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Tonight: Summer Salt

Midway through their 2020 Tour, Summer Salt bring their warm sunny jams to Rec Room tonight. Expect breezy and chill vibes from the Austin band, who seem like they have mastered the art of writing relaxing beach tunes. They released their latest EP Favorite Holiday Vol. 1 this past Christmas Eve. If you’re looking for…

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Buffalo

Zazen Tapes Enters the Scene

Sean Wild has completed another part of the music business portfolio. Known for his work behind the West Side punk act Pink Guitars, Wild decided to venture from behind the cuitar and create his own record label, Zazen Tapes. The label specializes in low quantity cassette tape releases. In November of 2019, Zazen Tapes released…

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Oats Holy Roller – Fear Memorial Park

Music will shed light on what human beings are able to understand, yet unable to articulate. It provides a freeze-frame of circumstances and emotions that fall beyond the English language, and it will present them in a cohesive structure. The genre that routinely delivers the plight of human life in specific time periods, folk has…

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Buffalo

West Ferry Releases New s/t EP

Emo rockers West Ferry just dropped a concise self-titled EP last Friday. Clocking in at just over six minutes, it’s a quick yet impactful listen. Each of the songs has a distinct character; angst. While each had an anthemic quality, the standout was “Forever Home.” The group really seems to have settled on a sound,…

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Shep Treasure – s/t

Sunday morning, a few hours after a long night out, I lay flat on my back in my new, sparsely furnished apartment, the snow-reflected Sunday light streaming through the windows – a big departure from the glass-block filtered sun of a previous basement apartment. I zoned out with my eyes glued to the wall above…

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Tonight: PUP

Canadian punk rockers PUP will be gracing the Asbury Hall stage tonight for a sold out show. Riding the high of the release of their latest record Morbid Stuff, they will surely put on a high-energy show for Buffalo fans. PUP have become a staple in the punk community, with praise from top music magazines….

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Tonight: A Very Special Episode

NYC based post-punks A Very Special Episode headline a bill tonight at Sugar City. Since forming in 2016, the band has channeled the shoegaze energy found in their 2017 release Censored Dreams and embraced a punk aesthetic with their 2018 EP Cut for Time. 2018 also saw the band signing with upstart label Knuckle Down…

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Anxious Kids Make Good People – Good By Nature

The future is uncertain. In the unknown lingers a wide array of possible emotions, which include joy, fear, and doubt. While we put our best foot forward to live in the positive aspects of life, we understand that the negatives are a possibility. Buffalo musician Devin Mullen, who writes and performs under the name Anxious…

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Tonight: Wild Once

Wild Once headlines a night of cathartic emo rock tonight at Mr. Goodbar. Fresh on the heels of their 2019 release Perennials, Wild Once have dropped a new track off their upcoming EP. Their new track “Trophy Girls,” the title track of their forthcoming EP, is an anthemic ode to digital addiction. As lead vocalist…

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Tonight: FOWLS

Angular indie rockers FOWLS make a return to Buffalo tonight, sharing a loaded stage with some of the area’s more notable talents. Hailing from Rochester, FOWLS have been a staple of the 585 local music scene for nearly nine years, which is is kind of like eighteen years in band years. The band’s light and…

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