THE BEST READ OF 2018: An Interview with Grant Emeigh from DredNeks

Funnily enough, I just learned how to properly spell DredNeks today. A lot of people spell it “Drednecks”, “Dreadnecks”, “The Drednecks”, or some combination of those three. I always used “Dredneks”, but I suppose the true spelling is “DredNeks”, with that capital N. Anyone who’s seen this band live, knows that Grant Emeigh is a … More THE BEST READ OF 2018: An Interview with Grant Emeigh from DredNeks

Alien Host: A New Event Promoter in Buffalo

Anyone who knows the local bands Seplophile (death metal) or Prepare for the Mindscan (grindcore), probably knows their bassist, Shawn Gomez. Shawn’s been in bands for almost 20 years. I know, because I used to be in some of them. But these days, something has been brewing in Shawn’s mind, aside from fret board handling … More Alien Host: A New Event Promoter in Buffalo

Patron Panel: Mike Kauffman and Joe Tonaus

Occasionally, we’re going to be reconvening the “Patron Panel”, where we’ll ask local showgoers to discuss the best and the worst when it comes to live shows, promotion, venues, etc. The local scene is slowly crawling out of its slump, which makes this the perfect time to gain some more perspective on what’s being done … More Patron Panel: Mike Kauffman and Joe Tonaus

Album Review: Buried Beneath Concrete- Vitae Apud Inferos

Hailing from Lockport, Buried Beneath Concrete are a young death metal band on the rise in Western New York. Last month, they released their debut album, Vitae Apud Inferos, and after two honest listens, I can tell you that of every local album I checked out last year, this one has the most uniquely “dirty” tone of … More Album Review: Buried Beneath Concrete- Vitae Apud Inferos