Review: Foxy Shazam at Town Ballroom Jul11

Review: Foxy Shazam ...

Since 2004, this Cincinnati-based band has been rocking out venues and entertaining ever-growing audiences with their jazzy-rock alternative beats. On June 25, Foxy Shazam took over Buffalo’s Town Ballroom, drawing in fans of all shapes and sizes for the same reason: to listen to...

Interview: Daisy fro...

Gaining Ground Media’s own Kaitlyn Affuso got to speak with Daisy from Foxy Shazam about their surprise release “Gonzo” and their inspirations. GGM: You’re going Gonzo, huh? Why? What is the “gonzo” that inspired this album? Daisy: We’re going GON50...

Concert Review: Vamp...

People parked their cars all along Outer Harbor Drive in Buffalo, parading into the open lot on the water, where boats began to anchor and the drinks started to flow, all anticipating last night’s entertainment. With their opening act being The Cults, who sing “Go Outside” were a decent...

Interview: Vacatione...

From the moment the alarm clock screeches to the last ounce of resistance your eyelids have fighting to stay awake, we are surrounded by an overwhelming presence of technology, traffic, and buzzing bright lights. If you are like the majority of folks your head is buried in your cellphone any...

Album Review: Skrillex ‘Recess’ Apr09

Album Review: Skrill...

St. Patrick’s Day brought more than green beer this year, and we have Skrillex to thank for that. Though “Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” served as a classic guilty-pleasure album, with a lot of the tracks sounding really similar, such as the album-titled track and “First of the...

The Devil Wears Prada Headline The 2014 Sub City Take Action Tour Mar19

The Devil Wears Prad...

Roadrunner Records group, The Devil Wears Prada have announced their headlining slot on the 2014 Sub City Take Action Tour.  The trek, which will see the The Devil Wears Prada accompanied by The Ghost Inside, I Killed the Prom Queen and Dangerkids gets underway March 12th in...

Events: Modest Mouse with Brand New to play Brewery Ommegang Mar06

Events: Modest Mouse...

The 2014 season at Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, NY kicks off with MODEST MOUSE and BRAND NEW on Saturday, May 24th, 2014. Modest Mouse was formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington and over the last decade has become the indie rock standard, and one of the few bands capable of treading the...

Interview: Brian Mar...

Main Street in Buffalo lures in a vast array of people, holding something to cater to anyone’s interest, and this past Thursday, Record Theatre sang out to music-lovers. CD’s, vinyls and posters plaster the walls, signs advertising local events and shows paint the bulletin boards,...

Between The Buried And Me Release Short Video Before Tour Feb11

Between The Buried A...

Between the Buried and Me (BTBAM) will be returning to the road in 2014 with a headlining tour of North America. Joining BTBAM on this trek will be Deafheaven, Intronaut, and The Kindred. In anticipation of the tour, BTBAM has released a short video that was recorded during their most...

Review: A Great Big World’s “Is Anybody Out There?” Jan24

Review: A Great Big ...

It has a bit of a Ben Folds feel, stirred in with some punk rock. It’s the album played when things in life are at their worst, and it’s a prescribed dosage to sulk in the sadness but also to rise above it. A Great Big World’s newest album, “Is Anybody Out There?” featuring the...

Review: Moving Mountains Self-Titled LP Sep16

Review: Moving Mount...

There’s something silencing about the rain. Despite the tapping of water against windows and the car tires bubbling the water as they accelerate down the road, the world is at rest, it seems. Similarly, Moving Mountains’ self-titled album establishes the same feeling: silence through...

Review: Balance and Composure “The Things We Think We’re Missing” Sep10

Review: Balance and ...

On their sophomore album, The Things We Think We’re Missing, The Pennsylvania Alternative Rock quintet Balance and Composure have not only avoided the dreaded “sophomore slump” but have successfully expanded upon their original sound, maturing as a group without getting rid of their...

Interview: Chuck Sha...

“Are you guys ready to quit your jobs and go fulltime?” That’s a question that most truly passionate musicians would probably love to hear. When members of the Chuck Schaffer Picture Show were asked that after entering the Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, it was pretty obvious how they...

Interview: Reel Big ...

These guys are no first timers, having been a part of Warped Tour five times prior and being together for 22 years – longer than The Beatles. Reel Big Fish, a ska-punk band based out of California, revisits Warped Tour time and time again to live their life as not just musicians, but...

Interview: Anarbor a...

This year being their second full Warped Tour, the best part for this band remains the same: the fans. It arises opportunity to meet a whole array of people – metal, dance and punk – all bands and fans that Anarbor would never usually tour with. Their performance on the Domo Stage was...