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Tonight: Built to Spill

There’s just nothing wrong with Built to Spill. The long running indie band is possibly the best thing to come out of Boise, Idaho besides my penpal and I guess the potato. Town Ballroom will once again host this important act tonight as the group tours for its eighth studio album Untethered Moon, which dropped this…

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Tonight: Pawns

New York City’s Pawns and Rochester’s Hot Mayonnaise  will be bringing down the house at Sugar City tonight. Headliners Pawns sounds like a modern day Bauhaus channeling cool rockers with contemporaries like Perfect Pussy, Institute, and the latest from Ceremony. Nihilistic and anti establishment, Pawns vibe is very cool. Not to be overlooked is Hot Mayonnaise,…

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Tonight: Stiff Little Fingers

Grandfathers of punk Stiff Little Fingers take over Town Ballroom tonight with hometown band Governess. SLF formed in Ireland back in 1977 and these hooligans put the punk in punk rock. The band broke up in ‘83 but reformed a couple years later, and have been churning out records ever since with varying line-ups. To be…

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Tonight: Mischief Brew

In 2009, I was listening to a lot of folk punk. I remember emailing Mischief Brew to see if they wanted to play a show at my college. It never came to fruition, but they still have a spot in my heart. This evening at Sugar City, the group, touring from the Philadelphia area, is back,…

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Tonight: ronaldraygun

ronaldraygun is finishing its Buffalo career tonight at Mohawk Place. The band plays spacey and psychedelic rock n’ roll almost reminiscent of Janice Joplin in attitude and sound, but tinged with punk and grunge moments. The departing group will be joined by enigmatic comedian and artist Clayton Williams. Having played together before, hometown classics and Mohawk royalty…

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Tonight: Frank Hurricane

Bring $ or food for bands to Hickory Urban Sanctuary at tonight for an indiscernible gig. Frank Hurricane is less of a tropical storm and more of a wind through a field of wheat. The touring troubadour’s folkster Americana is pure good vibes and will surely feel fully supported by Buffalo acts. Bul Bul Tarang Gang…

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Tonight: Downtown Boys

She’s brown, she’s smart, and she’s leading the saviors we didn’t know we’d been waiting for. This Memorial Day, get pummeled by a wave of political dance-punk from the Victoria Ruiz fronted Downtown Boys at Sugar City. The Providence based unit mixes punk and Spanish with jazzy sax parts to make a dance party that…

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Today: Buffalo Porchfest

Porchfest could very weel bring a community together. It is finally nice outside and it’s a great opportunity to explore the two mile radius of Elmwood Village and Allentown. The fifty-four bands and performers staggered throughout the afternoon on porches all around the neighborhood are eclectic. Leaning heavily toward acoustic, Americana, and stripped down indie…

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Tonight: Full of Hell, The Body, Red Death, and more

Tonight at Sugar City, six bands – Full of Hell, the Body, Buffalo based Gas Chamber/Cages, UK bad boys The Flex, Red Death, and Black Houses – will be bringing a pulverizing bill of sludgy hardcore to the venue’s newly built stage. Red Death, members of DC’s finest, churns out brutal tracks of hardcore thrash…

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The Queers

Mohawk Place is the site for the night’s best punk bill. Long time, Portsmouth punkers, the Queers (an act that’s reminiscent of high school, Screeching Weasel, and juvenile boys who picked on you when they actually liked you), will be rolling through town. The band will be turning out its brand of bratty punk alongside Richie Ramone. Ramone,…

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