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Buffalo's Head North emerges from hiatus

It’s fairly rare for a young rock band to err on the side of responsible decision-making.

But when Queen City indie-quartet Head North had the choice between rushing the release of its planned full-length debut “The Last Living Man Alive Ever in the History of the World” last summer or taking a pause, the band pulled back.  Drummer Ben Lieber said the band wanted to fine-tune its product, line up the correct avenues for release and take a break from touring.

The band will emerge from this contemplative hiatus to start its 2017 Northeast Tour upstairs at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 inside Studio @ Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.).

Revisiting energized and evocative material off earlier EPs “Scrapbook Minds" and “Bloodlines,” the foursome of Lieber, Brent Martone (vocals/guitar), Alex Matos (bass) and Ryan Harris (guitar) will now attempt its restart, connecting its past with a refined approach to its daring next step. And for fans who have been waiting for new Head North material since the dog days of summer, good news: your patience will soon be rewarded.

Heart Attack Man, Super American, Into the Wake and Petal Books will open this all-ages show. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 to $12 (

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