Tonight: The War on Drugs

Tonight: The War on Drugs

To get to the point, The War on Drugs’ most recent record, Lost in the Dream, is one of the most universally likeable rock records to come out in awhile. It is an early contender for album of the year and will definitely make many top 10 lists barring some sort...
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Know Your Opener: Cheap Girls

Know Your Opener: Cheap Girls

Lester Bangs once wrote, “nothing ever quite dies, it just comes back in a different form.” Now Mr. Bangs could have been talking about a slew of things, however most likely he was speaking of music. Cheap Girls fits right into the quote by the late rock critic. The...
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Tonight: The Hold Steady

Tonight: The Hold Steady

One time I heard the Hold Steady described as “Bar Rock for literates,” and to this day, I think that’s the best description I’ve heard of them. Thoughtful lyrics spoken story-like to the tune of hard-driving indie music with classic rock...
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Tonight: Healing Mary Moser

Tonight: Healing Mary Moser

When one goes to a U2 show you are invariably treated to a sermon (or two) from Bono about people of great importance, usually in far away lands, like Mandela or Aung San Suu Kyi. The last time U2 played Buffalo in 2005 the audience at the HSBC Arena however was...
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Just Announced: Bombay Bicycle Club

Just Announced: Bombay Bicycle Club

Yesterday, proving its never too early to start thinking about summer, Town Ballroom announced that London band Bombay Bicycle Club will be making a stop at the Main St. venue on Saturday, August 2nd. If you are unfamiliar with the act, think of them as a UK version...
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Cut Copy at Town Ballroom (3/25)

Cut Copy at Town Ballroom (3/25)

From the moment they took the stage with a vocal excerpt of Rhythm Control’s classic track “My House” playing faintly, it became clear that Tuesday night’s Cut Copy show at the Town Ballroom would be yet another memorable and celebratory...
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Tonight: Cut Copy w/Jessy Lanza

Tonight: Cut Copy w/Jessy Lanza

Over the last ten years, Cut Copy has been one of the most consistently solid electro-pop acts out there. On last year’s Free Your Mind, the band inflected their sound with an acid house vibe and the result was excellent. Tonight, they will be returning to...
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MS MR and Gang of Youths

MS MR and Gang of Youths

While the most buzzed-about event in our fair city this weekend was undoubtedly the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament games taking place at First Niagara Center, it’s unlikely that anyone had a better time than the folks who were at the Town Ballroom on...
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