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WED. Dec 6th @ 8:00PM
Something very special happens in the moment a listener truly connects to a song–some intangible reaction that bridges science and emotion, turning firing synapses into something beautiful. Another Michael exists for that moment: when a song transforms the setting of a long walk home, or when it speaks to a past experience while simultaneously making a new one, or when it taps into something universal by relating details so specific and personal that they could only be revealed in music. On their new dual LPs, Wishes To Fulfill and Pick Me Up, Turn Me Upside Down, the band set out to revel in their love of song, to create and pay tribute to that transcendent musical moment across two contrasting but complimentary albums–and their finest work yet.
Jodi is the musical project of North American songwriter Nick Levine. For Levine, the moniker is tentatively described as an alter-ego, a lens in which they can ask questions and step outside of their inner world. Debut full-length Blue Heron (Sooper Records) captures Levine’s continued search for meaning; a search where a couple of chance encounters with a bird—a great blue heron—guided them to surrender to the immensity of nature and embrace being small.
FRI. Dec 8th @ 8:00PM
Snakeland, a rock band from Buffalo, NY, has blended various concepts within the rock music genre into something notable and lively. Their newest album, Panamerican!, finds a strong balance between punk, pop- punk, alternative, and emo, to name just a couple of subgenres in a pool of many. It turns rock into something disquieted but in a way that occurs naturally.
Into The Light was started in Rochester, NY in 2022 and includes vocalist/guitarist Adam Vernick (of Hard To Know/Bad Bloom), Mike Barnes (of The Silence Broken), guitarist Rob Antonucci (of Achilles/Hard to Know) & bassist Jay Trovato (of Bad Bloom). The band takes inspiration from shoegaze, indie rock, and post-rock legends such as Failure,
Quicksand, and Catherine Wheel.
Buffalo, NY's Wild Once are back with new music in 2023. The band's first full length effort titled "The Place You Are Meant To Be Lost" comes out Oct 27th. Recorded in late 2022 at GCR Audio with Jay Zubricky (Every Time I Die, Super American, Pentimento), the album sees the group take on a more traditional tracking approach, recording the instruments individually, instead of live off the floor like their previous EPs. This is the group's most finely massaged batch of songs to date, with extra time spent finding the right sounds to convey the raw emotion that each piece deserves. Those familiar with the band can expect a refined, panoramic output.