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The Tins

The Tins

Indie / Rock / Pop Buffalo, NY  US


  • Sat

    Nov 7

    Buffalo, NY, US | 9:30pm
  • Tue

    Oct 13

    Brooklyn, NY, US | 3:00pm

    Howth - The Tins - Nightmares of Nashville - Best Behavior - Bree and the Whatevers - Polivox - Out Of System Transfer This event is 21 and over HowthFacebookLinksWe were both leaving the worst behind, mistakes we had made that followed us into the dusty corners of our old rooms. Leaving behind those we spoke of love to, but felt none for anymore. We were leaving behind days of feeling like aliens in our own homes. He moved in the basement, I lived upstairs. We felt fresh, wide eyed, and ready for the world we had been scared to embrace. But the day was too bright, and the faces were too mean, and the city felt no different. We felt no different. So, we hid in the basement where the light barely cracked through the grates like a prison. But we had chosen this prison and we needed it. Our legs wouldn't let us crawl upstairs or out the door. We didn't give a fuck what anyone would think, but with that our eyes were no longer wide. They had adjusted to the dim light of a flickering light bulb and the red lights of guitar pedals. I was lonely and still had my demons, he was lonelier and just waiting for something bad to happen. Survival mode. He had to move back home to Minnesota to take care of his dying father. He was almost too late. I moved to nature and felt wide eyed again. Our friend burned down the old place while he slept. He barely walked out alive. I went back with him to gather stringless guitars covered in fire extinguisher fluid, tapes that had blackened, and ash covered drums. Nothing worked, but I didn't care anymore. We finished what we had to. Here it is. Some kind words said about us: "...beautifully atmospheric..." - My Old Kentucky Blog "... (Howth) is a raw and emotional album that is as real as they come." - We All Want Someone " You don't normally hear too much fuzz in folk songs (Blitzen Trapper do it well), but Howth put it to great use in this one." - You Ain't No Picasso "It can take you on a drive through the country, it can take you to a peaceful city street at night, it can make you remember feeling in love." - The Deli NYC The TinsBuffalo, NYs The Tins are a three piece that craft tight, masterfully layered jams that build and fold into honest, captivating tracks.(The Recommender) Keyboard player and vocalist Mike Santillo, drummer Dave Muntner, and guitarist and vocalist Adam Putzer met in an underground practice space at Binghamton University in New York. Post-graduation found the trio tight on funds, and it was decided the best option was to relocate to a small loft above Mike Santillo Seniors trucking company. Unfortunately, no one had set foot in the space for over a decade, and the band found themselves the proud residents of an unlivable hellhole, replete with dead birds and dead mice, moldy walls, rusty pipes, and an all-encompassing inch thick layer of dust. Determined to see their plan through, the band put music on hold and spent months gutting out and fully renovating the loft, living in the Santillos living room for the duration. Going through such an arduous experience cemented the bond between the friends, and it should be noted that while they each hold a unique role in the band, The Tins are a true democracy; each member is a songwriter in his own right, and every Tins track is a fully collaborative creation. And their hard work paid off - the band now resides in a custom rehearsal studio / loft where they spend their time writing music. The Tins rehearse as loud and as often as they like provided that its after 5pm and the trucking company below is closed. The Tins released an eponymous EP in April of 2010, which NME called extraordinarily moving, and whose brevity caused Magnet to lament that we understand that brand-new bands usually have very little material to offer at first, but for bands like the Tins, five tracks just arent enough. They went on to share the stage with bands such as Tokyo Police Club, The Blow, Plants and Animals, and The Sam Roberts Band driving to the shows in "Wild Stacy," a 1994 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. Life's A Gas, their debut full length, was written by the band with Modest Mouse producer Joe Blaney. Melding flecks of art rock, new wave, and post-punk with massively catchy alternative rock foundations, the Tins are destined for greatness. They reach back to rock and roll origins, and deliver the goods: Soulful guitar riffs and enchanting keyboard playing. (We All Want Something To Shout For) Best BehaviorWebsiteFacebookLinksInspired by a breakup and a not-so-sunny cosmic prediction delivered by an astrologer, the songs on its debut release, Good Luck Bad Karma were written in under a month by Best Behavior's Alex Gruenburg, who went on to play and sing every part on the album himself. Reverb-soaked guitars are paired with playful vocal melodies and an infectious raw energy, resulting in the kind of summery, upbeat songs that will appeal to fans of Best Coast and Wavves. Bree and the WhateversFacebookLinks PolivoxWebsiteMySpaceTwitterLinksALYSON GREENFIELD experiments with synthesizers, glockenspiels, chord organs, drums, autoharps, and beatboxers, and string trios to create her "eclectic sound" (AM New York), chock-full of "satiating and seductive songs" (LA Examiner). As well as having shared the stage with indie-folk favorites Jenny Owen Youngs and Holly Miranda, Greenfield is no stranger to the electro and hip-hop scenes. Future Rock's remix of her song "Understand the Sky" was released on the Chicago-based electronica trio's most recent album, and the original version of the song currently appears in Josh Stolberg's (Good Luck Chuck, Pirhana 3D) newest feature film Conception. Greenfield's most recent release, Rock Out With Your Glockenspiel Out, an album of hip-hop covers which was named the #2 Covers EP of 2011 by Cover Me has gained media attention, especially for her "re-inventions" (Cover Me) of Coolio's "Gangsta's Paradise" on a glockenspiel and L.L. Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" on a baby grand piano, which have led to feature performances at both the 2010 and 2011 American Beatboxing Championships, alongside Rahzel, Raaka (Dialted Peoples), and DJ Johnny Juice (Public Enemy). Greenfield was named "One of the 5 CMJ 2011 Acts You Should Have Seen" by The Faster Times, an "Upcoming NYC Artist" by NYC's The Deli, and was one of the first 5 artists chosen to record at Converse's Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn. Greenfield's engaging and charismatic live performances where "the stage becomes her playroom" (Venus Zine), have been called "amazing...funny, spontaneous" (Thy Daily Noise) and "mesmerizing to watch" (Music Crush Girl). In addition to being a songwriter and performer, Greenfield is also the Founder/Director of the Tinderbox Music Festival, an annual Brooklyn-based event showcasing emerging female musicians, and giving back to NYC non-profits empowering young women through the arts. The festival has grown quickly since its formation in 2010, garnering press from The New York Times, Time Out New York, Billboard, Brooklyn Vegan, and more. Out Of System TransferWebsiteFacebookLinksOut of System Transfer comes from Brooklyn, and plays high-energy, semi-acoustic folk-punk. Live shows with Out of System Transfer are an engaging mix of jangly punk, punchy brass, and crisp vocal harmonies, enjoyable for all who like dancing, yelling, and mayhem. On top of playing some of New York's coolest DIY venues like the ABC No Rio, Silent Barn, and Goodbye Blue Monday, they have performed at events supporting activist groups like SolidarityNYC and the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls.

  • Sat

    Oct 3

    Buffalo, NY, US | 1:00pm
  • Fri

    Sep 25

    Buffalo, NY, US | 9:30pm
  • Sat

    Sep 12

    Buffalo, NY, US | 7:00pm


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Sounds Like: The Beatles, The Flaming Lips * OFFICIAL FAN PAGE, Wolf Parade, Modest Mouse, The Shins

Manager: Mark Allen, DHM Agency

Bio: With influences ranging from The Kinks and Badfinger to Animal Collective and Peter Bjorn and John, Buffalo, New York three-piece The Tins craft tight, masterfully layered songs that PopMatters calls “all the right sounds and all the right feelings.” Their new EP, Young Blame, shows the band’s ev...See Full Bio

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