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Tonight: Beams

Tonight Canadian rockers Beams will pack a punch for their show at Mohawk Place. Fresh off the release of their second full-length album Teach Me to Love, the Toronto group has polished up an energy-laden sound best described as psychedelic rock mixed with indie folk and perhaps a small glimpse into the world of bluegrass—the…

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Tonight: The Mountain Goats

Tonight Californian indie veterans The Mountain Goats will be performing in Asbury Hall at Babeville, located on 341 Delaware Ave. The Mountain Goats will certainly come fully equipped with their emotionally resonating, catchy-as-all-get-out melodies and brilliant, folksy lyrics. Chicago-based experimental band Dead Rider will perform the opening set. The doors open at 7 pm.  General…

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Mr. Husband – “DREAMDRIVER”

“DREAMDRIVER” by Mr. Husband, the project led by Maryland songwriter Kenny Tompkins, is a crisp, melodic and affecting tune marked with subtle bits of wistfulness. The track was recorded during a 5-hour live-in-studio session on the day of Tom Petty’s passing, and just like the late, great Petty himself, Mr. Husband is able to craft…

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Native Language – “Lights Across the Water”

“Lights Across the Water” adopts a sound similar to the kind that propped up the catalog of Australian indie forebearers The Go-Betweens decades ago: an elegant, sophisticated melody carries through with clear-cut precision and power. Native Language, the Chicago-based trio behind this here gem, are on the rise and in control of their sound, knowing…

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Frøkedal – “I Don’t Care”

“I Don’t Care,” a new song from Norwegian folk-rock singer-songwriter Anne Lise Frøkedal, is surely as splendid and catchy a little ditty as you’ll come across today, as it expounds a pervading sense of innocence and excitement. It shows shades of She & Him in its playful tone but rocks just a little bit harder….

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Pizzagirl – “Seabirds”

Pizzagirl’s new track “Seabirds” is a serene gift from the multi-talented Liverpool lad who goes by the aforementioned pseudonym. It’s an endlessly fun and listenable but emotional guided journey through a 1980s-influenced soundscape. However, like every intuitive descendent of that culture, Pizzagirl manages to capture something fresh, as the song’s echoing vocals and fresh, shimmying…

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The Gloomies – “Tiger”

“Tiger” by Californian duo The Gloomies starts with a distant but steadily approaching guitar-led melody, which flowers into a thumping beat accompanied by (fittingly) gloomy, reflective lyrics tackling the end of laughter, the breakdown of seemingly everything in one’s life and the feeling of losing stride. The chorus gives off a touch of life amidst…

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Tonight: Space Cubs

Tonight electronic group Space Cubs will carry their tantalizing brand of futuristic experimentation over to Mohawk Place, the venue located at 47 E Mohawk St. in the band’s hometown of Buffalo. The gig will act as a celebration of their newly released EP What iff. For the unfamiliar, Space Cubs specialize in spellbinding vocals encased…

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kvlt daddy releases new album Bones Buried

Bones Buried, the new album from kvlt daddy, is a gripping listen—something for which you must buckle in and brace yourself. The introductory track, “Salt,” is laden with hardcore, heavy metal-influenced riffage, a constant throughout the album. It’s a characteristic, however, that doesn’t run dry in the slightest, and that’s not owing to Bones Buried…

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nomad – “2 flares”

“2 flares,” a fresh-off-the-presses single from New Zealand indie pop band Nomad, is charged up with a certain undeniable zest crossbred with the radio-friendly hooks of Bastille with the raw emotion of The National. The song begins by giving off the feel of a somber piano ballad. Then, in a flash, it blossoms into a…

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