May 15, 2013 9:14 AM
What is the name of your group?
Who's in the group?
JoeLocus - MC/Producer
steve0bvious - MC/ Drums/ Bass
Iron Mic - MC/Producer
MarcMostro - MC/Producer
How did the name of the group come about? When did it form?
steve0bvious: I was on break at work back in mid 2010 and was listening to a Talib Kweli song called "Prime Example".
May 15, 2013 8:04 AM
If you're thirsting for a frosty brew, and you find yourself on Grant Street on the West Side, or Parkside Avenue in North Buffalo, one of the city's most beloved coffee shops is now serving drinks. That's right, Sweet_ness 7 is no longer a place just to grab a coffee - these days there's a lot more going on than many people might expect. Similar to a European café, you can now sit down and enjoy a craft beer or a glass of wine, and still have the same relaxed coffee house vibe. Sweet_ness 7 owner Prish Moran was kind enough to give me the lowdown on the two locations:
May 14, 2013 4:47 PM
This past Mother's Day was a big hit with the brunch crowd at the Pan American Grill and Brewery. After all, brunch goes hand-in-hand with certain days of dedication. For a while now I've been hearing rumblings of some of the brunch ideas that Pan Am has been considering, and one in particular stood out - the Monthly Gospel Brunch series. The first Gospel Brunch kicks off this Sunday, May 19, and from there the series continues the third Sunday of each month.
The Sunday Gospel Brunch series is being headed up by a partnership between great
May 14, 2013 4:21 PM
Submitted by Buffalo First:
Buffalo First!'s annual Love Your Mom and Pop campaign returns with a vendor marketplace event will take place on Saturday, May 18th, 10am-4pm, in the lobby of the Tri-Main Center, a landmark Buffalo mixed-use building, home to over 70 locally owned businesses and organizations. The event will feature local food and drink, an artisan and entrepreneur vendor market with 20 vendors perfect for Father's Day shopping, presentation of our social media contest winners, live local music, local food and drink, kids crafts, and an opportunity
May 14, 2013 12:08 PM
When you think of a cruise night, you usually think of high horsepower, classic cars. Buffalo Green Projects has thought a little different about what it means to host a "Cruise Night" with an event focusing on alternative energy vehicles and transportation. The event is this Thursday May 16th from 4:30-7PM at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus "Electric Car Lot" on Ellicott at Goodell.
It will feature hybrids, electric cars, flex fuel, diesels, bicycles, scooters and one giant hybrid Metrobus. There will be representatives
May 13, 2013 11:28 PM
I have been writing these "My favorite Buildings" stories to highlight the lesser known buildings in Buffalo's tremendous collection of architecture. The media focus on Buffalo architecture is typically quite shallow and tends to be shined on just a few major landmarks. The result is that too many people tend to think that Buffalo's architectural riches begin and end with the Richardson designed State Hospital or the Albright Knox Gallery etc. For this reason you won't find like likes of City Hall in this series. There are just too many others that we need to cherish. This odd
May 13, 2013 5:49 PM
This Wednesday The Pan American Grill and Brewery is welcoming a very special guest to its Wednesday evening jazz series. In a stroke of luck, the fledgling series has managed to attract the likes of pianist/keyboard player George Caldwell, who has played with some of the most reputable names in the jazz business, including Savion Glover (5yr. intermittently), The Count Basie Orchestra (7yr.), The Duke Ellington Orchestra (3yr.), Apollo Theatre Band (1 yr.), Ruth Brown (1yr.), Panama Francis And The Savoy Sultans (2 yr.), Midtown Jazz Mobile (9 yr.), Fine Line (2yr.), Herman Green And The Green
May 13, 2013 3:46 PM
Yes, it's true. The former Dolci Bakery, located across from The Lexington Co-op, will soon be a occupied by White Rabbit Frozen Yogurt. The self serve frozen yogurt shop will offer 18 flavors at a time, and will have 40 rotating flavors throughout the year... not to mention myriad toppings. The Elmwood Village Association sent out an announcement earlier today, welcoming manager and part owner Andy Kandola to the street. "It's time for the Elmwood community to experience frozen yogurt in a new way", says Kandola. "Delicious fro-yo flavors like cotton candy, red velvet, classic
May 13, 2013 3:09 PM
There was a ribbon cutting this past weekend for Black Rock Canal Park. I took a ride to the County park yesterday, despite the foul weather conditions, to see the most recent work that had been completed. Most noticeable is the sizable dog park with two separate sides for both large and small dogs. The dog park has a shelter area for dog owners (and their dogs) to escape from the rain and snow - a nice feature considering its proximity to the water.
On the other side of the park (to the north), there is a new roundabout with permeable stone pavers and granite curbs
May 12, 2013 6:42 PM
By Suzanne Jaszcz:
In addition to all the local film projects that are bouncing around the city as of late, I was recently approached by a local filmmaker asking me if I could promote his web series. The show is titled By the Book and they are getting ready to film their second season of episodes./var/www/vhosts/buffalorising.com/httpdocs/index.html
May 12, 2013 9:49 AM
Good morning to all of you.
Thank you for taking the time to share this important event with me. Time is precious. The fact that you've chosen to spend part of your weekend with me is appreciated.
I want to thank my mother for her introduction. I can't begin to tell you the valuable lessons and many moments of inspiration that my mother has blessed me with. Two that I have never forgotten are these:
No matter what it is in life that you choose to be, be the very best, and
May 11, 2013 1:17 PM
Earlier today I ran into someone who just moved here from NYC, bought a house on the West Side, is opening a business (more on that later this week), and is now telling all of her NYC friends to do the same. "I was living in a shoebox in New York," she said. "And I was working like crazy to pay the bills. When I learned about Buffalo, I came for a visit, and then decided to buy a house on the West Side with what amounts to pocket change in another city. Now I'm opening a business, and I can't say enough about this city. I read about the Horsefeathers Market on Buffalo Rising, and decided that
May 11, 2013 9:42 AM
The variety of creative entrepreneurs planting their flags at the Foundry keeps on growing. Nestled in a corner adjacent to the resident metalworkers, you'll find Nickel City Cycles--Buffalo's only custom bicycle builders.
For the past three months, partners Patrick Meszler (lead image) and Nathan Klumpp (below) have been honing their frame design and production skills. Meszler works full-time at Campus Wheelworks and has been professionally trained in fitting bikes. "I've been racing bikes and mountain bikes and wrenching since I was 14 years old, so I've