens tonight at the Mohawk when New Jersey garage indie rockers The Vaughns roll through town with a stop at The Mohawk with Clever Girls plus Velvet Bethany and Halo Nellie. Hailing from Springfield, NJ, The Vaughns bring together grunge, blues,…

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Tonight: The Midnight

Tonight Atlanta chillwavers The Midnight brings their epic and hyper evocative synth drenched electronic jams to the Town Ballroom with local support from Armageddon Party. The Midnight is total collaboration featuring Atlanta singer songwriter Tyler Lyle and Danish producer Tim McEwan that results in something like aural virtual reality: hazy, ephemeral synthetic atmospheres that fully immerse the…

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Tonight: KOPPS’ Y2K End Of The World Dance Party

The state of the world got you down? Are all of the trendlines pointing to a big honking anxiety attack? Well get ready to dance away all of your mounting apocalyptic fears away by celebrating and commemorating the last time we all thought the world was going to end, in the one place I want…

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Tonight: Simon Joyner at Silo City Reading Series

Tonight Buffalo post industrial event site and Instagram hot-spot Silo City hosts the latest installment of Just Buffalo Literary Center’s Silo City Reading Series, a multi-disciplinary event featuring local and international artists and musicians plus prolific Omaha-based singer/songwriter and lo-fi legend Simon Joyner. A pillar of the Omaha music scene, Joyner has releasing a steady stream of…

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