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The Bridge elevates local music and musicians. We are committed to showcasing local talent from Western New York and Southern Ontario. Here are some of the latest artists to join our playlists.

Adam Insult & the Injuries

Hometown: Grand Island, NY

About:  Adam Insult & the Injuries is a collaboration project between Buffalo Music Hall of Fame inductees Maria Sebastian and Marc Hunt.

Website:  https://marchunt.bandcamp.com/music

Cardiac Cassette

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

About: Heavily influenced by the pop punk of the 90s and early 2000s, we are a 5-piece rock band from Buffalo, NY.

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E. Mez

Hometown: Eden, NY

About: E. Mez is a solo artist that spans from singer-songwriter to experimental psychedelic music.

Website: http://emez.bandcamp.com/

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Hometown: Buffalo, NY

About: Joy is Revolutionary

An all original Rock ‘n Soul band from Buffalo, NY. With thought provoking lyrics, strong melodies, and deep grooves, this diverse group of musicians bring to life a vibe reminiscent of decades past whilst grounded in a modern sonic landscape.

Led by producer/bass player André Pilette and singer/lyricist Michael Farrow, the band features Tim Webb on drums, Michael Ruopoli on percussion, Cory Clancy on guitar, Rufus “Breezy” Cole Jr. on keys, and Danielle Johnson on backing vocals.

Website: https://farrowband.com/

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Goodbye Metro

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

The Bridge local music Goodbye Metro

About:  It all started at the end of the world. Hayley and Logan made a pact on New Year's Eve 2011 that if the world didn't come to an end in 2012, they would create the band they always talked about forming. Playing out as many different versions of their original set up, they found their stride as two bassists accompanied by haunting vocals, electrifying lead bass and their steadfast drum machine. The duo has released two singles in 2021 'Give It Time' and 'Wanting Eyes' followed by ‘Marla’ in January of 2022.

Website:  https://goodbyemetro.com/

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Grace Greenan

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

About:  Unafraid to dive into any genre, Buffalo, NY Singer/Songwriter Grace Greenan celebrates the art of escapism. Indie Pop, Alternative Rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and EDM are just a few genres to describe the avant-garde nature of her music.

Attending a small Catholic school in Buffalo, New York her whole childhood, Grace Greenan developed her understanding of songwriting from liturgical and sacred music. Eager to break free from that shell, her love for the grit of Alternative Rock artist like City and Color and The Fray, drive the heartbeat and soul of her music.

Fascination with the power of pop artists like Demi Lovato and the heart-breaking ballads of Adele drove the honest but yet ambiguous characters in her projects; which soon developed Hip-Hop and R&B nuances from Kendrick Lamar and Mac Miller. Simply put the foundation of her stories have deep emotional depth and meaning, inspired from a vast variety of genres.

Website: https://gracegreenan.com
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Maria Laurendi

Hometown: Lewiston, NY

The Bridge local music Maria Laurendi

About:  Artist and singer/songwriter, Marina Laurendi, fuses elements of cinematic pop, alternative rock, and singer-songwriter lyricism to create her unique sound. Poetic and moody with catchy melodies and haunting vocals, her music is steeped in personal experience yet universally relatable. A Western New York native, Marina grew up as a theatre performer and moved to NYC shortly after college to perform Off-Broadway and around the East Coast. Her music is heavily influenced by the pulse of the city along with the quiet nostalgia of her roots. Marina has performed at notable venues such as The Bitter End in NYC, Hotel Cafe in LA, The Hard Rock Cafe in Niagara Falls, Nietzsche's and Mr. Goodbar in Buffalo, and The Orleans County Fairgrounds (Tedfest V). Her music has been featured on radio stations such as Thunder 102.5 in Sullivan County, Big Sound Music Blog and playlist, and has earned her spots on various other independent Spotify playlists. Her music is available on all major streaming platforms. Gramercy is out May 20th, 2022. Come on out to Nietzsche’s on June 11th to celebrate the release.

Website:  https://www.marinalaurendi.com/

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Maria Sebastian

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

The Bridge local music Maria Sabastian

About: Maria Sebastian is mostly known for her versatility. She regularly plays folk, rock ('90s alternative inspired), classic country / Americana, American songbook pop / jazz as well as her own original music, a blend of these. She has opened for dozens of national acts in various genres and has recorded with many of their members, most notably writing, recording, and performing from 1996-2001 with famed Steve Miller Band (others) drummer Gary Mallaber and ex Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist Jack Sherman. She has earned 18 local (WNY) and international music awards and has had music placed in television and film. Maria performs regularly in Buffalo, and has opened 8 times for Roger McGuinn of The Byrds, and 3 times for folk favorite Vance Gilbert, and in 2011, she toured parts of the US with 10,000 Maniacs as a backing vocalist and rhythm guitarist. Her 2009 CD, Yellow Envelope, has earned her praise among all it has been passed on to, including The Hudson Valley’s Daily Freeman (“Sebastian has a great record on her hands here.”) She has produced several tributes in recent years as well including her "Cline / Murray / Cash" full-band show playing songs by Patsy Cline, Anne Murray, and Roseanne Cash. This show was nominated by JazzBuffalo as a 2019 highlight after a sold-out show at Hotel Henry. 2020: Maria's new indie rock collaboration with sound engineer and bassist Marc Hunt (project name: Adam Insult & The Injuries) is now available on Bandcamp and your favorite distributor. Maria was inducted into the Buffalo Music Hall of Fame in 2021. Her new, mostly acoustic album (It Wasn't Wasted) is out summer 2022.

Website: http://www.mariasebastian.com/

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Marquee Grand

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

The Bridge local music Marquee Grand

About: Marquee Grand is a Buffalo based alternative/pop rock band consisting of vocalist/guitarist John Richter, guitarist Josh Owczarzak and drummer Matt Lawniczak. In 2019, the trio hit the airwaves with their breakthrough single, “Just Like You”. With countless support slots under their belt opening for national acts, Marquee Grand has their sights set on being a support act for an entire national tour. While there is a lot of uncertainty in the world, one thing is certain - that Marquee Grand will continue to make undeniably catchy and relatable pop rock.

Website: https://marqueegrand.com/

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Molly Conrad

Hometown: Eden, NY

The Bridge local music Molly Conrad

About: Molly Conrad, originally from Iowa, is a singer/songwriter known for her mellow fingerpicking, introspective lyrics, and indie folk-pop melodies. She has performed across the globe including around the midwest and southeast U.S., as well as parts of northern Germany, Belgium, and Denmark. Having recorded a few albums in Nashville, Molly recorded her latest at her new home in Buffalo, NY, entitled "Light of the Dark".

Website: https://mollyconradmusic.com/

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Night Slaves

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

About: Taking the beating heart of 60’s garage rock, the fuzzy dancing limbs of psychedelic Brit pop, and the sardonic lyrical strike of post-punk David Kane and John Toohill's NIGHT SLAVES have given life to another evolution in their experimental electronic world. Now featuring Lucy Bell, Ryan McMullen, and Kelly Mordaunt, this current five piece version finds a splash of color in the darkness using venomous hooks and eerily familiar vibes.

Website:  https://www.swimmingfaithrecords.com/
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Red Button Dilemma

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

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About:  A three-piece band from Buffalo NY influenced by Alt Rock, New Wave and Shoegaze. Atmospheric guitar, driving bass and calculated drums accompany a dark lyrical journey.

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Roger Bryan and the Orphans

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

The Bridge local music Roger Bryan and the Orphans

About:  For the past 15 years Roger Bryan and the Orphans have been forging a path merging classic American songwriting with both grace and recklessness. Over the course of 5 albums, multiple EP’s, and singles, they have created a catalog of ragged glory that continues to grow and evolve while managing to keep a heart still stitched on its worn sleeve.

Website:  http://rogerbryanandtheorphans.bandcamp.com/

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Sonny Baker

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

About:  "Baker is a wildly inventive guitarist whose ability to blend sweeping arpeggios, indie-rock jangle, and authoritative, outside-the-box soloing lends depth and soulfulness to the various bands he works with. His solo material is contemporary indie rock of the first order. Fans of Ween, Radiohead, Nels Cline and Television, line up."
Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News

Website: https://sonnybaker.bandcamp.com/

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The Spin Wires

Hometown: Cheektowaga, NY

The Bridge local music The Spin Wires

About: The Spin Wires is a four-piece Buffalo based band that plays a blend of dance rock infused with elements of new wave and punk. Their music has been featured on Showtimes' Emmy nominated series Shameless and on NBC's Player Style Files. Described as edgy and danceable, The Spin Wires' music has the infectious hooks of Franz Ferdinand mixed with the grooves of The Arctic Monkeys.

While striving to create excellent, uniquely original music, The Spin Wires love to have fun and never takes themselves too seriously- a refreshing element in both their live shows and evident throughout their recordings.

Website:  http://www.spinwires.com/

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Stress Dolls

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Stress Solls

About:  Hey all- my name is Chelsea. I began performing using the name Wolf back in 2013, and shortly afterwards formed a band. We recorded an EP called It’s Electric and released it in March of 2015. After a few line-up changes the band began expanding our reach, playing shows not only in Buffalo but also in surrounding areas such as Rochester, Geneseo, Fredonia, and even Brooklyn.

As time went on the Wolf name became a little confusing for people as there were other bands with the word “wolf” in them and so frequent mix-ups occurred. Thus the name Stress Dolls came to be, followed by the release of a self-titled EP in November of 2016 that we recorded with Justin Rose over at GCR Audio.

Over the course of the next few months we opened at shows for touring artists such as Shonen Knife, We Are Scientists, and USS before deciding to disband due to differing life directions. However, I chose to continue playing under the name Stress Dolls as I liked the name and thought one day I might form another band.

In the fall of 2017 I moved to Nashville, TN but then moved back to Buffalo 6 months later under somewhat unexpected circumstances (long story). In late 2018 I finally started playing shows and recording again. I had the chance to work with my friends Charles Dusel (Lonestar Sailing), Jay Milton (The Demos), Marc Hunt, and a host of others on my album Pain Is a Season, released in July 2020.

Marc and I hit the studio again in 2021 and on January 21st, 2022 I released my album FORWARD. The record features performances by Sally Schaefer (violin), Josh English (drums), TJ Luckman (bass), and Jordan Smith (lead guitar). So far, FORWARD has received press, playlist placements and radio play from such blogs as Bad Copy, The Power Chord Hour, The Alternative, Tinnitist, The Autumn Roses, and buffaBLOG.

Website: https://stressdollsmusic.com/

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Tedesco Knows Best

Hometown: Niagara Falls, NY

About:  Hailing from Niagara Falls, NY, Tedesco Knows Best is a rock group featuring Thomas (lead vocals, guitars) and Connor Best (bass, guitars). They forged the beginning of their musical journey with the worldwide release of their debut EP, “All Around Us”, to all major streaming platforms and CD on April 9, 2021.

Described by Nielsen’s David Universal as “a rock-leaning ballad,” the lead-off single, "Starry Eyes" garnered airplay on its first day of release and is in current rotation on 91.3 FM WBNY in Buffalo, NY. The song has also been played by Program Director Jack Anthony on 98.5 FM WYTX in Rock Hill, South Carolina as a part of their YTXposures series and by Brad Savage, Program Director of 91.3 FM WAPS The Summit in Akron, Ohio. Savage described the group as, “One of the hottest bands out of the Buffalo / Niagara Falls area.” The entire EP has received airplay and is currently in rotation on 91.3 FM, WBNY in Buffalo, NY.

Throughout the summer of 2021, the band performed throughout Western New York including the 16th annual Rock the Barn Festival in Clarence, Summerfest at Sal Maglie Stadium in Niagara Falls, the Thursday & Main series located at Fountain Plaza in Buffalo, and The Plaza at Buffalo State College.

Website: https://tedescoknowsbest.hearnow.com/all-around-us

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Hometown: Buffalo, NY

The Bridge local music TVMTM

About:  TVMTN (TV Mountain) is a four piece pop rock band from Buffalo, NY consisting of longtime friends and bandmates Mark Nosowicz, Andy Vaeth, Jeff Pietrzak, and Chris Groves from the Harvest Sum collective of musicians. Harvest Sum has been self-recording and producing their own records under the moniker since 2004.

Website:  https://tvmtn.bandcamp.com/

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West Ferry

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

About:  West Ferry is a loud, sad, and energetic emo/punk/rock band based in beautiful Buffalo, NY. Shaped by brews, buds, and desperation, West Ferry’s unique sound balances a sense of hostility and camaraderie to driving punk melodies and thoughtful lyrics.

Website: https://westferrymusic.com/

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We Were Blank

Hometown: Buffalo, NY

The Bridge local music We Were Blank

About:  Born on Craigslist rising from a suburbs basement we are We Were Blank. Just four dudes with too much free time... this is working out better than expected.

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We are looking for original bands with roots in Western New York and Southern Ontario to feature on our station.