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Our culture is obsessed with the notion of “the best” in every conceivable category, which may explain why so much journalistic writing over the past decade fits into the “best of list” genre. It’s generally intellectually lazy stuff, involving a healthy dose of recycled material, but rarely failing to do the trick, in terms of click bait, because everyone has an…

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The Elmwood Village is one of Buffalo's proudest commercial and residential bastions for a bevy of reasons: its concentration of diverse businesses, nurturing and protective block clubs, walk- and bike-ability, and commitment to beautification, to list a few. One way to appreciate the 20-year impact of the Elmwood Village Association, which comprises a two-person staff an…

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Indie-rock has now been around long enough to have grown several subgenre appendages. Which means we will be busy hyphenating everything in sight for the foreseeable future. Surely, this will become annoying. But it will have its uses.For example, when we want to describe the music of Southern California quartet Bad Suns, it’s nice that we can fall back on “r…

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Foster the People, the indie-pop trio from Cleveland fronted by songwriter Mark Foster, will play a Canalside show on Thursday, Sept. 11. The group, a 2010 “it band” based on the runaway success of its indelibly infectious indie-rock/synth-pop hybrid hit “Pumped Up Kicks,” is touring behind its sophomore effort, “Torches.”This will…

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Don't let the name Manchester Orchestra confuse you. The indie rock band, which bounds into Town Ballroom with a full bill at 6 p.m. May 20, is neither from Manchester, England, nor resembles an orchestra in the traditional sense. The Atlanta, Ga. band is on the final leg of its spring U.S. tour in promotion of Cope, the band's fourth full-length studio release, and its s…