If there is one thing that gets local music fans hyped for summer, its the announcement of Alternative Buffalo's Kerfuffle lineup.
Now entering its fourth year, the annual one-day festival went live yesterday, sending members of the always eager #AltFamily in a social media frenzy.
Set to return to its Canalside home base (44 Prime St.) at 12:30 p.m. June 17, the taste-making crew over at Alt Buffalo has curated its most eclectic lineup yet. If you happened to miss the festival unveil, here is a rundown of who will be taking over the waterfront this summer.
Over 15 years since releasing its shout-along hit single "Screaming Infidelities," long time emo outfit Dashboard Confessional will take on the headlining role at this year's Kerfuffle.
Songwriter Chris Carrabba's heart-on-your-sleeve lyrics have been soundtracking some of his fans most tender moments for years now, and while the band has not shared any new music since 2009, expect a set full of teary-eyed audience accompaniment long into the Canalside evening.
Hailing from Brooklyn, the on-the-rise duo has been riding high behind its hypnotic 2015 single "Tearing Me Up," found on the pair's debut album "Days Gone By."
Previously featured on Alt Buffalo's "You Saw Them First" series at Waiting Room this fall, the group's smooth, mid-tempo catalog will be upgraded to a much larger venue for its return performance in downtown Buffalo.
Scotland's workmanlike post-punk revivalist's have been steadily releasing collections bouncy dance-punk since dropping its swagger-filled, self-titled debut record in 2004. The album would earn the Glasgow group the Mercury Music Award for Best British Album, as well as land the rockers spots on countless best-of lists.
The group's most recent album was 2013's guest-filled, turn-the-clock release "Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action."
The Baltimore-based band nearly shut down the internet a few years ago after delivering a star-in-the-making, Letterman-approved performance of the breakthrough track "Seasons" on "Late Night" in 2014.
Led by the wavy-legged crooner Samuel Herring, the New Wavey group is back, prepping for the release of its eagerly-awaited new record "The Far Field" later this spring.
Making good on its promise to return to Buffalo after illness caused the band to cancel its performance at Kerfuffle's holiday counterpart, Grouplove will help round out the summer lineup along with innovative and elaborate music video band OK GO, buzzing Austin electro duo Missio and the moody L.A. synth trio Sir Sly.
Tickets for Kerfuffle 2017 will go on sale for $35-$50 at 10 a.m. March 15 (alternativebuffalo.com, Ticketfly). A limited number of #AltFamily VIP tickets will be available for $150. Further event details can be found here.