With temperatures reaching the mid-60s, today offers Buffalo’s first real taste of spring this year. And I couldn’t think of a more perfect bill to celebrate the dawn of the new season than that at Curly’s (note: not the Lackawanna restaurant) tonight.
The bill is headlined by Portland-natives, Divers. The band has made a huge impact in its home city, know for raucous live shows and is fresh off the release of the impressive new album, Hello Hello. Divers has an Americana punk sound that reflects artists like the Gaslight Anthem, Ted Leo, and Okkervil River, perfect anthemic rock for such a summery day.
Divers will also be joined by a trio of local acts. First off, the melodic retro-punkers, Unwelcome Guests, who are playing their last show before embarking on a West Coast tour. Also make sure to get there early for the lo-fi slacker rock sounds of Difficult Night, whose recent work sounds reminiscent of Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain-era Pavement and is one of Buffalo’s most promising rising bands. Finally, we have Wolf, a three piece who just dropped its latest EP, It’s Electric. The EP has a definite 90s alt-pop sound to it and lead single, “Infectious,” is every bit the title suggests.
It’s one of the most impressive line-ups I’ve seen in awhile, so make sure to get down to Curly’s. Doors are at 6pm and cover is just $5