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PODCAST: The Struggle Is Real (S1E14)

Musicians Ryan Gurnett, Dennis Reed Jr and Will Webb talk about the good, the bad and the funny of the Western New York music scene. Matto and Norelle tell us about Sugar City, the unique community arts space on Niagara Street in Buffalo, and about the fifth annual Sugar City Band Lottery. They also join Dennis and Will to play the first edition of The Fretboard Feud, with answers from our listeners. Ryan unveils our encyclopedic new Spotify playlist of Buffalo bands and recaps and previews local shows.

00:00:46 Show overview, Dennis’s withheld apology, Ryan’s theory, and Dennis’s handler
00:03:31 Buffalo PorchFest on 5/19, Ryan’s dog-petting service
00:05:52 The Biggest, Baddest Spotify List of Buffalo Bands crushes souls of rivals
00:07:41 MUSIC: Rust Belt Brigade, “Stardust”
00:09:45 Review of Minus the Bear at Town Ballroom (5/1), Dennis’s photo pass
00:14:56 Upcoming shows
00:18:00 Ryan’s feelings about singing live in his Sugar City Lottery band, Broski, at 6/2 showcase
00:21:04 Chase Atlantic: Chasers gonna chase
00:23:23 MUSIC: Gun Candy, “Symmetry”
00:27:14 INTERVIEW: Matto and Norelle of Sugar City
00:45:38 MUSIC: Honey Coma, “Talk without Touching”
00:48:21 INTERVIEW cont’d: Darth Vaper and the Phantom Power Menace
00:53:10 GAME: The Fretboard Feud #1: “How do you remember a lyric or riff?”
00:59:52: #2: “Name a red flag when auditioning a new band member”
1:08:24 #3 “Name a cover song you never want to hear again”
1:17:53 The long goodbye. June 1st: Humble Braggers

FOR FURTHER STUDY

http://www.buffalosugarcity.org/

https://guncandy.bandcamp.com/

https://honeycomaband.bandcamp.com/

http://wnymusicscene.com

Ryan’s superior local music Spotify playlists are available at: https://open.spotify.com/user/kellanya?si=eUrfVz1HRP2RLL6olxExrg

Go give some love to our announcer, Dustin, and his podcast: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/upchuck-theater


Follow us on Twitter @SIRPodcastNY. Gurnett and Reed can also be found on Twitter @SirWilliamIdol‏ and @agenbyte, respectively.

Keep up with our shenanigans on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheStruggleisRealPodcast/

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