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Summer Scum Noise Fest

Author: Adrienne Boudreau

The Foundry will host Summer Scum Noise Fest this weekend, the third installment of Buffalo’s noise music festival that brings together people from nearby regions to Buffalo.

Taking advantage of the new space at The Foundry the event will feature, for the first time, two bands with ties to the noise world, in addition to the noise sets.

For those who don’t know, depending on genre, noise music can be very abrasive and grating to ear drums. Sometimes it is described as “anti-music.”

“Summer Scum is mostly Harsh Noise Wall and Power Electronics. Harsh Noise Wall is literally what it sounds like-trying to create a wall of noise,” said Dan Green, noise music enthusiast.

The music festival was founded by Justin Lakes of Shredd Power and Pusdrainer when he lived in town. After he moved away local show organizer Andy Czuba took over location planning of the event.

“The fest was started as a showcase for local and national talent and as a way for friends to get together. Buffalo worked out so well due to being between the east coast and the midwest,” said Czuba.

Though initially scheduled at Sugar City the event had to be relocated to The Foundry at 298 Northampton Street after the Sugar City construction fell behind schedule.

The event has over 40 noise acts scheduled between Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26. It is $20 for each day or $35 for both days.

Full schedule and information can be found here on their Facebook page.


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