Let me start by telling you the Collective has been WORKING, and there's no sign of these artists slowing down anytime soon.
Neetchy dropped his long-awaited solo album, Songs For, And About You, on June 2nd. The album includes features from Lil B (TYBG) and french artist Cazlab. Listen now on Spotify. Let me know what your favorite tracks are!
While we're talking about surprise drops, you probably didn't even know this one was coming. Today, Intrepid Travelers released Funnel Down Stream Vol.1: Live From The Couch. This release is a compilation of the band's best moments from their Tuesday night livestreams (#FunnelDownStream) during lockdown in 2020-2021. The release kicks off with a 29 minute "Funnel," so you're definitely in for a ride. Listen now on Spotify.
Intrepid Travelers also released a submission for NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. The song, "Stand the Heat," was written by Donny Frauenhofer. Check it out below.
Videography by Christian Dobosiewicz.
Donny Frauenhofer's new video release premiered at 10:00am this morning. "But Then I Remembered" is a song Donny was commissioned to write for the Burchfield Penney Art Center. You can listen to the original version here, which if you told me was released by Nintendo, I'd believe you. Donny arranged the tune for a live ensemble and recorded/filmed this video in the lobby of the gallery. The ensemble also includes Adam Bronstein, Ellen Pieroni (hey, that's me!), Colin Brydalski, Isaiah Griffin, and Ryan Campbell. Check it out below.
Now, let's get to the live stuff.
Thursday, June 10th
Saranaide is performing at Live on the Lawn -- an outdoor concert series at the Carnegie Art Center. Tickets and presale food and beverages can be purchased here. The lineup includes Sara Rodriguez, Stu Weissman, Avery Weissman, and Nelson Rivera. Visit the event page for more information.
Also on Thursday, check out the newly dubbed Funk Knights at The Cave. This group of musicians has been doing a monthly Funk Night at The Cave (presented by NYS Music) for months now, but this will be the first one as an official band! The band includes Donny Frauenhofer, Ellen Pieroni, Matt Fantini (Space Junk), Colin Brydalski, and Ryan Nogle (Funktional Flow). The show runs from 7-10pm. Sit-ins welcome. Visit the event page for more information.
Saturday, June 12th
Porchfest is one of my absolute favorite things about a Buffalo summer. Stay tuned for my full article on Porchfest coming later this week, but for now, make sure you plan on catching Chuckie Campbell at 1:00pm on the corner of Elmwood and Lafayette. The band includes members of Collective artists The Black Den.
Later on Saturday, head to PAUSA Art House to catch Zach Brock and Bob Lanzetti (of Snarky Puppy) for a special duo performance. Tickets are available here. You won't want to miss this intimate performance!
Lastly, in news, welcome Grosh to the Collective!
Grosh is a high energy rock band from Buffalo, NY featuring Grace Lougen (guitar), Josh English (drums), Megan Brown (vocals), and Dylan Hund (bass). With influences from bands such as Led Zeppelin and Pearl Jam, the band writes music that is visceral, heavy, and inspiring.
Check out/support Grosh on your fav platform:
We still have one more new Collective artist to announce, so keep an eye on LHC's socials to find out who it is!
Stay tuned for next week's article to find out what the Collective is up to then, but in the meantime, check out some of these releases and a live show or two! Support these great musicians however you are able. Hope to see y'all out there!