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Mohawk Bends brings new single into 2020

Back in January, the Austin, Texas, based-band, Mohawk Bends released a single, “See What You Do To Me.” This single is a commanding and anthemic hit that sees them pushing the boundaries of their own creativity. Instead of being driven by their personal expectations and concerns, or writing the songs, they thought they should be […]

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PREMIERE: Portes’ electronic political album “National Anthems”

Denver based singer-songwriter, PORTES is not afraid to overstep boundaries and get controversial when it comes to her music.  Being born in Guatemala and then being adopted as a baby and raised in Colorado.   She uses her multi-cultural experience has informed her life, education, and perspective from youth to the present as a way to […]

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LGBTQ representation in the scene

With living in a society that is so focused on equal rights for women and those in the LGBTQ+ community, it doesn’t stop in the workforce or in academic spaces, it goes into everyday life, including the music scene. Lack of representation and inclusion in the pop-punk and hardcore music scene isn’t only a problem […]

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Save Your Local Scene

Since 2008, attendance at shows in the local music scene has fluctuated quite a bit. Although the number of local bands has risen, the number of attendees has been lower than in the past.  With a city that is so passionate about local music, what would cause this? Has the DIY (Do It Yourself) crowd […]

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Sam Reed does it all!

Sam Reed lives nothing close to a quiet, boring life. Between working at the Vans store, shooting shows for Girls Behind The Rock Show, and flying across the country for different events, it’s no wonder she always has a vanilla or caramel iced coffee in hand. With her colored hair, multiple nose piercings and flawless […]

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Kill The Clock Release Show

*Photo by Brianna Stacy Kill The Clock, a pop-punk band from Buffalo, is quickly starting to gain popularity not only in their local scene but all over the United States. To ring in the new year, Kill The Clock celebrated by releasing a much-anticipated EP, “Doll Motion,” The band began recording the seven-song EP exactly […]

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The Legacy of 37

Since my first year at Fredonia in 2014, house shows have been a big thing for the music scene in the area. Between the house on Canadaway and the Creekhouse, live music has always filled the area. Within the past two years, house shows at 37 have gained a tremendous amount of popularity. Last month, […]

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Queer Bands You Don’t Want To Miss Out On

Here are five queer bands that deserve more recognition: 4th Curtis: They’re an indie-rock trio combined with gay and trans members. The band is based out of St. Paul, Minnesota and their songs are about deeply honest issues and themes such as disability, gayness, transness, and mental illness.  Formed in October of 2015, the band […]

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Artist Profile: lifehold.

Kai Salmon is a musician from the suburbs of Southern Ontario. He has been making music for a little over seven years now. Kai started playing acoustically on his own up until he was fourteen. Within the past year, he has started two solo projects, “lifehold.” and “sidenotes.”  Both projects take on a more lo-fi […]

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10 Albums To Get You In The Springtime Mood

It’s getting to the point in the year where we’re all yearning for spring, except once we think it’s coming close, it starts to snow again. If the groundhog saying that spring is coming soon doesn’t have you believe it, here are ten albums that’ll push you past the winter blues and hopping into spring! […]