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Personal Style – Demo 2019

There is nothing new under the sun. That being said, to express yourself you need to take your influences and make them your own. The fresh-faced Buffalo band of familiar faces, Personal Style, have released their first demo tape, a six song collection of tight punk rock, which they branded as their own. “Total Kontrol,”…

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Tonight: GRLwood

Punk rockers GRLWood are at the 9th Ward tonight to deliver their thoughtful, high energy flavor The duo visits fresh off of their sophomore album release I Sold My Soul To The Devil When I Was 12, a thematic project that touches traditional punk themes while also diving into identity and queerness. Songs build from subdued into scream…

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Buffalo

Cooler Drops New Single “Gentleman”

Buffalo’s favorite Indiemo trio Cooler returns with their newest single “Gentleman.” Their first release since 2018’s Buried EP shows a mature side of the band, with deeply cathartic lyrics that are very catchy. Their previous releases have been very guitar driven, and while that energy still exists, the lush harmonies and textures that are present…

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Album of the Week

Helmsley – East HIlls #1

If you have not yet heard the newest effort by Steak and Cake Records’ foot soldier Helmsley, then you should brace yourself for impact. In the vein of surrealist and expressionistic art, Helmsley wrote East Hills #1, a record full of songs that drastically distort, amplify, and warp traditional musical practices to invoke an emotional…

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Tonight: Hundred Plus Club

You know the deal. Wednesday before Thanksgiving = the #1 going-out night of the year. Nietzsche’s is properly prepared with a loaded card of homegrown indie rock talent to float you through to the holidays. Three-piece Cooler takes the stage fresh off of the release of their sharp-tongued, driving new single “Gentleman.” Hundred Plus Club is bringing their…

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Full Body – Always There

Waste not, want not. If one uses their provisions wisely they will never be in need. Rochester-based band Full Body apply those wise words to their musical prowess, and it resulted for them in a wide ranging new album, Always There. Following their much applauded debut record, What’s Good?, Full Body have created a separate,…

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Tonight: Beach Slang

Philadelphia punk rock faith healers Beach Slang make a welcome return to Buffalo tonight at the Mohawk with local support from Mom Said No and The Eaves. Masterminded by punk auteur and frontman James Alex, Beach Slang keeps the punk flame alive with purposeful yet romantic lyrics, instantly classic riffs, and a healthy dose of…

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Album of the Week

Bold Folly – I Think That It Is Wonderful

Forget the surreal cosmic expanse on the cover of Bold Folly’s I Think That It Is Wonderful– the key setting of the album is far more cramped: the dirty mouth. It’s an image that pops up at least twice, as far as I could decipher from guitarist and vocalist Timothy Zdrojewski’s shouted vocals. First, in…

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Buffalo

Witty Tarbox – “Goodbye Jackie”

One of Buffalo’s most eclectic exports comes in the form of Witty Tarbox – a genre-bending act who is full of left-field energy and pleasant surprises. We’re digging “Goodbye Jackie” – this one is full of bluesy guitar funk with surf flavor, bouncing basslines, and one-of-a-kind vocals barking stream of consciousness lyrics. “Jackie” just might be the…

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New Music

Rynn – “For What It’s Worth”

“For What It’s Worth” is a hazy blend of indie rock energy and atmosphere. Fans of Sylvan Esso, Hazel English, or Angel Olsen will enjoy this new song from Rynn – who layers her gentle vocals over a gently over-driven bass and other indistinct, reverb-drenched flourishes. This one is ultra-chill and, despite the lovely and…

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