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Mohawk Place hosts weekend of local rock

If you have been meaning to get into local music this year and have been putting it off, then this weekend at Mohawk Place is your better-late-than-never chance with two nights devoted to area bands.

Humble Braggers, formerly a one-man recording project of Tom Burtless (brother of Buffalo Eats’ Donnie), has since become a fully realized, soaring synth-pop act after the release of its stellar EP “Disposable Friends” earlier this year.

Not even a scaled back re-tinkering, which has seen HB recently settle into a three-piece, has slowed the danceable group down, gaining comparisons to acts like Two Door Cinema Club to Small Black to Rochester’s Joywave throughout the year.

Humble Braggers performs Dec. 10 in an eclectic bill of local rock talent that includes grunge revivalists The Naturalists, psych act Sleepy Hahas and sturdy space rockers Aircraft.

Mr. Boneless

Mr. Boneless performs Dec. 11 in Mohawk Place.

Mohawk Place’s back-to-back local rock showcases continues Dec. 11 with a bill that includes a performance from Fredonia-born crust-folk outfit Mr. Boneless.

After a rather quiet summer on the live circuit, the gritty quartet returned with a busy final quarter of 2015, backed by the release of its new EP, “Urban Decay.”

Full of growling vocals and backwater blues rock, the quartet boasts a sound that few in Buffalo can replicate, and along with their former Fredonia show mates, the now defunct Well Worn Boot, brings an unmatched energy to the stages of Western New York.

Joining Mr. Boneless will be surf-pop act Dreambeaches, Sonny Baker and Rochester alternative rock outfit Scope and Figure. Doors open at 7 p.m. with a cover of $5.

Further event details can be found here.

Urban Decay by Mr. Boneless

Related reading:

*Jeff Miers talks about Aircraft in an October show preview
*Spotlight on Humble Braggers from June 2015
*The Public's spotlight on The Naturalists
*Mac's feature on Sleepy Hahas

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