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Tonight: Buffalo Rap Round Robin

What began as an annual Baltimore tradition has made its way to Buffalo, where three local acts meet three touring acts for a nonstop rap action in an innovative presentation of music. The Gypsy Parlor hosts tonight’s event, which begins at 9pm. The aim of the Rap Round Robin¬†is to eliminate the “dead air and…

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buffaBLOG Holiday Party Artist Spotlight

Radarada

Who got the jazz? Buffalo’s freshest hip hop outfit Radarada, of course. The unsigned group has a cult following in the 716, and with their blend of jazzy beats, mellow vocals, and sly samples, it’s easy to see why “DayQuil Nyquil” made the blog’s top 20 Buffalo tracks of 2014. The song, from their latest…

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Tonight: DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist

Once upon a time too long ago DJ’s used turntables to maximize flow, records were heard and no one stood; dancing was better and the music was good. There was a young DJ who was misled; he thought a laptop playlist could make him bread. When DJ’s stop creating and start pushing buttons both metaphorically…

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Tonight: Halloween at the Hamlin House

In a monster mashup of epic proportions, Buffalo’s scary-party-throwing veterans OLD FRIENDS, NEW FACES team up with our very own buffaBLOG for one of the city’s favorite Halloween parties. The 21+ event promises an evening of fun, food, dance, and drink, and with free beer (included in the ticket price) flowing til 2am, the drink…

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Artist Spotlight

Heavy Rotation: Rick Jameson

Artists love to have alter egos, and in this case, Spooky Business DJ Rick Jameson has many. If you want to call him by his government name, address him as Sean ‘Seabass’ Heidinger, who by day is the Classified Advertising Director for ¬†Artvoice, a cover not unlike Clark Kent or Peter Parker. At night, however,…

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Girl Talk

Mashup master Girl Talk is so gracious that he thanked *me* for doing this interview, as if the opportunity to talk with the world traveling beatmaker isn’t one of my not-so-secret hopes and dreams. The last time I saw Girl Talk (government name: Gregg Gillis) was on a sweaty summer evening in 2012, so it’s…

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Tonight: Kerfuffle After Party

Hosted at what is quickly becoming my new favorite local music venue, the Kerfuffle afterparty is the perfect way to end your day of outdoor music festivities here in Buffalo. Buffalo Iron Works welcomes everyone 21+ to keep the party going at this free event (make sure you bring your ticket stub from Kerfuffle) that…

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Tonight: Teamwork 2014 The BBQ

Dinner and a show for $10? And some of the proceeds go to a local youth organization? Sign me up. For the third year, Team Radio hosts this event, aimed at bringing the community together one artist and innovator at a time. Chae Hawk is one of Buffalo’s best backpack rappers, and his music with…

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Tonight: Cross Faded Tour f/ World’s Fair & Two-9

Get all the way turnt up tonight at Waiting Room with a fresh lineup of hip hop, brought to you by the good people at After Dark Entertainment. World’s Fair & Two-9 touch down in the Queen City for their Cross Faded tour, bringing their blend of alternative hip hop to the stage, along with…

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Tonight: Jeremy Jermaine Jerome

The theme of tonight’s show is expect the unexpected, and with Buffalo’s favorite avant-garde artist, Jeremy Jermaine Jerome (performing as just ending now), you should expect more than just name confusion. The show, held at Babeville’s Asbury Hall, will be known, for this one magical night, as the lyrics labyrinth. No word on whether there…

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