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Tonight: Ian Sweet

Tonight Los Angeles by way of Boston indie rockers Ian Sweet rolls through the Mohawk with fellow Angeleno art rock quartet Young Jesus, and recently reconstituted local duo and blog favorites Ugly Sun. Ian Sweet, aka Jilian Medford, is touring in support of her freshly released sophomore effort Crush Crusher, a powerful, fiercely emotional, and…

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Tonight: Slaughter Beach, Dog

Philly act Slaughter Beach, Dog (who you might also recognize as Jake Ewald from emo kingpins Modern Baseball) is strolling through Buffalo tonight. Full of easy-going riffs and a sunny disposition, Slaughter Beach, Dog takes the kitschy Modern Baseball approach and soaks it in indie-rock/folk sentiment. Support tonight comes from fellow Philly power-pop duo Gladie and local…

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Tonight: Ugly Sun

Show up to Mohawk Place in downtown Buffalo tonight for an electrifying grassroots rock and roll show that’s sure to blow out both the speakers and your eardrums. Headlining, and celebrating a 2-year anniversary, is Buffalo’s Ugly Sun. This thrilling trio plays an intoxicating form of raw indie rock that’s wrought with emotion and isn’t…

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Tonight: Made Violent

You hear a lot of talk these days about rock being dead. It’s a very fashionable thing to say, based on “diminished market share” or the lineup and crowd sizes at Coachella, but at the local and underground level we know better. Yes it’s true that the local scene isn’t particularly well supported by Western…

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Tonight: Good In The Dark

Tonight Good In The Dark hits up Milkie’s on Elmwood with support from local grunge rock heroes Ugly Sun and Nylon Otters. Hailing from Harrisburg PA,  Good In The Dark specializes in a moody and sexy take on New Wave, with bassist lead vocalist Heather Perry occasionally channeling the legendary Francoise Hardy to tremendous effect….

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Tonight: Mutual Friends

Tonight  Mutual Friends and Ugly Sun will surely rock the Lockhouse Distillery & Bar off its framework. The establishment is located at 41 Columbia St. in Buffalo. The balance of local garage group Ugly Sun’s high-octane rush of punk and the atmospheric dreaminess of their fellow Buffalo natives, the synth-pop luminaries in Mutual Friends, will…

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Ugly Sun Drops Fresh Single “LITTLE SISTER”

In time for your holiday shenanigans, local garage punks Ugly Sun have graced us with a new single by the name of “LITTLE SISTER” and an accompanying lyric video that’s funny and trippy as all hell. A skull crushing ode to making time with somebody’s little sister (probably yours), there’s something eternal and timeless within Trey…

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Tonight: Humble Braggers

Armed with some new tunes, synth pop heroes Humble Braggers headline an insanely stacked, can’t miss show tonight at Nietzsche’s that features some of the region’s best bands.  It’s a red hot Buffalo/Rochester showcase, with our friends KOPPS and The Demos representing for the 585, with KOPPS rocking their ever satisfying trashy electropop and The…

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Tonight: Ugly Sun

A night of heavy and hard charged music is in store for visitors to Sewing Souls Studios. Ugly Sun headlines a set of four acts in celebration of the release of their new EP Painted Post, with support from two up-and-coming  local groups and touring rockers Retirement Party. Ugly Sun’s offers a brand alt rock…

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Ugly Sun – Painted Post

Local garage rock  trio Ugly Sun have wrapped up an impressive first year in existence with an excellent EP in Painted Post that’s a perfect summation of what this band, and the Rust Belt rock revival they’re part of, are all about. Anchored by Trey Hollowood’s post rock-guitar heroics, the sharp and insistent drums of…

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