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Tonight: Laveda

Tonight your dreams will become real when Allentown’s Nietzsche’s hosts a very fine bill of lo-fi indie featuring Albany’s Laveda, Coral Collapse, and Michael Heubusch. Straight out of the Capital Districts and directly into your subconscious, Laveda (Ali Genevich, Jake Brooks) is shoegazey fun with a bit of British New Wave and M83 and thus ideal…

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Tonight: Beck

One of the summer’s most interesting outdoor amphitheater tours featuring some of indie rocks biggest bands rolls through WNY tonight when Darien Lake hosts Beck, Spoon, Cage The Elephant and Sunflower Bean.  At this point Beck and Spoon are straight up elder statesmen, with the legendary Angelino prepping his fourteenth… yes fourteenth album Hyperspace, while…

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Rochester

Able Bodies Drop Video For “#summer (Hashtag Summer)”

Rochester feel good electro funk duo Able Bodies are back with a new single and video by the name of “#summer(Hashtag Summer)” that is a whole mood and the definition of slow burning, sexy summer fun. The Able Bodies (Eli Flynn and John Viviani) have been building up some mojo over the last few years but on…

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Tonight: Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts

Tonight NYC anti-folk punk poet laureate Jeffrey Lewis and his band Los Bolts will be headlining an excellent lineup at beloved DIY space Sugar City featuring Welks Mice, Hop Hop, and Derick Evans and the Dream Beam Magic Team. A noted writer, graphic artist, and quasi spiritual heir to downtown intellectual singer songwriter luminaries  like…

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Tonight: The Regrettes

Up-and-coming California buzz band The Regrettes pass through the City of Good Neighbors tonight at The Leopard Lounge with fellow Californians Hot Flash Heat Wave. The Regrettes, fronted by the irrepressible and excellently named Lydia Night, came up out of the LA punk scene full of righteous fury, brutal honesty, and a sharp ear for…

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Album of the Week

Space Cubs – The 4th Age

The future is always now for Buffalo avante-garde electronica outfit Space Cubs, and on their first full length LP The 4th Age the intrepid trio find themselves confronting their future, uncertainty, and immense potential head on, with some inspiring results. Haunting and otherworldly, “The End Seems Easier” is some quintessential Space Cubs, an icy and tightly…

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Tonight: The Flaming Lips

Internationally beloved psych rockers The Flaming Lips return to Western New York tonight at Artpark along with the also returning Lennon Claypool Delirium and Particle Kid. The Lips, led by core members Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, and Michael Ivins, are practically locals by this point, having recorded everything they’ve put out since 1989 just outside…

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Tonight: The Growlers

Tonight California beach goth rockers  The Growlers grace the Asbury Hall stage at Babeville with genre and gender defying Diane Coffee. Busting straight out of the OC, The Growlers channel classic surf punk with a beguilingly dark sensibility that’s earned them a passionate following, an indie patron saint in the form of Julian Casablancas, and their very…

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Tonight: A House Safe For Tigers

WNY rock classicists A House Safe For Tigers celebrate the release of their lovely sophomore album tonight at The Mohawk with The Guilty Few and Which Witch. Fans of beloved psych rockers The Flaming Lips (who pass through the area next weekend) and Mercury Rev as well as late 90’s Wilco and solo Paul Weller will…

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Tonight: The Vaughns

There’s a growing consensus that the future of rock music is female, and that future happens tonight at the Mohawk when New Jersey garage indie rockers The Vaughns roll through town with a stop at The Mohawk with Clever Girls plus Velvet Bethany and Halo Nellie. Hailing from Springfield, NJ, The Vaughns bring together grunge, blues,…

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