Younger Then – Bad Life

https://nysmusic.com/2018/10/13/hearing-aide-younger-then-bad-life/ For a band that doesn’t have unlimited funds, recording in a studio can be nerve wracking. Every minute that passes represents a dollar gone, and the expectation to nail down a cohesive album with tight performances is exponentially higher. Buffalo local indie rock band Younger Then knew the stakes were high when they walked into Nashville based Blackbird Studio- the same studio that recorded … Continue reading Younger Then – Bad Life

Cold Lazarus – Self-Titled

Jamestown is typically referred to for its rich history in comedy. While the scene there is thriving, with the new addition of the National Comedy Center, the presence of a budding arts scene separate from comedy doesn’t typically get much coverage. A handful of bands there are set on changing that though, with local quartet Cold Lazarus leading the charge. They have made appearances at … Continue reading Cold Lazarus – Self-Titled

Mike Powell – Shelter Without Walls EP

In 2014, Mike Powell was nominated for a Syracuse music award (a SAMMY) for his album Kapow in the “Best Other Style” category. An interesting description, making it tough to describe what he does musically. But upon listening to his upcoming EP Shelter Without Walls, that “other style” description starts to make more sense. Powell incorporates range of influences from folk and classic country to … Continue reading Mike Powell – Shelter Without Walls EP

The Upstart Crows – Self-Titled

https://nysmusic.com/2018/09/29/hearing-aide-the-upstart-crows-the-upstart-crows/ Moving out from a small college town music scene into one of the world’s largest and most diverse arts cities is daunting. For The Upstart Crows, fitting in means being different. So, when they moved from a small college town in New Hampshire into the Big Apple, they were able to settle right in… Read the rest at the link above!   Continue reading The Upstart Crows – Self-Titled

Josh Yavneh & The Culprits – On the Table EP

To stand out in Manhattan, you have to make sure to do something a bit against the grain. Josh Yavneh, a veteran to the NYC music scene, is well aware of the different nuances involved in taking influences from some of rock’s greatest performers and carving out a new sound with his group, Josh Yavneh and the Culprits. After all, he’s been grinding since 2005, … Continue reading Josh Yavneh & The Culprits – On the Table EP

Selled – A Dream Without a Dreamer EP

It speaks volumes when a multi-talented artist decides to put in the time and effort to donate funds from something they made to an organization that offers reprieve to so many that are struggling. Niagara Falls based artist Selled sent over his EP, A Dream Without a Dreamer (precursor to full album dropping November 11, 2018), with which he’s doing just that. The current release … Continue reading Selled – A Dream Without a Dreamer EP

Noah Gokey – Reason & Rhyme

https://www.buffalorising.com/2018/09/album-review-noah-gokey-reason-rhyme/ 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. Comprised 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 … Continue reading Noah Gokey – Reason & Rhyme

Groovestick – Mosaic

https://nysmusic.com/2018/09/27/hearing-aide-groovestick-mosaic/ Mosaic carves out a unique jazz-funk sound in the vein of Head Hunters while injecting subtle pop melodies, making the album as accessible as it is complex. Original member Dan Gerken (guitar/bass/vocals) has assembled a power house of a group with Chris Carballeira on keyboard/vocals and Dave Berger on drums…. Read the rest at the link above! Continue reading Groovestick – Mosaic