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Aqueous celebrates release of brilliant sophomore effort

Who?: Mike Gantzer, guitar and vocals; Dave Loss, guitar, keyboards and vocals; Evan McPhadden, bass and vocals; Nick Sonricker, drums, percussion and vocals.
What?: The release of the band's sophomore effort,"Willy is 40" with a CD release concert at 9 p.m. Saturday in Nietzsche's (248 Allen St.). The band will play two sets. Admission to the show is $7.
Why?: Fresh from a heavy summer touring schedule that included a slot on the moe.down festival, Aqueous headed into GCR Audio with engineer Justin Rose, and emerged with an album that fully delivers on the promise of the band's debut, "Giant Something." This new collection fully captures the sonic depth and dynamic interplay at the core of the band's live shows. "Willy is 40" isn't just one of the most vibrant Buffalo recordings to be released this year - it's one of the best records, period.
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- Jeff Miers