Doug Berns Band – Outlier

https://nysmusic.com/2018/10/09/hearing-aide-doug-berns-band-outlier/ Brooklyn trio, the Doug Berns Band, are quietly meshing together key elements of rock to create a sound that is both accessible and flashy. The group is fronted by bassist, singer and songwriter Doug Berns (EMEFE, The YeahTones), and features Sean Salant (AwakenTheShadow, Nova Lantern) on guitar and Coleman Bartels on drums… Read the rest at the link above! Continue reading Doug Berns Band – Outlier

Keep An Eye Out – Vincent Lema

Sometimes an up-and-coming act doesn’t have the time or resources to create a full album or play out too extensively. The time-and-money investment can be daunting, and there is a lot of legwork that goes along with sustaining a musical project. In hopes that some of these acts can garner those resources needed to sustain and progress their endeavors, I’ll look to review some of … Continue reading Keep An Eye Out – Vincent Lema

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

Keep An Eye Out – Closing State

Sometimes an up-and-coming act doesn’t have the time or resources to create a full album or play out too extensively. The time-and-money investment can be daunting, and there is a lot of legwork that goes along with sustaining a musical project. In hopes that some of these acts can garner those resources needed to sustain and progress their endeavors, I’ll look to review some of … Continue reading Keep An Eye Out – Closing State

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

Rust Belt Brigade – Three Stapled Waltz

Dive bars, sidewalks, and makeshift stages are the harbingers of some of Buffalo’s best up-and-coming artists. A big sound system and spectacles of lights can add a lot to a performance, but there’s something different about sitting out at midnight on a Wednesday at Mr. Goodbar to hear authentic folk music. The vulnerability of a band bringing their own sound system can’t be understated- and … Continue reading Rust Belt Brigade – Three Stapled Waltz