Judah and the Lion take over Buffalo’s Town Ballroom

The Town Ballroom played host to Judah and the Lion and The Academics on a windy Thursday night in Buffalo, New York. I have never been to the venue before, and I must say, the atmosphere is unlike no other. The venue is very close and intimate, with a capacity being marked at just over … Continue reading Judah and the Lion take over Buffalo’s Town Ballroom

Who Says 2000s Emo Bands Are Dead?

Chances are if you have ever listened to any strand of early 2000s emo music you probably know all the words to “Hands Down.” Fronted by Chris Carraba, Dashboard Confessional are more acoustic rock with influences ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Weezer. They were a pretty popular band back in the 2000s, releasing their last … Continue reading Who Says 2000s Emo Bands Are Dead?

A look into Sufjan Stevens’ performance at UB

To try and identify an overarching trend in Sufjan Stevens’ music catalog initially seems to be an exercise in futility. Starting with his dabble in electronica (Enjoy Your Rabbit), Stevens transitioned from religiously steeped folk (Seven Swans) to frenetic baroque pop (Illinois) before creating a whole new genre of disco art-folk (The Age of Adz). … Continue reading A look into Sufjan Stevens’ performance at UB