The rebirth of Larkinville over the past five years has been a beautiful thing to witness. The once desolate business park in Larkin Square has become a hub for life and culture, and has even inspired the birth of further restaurants and bars in the area.

Adding to the life in Larkinville is this summer’s Live in Larkin concert series which has showcased a plethora of local talent throughout the summer. That said, I’d be remiss if I didn’t stress just how special tonight’s showcase is, featuring two of Buffalo’s best acts in Applennium and the Tins.

If you haven’t been lucky enough to hear Applennium, then you’ve missed out on perhaps the most intriguing bands in Buffalo. The band’s songs are rich with layers and harmonies, inventive but still completely melodic. Applennium is one of those groups that’s garnered a lot of local praise despite its limited live appearances, so be sure not to miss this opportunity.

Meanwhile, if you’ve been living in Buffalo and haven’t heard of the Tins, then that’s a problem you genuinely need to fix. The local pop trio have inspired apt comparisons to the Shins and Peter Bjorn and John thanks to its tight and lush pop sounds. The band has even recieved buzz from press outlets like the NME and Paste Magazine over the years and are on the verge of a breakthrough moment. Lots of bands can write a pop song, but few can write hooks as ferociously infectious as this band.

If you ever wondered just how good the Buffalo music scene could get, tonight is your chance to find out. Music begins at just after 5pm.