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A decade later: A conversation with Aly & AJ

06/07/18 4:47pm | By BRENTON J. BLANCHET

Aly & AJ is still the sister-powered pop rock group from the golden age of Disney, but Aly and AJ Michalka are no longer under anyone’s creative control.

They make their own decisions.

Last year marked an entire decade since the duo’s last album, “Insomniatic,” an appropriate time for Aly & AJ to release their first independent project “Ten Years.”


The grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

10/23/16 5:02pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Brooklyn-based indie group Lucius will be playing at Babeville this week. Singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, whose lo-fi pop approach is very much compelling, head Lucius.

The band is touring to promote their second album Good Grief, which was released in March to moderate acclaim. The album features infectious lyrics and instrumentation on songs like “Born Again Teen” and “Gone Insane.”


UB student turns ambition into clothing company

10/13/16 12:50pm | By Miranda Albini

Partially Normal Clothing Company started off as a joke, but soon turned into a business.

UB student Brendan Cox, a junior economics major, his brother Evan Cox, and Ryan Thompson, an integrated marketing communications major at John Carroll University, were hanging out when they thought of starting their own business. The idea of starting a clothing company was a conversation over winter break that later turned into reality.


The Grapevine

10/09/16 10:13pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

Whether you have a taste in conscious rap or death-metal, there’s something for everyone that’s only a short drive away. Stick around Queen City and kick back with a few friends at some of these marvelous musical offerings.


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The Grapevine: Your weekly collection of Buffalo’s sonic selections

10/02/16 5:19pm | By BENJAMIN BLANCHET

It’s that time of year again – the turn from September to October marks the beginning of a lot of fall festivities. However, fall doesn’t mark the end of summer’s wide range of concerts to attend. This week we have rock stars, a jazz group and other multi-genre artists stopping by the Buffalo area to perform. Forget the outdoor activities for a moment and head indoors to see some great live artists.


Top spots to visit in Canada

09/28/16 7:12pm | By LINDSAY GILDER

While at UB, many students have gotten the opportunity to go to Canada for a “staycation.”

If Buffalo doesn’t quench your thirst for fun weekend activities, Canada is always a great opportunity to have a night out on the town with your friends.