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Dan Burkhardt – Vocals, Saxophone
Tom Bowers – Guitar
Dan Wallace – Guitar
Luke Hammill – Bass
Dan Sheppard – Drums

  • Autopunch was formed in 2009
  • Winner of “ Supernova Battle of the Bands” at the Tralf on March 19, 2010
  • Winner of 2010 “University of Buffalo Battle of the Bands”
  • Performed  the 2010 Music is Art Festival at the Albright Knox Art Gallery and has played shows at Nietzsche’s, Tudor Lounge, Broadway Joe’s, Elmwood Lounge, and Club W
  • The recorded six original songs that are streaming on My Space
  • Website: www.autopunch.org
    Photo: Clinton Hodnett / The Spectrum



Corey Damba - Vocals
Jake Boyce – Guitar
Victor Morales – Guitar
Mark Franklin – Bass
Jeremy – Drums

  • Formed in December 2009 they perform Metal / Progressive / Technical music
  • Construct played at the 8th Annual Music Is Art Festival in September,2010
    Photo by: Justin Howard



Brandon Jones – Keyboards
Darryl Jacobs – Bass
Delvin Payton – Drums
Marshal Badger – Guitar

  • Performs alternative jazz, funk and gospel
  • Influenced by his father, at an early age Delvin started playing drums at State Tabernacle COGIC
  • Began playing with various community choirs such as recording artists The New Beginning Chorale, Eric Johnson, Jerome Ferrell and Pentecostal Temple COGIC




  • Graduated from Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
  • Host of the successful “tunes4food” WNY food bank campaign
  • Grace is a graduate of Music Is Art’s “Music In Action”
  • Album “To Whom it May Concern” available on Popadelic Records
  • Website: www.gracestumberg.com



Devon Kelly – Vocals, Guitar
Nick Iacuzzo – Guitar
Steve Whyte – Bass
Nick DeJoy – Drums

  • Heavy metal band Absence of Light was formed in early 2010 by guitarists Devon Kelly and Nick Iacuzzo
  • They played their first show on May 28th
  • According to the band they are all about the music and music alone - thanking the support of their growing fan base




Patrick Moran – Vocals
Jessica Zeth – Vocals
Alexander Cody Matos – Lead Guitar
Kevin Lambert – Rhythm Guitar
Lenzie Humphrey – Bass
Kevin Grant – Drums

  • Formed in 2009 the band performs hard rock, punk, metalcore
  • They are planning on releasing their first CD in 2011
  • Performed at Music Is Art 2010



Paul Todaro – Vocals, Upright Bass
Ron Kowalewski – Accordian
Phil Knoerzer – Guitar
Maggie Zindle – Fiddle
Gus Russo - Drums

  • Former members: Gary Meixner, Greg Gizzi, Jerry Augustyniack, Todd Benzin
  • Formed in 2003 the Skiffle Minstrels started performing in 2009
  • They started playing originals after booking a radio appearance and being told they could not play covers, only their own material
  • They are a dance band that plays western swing standards, Cajun classics and upbeat originals
  • 5 time winners - ArtVoice  “Best of Buffalo” awards
  • Recorded a CD entitled “Homespun”
  • Website: www.skiffleminstrels.com
    Photo: Michelle Perkins Kowalewski



Leroy Townes – Vocals, Guitar
Ronnie Stinger – Guitar
Blazing Saddles – Guitar
Doc Sonic – Bass
Zach – Drums

  • Originally from Genesee River Valley area the band is making Buffalo their new home
  • Initially formed in 2005 by Beave Sorensen the band has gone through various personnel changes
  • Performs original roots rock music
  • Released “Country Visions” in 2005 and “Leroy Townes” in 2009
  • Has opened for Three Dog Night, Blue Rodeo, Luke Doucet and 54/40
  • Website: Leroytownes.com



Hank Miller – Vocals, Piano
Filip Ragusa – Guitar
Adam Wakefield – Bass, Vocals
Zac Ausman – Drums

  • Formed in 2007 when three of the members disbanded from their previous group Marionette
  • In 2009 began playing regular dates in the WNY market
  • Recorded S/T Demo in 2008
  • Recorded an EP “Celebrity Crush” in 2009 and “Signals” in 2010
  • Side projects include : Unwelcomed Guests
  • Website: www.iceberg.bandcamp.com