Las Robertas - “Marlene” 

Thanks to Impose for keeping me in the loop about Costa Rican lady trio Las Robertas, who will release the LP Days Unmade some time this year. 

Tonight in Buffalo: Queen City Music Lottery @ The Foundry

This has been 2 months in the making. My lottery band, Plosive, is ensemble 2 of 10 in the lineup. I’m on vocals, flute, and bass (guitar); I can’t believe it either. Thanks for the opportunity to break out the flute in public for the first time since a high school band concert 10 years ago, Sugar City.

Sex Clark Five - John Peel Session

The state of Alabama is on board with this jangle pop band — so much so that (so official) published 5 articles about the band in a series. Part 1 starts here. If you’re a fan after listening to this Peel session, you might as well increase their Facebook likes


1. Microwave Music
2. Girls of Somalia
3. Modern Fix
4. Neita Grew Up Last Night
5. Mongrel Song

Adanowsky - “Dancing to the Radio”

The costumes. The dancing. The makeup. More fun could not be had in this video.  

EX Hex - “Hot & Cold”

The Men - “Pearly Gates”

That car. 

Tonight in Buffalo: Sugar City presents 2X4: A Night of Duos with Schwervon!, Kendall/Gordon, Griffiths/Czuba, and Kewley/Buyea @ The Jungle Gym 

Video // Schwervon! - “American Idle” 

4 2-piece acts (2X4s, if you will) are playing a basement show tonight. Schwervon!’s from Kansas City and the lovebirds in the duo have toured with The Vaselines, Kimya Dawson, and Jeffrey Lewis’ band. Before the headliner’s set, there will be arm wrestling. I already worked out tonight, so I’m going to give my arm a rest. 4 bands for $4.

Kleenex - “Nice”

Devo - “Uncontrollable Urge” (Live on ABC’s Fridays, 1980)

I meant to post this yesterday when it was Friday. 

Amen Dunes - “Lonely Richard”

Oh, my. This new tune from Amen Dunes is hitting the spot on this sunny winter day. Love comes out May 13 via Sacred Bones. 

Devo - “That’s Good” 

For Bob Casale.

Mac DeMarco - “Passing Out Pieces” (Salad Days) 

Au Pairs - “You”

The Speedies - “Let Me Take Your Photo” 

Tonight in Buffalo: Gas Chamber, Sokea Piste, Resist Control, Johns, and Bad People @ Adam Mickiewicz Library & Dramatic Circle

This festival doesn’t have a name — perhaps the dark and stormy souls show? Finnish band Sokea Piste is forcing me out of my toasty study cocoon.