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Antics, Dali’s Ghost, the Tins, and Brad Gower

Antics, Dali’s Ghost, The Tins & Brad Gower

Saturday, January 8

Buffalo has always been a community of creative individuals. Sometimes these individuals stick around to entertain and inspire us for years and sometimes we have to let them go. On Saturday (Jan 8 ) three talented Buffalo natives will return to their hometown to perform at Nietzsche’s, with a new band and a new sound. Antics is an indie rock band based in Brooklyn, but made up of former Buffalonians Grant Shulte, Matt Schaefer, and Jason Desiderio, who relocated to NYC this past summer. Bassist Shulte, formerly of Artvoice BOOM winners Photos of Wagons, along with his close friends Schaefer, Desiderio, and new found singer/guitarist Adam Weiss and drummer Ian Carrollo have worked hard since to develop the sound that has become Antics, a sound that Shulte describes as “thoughtful melodic rock,” with themes that concentrate on the experiences we all share, and connecting the emotions that we all feel. Songs like ”Wooden Ships” and “Head Rush,” from their first set of recordings, titled Everything, transcend the typical indie rock label. The tracks are massively appealing, combining jam band elements and the universality of bands like Radiohead, U2, or Deerhunter with tight and precise arrangements. Antics debuted in Brooklyn earlier this week, but will head to Buffalo for the first time this weekend to play along with Dali’s Ghost, the Tins and former Photos of Wagons frontman Brad Gower. Head to to stream or download full quality versions of Antics’ songs. —cory perla