South Buffalo Porchfest

Michael is back for the second annual South Buffalo Porchfest.

Details and address to be released soon!

Local Music Tuesdays – Buffalo’s Best Young Performers

The Stage and Struggling Productions are happy to be partnering together to bring you a series of local music on Tuesdays. Come see the best of what Buffalo has to offer.

On Tuesday, March 10th we are happy to bring you a night of Buffalo’s best young, up-and-coming bands. Catch these acts now, before you have to pay $40 for nosebleed seats.

Featuring:

Jenn DeSantis
Pop sensibilities with progressive keyboards and (at times) operatic vocals.

Not For Nothing
Up-and-coming alt-pop group

Mind Chaser
Psychedelic alternative rock

Michael DeLano
Singer, songwriter, blues guitarist, and All WNY Music Award Winner for Best New Artist 2019. At just 17, he’s making huge waves in Buffalo. Catch him locally while you still can.

Gunthers Radio
Local alt rock band. A hidden gem from Hamburg.

TOOTH
Filthy garage rock trio

$5 at the door
21+ with valid ID
Doors at 6, Music at 7

#TheSceneIsAliveAndWell

International Blues Challenge

Michael DeLano represents the WNY Blues Society in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN!Mem

Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Anniversary Celebration

A Celebration of The Buffalo Music Hall of Fame and our Historic Buffalo Music Hall of Fame Room located in the Hard Rock Cafe, Niagara Falls, NY. FREE Event for all. Meet & Greet Alumni, learn about BMHOF Programs. Entertainment provided by Inductees- Class of 1995 ONLY HUMEN and Yellen Scholarship winner Michael DeLano. Light Refreshments will be served.

Memphis Bound Competition

Join me and watch me compete in the WNY Blues Society Memphis Bound Competition to travel to Memphis for the 2020 International Blues Competition.

MAX Talks Writing & Proposing to His Wife With ‘Lights Down Low’

This is an aside post.

Pop singer-songwriter MAX recently sat down with Billboard as part of the “How It Went Down” video series, to reveal how his romantic breakthrough hit song “Lights Down Low” — which he used to propose to his now-wife — was created.

The track, which appears on MAX’s third studio album Hell’s Kitchen Angel, was written while he was on tour with Fall Out Boy and Wiz Khalifa. At the time, the musician had just started dating the woman he would one day marry, and she would fly out to see him on weekends throughout the tour. “Our time was so precious,” says MAX, explaining that the lyric, “Can I stop the flow of time?/ Can I swim in your divine?” was inspired by their short, sporadic visits together.

“We would just have these weekends in different states on this tour and trying to just encapsulate them,” he adds. “I didn’t want her to leave ever. I just wanted it to be that moment, us together, and not anything else in the world.”
MAX says that he had a great energy with the song’s co-writers, Liam O’Donnell and 3OH!3’s Nathaniel Motte, and that O’Donnell initially came up with the track’s hook. “The music kind of surrounded that hook, and then we wrote all the lyrics around the hook, which is rare,” MAX explains. “But for this one, it was just this encapsulated feeling… what are the things that you really soak another person up with?”

“I actually proposed to my wife with the song with a harp player and I sang it to her,” the New York-based musician continues. “Those little moments are the ones that you really remember… just laying with someone you love, and their head on your chest, and just the little tiny things that really sort of encapsulate a story.”

You can watch MAX tell the full story of how “Lights Down Low” was written – and hear him sing a few lines of the song – below.MAX says that he had a great energy with the song’s co-writers, Liam O’Donnell and 3OH!3’s Nathaniel Motte, and that O’Donnell initially came up with the track’s hook. “The music kind of surrounded that hook, and then we wrote all the lyrics around the hook, which is rare,” MAX explains. “But for this one, it was just this encapsulated feeling… what are the things that you really soak another person up with?”

“I actually proposed to my wife with the song with a harp player and I sang it to her,” the New York-based musician continues. “Those little moments are the ones that you really remember… just laying with someone you love, and their head on your chest, and just the little tiny things that really sort of encapsulate a story.”

You can watch MAX tell the full story of how “Lights Down Low” was written – and hear him sing a few lines of the song – below.

Taylor Swift Highlights the Difference Between Her Cats Meredith & Olivia in Instagram Video

As every Swiftie knows, Taylor Swift has two cats with very distinctive personalities:

Olivia, the sassy but friendly weirdo, and Meredith, the cold-hearted queen. On Tuesday (Feb. 27), Swift shared a rare Instagram video of the two, showing off their unique personalities.

The video — which she captioned: “In this house, there is no correct or incorrect way to relax” — shows Meredith sitting on the bed as a normal cat would while Olivia awkwardly lies on her side on the hard floor.