Buffalo's NYE Sonic Celebration


After a successful inaugural year featuring some of the region's finest musical acts, Sound in Motion returns to downtown Buffalo to commemorate the New Year. As the end of 2007 approaches, a finale of festivities has taken shape as MNM Presents returns with two of the premier nights of music and art western New York has seen in some time.

2007's Sound in Motion will present a kaleidoscope of sight and sound, featuring six bands performing over two nights at two of the best venues downtown Buffalo has to offer. To commence the countdown celebration, the Pearl Street Brewery will play host on 12/29 to an extraordinary evening of exploratory jazz-fusion and industrial samba funk. Performing live will be Brooklyn-bred Beyondo, featuring members of the acclaimed Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and Hylofi, brainchild of Thought guitarist Tim Allen, boasting an all-star supergroup comprising members of several of the Buffalo and NYC bands appearing on the two-night bill. Both bands performing at Pearl Street offer artistically explosive expression, combining elements of pop, avant-garde, funk and improvisation sure to keep heads moving all the way to the 4 a.m. Buffalo curfew.

The famed Tralf Music Hall will be the setting for Buffalo's biggest and best NYE bash, featuring some of the region's finest and most eclectic music acts and visuals by Fractal Project. Commencing the showcase will be former Buffalo heavyweights, Thought. For years, they were a staple of the local music scene and their return is undoubtedly a proper fit to get the party started. Following will be the 12/8 Path Band, a mobile, 10-piece, all acoustic almost marching band that will move the crowd into an interactive frenzy. Toronto's King Sunshine will ring-in the 2008, blowing the lid off the Tralf with what will surely be one of their legendary, trademark disco dance parties to get folks dancing and sweating just in time for evening ending Lazlo Hollyfeld. Fresh off their first visit to SXSW and two cross-country tours, Lazlo is the most impressive product to come from the Queen City in recent years, producing a textured concoction of decadent grooves capable of cooing any ears.


[Published on: 12/20/07]

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Funkmobster starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/20/2007 11:23AM
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AW YEAH! Perfect pre-parties for the Ice Bowl! Cannot wait!

xninjaxattackx Thu 12/20/2007 04:04PM
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Lazlo is gonna be sick. B-Lo throwdown.

a22nz starstarstarstarstar Thu 12/20/2007 07:07PM
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Sweet, souds like it will be sick!

Deadphishbiscuits Fri 12/21/2007 09:19AM
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Does sound pretty good, but for everything else going on NYE buffalo just isnt the place to be. Would be nice to see Moe come back to town and throwdown a lil NYE for the home town but cant always get what you want ya know? Not far from Bufftown a little Hippies Ball will be happening in the ROC should be a good way to dance in the new year locally. But props to buffalo for getting an NYE thing started who knows it could lead to bigger and Better things. Well heres wishing a good show to One and All no matter what your doing on NYE enjoy

Funkmobster Fri 12/21/2007 09:35AM
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xninjaattackx - This is also Lazlo's Record release party for their first new album in over 2 years, "Elimination."

deadphishbiscuits - Buffalo IS the place to be if you are a hockey fan. The BIGGEST hockey game ever (in the USA) is 1/1 at Rich Stadium.

See you all there.

MiWi La Lupa Mon 12/24/2007 10:33AM
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MiWi La Lupa

YAYYY. Hi! I'll be the guy singing, and playing Bass Trumpet, in Beyondo, Hylofi on the 29th, AND with Thought on NYE. I can't wait! Goooood music for all da keeeids! See ya there.


Mike a.k.a. MiWi la Lupa

gabus! starstarstarstarstar Sat 12/29/2007 05:42PM
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Erin C. - you are a p i m p

Emo Thu 1/3/2008 08:01AM
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since when has buffalo been called the Queen City? I lived there for 22 years and never once heard that reference... Last I knew the Queen City was Charlotte.