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Photo Gallery: Buddy Guy and Quinn Sullivan

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The legendary Buddy Guy and fifteen year old guitar sensation Quinn Sullivan performed this past April 22nd at the UB Center for the Arts. Photos by Cheryl Gorski.


PHOTOS by Christopher Miller: B.O.O.M. Round 3 Showdown

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Check out some photos from our Round 3 Live BOOM show.

Congratulations to Luanjie for picking up the most votes. With the win, they’ll move on to the finals in June where they’ll join Round 1 winners Intent to Sell and Round 2 winner Erica Wolfling.

A big thank you to Sara Elizabeth and Wild Things for their performances at our live showdown, and of course, thank you to all the fans who came out to support original local music!

Round 4 begins this week, with our next pair of acts to be announced on Thursday. If you’re in a band and want a chance to participate in Round 4, and ultimately, a chance to win $5000 and other prizes, our submissions remain open – but time is running out, so you’ll want to sign up ASAP here!


PHOTOS: Night Shift featuring Igloo Music and DJ Dovey

PHOTOS: Night Shift featuring Igloo Music and DJ Dovey

Photos by Michael Nico Nostro

We had a blast for the fourth edition of Night Shift at Allen Street Hardware on 7/18. Looks like you all had a blast too. Infinite thanks go out to Paul Kuenzi, Rufus Gibson, and Brandon Chase of Igloo Music and DJ Dovey, and a special thanks to photographer Michael Nico Nostro for these excellent photos. 10378132_726507110738919_2425379740514312927_n


Artist Profile: Marshall Scheuttle

Artist Profile: Marshall Scheuttle

Videographer Nate Peracciny recently posted a haunting film-profile of artist Marshall Scheuttle.

From the description of the video: “Marshall Scheuttle is an artist producing projects in the medium of large format photography. Marshall’s work is very cinematic. His process is a combination of submersion, discovery and passion. This film follows Marshall Scheuttle over six months, capturing him during the debut of his first solo exhibit titled “Borderland” at CEPA Gallery in Buffalo, NY and then flowing him on the road in Las Vegas, NV as he explores the desert working on his upcoming photo project.”

Scheuttle’s exhibit, “Borderland” was featured on the cover of Artvoice when it opened last summer at CEPA Gallery. View Peracciny’s striking film in below:

Artist Profile: Marshall Scheuttle from nathan m peracciny on Vimeo.


Mighty Taco Bans Putin! Advertisement Goes Viral

Mighty Taco Bans Putin! Advertisement Goes Viral

A Mighty Taco ad that bans Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of their restaurants located across Western New York and beyond has gone viral today. The advertisement, that appeared first in Artvoice newspaper was picked up by the Associated Press and has been broadcast by the Washington Post, CNBC, ABC, and more. The ad has since be followed up by radio spots. Mighty Taco was one of the first advertisers in Artvoice when the paper started in 1990. A copy of the ad can be found below.

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PHOTOS: Cut Copy 3/25

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Photos by Samantha Wulff

Not often does music take up a physical presence within us. When it does, we become one with it, and it moves us from the inside out. Whatever formula produces this unique phenomenon must have been patented by Cut Copy. Psychedelic, trance-like states are their specialty, and the natural result of the Melbourne quartet’s efforts. It all started in 2001 with DJ Dan Whitford, but the sound of Cut Copy could not be contained for long. Soon it infected Tim Hoey, Mitchell Scott and Ben Browning. They then found themselves a part of a band with magical powers, one with the ability to transport listeners across time and space. It’s doubtful that anybody under the influence of Cut Copy can actually feel sadness or concern, let alone their own feet on the ground. Whether it’s a sunny day in a rolling field, a vivid dream scene, the middle of an acid trip or a crowded dance floor, the blend of each member’s art background and untouchable electro-psych power can get you there. The substance-induced feeling that is a common result of hearing Cut Copy’s sound is no mere coincidence. Through the cultural practices that develop in and around clubs and immersion in Melbourne’s subterranean dance community, the guys discovered a portal to UK’s acid house movement. This Grammy-nominated export will soon be accompanied by Canadian artist Jessy Lanza at Town Ballroom this Tuesday (March 25). Her refreshing, if not disorienting, cocktail of R&B and 1980’s dance music produces strong and clever pop songs, sure to get you thinking, and moving. Although strong on their own, the combination of the two will likely result in an all night dance party. So take a nap. Rest up. Soon the synthesizers will be on, the bodies will be swaying and reality will become blurred. —samantha wulff

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PHOTO: Dr Dog at Town Ballroom 1/27

PHOTO: Dr Dog at Town Ballroom 1/27

All photos by Lindsey Robinson

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Psychedelic rock band Dr. Dog took to the Town Ballroom on Monday to show off their new album and even morn the loss of Mohawk Place. Check out some photos from the show below and read our interview with bassist/songwriter Toby Leaman.


TONIGHT: Night Lights at the Garden returns to the Botanical Gardens

Night Lights at the Garden returns to the Botanical Gardens

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NIGHT LIGHTS Waterfall - Photo by Ben ReadFor the third year in a row, the Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens explode with light and sound. Night Lights at the Gardens transforms the Botanical Gardens into an interactive space full of lights, sounds, art, and fun, as every corner of is lit with hundreds of colorful lights designed by SitlerHQ, LLC and Volt Vision, Inc. Visitors can walk at their leisure and enjoy the beautiful vegetation illuminated by lasers, video projections, and lighting designs of all sorts. In addition to the lights, there will be musical performances by local bands SlyBoots on January 30, Sunny Baker on February 1, The Observers on February 7,  Amanda Barton & Bill Ward on February 8 and Artvoice BOOM grand champions Randle and the Late Night Scandals on February 14.  Musical performances begin at 8pm. To kick off the fun a Launch Party is planned for TONIGHT ( Jan 28) from 6pm-9pm.  Tickets are $15 and are available at www.buffalospree.com or by calling 716.783.9119 ext. 2202. Partial proceeds benefit the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens Society, Inc. a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing appreciation for and knowledge of plant life and its connection to people and cultures through its documented living plant collection, historic conservatory, education, research and exhibits. For more information visit the Gardens’ website at www.buffalogardens.com

– cory perla


Photos: Calexico at Asbury Hall 6/9

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Photos: Calexico at Asbury Hall 6/9

All photos by Taryn Alper


Photos: Of Montreal, Town Ballroom 5/20

Photos: Of Montreal, Town Ballroom 5/20

All photos by Taryn Alper

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