If you follow buffaBLOG at all, you should be familiar with Quiet Country Audio. Although it functions as a full-blown recording studio, the men at QCA specialize in high-quality live video sessions of local and national bands. As one of our curators for Herd Fest, they have picked several local artists (and one out-of-towner) with QCA sessions under their belts. Their showcase will be held on June 20th at DBGB’s beginning at 10pm and mostly features bands from the emo and pop punk spectrum.

Ghost House is QCA’s pick from NJ and fits in nicely with the other emo/punk heavyweights from Buffalo. Cedar Kites is next up, reminiscent of Brand New and Balance and Composure. Rust Belt Lights is the punkiest of the bunch, riding fast tempos and crunchy guitars. The Traditional are just coming off finishing their new album, and will probably have plenty of new, heavily-emotional material to show off. Wrapping up the night are the wild card of the night, Sleepy Hahas, who throw a little bit of psychedelics into the mix.

Remember! Presale all-access bracelets are currently available to purchase for $20 at the blog’s Big Cartel page (http://buffablog.bigcartel.com/), in addition to Black Dots and Spiral Scratch. All-access bracelets will only be available for presale purchase. Showcase covers will be $5 per venue on each night otherwise.