Following a bleak Buffalo winter, it’s appropriate that one of the Queen City’s finest bands is celebrating spring with a sonic rebirth. The Stay Lows’ third release Signature Bridge is being unveiled and proves their most ambitious and realized work to date. It’s a breath-taking mix of ethereal and dreamy soundscapes, droney shoegaze, and tempered post-rock. The boundary-pushing quintet of guitarist Eric Kendall, cellist Rick Wright, bassist/keyboardist Jeff Delmerico, guitarist/vocalist Jim Schiffert, and drummer Brandon Delmont have crafted a record tinged in psychedelia, angled pop, and experimental dashes with a nod to soundtrack music while never losing sight of the end result: Making great, engaging songs. This Friday (March 26) night at Mohawk Place the Stay Lows will play selections from Signature Bridge with like-minded bands Wooden Waves and Pennsylvania & Gold. $8 gets you in the door plus a copy of the CD.
9pm. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. (855-3931 / myspace.com/mohawkplace).