Baula – “Santa Fe”

"Santa Fe" is the latest single from Swedish duo Baula, released in anticipation of their debut album Heavy Heart due out later this month. Delightfully dreary and brooding, the bass line is the constant that keeps everything grounded; with wailing guitars...

OG Sole – “DEEP END”

OG Sole’s latest release “DEEP END” starts with a hair-raising string sample. Shortly after, the drums come in heavy, and OG pounces on the instrumental with confidence and style. “DEEP END” has a hard edge and braggish tone as OG raps about grinding on his craft over...

Soft Mothers – Hysterical Love

San Antonio's Soft Mothers (SM) were formed in 2016 by Luis Rocha. Since then, they've released a steady stream of alternative-rock flavored music full of angsty guitar energy, heavily inspired by mid/late '90s and early 2000's post-hardcore and grunge. Their latest...

Hundred Plus Club – “Gobsmacked”

Hundred Plus Club combines intense, often dark, emotions with an upbeat indie rock style that perfectly mixes the negative and positive. It's an easy-to-get-into sound applicable to life’s many uncertainties and in-betweens. In their earlier discography, the group...

puh-GEEZ – LEVELS

If you’re out exploring record shops in Buffalo, you might run into local hip hop artist puh-GEEZ who calls music havens like Soul Stop, Black Dots, and Apples and Oranges his home. He shops for his own enjoyment as well as picks up records for his DJ sets which he...

+/- {Plus/Minus} – “Borrowed Time”

+/- {Plus/Minus} is a band that, until a short while ago, I had never heard of. Together in some way shape or form for the past 20+ (or minus, hehe) years, they've apparently been putting out bangers which now includes their latest, "Borrowed Time". "Borrowed Time"...

Bantams – “Sucralose”

Combining two things that I used to be into and occasionally find myself going back to, fake sugar and wrestling, is not something I thought I'd be writing about in 2024 but here we are. Bantams' latest is "Sucralose" (faux sugar) off of their Turn Heel (wrestling...

Holding Hour – “Parallel Lines”

Holding Hour, the duo formerly known as Elison, is based out of Des Moines, Iowa and "Parallel Lines" is their latest. We've previously covered the band as Elison here at the Blog and we're happy to report that we still enjoy what we're hearing!  Made up of Marissa...

Memorial – “Silver”

UK-based duo Memorial specialize in heartfelt indie folk songs like their latest single, "Silver." A stunning showcase of the band's ear for melody; beautiful harmonies; and a tried-and-true acoustic guitar backbone, "Silver" is beautiful and somber without ever...

LB Beistad – “Dogma”

LB Beistad makes religious trauma sound stunning on the alt-pop of her latest single, "Dogma." Having grown up in rural Tennessee, Beistad's childhood was rather isolated. She discovered a world of beautiful music when her family purchased a computer at age 10 - the...

Taxidermy – “Rot”

Copenhagen's Taxidermy describe their new song, "Rot," as "marked by an unrest, a journey through doubt." Sometimes, a band just knows themselves best, and in the case of this unique act, they've described it perfectly. "Rot" is dark, post-punk at its finest,...

Robbery Club – SHARP AIR / ALONE

Robbery Club is Buffalo-style punk rock done right. The group is hot off a killer set on a stacked show at Casa Di Francesca’s on March 7th, and a debut release of two singles released just a few days prior. It may seem like Robbery Club is coming out of nowhere, but...

MONOMANIAC – Dysphoria / Destined to Question

MONOMANIAC are the youngbloods of Buffalo hardcore. Their latest two-song release, Dysphoria / Destined to Question, solidifies the group’s grimy, cacophonous metallic hardcore style. The first of which, “Dysphoria,” is chugging, meaty-riff metal with tortured and...

Pilot Field – Counterfeits

Pilot Field, Buffalo’s resident 90's to 2000’s nostalgia pop-punkers, are back with their latest release, Counterfeits. For more information on the band check out our last review of their 2023 demo. In summary, a typical Pilot Field song is fast, loud, and catchy. The...

Jovi Skyler – Call It A Day

Last time we checked in with Sydney's Jovi Skyler, we were reviewing the ten-song LP Nothing To Do, full of Jovi's unique blend of punk and psychedelic rock with a fun, raw approach. Having embodied the spirit of the '90s with a DIY twist, we found his music to be...

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes w/ The Defiant and Ultrabomb

The Concert for Jenn w/ Cooler, Slow Animals, and Sonny Baker

Tough Old Bird w/ Bryan Dubay

Roger Bryan and the Orphans w/ Passed Out

Sheer Mag

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Baula – “Santa Fe”

"Santa Fe" is the latest single from Swedish duo Baula, released in anticipation of their debut album Heavy Heart due out later this month. Delightfully dreary and brooding, the bass line is the constant that keeps everything grounded; with wailing guitars...

OG Sole – “DEEP END”

OG Sole’s latest release “DEEP END” starts with a hair-raising string sample. Shortly after, the drums come in heavy, and OG pounces on the instrumental with confidence and style. “DEEP END” has a hard edge and braggish tone as OG raps about grinding on his craft over...

Soft Mothers – Hysterical Love

San Antonio's Soft Mothers (SM) were formed in 2016 by Luis Rocha. Since then, they've released a steady stream of alternative-rock flavored music full of angsty guitar energy, heavily inspired by mid/late '90s and early 2000's post-hardcore and grunge. Their latest...

Hundred Plus Club – “Gobsmacked”

Hundred Plus Club combines intense, often dark, emotions with an upbeat indie rock style that perfectly mixes the negative and positive. It's an easy-to-get-into sound applicable to life’s many uncertainties and in-betweens. In their earlier discography, the group...

puh-GEEZ – LEVELS

If you’re out exploring record shops in Buffalo, you might run into local hip hop artist puh-GEEZ who calls music havens like Soul Stop, Black Dots, and Apples and Oranges his home. He shops for his own enjoyment as well as picks up records for his DJ sets which he...

+/- {Plus/Minus} – “Borrowed Time”

+/- {Plus/Minus} is a band that, until a short while ago, I had never heard of. Together in some way shape or form for the past 20+ (or minus, hehe) years, they've apparently been putting out bangers which now includes their latest, "Borrowed Time". "Borrowed Time"...

Bantams – “Sucralose”

Combining two things that I used to be into and occasionally find myself going back to, fake sugar and wrestling, is not something I thought I'd be writing about in 2024 but here we are. Bantams' latest is "Sucralose" (faux sugar) off of their Turn Heel (wrestling...

Holding Hour – “Parallel Lines”

Holding Hour, the duo formerly known as Elison, is based out of Des Moines, Iowa and "Parallel Lines" is their latest. We've previously covered the band as Elison here at the Blog and we're happy to report that we still enjoy what we're hearing!  Made up of Marissa...

Memorial – “Silver”

UK-based duo Memorial specialize in heartfelt indie folk songs like their latest single, "Silver." A stunning showcase of the band's ear for melody; beautiful harmonies; and a tried-and-true acoustic guitar backbone, "Silver" is beautiful and somber without ever...

LB Beistad – “Dogma”

LB Beistad makes religious trauma sound stunning on the alt-pop of her latest single, "Dogma." Having grown up in rural Tennessee, Beistad's childhood was rather isolated. She discovered a world of beautiful music when her family purchased a computer at age 10 - the...

Taxidermy – “Rot”

Copenhagen's Taxidermy describe their new song, "Rot," as "marked by an unrest, a journey through doubt." Sometimes, a band just knows themselves best, and in the case of this unique act, they've described it perfectly. "Rot" is dark, post-punk at its finest,...

Robbery Club – SHARP AIR / ALONE

Robbery Club is Buffalo-style punk rock done right. The group is hot off a killer set on a stacked show at Casa Di Francesca’s on March 7th, and a debut release of two singles released just a few days prior. It may seem like Robbery Club is coming out of nowhere, but...

MONOMANIAC – Dysphoria / Destined to Question

MONOMANIAC are the youngbloods of Buffalo hardcore. Their latest two-song release, Dysphoria / Destined to Question, solidifies the group’s grimy, cacophonous metallic hardcore style. The first of which, “Dysphoria,” is chugging, meaty-riff metal with tortured and...

Pilot Field – Counterfeits

Pilot Field, Buffalo’s resident 90's to 2000’s nostalgia pop-punkers, are back with their latest release, Counterfeits. For more information on the band check out our last review of their 2023 demo. In summary, a typical Pilot Field song is fast, loud, and catchy. The...

Jovi Skyler – Call It A Day

Last time we checked in with Sydney's Jovi Skyler, we were reviewing the ten-song LP Nothing To Do, full of Jovi's unique blend of punk and psychedelic rock with a fun, raw approach. Having embodied the spirit of the '90s with a DIY twist, we found his music to be...

Nick Kivlen of Sunflower Bean

You probably wouldn't wholly believe me if I told you that Sunflower Bean, based out of Brooklyn, NY, has existed for a measly two-years-and-some-change and that all three members have either just broken into their 20's or are about to cross that landmark threshold...

The Naturalists

And to start your weekend off in a good way, we present to you the next installment of buffaBLOG Sessions. This time around, with the Naturalists. Craig Perno heads the band with twin brother Travis on the drums, accompanied by bassist Zach Russel. They’ve amassed a...

Intrepid Travelers

If you’re familiar with Intrepid Travelers, you probably know Jerry or have at least unknowingly been exposed to his presence. Jerry, a stuffed rainbow-striped monkey, functions as an unofficial mascot and source of spirited inspiration for the band. When I ask them...

The Wombats

It was eight years ago the Wombats burst onto the scene, just fresh-faced youngsters at the time armed with roaring guitars, hooks galore, and a cheeky sense of humor to them. Since then, the band's sound and popularity have only grown, with the group experimenting...

John Paul Pitts of Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood's career kind of seems like a one giant surfing metaphor. They hit the ground running in 2010 with the help of the CMJ Music Marathon and have continued to tour and consistently release quality material since then. From playing huge bills like the ATP...