Staff Picks: Most Anticipated Shows of the Summer

The Public kind of beat us to the punch with its whole “Best Summer Ever” proclamation in this week’s issue, but we have to agree with the paper on this one, at least in a live music sense. Every year, the city’s summer music schedule seems to get better and busier, with bands coming to…

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Album Review

The Tallest Man On Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

“Every day a growlin’ storm, but they’re kind somehow…” chirps Kristian Matsson, or The Tallest Man On Earth as he is so endearingly known, on the title track of his newest record Dark Bird Is Home, his lyrics still soaked with the stoic isolation that so beautifully sets the man apart from his contemporaries. While…

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Tonight: The Tallest Man on Earth

Critically-acclaimed folk artist Kristian Matsson returns to Buffalo tonight as The Tallest Man on Earth. The Swedish musician is fresh off the release of his latest record, Dark Bird is Home, so fans can expect a lot of new material and a heaping helping of old favorites while he is on tour for the first time with…

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Concert Review

The Tallest Man on Earth at Asbury Hall (7/22/15)

Having apologized for not being back to Buffalo for five years, Kristian Matsson recalled his last visit at Babeville: “Last time I was here I played in the basement. I haven’t improved as a person,” he paused. “…but I have friends now.” The Swedish songwriter flashed a proud smirk as he caught the members of…

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Just Announced: The Tallest Man on Earth

Only because ESI seems to be bringing every other musician to town this summer, this morning’s announcement that The Tallest Man on Earth will be returning to Buffalo later this season was not much of a surprise at all. Kristian Matsson will be touring in support of his lush new album, Dark Bird Is Home, and will…

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