Author: Gabriel Birkby

Gabriel Birkby

Musician and music lover in Buffalo, NY. Member of local group, ponder. Check out my site for lots of music related content and contact info! birkbymusic.com

After three years, the wait for a new album by Upstate NY folk band The Felice Brothers is over. The band will be releasing their album, Undress, on May 3rd. Before the album drops, concert goers can look forward to catching the group live at The 9th Ward in Buffalo on April 29th. This date is the third in a nearly three-month tour that will find the band in 34 different cities including stops in Toronto, Chicago, New Orleans, and Los Angeles. The show in Buffalo begins at 8pm with tickets running from $22 pre-sale to $25 day of show.…

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Hudson Valley based psychedelic folk-rock group, Native Harrow, is releasing a single ahead of their show in Buffalo at the 9th Ward at Babeville on February 1st. The band is setting the stage for their upcoming release, Happier Now, on April 12th via Different Time Records. Before the main course is made available, the group today released “Can’t Go On Like This”; a funky folk-rock track that finds the group adding in more groove-oriented rhythm and deeper compositional nuance compared to their 2017 release, Sorores. The recordings feature the two core members- Devin Tuel (lead vocals/guitar) and Stephen Harms (bass/drums/keys/guitar),…

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Author: Gabriel Birkby Now that we’re approaching the end of another decade in the roaring 2000’s, a lot of the sounds from the past are coming back in a big way. Luckily for alt rock fans, much of the boom in alt happened right around that time. So, one could say that there is a bit of a renaissance in the alt rock scene, with bands releasing tunes in the style of Fall Out Boy and blink-182 without the overproduced quality which can often drain the emotion from the music. Marquee Grand, a three-piece group from Buffalo, find their home in…

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Author: Gabriel Birkby A recent boom in the music scene in Buffalo and the greater WNY region can be attributed in part to the hard-working musicians of the area. Zak Ward is one of these bell cows, leading the herd of singer-songwriters who are looking to carve a piece of the industry pie for themselves. Zak does this by playing full time with a lot of local success. Between his most recent project, First Ward, and his solo project which goes by his name, Zak is always out around town perfecting his craft. While live performance is something he specializes in…

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Author: Gabriel Birkby Buffalo group Noah Gokey has been writing and performing since 2005, and if you’re local to the greater Buffalo area, you have almost certainly heard the name. Composed of three members, and a songbook of over 51 original tunes, Noah Gokey recently dropped a 34 track album titled Reason & Rhyme. This is a bit over 2 hours of all original, new music. Any songwriter or original group would have to admit- that’s a lot of time and work to be able to write up an entire discography worth of music and put it on one album.…

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Author: Gabriel Lee Birkby Back in 2017, a trio hailing from the City of Good Neighbors took to the studio to record what would be their first official release. If you’ve been keeping tabs on the Buffalo, NY music scene, you’ve probably noticed their name pop up. They just finished up their first appearance at Night Lights Music Festival, and are taking weekend warrior road trips to expand their reach to the larger NYS region. Their drive to play live gigs keep them practiced and fresh. I’ve seen them a few times myself and I’m always impressed with what their doing.…

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