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The Leones w/ The Shallows & First Ward Saturday, February 9th Live in The 9th Ward at Babeville

On Saturday, February 9th, Buffalo super-bands The Shallows and First Ward join The Leones for their 5th Anniversary show at The 9th Ward at Babeville. Tickets: General Admission $5.00 at, Babeville Box Office (M-F 11a-5p), The Rust Belt Bookstore, Terrapin Station Buffalo or charge by phone at 877.987.6487. Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 8:00pm.

The Leones
Singer/songwriter Justin Bachulak’s soulful, reverb-laden vocals and 80?s horror-movie synths, flow like a river with dream-weaving guitarist Dustin Lau’s swells and pedal work which add space and emotion to The Leones’ haunting yet natural sound.

Currently evolving with shades lush dream-pop, The Leones never miss a chance to explore their dark side moving from chilling, minor 7th chord ghost stories that transition into uplifting, major choruses.

Backed by vintage bass lines and layers of soundscape synths from Wren Williams Werner and dynamic drumming from Kevin Carney the quartet touch on everything from the desolate end of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, into Jim James and The War on Drugs territory and most currently- Beach House and Wild Nothing.

Their slew of synthy, summer night horror stories are featured on the October 2016 release – “Ghost in the City”. Like the Twin Peaks inspired “Fire Walk With Me” and the desolate, minor keyed “Eyes”.

The band’s Summer 2017 release “Songs From The Canyon” explores finding one’s self out on the open road of the West. The driving opener, “Coast” sets the stage while the chorus of “Dealer” explodes with layers of lush vocal harmonies and searing synths. Their 16 minute opus “Canyon” is filled with soaring peaks and heart-aching valleys that are sure to create deep connections with the listener. Carlos Castaneda would dig!

The Shallows
One of the most exciting indie rock bands in the Buffalo scene. Don’t miss out!

First Ward
Zak Ward (Son of the Sun) and Josh Mullin (Last Conservative) join up with guitarist Dave Harris, Kevin Sampson (Jealous Unknowns/Innocent Bystanders) on Keys/Acoustic guitar and Buffalo Music Association Hall of Fame member Jeff Schaller on drums to create a dynamic and powerful new sound.

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