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?

Dolly Parton – Here She Comes Again

Here she comes again. Despite her signature sparkles and fervent vocals, Dolly Parton explained the Pure & Simple approach to her upcoming North American tour earlier this week. On Monday, March 7, Parton took to Twitter and her official website, teasing the release of her new double-disk record – a clear affirmation that age won’t … Continue reading Dolly Parton – Here She Comes Again

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

What to expect from this year’s Apple Music Festival

The Apple Music™ Festival is an annual concert event in London that brings big-name musicians together for a series of live performances. Previously, this event was known as the iTunes Festival, but it has been renamed for 2015 due to the launch of Apple Music. The event has been around since 2007, and they have … Continue reading What to expect from this year’s Apple Music Festival

A Talk with American Authors’ frontman Zac Barnett

The Buzz staff writer Mark Ventrice had the opportunity to interview Zac Barnett of American Authors before the band's concert at Buffalo, NY's Town Ballroom on November 3rd.  American Authors, the up-and-coming four-piece from Brooklyn, New York are headlining the Honda Civic Tour this fall with The Mowgli’s and Oh Honey. They stopped at the Town Ballroom … Continue reading A Talk with American Authors’ frontman Zac Barnett

Jack White Sets the Bar for Rock Stars Everywhere

The Black Keys may not actually be ripping off Jack White, but they should wish they were. In a music world that lacks the rock-god-like presence of artists like Jimi Hendrix, Jack White is one of those rare artists that have the same mysterious allure. Programming Director Joe Phelan and I were lucky enough to … Continue reading Jack White Sets the Bar for Rock Stars Everywhere

O.A.R.’s summer concert goes beyond expectations

I only went to one concert this summer. I know, so anti-buzz board of me. But, the one I went to made up for all of the others I might have missed. On July 2, a few friends and I (including the wonderful sports director, Ryan) ventured to Lewiston, New York to see O.A.R perform … Continue reading O.A.R.’s summer concert goes beyond expectations