more by Christopher John Treacy
[INDIE] Two of Buffalo’s finest bands will rock the Lockhouse Distillery on Friday, January 12.
[AMERICANA] CALICO (which is purposefully stylized in all caps) is short for “California Country,” a fitting moniker for this duo born of both personal and musical roots in the Golden State.
[ROCK] From the rustic Vermont environs that launched their careers to the California digs they now call home base, The Devil Makes Three has earned its merit as a staple of the Americana movement that’s served as the most authentic modern avenue for country-folk hybrids.
[INDIE] Nothing really prepares you for Canadian oddball beardo Ben Caplan’s musical presentation, which is folk-based with elements of various traditional ilks, including Klezmer.
[PERFORMANCE] Barely two years ago, when Tony Conrad passed away in nearby Cheektowaga at the age of 76, he left behind a sizable legacy of fringe art in addition to a teaching career in Media Studies at UB that’d lasted some 40 years.
[INDIE] Local emo-enthused bunch, Passed Out, brings some pop orderliness to their punky crunch, which keeps the tunes bouncy and tight—in full evidence on their newly released EP, The Aforementioned and How It Pertains to Absolutely Nothing, which will likely dominate...
[INDIE] It’s that time of year when local lineups dominate the calendar at pretty much all venues, so it’s a good thing that Buffalo has lots of talent—both established and fledgling.
[HOLIDAY] Who says Infringement only comes once a year?
[ELECTRONICA] Originally hailing from Indiana, Lotus has remained a singular musical entity amid the endless vat of jam-oriented bands, pioneering their own hybrid of improvised electronica mixed with live percussion.