Thursday, May 26
Early Attic is the culmination of post-millennial indie rock. Wispy, spectral vocals, buzzing synthesizers, and overdriven guitar chords create a sound not so far off from bands like Mute Math or Circa Survive on songs like “Modern Dreams” and “Letters.” But this newly formed band has more than one side, using funky synthesizer vamps and rhythmic bass lines to bounce with ease to electro-rock reminiscent of Minus The Bear on tracks like “Walking In Mono.” Though the four piece from Buffalo morphs slightly from song to song, they have an over-arcing cohesiveness created by the soaring tones that weave through all of their tracks. With an already focused vision for their music, it seems surprising then that next Thursday (May 26) will be their debut performance at Mohawk Place. Joining Early Attic are local retro indie-rockers Black Umbrella. Borrowing chiming, jangle-pop guitar melodies from bands like the Field Mice and the Smiths, and Billy Corgan-like vocals from singer Derek James, Black Umbrella pay tribute to 1980s twee pop and 1990s grunge on their latest album, Ephemeral Perennials. Mike Suda opens this must-see night of new, Buffalo-based indie-rock. —cory perla
7pm. Mohawk Place, 47 E. Mohawk St. (465-2368/themohawkplace.com). $5.