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Slip Madigan

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF

Buffalo, New York, United States | SELF
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Slip Madigan @ Nietzsche's

Buffalo, New York, USA

Buffalo, New York, USA

Slip Madigan @ Nietzsche's

Buffalo, New York, USA

Buffalo, New York, USA



The Young Guns

Zack Mikida, Peanut Brittle Satellite: An edgy, progressive fusion of styles.

Adam Bronstein, Universe Shark: His own generation's Trey Anastasio? Could be.

Ben Smith and Ryan McDonough, Slip Madigan: A mind-bending amalgamation of psychedelia and jam-band leanings.

- The Buffalo News

Slip Madigan continued to display the blend of solid song structure and giddy psychedelia that has made it one the most exciting bands on the Buffalo indie music scene over the past year. The twin guitars and meshed vocals of Ben Smith and Ryan McDonough are a true delight — blending McDonough’s edgy, angular, Syd Barrett-like lines with Smith’s spacious, effect-laden chording and nimble solos while the rhythm section locks in with Dubbased precision is the band’s stock in trade. - Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News

Also on the bill are Slip Madigan, a band whose status in Buffalo’s music scene is kind of like that kid that sat in the back of classroom: quiet and scheming, waiting to set the school on fire. Needless to say, Slip Madigan have cemented themselves in the “best band you never heard of” category, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less deserving of their reputation as a group who refuses to be pigeon-holed by genre and arbitrary classifications. - Jon Wheelock - Artvoice

Tonight Mr. Goodbar hosts a post Alice Cooper jam session, as local favorites Aqueous and Slip Madigan join forces for a late night gig. Fresh off their appearance on the WBNY Local show, the eclectic genre-less Slip Madigan opens the evening up. Slip has been one of Buffalo's best kept secrets for sometime now, and after a dynamite performance opening for Keller Williams at Joe Urge's "Weekend Off 3" festival, the boys have kicked into high gear. Blending traditional jam rock with jazz fusion, latin grooves, and a little something that resist labels, Slip's tight sound is sure to get your body moving in a way that won't bother that sore neck you have from headbanging at the Alice Cooper show. - Sean McGill - buffaBLOG

Opening the show will be rising stars Slip Madigan. Slip is a freight train gaining speed, whose high energy live shows have begun earning them they eyes of much local press. With roots grounded in jam rock and jazz fusion, the band's all-encompassing mix of influence and progressive song structure cast off the musical limitaitons of both. The band just released a few tracks on iTunes, Amazon MP3, and CDbaby, and is fresh off last night's set opening for Kung Fu. - Sean McGill - buffaBLOG

If Universe Shark has taken a page or two from the Phish playbook, then Slip Madigan points back a generation further in the influence department, toward the music of the late, great Frank Zappa. Filtering Zappa’s polyrhythmic genius through the soft-focused lens of the deliriously experimental Ween, Slip Madigan — named after the famous football coach, and comprised of youthful virtuosos RJ Acanfora, Ryan McDonough, Brad Robbins, Ben Smith and Jay Stewart — ably accepted the baton from Universe Shark and finished the dizzying race.

The Slip Madigan guys are apparently masters at the art of introducing structure, then bending that structure beyond recognition and to the point of collapse, before bringing it all back home again, fully intact. They make all of this look and sound easy. - Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News

Slip Madigan

Who?: Ryan McDonough, guitar; Ben Smith, guitar; Brad Robbins, bass; Jay Stewart, percussion; RJ Ancafora, drums. What?: A freakishly, fiendishly addictive brand of modern psychedelic music, long on improvisation, the manipulation of organized chaos, serious musicianship and giddy hooks. Why?: Slip Madigan has emerged as one of the most exciting bands within Buffalo’s burgeoning jam band community. Jam band is the “grunge” of the ’10s, meaning, it fails to capture the nuances of most of the music it is meant to describe. Slip Madigan is more Radiohead than it is Grateful Dead, though the influence of both is certainly evident. Smart, fun, deeply musical stuff. What’s Next?: Slip Madigan shares the bill with prog-funk it-band Kung Fu and Buffalo’s own Universe Shark, at 10 tonight in Nietzsche’s (248 Allen St.). Check Out: - Jeff Miers - The Buffalo News


The Sun Shines Down On Me - Single - 2011
Without A Sound - Single - 2011
You've Had Enough - Single - 2011



Slip Madigan is known for having an impressively diverse, genre-bending collection of original song material. With an emphasis on clever song-craft, this band's songs draw from a myriad of influences: from The Beatles to Ween, Zappa to Grateful Dead, Dr. Dog to Wilco, Bob Dylan to Leonard Cohen, Eastern music to Experimentalism, Slip's music cannot be pigeonholed, their art cannot be framed. Known for their addictive, high-energy shows, their music has been described as "Psychedelic Experimental Folk-Rockin' Mind Expanding Knifetastic Brainfood."

In a live setting, these well-crafted songs are further augmented by the band's penchant for organized musical chaos and unparalleled improvisational skills. Sporting an almost telepathic, synergistic connection, Slip Madigan thrives on delving into the musically unknown. Precision, a sense of abandon, and musical blasphemy are guaranteed. Slip Madigan's lineup consists of Ryan McDonough (Guitars), Wade Benford (Keys), Brad Robbins (Bass), Jay Stewart (Percussion), and RJ Acanfora (Drum Set), although their studio recordings make use of many additional instruments such as piano, synthesizers, mandolin, banjo, car doors, and hand claps.

As they expand their range throughout the Northeast, you can catch Slip Madigan in various cities throughout New York and Pennsylvania, and at numerous festivals such as the Sterling Stage FolkFest, Utica Music and Arts Fest, Spirit in The Sky, and The Weekend Off. Slip Madigan: coming soon to a brain near you!