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Jake Cook – “The Raging Twenties”

Don’t be fooled by Jake Cook‘s shouts – his latest project is actually a poignant analysis of what it means to be a struggling 20 something. In 1:58, “The Raging Twenties” makes use of barely-tuned guitars, a Casio keyboard beat, and disgusting fuzz tones in a sardonic, face-melting look on the adult blues. Fans of…

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Jordan Moe – “Bridges”

Californian solo artist Jordan Moe finally struck out on his own and “Bridges” is what resulted… Good move Jordan! “Bridges” is an ultra-sincere track that makes use of twinkling acoustic guitar, reverby atmospherics, and Jordan’s oh-so-relatable musings about following your dreams and pursuing happiness. Fans of The Front Bottoms, Head North, or early-aughts emo would…

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The Dig – “Simple Love”

The Dig‘s “Simple Love” is quite the jam. The band initially conceived this song as a simple drum and bass session; it has since evolved into something very unique and catchy. The band specifically uses old-fashioned lyrics (think 1950s-style), which is a surprisingly refreshing change of pace. Check them out below. If you “dig” it (pun…

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Metric at the Town Ballroom (9/23/16)

Metric is no stranger to Buffalo. Hailing from Toronto, the indie pop act has played plenty of shows in our area, but none quite as special as the show this past Friday.  Following a venue change from Artpark in Lewiston, the band played a rare and intimate club show at the Town Ballroom.  The band brought their full stage…

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T-Nugget – “Thank You” feat. Z-nac

T-Nugget’s airy “Thank You” is a melodic hip hop fusion that fans of the Toronto music scene are likely to eff with. The crooning genre-bender Nugget talks about good friends, shitty friends, and relationships in general.  He ponders authenticity and intention with lines like “Do they think they’re above you? Do they ever say they…

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Kells Dougie – “95′ Freestyle”

Up-and-comer Kells Dougie can rip off line after line of short, but sweet quips. Case-in-point is in “95′ Freestyle.” Freestyle tracks are great because they have a different type of expectation. Commonly misperceived as having to be “off the top,” a good freestyle really should just be fun and filled with punchlines, and that’s exactly…

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Phillip Bixby – “Favor 2.0” (feat. Monica)

Armed with a voice that cuts you to your core, and subject matter that will have you on your knees, Miami’s Philip Brexby is making genre-bending R&B. Though the former pastor heavily influenced by faith and gospel music, Bixby’s modern pop and electronic sounds have the accessibility of Sam Smith’s wave. Monica provides delicate vocals…

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GROVES – “Swim”

LA-based act GROVES know how to appreciate the simple things in life. “Swim” is all about rejecting materialism in favor of what really matters. Blending spacey guitars, dual harmonized guitars, and upbeat vocals, the band sounds tight, polished, and ready for mainstream acceptance. Fans of Mutemath, Local Natives, or Young The Giant would dig GROVES’…

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Daniel Morones – “He’s In The News Again”

Bringing to mind other morose indie icons Elliott Smith and Murder By Death, Daniel Morones‘ “He’s In The News Again” is a smart commentary on the epidemic of senseless shootings in America. Featuring a stand up bass, a string section, and a strummed mandolin, the song has strong folk vibes that sounds huge and layered underneath Morones’…

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Tonight: Black Lips

Good Bad, Not Evil. It’s the title of one of the Black Lips most popular albums and a pretty good descriptor of the band as a whole. Crass, juvenile, mischievous; they’re the kids in high school that failed every class, weren’t allowed to attend prom, spent the majority of the year planning a senior prank,…

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