Berry & Balloon Twister – “Dream Tangerine”

Berry & Balloon Twister teamed up for this blissful, psyched-out take on jangle pop that they're calling "Dream Tangerine." There's something that reminds us of the late 90s on this one (think New Radicals or The Sundays) - sparkly guitar leads and nimble bass...

MAYA LUCIA – “numb or something”

MAYA LUCIA walks the line between beauty and cacophony on her latest, "numb or something." There's no ignoring that big "ugly" chord in the progression here (we use that term lightly), but the commitment to beauty-in-ugliness is what makes "numb" truly magical....

Range Life – “TRUCKS”

"TRUCKS," the new jam from Range Life, plods along with so much pleasant indie folk energy, you'd assume songwriter Mike Chiarappa was from the Midwest or Arizona... or something. Instead, this seasoned New Jersey native fooled us with the tasteful use of plucky banjo...

Crystal Rose – “Thought I’d Say”

There's something to be said about love songs - there's a fine line between ultra-sappy and ultra-relatable, and we think Crystal Rose struck a sweet spot with her latest offering, "Thought I'd Say." Crystal plainly states the things she likes about her man in a...

S-X – “It’s Over Now”

A new pop sensation by the name S-X has actually been percolating in the game for quite some time in the production department, but he clearly has more in mind. S-X dropped stunning visuals over the last single, “It’s Over Now,” for his debut album titled things...

Mamalarky – “Mythical Bonds”

Mamalarky mean business; you can hear it on their latest single, "Mythical Bonds." It's a part of their latest group endeavor, the sophomore full-length Pocket Fantasy, that they went all-in on... 3/4 of the band uprooted their lives to move into a shared space...

Marc DiNero – “The Gr8st”

As a tribute to both the OG and himself, the Louisville-based MC known as Marc DiNero portrayed the great Muhammad Ali in his latest single, “The GR8ST.” The video has the both the quality & energy of a modern day Rocky Movie, not to mention Marc going just as...

Bolinas – “U.L.B”

Journeyman Bolinas found his way from Kansas, to Seattle, to LA, with lots of musical gusto and catastrophic life experience in tow. You can hear the amalgamation of these events in latest single, "U.L.B" - the mid-tempo slog (in a good way!) sounds like the work of a...

Far West – “Someday”

Santa Cruz-based act Far West is helping us power through the dog days of summer with their fizzy new jam, "Someday." With twinkly guitar flourishes, fuzzy synth flavor, and reverbed-out vocals, this one feels like it was made for hazy summer days, either poolside or...

dani mack – “fleabag”

"God forgive me for the things I've done" - an omnirelatable sentiment from dani mack (aka Baylee Barrett). Anyone from a small town can relate to the sometimes oppressive nature of their upbringing, something Barrett deals with perfectly in this sassy kiss-off to the...

TEEN BLUSH – “Other Faces”

We think you're going to like the latest single from TEEN BLUSH - recorded purposely in a stream-of-consciousness fashion, "Other Faces" has the twitchy, neurotic feel of something that comes straight from a fit of anxiety. Baritone vocals, mile-a-minute bass, and...

Ellur – “Close To You”

UK-based act Ellur caught our ears with the slow burn intensity of her latest single, "Close To You." The lyrical content of coping with rejection and craving validation pairs perfectly with the guitar-driven musical backbone, building from a heartfelt opening to...

WILDES – “Far and Wide”

WILDES (aka the solo-project of London-based singer/songwriter Ella Walker) is fresh off the release of her debut album, Other Words Fail Me... She caught our ears with the lightly bubbling indie pop of single "Far and Wide." Her excellent vocals give off an...

Wombo – “7 of Cups”

Last time we checked in with the dark energy of Louisville trio Wombo, we were praising their single, "One of These." They're back with another dirge, full of intentionally sour-sounding notes (e.g. Pile) and haunting vocals, this time called "7 of Cups." It's...

Blue Cove – “Soothe”

We're loving the energy coming out of Blue Cove, especially on latest single, "Soothe." The Chicago-based duo offer a modern take on 2000s emo/pop-punk - with plenty of spring-loaded guitar riffs and catchy, impassioned vocals, this would fit comfortably on any...

West Ferry w/ Space Wolves, Pine Fever

The Dear Hunter

Harmonica Lewinski w/ Deadwolf, Tiny the Dream

Jack White

Thursday w/ Anthony Green

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Berry & Balloon Twister – “Dream Tangerine”

Berry & Balloon Twister teamed up for this blissful, psyched-out take on jangle pop that they're calling "Dream Tangerine." There's something that reminds us of the late 90s on this one (think New Radicals or The Sundays) - sparkly guitar leads and nimble bass...

MAYA LUCIA – “numb or something”

MAYA LUCIA walks the line between beauty and cacophony on her latest, "numb or something." There's no ignoring that big "ugly" chord in the progression here (we use that term lightly), but the commitment to beauty-in-ugliness is what makes "numb" truly magical....

Range Life – “TRUCKS”

"TRUCKS," the new jam from Range Life, plods along with so much pleasant indie folk energy, you'd assume songwriter Mike Chiarappa was from the Midwest or Arizona... or something. Instead, this seasoned New Jersey native fooled us with the tasteful use of plucky banjo...

Crystal Rose – “Thought I’d Say”

There's something to be said about love songs - there's a fine line between ultra-sappy and ultra-relatable, and we think Crystal Rose struck a sweet spot with her latest offering, "Thought I'd Say." Crystal plainly states the things she likes about her man in a...

S-X – “It’s Over Now”

A new pop sensation by the name S-X has actually been percolating in the game for quite some time in the production department, but he clearly has more in mind. S-X dropped stunning visuals over the last single, “It’s Over Now,” for his debut album titled things...

Mamalarky – “Mythical Bonds”

Mamalarky mean business; you can hear it on their latest single, "Mythical Bonds." It's a part of their latest group endeavor, the sophomore full-length Pocket Fantasy, that they went all-in on... 3/4 of the band uprooted their lives to move into a shared space...

Marc DiNero – “The Gr8st”

As a tribute to both the OG and himself, the Louisville-based MC known as Marc DiNero portrayed the great Muhammad Ali in his latest single, “The GR8ST.” The video has the both the quality & energy of a modern day Rocky Movie, not to mention Marc going just as...

Bolinas – “U.L.B”

Journeyman Bolinas found his way from Kansas, to Seattle, to LA, with lots of musical gusto and catastrophic life experience in tow. You can hear the amalgamation of these events in latest single, "U.L.B" - the mid-tempo slog (in a good way!) sounds like the work of a...

Far West – “Someday”

Santa Cruz-based act Far West is helping us power through the dog days of summer with their fizzy new jam, "Someday." With twinkly guitar flourishes, fuzzy synth flavor, and reverbed-out vocals, this one feels like it was made for hazy summer days, either poolside or...

dani mack – “fleabag”

"God forgive me for the things I've done" - an omnirelatable sentiment from dani mack (aka Baylee Barrett). Anyone from a small town can relate to the sometimes oppressive nature of their upbringing, something Barrett deals with perfectly in this sassy kiss-off to the...

TEEN BLUSH – “Other Faces”

We think you're going to like the latest single from TEEN BLUSH - recorded purposely in a stream-of-consciousness fashion, "Other Faces" has the twitchy, neurotic feel of something that comes straight from a fit of anxiety. Baritone vocals, mile-a-minute bass, and...

Ellur – “Close To You”

UK-based act Ellur caught our ears with the slow burn intensity of her latest single, "Close To You." The lyrical content of coping with rejection and craving validation pairs perfectly with the guitar-driven musical backbone, building from a heartfelt opening to...

WILDES – “Far and Wide”

WILDES (aka the solo-project of London-based singer/songwriter Ella Walker) is fresh off the release of her debut album, Other Words Fail Me... She caught our ears with the lightly bubbling indie pop of single "Far and Wide." Her excellent vocals give off an...

Wombo – “7 of Cups”

Last time we checked in with the dark energy of Louisville trio Wombo, we were praising their single, "One of These." They're back with another dirge, full of intentionally sour-sounding notes (e.g. Pile) and haunting vocals, this time called "7 of Cups." It's...

Crooner – “Better Ways”

Crooner from our kinda-neighbor city Erie, PA, caught our ears with their latest offering, "Better Ways." Self-described as "nostalgia-pop," the trio brings acoustic-driven indie folk flavors with omnipleasant bass and drum accompaniments. On top of it all is a...

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...