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Posted Thinking Honestly of Leaving Your City: Buffalo's own Failures' Union to Buffalo Rising
The stairs leading up to the Failures' Union's practice space were familiar--in a good way. I've been in a number of North Buffalo and University District attics for a myriad of reasons, most of which have been for practices, shows, or recording sessions. They really make excellent practice spaces, generally because they exist in abundance, and thanks to the property value in Buffalo area, are a relatively cheap option when compared to many other cities and options. The low cost of living in Buffalo has been touted for years by artists and city boosters alike. Here you can find cheap,...
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Commented on On The Market: Circa-1867 West Village Church
I agree that the in-the-round feature of this building could definitely be utilized for something other than condo conversions. Maybe not office space, but a smaller conference center, or lecture hall, or theatre space....
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Commented on Save Lloyd (and Eat Lots of Tacos)!!
All you can eat tacos AND we help local entrepreneurs? I'm there! I'm bringing friends!...
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Posted Review: Tommy Wiseau's "The Room" at the Town Ballroom to Buffalo Rising
Audio By: Joseph DiDomizio & Mackenzie LambertCreating a piece of art is not an easy task. The process is filled with tension and upset, false starts, dead ends, speed bumps, pot holes and--now that I've run out of highway metaphors--failure. What an artist does after a failure--a vision not successfully carried out, let's say--is what makes the art important. As I'm sure most Buffalonians can sympathize with--getting down on yourself in the face of failure doesn't bring you out of the funk. Changing the perspective, and finding the worthwhile and positive aspects of your work, and your situation lets you...
Commented on Quick Start to "The Lofts at Warwick" Conversion Project
LT, I think the particular church Phrank mentions is the Church Brew Works (http://www.churchbrew.com/), which is a brewery proper, and also includes a restaurant. It is far from just a bar, and does give a wonderful example of the kind...
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Commented on Sneak Peek @ Blue Monk
I can't wait either! I've been anxiously awaiting the day they open their doors....
Commented on Quick Start to "The Lofts at Warwick" Conversion Project
LT, why would you have to take such a stance? Can you elaborate on your position? I'm more than curious, I'd like to understand the other side of the issue....
Commented on Illegal Food or Revolution?
I think opening the conversation about the dearth of food opportunities in our city is extremely important. A sustainable, prosperous community is one that can give all of its citizens access to the food and needs to survive. As citizens...
Posted Two for Tuesday: The Low Anthem at Asbury Hall to Buffalo Rising
When I went to see the Flaming Lips at Artpark last week, I missed the opening band, and I admit to being a little disappointed. I try to get into a show as early as possible not only to get a good spot in front of the stage, but to see the opening band. More often than not, the performers prior to the headliners put on an as good if not better show, though I don't think anyone is topping the kind of freakouts the Flaming Lips pull off, I was hoping to see Fang Island, whose music is self-described...
Posted Titus Andronicus Promises Rock to Buffalo Rising
(Not Pies Made of Family Members) In March, Titus Andronicus released their second album The Monitor, receiving positive reviews from the likes of Pitchfork, The Guardian, Paste, and Rolling Stone, amongst others. They have been touring almost non-stop since the beginning of the year in support of the album, and the quintet, consisting of Ian Graetzer (bass guitar), Eric Harm (drums, percussion, vocals), Amy Klein (guitar, violin), David Robbins (keyboard, guitar), and Patrick Stickles (lead vocals, guitar, harmonica), brings their sprawling, intelligent rock to Buffalo on Tuesday. The Monitor is an ambitious album, teeming with classic rock references, presidential quotes, bagpipes,...
Posted Old Crow Medicine Show Brings Their Old-Time Sound to Buffalo to Buffalo Rising
Old Crow Medicine Show may be best known for their song "Wagon Wheel", which vocalist and fiddler Ketch Secor shares co-writing credit with Bob Dylan. In fact, they play it at almost every show they have, and will likely play it this Sunday when they make a stop in Buffalo at the Town Ballroom. They are an Old Time string band comprised of Kevin Hayes on Guitjo and Vocals, Ketch Secor on Fiddle, Harmonica, Banjo, and Vocals, Morgan Jahnig on Upright Bass, Willie Watson on Guitar, Banjo, and Vocals, and Gill Landry on Slide Guitar, Banjo, and Vocals. As an...
Posted The Brewery Strikes Back: Significantly Better Than Episodes I-III to Buffalo Rising
The gray overcast clouds were the only detriment to the return of a Buffalo staple, Saturday afternoon. More like a returning Jedi rather than a revengeful Sith lord, Flying Bison Brewery celebrated its return to active status with a fundraiser yesterday afternoon to support Green Options Buffalo. With a light breeze and mild temperatures, the back lot of the Riverside brewery was filled with around 300 supporters, thirsty for some of the beer they sorely missed for the last six-plus months, disappearing from local shelves in an ending too similar to Episode V, and a lot of other small businesses...
Posted Ted Leo + The Pharmacists Play The Mohawk to Buffalo Rising
It has been a while since the last Ted Leo + The Pharmacists album, almost two and a half years between 2007's Living With The Living and March's The Brutalist Bricks. The gap hasn't slowed them down, as their interim tour schedule kept them busy (including a couple stops in Buffalo), opening for Pearl Jam six times in 2008 and dropping the EP Rapid Response, later that year. In support of The Brutalist Bricks, the band will be making a stop at Mohawk Place, bringing their politically charged punk-pop to Buffalo once again. With songwriting that engages the listener on an often...
Posted Billy Drease Williams: Good Morning Amy CD release party to Buffalo Rising
"I'll say on the radio I'm from Buffalo," declares Billy Drease Williams, better known as Edreys Wajed. He is about to release his first solo album as Billy Drease Williams, Good Morning Amy, and he couldn't be happier. "It's perfect, it's perfect. Two days after Father's Day. At the top of the summer--it's perfect," he says. As Billy Drease Williams, Wajed has won local praise for his performances over the last two years. He has won the 2009 and 2010 Best Hip-Hop Act from Artvoice's "Best of Buffalo", as well as the 2009 Best Solo Act from Buffalo Spree's "Best...
Posted Lucky for Buffalo, but Not For Bono: Interpol Play the Town Ballroom to Buffalo Rising
June 22nd marks the return of Interpol to the Buffalo area, a band characterized as a post-punk style outfit, with frequent comparisons to Joy Division. Armed with only that descriptor in 2002, I picked up their debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights. Their danceable rhythms, harmonized guitar, and angular arrangements are for me, unfortunately associated with long stretches of unlit Genesee County roads, traversed in the early morning hours of mid-winter, which is kind of appropriate for the gloomy, haunting rock they play. Fortunately, the album is so very good that I can come back to it again and...
Posted London Vs New York Return to Probably Melt Your Face Off to Buffalo Rising
Two years ago, London Vs New York played their last show. They had been playing what I called (in those halcyon days of 2008) their "smart lyrics mixed with fierce accompaniment and unconventional rhythms...an unmistakable modern punk sound that is as cohesive as it is chaotic" through eager, excited, ear drums across the city. Then they disappeared for a while. Nick Gordon did some solo work shortly thereafter, but nothing from the quartet surfaced until this past February, announcing new tracks, and eventually a new bassist.Nick Gordon (guitar & vocals), Stephen Goss (vocals), and Tim Staszak (drums), are joined by new bassist...
Commented on Buffalo, You Are Not Alone
Excellent article, from Aaron once again. I look forward to his posts more and more each week. With this entry, I believe he did a good job tapping into a lot of the contemporary issues faced by the generation that...
Commented on Who Is Nick Mendola?
Hey LC, I believe I was confused with what you were referring to: the article or the photo. It can be sort of a tough crowd in the comments section sometimes, and I wanted to clear that up. I'm sure...
Commented on Who Is Nick Mendola?
Hey LC, what exactly do you mean by your comment? I’m a little stumped by your implication, and how you came to that conclusion. I'm always open to valid, constructive, criticism of my articles, because I believe it will help...
Posted Who Is Nick Mendola? to Buffalo Rising
He walked into the coffee shop, unassuming in a hoodie, and a baseball hat--both blue. I flagged him over to my out-of-the-way table, and we shook hands and sat down. To the rest of the patrons--and to almost anyone in Buffalo--we were just a couple of friends at a table. By the end of our discussion I hoped everyone would take a little more notice when they saw his name attached to one of his many activities in the city. He's not a celebrity, or a pro athlete, or even a politician. He got a new job last month, though,...
Commented on 2010 Thursday at the Square Schedule Announced
I have to admit, that I'm a little disappointed that the lineup was released so late, and the season so short. Maybe its the construction? Or it has to do with the competition for people regionally? For example, I'd be...
Commented on The Authentic City
I like where you--and Aaron--are going with these branding ideas, GOP. Although I do think it would require a significantly radical change to embrace the liberal associations of "New Amsterdam" by the population. With that said, I think it is...
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