TTB Donntae – “START IT UP 2”

TTB Donntae – “START IT UP 2”

Buffalo-based artist TTB Donntae saw a lack of hip hop percolation in the local rap scene and decided to capitalize on the situation. Bringing in relentless flows, memorable lyrics, and standout delivery all on a bomb-ass beat; allow me to introduce “START IT UP PART...

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Happy Vacation – “Up All Night”

Happy Vacation – “Up All Night”

Buffalo-based trio Happy Vacation delivered their latest smash single, “Up All Night,” just in time for spring break. Bubbly melodies covered with a vibrant fuzzy production are tied in with classic lyrics that embody a simpler time and place - just a few of the many...

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The Safety Meeting – “W1ND^UP”

The Safety Meeting – “W1ND^UP”

Let's take it back to the 90s, the modern day golden era of nostalgia. Shredding through the 716, The Safety Meeting has developed a sonic extract of that golden era on their latest track titled “W1ND^UP.” The hook hollers “if I worked any more or I laughed any less,...

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Medusa – “GET HARD”

Medusa – “GET HARD”

A musician made in Buffalo is no better than a musician made anywhere else, but they sure know how to hit home... Revenge-pop artist Medusa recently made another mark on the city with their experimental anthem “Get Hard.” The range of delivery and melody given...

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Passed Out – Well Enough, For Now

Passed Out – Well Enough, For Now

Buffalo's very own Passed Out released their triplet Well Enough For Now EP via Admirable Traits Records, bearing the vintage vibes of a warm cup of coffee and a flannel on the porch. The intro “Baby Blue” is accompanied by a classically entertaining video that was...

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Scumfire – Trash Film

Scumfire – Trash Film

Scumfire's Spotify bio reads: “Birthed in 2019, became men in 2020. Fueled by Genny and general disdain. No cops allowed, and buddy, believe me when I tell ya, we're gonna know if you're a cop.” If that doesn’t accurately convey what Scumfire is about, then I don't...

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Amateur Hockey Club – “What You Wanted”

Amateur Hockey Club – “What You Wanted”

You can hear the grime being shredded off the guitar in the grudging of Buffalo-based band Amateur Hockey Club's new single, “What You Wanted.” This is a common theme within the music of Amateur Hockey Club, as they radiate the essence of a blacklight in a back-alley,...

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Ian McCuen – Permanent Ending

Ian McCuen – Permanent Ending

The ever-so-gentle acoustic tones of Buffalo based multi-instrumentalist Ian McCuen recently brought closure to their project, Songs of Fleeting Permanence, originally started pre-pandemic in April of 2019. Their latest installment, Permanent Ending, features songs...

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Davey Harris – “Self Saboteur”

Davey Harris – “Self Saboteur”

If you were to ask me what genre Davey Harris (aka David Muntner of Buffalo-based act The Tins) belongs to, I wouldn’t be able to identify it by name. On his latest single, “Self Saboteur,” he walks and swaggers across genres as if he’s walking through a garden. We're...

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Just Ending Now – “Indivisible”

Just Ending Now – “Indivisible”

The production over “Indivisible” must have been the work of a mad wizard atop of a moated castle. Buffalo based artist Jeremy Jermaine Jerome, (aka Just Ending Now) posted this statement along with the release of “Indivisible,” “faith is a measure that know...

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Carmen & Lizzy – “When It Ends”

Carmen & Lizzy – “When It Ends”

Like a pair of voices from the clouds above, Carmen & Lizzy present a divine performance on their latest release, “When it Ends.” The acoustic duo from Buffalo bring out vocals and guitar riffs that are lighter than air and bright enough to pierce the soul. On...

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Hotel Etiquette – “Sounds Like Love”

Hotel Etiquette – “Sounds Like Love”

Sounds Like Love” paints the picture of emo/pop-punk and excludes no details. “We could fuck it up, and if you’re asking me, then it sounds like love...” It's a line that hauntingly holds true to relationships that sink. Hotel Etiquette (aka Mike Hansen & co.)...

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Sons of Luther – “The Wrong Way”

Sons of Luther – “The Wrong Way”

Buffalo-based rock band Sons of Luther released a fresh new single, “The Wrong Way,” on February 1st, and within a week it became their number one song on Spotify. It speaks to the intentional songwriting and the "earwormitis" that comes along with listening to...

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Deadwolf – Deadwolf EP

Deadwolf – Deadwolf EP

It's almost as if five musicians from Buffalo went back in time, taking elements from the sixties, seventies, and eighties, and brought them to July 1st of 2021. Those people are Tyler Mendola, Cody Morse, Bryan Williams, Ken Shockley, and Andy Pothier, aka the...

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Dolly Sods – “tupelogumswamp”

Dolly Sods – “tupelogumswamp”

Hot new gloomy shoegaze band from Buffalo, Dolly Sods is making some literal noise with their debut single “tupelogumswamp.” Comprised of three members of other Buffalo-based bands, Jesse James, Nate Ward, and Andy Pothier, Dolly Sods hit at the very peak of bleak....

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Velvet Bethany – “Teamwork”

Velvet Bethany – “Teamwork”

Movement of the hips guaranteed or your money back! Buffalo based singer-songwriter/producer Allison Mitchell (aka Velvet Bethany) created a peppy tune titled “Teamwork” that will surely jumpstart your heart. Lines like “I feel like I have superpowers” are truly...

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Rafi Bloomberg – “Your Eyes”

Rafi Bloomberg – “Your Eyes”

Listening to Rafi Bloomberg's latest drop “Your Eyes” with your eyes closed is not only meta, it's also borderline dangerous. This sparkly indie-pop jam sounds as if you’re driving through a spiral where both space and time are obsolete. The icy, 80s-esque synthesizer...

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Quit Yourself – “Get Better”

Quit Yourself – “Get Better”

A righteous, twinkly guitar riff alone is enough to perk anyone’s head up. Buffalo-based act Quit Yourself is about to celebrate the first birthday of their double single, Get Better, originally dropped February 28th, 2021. The band is still kicking nowadays,...

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Fake Space – “Cut It Loose”

Fake Space – “Cut It Loose”

Buffalo punk rock band Fake Space held absolutely nothing back in the rebellious banger “Cut it Loose” from their latest EP, Big Money Only (B$O). Released by Triple Hammer Records on November 17th, 2021, B$O serves as a blueprint to learn how to let loose in life....

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Stress Dolls – “Alone”

Stress Dolls – “Alone”

The transparency that Buffalo punk artist Stress Dolls possesses is as evident in her music as it is on social media. The last words in her Spotify bio read, “Currently I’m back in the studio with Marc working on a new release that I hope to get out sometime in...

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Hyperview – “I Used To Be Normal”

Hyperview – “I Used To Be Normal”

The breath of vocalist AJ Newman from pop-punk band Hyperview is frosty enough to give an audience chills. Their most recent addition to their catalog is an EP, I Used to be Normal, featuring a music video for the project's title-track. This was a big leap forward for...

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SPACED – “Spinning”

SPACED – “Spinning”

SPACED is a Buffalo-based hardcore band with a brand new EP that you should be checking out now - they're a veritable supergroup, featuring members of Talking in My Sleep, Funeral Coat, Post Prom, Calloused, and more. They've self-described their new EP as "far-out...

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Sons of Luther Explore “Isolationism”

Sons of Luther Explore “Isolationism”

Batavia post grunge disciples Sons of Luther are back with a lacerating slice of political protest rock right in time for Election Day called "Isolationism" and it takes no prisoners. Recorded in secret at a post industrial location under the strictest safety...

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14 trapdoors Shares “Love” Music Video

14 trapdoors Shares “Love” Music Video

Offbeat hip-hop trio 14 trapdoors has shared music video for the new single "Love," the third single from the group's forthcoming new album Eileen. The laid-back track is complimented by heady visuals via Mi6fit and includes guest verses from DNTWATCHTV and Medusa....

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Elemantra Drops Live Sessions EP

Elemantra Drops Live Sessions EP

Local indie rockers Elemantra are back with their first collection of new tunes in two years with G Camp Live Sessions. Recorded and filmed last fall while camping Seneca Allegheny Territory, the 3-track EP finds the Salamanca foursome continuing to mine the early emo...

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