Herd Fest day three – another full day of banging musical acts highlighting the best of the best in the WNY region and beyond. Today’s programming spans six of Buffalo’s finest venues. Right about now, you should be lacing up your converse and smoothing your hair to make it to the Record Theatre showcase at 2:00pm. Indie-poppers Good Neighbors, gritty DIY-ers Slowcooker, avant-garde act Lifemusic Mit Andre, songstress Velvet Bethany, and glammy Whiner are all playing today. It’s a $5 cover all across town tonight (unless you have our all-access wristband).
After Record Theatre, Mohawk Place is hosting an early showcase starting at 6:30pm. Spooky rockers FKA SHEDS are starting the night out, followed by lo-fi grungers Nylon Otters, calculated post-punk act Hundred Plus Club, and Rochester garage twang Cantelope. We suggest you snag some dinner and head over – this showcase would be a great way to start off your night.
Dreamland’s showcase could be your next stop – synth wunderkind Brat’ya is kicking things off there at 8:15pm. Buffalo synthpop titans Humble Braggers, chillwave act Titanics, and the scintillating indie rock of M.A.G.S. are there to round out the night. We’ve heard rumors that M.A.G.S. and Humble Braggers have something fun in store for anyone who sticks around.
Milkie’s is sure to be a real treat tonight, featuring a packed evening of fuzzy alternative acts. Fredonia alt-pop act New Masons are coming out swinging at 8:30pm, followed by the bluesy rock of Pilgrims. A one-two punch of wholesome, fuzzy goodness will come from emo-grungers Cooler and Albany’s Slowshine, followed by a finishing uppercut from Passed Out. Nurse your black eye with ghostrockers The Leones, who are capping off the evening with a smooth, ambient set. No more boxing references, we promise.
Allen mainstay Nietzsche’s should be a rip-roaring good time, where psych-rockers Aircraft will start the evening at 10:15pm. Synthy newcomers Mutual Friends, heavy-hitters Bold Folly, and folk punx Mr. Boneless are to follow. Don’t forget about DEWALT STIHL and Heavy Tides who are both playing in-between sets in the front room.
Across the street, DBGB’s is hosting its own excellent showcase, featuring the sick harmonies in Feverbox, who play at 10:30. Brooklyn’s Thick is up next, followed by emo/punk-poppers Super American, who are always good for good riffs and good laughs
Finally, if you’re not yet ready to finish your night out at the Pink, consider returning to Mohawk Place, where Nevada’s Alaska will be kicking off their mini-tour with Del Paxton when they start their late show at 11:40. The Slums are sandwiched between the aforementioned bands. If you’re from Buffalo, you already know how they have a tendency to melt people’s faces.
Head on out to any (or all) of these shows tonight. Support your scene, discover new bands, and maybe get a little lit on this fine Saturday.