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Product placement on the rise

02/14/16 3:17pm | By Luke Heuskin

Peyton Manning’s post-Super Bowl 50 interviews treated Americans to more than the trivia of what the Broncos’ quarterback’s favorite brew is.

Manning left no doubt that Budweiser – and none other than Budweiser – was the best way for the nation to go on celebrating his team’s victory, as he twice stated in postgame interviews that he would be drinking that brand of beer after the big win.

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Q&A: Steak and Cake Records turns 5

Q&A: Steak and Cake Records turns 5

02/11/16 4:05pm | By GRACE TRIMPER

Started in 2011, Steak and Cake has spent the past five years producing local indie, alternative and even hip-hop groups, including Schlia’s own rock band Red Heat. His Bandcamp page has a discography of almost 100 different projects and collaborations with musicians from across the City of Buffalo and beyond.

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Future reigns in wicked start to the year

Future reigns in wicked start to the year

02/11/16 4:02pm | By DARLENE BRUMFIELD

Purple Reign’s track list includes “Super Future” delivering another masterpiece, without the need for featuring artists. The frenzy and increasing popularity Future has acquired can also be a result of his exclusion of featuring other artists – solely sticking to his grassroots of providing hard, gritty lyricism, with memorable ad-libs.

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The Spectrum’s sex playlist: R&B edition

02/07/16 5:10pm | By BRIAN WINDSCHITL

The past year has been killer for R&B music. From the The Weeknd’s domination of the charts to the inventive FKA twigs, the scene is bursting with promising new talent.

For The Spectrum’s annual sex playlist, we decided to pick out some of our favorite R&B songs that are good for late nights.

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​Chairlift’s third album warms in wintertime

​Chairlift’s third album warms in wintertime

01/31/16 5:33pm | By Delmarie Lewis

It’s winter, it’s freezing and everyone is craving for a little summer. So as the cold kicks into full gear, it’s refreshing to listen to Chairlift’s new summer-esque album Moth. It’s synth, heavy, slow beats and guitar accents paint a warm beachside picture, despite its winter release date. The thematic core of the album – love and love of music – gives the album vibes that fit best lounging around with friends or a loved one in the summer sun.

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