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Double the Cute Is What We Aim For

A hometown show is a very big deal, especially here in Buffalo. Cute Is What We Aim For is a Buffalo-based emo group that formed more than a decade ago and produced two popular records with Fueled By Ramen.

The band’s debut, “The Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch,” is remembered as a seminal record not just for the band, but for the burgeoning genre back in the mid-2000s.

The band is celebrating the album, which spawned the hit “The Curse of Curves,” by playing it in its entirety on tour including shows Oct. 27 and 28 at the Studio @ Waiting Room (334 Delaware Ave.). The band is touring with vocalist Shaant Hacikyan, guitarist Jeff Czum, bassist Seth Van Dusen and drummer Tom Falcone.

The group, which has played the Warped Tour, is an important facet in the pantheon of local bands that have gained nationwide attention over the years. These two shows serve not only as a testimony to the history of the band and its work, but as a love letter to the city and fans from which they arose.

Cute is What We Aim For will be joined by Arrow Trail on Oct. 27 in the Waiting Room and Wild Things on Oct. 28 in Studio @ Waiting Room (upstairs). Doors for both shows open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 advance, $25 day of show. Visit

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