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...

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,...

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...